December 29, 2016 by Eric Hanson General 2

Get to Work

I’ve been consuming a lot of Tim Ferriss knowledge/wisdom the last few months. On a hike over the summer my brother told me about a podcast in which *Tim Ferriss interviews the world’s most successful ________ (i.e. entertainers, athletes, investors, etc.) to get into their mindset and the minutiae of their daily habits and philosophies. It’s fascinating stuff. I can’t believe I wasn’t aware of his work earlier. I bought my brother a copy of his latest book, Tools of Titans, a hefty tome of distilled wisdom of all his 200+ interviews. I tried to speedread it in the four days leading up to Christmas, which was unsuccessful. So after Christmas, I bought myself a copy. As I read in front of a roaring fire last night, a nugget stood out to me from the musician Justin Boreta: “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us show up and get to work. (I believe) that things will grow out of the activity itself and you will – through work – bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great “art idea.’”

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