Top 10 Books for Creative Entrepreneurs
This blog post has me excited. So much so that I could barely sleep last night in anticipation of waking up this morning to write it. I'm excited for what it means for me. And I'm even more excited for what it means for you, the reader. It is the sum of a learning experience far greater than any lesson plan a school could outline, greater than any in office meeting you will attend. It is the result of acting on a dream.
Over the last year, I have done everything in my power to prepare and equip myself both as a photographer and professor by seeking as much knowledge as I possibly could. This meant attending every artist or entrepreneur event that I could like Creative Mornings San Diego, speaking with all of my past and present mentors while building relationships with new ones, listening to podcasts in ear at the gym or during commutes, and reading every piece of relevant literature I could get my hands on. I became increasingly more dedicated to my craft, allowing me improve my work flow, diversify, and grow my business steadily over the course of the year. Not only did the result make me a better photographer, but a better teacher in the process. I became the type of professor I always wanted. I became dedicated to The Now rather than regurgitating and recycling old lectures. I learned every students' best way to learn and emphasized their strengths. I led with a guiding hand in the pursuit of their unique passion. I sought relevant information and applied it to offer better, stronger, and resonating advice.
This past year has been one of the biggest learning experiences for me resulting in an explosion of knowledge, confidence, and experience. Through my pursuit, I have devoured over 40+ books and pulled out a selection of them for you here.
The following reads are my top selection of books read during the course of 2016, how they have helped me, and why I am recommending them to you. All links to purchase the books are provided at the end of the blog via amazon.com.
And for those of you who feel like there is no way I have the time to finish all these books I have one word for you. Audible.