Ignore Everybody: And 39 Other Keys to Creativity

  • 2h 22s
  • Hugh MacLeod
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2009

Hugh MacLeod's acclaimed blog Gaping Void draws 1.5 million visitors a month, and his book, How to Be Creative, has been downloaded more than a million times. In Ignore Everybody, he expands his thoughts about unleashing creativity in a world that often thwarts it.

In this Audiobook

  • 1. Ignore everybody.
  • 2. The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to be yours
  • 3. Put the hours in.
  • 4. Good ideas have lonely childhoods.
  • 5. If your business plan depends on suddenly being “discovered” by some big…
  • 6. Your are responsible for your own experience.
  • 7. Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten.
  • 8. Keep your day job.
  • 9. Companies that squelch creativity can no longer compete with companies that…
  • 10. Everybody has their own private Mount Everest they were put on this earth…
  • 11. The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props.
  • 12. Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether.
  • 13. If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.
  • 14. Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside.
  • 15. Dying young is overrated.
  • 16. The most important thing a creative person can learn professionally is…
  • 17. The world is changing.
  • 18. Merit can be bought. Passion can't.
  • 19. Avoid the Watercooler Gang.
  • 20. Sing in your own voice.
  • 21. The choice of media is irrelevant.
  • 22. Selling out is harder than it looks.
  • 23. Nobody cares. Do it for yourself.
  • 24. Worrying about “Commerical vs. Artistic” is a complete waste of time.
  • 25. Don't worry about finding inspiration. It comes eventually.
  • 26. You have to find your own shtick.
  • 27. Write from the heart.
  • 28. The best way to get approval is not to need it.
  • 29. Power is never given. Power is taken.
  • 30. Whatever choice you make, the Devil gets his due eventually.
  • 31. The hardest part of being creative is getting used to it.
  • 32. Remain frugal.
  • 33. Allow your work to age with you.
  • 34. Being Poor Sucks.
  • 35. Beware of turning hobbies into jobs.
  • 36. Savor obscurity while it lasts.
  • 37. Start blogging.
  • 38. Meaning scales, people don't
  • 39. When your dreams become reality, they are no longer your dreams.
  • 40. None of this is rocket science.