“Real Artists Don’t Starve”


The book for review is “Real Artists Don’t Starve” by Jeff Goins

The phrase or notion that an artist is a starving artist is one we hear almost the minute we enter any field of creativity whether that is writing, music or painting.

Inside these pages you will find examples of people who have made it, but not just make it but make it big. They believed inside that they would be not a starving artist but a successful and productive one at that.

Some of the things you will read is that not of all you are born an artist, it is something that is cultivated. And if you ca get a person to mentor under the better for you, someone who you can learn from and grow before you go on your way.

Artists of any kind work better when they collaborate with like-minded people. Who better gets what you are going through? In time you will be able to go out and express yourself. But don’t take your work or yourself for granted. Don’t work for free. It took you time to get to this point, own your work and people will own it as well.

I’m a huge fan of Jeff Goins. When I first started reading I must admit I was a little let down for the examples given didn’t seem to fit me. The people inside the pages were doing well with their careers before jumping to what they really wanted to do, they had the finances to do so. I am neither so wasn’t sure how if this could apply to me. I’m glad I kept reading for it did give me ideas toward new steps. While I applied some of his ideas already it was nice to read new ones and in the amazing style of his I fell back in love with the book.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Posted in Book reivew, Jeff Goins, Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“Seven Money Types”

The book for review is “Seven Money Types: Discover How God Wired You To Handle Money” by Tommy Brown. This book falls in the genre of Business and Economics, personal finances and general.

How good are you with your money? Do you have enough to pay the bills with some left over to do what you want with it? Or are you living paycheck to paycheck? So you have a nice nest egg to rely on?

Enter “Seven Money Types” to help you with this. The way we handle our money can be found by seven members of the Bible. This includes Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Aaron and David. It boils down to them. The characteristics of these men can be related to how we feel and react to money.

Aspects and traits of each of us can be broken down. There is a clever questionnaire at the end of chapter 1 which will reveal to you which way you lean toward. It is possible to have traits of more than one of the seven when it comes to your finances. It is also possible for you to tie with a couple.

The chapters after is divided into each man and from there you can learn the spiritual meaning and your relationship with God and money, if it is faring well, needs help or is in dire need.

This was an interesting interpretation of the ties between God and money. Even if your quiz number leads you to only one or two of the chapters the others can give you some insight for sure.

Did I like it? I did. I liked how it shared the relationship you have with God and your money and my attitude and thoughts on money itself. It gave me pause as I reevaluated my finances.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Posted in "Seven Money Types" | Tagged | Leave a comment