Summary of How to Overcome the 3 Fears Every Creative Faces

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How to Overcome the 3 Fears Every Creative Faces summary
Creative professionals, despite their passions for their work, are frequently gripped by three fears.


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Do you dream of escaping the rat race to pursue your creative side? Before giving up your day job, heed illustrator Christoph Niemann. He explains how fear often shrouds the career of a creative professional. Niemann juxtaposes grave words with witty illustrations to deliver a charming, offbeat talk that relays the realities creatives face as they struggle for their art. getAbstract suggests Niemann’s sage advice to innovators, freelancers and artists of all stripes.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why successful creative professionals are rarely happy in their work
  • How fear influences a creative life
  • What three areas of creative fear continually accompany creative lifestyles


Illustrator Christoph Niemann loves his job, but despite his passion, he often feels disillusioned by the drudgery of his work. So he examined his creative process and found that, like athletes, Niemann generated his best work when he exerted himself most and that he was skeptical of the quality of ...
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Illustrator Christoph Niemann has a diverse client list, including Time, The Museum of Modern Art and Google.

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