PK 110: How to Hustle in Your Art Career – Interview With Jonas Koffler, Co-author of Hustle

Should you learn how to hustle in your art career? In this podcast, Jonas Koffler, co-author of New York bestseller, Hustle, reveals exactly how to propel your career forwards as an artist.

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I think that the main thing is just to do something. Doing nothing, or overthinking it or over-planning it…all those things are an insidious trap.

~ Jonas Koffler

Should you learn how to hustle in your art career?

In this week鈥檚 podcast interview, Jonas Koffler, co-author of New York Times bestseller, Hustle, explains what it really means to find and create opportunities as an artist.

You鈥檒l learn why 鈥榟ustle鈥 isn鈥檛 a dirty word, how a simple change of mindset can make a huge difference to your success as an artist, and how to leave the myth of 鈥榯he starving artist鈥 behind once and for all鈥?/p>

How to Hustle in Your Art Career…Without Feeling Awkward

If you鈥檝e ever wondered how to hustle in your art career, or even if you should, Jonas Koffler has got some advice for you.

And that鈥檚 to stop feeling guilty or 鈥榮ales-y鈥 about putting yourself out there. To stop letting the quest for perfection stop you in your tracks.

And, most importantly, to forget about the myth of the 鈥榮tarving artist鈥 once and for all.

As co-author of New York Times bestseller, Hustle, he鈥檚 learned a thing or two during his research.

He鈥檚 spoken to countless artists (both successful and struggling), and applied his own knowledge and that of his high-flying fellow writers, Neil Patel and Patrick Vlaskovits, to the art world.

He says: 鈥淗ustle is sometimes seen as a dirty word, but it really means 鈥榯o shake things up鈥?

“We re-defined it as a decisive movement towards a goal, however indirect, by which the motion itself manufactures luck, surfaces hidden opportunities, and charges our lives with more money, meaning, and momentum.

鈥淚f we reflect back on history, there is this romantic notion of being comfortable as a starving artist and that creativity only comes through suffering.

“Well, to some degree that might be true, but it鈥檚 not the be-all and end-all. Based on our research, this myth of the starving artist; this idea of holding success in contempt, has really influenced a lot of artists in the wrong way.鈥滭/p>

So what are the main themes explored in Hustle and how can you make success happen?

Jonas explains: 鈥淣umber 1 is that it鈥檚 not about putting your head down and running through a wall. It鈥檚 not simply about grit and grime.

“Number 2 is that making art is a grind – we are at war every time we enter the studio, and one of the key things we recommend to people is to start small and just spend 10 minutes experimenting at first.

“So, instead of trying to produce the perfect work in a very confined period, let鈥檚 allow ourselves to forget perfection, suspend judgement, and work through it.鈥滭strong>Here are some of the questions we asked Jonas Koffler聽on how to hustle in your art career…

  1. How is hustling different to the daily grind?聽(06:26 – 09:36)
  2. How do you rise above rejection?聽(13:03 – 16:30)聽
  3. How do you get the momentum you need?聽(16:31 – 22:11)
  4. What new things can you try as an artist?聽(24:34 – 30:59)

We hope聽this week’s podcast interview with Jonas Koffler聽helps teach you everything you need to know about how to聽hustle in your art career.

It’s amazing how just making a small change to your mindset can have such a huge impact upon your success.

So, if you enjoyed this podcast,聽why not leave us a comment below? We’d love to know what you guys think 馃檪

Here’s to your art and to your success!

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