Good coffee matters. But unfortunately, too many makers of coffee simply want to sell more coffee and too many people want instant gratification. The upshot of all of this is that good coffee is a rarity. Making something great takes time and effort and I’m not sure we really understand this.
Hi I’m Larry G. Maguire, Artist & Writer.
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The Artist’s Manifesto
The Artist’s Manifesto is for Storymakers – creative people. It is your call to return to the passion of your craft, your creative works, to create beautiful and unique things purely for the sake of it. It asks you to disregard the need for recognition and applause, and instead embrace your true creative spirit. This is the only way we can find true success in our work. Enter your details to download your free copy.
The New Podcast For Creatives
Larry presents The Larb, a weekly podcast for creatives. Every week you’ll get a new episode discussing the creative process, how to find and build your audience, how to market your work online and how to find creative success while staying true to the art. If you are a small business owner or a creative who’s thinking about it, this show is for you.
With the advance of artificial intelligence many jobs you and I now do will be lost to more efficient machines. But it might not all be bad. Imagine receiving a regular income from the state to pursue your artistic endeavours at your leisure. No more stress and pressure to work for a living. Your sense of self-worth is no longer linked to income or role in the workforce. Idealistic? Maybe.
When Did Work Become A Curse? Why is work such a drag for so many? Why is it that Sunday night is a dread in anticipation of Monday morning and why does Monday morning signal the start of another dreary week doing things we don’t like doing? This week on The Larb I’m looking at how work became such a curse on so many people, entire societies in fact.
I’ve written before about how some of the most significant experiences of my life to date have come about all of their own accord. At least on reflection that’s how it appears. Sure, I was involved in those experiences, I was there from the start, if there was in fact a start. But there were many apparent micro events that conspired to make those experiences come about and I had no direct hand in them. I can see this now as a common thread in everything.
Hey folks how are you getting on? Welcome to episode number six of The Larb. This is the podcast show for artists, creatives, creative people, creative entrepreneurs you might say. This week in episode six I’m taking a look at the secret to success. It’s something I’ve written about quite a bit on larrygmaguire.com, and this week my partner in conversation, Tom Carter and I get into a conversation about this.