Publication date: January 22, 2018
Publisher: Career Press
Paperback: 192 Pages
Anna Sabino is an artist, but certainly not a starving one. She wasn’t born into a wealthy family, didn’t inherit money from a distant relative, and doesn’t have a rich husband. But she made it as an entrepreneur, as a single woman, and most importantly, as an artist.
In Your Creative Career, she shows her fellow artists and creatives how to build a business that reflects their talent and true calling while generating serious cash. Whether the goal is to build an empire and be financially free, create a lifestyle business, or just to have more time, Your Creative Career guides you through every aspect of creative entrepreneurship.
If you want to start your creative career, transition into it, or give it a boost, this book is a must read that features:
- Proven systems and strategies to create ideally priced products that keep selling.
- The importance of going through all the steps of making it from idea inception and execution to branding and distribution.
- The importance of transitioning from artistic solitude to collaborative, creative entrepreneurship.
- The most effective marketing and PR methods adjusted to the new reality of short attention spans and information overload.
In Your Creative Career, Anna Sabino introduces the reader to a motivational path towards a creative career.
Based on her experience as a creative entrepreneur, the author’s advice is always honest and encouraging, but she does not sell impossible dreams. For the “aspiring” entrepreneur, to pursue a creative job and start living by his/her own rules, commitment is the keyword.
I found this book very inspirational and positive. There are many points that I appreciated and made me reflect on. Anna Sabino highlights that choosing a creative career is always a work in progress and a risky path, where consistency and determination matter more than passion and talent. Anna also shows the reader how being resilient and confident helps the entrepreneur face challenges and deal with failure. The same failure that usually represents a constant in the creative career could teach a valuable lesson and help change directions if needed.
“It takes courage to live the life you want especially because we are surrounded by those who settled. We need to have the drive within and instead of being inspired by others, we have to be inspired by our dreams. Some will keep dreaming and others who will start living their dreams.”
This book deserves four out of five stars.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author through NetGalley. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.
About the author
Anna Sabino is the designer behind the jewelry brand Lucid New York, which she started after leaving her Wall Street career. Her jewelry collections are sold in more than 100 stores all over the world and have been featured in People StyleWatch, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan. Sabino is a contributor to HuffPost and Medium and is a certified career coach. She speaks and leads workshops focusing on growing your creative business, generating multiple streams of income, and working remotely.
Read more about Anna ON HER WEBSITE
“While readers will have to look elsewhere for advice on the more nitty-gritty details of running a business, they will find worthwhile information on a mindful approach to creative entrepreneurship here. An unusual, conversational, and valuable manual for prospective business owners.” –Kirkus Review ― Reviews
“Anna Sabino is the perfect coach and cheerleader, deftly guiding you throughout the process of building a creative career. She provides inspiring insights and actionable recommendations that will set you on your way to an authentic and meaningful career.” –Tina Seelig, international best-selling author of inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity and Creativity Rules ― Reviews
“Anna Sabino is a passionate and beautiful person. Your Creative Career lays out the path for you to follow.” –Benjamin Hardy, 2016 #1 Medium contributor, author of Willpower Doesn’t Work ― Reviews
“Your Creative Career is both refreshing and accessible. Anna has the rare gift of telling good stories while also focusing on the essential takeaways. If you know there’s something better out there somewhere, but aren’t sure how to find it… read this book!” –Chris Guillebeau, New York Times best-selling author of Side Hustle and The $100 Startup ― Reviews