I recently had the pleasure of interviewing my friend Dan Blank about his new book. Dan is a soulful maestro at helping creative people bring their work into the world.
Dan’s book, Be the Gateway: A Practical Guide to Sharing Your Work and Engaging an Audience is wonderful for anyone who those who want their creative work to get out into the world and make a difference.
If you want to share your voice and inspire people with your writing, art, craft, or creative idea, you have to be the gateway for them. Instead of throwing products out into the marketplace, you open them up to a new way of looking at the world, of knowing themselves, and connecting with others. You unlock new experiences for them — not just through what you create, but through the unique way in which you share it with the world.
Too often we think about the creative process as being separate from the marketing process. Instead, view them as the same. Replace the inclination to promote with the desire to share and engage. How and why you create is a story — and is the best asset you can use to truly engage people. Be the Gateway shows you how to use that gift with joy and confidence.
My interview with Dan reveals insights about his process with writing and publishing this book that inspired me. Enjoy the audio or video of the interview below.
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What did this interview inspire in you? Leave a comment below for me and Dan!