The Craftsman Creative Manifesto is everything I've learned about the principles behind starting, running, and growing a business, and I wrote it to help YOU on your journey to becoming a professional creative.
The mindset behind a Craftsman creative is wildly different from that of a "hustler" or someone who could be defined as "entitled".
It embodies integrity, hard work, curiosity, systems, and faith.
A craftsman takes pride in the work, letting the money come as they improve their craft and make progress on their work and their business.
A Craftsman also values autonomy, freedom, passion, stability, discipline, humility, and more.
This manifesto outlines and defines what a Craftsman creative is, why it's more important now than ever before to take on the values of a craftsman when it comes to your work, and how it can help you take your art, your passion, and turn it into a business that works, no matter what size or how quickly it scales.
Who This Book Is For
If you see yourself as an artist or a creative and have tried to figure out how to turn your passion into your career but haven't been able to find a clear path forward, this book is that first step.
It will help you understand the journey ahead and guide you through those early stages to get off on the right foot and be the best prepared you can be going into the next steps of starting and growing a business that works.
About The Author
I'm Daren Smith, a film & TV producer based in Provo Utah. I'm also a writer, and this is my most recent book written specifically for artists and creatives.
I have been a professional creative for over 12 years and currently own my own media production company. I've also been a consultant and coach for other creatives and for businesses who need help telling their story and getting clarity on the path toward achieving their goals.
I'm a husband and father of 3 young boys who I hope to inspire to one day become Craftsman in whatever endeavor they choose.