Episode Date April 22, 2021
Featured Guest Mason Currey
Featured Book "The Magic Mountain" by Thomas Mann

Episode Summary

Mason Currey reading from Mann’s ‘The Magic Mountain’ and discussing what allows creativity to happen.

What does it take to start working towards a worthy goal? A goal that’s thrilling, important and daunting. Author Mason Currey might have an answer. Actually, answers. Mason’s writing focuses on the lives and routines of many renowned, creative minds. As a creative mind himself, he shares with listeners his process and the many elements involved in producing ambitious and creative work.

Mason reads two pages from the book ‘The Magic Mountain’ by Thomas Mann. [reading begins at 4:23]

Michael and Mason talk about:

  • How mortality affects the way we show up in the world [10:53]
  • Transitioning into another world [13:48]
  • Rituals that allow creativity to flourish [16:30]
  • “Inspiration comes through your work rather than the other way around.” [17:38]
  • Sharing your work with others: how to be fragile but not shattered [18:29]
  • Art gets stronger when it’s beaten [20:15]

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Mason Currey books | Daily Rituals: Women at Work | Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

Thomas Mann | The Magic Mountain

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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