Build your base

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Moving Beyond Scarcity, Working Toward Abundance

We tell ourselves stories that guide our decisions, interactions, and how we see our work and the world. In this workshop, we’ll be exploring the stories of scarcity and abundance.

In what ways is the story of scarcity affecting how we create, collaborate, and offer our work? How might acting from a story of abundance change things? How might it improve them?

Across the decade that Sam Killermann has been a professional full-time artist, he’s been asking himself these same questions. The answers have led him to do things like uncopyright his work (including his books), offer his speaking and performing within the gift economy (letting clients decide the price), and open-sourcing everything he does.

In this workshop, experience that decade distilled to a few key moments. We’ll clarify what we mean by scarcity vs. abundance, identify the ways those themes show up in our daily work, grapple with the fears that lie under the surface, and make actionable plans for transitioning stories (baby steps and big leaps over the precipice are all welcome).

You should attend this workshop if you want to write a new story for how you create.


After this workshop, attendees will:

  • Understand the differences between the stories of scarcity and abundance
  • Recognize ways those stories shape their work and life
  • Have a repeatable process for working through their fears
  • Name at least one meaningful change they can make to improve how they create

Experience Level Needed for Workshop

No previous knowledge or experience needed

Session Details

Saturday, September 21st, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM at Sky Candy, Hyrrokkin Studio