Creative Calling: Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World with Meaning, and Succeed in Work + Life
Life isn’t about “finding” fulfillment and success – it’s about creating it. Why then has creativity been given a back seat in our culture? No longer.
Creativity is a force inside every person that, when unleashed, transforms our lives and delivers vitality to everything we do. Establishing a creative practice is therefore our most valuable and urgent task - as important...more
What I was hoping for that it DIDN'T have was real, tangible juice to help bring my creative calling into actionable, daily practice other than, "Just do something, anything!" Which, I guess in ...more
– Chase Jarvis
Even since I went back to work after being a stay at home mom and I started struggling with making time for my creative interests, I have been searching for a book that both inspires me to pursue my creativity AND has practical and realistic advice for how to do it. THIS is that book.
Creative Calling not only inspires the reader to pursue their life’s calling, it actually provides ...more
But what he did was make Creative Live and I love that site. There are a lot of video course sites out there, but it is the best. And true to his beliefs, if you have internet but no money, ...more
If you loved Pressfield's "The War of Art," then this is your new manifesto for the new decade. It's part self-help, part how-to and part kick-in-the-ass.
"As your creative practices deepens and expands, you will experience a greater sense of direction over your own life. You will prove to ...more
His basic blueprint: I.D.E.A., stands for Imagine, Design, Execute and Amplify. The foundation of this program is to create a daily practice of creativity and allow that to grow and expand all the while fighting off the various distractions, naysayers and self doubt that can crop up.
I found the book inspiring as it motivated me to work on increasing my own creative ...more
For me, the most useful part of the book was the section about designing a life around creativity. While it is in many ways similar to most productivity advice, the focus on creativity really drove home a few solid points for me.
Definitely recommended for ...more
Full of useful ideas and actions to take to nurture and grow your creativity. This book is useful to those who want to be better amateur artists, professional artists, entrepreneurs. Jarvis points the way to finding the creator in each of us and living out of it at whatever level fits your unique circumstances. Fundamentally it is a call to create your life precisely within the circumstances you have been dealt.
Thanks Chase Jarvis for writing this masterpiece.