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
Chase told his story, the good the bad and the ugly. He is so relatable. He also told of how we can do better and keep going and learning our craft and that we don't have any excuses. Either we want to do it or we don't.
I feel like I need to say this, I hope this ...more
At the end of the Book, Chase says he wrote this book for himself. That comes across in many ways. It’s not just a how to book. It also tells compelling stories that are directly tied to his work and what he has done for the last several years. I wouldn’t call myself creative before reading this book, but I call myself creative after reading it.
"Only by embracing your innate creativity will you begin to see the life you are truly capable of creating for yourself"
If you're not familiar with Chase, ...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
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
Thanks Chase Jarvis for writing this masterpiece.
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.
This is a well written book, especially when one considers that this was his first book of this type. It's partly a love letter to creativity, partly an argument as to why he thinks creativity and creating are both trodden down in our culture and yet one of ...more
Chase Jarvis is humble, honest, genuine and really just wants to teach and promote creativity to all. He is honest about failure, and this was so refreshing from the "insta" feed we all get all the time with the "wins" not the ...more
Would give 5 stars if he didn’t constantly throw his business in every few pages. Respect the hustle and the need to let people know of his company and it’s success/how it can help, but I think it would feel less like he’s selling something to me if it were toned down a bit.