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 importa...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 va ...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 i ...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 yourse ...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.
The main idea being that creative work requires action. Jarvis provides poignant and funny insights and steps to make it happen. I found this useful as someone who wants to tap back into my creative ...more
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"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
I accept different opinions from other readers, but it fit my situation and needs simply perfectly.
Creativity is present in anything we do, and we all need to exercise it to be able to grow in every aspect of our lives. Chase shows us how to in an honest and brilliant way, without any of the BS we usually see in this kind of books.
I can't recommend this book enough, I would give 10 stars ...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 individ ...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.