“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
As creatives we can have a tendency to go big or home. The big album. The big art show. The big dance number. The big sprawling novel.
Certainly, there will be times when these kinds of larger, encompassing artistic displays are necessary.
But I think we can be just as fulfilled working on more bite-sized chunks of creativity as well.
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The new book For the Creative Soul in all of us!
15 years in the making, this book covers all the phases of living a creative life.
How to Get Creative
The How, the What and most importantly, the Why! 12 lessons on how to be more creative in your life.
How to Get Better
The next steps, how to get past mediocrity, and get where you want to be. 10 steps to get there, including how I got there.
How to Live Creative
You’re creative sure, but what about the rest of the world. 10 ways to help you deal with your creativity in regards to your your family, friends, and the daily grind.
How to Succeed as a Creative
What is success for us artistic types? We dive deep with a dozen lessons on defining what success is for you, and then how to achieve it.
How to Work Creative
Now the hard part, how do you make a career out of being creative? And do you really want to put your financial and family’s future in the balance by making a living as a creative?
Each chapter includes a closing lesson that I learned in actually doing this through 40 years of wandering, wondering, waning, and winning as a creative soul.
As far back as I remember, I have always searched through bookstores (both real and now online too) for books that could lead me to new vistas of creativity. Whether it was a music book, a creative devotional, a business book, or whatever, I always rejoiced when I found that book I could dig into and let it speak to me. It was (and still is) a treasure hunt to find a new resource that can get me thinking new thoughts, trying new things, and feed my creative soul.
My hope is this will be that kind for book for you.
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“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” – Woodrow Wilson
Are you missing the vision of your life? Are you so busy making a living, watching TV, or playing around that you are not seeking the grander vision God has for you?
Think about what you would like to experience in your life – the goals, the aspirations, and your heart’s desire. Isn’t it time in your life to make that vision a reality?
You can you know? You can stop dreaming. You can stop mindlessly walking through life working and waking and working again.