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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Suppose...
by Brené Brown

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English

Pages

158

Publication Date

September 20, 2010

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When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we <i>are </i>worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Gifts of Imperfection</i>—which has sold <b>more than 2 million copies </b>in more than <b>30 different languages, </b>and <i>Forbes </i>recently named <b>one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life"</b>—we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.<BR><BR>A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts”  are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.<BR> <BR> Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.
The War of Art
by Steven Pressfield

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

November 11, 2011

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Think of The War of Art as tough love... for yourself.<br /><br />Since 2002, The War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat "Resistance"; to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers and to silence the naysayers within us.Resistance kicks everyone's butt, and the desire to defeat it is equally as universal. The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.Though it was written for writers, it has been embraced by business entrepreneurs, actors, dancers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, military service members and thousands of others around the world.<br /><br />"As I closed The War of Art, I felt a surge of positive calm. I now know I can win this war. And if I can win, so can you." - From the foreword by Robert McKee, screenwriting guru"<br /><br />[The War of Art] aims to help readers channel creative energy, unlock potential and overcome the fears that stop us from reaching our fullest potential. With courage, following the right formula and working hard, the book proposes that passion can be turned into purpose." - Ellen Degeneres book pick<br /><br />"Resistance is the voice in the back of our head telling us to back off, be careful, go slow, compromise. . . . [Steve Pressfield is] the godfather of the resistance, the five-star general in the war against fear." - Seth Godin<br /><br />"A vital gem . . . a kick in the ass." - Esquire<br /><br />"I've never read a self help book that wasn't fatuous, obvious and unhelpful. Until The War of Art. It's amazingly cogent and smart on the psychology of creation. If I ever teach a writing course this would be one of the first books I'd assign, along with the letters of Flannery O'Connor." - Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City and Brightness Falls<br /><br />"Yes, The War of Art is hell. But Steven Pressfield is our Clausewitz who shows how you too can battle against The Four Horsemen of The Apologetic: sloth, inertia, rationalization and procrastination. Shakespeare, Rembrandt and Beethoven all are proof of what you can do with talent and General Pressfield." - Frank Deford, author and NPR commentator<br /><br />"A marvelous help for anybody who has ever encountered the resistance of a blank page, an empty canvas or an unyielding musical scale." <br />- Stan Berenstein, co-creator of The Berenstein Bears<br /><br />Steven Pressfield is the author of the novels The Legend of Bagger Vance (made into the movie starring Matt Damon and Will Smith), Gates of Fire, Tides of War, Last of the Amazons, Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, Killing Rommel, and The Profession. His nonfiction includes The War of Art, The Warrior Ethos, and the upcoming Turning Pro. His books are included in the curriculum at West Point and the Naval Academy, and are on the Commandant's Reading List for the Marine Corps. <br /><br />In 2012, Pressfield will launch his independent publishing company, BLACK IRISH BOOKS with his longtime editor, agent, publisher, and friend, Shawn Coyne.
The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition
by Julia Cameron

Language

English

Pages

267

Publication Date

March 04, 2002

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<p><b>"Without <i>The Artist's Way</i>, there would have been no <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>.” —Elizabeth Gilbert</b></p><p><b>The Artist’s Way</b> is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today<b>—</b>or perhaps even more so<b>—</b>than it was when it was first published twenty five years ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of <b>The Artist’s Way</b> and shares additional insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes <b>The Artist’s Way</b> for today's creatives.</p>
Life as a Masterpiece: Design and Live a Life You Love Today
by Cathy Christen

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English

Pages

193

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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Time is a limited resource. We all only have a certain number of minutes, hours, and days to turn our dreams into reality. Stop wasting precious moments, and start putting your mind, body, and spirit into achieving your full potential.After a car accident almost claimed her life, Cathy Christen decided to devote her passion and talents to helping others get their goals out of their heads, enact their desires, understand their importance, use their setbacks as fuel, and plan for their ideal life. In Life as a Masterpiece, she draws on inspiring true stories and simple exercises, habits, and schedules to jump-start you on your path toward fulfillment—from discovering your vision, to crafting your masterplan, to solidifying your success.Despite life’s ups and downs, you can elevate to your highest potential. It’s time to make a change—and embark on the most rewarding journey of your life.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
by Elizabeth Gilbert

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English

Pages

285

Publication Date

September 22, 2015

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<b>The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller<br /><br />"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar<br /><br />From the worldwide bestselling author of <i>Eat Pray Love</i>: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of</b>.<br />  <br /> Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work,  embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, <i>Big Magi</i>c cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
You Are A Genius!: How To Master The Secrets Of The Creative Elit...
by Doc Bates

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English

Pages

222

Publication Date

October 25, 2018

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You Are A Genius! is a guide to summoning the creative genius within. If you are passionate about stimulating your creativity and kicking it into the stratosphere, this book will show you the way. Whether you are a composer, writer, cake decorator, painter, choreographer, entrepreneur, or graphic designer, the strategies and skills demonstrated in this book will improve your output and accelerate your creativity to the stars and beyond. Get ready for an entertaining read full of both wit and practicum, and prepare to be amazed... with yourself.
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the ...
by , Amy Wallace

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

April 08, 2014

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<b><b><b>From a co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios—the Academy Award–winning studio behind <i>Coco, Inside Out, </i>and <i>Toy Story</i>—comes an incisive book about creativity in business and leadership for readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath.</b></b><br /><br /> <b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>The Huffington Post</i> • <i>Financial Times</i> • <i>Success</i> • <i>Inc.</i> • <i>Library Journal</i></b><br /><br /></b><i>Creativity, Inc.</i> is a manual for anyone who strives for originality and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about creativity—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.”<br /><br /> For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the <i>Toy Story</i> trilogy, <i>Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, WALL-E, </i>and <i>Inside Out, </i>which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really <i>is</i>. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable.<br /><br /> As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his co-founding Pixar in 1986. Nine years later, <i>Toy Story</i> was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on leadership and management philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as:<br /><br /> • Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better.<br /> • If you don’t strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. <br /> • It’s not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It’s the manager’s job to make it safe for others to take them.<br /> • The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. <br /> • A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody.
Addiction, Procrastination, and Laziness: A Proactive Guide to th...
by Roman Gelperin

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English

Pages

123

Publication Date

September 16, 2017

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<h2> Learn to Take Control of Your Life, Through an In-Depth Understanding of Motivation: </h2><br /><strong>What is motivation?</strong> Why do we feel totally paralyzed to do certain things, and utterly unable to quit others? Too many people conclude, falsely, that they are just lazy, or lacking in willpower. But what they lack is a correct understanding of their own minds, of motivation, and the way that it operates.<br /><br />This book is a self-help manual and a rigorous analysis of the psychology of motivation. It will teach you to stop procrastinating, kick your addictions, circumvent laziness, take control of your actions, and achieve your goals, by thoroughly understanding the way your mind works. In it, you’ll learn: <br /><br />• What is the nature of motivation, on its deepest psychological level<br /><br />• Why addiction and procrastination are two sides of the same coin<br /><br />• Why there’s no fundamental difference between a physical and psychological addiction<br /><br />• Why willpower is rarely the solution to anything<br /><br />• Why and how emotions motivate<br /><br />You’ll also learn fifteen powerful strategies for motivating yourself, why they work, and how to apply them to your own life. By the end of this book, you’ll possess all the tools you need to take firm control of your daily existence.
Find Your Passion: 25 Questions You Must Ask Yourself
by Henri Junttila

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English

Pages

85

Publication Date

June 19, 2013

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<h2>Are You Ready to Finally Find Your Passion?</h2><br />What if you could say bye bye to confusion? What if you had a way to uncover what you were truly meant to do?<br /><br />In <b><i>Find Your Passion: 25 Questions You Must Ask Yourself</i></b> you'll discover a powerful set of questions that will help you do exactly that.<br /><br />I've been helping people find and follow their passion for over a decade, and some of the things I've discovered are weird, surprising, and fascinating all at the same time.<br /><br />In this book, I share a simple process that will help you gain more clarity, and access the answers that were always waiting within you.<br /><br />Here's a taste of what you'll discover when you read this book:<br /><br /><ul><li>How <b>your definition of passion stops you</b> from living the life you want</li><br /><li>A simple way to <u>connect to your inner wisdom</u> (and get the guidance you need)</li><br /><li>How to discover if <b>you're on the right track</b> (or on the wrong track)</li><br /><li>Tap into your personality to <i>uncover your true passion</i> and purpose</li><br /><li>Why using negativity can dramatically <b>increase the positivity</b> in your life</li><br /><li>How to <u>activate</u> the creative problem solving powers of your brain</li><br /><li>Uncovering <i>what's really holding you back</i> from getting what you want</li><br /><li>A powerful exercise that will help you <b>easily overcome challenges</b> in your life</li></ul><br />When you're done reading, you'll have the answers you need, and you'll know how to take the next step toward your dream life.<br /><br /><h2>Pick up your copy by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!</h2>
The Idea: The Seven Elements of a Viable Story for Screen, Stage ...
by Erik Bork

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English

Pages

137

Publication Date

September 03, 2018

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THE IDEA is a manual for conquering the most important part of the screenwriting or fiction writing process — the first part. Most writers rush too quickly through choosing a story idea, so they can dive into writing it. And it’s the biggest reason most projects don’t move forward in the marketplace: producers and editors are underwhelmed by the central concept. Multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning screenwriter/producer Erik Bork (HBO’S Band of Brothers) explains the seven key ingredients in stories that have a chance of selling and reaching a wide audience – in any genre or medium.

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