The Creative Habit
Learn It And Use It For Life
Paperback ISBN: 0743235274
A guide to unlocking creative potential provides exercises, anecdotes, and advice for evaluating one's creative history, finding creative stimulation through activity, and making time for creative change.
The Gifts of Imperfection
Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
Paperback ISBN: 159285849x
Each day we face a barrage of images and ideas--from society and the media--telling us who we should be. We are led to believe that if we look perfect, live perfect, and do everything perfectly, we'd no longer struggle with feelings of inadequacy. Ironically, it's the pursuit of perfection that fuels the message 'never good enough.' In The Gifts of Imperfection, BrenÃ© Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W., the leading expert on shame, reveals that it is actually ourimperfections and vulnerabilities that connect us to one another as human beings andmake us who we are. We are naturally drawn to those we view asauthentic, real, and down-to-earth. It makes sense, then, that weshould stop reaching for something 'better' and, instead, strive tobe who we are, fully owning every aspect of ourselves. This fresh 52-week guide can be read as a year-long program of WholeHearted living or by topic - whatever is the most meaningful for each reader. Brown engages our hearts, minds, and spirits in finding the beauty of authenticity and evolving our self-perceptions through fifteen guideposts that emerged from her latest groundbreaking research. Each guidepost is illustrated with essays, stories, inspiring quotes, meditations, and dynamic creative exercises designed to help us develop the skills to accept our vulnerabilities with compassion and practice loving-kindness toward ourselves and others.
Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery
Paperback ISBN: 1451629249
Looks at creativity and mastery in the arts, science, and business, as well as the sometimes surprising ways that they are achieved through serendipity, failure, simple determination, and hard work.
What's Your Creative Type?
Harness the Power of Your Artistic Personality
Paperback ISBN: 1580056377
"The greatest creators in human history--from Mozart to Meryl Streep, Jackson Pollock to Jay-Z -- don't just have talent--they also understand their motivations for pursuing art. What's Your Creative Type? helps artists do the same in a fun and witty way. Stepping away from the hyper-focus on how people create, What's Your Creative Type? instead explores why. By identifying your creative motivation type, you'll be able to find renewed energy, overcome creative blocks, and release the artist within. Drawing from creativity theory and personality typology, each chapter of the book is devoted to a creative type, from the A-Lister seeking recognition to the Activist who wants to change the world. What's Your Creative Type? is peppered with pop-culture studies of famous artists and illustrates each type with entertaining examples from legendary figures. Whether you're a seasoned artist or writer in search of inspiration or simply looking to explore your budding creative talents and motivations, What's YourCreative Type? has fresh and reliable advice and insight for you"--
The Back of the Napkin
Solving Problems and Selling Ideas With Pictures
Paperback ISBN: 1591842697
Explaining how everybody is born with an innate talent for visual thinking, a guide to enhancing analytical skills by building up one's intrinsic abilities is a primer for business leaders on how to develop ideas and enable faster results using to-the-point visual methods. 30,000 first printing.
1 Page at a Time
A Daily Creative Companion
Paperback ISBN: 0399167358
Things are what you make of them Every day is a chance to create something new for yourself. Put down your phone and pick up a pencil. Give yourself some space. The Internet will still be there. Start with one page at a time, and you’ll be surprised at just how much you can create. Each of the 365 prompts in 1 Page at a Time will encourage you to draw, write, list, reflect, and share. This book is your new best friend. Let’s get started!
Catching the Big Fish
Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity
Hardcover ISBN: 1585425400
A three-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker offers insight into his methods as an artist, discussing his long-time commitment to the practice of Transcendental Meditation, his metaphorical creative process, and the ways in which he interacts with his surrounding world.
The Art of Noticing
131 Ways to Spark Creativity, Find Inspiration, and Discover Joy in the Everyday
Hardcover ISBN: 0525521240
Complemented with creativity-sparking illustrations, a thought-provoking gift book by the author of Buying In shares dozens of playful exercises for promoting mental clarity, improving listening skills and rediscovering one's passions.
A More Beautiful Question
The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas
Paperback ISBN: 1632861054
"The Harvard Business Review looked at 300 of the most creative, successful executives in business and found that they shared a number of tendencies and characteristics, but one stood out at the top of the list--they all were master questioners. It's notnecessity, but a question--a "beautiful" question--that is the mother of invention. The world's leading innovators, inventors, business entrepreneurs, and creative minds, seem to be exceptionally good at asking questions. For some, their greatest successes--their breakthrough inventions, hot startup companies, the radical solutions they'd found to stubborn problems--could be traced to a "beautiful" question, or series of questions, they'd formulated and then answered. Innovator and writer Warren Berger, who's been asking questions his entire life, brilliantly captures these innovative query-makers to try and determine what makes a question particularly beautiful, from Tim Westegren wondering how to "map the DNA of music," a project that would grow into the wildly successful Pandora internet radio service, to Abby Brown, creating a school desk with a raised seat as she thought about how she could accommodate some fidgeting students. As A More Beautiful Question will illustrate, whether we're solving toughpersonal or professional problems, rejuvenating businesses, or schools, or government, or re-inventing the ways we live... it all begins with asking the right questions"--