"The Creative Habit" by Twyla Tharp : Book Summary
NOTE—THIS IS AN AUDIOBOOK SUMMARY OF THE FOLLOWING BOOK:
The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use it For Life
by Twyla Tharp
As a world-renowned creative artist, Twyla Tharp knows what it takes to cultivate habits for a lifetime of success. Throughout her career as a dance choreographer, Twyla has been awarded both Emmy and Tony awards, crafted a highly praised Broadway musical and developed over one hundred dances for ballet companies around the world. Now, she shares her secrets for a successful creative life in her book, The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use it For Life.
Throughout the book, Twyla pulls back the curtain on her own journey to success through creative fulfillment and the habits it took her to make it a reality. Within the text she offers insight, real world advice and plenty of inspiration for anyone seeking to find a new level of success and satisfaction in their creative endeavors.
This book is packed with actionable advice and dozens of exercises for putting it all into practice. The Creative Habit might’ve been written by an artist, but the Big Ideas are applicable to pretty much anyone doing anything — artists, writers, entrepreneurs and anyone who wants get out of a creative rut and create their best work now.
Here’s what you’ll learn about in this book summary:
– What it takes to prepare yourself to be creative.
– How everyone can find ways to tap into their creativity to create incredible work.
– Strategies to cultivate a successful creative habit.
– Why ‘getting an A in failure’ is essential for achieving a fulfilling creative life.
– The process of setting up daily routines to unleash your fullest creativity.
– And much, much more...
ORIGINAL AUDIOBOOK DESCRIPTION:
All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with 32 practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable 35-year career.
In "Where's Your Pencil?" Tharp reminds you to observe the world - and get it down on paper. In "Coins and Chaos", she gives you an easy way to restore order and peace. In "Do a Verb", she turns your mind and body into coworkers. In "Build a Bridge to the Next Day", she shows you how to clean the clutter from your mind overnight.
Tharp leads you through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts and into productive grooves. The wide-open realm of possibilities can be energizing, and Twyla Tharp explains how to take a deep breath and begin....