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.
** A Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Publishers Weekly Bestseller **
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 important to our well-being as exercise or nutrition.
The good news? Renowned artist, author, and CreativeLive founder, Chase Jarvis, reminds us that creativity isn't a skill—it's a habit available to everyone: beginners and lifelong creators, entrepreneurs to executives, astronauts to zookeepers, and everyone in between. Through small, daily actions we can supercharge our innate creativity and rediscover our personal power in life.
Whether your ambition is a creative career, completing a creative project, or simply cultivating a creative mindset, Creative Calling will unlock your potential via Jarvis’s memorable “IDEA” system:
· Imagine your big dream, whatever you want to create—or become—in this world.
· Design a daily practice that supports that dream—and a life of expression and transformation.
· Execute on your ambitious plans and make your vision real.
· Amplify your impact through a supportive community you’ll learn to grow and nurture.
My title almost read this book was necessary reading for creatives, but I realized that regardless of your perception of creativity, you need this book. It was the push I need to realign priorities, focus on my purpose, and get to work.
A must read
Chase addresses the issues that all creators and wanna-be creators will face as they pursue their creative calling in this very readable tome. It’s part “how to” and part biography. And it’s an investment of time that’s well worth it - if you’d like to pursue your creative calling. As an actor, broadcaster, and educator, I will be recommending this book often.
I think I highlighted the whole book!
Chase’s book is one of the most inspirational and actionable I’ve read about pursuing your creative work. He sets you up with a plan to do the work and share the work, while keeping an eye on your bigger picture. He dishes out personal stories that really help drive his points home too. I’ve been a fan of Creative Live and it was interesting and inspiring to hear more about Chase’s background and learn from the shared knowledge he’s gained from his experiences. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for more guidance in making your art more prominently in your life (whatever that looks like to you), and sharing it for others. Thanks for writing this awesome book, Chase!