There are over 40 million people who work in creative careers. You may be one of them. Or, perhaps, you would like to join their ranks. If either of these statements is true, this book is for you. Maziarz offers a concrete program for helping you tap into and develop your creative potential. In fact, if you incorporate these teachings into your life, you can be not only creative, but kick-ass creative. Maziarz provides a framework full of fun and practical tips for kick-starting the creative process. Included are:
An examination of energy and what it has to do with art.
How to connect with your deepest motivations, desires, and feelings.
Concrete tips about time management.
How to develop a support group.
How to get rid of those flimsy excuses that block your creative output.
Incorporating equal parts positivity, practicality and visualization, writer and workhorse songwriter Maziarz presents a guide to tapping and fostering creativity with broad appeal for button-down and artsy types alike. After exploring the concept of energy how it works, how it affects us, and how we can use it to our advantage Maziarz moves on to real-life applications, encouraging readers to examine their wants and desires as well as the self-imposed roadblocks that keep them from their goals. Peppered with quizzes that challenge readers to examine their motivations and struggles, Maziarz helps creative types attack their roadblocks from multiple angles. Yes, there is some chakra-clearing involved, but the patchouli-tinged instructions are balanced by practical advice on dealing with naysayers, staying focused and time management that will appeal to those who respond better to reason than emotion. Though her concepts aren't exactly new self-knowledge gained through introspection leads to a more productive, rewarding life Maziarz's encouraging tone and practical, common-sense approach should resonate even with skeptics.