The Heart to Start
Stop Procrastinating & Start Creating
It’s a terrible feeling.
To know you have a gift for the world.
But to be utterly paralyzed every time you try to discover what that gift is.
Stop procrastinating and start creating!
In The Heart to Start, blogger, podcaster, and award-winning designer David Kadavy takes you on his journey from Nebraska-based cubicle dweller to jet-setting bestselling author, showing you how to stop procrastinating, and start creating.
The original and battle-tested tactics in The Heart to Start eliminate fear in your present self, so you can finally become your future self:
Tap into the innate power of curiosity. Find the fuel to propel you through resistance.
Catch yourself “Inflating The Investment.” Prevent self-destructive time sucks and find the time to follow your art, even if you feel like you have no time at all.
Bust through “The Linear Work Distortion.” Inspire action that harnesses your natural creative style.
Supercharge your progress with “Motivational Judo.” Lay perfectionism on its back while propelling your projects forward.
Inspiring stories weave these techniques into your memory. From Maya Angelou to Seth Godin. From J. K. Rowling to Steven Pressfield. You'll hear from a Hollywood screenwriter, a chef, and even a creator of a hit board game.
Whether you’re writing a novel, starting a business, or picking up a paintbrush for the first time in years, The Heart to Start will upgrade your mental operating system with unforgettable tactics for ending procrastination before it starts, so you can make your creative dreams a reality.
Take your first step and click the buy button. Download The Heart to Start, and unlock your inner creative genius today!
Excellent read - Walks you through several real situations and how to break through to create art
I was a little hesitant to purchase at first because I didn't think creating "art" was relevant for me as a writer. The more I read the book, and the more real-life situations the author laid out, the more comfortable I was with how relevant it is to my current situation. I am specifically looking for ways to break through writer's block.
The biggest aspect of the book that helped me out is understanding which ideas to pursue and which ideas should just write down and never look at again. This book gave me a few ideas to get un-stuck and finally get meaningful words on the page.
I've been following David on his podcast for a while and I was happy to see some learnings from his interviews make it into the book. Overall, if you're looking for a way to start art, then this book is for you.