The authors asked hundreds of businesspeople to tell them the things that concerned them, receiving such heartfelt questions as: How do I stay creative in a hostile and competitive environment? Remain creative despite criticism? Clarify and apply my strengths to my work? Overcome the depression I feel at my job? Handle an impossible workload?
This audiobook answers these question and many more. The Artist's Way at Work will help you thrive at the job you now have, move into the career you truly want, or launch the business of your dreams. It combines the strength of three fields: the art world, the entrepreneurial world, and the corporate world. The Artist's Way at Work will give you a more satisfying, fully creative life in which you will feel a sense of wholeness, not fragmentation, a sense of cooperation, not competition. This audiobook will help you become more authentic, more productive, and better able to see and speak your truth in all facets of your life.
©1998 Mark Bryan with Julia Cameron and Catherine Allen
Doesn't seem to be any logic to the arrangement or progression of the advice in this book. Just an arbitrary collection of (tiny) snippets of advice, none of which are particularly original or even articulate. To make it worse it's abridged editing mashes it into a confusing, frustrating mess. Don't waste your money.
I was hoping to use the audio book to help me stay focused to read the book well but it is soooo Abridged I felt like the audio wasn't worth it at all.
There's a lot of good advice about setting aside time for inspiration consistently. The content can be a little corny, however.
Yes, and in fact I have gone on to purchase all the other books in this series and am enjoying 'the revision' as Julia Cameron reaffirms the path of getting back in touch with what your original intentions were as a young creative.
I have been a successful artist for more than 3 decades and have many ups and downs, struggles and battles. The most significant one has been recent where in my mid 50's I can see the finish line and am wondering what on earth I have been doing all this time. A long suppressed desire to write has never stopped haunting me. Julia Cameron's real life story of success as a playwright, director and writer, is evidence of her qualification to really KNOW this creative persons problem. She later found herself needing to be a musician and so she followed this dream also. Why should ones life be of a single dimension creatively? It does not add up! Creative means 'creative'!
Being an artist for a living does not necessarily mean you are 'in the zone of creativity'. In fact much of the time you find yourself just slugging through process. Limits others place on you - the system of art places on you - can have you seriously questioning why you bother when being 'creative' is no longer what you are doing.
Julia Cameron's book gave me a series of practical check lists, real activities, concrete things I could do to try to 'work my way back' to my true creative goals. As a result I now have a new method or 'practise' I can apply - through the life time exercises she gives. Things like 'The Morning Pages', The Artists Date, and the Daily Walk - sound all very simple but what the process and discipline of doing them does - if you are open hearted and honest in the process - is staggering.
I saw a negative review here - which surprised me, however it may well depend upon what you expect from a course and where you are at in how you accept the information.
I do sense that this course works particularly well for experienced artists/musicians/writers who have lost their way and need help to get back on the creative road. However I have 2 friends who have taken it on and are having huge shifts in their 'stuckness'. One is not an artist, but a picture framer. He is astounded by what is happening to him in his early 60's as far as opening up his emotions by going through the steps given. For me this book was anything but 'a mess'! It was clarity central. Thank you Julia Cameron. A great read, one that has given me new life skills.
Very good motivation by the content of the audio book. I listen to the book 3 times so far.
It is similar to The Alchemist which deal with the inspiration and creativity of an artist.
They are very good readers. And the fact that they are the authors of the book help to communicate the content of the book. It feel like they were teaching us.
I like many of the tool they are talking about like the morning pages, time out and all the retrospection questions they ask you to answer.
"A creative quest"
Going through the journey, one becomes again a marveler rekindling with one's own creativity. Only we know what we need. Be willing, be curious, ask, wonder, discover!
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