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Creative Calling

Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World with Meaning, and Succeed in Work + Life
Narrated by: Chase Jarvis
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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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.

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.
©2019 Chase Jarvis (P)2019 HarperAudio

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  • Jean Grey
  • REDDING, CA, United States
  • 09-26-19

Inspiring and Actionable

There are so many great bite-sized gems in this book along with actionable takeaways. This is great to keep in your ears and revisit again and again.

What I loved most was how Chase, again and again, brought clarity to creativity: what it is, why it matters, and how to find.

Often we make things so muddled and complicated and masters are those that can communicate clearly and concisely. Chase does that and more in this book. Whether you are going to apply this to art or leadership, this is must-have in your collection.

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Bridge the gap between dreams and realizing

Incredible book for both beginner and advanced creative practiser. This book is a great motivation to keep you engaged on one of your life projects. Allthough I am almost finishing my music project I really liked the way this book gave me the last push in the right direction. Chase his enthusiast for making things is likely to spark an interest with you. Great listen or read. Beautiful stories that makes you want to experiment en follow you own creative path!

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Inspirational

Chase draws on a lot of the people that have identified with over the years. I find his message simple to digest and motivational. My mind is turning and I'm ready to go create.

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I needed this book.

I really did. If you have that epic thing inside that needs to get born, you probably need this book too.

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Enjoyed Every Page!

This book has ignited my inner creativity and passion even more than any other book of its kind. I loved the way Chase describe many different ways to get more creative by telling his own stories in detail. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to venture to run his own business no matter if it is not in the creative industry because anyway we all are creators of our own destiny.

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Got the Creative Juices Flowing

I enjoyed this audiobook and it gave me a lot of of good ideas on how to take the simple, yet practical steps into my own creativity. Nothing about this read is complex, rather it shows you the opposite when it comes to being creative, which we all are!

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Un MUST READ para creativos!

Es un libro obligado para creativos, sí tu pasatiempo, profesión o vocación es creativa tienes que leerlo! Da muchos insightS muy buenos, desmitifica muchas creencias erróneas que impiden desarrollar por completo la creatividad, alienta mucho y también da buenos tips prácticos, un imperdible!

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Must read for professional photographers!

Chase boils down his experience as a professional photographer and co-founder of Creative Live into actionable chunks of valuable information you can deploy immediately! As a professional photographer myself staying on track and focused is not always easy and this book has been instrumental in my journey as a life long creator!

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Best book for any creator (entrepreneur/freelance)

Extremely helpful book which builds your mindset to create your best work and offer very practical steps on how to create a career around it. Just as 4 hour work week shows you how to achieve the laptop lifestyle, this book shows you how to craft out a creative career!

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  • KG
  • 10-07-19

Creators, listen to this book 💯

Chase guide us through various creative tips and techniques used by himself and others. Engaging and full of actionable ideas throughout, worth every second. Dive in, especially before and during any new creative project

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  • Mike Luard
  • 09-27-19

Solid.

I really like Chase Jarvis, he's inspired my own creative work many times over the last few years. I've been encouraged by his 'hard friendly talks' and generally pushed to try and make more art. I got this book on day one and managed to get through it in a few days. The book is well read by Chase which always helps.

Whilst this book is good it's fairly shallow - the information is solid and foundational, things that every creator should be regularly reminded of but it doesn't go much further than that. If the book was half the length I don't think the content would have been reduced. If you are new to being creative then I would strongly recommend this book but for an 'intermediate' or 'advanced' artist check out the book 'Art And Fear' for a deeper exploration on the creative process.

It's also very auto-biographical, many of his points are backed up by his own personal successes and mistakes - the stories are told with humility, they're certainly not bad but as someone who had already heard these tales I got a bit bored. I wonder if the application of his points could have been widened if he didn't always talk about his own experiences. Lastly, I found the front cover to be dull, it looks like a sociology text book...

The book's good but not exceptional.

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  • mr
  • 09-27-19

Must read for all creatives

As a professional designer I identified with all that Chase talked about in his book. It an exceptional listen with no filler. Just concrete ideas and practices.
It's packed full of stories and advice and would be useful for people in less creative job roles also.

I have no criticisms apart from I wish he wrote it earlier!

I very rarely listen to books more than once but I will listen again in a years time.

FYI I had not known of Chase before listening apart from one interview with Lewis Howes(which encouraged me to buy the audiobook). More established followers of his work may get less new information from it however it's always good to have healthy foundational ideas repeated.

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  • Grace
  • 10-13-19

Just what the world needs

This is a wonderful book on developing the inner grit that is needed to become an artist. It is also practical and gives you guidance on how to build a life of meaning whether or not your endeavors are successful.

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  • Deanne Eccles
  • 10-14-19

Worth picking up audio and kindle!

I loved it, great book from begging to end. So much great stuff! Only wish it come out years ago.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-26-19

Loved it

I’ve been listen to The Chase Jarvis Show for a few years now. This book has all the gems and many more in one spot. Loved it.