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Publisher's Summary

A deeply personal field guide to defeating your own worst enemy.

When you dream, you envision a magical future. You have heroically slayed the dragons and unlocked the creativity and genius buried deep inside.

But how do you actually get there?

You can analyze the myths of visionary creators - artists, writers, musicians, software developers, etc., who have accomplished the impossible. You’ll read about how they went for it, refused to quit, and would not be denied. But exactly how these successful creators went from being fearful dreamers to accomplished artists proves elusive. They seem to have secret sauce inside that you just don’t possess.

Running Down a Dream unflinchingly bares the naked truth behind all creations and shares the practical to-do list to take you from here to there.

The good news? You don’t have to be an Austen or a Michelangelo or an Oprah to create a work of art.

The bad news? There is no glossing over the pain, embarrassment, and financial terror necessary to contend with on your journey to mission accomplished.

More good news? What lies ahead for you is the realization of your heroic self. The run is worth it in ways you can’t yet imagine.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Black Irish Books, LLC (P)2018 Black Irish Books, LLC

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Paradigm Shift

I was captivated by Tim's opening remarks about Pressfield's "The War of Art". Dutifully, I took notes on each lesson and the prevailing solutions. There is a term used in movie making when there is a paradigm shift. I do not know this word. You know the shift I am talking about. The scene in "The Sixth Sense" when you realized the main character was not human, he was a ghost and he didn't even know he was dead. This happens in "Running Down a Dream". Tim does not reveal himself to be a paranormal but he does turn you up side down with a revelation far more valuable than learning the steps to success. You must read/listen to the whole book in order to fully understand the power of this revelation. This is definitely one of those books you'll come back to year over year to track your progress.

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Tim’s honesty confirms “we are not alone in the struggle.”

This book is for all the creatives out there. Tim articulates his struggle to over come imposter syndrome and find happiness in his creative expressions. It is a journey that parallels my own in many ways and thus must be the case for many more. His revelations inspire and encourage. A must read for all creative people.
Thank you for writing this book, Tim.

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Pure and honest motivation

Thanks Tim for sharing your journey with all its ups and downs. I’ve learned to listen to myself and enjoy the struggle it takes to run down my dreams.

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  • J. Carter
  • 09-21-18

Awesome

The author shares his creative journey with painful honesty. It’s refreshing to hear from someone who is still on the journey, but he is prepared to share the ups but mostly the downs of each step along the way. Tim, if you read this, I can’t believe you didn’t sing tge boulder song

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  • Mark Pearcey
  • 09-20-18

Let’s be real

Came to this book after your podcast with Joanna Penn and was not disappointed. The book is exactly what it promises to be and what you expect. It’s frank and down to earth discussion about what it is to be an author or writer, or the struggle to even accept or feel like you’ve earned that title. It was great to her your personal account and your experiences, but it was also great to have an informative and interesting discussion alongside your story.
Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work.

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  • Caroline Edwards
  • 08-16-18

a great read

really enjoyed this book. I could really appreciate the struggles of the author, having been there myself and loved how he told the journey with such honesty. also great ideas for moving forward but I love his final realisation.