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
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!
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.
"I'm not sure this works well as an audio book?"
I enjoyed some of the concepts as I have the Artists way as well, but I did find it tough listening all the way through to the end.
"A Creative Tool Kit for the Workplace"
You will want to stop the presentation several times in order to take notes. There is very little actual "story" here but the material is creatively powerful.
"very good advice!"
This book was recommended by several friends. I have 2 copies in paper back, the audio book was great. I wish they would have downloads of the lists they suggest, I listen in the car. Great book very nice voices.
"Enjoyable and Educational"
I got this book for a Graduate course, but I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to be able to listen to it too.
"Awesome book. I"
Thought provoking and intriguing. I look forward to pursuing some of the ideas touched upon.
"Some good tips. You just have to endure the Cheese"
There's a lot of good advice about setting aside time for inspiration consistently. The content can be a little corny, however.
"Excellent for re-igniting the flame of creativity"
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.
It was great to listen to and had some awesome techniques that I can't wait to try
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