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Running Down a Dream

Your Road Map to Winning Creative Battles
By: Tim Grahl
Narrated by: Tim Grahl
Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)
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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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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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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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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.

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  • Rebecca
  • 23-07-18

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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  • Paincatcher
  • 22-07-18

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-01-19

The struggle within is always the most difficult.

The strongest among us are constantly training and pushing their limits to become stronger, faster and better. In a successful life one must look at the obstacles put in front them. Those heads in hands crying for your Mama kind of moments. As the building blocks to achieve their ideal futures. And once they get that dream they have, they must continue to find ways to always become better individuals who lead their communities and provide for their families.

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  • Jeffrey Olsen
  • 18-01-19

Authentic Road Map To Accomplishment

Would highly recommend this story well told of how to transform yourself from being your own worst critic to becoming your own biggest fan. Loved it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-19

Change = Creative Effort

I laughed and I cried. A lot of the content hit home. I'm grateful for having listened to your "edited" and simultaneously vulnerable journey. Thank you for sharing your humanity, Tim. Keep running. - Jon Kay

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  • MadameMilkbone
  • 04-01-19

Another churned-out attempt in the passive income fad

this is another in the influx of self or indie-published books that are churned out as part of a scheme to build a passive income. If you’re already quite a high performer and fairly confident in your mindset, this guy is behind out. It’s better for people who are still figuring stuff out. Also, you can tell he’s a book marketing expert. The cover is a blatant ripoff of the (much more useful for aspiring writers) Steven Pressfield books, and initially duped me into thinking it was somehow part of that family or co-signed by him.

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  • jonn
  • 13-12-18

Meh

This was a testimony of life struggle as an entreprenuer. I really appreciate the honesty because the world needs more of it, but the "road map" is what I was looking for. I patiently listened, hoping that after all of the unnecessary stories, the author would actually get around to his bottom-line conclusions. I regret to say it because I know he worked on this for a long time, but this book just wasn't for me.

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  • Constance
  • 28-11-18

Nice book. Made me feel not alone

I liked the way it made self employment real. It is hard to work for yourself. It is easy to procrastinate and water valuable time. The days turn into weeks turn into months. Thanks for this. Only a 3 on performance because some pronunciations got in my nerves. Probably just a personal p preference.

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  • Scott A. Taylor
  • 28-10-18

surprise! it's not pressfield but damned good

I accidentally clicked on this book while searching for a new steven pressfield book. rather than return it out of hand I thought I'd give it a listen. one day later I have listened all the way thru and am inspired to get the print copy as well as dig a little deeper into some of own self defined damage areas and see if I can make similar progress.

the book is well written and heartfelt. I found myself identifying with the struggles and fears of the author. great to hear him read his work as well.

bravo! another new author for me to keep an eye out for new books. keep em coming!

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  • Melissa
  • 03-09-18

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.