Friday, May 10, 2013
Eric Maisel's new Making Your Creative Mark
His new book, Making Your Creative Mark, takes the same honest and practical approach to creating a life in the arts: things to know, things to do, things to consider, things to sort out. He addresses some of the most hidden issues for creatives: confidence, passion, empathy, stress, and managing our minds, our self-talk. I think you will find this book of great value.
Here are some of my favorite ideas from the book:
1. There is almost nothing that we are free to control. By the same token, there is almost nothing that we aren't free to influence.
2. Complete projects for the sake of making progress.
3. Remember that passion isn't optional.
4. You need to be a calmly confident seller.
I also want to put in a plug for Eric's book Natural Psychology, which changed my life. It's an articulated philosophy for those of us who are concerned with finding meaning in life. Happy reading!