Is there a hidden, powerful secret to becoming more creative and finding success with your work?
Did creative masters like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Henri Matisse possess an abundance of talent the rest of us can only dream of?
This book is the third in a three-part series about the Power of Creativity for new writers, musicians, filmmakers, artists.
It’s for anyone who has a great idea (or even just a little one) but they’re finding it difficult to act on their idea, do deep work and finish their most important creative projects.
In this book, you will discover these strategies:
˃˃˃ 1. Immerse Yourself in Your Work
There’s a mindset successful creative people adopt too. Call it flow, call it a fugue, call it total immersion: I’ll show you how creative masters turn on and off this mindset at will and how you can do the same.
˃˃˃ 2. Seek Out Solitude
Extroverts thrive when working in the company of others, but many writers, musicians, painters and artists do their best work alone. So how can you create alone and still feel positive about your work and the self?
˃˃˃ 3. Be Obsessed
It takes a level of focus and even obsession to see a creative project (like writing a book or composing an album) from beginning to end. If you’re alarmed, know that obsession is something you can embrace rather than fear”with the right approach.
˃˃˃ 4. Root Out Perfectionism Like a Weed
Perfectionism is a nasty weed that could be choking the life out of your ideas. I’ll guide you through the types of perfectionism to watch out for” and then root them out.
˃˃˃ 5. Practice Your Craft Deliberately
What is deliberate practice? It’s not enough to just practice writing, drawing or painting every day. You must be smart about the techniques you use for learning, practicing and problem solving.
˃˃˃ 6. Cut the Cord
For every creative person, there comes a time when you must focus on what’s important, commit to doing the work” and cut the rope. In this personal story, I explain what this looks like
˃˃˃ 7. Fall Forwards
Making messy mistakes is part of the creative process. The trick is to getting positive results is to test your ideas sooner and learn from your mistakes.
“Books on creativity work well when the book itself is creative. Bryan has done that with all three of his books in this series. The ideas, strategies, and takeaways are great, but he harnesses storytelling in a way I aspire to as a writer myself. If you want to hit the “ship,” button and get through your creative blocks, this is the book for you.” – Ayodeji Awosika
“I really like this author and what he has to say. He can be counted on to give great stories and examples of what needs to happen to become more creative. There are lots of learnings, and I feel he’s really on my side, and perhaps even understands me a bit! It’s always reassuring to be given examples of how others who have come before, have struggled with the same issues I have, and it inspires me to become better than I perhaps thought I am.” – James Minter