Understanding Your Creativity: Discover the Internal and External Factors that Affect Your Creative Life (Paperback)
Have you ever said or asked: * Why don't people accept my creative work?* My creative path isn't going as I had hoped or planned.* Why am I struggling with my creativity?* My creative work is horrible. Just look at all these other talented people * I'm getting no joy out of being creative anymore.* I feel like I'm working hard creatively, and getting nothing from it.* I just can't seem to get creative work done.* All the demands of my life, including the financial ones, are cramping my creativity.* Shouldn't I be getting paid more for my creative work?If you have, then this book is for you.We tend to think of creativity as a totally personal internal game. It's not. And we don't give enough credence to the external forces that influence our creative lives.You'll find this very different from other books on creativity that offer impractical or cliche creativity tips such as brainstorming, getting out in nature, or learning to meditate. Sure, those kinds of things are amazing activities, and if they work for improving your creativity, great. But I've always found if I have to force myself to do them to spur creativity, I feel awkward, anxious, and definitely not creative. Then I go back to being who I really am.I will not be talking about how to be creative or more creative. But I will be talking about change, culture, choices, comparison, and your capabilities. My hope in writing this book is that you will discover, accept, and manage the internal and external factors that affect your creativity so that you can fulfill your creative destiny.