Ae few years back I was talking with a co-worker at my old 9-5 job about different books to read involving creativity and she strongly suggested Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. It piqued my interest as we deepened in the conversation because this book was about creative living beyond fear. Something I was struggling with at that very moment both personally with my artwork and professionally with my dead-end job. So, during my lunch hour I immediately ran to the book store to grab a copy and to my surprise it was on the shelf labelled “staff picks”. So that means it must be good, right?!
It was one of those books that you just can’t put down. A real page turner as Elizabeth talked about how creativity is sacred yet not sacred. And that what we make matter enormously yet doesn’t matter at all. And how in a way, we’re alone in our thoughts as we create because art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege. She clearly states that “the world wants to be made, and it wants to be made through you.”
This got me thinking … Why are all creatives so afraid about unpacking their creativity?
“The real reason we don’t move creatively ahead is always and only fear.”
- Elzabeth Gilbert, Author of Big Magic and Eat Pray Love
Watch this video interview with to find out why you shouldn’t strive to be fearless and the keys to living your most creative life. Trust me … you don’t want to miss this interview of Elizabeth with Marie Foleo, Life Coach, Motivational Speaker and Author. It will completely alter your creative lifestyle.
If you’re interested in learning more about living a life of creativity or just want to know more on how to release these urges into your lifestyle ... Or, maybe even purchase a copy of Big Magic for yourself, here’s the link.
One last note on creativity … Keep your eyes peeled for my special announcement later this year … drum roll, please … as I will be releasing of my first published book! If you are a creative individual who likes writing, making lists and/or sketching … you won’t want to miss this opportunity!
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