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Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
by Adam Savage

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 07, 2019

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淎n imperative how-to for creativity.鈥?鈥擭ick Offerman</b><br /> <br /> <b>Adam Savage鈥攕tar of Discovery Channel鈥檚 <i>Mythbusters </i>and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech鈥攕hares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality.</b><br /><br /><i>Every Tool</i>鈥?lt;i>s a Hammer </i>is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It鈥檚 an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it鈥檚 also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you鈥檙e interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you.<br /> <br />Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and break顱ing, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop鈥檚 worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like: <b>In Every Tool There Is a Hammer</b>鈥攄on鈥檛 wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don鈥檛 have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever鈥檚 handy; <b>Increase Your Loose Tolerance</b>鈥攎aking is messy and filled with screwups, but that鈥檚 okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; <b>Use More Cooling Fluid</b>鈥攊t prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that it鈥檚 a reminder to slow down and reduce the fric顱tion in your work and relationships; <b>Screw Before You Glue</b>鈥攎echanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects.<br /> <br />This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, including: Jamie Hyneman, Nick Offerman, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes (and maybe fingers) as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations.<br /> <br />I hope this book inspires you to build, make, invent, explore, and鈥攎ost of all鈥攅njoy the thrills of being a creator.
Everything Is Figureoutable
by Marie Forleo

Language

English

Pages

302

Publication Date

September 10, 2019

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<b><b>INSTANT #1 </b><b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i></b><b> BESTSELLER </b><br /><b></b><br /><b>"This book will change lives."</b><br /><b>--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of </b><b><i>Eat, Pray, Love</i></b></b><br /><br />From the host of the award-winning MarieTV and The Marie Forleo Podcast, an indispensable handbook for becoming the creative force of your own life.<br /><br />While most self-help books offer quick fixes, <i>Everything is Figureoutable</i> will retrain your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of setbacks. In the words of Cheryl Strayed, it's "a must-read for anyone who wants to face their fears, fulfill their dreams, and find a better way forward."<br /><br />If you're having trouble solving a problem or reaching a dream, the problem isn't you. It's that you haven't yet installed the one belief that changes everything.<br /><br />Marie's mom once told her, "Nothing in life is that complicated. You can do whatever you set your mind to if you roll up your sleeves. Everything is figureoutable." <br /><br />Whether you want to leave a dead end job, break an addiction, learn to dance, heal a relationship, or grow a business, <i>Everything is Figureoutable</i> will show you how.<br /><br />You'll learn:<br /><br />聽聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽聽The habit that makes it 42% more likely you'll achieve your goals.<br />聽聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽聽How to overcome a lack of time and money.<br />聽聽<b>鈥?lt;/b>聽聽How to deal with criticism and imposter syndrome.<br /><br />It's more than just a fun phrase to say. It's a philosophy of relentless optimism. A mindset. A mantra. A conviction. <br /><br /><b>Most important, it's about to make you unstoppable.</b>
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Suppose...
by Bren茅 Brown

Language

English

Pages

158

Publication Date

September 20, 2010

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When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion鈥攐ur goodness. They insist, 鈥淚 am not worthy.鈥?But we聽<i>are聽</i>worthy鈥攐f self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Bren茅 Brown鈥檚 game-changing聽<i>New York Times</i>聽bestseller聽<i>The Gifts of Imperfection</i>鈥攚hich has sold聽<b>more than 2 million copies聽</b>in more than聽<b>30 different languages,聽</b>and聽<i>Forbes聽</i>recently named聽<b>one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life"</b>鈥攚e find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.<br /><br />A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Bren茅 Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an 鈥渋mperfect鈥?life and embracing living authentically. Brown鈥檚 鈥渢en guideposts鈥?are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty鈥攁 perfectly imperfect life.<br /> <br /> Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to 鈥渄ig deep鈥?and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can鈥檛 hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.
Creative Calling: Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World w...
by Chase Jarvis

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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<p><strong>Life isn鈥檛 about 鈥渇inding鈥?fulfillment and success 鈥?it鈥檚 about creating it. Why then has creativity been given a back seat in our culture?聽 No longer.</strong></p><p>Creativity is a force inside every person that, when unleashed, transforms our lives and delivers vitality to everything we do. Establishing a creative practice is therefore our most valuable and urgent task - as important to our well-being as exercise or nutrition.聽聽</p><p>The good news? Renowned artist, author, and CreativeLive founder, Chase Jarvis, reminds us that creativity isn't a skill鈥攊t's a habit available to everyone:聽 beginners and lifelong creators, entrepreneurs to executives, astronauts to zookeepers, and everyone in between. Through small, daily actions we can supercharge our innate creativity and rediscover our personal power in life.</p><p>Whether your ambition is a creative career, completing a creative project, or simply cultivating a creative mindset, Creative Calling will unlock your potential via Jarvis鈥檚 memorable 鈥淚DEA鈥?system:聽</p><p>路聽 聽 聽 Imagine your big dream, whatever you want to create鈥攐r become鈥攊n this world.</p><p>路聽 聽 聽 Design a daily practice that supports that dream鈥攁nd a life of expression and transformation.</p><p>路聽 聽 聽 Execute on your ambitious plans and make your vision real.</p><p>路聽 聽 聽 Amplify your impact through a supportive community you鈥檒l learn to grow and nurture.</p><p><br />聽</p>
The War of Art
by Steven Pressfield

Language

English

Pages

192

Publication Date

November 11, 2011

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Think of The War of Art as tough love... for yourself.<br /><br />Since 2002, The War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat "Resistance"; to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers and to silence the naysayers within us.Resistance kicks everyone's butt, and the desire to defeat it is equally as universal. The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.Though it was written for writers, it has been embraced by business entrepreneurs, actors, dancers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, military service members and thousands of others around the world.<br /><br />"As I closed The War of Art, I felt a surge of positive calm. I now know I can win this war. And if I can win, so can you." - From the foreword by Robert McKee, screenwriting guru"<br /><br />[The War of Art] aims to help readers channel creative energy, unlock potential and overcome the fears that stop us from reaching our fullest potential. With courage, following the right formula and working hard, the book proposes that passion can be turned into purpose." - Ellen Degeneres book pick<br /><br />"Resistance is the voice in the back of our head telling us to back off, be careful, go slow, compromise. . . . [Steve Pressfield is] the godfather of the resistance, the five-star general in the war against fear." - Seth Godin<br /><br />"A vital gem . . . a kick in the ass." - Esquire<br /><br />"I've never read a self help book that wasn't fatuous, obvious and unhelpful. Until The War of Art. It's amazingly cogent and smart on the psychology of creation. If I ever teach a writing course this would be one of the first books I'd assign, along with the letters of Flannery O'Connor." - Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City and Brightness Falls<br /><br />"Yes, The War of Art is hell. But Steven Pressfield is our Clausewitz who shows how you too can battle against The Four Horsemen of The Apologetic: sloth, inertia, rationalization and procrastination. Shakespeare, Rembrandt and Beethoven all are proof of what you can do with talent and General Pressfield." - Frank Deford, author and NPR commentator<br /><br />"A marvelous help for anybody who has ever encountered the resistance of a blank page, an empty canvas or an unyielding musical scale." <br />- Stan Berenstein, co-creator of The Berenstein Bears<br /><br />Steven Pressfield is the author of the novels The Legend of Bagger Vance (made into the movie starring Matt Damon and Will Smith), Gates of Fire, Tides of War, Last of the Amazons, Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, Killing Rommel, and The Profession. His nonfiction includes The War of Art, The Warrior Ethos, and the upcoming Turning Pro. His books are included in the curriculum at West Point and the Naval Academy, and are on the Commandant's Reading List for the Marine Corps. <br /><br />In 2012, Pressfield will launch his independent publishing company, BLACK IRISH BOOKS with his longtime editor, agent, publisher, and friend, Shawn Coyne.
The Only Skill that Matters: The Proven Methodology to Read Faste...
by Jonathan A. Levi

Language

English

Pages

130

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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In the next ten years, every knowledge worker on earth will become one of two things: invaluable or obsolete. No matter the industry, the pace of progress and new information is faster today than ever before in human history鈥攁nd it鈥檚 accelerating exponentially.<BR><BR>In this new reality, how can we possibly hope to keep up? How can we learn, unlearn, and relearn fast enough to stay relevant in the world to come?<BR><BR>In <i>The Only Skill That Matters</i>, <B>Jonathan Levi</B> unveils a powerful, neuroscience-based approach to reading faster, remembering more, and learning more effectively. You鈥檒l master the ancient techniques being used by world record holders and competitive memory athletes to unlock the incredible capacity of the human brain. You鈥檒l learn to double or triple your reading speed, enhance your focus, and optimize your cognitive performance. Most importantly, you鈥檒l be empowered to confidently approach any subject鈥攆rom technical skills, to names and faces, to foreign languages, and even speeches鈥攁nd learn it with ease.
To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others
by Daniel H. Pink

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English

Pages

274

Publication Date

December 31, 2012

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<b><b><b>Look out for Daniel Pink鈥檚 new book, <i>When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing</i></b><br /><br />#1 <i>New York Times</i> Business Bestseller </b><br /> <b>#1 <i>Wall Street</i> <i>Journal</i> Business Bestseller</b><br /> <b>#1 <i>Washington Post</i> bestseller</b><br /><br /> From the bestselling author of <i>Drive </i>and <i>A Whole New Mind </i>comes a surprising--and surprisingly useful--new book that explores the power of selling in our lives.</b><br /><br /> According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than fifteen million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase.<br /><br /> But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges:<br /><br /> Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. <i>But so</i> <i>do the other eight</i>.<br /><br /> Whether we鈥檙e employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others. Like it or not, we鈥檙e all in sales now.<br /><br /> <i>To Sell聽Is Human</i> offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. As he did in <i>Drive </i>and <i>A Whole New Mind</i>,聽Daniel H. Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights. He reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it's no longer "Always Be Closing"), explains why extraverts don't make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an "off-ramp" for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds.<br /><br /> Along the way, Pink describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another's perspective, the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive, and much more. The result is a perceptive and practical book--one that will change how you see the world and transform what you do at work, at school, and at home.
Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matte...
by Danny Gregory

Language

English

Pages

166

Publication Date

February 17, 2015

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Packed with the signature can-do attitude that makes beloved artist Danny Gregory a creativity guru to thousands across the globe, this unique guide serves up a hearty helping of inspiration. For aspiring artists who want to draw and paint but just can't seem to find time in the day, Gregory offers 5鈥?to 10鈥搈inute exercises for every skill level that fit into any schedule鈥攚hether on a plane, in a meeting, or at the breakfast table鈥攁long with practical instruction on techniques and materials, plus strategies for making work that's exciting, unintimidating, and fulfilling. Filled with Gregory's encouraging words and motivating illustrations, <em>Art Before Breakfast</em> teaches readers how to develop a creative habit and lead a richer life through making art.
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear
by Elizabeth Gilbert

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

September 22, 2015

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<b>The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller<br /><br />"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.鈥?鈥擯opSugar<br /><br />From the worldwide bestselling author of <i>Eat Pray Love </i>and <i>City of Girls</i>: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you鈥檝e dreamed of</b>. <br />聽<br />Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert鈥檚 books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the 鈥渟trange jewels鈥?that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, 聽embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, <i>Big Magi</i>c cracks open a world of wonder and joy.
The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition
by Julia Cameron

Language

English

Pages

267

Publication Date

March 04, 2002

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<p><b>"Without <i>The Artist's Way</i>, there would have been no <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i>.鈥?鈥擡lizabeth Gilbert</b></p><p><b>The Artist鈥檚 Way</b>聽is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist鈥檚 life. Still as vital today<b>鈥?lt;/b>or perhaps even more so<b>鈥?lt;/b>than it was when it was first published twenty five years ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of聽<b>The Artist鈥檚 Way</b>聽and shares additional insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes聽<b>The Artist鈥檚 Way</b>聽for today's creatives.</p>

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