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The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating & Start Creating (Getting Art Done Book 1) Kindle Edition
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It’s a terrible feeling.
To know you have a gift for the world.
But to be utterly paralyzed every time you try to discover what that gift is.
Stop procrastinating and start creating!
In The Heart to Start, blogger, podcaster, and award-winning designer David Kadavy takes you on his journey from Nebraska-based cubicle dweller to jet-setting bestselling author, showing you how to stop procrastinating, and start creating.
The original and battle-tested tactics in The Heart to Start eliminate fear in your present self, so you can finally become your future self:
- Tap into the innate power of curiosity. Find the fuel to propel you through resistance.
- Catch yourself “Inflating The Investment.” Prevent self-destructive time sucks and find the time to follow your art, even if you feel like you have no time at all.
- Bust through “The Linear Work Distortion.” Inspire action that harnesses your natural creative style.
- Supercharge your progress with “Motivational Judo.” Lay perfectionism on its back while propelling your projects forward.
Inspiring stories weave these techniques into your memory. From Maya Angelou to Seth Godin. From J. K. Rowling to Steven Pressfield. You'll hear from a Hollywood screenwriter, a chef, and even a creator of a hit board game.
Whether you’re writing a novel, starting a business, or picking up a paintbrush for the first time in years, The Heart to Start will upgrade your mental operating system with unforgettable tactics for ending procrastination before it starts, so you can make your creative dreams a reality.
Take your first step and click the buy button. Download The Heart to Start, and unlock your inner creative genius today!
"Here's the thing. You need to start something, and you already know what it is. But you're afraid. You don't have enough time. You can think of a million reasons to not do this. And that's what this book will help you overcome. Read it, then share it with a friend. I loved it."
--Jeff Goins, bestselling author of Real Artists Don't Starve
"I wish this was the book I started with. I desperately needed it. Fortunately, I can start again. By reading this book!"
--James Altucher, entrepreneur and bestselling author of Choose Yourself
"All change starts with a single step. In The Heart to Start, David generously shares his hard-earned wisdom about how to take that first step. If you want to do more work that matters this book will show you how to begin."
--Bernadette Jiwa, author of Story Driven
"Too many people take their best work to the grave with them. Don't let that be you! The Heart To Start will help you get that work into the world where it belongs."
--Todd Henry, author of Die Empty
From Publisher's Weekly:
In this encouraging guide, Kadavy (Design for Hackers), shows how to jump-start one's creativity. Kadavy uses material from his podcast, Love Your Work; entertaining metaphors; and vignettes from his life and those of a myriad of others such as a behavioral scientist, a board game creator, a singer-songwriter, and a chef to highlight the obstacles that prevent people from starting their creative projects.
Original terms, such as "the Fortress Fallacy" (imagining one's project in its most ambitious possible form before even starting) and "Inflating the Investment" (overestimating how much time and energy projects will take) clearly illustrate the thinking that leads to procrastination. The practical advice and techniques that Kadavy provides for circumventing distorted thinking and ego-driven insecurities, such as "motivational judo," in which "you use the force of your own ego to kickstart your project," make it sound relatively easy to start creating, but Kadavy is careful to keep expectations realistic.
Reassuring reminders not to be defeated by discomfort, perfectionism, and the fear of others' judgments, and to follow one's curiosity and passion, round out this lively, motivating entry into the self-help genre.
- ASIN : B077XRMBR9
- Publisher : Kadavy, Inc. (Dec 3 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 907 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 140 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #20,482 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This book is exactly what I needed. It is full of practical experience and knowledge plus tactical stories of how other people used these techniques to overcome all the thing preventing us from launching our creative projects.
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I'm sorry, but his path, or anyone elses path for that matter, is no use to me whatsoever. This book is basically an advertisement for his previous work and how he done it. Boring. Once I skipped through his life stories, there was nothing else to read. Very repetitive.
Waste of time and money.
I really liked the motivational stories, they added depth and background to the theme of the book which is to find ways to start.
The categories of things that can block your progress was interesting and resonated with me.
I would recommend this book to anyone seeking to start your project. It has great tips to overcome fears. I really found it helpful.