Thom’s Book List-ish
For some reason the team asked ME this week for my favorite books… Apparently Lord of the Rings, and my Bible didn’t make the cut but these did…
The War Of Art
I picked this book not so you’ll learn Kung Fu or how to become the next Napoleon (That’s the “Art of War”…) but as a great inspiration to start writing. Writing is a “Just Do It” form of art. I loved this book as it describes the daily battles and excuses we face NOT to write or do somtyhing creative. So. Read this book and let us be your Life Publisher! https://ivemovedon.com/we-want-you/
“A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul that keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield 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. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life”.
Another odd choice you say… Well yes I’m odd. Actually someone gave me this book years ago and I’ve read it multiple times. Why? It reminds me how hard others have it, and have had it for their convictions, and is a true story from a dark time in Old England. Not to be confused with the book he famously wrote “A Pilgrims Progress”, it was his actually life story that I loved.
― John Bunyan
I’m a big believer in “healing through humor” and this book will have your creative friend in the right type of tears.
“With over 200 comedy videos and 75 million Youtube views to their credit, Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen know how to make people laugh. Their YouTube video, “Hipster Olympics” racked up nearly three million hits and quickly attained worldwide cult status, which led to opportunities to create original content for Comedy Central, MTV, College Humor, the Huffington Post, The Onion and Slate. Now, the duo put their prolific creative talents to work in Coloring for Grown-Ups. The artwork resembles that of a children’s activity book, while actually offering an ironic look at the stereotypes, habits, and challenges of modern adulthood. Coloring for Grown-Ups includes more than 50 fun activities”.
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