On Creativity, Uncertainty, and Doing the Work

What I’m Reading

The Creative Curve: How to Develop the Right Idea, at the Right Time — I mentioned this in my last post but I started digging in and love it. It has 300+ reviews on Amazon with mostly 5-stars. However, just digging in, it’s incredible. I’ve been reading and listening to work on creativity recently. Rich with ideas and takeaways to apply. 

Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future — this is a reread as I’ve had it in my library since 2012. That’s the value of great books in your Kindle library … you have instant access to them 24/7.

What’s Next on My List

The Laws of Human Nature — I love Robert Greene’s work even if sometimes I feel guilty about it. For example, the 48 Laws of Power. Scanning the Table of Contents, which I do when I match need with solution to Read Strategically, the chapter titled “Advance with a Sense of Purpose” stuck out to me. Greene’s work is always superb, so I’m eager to dig in. 

The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion — Over my entrepreneurial career, I’ve relished small tweaks that have big impact. I like to conserve resources (namely time, energy and money) but apply them to maximum impact. Looking like this book has some valuable helps. 

Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance — the author Jonathan Fields was actually a freelance client of mine over a decade ago. I remember his ambition and drive and powerful purpose. Just scanning the Table of Contents I bumped it to the top of my WishList.

Oldie but Goodie

Do the Work by Steven Pressfield — again, love all his work, but I bought copies of this and gave it to my team. It’s worth a reread. Some of the transitions and change I’ve gone through professionally warrant a reread of this as I’ve let self-doubt and perfectionism creep back into my life in a nasty way.

Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It — maybe you’re sensing a theme, but I bought this classic back in December actually. 

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