I. Getting Started 1. Introduction to the Owner's Manual II. Adjusting Your Creativity Settings 1. Mind in Ready Mode 2. Passion 3. Courage 4. Spirit 5. Intuition 6. Belief 7. Creative Modalities x 8. Inspiration x 9. You -- being present III. Creative Ball Bearings 1. Reminders 2. Small Steps 3. Lowered Expectations 4. Making Time 5. Process Fuel 6. Focus 7. Kindness, Compassion, and Permission 8. Self-talk 9. Structure 10. Meditation and Empty Spaces 11. Kid-Stuff IV. Test Driving Your Creativity 1. Ignition: Warm-up 2. Defining Your Voice 3. Percolator Questions 4. Raw Materials 5. Perspectives 6. Suspending Logic 7. Adventures V. Care and Maintenance Datebook: Prompts for Everyday of the Year January thru December VI. Troubleshooting Creative Challenges: Problems and Solutions 1. Quick Reference List 2. Creative Chaos 3. Fears 4. Overwhelm 5. Perfectionism 6. Compare yourself with others -- works for instant discouragement 7. Procrastination 8. Out of Focus 9. Not Finding Time 10. Ruthless Self Talk 11. Addictions, Habits and Obsessions VII. Index: Additional inspiration, humor, diagrams and illustrations
Jill Badonsky, M.Ed., is an internationally recognized workshop leader, keynote speaker, creativity-coaching pioneer, illustrator, and humourist. As the founder and director of Kazen-Muse Creavitity Coaching, she consults with filmmakers, comedians, artists, writers, business leaders, and anyone who is experiencing procrastination, overwhelm or other blocks to positive changes. She is the author of The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard) and The Awe-Manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder. Jill lives in SanDiego,CA. Visit her at themuseisin.com.
Praise for Jill Badonsky's books: "A wonder-full, scrumptious, and creatively fulfilling book!" -- SARK, bestselling author/artist of Succulent Wild Woman and many other books "Jill Badonsky directs her dazzling energy to help her readers remember their inborn creative gifts." -- Michael J. Gelb, author of How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci