The Muse Is In

The Muse Is In : An Owner's Manual to Your Creativity

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Following her perennial-seller The Awe-Manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder , Jill Badonsky returns with a fun new book that will help her readers get their creativity working like a well-oiled machine. As a creativity-coaching pioneer, Jill knows that many people feel distracted, blocked, and overwhelmed. The Muse Is In: An Owner's Manual to Your Creativity outlines how to power up one's genius, take it for a test drive, troubleshoot problems along the way, and offers tips for proper care and maintenance. With her dazzling illustrations and quirky humour, Jill Badonsky delivers the operating instructions for helping her fans spark their creative passion.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 165 x 216 x 22.86mm | 589.67g
  • Running Press Adult
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations throughout
  • 0762444673
  • 9780762444670
  • 478,409

Table of contents

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
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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
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About Jill Badonsky

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
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