The Artist’s Way – A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, by Julia Cameron

It doesn’t matter if you’re an entrepreneur, an (aspiring) writer or artist, or someone who wants to live up to their full potential: this book will help you.

Cameron describes twelve different ways to unblock your creativity. Each chapter gives heaps of inspiration, insights and quotes (I’m a sucker for quotes). Plus practical tips and exercises to practice what you’ve just learned.

It’s a great book, and the exercises are powerful. They help you unlock and unblock your creativity, help you train your talents and skills, and boost your confidence.

“But do you know how old I will be by the time I learn to really play the piano / act / paint / write a decent play?”                                                                                                                                                                   

 Yes . . . the same age you will be if you don’t.”

From: The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron

Loving what is: 4 questions that can change your life, by Byron Katie

These 4 questions, also known as ‘The Work’, help you change your negative beliefs, mindset and thoughts.

There are loads of tools and methods that help you uncover and change your limiting beliefs, and this is a very powerful one. You can do the work by yourself, and it’s a pretty easy method. The hardest part is actually looking at and questioning your fears and thoughts – but that’s usually a pain in the ass, no matter which method you use.

“Peace doesn’t require two people; it requires only one. It has to be you. The problem begins and ends there.”

“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. Attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.”

From: Loving what is, Byron Katie

The Big Leap – Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level, by Gay Hendricks

Whether you’re stuck at a certain level, struggle to reach a goal or simply want to feel happier and more fulfilled: this book helps.

Hendricks describes how we limit ourselves and how we can claim our full potential. Fascinating stuff. A little ‘ouch’ here and there when you recognize the way(s) you’ve been sabotaging yourself.

Amazing book. Learn all about your Zone of Genius, your Hidden Barriers, and your Upper Limiting Behavior. A book every entrepreneur should read. (And everyone else who wants to live up to their full potential.)

“A lot of people don’t realize that they can dismiss worry-thoughts just like that.

One moment the thoughts have a grip on you; then you suddenly realize it’s you who have the grip on them.

You release the grip, and the thoughts disappear.

They come back again, and you release them again. With practice, they disappear and don’t come back, if you give your mind a more productive thing to do.”

From: The Big Leap, Gay Hendricks

Happy reading!

 

 

© 2014 Brigitte van Tuijl

 

 

 

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