Wow, this book is the third Julia Cameron book that I’ve blogged about already!
The Prosperous Heart: Creating a Life of “Enough” complements The Artist’s Way and Finding Water‘s themes on creativity in an area where most artists struggle with: finances.
While The Artist’s Way focused on being a channel for creative energy, and Finding Water focused on persistence, this book talks about the most uneasy topic for a lot of artists: their Finances.
Whether it be their perspective on money, their spending habits, or their mixed attitude when it comes to selling their work (ex. “I don’t want to be a sell-out but I need to make money!” dilemma), artists usually feel uncomfortable with having discuss this topic.
Money usually makes anyone feel uncomfortable. It’s awkward to talk about openly for some, while others place their identity on how much they win or lose.
This book helps re-address those ideas and instead of “money” as a physical aspect, it focuses more on the consciousness/mentality of what it means to have- as the title suggests- a prosperous heart.
Here’s an excerpt from the book
Disclaimer: This is not a “How to Get Rich Quick” book. This is a book that focuses on subtle shifts in your perspective, attitude and behavior (which is a classic Julia Cameron method) by incorporating weekly exercises for you to do. If you want stock tips, this may not be the book for you.
And while you may not feel changes right away, trust me, you will see them over time- as long as you are willing to do the work.