I took a friend to a bookstore yesterday (I always do that) and came across Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. I read this book ages ago…. But I decided to flip through it again just to get a quick refresher course. My favourite part of this book was when Malcolm talked about the 10,000 rule.
Wow, this book is the third Julia Cameron book that I’ve blogged about already!
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Several times this book would be mentioned in my life… First, I would have a cousin tell me these agreements during his coffee break in Sydney. Then I would read an interview where Giselle Bündchen mentions how this book shaped her. And lastly, I was given this audiobook right before a long plane ride. So many signs to read it right?
It’s funny how a book could be on your shelf for the longest time, and you never even notice it. Until one day, it just pops out among the others and catches your attention. When I first read The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, I couldn’t put it down. Mainly because it explores ideas of energy, awareness and spirituality (topics that I love to learn about) through a tale of adventure.
I already wrote about Julia Cameron’s book, “The Artist’s Way,” and now I recently finished her other book, “Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance.” This book has been immensely helpful for me in times of doubt, filling me with patience and dedication to keep going on- even if it’s one baby step at a time.
Austin Kleon, the author of best-selling book “Steal Like An Artist,” wrote “Show Your Work: 10 ways to share your creativity and get discovered.” I often feel really hesitant when I need to promote the work I’ve done, worrying about how people will receive it, or if what I’m doing is even good enough.
I gave a copy of my book out yesterday, and took a long walk down memory lane. It still feels surreal. When Sarah and I launched Unscripted at the end of 2011, I was only 24 years old. I didn’t know anything about publishing a book. While I did have writing and magazine experience, I had to rely on the clarity of our vision, on google to answer our questions, and of course, on faith to take it one step at a time.