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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (337 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jonathan Fields Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Properly understood and harnessed, fear and uncertainty can become fuel for creative genius rather than sources of pain, anxiety, and suffering. In business, art, and life, creating on a world-class level demands bold action and leaps of faith in the face of great uncertainty.

Fields draws on leading-edge technology, cognitive-science and ancient awareness-focusing techniques in a fresh, practical, non-dogmatic way. His approach enables creativity and productivity on an entirely different level and can turn the once-tortuous journey into a more enjoyable quest. Fields will reveal how to:

  • Make changes to your workflow that unlock buried creative potential.
  • Build “creation hives”—supportive groups that can supercharge and humanize the process.
  • Tap social technology and user co-creation to add clarity, certainty, and sanity, even if you’re an artist or solo-creator.
  • Develop a set of personal practices and mindset shifts that let you not just tolerate, but invite and even amplify, uncertainty as a catalyst for genius.

Drawing on extensive case studies and research, Fields shares a set of detailed personal practices and environmental changes that can not only humanize the creative process, but also allow individuals and teams to stay more open to opportunity and play a bigger creative game.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Joshua | 2/15/2014

    " I liked this book but found it more skimmably anecdotal than actionable. I did like the more concrete suggestions but there were a lot of stories between here and there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Angela Kidd Shinozaki | 2/14/2014

    " I listened to this as an audio. I have to admit that the voice on this one threw me just a bit b/c of the constant intonations. But the book itself was wonderful. I think everyone starting a business or artistic project should read it. This concept is the key to making it as a creator. Leaning into fear and judgment. Conducting seemingly wild experiments freely. We must let the uncertainty fuel us b/c it is a necessary evil. Otherwise, what we do is simply derivative. It even talks about what to do after you go to zero, which is the worst case scenario. We can bounce back! But the worst thing we can do is nothing. The part about rituals and envisioning the process and not just the outcome was especially meaningful. Having a hive is also a cool concept. Some sections may feel like a review, such as those about the importance of exercise, balance, and meditation in relation to creative work. But overall, this book is a winner. So take uncertainty and run with it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marnierosenberg | 12/31/2013

    " After LOVING the introduction (and telling at least a dozen people to read this book), I got stuck in the first 100 pages for many months, starting and restarting to gain traction. Finally this week I moved into the second half, into content which spoke to me in so many ways. I can see myself recommending this book to friends and clients over and over again. It gets right to the heart of how uncertainty gets us stuck and suggests ways to move through it. I can't wait to start putting these ideas into action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stacy | 12/7/2013

    " I got this book in a first reads contest, and I wasn't sure what to expect. I am glad I did because I really loved it. The book was inspiring and made you really look at how you try to achieve your dreams and the stress and uncertainty that can come with that. Good tips on how to follow your passion. "

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