Book Category: Creative, Motivational,

Creativity On Demand: How to Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius (book summary)

Author: Michael J. Gelb
Life Changing Principles
7.2
Quality of Writing
7.0
Overall Value
7.7
pros: Fun and fast, great tips for mindfulness
cons: Brief
73.0%
overall rating
7.3

Creativity on Demand by Michael J. Gelb

QUICK SUMMARY:
“Creativity…” is a comprehensive guide to harnessing, utilizing  and maintaining one’s own creative energies.

KEY INSIGHTS:

  • Energy is key
  • Qi responds to intention & imagination
  • Creativity is a mindset
  • Self-compassion creates a path for creative freedom
  • Creativity is play

PRACTICAL APPLICATION:

  • Use restorative rest on a daily basis, for some length of time each day
  • Consuming inspirational materials regularly/ “moodboarding” things you find, continually
  • Choose a positive, proactive creative mindset

MEANINGFUL QUOTES

“(A) self-compassionate mindset may facilitate higher levels of creativity.”

“The great Leonardo remained like a child for the whole of his life… Even as an adult he continued to play…” (Freud on daVinci)

“We all start out knowing magic… we are all born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand… (But) We get the magic educated right out of our souls.”