Creating a Life Worth Living

Creating a Life Worth Living Review

Dreaming is easy. Making it happen is hard. With a fresh perspective, Carol Lloyd motivates the person searching for two things: the creative life and a life of sanity, happiness and financial solvency. Creating a Life Worth Living is for the hundreds of thousands of people who bought Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, but who are looking for more down-to-earth solutions and concrete tasks for achieving their goals.

Creating a Life Worth Living helps the reader search memory for inspiration, understand his or her individual artistic profile, explore possible futures, design a daily process and build a structure of support. Each of the 12 chapters, such as "The Drudge We Do For Dollars" and "Excavating the Future," contains specific exercises and daily tasks that help readers to clarify their desires and create a tangible plan of action for realizing dreams. The book also provides inspiring anecdotes and interviews with people who have succeeded in their chosen fields, such as performance artist Anna Devere Smith, writer Sally Tisdale and filmmaker R. J. Cutler.

The pursuit of one's dreams is one of the great joys in life but also one of the most terrifying. Creating a Life Worth Living is an invaluable road map for this journey, guiding readers as they take the first tentative steps that are necessary before they can fly.

Title:Creating a Life Worth Living
Edition Language:English

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  • Akemi G

    I read this book more than ten years ago when a friend recommended it to me. Back then, I had a full-time corporate job. One of the good things this book did for me was to let me know that it's fine t...

  • Jocelyn Paige

    At first I was a bit skeptical about what this book had to offer. There are a lot of self-help books out there aimed at helping people achieve their goals, and the fact that this is geared towards cre...

  • Jenni Pertuset

    why: recommended by Molly Hall:"This is a great book if you need help focusing your ideas and talents. Most people have more than one talent or passion, and it can be hard to know what to give your en...

  • Robin Davis

    Well formatted course on finding your passion and setting a plan to achieve it. Really makes you think! ...

  • Emily

    Yeah, so it's self-help-y. But it's HIGH-quality self help. And really well considered smart career guidance for artists and those who would lead a creative life. I have a kind of "Where has this book...

  • Sasha

    In brief... I was so happy to find this book. Out of the other books for artists (etc) that I've read, this is the absolute best--granted the others were mostly atrocious. The writer speaks as an inte...

  • Rebecca

    I found this to be about as useful, but in a different way, as Zen and the Art of Making a Living. The two in tandem could probably give someone a lot to think about in terms of getting organized and ...

  • earthy

    Excellent title, fairly run-of-the-mill self-help book. Some great energy here, but if you've read other books about centering your life around your creativity, this doesn't add anything new to what y...

  • Arnoldo Garcia

    It's never too late to start to live how you wanna live. This is a practical guide for those too lazy (or too overloaded by surviving) under the current neoliberal regime. This was given to me -- I gu...

  • E.v. Sage

    I borrowed this book from the library, but now that I have read it, I'm going to have to go out and buy my own copy. This is one of my new favorites, right up there with Barbara Sher's Refuse to Choos...