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This kindlebook of The 7 Stages of Creativity by James Whitaker is very empowering. Whitaker gives encouraging advice and ways to hone one’s creativity. He also gives persuasive reasons why having an expert/enlisting the help of a mentor when pursuing a passion can be extremely helpful. I admit that the advice I am still in process of implementing is when to decide whether to continue to pursue something of a passion in relation to a career evolution outcome as compared to when to leave a passion for another passion that has more promise. I easily have my mind made up to balance my passion with honing my storytelling passions with being gainfully employed, it is just other passions that I intend to wisely allow myself more time to decide on. Still, I am glad to have obtained this kindlebook even as an Amateur reviewer who keeps an open mind to looking at writings from other amateur writers/reviewers as well as professional reviewers andor writers who are paid for their talents/gifts.
Really enjoyed reading this book. I was also fortunate to have attended James talk on "The Art of Storytelling" which he delivered during the International Business Model Competition which was held earlier this year at Microsoft Campus. As someone who teaches Creativity & Innovation at the National University in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, I am already sharing some of James' ideas on creativity with our entrepreneurship students. Also, highly recommend his youtube video: "How to Rock the Stage."
Great step-by-step guide and a very enjoyable read. You can actually feel James' passion through his words as he takes you in a journey that will certainly discover your inner creative self. The Kindle edition also has great extra content referencing other articles by James.
Forget 10,000 hours - the number you are looking for is 7. This book is not just about creativity - it is a set of 7 stages that you can go through to get to the top of your field. Through the lens of his career and those of highly successful people like Marie Curie and Bill Gates, Whittaker steps back and looks at the big picture of how to be creative and excel. He will give you the gift of learning from the path that he and others have taken and give you a shortcut to the top. Instead of spending countless hours reading articles about how to be the best, read this book and start your journey to being one of them.