Time Management for the Creative Person: Right-Brain Strategies for Stopping Procrastination, Getting Control of the Clock and Calendar, and Freeing Up Your Time and Your Life

Time Management for the Creative Person: Right-Brain Strategies for Stopping Procrastination, Getting Control of the Clock and Calendar, and Freeing Up Your Time and Your Life

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by Lee Silber
     
 

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Creative folks often know all too well that the muse doesn’t always strike when you want it to, or when the deadline for your next brilliant project is creeping up on you like an ill-fitting turtleneck. Originality doesn’t follow a time clock, even when you have to. While conventional time management books offer tons of instruction for using time wisely,…  See more details below

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Creative folks often know all too well that the muse doesn’t always strike when you want it to, or when the deadline for your next brilliant project is creeping up on you like an ill-fitting turtleneck. Originality doesn’t follow a time clock, even when you have to. While conventional time management books offer tons of instruction for using time wisely, they are traditionally organized in a linear fashion, which just isn’t helpful for the right-brain mind. In Time Management for the Creative Person, creativity guru Lee Silber offers real advice for using the strengths of artistic folks—like originality and resourcefulness—to adopt innovative time-saving solutions, such as:

* Learning to say no when your plate is just too full
* How to know when a good job, not a great one, is good enough
* Making “to do” lists that include fun stuff, too—that way you won’t feel overwhelmed by work
* Time-saving techniques around the house that give you more time to get your work done and more time to spend with your loved ones
* The keys to clutter control that will keep your work space and your living space neat

With these and lots of other practical tips, Lee Silber will help anyone, from the time-starved caterer rushing to prepare for her next party to the preoccupied painter who forgets when the electric bill is due, make the most of their time and turn the clock and the calendar into friends, not foes.


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307560650
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/26/2010
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
636,132
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Lee Silber, author of Career Management for the Creative Person and Self-Promotion for the Creative Person, is an accomplished graphic artist, drummer, workshop leader, radio talk show host, and the founder of five companies, including CreativeLee Speaking. He lives with his wife in San Diego, California. For more information, contact him at www.creativelee.com.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Time Management for the Creative Person 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book gives practical tips on getting around in the world of organized people, while at the same time humorously driving home the reality that we have GOT to get a handle on paperwork and be courteous to others by meeting deadlines and being on time. I could relate to it completely; this book is NOT for the linear thinker or someone who is looking for a method, rather for someone who is frustrated with traditional planning systems and needs a practical philosophy.
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Forget it. You aren't going to convince me. I am well known for completing an awful lot of stuff fairly quickly but I still always have much to learn about time management and organization. Lee Silber's Time Management for the Creative Person is a treasure trove of little tricks, hints and exercises to get you on the organized straight and narrow. Stop denying you have a problem and go look through your closets. Or ask your best friend. They will tell you. Seriously, from the badly rattled to the mildy behind schedule this book helps all kinds of creative people to become inspired to set goals from themselves in an organized and timely fashion, and with Silber's usual sense of humor and fun. A quote used in the book: 'A lot of frustrated artists are people who didn't take the opportunity when it was presented.' - Jimmy Buffett. Don't miss out on the opportunity of this book.