Do you see yourself as an artist?
Colin Egglesfield never thought an artistic career path was realistic. He always made room for creativity, but it was never his life's focus. But then a chance encounter with an acting class, before committing to medical school, made Colin realize that an artistic career was possible. The path wasn't easy. Breaking into Hollywood can be quite a challenge. On top of that, he was diagnosed with cancer, not once, but twice.
In "Agile Artist," Colin shares lessons he learned from his struggles to make a career in Hollywood, finding courage and support through personal health battles and tragedies. Along the way, he shares the riveting story of his ground-zero experience on 9/11 as well as his social impact projects in Chicago. This is the story of Colin's journey into creative discovery and his attempts to connect with a more authentic version of himself to become an Agile Artist.
Colin emphasizes his belief that we are all artists in some form or another, even if we haven't connected with that part of ourselves. In 'Agile Artist,' he shares his rich life stores and provides plenty of inventive strategies to help you break through to your creative, true self. Beyond this powerful book Colin invites you to join his artist community, where together, we can all support, motivate and share who we are to create not only better lives but a better world.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: RUN, DON’T WALK
1.1 THE IMPERMANENCE OF LIFE THAT REVEALS YOUR AGILE ARTIST
1.2 CREATIVE QUESTIONS
1.3 THINKING VS. BEING THOUGHT OF
1.4 TRUSTING YOUR INSTINCTS
1.5 MANIFESTING YOUR DESTINY
1.6 THE SECRET TO THE SECRET
1.7 HOW TO BE A TRANSPLANTED UNABORTED FETUS
1.8 SOMETIMES YOU’RE NOT WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE
1.9 OLD ENDINGS, NEW BEGINNINGS
CHAPTER 2: EVERYONE IS AN ARTIST
2.1 WHERE DID OUR CREATIVITY GO?
2.2 FINDING YOUR SELF
2.3 YOU, THE AGILE ARTIST
2.4 DO THE WORK
2.5 STEALING THE CREATIVE CONNECTION
CHAPTER 3: CARPE DIEM
3.2 ‘HELL YEAH!’
3.3 DARE TO SUCK
3.4 BARK LIKE A DOG
3.5 THE 30/30/40 RULE
CHAPTER 4: FREE BALLIN’
4.1 JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE IT ALL
4.2 STARING DEATH IN THE FACE
4.3 TOUR DE FORCE
4.4 YOU’RE NOT ALONE
4.5 BADASS MOFO
4.6 IT’S NOT ABOUT THE ABS
4.7 DECIDE IT SO
CHAPTER 5. EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE
5.1 SOMETHING BORROWED FOR SOMETHING BORROWED
5.2 SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
5.3 CREATE A CREATIVE SPACE
5.4 THE TRAFFIC JAM IN YOUR BRAIN
5.5 VULNERABILITY IS THE KEY
CHAPTER 6: SUCCESS
6.1 WHY? 20X
6.2 GOOD TO GREAT
6.3 DON’T GIVE UP
6.4 FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT
6.5 CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT
6.6 DISCIPLINE AND COMMITMENT
CHAPTER 7: SHARE AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT
7.1 AGILE ARTIST AT WORK
7.2 GRATITUDE IS THE ATTITUDE
7.3 LET’S DO THIS!
7.4 DO IT ANYWAY
BEFORE YOU GO: THE GREAT INVITATION
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mr. Colin I've just received your book July 9 and I'm now on page134 and it's now July 10. From the moment I started to read it I couldn't put it down. I'm only saying this because I hate reading books. But as a person viewing your acting skills and just seeing what kind of person you truely are I am very impressed with your ability to express yourself as being a real human being. Most people would not put themselves out like that I guess my instinct was right about you. Anyway to get the point your life's trails and testes are amazing to a lot of people who actually reads your back. And please don't change your personalty for anyone or anything. My whole heart goes out to you, you are one in a million.