Ideas on a Deadline: How to Be Creative When the Clock is Ticking

Ideas on a Deadline: How to Be Creative When the Clock is Ticking

by Phil Cooke
Ideas on a Deadline: How to Be Creative When the Clock is Ticking

Ideas on a Deadline: How to Be Creative When the Clock is Ticking

by Phil Cooke


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Ideas on a Deadline is the definitive book for creative people who have to deliver breakthrough ideas on demand. One of the most destructive myths about creativity is the idea that we need to wait for inspiration. But as artist Chuck Close said, “Inspiration is for amateurs—the rest of us just show up and get to work.” Whether you’re a creative professional like a designer, writer, musician, or filmmaker, or an executive, engineer, teacher, or salesperson, this book will show you how to “prime the pump” of your creativity, overcome the blocks, and deliver great ideas when you need them the most.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781957369044
Publisher: Avail
Publication date: 05/24/2022
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 881,739
Product dimensions: 4.88(w) x 7.09(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Helping creative leaders navigate their career and calling in today’s distracted media-driven culture. Phil Cooke, Ph.D. is co-founder and CEO of Cooke Media Group in Los Angeles and the nonprofit Influence Lab. He has produced media programming in nearly 70 countries, and created many of the most influential inspirational TV programs in history with a client list that includes Hollywood studios, major nonprofits, and many of the most respected faith-based organizations in the world.

Table of Contents

Foreword You Have an Hour to Rewrite Everything 13

Introduction The Creative Demand 19

Part I The Mindset

The Art of Focusing on What Matters 27

Chapter 1 Never Miss a Deadline 29

Chapter 2 Expectations Matter 35

Chapter 3 The Truth about the Eureka Moment 39

Chapter 4 Why Passion Isn't Enough 43

Part II The Motivation

The Art of the Creative Attitude 51

Chapter 5 Start by Saying "No" 53

Chapter 6 Learn to Forget What You Know 59

Chapter 7 Push the Boundaries and Build Creative Confidence 63

Chapter 8 It's Time to Embrace the Fear 69

Chapter 9 Do We Become Less Creative as We Get Older? 77

Part III The Method

The Art of Creative Extensions 81

Chapter 10 Start with Clarity 83

Chapter 11 Get Your Life in Order 87

Chapter 12 The Benefit of Creative Extensions 95

Chapter 13 Start with a Blank Page 101

Chapter 14 Write It Down! 107

Chapter 15 For the Best Ideas, Go to the Source 115

Chapter 16 Showers, Driving, and the Thinking Chair 121

Chapter 17 The Power of a Good Walk 127

Chapter 18 The Holy Trinity of Creativity: 135

Chapter 19 Hold Back the Flood 143

Chapter 20 Your Crisis May be the Key to Your Creativity 151

Chapter 21 The Power of a "Mash-Up" 157

Chapter 22 Dreaming and Creativity: Does It Really Work? 163

Chapter 23 Build in the Time to Recharge 173

Chapter 24 How to Make Your Dream Their Dream 181

Part IV The Momentum

The Art of Unleashing Creativity in Others 189

Chapter 25 Atmosphere Matters: How to Design a Creative Culture 191

Chapter 26 Leading High Achievers 199

Chapter 27 Your Ideas Should Get People Talking 203

Chapter 28 Going Deeper 207

Chapter 29 Find Out More about Phil Cooke: 211

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