The Muse Is In: An Owner's Manual to Your Creativity

The Muse Is In: An Owner's Manual to Your Creativity

by Jill Badonsky

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Following her perennial-seller The Awe-Manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder, Jill Badonsky returns with a fun new book that will help her readers get their creativity working like a well-oiled machine. As a creativity-coaching pioneer, Jill knows that many people feel distracted, blocked, and overwhelmed.

The Muse Is In: An Owner's Manual to Your Creativity outlines how to power up one's genius, take it for a test drive, troubleshoot problems along the way, and offers tips for proper care and maintenance. With her dazzling illustrations and quirky humor, Jill Badonsky delivers the operating instructions for helping her fans spark their creative passion.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762447107
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

Jill Badonsky, M.Ed., is an internationally recognized workshop leader, keynote speaker, creativity-coaching pioneer, illustrator, and humorist. As the founder and director of Kazen-Muse Creavitity Coaching, she consults with filmmakers, comedians, artists, writers, business leaders, and anyone who is experiencing procrastination, overwhelm or other blocks to positive changes. She is the author of The Nine Modern Day Muses (and a Bodyguard) and The Awe-Manac: A Daily Dose of Wonder. Jill lives in SanDiego,CA. Visit her at

Table of Contents

I. Getting Started
1. Introduction to the Owner’s Manual

II. Adjusting Your Creativity Settings
1. Mind in Ready Mode
2. Passion
3. Courage
4. Spirit
5. Intuition
6. Belief
7. Creative Modalities x
8. Inspiration x
9. You – being present

III. Creative Ball Bearings
1. Reminders
2. Small Steps
3. Lowered Expectations
4. Making Time
5. Process Fuel
6. Focus
7. Kindness, Compassion, and Permission
8. Self-talk
9. Structure
10. Meditation and Empty Spaces
11. Kid-Stuff

IV. Test Driving Your Creativity
1. Ignition: Warm-up
2. Defining Your Voice
3. Percolator Questions
4. Raw Materials
5. Perspectives
6. Suspending Logic
7. Adventures

V. Care and Maintenance Datebook: Prompts for Everyday of the Year
January thru December

VI. Troubleshooting Creative Challenges: Problems and Solutions
1. Quick Reference List
2. Creative Chaos
3. Fears
4. Overwhelm
5. Perfectionism
6. Compare yourself with others – works for instant discouragement
7. Procrastination
8. Out of Focus
9. Not Finding Time
10. Ruthless Self Talk
11. Addictions, Habits and Obsessions

VII. Index: Additional inspiration, humor, diagrams and illustrations

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