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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762444670
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 239,725
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

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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GerriLynn More than 1 year ago
Normally, I don't go for the colorful, artsy, hippy-dippy looking books, but I always give them a look-see, mostly for train-wreck purposes. The Muse is In: NOT a trainwreck. There's some very good advice, and a lot of humor going on in this book for creative people, or those who want to be creative, but don't know how to begin, middle, or not-end. The advice is practical as well as whimsical, and the daily exercises are actually interesting. Very glad I picked up this book.