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Brainstorm

Harnessing the Power of Productive Obsessions
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Paperback Book
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New World Library
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April, 2010
ISBN:
9781577316213
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It’s true: a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Yet that’s what we do when we spend our weekend—and neurons—reliving a workplace squabble, spend a family visit chewing over childhood issues, or spend hours beating ourselves up when someone brings one of our own long-held (but never worked on) ideas to fruition. This kind of obsessing gets us, like a hamster on a wheel, nowhere. But as noted creativity expert Eric Maisel asserts, obsessing productively leads to fulfillment rather than frustration. A productive obsession, whether an idea for a novel, a business, or a vaccine, is chosen deliberately and pursued with determination. In this provocative, practical guide, Maisel coaches you to use the tendency to obsess to your creative advantage, fulfilling both your promise and your promises to yourself.

If you take my suggestions and accept my challenges, you’ll embark on a journey more amazing than any you could contrive by land, sea, or air. You’ll activate your imagination, awaken your memory, and enlist billions of neurons in the service of your passions and ideals. There are many books on the market that help you extinguish your unwanted, unproductive obsessions. I want to impress on you that obsessing has its positive side too. This book champions and salutes that positive side and the unrivaled power of productive obsessions.

Among Eric Maisel’s other books are The Van Gogh Blues, The Creativity Book, and Coaching the Artist Within.

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It's true: a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Yet that's what we do when we spend our weekend -- and neurons -- reliving a workplace squabble, spend a family visit chewing over childhood issues, or spend hours beating ourselves up when someone brings one of our own long-held (but never worked on) ideas to fruition. This kind of obsessing gets us, like a hamster on a wheel, nowhere. But as noted creativity expert Eric Maisel asserts, obsessing "productively" leads to fulfillment rather than frustration. A productive obsession, whether an idea for a novel, a business, or a vaccine, is chosen deliberately and pursued with determination. In this provocative, practical guide, Maisel coaches you to use the tendency to obsess to your creative advantage, fulfilling both your promise and your promises to yourself.Its true: a mind is a terrible thing to waste. Yet thats what we do when we spend our weekend and neurons reliving a workplace squabble, spend a family visit chewing over childhood issues, or spend hours beating ourselves up when someone brings one of our own long-held (but never worked on) ideas to fruition. This kind of obsessing gets us, like a hamster on a wheel, nowhere. But as noted creativity expert Eric Maisel asserts, obsessing productively leads to fulfillment rather than frustration. A productive obsession, whether an idea for a novel, a business, or a vaccine, is chosen deliberately and pursued with determination.

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