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Kadira’s Notes - 3 Books To Read This Winter

Winter or Summer, it doesn't really matter, I would encourage you to check out

these three books. If it’s winter, you can clean your brushes and curl up by the

fire at the end of the day, snuggled up under a comfy throw. Or, if it's summer, head

to the beach with one of these books.

They are, in no particular order of importance, as they are all important, enlightening reads:

• Steven Pressfield’s, ‘Nobody Wants To Read Your Sh*t.'

• 'Money Isn’t The Problem, You Are' by Dr. Dain Heer and Gary M Douglass

• Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.

There are different ways of gaining knowledge and books are one of those that

you can pick up and put down at your leisure. Also these days where you can

have electronic libraries, you can take hundreds of books with you wherever you

go if you want to.. I never thought I would get into digital books, because I’ve

always loved physical books. However I have to confess, I’m a convert, I’m now a

junkie for the digital.

There are two reasons for this, one obviously is ease of accessibility. The other

is not so obvious perhaps, and it applies particularly to art books, and books with

pictures, or photographs. The big plus here is that you can blow those pictures

up and look at them in detail, and when you're talking art, this can be very helpful

to see what some one has done.

To get back to my recommendations, why have I chosen these particular books?

Let's look at them separately.

• Steven Pressfield’s, ‘Nobody Wants To Read Your Sh*t.'

His book is about the writers journey, and what has helped him on that path. He talks about his expectations, successes and disappointments.

The writers journey is not dissimilar to that of the artist and other creatives and he has some great concepts that are transferable across creative boundaries.

• Money Isn’t The Problem, You Are - This work book contains some great

insights into our stories around money and how to change them. I find

many artists have been affected by the starving artist story and subconsciously allow this poverty consciousness to hold them back. This book helps you get rid of all that old programming.

• Last but not least is Big Magic. This book is broken into six sections:

Courage, Enchantment, Permission, Persistence, Trust and Divinity.

The first question we are asked to consider is, “Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you? The hunt to uncover those jewels — that's creative living.” If you are a creative person (and of course we all are) this is definitely worth a read. Even though I bought the ebook, I'm currently listening to this one on audio books, while working in the studio or driving in the car. I highly recommend it!

NB: I am an affiliate for these books

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