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Key Takeaways from The Creative Act!


One book that I feel every single person should read - 'The Creative Act: A Way of Being' by Rick Rubin. Doesn't matter if you're running a company, leading a team, or just looking for your next read — this book's for you. And hey, if you think creativity is just about painting or music, Rick's about to turn that idea on its head. It's all about solving problems in ways you'd never expect  ⚡


With nine Grammies under his belt and years of experience bringing top-selling albums into the world, it’s fair to say that Rick Rubin knows more than a thing or two about the creative process. While he has collaborated with numerous high-profile artists, Rubin chooses not to focus on name-dropping.  Instead, he’s careful to keep his advice broad, for his belief is that creativity is a fundamental part of being human.



You might assume this book rehashes the usual clichés about creativity or dismiss it as just another guide for artists or painters. Yet, it breaks the mold by offering exceptional resource for problem-solving, bringing new perspectives to light 🌩 You see, when I ask people to describe the one moment that they were proud of, they generally talk about things that they did when life went wrong. Having said that they were so afraid of life going wrong all the time. So, when I read this quote "Wrong turns that you take will take you to the landscape that you have never seen otherwise"

I realized that recognizing there are no true wrong turns, only paths that guide us to new opportunities for growth and learning, can diminish our fear, stress, and anxiety. The book gifted me tools for creativity and problem-solving, but its true treasure was in giving me a new vocabulary, reshaping how I look at everything around me 💜 A must-read for every aspiring high-performer who has ever felt lost, uninspired, or stuck.


Whether it's assembling an album, authoring a book, sketching, or devising a marketing strategy, creativity surrounds us. In this book, Rubin offers light on how to connect with our inner and outer worlds 🌏 He emphasizes the importance of discovering, listening to, and honing our rhythm. The book, dense yet accessible, comprises concise chapters—or "thoughts," as Rubin refers to them—that are straightforward and filled with tricks of the trade 🙌 Incorporating elements of Stoicism and practical tips for fostering ideas, overcoming obstacles in creativity, and beyond, Rubin’s approach is enlightening without being dogmatic. "The Creative Act" can be devoured in a single sitting or savored one "thought" at a time.




So, if you are a reader or a non-reader, it doesn't matter. Just flip to any page and begin; you'll find that the book starts speaking to you right away! So share with me what conversation Rubin had with you 😉


Cheers,

Bibliophile Parul

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