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Creative Calling

Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World with Meaning, and Succeed in Work + Life
Written by: Chase Jarvis
Narrated by: Chase Jarvis
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Business & Money, Careers
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Publisher's Summary

Life isn’t about “finding” fulfillment and success - it’s about creating it. Why then has creativity been given a back seat in our culture? No longer.

Creativity is a force inside every person that, when unleashed, transforms our lives and delivers vitality to everything we do. Establishing a creative practice is therefore our most valuable and urgent task - as important to our well-being as exercise or nutrition. 

The good news? Renowned artist, author, and CreativeLive founder, Chase Jarvis, reminds us that creativity isn't a skill - it's a habit available to everyone: beginners and lifelong creators, entrepreneurs to executives, astronauts to zookeepers, and everyone in between. Through small, daily actions we can supercharge our innate creativity and rediscover our personal power in life. 

Whether your ambition is a creative career, completing a creative project, or simply cultivating a creative mindset, Creative Calling will unlock your potential via Jarvis’s memorable “IDEA” system: 

  • Imagine your big dream, whatever you want to create - or become - in this world. 
  • Design a daily practice that supports that dream - and a life of expression and transformation. 
  • Execute on your ambitious plans and make your vision real.
  • Amplify your impact through a supportive community you’ll learn to grow and nurture.
©2019 Chase Jarvis (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Highly Recommended

Great book, I really enjoyed it.

I’m someone who doesn’t believe they are creative and often have a conflict when wanting to do creative things. It was kind of drummed into me as I grew up that this is frivolous stuff. It was so refreshing to hear that it isn’t. Creativity is in all of us and we need to allow ourselves to be creative. The more we allow ourselves to do so the more creative we will be. This makes us a more rounded person.

The narration by Chase was also awesome. I really like books narrated by the author and Chase was very inspiring.

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Inspiring

Great book for people who are looking for inspiration and the honest truth about rising to the top. Also having Chase reading it, makes it more engaging.

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Creative Calling is a taste of Chase's Soul!

This audiobook is soooooo well thought of, put together and delivered! You really feel that a lot of his soul was put into this. The way Chase narrates (his voice tone plus the pace of his stories) and the examples he uses to make us connect to what he's talking about resonates with me in a real deep level. All these make this book THE BEST!

EEEEEEVERYONE SHOULD LISTEN TO THIS BOOK!!
(.. and it's actually your luck, cause its made for EVERYONE 😉)

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Best book in a while..!

This one of the best book I read/listened to in a while. Chase Jarvis is really inspiring and his book brings it all into light. Everybody should read/listen to this book...absolutely everybody..!

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A must read!

This book is packed full of insight, knowledge and mentorship. If you are looking to be more creative, grow your business, grow your audience or even just how to have more fulfillment and joy in your life then you must read this book. Thank you Chase for all that you have shared in this book.

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  • Jean Grey
  • 2019-09-26

Inspiring and Actionable

There are so many great bite-sized gems in this book along with actionable takeaways. This is great to keep in your ears and revisit again and again.

What I loved most was how Chase, again and again, brought clarity to creativity: what it is, why it matters, and how to find.

Often we make things so muddled and complicated and masters are those that can communicate clearly and concisely. Chase does that and more in this book. Whether you are going to apply this to art or leadership, this is must-have in your collection.

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  • James Minh Tran
  • 2019-10-30

What every new, upstart, creative needs to hear

I started my own photography and digital creative production team a few years ago and went through the typical issues of doubt, burn out, wrong turns etc all the while reading and listening to as many self help books that while often helped in some way, never quite got the struggle of what I was going through correctly until I heard of and picked up this book. Every chapter, every turn, every line that Chase talks about is exactly what I've gone through and see what others in my field goes through, so much so that I've recommended this book practically to every single person I interact with.

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  • AE Oz
  • 2019-10-23

Always love having Jarvis in my ears.

When I was growing up, it was customary to have the teachers that were assigned to you. That was it. Now, with virtual classrooms, it's possible to choose from a world full of teachers. It's a gift. I've found some amazing teachers, including Tim Ferriss, who introduced me to Chase Jarvis.

I believe that there's probably an ideal mentor out there for everyone and Jarvis happens to be mine. It's not just because of what he knows and what he's done. I'm also drawn to him as a role model and fellow human because of who he is. More than any of my other great teachers, he's just right up my alley.

So, yeah, I'll read any book he writes and I'll support him in all his endeavors. Regarding this book specifically, I'm grateful to have his thoughts on this simple but profound subject distilled and organized in one neat package. I'll listen to it again from time to time, I'm sure, and I'm sure it will help me each time.

Rock on with your bad selves, fellow humans. Rock on with your bad self, Jarvis, and thanks for everything, brother.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-09-28

Bridge the gap between dreams and realizing

Incredible book for both beginner and advanced creative practiser. This book is a great motivation to keep you engaged on one of your life projects. Allthough I am almost finishing my music project I really liked the way this book gave me the last push in the right direction. Chase his enthusiast for making things is likely to spark an interest with you. Great listen or read. Beautiful stories that makes you want to experiment en follow you own creative path!

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  • Rodrigo Velazquez
  • 2019-11-06

It’s here, it’s now. Time to do it.

Great book for anyone seeking to level up in their creative craft or business. Your calling, find it and share it with the world.

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  • Wratchel
  • 2019-10-26

New Ideas on Creativity

Jarvis reveals fresh and updated views on creativity that are bound to resonate with readers no matter what their profession (or lack thereof). I read it after finishing Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and The War of Art by Steven Pressfield and it was on par with inspiration but takes a more actionable approach that I found helpful. Not only did I appreciate the positive mindset approach, but I was looking for concepts that I could APPLY. And I found them here in Creative Calling.

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  • Lance J. Goyke
  • 2019-10-02

Inspirational

Chase draws on a lot of the people that have identified with over the years. I find his message simple to digest and motivational. My mind is turning and I'm ready to go create.

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  • Stephen
  • 2019-10-01

I needed this book.

I really did. If you have that epic thing inside that needs to get born, you probably need this book too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-12-06

Practical, Actionable Advice for Creatives

Every facet of this book is wonderful, from the way the topics are organized to the digestible, easy to understand concepts. Chase uses his personal experiences to weave the topics together, but it's about so much more than his own process and success. He offers practical advice for people at all stages of creativity, and ideas that work in any creative pursuit... And underpinning it all, the most important concept of all: DO THE WORK.

I will be recommending this book to all of my creative friends, and holding this information near and dear to my heart as I slog through my own weaving, unsure ups and downs along this creative journey.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-12-02

I liked it.

I t was more than I expected.very motivating.very encouraging for a creative person .Thumbs up.