Creativity, Spirituality, and Making a Buck

Creativity, Spirituality, and Making a Buck

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Author: Nichtern, David

Brand: Wisdom Publications

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 248

Release Date: 08-10-2019

Details: Product Description A friendly, funny, practical guide for creatives and entrepreneurs, written by a four-time Emmy award-winning and two-time Grammy-nominated composer-guitarist-producer who has worked with Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Garcia, Lana Del Rey, and Krishna Das, among many others. Also a beloved and highly regarded Buddhist teacher, David teaches readers how to integrate their creative process with their spiritual practice and livelihood.“How do I make a living doing what I love?” “Am I a sellout as an artist if I want to be successful?” “How do I integrate my spiritual principles with the art of running a business? And actually, um, how do I run a business?” Wondering how to reconcile your calling with your need to make a living wage, or what to do once your art starts selling, or how to achieve success in your field, or what it even means to be successful? David Nichtern offers his lived, learned experience as an entrepreneur, musician, and Buddhist teacher to first help you figure out what “success” means to you and then show you how to get there. He offers advice on the creative process and principles of business and ethics—everything from “listen to the muse!” to “protect your intellectual property!”—and provides mindfulness exercises to help you integrate inspiration and aspiration, vocation and avocation—to go from surviving to thriving. Whether you’re a baker trying to grow from the farmer’s market to a brick-and-mortar or a CEO exploring how taking care of your employees can be the same as taking care of your business—if you’re trying to align your spiritual, creative, and financial pursuits and discover what it means to truly live well, this book is for you. Review "A great book about spirituality and success."—Judd Apatow, comedian and director of The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, and Funny People“The big question has always been whether or not three aspects of our lives—creative expression, economic well-being, and spiritual growth—are separate and compartmentalized. In this excellent book, David Nichtern demonstrates that you can integrate all of them into one holistic life, guiding us through ikigai principles of do what you love, do what you are good at, do what the world wants, and do what the world is willing to pay for. I have always enjoyed David’s music. Now we get to enjoy his words of wisdom in this book.”—Gopi Kallayil, chief evangelist, brand marketing for Google, and author of The Internet to the Inner-net and The Happy Human"In this profound, delightful work, Nichtern humorously explores balancing one’s spirituality with earning a living. Readers new to Buddhism will find a welcoming introduction to basic Buddhist tenets, and any general reader working in a creative field will relish Nichtern’s helpful tips on sustaining a long-term artistic practice."—Publishers Weekly“Growing up, I always worried that in order to be spiritual one needed the rules to live a simple, quiet life. As I gained a self and success I realized that none of us live simple lives. We ALL need help to understand that a modern life demands flexibility and freedom. David’s new book gives us guidance and the tools to do so but mostly permission to be ambitious and still.”—Jamie Lee Curtis, actor, author, and entrepreneur “David Nichtern wonderfully shares the fruit of a long career and a wide variety of life experiences, along with his devoted meditation practice and exploration. Sound, tested, business planning and advice would seem to be an odd pairing with Buddhist teaching and guidance on how to establish a meditation practice. But Creativity, Spirituality, and Making a Buck proves this not to be the case. Tools like Tibetan lojong slogans, pithy bits of Buddhist wisdom teachings, can totally change your day.”—Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness and Real Love“Everybody has a hungry heart. We are hungry for so many different kinds of food. The table is set and the meal is laid out for us

EAN: 9781614294986

Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches

Languages: English