You guys know I love talking about inspiration. I love doing what I can to motivation people to discover and explore their own creative selves.
I’ve given talks about it (and I fall into the “more afraid of public speaking than death” group) because it touches such a fiery place in my heart so I can’t shut up about it.
I’ve written numerous blog posts about it.
I still don’t feel that I’ve quite hit on the right note to really express my own opinions/thoughts/passions about finding your art, your inspiration, your raison d’etre.
So until I do, I’ll send you off to James Victore and his kick in the pants book Feck Perfuction.
He goes for the tough love.
He promotes the idea that to live your life according to someone else’s wishes is to live unfulfilled and, therefore, what’s the point?
He pushes you to go after who you believe yourself to be, to embrace your weird, your voice, and have a f*cking opinion.
I’m almost halfway through the book so far after a recommendation from my husband, and I’ve already hit lots of quotations I just want to tattoo all over myself so I remember that risks are necessary for happiness.
It’s a short read, with full pages just doodles/mottos to remember and little one-page anecdotes to ponder over.
So if you’re looking for something to light the fire in your creativity and spur you on to finish/start your next project, pick this one up and give it a try.
Already read it? I’m interested in your thoughts! Let me know in the comments below.
There won’t be a post from me next week — it’s Canada Day and I’ll just be getting back from a weekend away, but I’ll be back on July 8th!