A few of the books, podcasts, and resources that I’ve found particularly supportive and inspiring.
For Doing the Work
This podcast episode on time is SO GOOD
Get to Work Book- my favorite day planner
Apps: Evernote, Wunderlist (for list sharing)
Working Through Blocks
a good therapist!
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown (all of her books are great, but this one is my favorite)
Creative Block by Danielle Krysa (This one specifically deals with artist block and focuses on visual art, but the principles really be applied to any medium/situation, and the interviews are fun to read.)
Liz Lerman's Critical Response Process is applicable to any situation where you need to give/receive feedback.
How to Not Always Be Working by Marlee Grace tackles boundaries, the challenges of social media overload, and…how to not always be working.
The Process of Letting Yourself Have a Creative Process by Jennifer Williams
Gather the People by Sarah J. Bray (an honest, connection-based approach to rallying people around your work)
You Need a Budget (there's a yearly cost, but I like it better than mint)
You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
Approaches to Business
Fuel & Inspiration
Learning to Love You More by Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher (one of my very favorite art projects)
100 Pep Talks by Elise Blaha Cripe
Advice from My 80-year-old Self by Susan O'Malley
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
A feminist business model! A Creative Mornings chat by Jennifer Armbrust
David Foster Wallace's This is Water speech
The Ghost Ship that Didn't Carry Us (advice for hard decisions)
Podcasts I appreciate
(all searchable on itunes or stitcher)
Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert
Dear Sugar Radio