Tag: The Artist’s Way

I Recently Added a Page – 10 Books To Change Your Life and Career

I recently added a page 10 Books To Change Your Life and Career, that I think you will find useful if you are looking to make changes to your life and career. And these days, who isn’t?

I have read, studied, and used these 10 books. I have also been fortunate to have received personal, one-on-one personal coaching, mentoring, and friendship from a number of the authors.

These 10 books can help you to take a fresh look at your life, and your career, and gain new perspectives so that you can make the changes that you want to make and experience an adventure in growth.

  1. Creative Ideas by Ernst Holmes with Julia Cameron
  2. Creative Visualization by Shakti Gawain
  3. Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters by Michael Bungay-Stanier
  4. Intuitive Intelligence: Make Life-Changing Decisions with Perfect Timing by Paul O’Brien
  5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  6. The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
  7. The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz
  8. The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation: 10 minutes can make all the difference by Andy Puddicomb
  9. Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life by Sharif Khan
  10. What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles

10 books to change your life and career

I hope that you enjoy reading these 10 Books To Change Your Life and Career and find them as useful and inspiring as I have.


10 Books To Change Your Life and Career

Read these 10 books to change your life and career.

The following 10 books can help you to take a fresh look at your life, and your career, and gain new perspectives so that you can make the changes that you want to make and experience an adventure in growth.

These 10 books are books that I have read, studied, and used. I have been fortunate to have received personal, one-on-one personal coaching, mentoring, and friendship from a number of the authors.

The books are listed alphabetially.

  1. Creative Ideas
  2. Creative Visualization
  3. Do More Great Work.: Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters
  4. Intuitive Intelligence: Make Life-Changing Decisions with Perfect Timing
  5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  6. The Artist’s Way
  7. The Four Agreements
  8. The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation: 10 minutes can make all the difference
  9. Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life
  10. What Color Is Your Parachute?


1. Creative Ideas

Creative Ideas: A Spiritual Compass for Personal Expression by Ernest Holmes with Julia Cameron (The Artist’s Way). Creative Ideas is just as inspirational and insightful today as when it was first published over 30 years ago.

Creative Ideas by Ernest Holmes with Julia Cameron

Read more about Creative Ideas.


2. Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life

Creative Visualization is the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in your life that was taught by Shakti Gawain and introduced to the world in 1978 in her book Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life.

Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life by Shakti Gawain

Read more about Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life.


3. Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters

Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters by Michael Bungay-Stanier, in fifteen exercises, shows how you can finally do more of the work that pushes you forward, stretches your creativity, and truly satisfies you.

Do More Great Work by Michael Bungay Stanier

Read more about Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters.


4. Intuitive Intelligence: Make Life-Changing Decisions with Perfect Timing

Intuitive Intelligence: Make Life-Changing Decisions with Perfect Timing by Paul O’Brien is a unique book about discovering and living out one’s destiny. Paul O’Brien distills a lifetime of business and personal challenges, risk-taking, adventure, and trial-and-error into an eloquently articulated process for making the best strategic decisions with an ever-improving sense of timing.

Intuitive Intelligence by Paul O'Brien

Read more about Intuitive Intelligence: Make Life-Changing Decisions with Perfect Timing.


5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey,one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents—millions of people of all ages and occupations.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Read more about The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.



6. The Artist’s Way

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron show us that we are all creative in one way or another. While focused on writers The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron can help all of us lead a more a fulfilling life. The Artist’s Way was, and is, taught as a 12 week course.

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

Read more about The Artist’s Way.



7. The Four Agreements

The simple ideas of The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by don Miguel Ruiz provide an inspirational code for life; a personal development model, and a template for personal development, behaviour, communications and relationships.

Read more about The Four Agreements.


8. The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation: 10 minutes can make all the difference

The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation: 10 minutes can make all the difference by Andy Puddicomb is a onderful introudction to meditation and mindfulness.

Read more about The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation: 10 minutes can make all the difference.



9. Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life

Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life , by Sharif Khan, .

Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life by Sharif Khan

Read more about Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life.



10. What Color Is Your Parachute?

What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles is a self-help book intended for job-seekers is the world’s most popular job-hunting guide, revised and updated annually with more than ten million copies sold.

What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard N Bolles

Read more about What Color Is Your Parachute?.

Thank You

Thank you for visiting and looking at my collection of 10 Books To Change Your Life and Career. I hope that you found something to help you get new perspectives and experience adventures in growth.


10 books to change your life and career

Ask Me! Intuitive Consulting Career Life Coaching

Ask Me! Intuitive Consulting Career Life Coaching - Richard Edward Ward

Creative Ideas

Creative Ideas: A Spiritual Compass for Personal Expression by Ernest Holmes with Julia Cameron.

Creative Ideas is just as inspirational and insightful today as when it was first published over 30 years ago.

Those familiar with Ernest Holmes’ writings and The Science of Mind principles that he espoused will enjoy the long anticipated reunion with some of their favorite passages; those who are new to them will delight in the discovery of these classics of New Thought.

All readers will find Holmes’ meditations to be practical, insightful, and more than satisfying food for the hungry soul.

Buy Creative Ideas on amazon.

Julia Cameron writes in her Foreword:

It was more than 20 years ago composer Billy May handed me a copy of these pages. “They’ll change your life,” he said, a knowing twinkle. He was absolutely right. I felt the prayers stretch and unthink my mind the way a good long walk does when you finally get out of the house. I think that spiritually a lot of us live in the house of our own ideas, our limited thinking, and so much time indoors keeps us from enjoying the arched azure bowl of the sky – not to mention the grandeur and loftiness of our own true natures. Homes saw all of this.

The Artist’s Way Is Grounded On These Bedrock Principles

I’ve used these prayers write books compose music. Holmes makes The Great Creator accessible as a power within all of us. I have used these prayers for comfort at times of death and his courage in times of personal challenge – physical, financial, creative. I have found them a comfort in loss and an alchemist’s formula for making gold in the dross of disappointment. My book of creative recovery The Artist’s Way is grounded on these bedrock principles. For me, Holmes is the modest master, the spiritual magician who transforms trouble into that magical creature, Opportunity. Holmes’ optimism, like the Sacred Unicorn, is rare and real and exquisite.

“Creative Ideas hands us the keys to the kingdom. We are wealthy and beautiful beyond our dreams. This tiny book of prayers will open your heart to its natural generosity toward life. We are each far more than we imagine, and becoming that “more” is what these small prayers will bring about.”

Matthew Fox, PhD writes:

“These prayers ennoble the soul and enable one’s work in the world as well, drawing as they do on deep sources of Scriptural wisdom and the quiet insight of a great heart, that of Ernest Holmes. They awaken us and empower us to put joy before sorrow and affirmation ahead of negativity and truth before denial. Great medicine for our times!”

According to Jean Houston, PhD:

“Ernest Holmes was one of the first to direct us to what is to be found in the vast ecology of inner space . . . He shows us how to be active and creative citizens in a Universe and Innerverse richer than all previous imaginings.”

Buy Creative Ideas on amazon.


10 Books To Change Your Life and Career

Explore the other 9 books from 10 Books To Change Your Life and Career:

  1. Creative Ideas
  2. Creative Visualization
  3. Do More Great Work.: Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters
  4. Intuitive Intelligence: Make Life-Changing Decisions with Perfect Timing
  5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  6. The Artist’s Way
  7. The Four Agreements
  8. The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation: 10 minutes can make all the difference
  9. Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life
  10. What Color Is Your Parachute?

The Artist’s Way

We are all creative in one way or another. While focused on writers The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron can help all of us lead a more a fulfilling life.

12 Week Program

The Artist’s Way was, and is, taught as a 12 week course.

Take a looksee at the contents below. I recommend downloading a free Kindle sample from amazon to see if you connect with her writing.

Buy The Artist’s Way on amazon.

    Contents

  • Foreword by Natalie Goldberg
  • Introduction to the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition of The Artist’s Way
  • Dedication
  • Introduction
  • Spiritual Electricity: The Basic Principles
  • The Basic Tools
  • Week 1: Recovering a Sense of Safety
    Shadow Artists, Your Enemy Within: Core Negative Beliefs, Your Ally Within: Affirmative Weapons, Creative Affirmations, Tasks, Check-In
  • Week 2: Recovering a Sense of Identity

    Going Sane, Poisonous Playmates, Crazymakers, Skepticism, Attention, Rules of the Road, Tasks, Check-In
  • Week 3: Recovering a Sense of Power


  • Anger, Synchronicity, Shame, Dealing with Criticism, Detective Work, an Exercise, Growth, Tasks, Check-In

  • Week 4: Recovering a Sense of Integrity

    Honest Changes, Buried Dreams, an Exercise, Reading Deprivation, Tasks, Check-In
  • Week 5: Recovering a Sense of Possibility

    Limits, Finding the River, The Virtue Trap, The Virtue-Trap Quiz, Forbidden Joys- an Exercise, Wish List, an Exercise, Tasks Check-In
  • Week 6: Recovering a Sense of Abundance

    The Great Creator, Luxury, Counting – an Exercise, Money Madness – an Exercise, Tasks, Check-In
  • Week 7: Recovering a Sense of Connection

    Listening, Perfectionism, Risk, Jealousy, The Jealousy Map – an Exercise, Archeology – an Exercise, Tasks, Check-In
  • Week 8: Recovering a Sense of Strength

    Survival, The Ivory Power, Gain Disguised as Loss, Age and Time: Product and Process, Filling the Form, Early Patternings – an Exercise, Affirmations, Tasks, Check-In
  • Week 9: Recovering a Sense of Compassion

    Fear, Enthusiasm, Creative U-Turns, Blasting through Blocks, Tasks, Check-In
  • Week 10: Recovering a Sense of Self-Protection

    Dangers of the Trail, Workaholism, Drought, Fame, Competition, Tasks, Check-In
  • Week 11: Recovering a Sense of Autonomy

    Acceptance, Success, The Zen of Sports, Building Your Artist’s Altar, Tasks, Check-In
  • Week 12: Recovering a Sense of Faith

    Trusting, Mystery, The Imagination at Play, Escape Velocity, Tasks, Check-In
  • Creativity Contract
  • Epilogue
  • The Artist’s Way Words for It
  • The Artist’s Way Questions and Answers
  • Creative Clusters Guide
  • Appendix 1: Trail Mix Forming a Sacred Circle An Artist’s Prayer
  • Appendix 2: Trail Markers
  • Introduction to the Tenth Anniversary Edition of The Artist’s Way
  • Reading List
  • Resources
  • Index
  • About the Author

Buy The Artist’s Way on amazon.


10 Books To Change Your Life and Career

Explore the other 9 books from 10 Books To Change Your Life and Career:

  1. Creative Ideas
  2. Creative Visualization
  3. Do More Great Work.: Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters
  4. Intuitive Intelligence: Make Life-Changing Decisions with Perfect Timing
  5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  6. The Artist’s Way
  7. The Four Agreements
  8. The Headspace Guide to Mindfulness & Meditation: 10 minutes can make all the difference
  9. Psychology of the Hero Soul: Awaken your inner hero to live your highest life
  10. What Color Is Your Parachute?

Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron is famous for her book THE ARTIST’s WAY.

Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron is an American teacher, author, artist, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, pigeon fancier, composer, and journalist.

Apart from her book The Artist’s Way she has also written many other non-fiction works, short stories, and essays, as well as novels, plays, musicals, and screenplays.


My Teachers, Guides, and Mentors

You can explore all my Teachers, Guides, and Mentors pages:

My Points of Reference

You may also enjoy exploring My Points of Reference pages.

my teachers guides and mentors - richard edward ward