Books Life Without Envy Ego Management for Creative People A book that could have been written just for me and my issues I identified with so much of this that I copied down favorite quotes by ha
Books Life Without Envy: Ego Management for Creative People A book that could have been written just for me and my issues! :) I identified with so much of this that I copied down favorite quotes by hand, hoping to ingrain them more in my brain. I might have to put it on my calendar to just read this a couple times a year. "Every ego is a matter of selective perception and distorted interpretation." -Eckhart Tolle. A reminder I could use tattooed to my forehead."Tenacity is an admirable trait, but much of the time we're tenacious in the wrong way. We cling to the very things we should let go of: Past triumphs. Particular outcomes. Other people's yardsticks.""If someone isn't responding to you the way you would like, this is the thing to remind yourself of: it's bandwidth, not snubbery...To snub someone is deliberately mean, whereas most rejection isn't personal." (this whole chapter spoke to me)"You need to do for yourself all that you'd do for your three-year-old self -- or your son or daughter, if that's easier to picture. You need to be every bit as loving and accepting of yourself as you would be of a child in your care...If we take care of our own needs, we won't feel neglected. We won't have to beg someone to SEE us.""When you say, 'I love and accept my life just as it is,' you're not giving up on some other life you should have had instead of this one. You're saying yes to possibilities that, in this moment, you have no way of anticipating.""You must only make friends with people you want to be more like.". Life Without Envy: Ego Management for Creative People is a Book Life Without Envy by Camille DeAngelis is a game changer for artists of all stripes a practical guide for navigating the feelings of jealousy, frustration, and inadequacy we all experience to create a happy life regardless of how your career is or isn t going In these pages you ll find strategies for escaping the negative feedback loop you get stuck in whenever you comLife Without Envy by Camille DeAngelis is a game changer for artists of all stripes a practical guide for navigating the feelings of jealousy, frustration, and inadequacy we all experience to create a happy life regardless of how your career is or isn t going In these pages you ll find strategies for escaping the negative feedback loop you get stuck in whenever you compare yourself to your fellow artists You ll begin to resolve your hunger for recognition, shifting your mindset from proving yourself to making a contribution and becoming part of a supportive creative community Best of all, you ll come to understand that your worth as an artist and a human being has nothing to do with how your work is received in the wider world Life Without Envy offers a blueprint for real and lasting contentment no matter what setback you re weathering in your creative life.. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE email me instead of using messaging I m not on here often enough to give you a prompt reply Thanks for understanding I m the author of three fantasy novels for adults Immaculate Heart, Mary Modern, and Petty Magic and my YA novel, Bones All, won an Alex Award from YALSA and the American Library Association in 2016 thank you, librarians My book of practical philosophy, Life Without Envy Ego Management for Creative People, was published by St Martin s on September 27, 2016.I love reading and writing about the supernatural my second children s novel in progress is a ghost story, as is my first published short story, The Coroner s Bride, now available from iTunes, Barnes Noble, Kobo, and The Coroner s Bride originally appeared in Exotic Gothic 5, edited by Danel Olson.Other projects updating my first edition guidebook, Moon Ireland 2nd edition pubs April 2017 veganizing an 18th century Scottish cookbook mulling over ideas for at least three adult novels and working on a follow up to Life Without Envy.. The best Ebook Life Without Envy: Ego Management for Creative People "We imprison ourselves in our minds. We enumerate our failures,sulking inside our heads like toddlers who didn't get their way."If ever there was a book more needed by creative types than this one, I don't yet know it. So many writers, painters, dancers, musicians, sculptors, photographers, and (add your own favorite creative field here) face the demons of ego. That ugly demon ego, so helpful in assisting us in reliving old traumas, bolstering grudges, revisiting what might have been, and wondering how all these other, more unworthy creative types have managed to become so successful while we have not, to paraphrase Author Camille DeAngelis. This book offers an alternative.As creative people, we don't really want to be this way, but it's hard to stop ourselves. With so much vulnerability and self-worth tied up in our creative pursuits, rejection comes hard. Ask anyone who's tried to get his or her article published or painting into a gallery show and failed.Basically, living a happy creative lfie requires a shift in thinking. DeAngelis offers a two-pronged approach: both ways to stop the ugly messaging that seems on constant playback in our minds when things get tough and also ways to positively create a new internal script.I loved this book. One need only look at all the underlining in my own copy to see just how it resonated. It's the type of book that can be read quickly or lingered over. You're sure to revisit compelling passages and quotes that speak directly to you. This book is a cool creative stream on a hot summer day of ego management. We are not doomed to our own negative internal voice. It's possible to change how we see our art and ourselves, and Life Without Envy offers a way.Thanks to Good Reads, Camille DeAngelis, and St. Martin's Press for sharing this light with me.