Creative Calling: Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World with Meaning, and Succeed in Work + Life
September 23, 2019
The award-winning photographer and founder of CreativeLive shares how anyone—from a novice to a pro—can establish a creative practice and unleash that power for greater health, happiness, and positive impact on career, hobby, and life.
“Life isn’t about finding fulfillment and success—it’s about creating it,” says Chase Jarvis, the renowned photographer and founder of CreativeLive, the world’s largest online learning platform for creators and entrepreneurs. We are all born creative, yet modern culture tamps down the very creativity that is necessary for a richer, deeper, and more rewarding life. Choices about career path and lifestyle are all-too-often made based on misguided societal norms rather than our own creativity-fueled dreams.
The good news? Creativity isn't a skill—it's a habit available to everyone: beginners and lifelong creators, entrepreneurs to executives, astronauts to zookeepers, and everyone in between. In his inspiring and practical new book, Creative Calling: Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World with Meaning, and Succeed in Work + Life (HarperBusiness; September 24, 2019; $28.99), Jarvis contends that creativity is as essential to health and happiness as exercise and proper nutrition, and he shows how—through small, daily actions—you can supercharge your innate creativity and rediscover your personal power in life.
Whether your ambition is a creative career, completing a creative project, or simply cultivating a creative mindset, Jarvis’s memorable “IDEA” framework will help you unlock your potential:
- Imagine your big dream, whatever you want to create—or become—in this world.
- Design a daily practice that supports that dream—and a life of expression and transformation.
- Execute on your ambitious plans and make your vision real.
- Amplify your impact through a supportive community you’ll learn to grow and nurture.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Chase Jarvis is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and one of the most influential photographers of the past decade. He has created campaigns for Apple, Nike, Red Bull and others, had gallery shows in the USA, Europe, and the Middle East, was a contributor to the Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times story Snowfall, and earned an Emmy nomination for his documentary Portrait of a City. He also created Best Camera—the first photo app to share images to social networks, and is the Founder of CreativeLive, where more than 10 million students learn photography, video, design, music and business from the world’s top creators and entrepreneurs. He’s been a keynote speaker on six continents, an advisor to Fortune 100 brands, and a guest at the Obama White House, the United Nations, the Library of Congress, 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace, and the DIFC in Dubai. Jarvis lives with his wife, Kate, in Seattle, and serves as a volunteer director for several non-profit boards—and he’s @chasejarvis or /chasejarvis on all social media platforms.