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- Get started on creative projects that have been stalled
- Structure your creative life by learning to break down your time into hobbies, jobs, career, and vocation
- Identify how your curiosity can trigger creativity
- Understand how to prioritize your own creative fulfillment so that you can better serve others
- Create a Purpose Map that pinpoints what you care about and how you can get started pursuing creative projects
- Learn from 3 real-life case studies of people facing creative struggles who receive counsel from Elizabeth
- There are no prerequisites. This course is open to everyone!
A creative life is any life governed more by curiosity than by fear. In this course Elizabeth Gilbert, the best-selling author of books including Eat Pray Love, Committed, The Signature of All Things and Big Magic will equip you with the practical tools and inspiration to jumpstart your own creative journey. She’ll bring the key lessons from her latest book, Big Magic, to life and offer coaching and insights that expand on her chapters. You’ll learn why perfectionism, originality, and passion are overrated and why we should instead strive to be authentic doers who follow our curiosity. In addition to building upon the insights from Big Magic, Elizabeth will respond to three brand new case studies of change makers struggling to get started, and offer tips to help push your own creative projects into the next gear.
Each of the 5 sections will be accompanied by Creativity Notebooks & practical exercises that enable you to put concepts from Big Magic into practice in your own life. Through a self-paced journey of reflection, you’ll pinpoint your creative blockages; mine your sources of curiosity; corral your ideas on paper; and unlock your own capacity to get something done. Whether you are an entrepreneur or an artist, you’ll learn about how to pursue a life driven more by curiosity than fear.
You should be prepared to roll up your sleeves and think hard about your own sources of curiosity and authenticity. You’ll leave the learning experience with a Creativity Notebook documenting your ideas.
This is a course created by +Acumen, an organization committed to creating social change. We think creativity is a vital component of tackling the world’s toughest problems and are thrilled to present Elizabeth Gilbert’s exclusive Creativity Workshop. This is one in a series of +Acumen master classes built with incredible instructors and experts including Seth Godin, Krista Tippett, and Chris Anderson to bring the most cutting edge ideas to the social sector.
- Anyone who wants to kickstart a creative project
- Anyone who wants to pursue a life driven more by curiosity than fear
- This course is NOT just for people who are artists or writers
In this lecture, Elizabeth Gilbert will introduce herself and welcome you to the course. You'll gain a sense of what activities you will complete and what you will be able to do by the end of this learning experience.
Elizabeth Gilbert defines "creative living" and explains how you can start leading a life driven more by curiosity than fear.
Usman, a young professional in Pakistan, shares his struggles tying to get started as an artist and asks Elizabeth Gilbert for advice.
Elizabeth Gilbert shares a concrete framework for sorting your ambitions into hobbies, jobs, careers, and vocations. She offers realistic and practical strategies for how Usman and others can get started on a path to creativity.
Natasha, a young financial consultant, shares her dream to 'change the world' and her worries that all creative and entrepreneurial solutions have already been tried. She'll ask Elizabeth Gilbert for insights on how she might get started on this road of social entrepreneurship and creative world changing.
This exercise will ask you to identify any characteristics of a "martyr" or a "trickster" that you might possess. You'll learn to self-identify how you could shift into a mode of being more playful and lighthearted to fuel your creativity and prevent burnout.
This lecture will teach you why it is better to be courageous than fearless. You'll learn how any creative pursuit must actually create a space for fear.