9781608682102

Get It Done From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day

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    9781608682102

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    1608682102

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/11/2014
  • Publisher: New World Library
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Summary

Stop Making Excuses and Start Making Progress

Creative people tend to see the world a little differently than everyone else. But that doesn’t mean they can’t zero in on their goals, get focused, get organized, and not only accomplish what they want to achieve but earn money doing it. In Get It Done, a beloved teacher and successful writer, actor, and comedian helps you get a handle on your own particular — even peculiar — creative process and harness your energies in positive, productive, and income-generating ways. Sam Bennett’s innovative exercises, inspiring true success stories, and bonus online components will shift your thinking and prompt the kind of insights that turn underperforming geniuses into accomplished artists.

Author Biography

Samantha Bennett is a writer, actor, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist who has counseled hundreds of artists on their way to success through her coaching business, The Organized Artist Company. Hundreds of workshop clients testify to her warm intelligence, boundless enthusiasm and can-do approach, which both comforts and inspires. She offers the Get It Done Workshop, the Get Your Work Out There VIP Program, the Procrastination Domination Starter Kit, and one-on-one personal consulting.

Originally from Chicago, she worked at the world-famous Second City Theatre, where she became (and remains) friends with brilliant comedians, including Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, and Nia Vardalos. After moving to Los Angeles in 1994, Samantha worked with The Open Fist Theatre Company, LA TheatreWorks, and ComedySportz, gathering extensive television and film credits as well. Her writing experience includes her authorship of the one-person show Kiss The Monster and cowriting the hit comedy, Miss Millicent’s Fall Recital, as well as writing the book for the musical, In A Booth At Chasen’s. She has contributed hundreds of hours of comedy to corporations everywhere through her work with The Second City’s Business Theatre. She is also the self-published author of the surprisingly popular book of poems, By The Way, You Look Really Great Today and a Senior Facilitator at Sam Christensen Studios, specializing in Personal Branding and Identity Definition. She was named a 2010 Ultimate Marketer by the small-business marketing experts at Infusionsoft, and she has used her marketing savvy to help plan career strategies.

Her website is www.theorganizedartistcompany.com.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword 5

Chapter One - Procrastination Is Genius In Disguise 11
Chapter Two - Your Creativity Toolkit 28
Chapter Three - Overcoming Perfectionism 57
Chapter Four - How To Do Your To-Do List 79
A Prayer For The Capable 88
Chapter Five - Mini Chapter: How Many Kinds Of Artist Are You? 93
Chapter Six - How Do You Know Which Of Your 37 Pr... 99
Chapter Seven - Who Are You To Do This, Anyway? 115
Chapter Eight - Do You Really Have To Make A Budget? 137
Chapter Nine - Where Will You Find The Time? 159
An Ode To The Overwhelmed 175
Chapter Ten - Organizing Your Space 179
Chapter Eleven - Looking Under The Rock, or, What'... 205
A Prayer For The Hoping Against Hope 227
Chapter Twelve - Why Is It So Awful When Everyone Th... 232
Mini Chapter: Do You Quit When You're Almost Done? 260
Chapter Fourteen - Beginning To Get Your Work Out There 266
Chapter Fifteen - Ending At The Beginning, or, OK, N... 279
Chapter Sixteen - Bonus Chapter: Ask Sam 292

Acknowledgments 307
Recommended Reading 309
About the Author 310

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