When you jumped into the rat race and the workforce you probably checked your creativity at the door to move into cubicle life and follow a structure. The Artist’s Way at Work: Riding the Dragon contends you don’t have to give up one to have the other and shows you how to keep creative in corporate.
The Artist’s Way at Work: Riding the Dragon is a natural progression for those who have read or listened to the original Artist’s Way book. The concept behind these books is that there is an artist in all of us. Chances are we were in touch with that artist as a child, and have lost touch over the years, as we had to step into a world of responsibility.
While you may not think that artistic flair and creativity really mesh well with corporate America, they can. Not only that, bringing that creative side out can also make you a lot happier to be going to work every day! To this end, The Artist’s Way at Work: Riding the Dragon tries to help you deal with the negative effects of the workplace on your creativity and teach it to thrive, even in adverse conditions.
While not every workplace appreciates creativity, I listened to this book and realized how it can be really helpful to keep your creative side whether it’s welcome at work or not. It can help you battle depression and keep a little more vision of yourself. Though this book you will get some ideas and exercises to help you keep creative at work.
While I thought a few of them were a little corny, especially if you work in full-blown corporate America, I did like the overall concept and some of the ideas were really useful.
Mark Bryan and Julia Cameron chose to narrate their book together. This was a bit of a step up from Cameron’s narration of her first book, but there was still a little something left to be desired in their reading. It was ok, but there may have been better narrator options that would have made it more enjoyable to listen to.