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Shadows on the Wall [Photo]

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Royal Armouries Museum at Leeds Dock, Leeds, UK [Photo]

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Moleskine Classic Notebook | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide #30

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Dew 2016 gift guide

No matter how much technology i have at hand, I always find myself falling back on my paper journal as a data gathering, thought-provoking and capturing, friend. Yes, I carry and iPhone, but there is something about writing things out longhand in a paper journal that makes you think more deeply and locks in the information more completely. Moleskeine journals are the sine quo non of paper journals. Their quality is high and they have been carried by artists and business people for generations. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, lines and more, including day-to-day calendars, travel journals and city guide. My favorite is this large, lined journal. 

Moleskine Classic Notebook

Moleskine Classic Notebook | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide #30

More Moleskin Journals of all types and for all purposes including sketching, watercolor, journalism and more!

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Thanksgiving Past [Photo]

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Bring home these “Old Oak Tree” Products and more today – Exclusively from Douglas E. Welch

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Cottonwood in Autumn [Photo]

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Little Flower [Photo]

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Reflection at Leeds Dock [Photo]

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On the wall [Photo]

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Do The Work by Steven Pressfield | Douglas E. Welch Gift Guide #29

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Dew 2016 gift guide

I have read — and re-read — Do the work by Steven Pressfield and would highly recommend you do the same. In fact, I am thinking that I will make it (and Pressfield’s earlier book, The War of Art) required reading before I will work with any client. Both books have helped me tremendously in my life and work. We all have to start somewhere on our creative adventures and Pressfield’s books are like an experienced guide that can help to lead us through the creative forest. Revisiting them on a regular basis reenergizes me to face the fight that all creatives feel.

Of course, creativity isn’t just the domain of some specialized class of people. We are all creative in unique ways and we all experience the haunting voice of resistance, as Pressfield names the monster that frightens all of us away from big, transformative changes in our lives. Pressfield reminds us of the nature of this beast and gives us the tools we need to defeat it — again and again.

In my work, I meet so many people who don’t realize their own potential. They drastically underestimate their power to change their lives and change the world. They face the resistance dragon and allow it to eat them nearly every time instead of emerging, triumphant, like St. George. It is often my goal to give them the tools — the horse, the lance, the sword — to help them slay the dragon of resistance just as I have to fight against it everyday. Sometimes I can bring them along with me — at other times, not, but I will never stop trying.

So, to repeat my unasked for advice — get these books, read them and then start on your own creative adventure. You can overcome resistance and create something new, something unique and something great!

The War of Art is also available from Amazon and your local public library. Add it to your creative toolbox today!

 

Do The Work by Steven Pressfield

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