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I recently had the pleasure of having on the show with me, “Nametag Scott” Ginsberg, author, speaker, strategist, filmmaker, publisher, songwriter, and world record holder of wearing nametags. We discussed his Prolific book trilogy on this episode:
- Prolific: The Art & Science of Creating, Collecting and Communicating Your Ideas [ http://amzn.to/23GBwg5 ]
- When in Doubt, Create: Daily Strategies for Becoming Prolific [ http://amzn.to/23GCatQ ]
- When in Doubt, Commit: More Daily Strategies for Becoming Prolific [ http://amzn.to/23GC99v ]
Enjoy the interview!
Productivity Book Group Author Interview Series brings discussion participants, readers, and listeners of the podcast into contact with new and interesting productivity books and authors. I’ll be interviewing authors that we have read or will be reading here on Productivity Book Group, as well as other authors I find worth sharing with you all. These podcast interviews are injected between our normal discussion-format episodes that are published here on Productivity Book Group.
The Amazon book descriptions:
How do you stay inspired when your job is to inspire others? When your work demands a consistent volume of idea creation, originality of voice is difficult to sustain over time. But what if you could create a unique inspiration pool that nobody else could replicate? What if you could build a system of rituals, practices and environments so new ideas flow as a natural consequence of your life? What if you could leverage identity and technology to establish a unique creative voice and a robust body of work? You would be become prolific. That’s the adjective people have always used to describe me. Prolific. Imagine The Artist’s Way meets Getting Things Done meets Behind the Music. That’s the best way to describe the book you’re about to read. And my goal is that this informative, engaging and inspiring program changes the way you think about the way you think. It’s more than just a collection of exercises; it’s a rubric for operable behaviors at all stages and levels of the creative process. Here’s what will you learn in this program: How to eliminate creative blocks for life with daily routines, rituals, postures and disciplines. How to create rigor around your intellectual property and knowledge management with and infrastructure and machinery to help kick things out. How to build a personalized content management system for capturing, cataloguing and communicating your thoughts and feelings. How to more fully flesh out your thoughts and messages for maximum impact. How to strategically publish and position your body of work as a crafter of compelling content. How to rewrite your creative vocabulary with a new lexicon of working. It’s the art and science of collecting, creating and communicating your ideas. Let’s get prolific.
When in Doubt, Create
All creativity begins with the moment of conception. That little piece of kindling that gets the fire going. That initial source of inspiration that takes on a life of its own. That single note from which the entire symphony grows. That single spark of life that signals an idea’s movement value, almost screaming to us, something wants to be built here. This book is a series of creativity case studies,, deconstructing my favorite moments of conception from popular movies. Each chapter contains a scene from a different film, along with a series of lessons we can learn from the characters.Go be prolific!
When in Doubt, Commit
All creativity begins with the moment of conception. That little piece of kindling that gets the fire going. That initial source of inspiration that takes on a life of its own. That single note from which the entire symphony grows. That single spark of life that signals an idea’s movement value, almost screaming to us, something wants to be built here. This book is a series of creativity case studies, deconstructing my favorite moments of conception from popular movies. Each chapter contains a scene from a different film, along with a series of lessons we can learn from the characters. Go be prolific!
Our next reading selections are:
Our next Productivity Book Group reading discussion will be on The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated), by Tim Ferriss. That live discussion call will take place on February 27, 2016. Full details are available at productivitybookgroup.org by clicking on “Upcoming Books.”
After that, we are reading then discussing Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin on March 26, 2016.
If you haven’t heard prior episodes, we have the Financial Productivity Challenge currently running so if you’re interested in getting financially fit this year, please head over to Productivity Book Group’s website and click on the Financial Productivity Challenge link for full details.
(Please listen to understand the context of the resources provided. If we missed something, please comment on the episode and let us know!)
- Scott’s TEDx Gateway Arch talk [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RkqJyMxtbI ]
- To find all 30+ books from Scott Ginsberg, click here. [ http://amzn.to/1KUYfJE ]
- Who Scott is reading from lately:
- Julia Cameron’s books, including her most famous, The Artist’s Way [ http://amzn.to/1KUZAjy ]
- Eric Maisel, PhD’s books and website [ http://amzn.to/1X0SIsb & http://ericmaisel.com/ ]
- Melody Beattie’s books [ http://amzn.to/1KV0soB ]
- Edward de Bono’s books, including his most famous, Six Thinking Hats [ http://amzn.to/1KV0GMt ]
- Google “nametag” to find Scott
- HELLO, My Name Is Scott (Website)
- HELLO, My Name Is Blog (Scott’s blog)
- @nametagscott articles on Medium (Articles by Scott on Medium)
- Holacracy: The New Management System for a Rapidly Changing World [ http://amzn.to/1KV1roE ]
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