304 pages | Hardcover
The award-winning photographer and founder of CreativeLive shares how anyone—from a novice to a pro—can establish a creative practice and unleash that power for greater health, happiness, and positive impact on career, hobby, and life.
When Chase Jarvis turned his back on traditional careers to become a photographer, it was far from certain he’d make a living, let alone unlock a dream life that’s influenced millions of people around the world. Following his creative calling brought him happiness, health, and wealth—but it also awakened a passion to start CreativeLive, the world’s largest online learning platform for creators and entrepreneurs, where aspiring novices to established pros alike have consumed billions of minutes of video learning in pursuit of their dreams in career, hobby, and life.
In Creative Calling, Jarvis shows why creativity is the new mindfulness and as important to our health as meditation, exercise, and nutrition. It’s also available to everyone—beginners and lifelong creators, entrepreneurs and corporate executives.
Distilling his wisdom into the memorable “IDEA” system, Jarvis illustrates the critical elements for making creative expression the path to fulfillment.
- Imagine the possibilities and clarify your intentions.
- Design a daily practice and a life that supports expression and transformation.
- Execute on your most ambitious plans and make your vision real.
- Amplify your impact through engaging your community and building an audience.
We live in a time when disillusioned Millennials shun traditional jobs, mid-career professionals arrive at a turning point without knowing where to turn, and late-career professionals search for more meaningful pursuits. Each group faces unprecedented technological, economic, and environmental challenges. Thus, discovering our own creative calling has become the world’s most valuable—and urgent—task. And the good news, as Jarvis says, is that creativity isn’t a skill—it’s a habit. It’s a force inside every person that wants to be set free and—if harnessed and put to work—can transform our lives and bring vitality to everything we do.