Creative folks often know all too well that the muse doesn’t always strike when you want it to, or when the deadline for your next brilliant project is creeping up on you like an ill-fitting turtleneck. Originality doesn’t follow a time clock, even when you have to. While conventional time management books offer tons of instruction for using time wisely, they are traditionally organized in a linear fashion, which just isn’t helpful for the right-brain mind. In Time Management for the Creative Person, creativity guru Lee Silber offers real advice for using the strengths of artistic folks—like originality and resourcefulness—to adopt innovative time-saving solutions, such as:
* Learning to say no when your plate is just too full
* How to know when a good job, not a great one, is good enough
* Making “to do” lists that include fun stuff, too—that way you won’t feel overwhelmed by work
* Time-saving techniques around the house that give you more time to get your work done and more time to spend with your loved ones
* The keys to clutter control that will keep your work space and your living space neat
With these and lots of other practical tips, Lee Silber will help anyone, from the time-starved caterer rushing to prepare for her next party to the preoccupied painter who forgets when the electric bill is due, make the most of their time and turn the clock and the calendar into friends, not foes.
About the Author
LEE SILBER is the award-winning author of eleven books, including his popular series of business books for artists from Three Rivers Press/Random House and his latest title, Organizing from the Right Side of the Brain (St. Martins, 2004). In 2002 he won the Theodor S. Geisel Award for outstanding writing. He has been featured in USA Today and American Way and hosted his own talk radio show. An accomplished speaker, Silber has given over 700 speeches, workshops, and in-store events. He is the founder of five companies, including a chain of retail stores and a publishing company.