[by Charles Gupton]
As the days of summer grow longer, one of my favorite activities is to get outside early before the heat builds and read. Reading a great book feeds my mind and creativity and often bolsters my business resolve. Some recent books that may inspire you too:
by John Ratey
When work pressures build, my exercise regimen is one of the first casualties. I already knew that exercise played a big part in improving brain chemistry – which has a huge impact on creativity – but “Spark” filled in the details that have motivated me to get back into a consistent, varied exercise routine.
by Jonathan Fields
Almost every aspect of managing and growing a business involves uncertainty. Especially when it involves producing and selling creative solutions. And what emotion is the antithesis of creativity? The fear caused by uncertainty. Fields does a particularly good job of explaining the importance of leaning into the questions and fears. He also provides steps to help you embrace the questions and fears on your way to better productivity and success.
The Talent Code
by Daniel Coyle
Why are some people seemingly gifted with talent that not only exceeds others but allows them to dominate their chosen field? Many believe that great talent is naturally born – you either have it or you don’t. Drawing on extensive neurological as well as firsthand research done while traveling to talent hotbeds around the world, Coyle identifies three key elements that will allow virtually anyone to optimize their abilities in any field of endeavor.
Based in Raleigh, N.C., Charles creates cinematic short films to engage clients for business on the web.