Book Review: Big Magic - Creative Living Beyond Fear
‘Big Magic’ is the hunt to uncover the buried jewels deep within us all. And it’s having the courage to share your talent and treasures which in most cases are hidden within us.
As Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear, says, “we are all walking repositories of buried treasure”.
Unlocking these treasures is no easy feat: a skilled Coach or talented leader may guide and support you achieve this search, however it takes ‘you’ to use your treasure.
Most people don’t do this.
So, you’d think by flicking through the book’s pages, Elizabeth would help.
Sadly, for me, I found Big Magic an authoritative directive rant. Whilst there were a few useful tips, I have to admit that I didn’t highlight any on my iPad. Maybe if you’re an artist, or a journalist, you’ll find this voice of authority particularly motivating.
I lost the ‘magic’ when I read Big Magic. I struggled to get into it and struggled to get out of it.
This was the 30th book to read in my self-imposed development challenge; a milestone worth celebrating. No champagne pops to be heard.
Elizabeth made her success whilst working full time and writing many books; thankfully one became a worldwide hit - Eat, Pray Love. Heard of it? Many have and I wonder if that has contributed to the interest in this book.
What did I miss? Interested to be corrected and to hear what you thought of the read.
I’m endeavouring to read 52 Business/Professional/Personal Development books in 52 weeks. Yep, that’s one a week. As I read each book, I’ll share my thoughts, learning and recommendations. If there is a book that you’ve been meaning to read, let me know and I’ll read it for us!