Designed to Go the Distance

  • by Mitch Dowell
  • Narrated by Seumus Michael Maley
  • 1 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Designed to Go the Distance touches upon many career and lifestyle issues specific to those in creative career fields - cultural topics that are not often talked about or adequately prepared for.
Think of this book more as a late-night barstool or coffeehouse conversation between two creatives. A creative pep talk, so to speak. And just like any pep talk in life, this book provides a healthy serving of food for thought as well as a few tips along the way, too.
The perfect addition to the creative professional's library, or even for noncreatives who need to understand the mentality and culture more in depth, Designed to Go the Distance is sure to be an engaging and informative experience.

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Very interesting information for a non-creative

I really enjoyed this book and found the information offered useful. The best chapter in my mind was the one on receiving criticism, this is something that is always challenging and the a was really clear, simple and useful.

Definitely a useful book whether you're in a creative role or because it offers insight into how creatives think and function and that useful if you know a creative and most of us do.

The narration was excellent, Seumus has a lovely voice and the audio was smooth and clear.

Note: This book was provided free by the author/narrator/publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.
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- Claire "I read all kinds of books, but I have an obsession with paranormal and fantasy at the moment. Sorry about any spelling mistakes/typos."

Solid advice without any fluff

This was a great self-esteem help book that might have benefited by a title change to " The Creative Professional: Going The Distance".

The author presents a number of practical tips for creative individuals who are working either in a corporate environment or for themselves. Each chapter was brief and easily digestible; the author made his point and moved on. Often, he gave tips that especially got my attention in terms of practical methods I could put to use right away.

I learned a lot about myself as a creative type by listening to this book, and I believe repeated listens will yield even more since it was too rich in content to absorb all at once.

if the author writes a revision, I hope he will include more personal stories and anecdotes since those best illustrated his points and helped me get to know him better as a person. I found myself craving more knowledge about him, his work experience and war stories from the water cooler.

Overall, a worthwhile self-help book written in a Frank, no BS me-to-you style that is both refreshing and easy on the ears. Great narration, too.

*I was voluntarily this free review copy of this audiobook by the author or publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

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- Dominique "Audio books get me through my drive time, laundry time, grocery shopping, everything that would otherwise be a chore. I love audiobooks!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-24-2017
  • Publisher: Michael Dowell