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What made the experience of listening to Manage Your Day-to-Day the most enjoyable?
The contributors showed a real understanding of the artistic and creative mind.
What about Fred Stella and Laural Merlington ’s performance did you like?
Fred and Laural did not get in the way of the message. Their delivery was neither turgid nor preachy. I felt that another artist/colleague was speaking to me.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The chapter on perfectionism was bang on for me. Also, in a few places, the contributors drive home that, as a professional artist, you can't expect inspiration to move you to create. Most of the time you just have to get down to doing it.
Any additional comments?
Before reading Manage Your Day-to-Day, I would start my day doing mundane tasks like answering email or just looking for something interesting on the internet. Now, after I exercise, I start writing or composing first thing. It makes me want to get out of bed. I rise now about 2 hours earlier than I had in the past. My productivity has gone way up.<br/><br/>A great companion to this book is Accidental Genius by Mark Levy. He has given me great ideas on how to kick start my creativity through writing; a real boon now that I have all this extra time to create!
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
Manage Your Day-to-Day is a perfect blend of information and insights that I have been able to use immediately in my day to day work. The variety of content is exceptional due to the fact that this is more of a compilation of ideas, which is very beneficial because productivity is more of a "finding what works for you" - so you're sure to find content that meets your style of work.
Due to the short length, I love the fact that I can re-listen and remind myself of the nuggets that are found throughout.
NOTE: I would recommend having a way to jot down a few notes while listening, especially when they give you some "hidden" web addresses with additional resources from 99U.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful
In general I found this book to be encouraging, helpful and informative.
My one criticism of this audio version is in the narration which consisted of two voices, male and female. I found the female vocal performance to be somewhat robotic with little or no expression. The gaps between words and sentences sound somewhat unnatural at times - almost like what one would hear on your car Sat-Nav in or the synthesised voice on your computer. I found this quite off putting and distracting.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up Manage Your Day-to-Day in three words, what would they be?
The narration in this sounds like Apple's "text-to-speech" from the early naughties. Terrible. Which is a shame because the book itself is good.