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Banish Your Inner Critic: Silence the Voice of Self-Doubt to Unleash Your Creativity and Do Your Best Work Paperback – 22 Jun 2017

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Mango (22 Jun. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1633534715
  • ISBN-13: 978-1633534711
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 335,611 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"With creativity comes periods of self-judgment that cause anxiety or paralysis. For designers, there is always this critical voice inside that questions what we are doing from time to time. However, whether you are a creative professional or not, everyone has the potential to be creative. In this book, Denise Jacobs empowers readers to silence their inner critic and unlock their potential to be their best creative self."

- Andy VItale, UX Design Principal, 3M Health Care

"We are our own worst enemy and harshest critic when it comes to expressing ourselves. Fear holds us back from reaching our potential and gaining the recognition we deserve. That is why I am so excited about Denise?s book. Banish Your Inner Critic is the book I have been waiting for. A book I believe will inspire a new generation to step out of the shadows and shine."

- Paul Boag, author of User Experience Revolution

"There is an Inner Critic in all of us and it may be the thing that is stopping us from reaching our full creative potential. In this delightful book, Denise openly shares her own struggles with self-criticism, making us feel like we aren?t alone. She gives us permission to own it, the tools to get unblocked, and get on the path to a more creative self."

- Jessie Shternshus, Founder of The Improv Effect and Author of Ctrl Shift: 50 Games For 50 ****ing Days Like Today

?Denise has coached me on numerous occasions, helping me through some difficult patches in my own creative development. She has the amazing ability to see to the heart of the matter and then show that heart to you, helping you to find your creative direction. For me, I was stuck in a creative rut. I knew what I really wanted to be doing, but didn?t feel I could stretch myself and still make a living. Denise, coached me through to see that I could pursue my creative passions and be successful at the same time.?

? Jason Cranford Teague, web designer and author

"Banish Your Inner Critic is a must-read for everyone who has ever had self-doubt. As I read Denise?s book, my head nodded in agreement and heralded a whole heap of ?ah-ha? moments for me. This is Denise at her creative best. I encourage you, Dear Reader, to go deep to banish your inner critic!"

- Kylie Hunt, Workplace, Productivity & Happiness Specialist

"Banish Your Inner Critic: Great book! Easy to read and fun to use. Denise Jacobs has done a wonderful job of taking the complexity of self, and creating a system for each of us to access our creativity and release our creative power. Denise breaks down the inner critic into types and guides each reader through the process to access her distinctive creative self. Banish Your Inner Critic provides knowledge, insight, tools and practice for getting unstuck and expressing full creative potential. Plus, reading Denise?s book is like spending time with her, and she?s an inspiring delight."

- Rebecca Stockley, Co-Founder of BATS Improv in San Francisco CA, www.improvlady.com

"It's harder than ever to turn down the voices and channels vying for your attention; even when you do, you may find your own inner critic ready to thwart your creative efforts. But Denise Jacobs offers compassionate and practical guidance for overcoming those doubts, channeling your focus, and getting down to creating."

? Kate O'Neill, founder of KO Insights and author of Pixels and Place: Connecting Human Experience Across Physical and Digital Spaces

?Denise is a enthusiastic, well organised speaker who, during a talk or workshop, reaches inside your brain, takes out the dull and non-creative parts, lets you examine and question them, sprinkles it with ?magic? in the form of original and easy to follow exercises that spark creativity and diminish destructivity. She then places it back in your cranium. Her enthusiasm is very contagious ? you want to go out and put her ?magic? into practice. This is what she does best, this ?magic? is her trademark. This ?magic? is a deep understanding of how the human brain works, how to provoke creativity, fight destructivity and fear, spark innovation and teach you how to make your brain work the way it is intended.?

? Sidney de Koning, CEO, Mannetje de Koning

"Creativity will be the universal skill of the future in both business and in life. Banishing your inner critic is an ability everyone will need to work on. Denise is a creativity coach, who goes deep into the reasons why we commonly think we are not creative. She then gives us real solutions for how to overcome those hurdles, and bring out the inner creative inside of us. If you are looking to rekindle your creative instinct, have I got the book for you!"

- Jason Cranford Teague, Futurist Author & Speaker

"Every creative person I know, from designers to CEOs, suffers from the inner voice that tells us we?re not good enough, we?re not special enough, and darn it, nobody likes us. While a little humility is a good thing, too much self-doubt can keep you from achieving what you were put on earth to accomplish. Being your best, authentic self is the only way to fulfill your dreams and leave the world better than you found it. Denise Jacobs can guide you away from your self-imposed naysayers and set you on the path to achieving the serene self-confidence you deserve. Nobody charts this terrain better than she does."

?Jeffrey Zeldman, studio.zeldman and An Event Apart

About the Author

Denise Jacobs is a speaker, author and Creativity Evangelist who keynotes conferences and consults with tech companies worldwide. As the Founder and CEO of The Creative Dose, she teaches game-changing techniques for busting through creative blocks, cultivating collaboration, and up-leveling creative productivity. She leads workshops and trainings that unlock creativity in individuals, teams, and workplaces.

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