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Organizing for the Creative Person: Right-Brain Styles for Conquering Clutter, Mastering Time, and Reaching Your Goals Paperback – December 28, 1993
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Creative people are visual and see this process of being organized in many different ways. They see it as limiting, as impossible, as an intrusion, as difficult to accomplish. They, too, yearn for time saved, relief from anxiety, and a way to increase their creativity and productivity. The analysis and understanding in this book of these issues act as permission to the creative to both get organized and to do it in ways which work for them. These are not conventional systems. Filled with tips about alternative ways to organize, solutions abound. This wonderful book can change lives.
In addition, ORGANIZING FOR THE CREATIVE PERSON has been chosen for study by the National Association of Professional Organizers as a text from which the national certification examination has been written.Read more ›
It's rather amusing that the few negative customer reviews actually prove one of the major points of this book: That left brain people have little understanding of the difficulties experienced by creative people, and, because of their analytical (and therefore judgmental) inclinations, they tend to be critical and think that there should be only hard and fast organizing rules, rather than methods that can be molded to individual needs.
This book is a classic, on book shelves for over ten years, and is the organizing "bible" of creative people. Because I personally know a professional organizer, I know that it was chosen by the National Association of Professional Organizers as a study guide for it's members and it is still regularly recommended by many professional organizers to their clients.
My recommendation: If you are the creative type and experience on-going organizational problems, buy this book! You will see yourself on every page. It changed my life, and it could change yours!
My need to keep my work visible and accessible led to this "all out" array, but it also was hard to manage and retrieve. At last, I could understand where my resistance to traditional organizing originated.
You will recognize a lot of the tips here from other books on organizing, but the author relates them to the creative mind and how it applies to your style. It also explained to me when my cleaning efforts often bogged down due to my "global" view. Getting me to focus on detail and tackle one small part, made it all more manageable.
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This book is changing the way I organize my life. I felt understood, validated, and encouraged as I learned how to use left-brain tactics to flourish as a creative.Published 4 months ago by Diane
I love, love, love this book ! It really helps you tackle getting organized. I can see myself on so many pages of this book. It's like having a coach with you !Published 5 months ago by Carrie Ann
Great advice and tips if you struggle to keep your life organized.Published 12 months ago by Redfeather
We have several very creative but unorganized folks with us. This book approaches the root causes of organizational challenges for people who are primarily right brain dominant. Read morePublished 17 months ago by J. Donlan
I read this book over 20 years ago and I remember it being very helpful. Found the old copy and decided to reread, cover to cover. Read morePublished on January 12, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I have not read the book yet but have skimmed through and it has a lot of material I am interested in using with some of my clients. Read morePublished on December 24, 2013 by Sandra MacArthur
I bought the book for my sister, and was lucky to read it first.
I smiled reading through the first half of the book, since I see myself in many of the stories. Read more