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Find Your Creative Mojo

How to overcome fear, procrastination and self-doubt to express your true self

Authors: Josh Langley
(25 customer reviews)
17/Sep/2018
Self Help,
170
Paperback
210mm x 148mm
9781925675634
$24.99

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‘Josh Langley provides great advice to help anyone bring out their creativity, and light up any aspect of their life.’

‘Josh Langley reignites Inspirational Literature.’ – Good Reading Magazine

Author/illustrator and award-winning radio copywriter, Josh Langley, knows how important it is to find your voice and explore your passions. When he did, his life changed!

In this soul rattling manifesto, he delivers the untold truth about why it’s so important to express yourself. This is this perfect call to arms for anyone wanting to unleash their creative spirit, or simply find the confidence to do something different.

A humorous and quirky mix of anecdotes, insights, illustrations and inspirational quotes, Find Your Creative Mojo is the perfect companion for any aspiring creative soul.
This is the book that people will want to pick up again and again to inspire them to find their creative voice, or even just to take that first brave step.

Life will never be the same after reading Find Your Creative Mojo.

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Josh Langley

Josh Langley

Josh Langley has spent the last 17 years in radio as an advertising copywriter and has been nominated and won several state, national and international copywriting awards. He also owns his own creative agency. In 2018 he was awarded the 2018 Australian Book Industry Award for Children’s Picture Book of the Year, Small Publisher. Always […]

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25 reviews for Find Your Creative Mojo

  1. Josh Langley joins Allan for a chat about his new book, Find Your Creative Mojo: How to overcome fear, procrastination and self-doubt to express your true self combines his unique philosophy on life with real world experiences, practical exercises and healthy dose of humour so that you can find your creative voice.

    https://omny.fm/shows/triple-m-southwest-breakfast/josh-langley-find-your-creative-mojo

  2. Listen to Josh’s interview on Spirit 621 in Bunbury here

  3. “Mr Langley’s humour is evident throughout this book and it feels like the author is sitting beside you, having a laugh while encouraging you to reach for your dreams. And in a world full of negativity, who wouldn’t want that?”- DD Line.

  4. “The world needs this book!”

  5. “I’m LOVING YOUR BOOK. I bought it just because I know how awesome you are but OMG I’ve definitely done myself a favour. I love how you write.”

  6. “Really appreciated complete lack of pretension, and the absence of patronising language. Overall the book really has achieved the lofty heights of being on my favourites list.”

  7. “Thank you for your inspiring book! I’m really enjoying it and can relate in so many ways. You certainly have proven that anything is possible for anyone. Happy to spread the word – it’s a must-read!”

  8. “Thank you Josh Langley! I’ve just finished reading your book “Find your creative mojo”. It is funny, insightful and has given me the push I needed.”

  9. Josh Langley is an award-winning author who uses his own journey to inspire anyone wishing to be more creative or make positive changes in their life. It’s a deceptively easy read – composed of anecdotes, insights, illustrations and inspirational quotes – but the content is powerful. Go beyond fear, honour who you really are, daydream, collaborate, break the rules, think laterally, open your heart, give thanks, make space, enjoy the ride. A zesty, practical, and empowering book to dip into when the creative blahs hit.

  10. Imagine just what you could create–and how much time you could spend creating–if you let go of your self doubt about your creative works. That’s the core message of Find Your Creative Mojo, an entertaining yet no-nonsense guide to mastering the creative process. Using short chapters, bullet points and plenty of his famous The Frog and the Wall comics, author Josh Langley simplifies the creative process and encourages readers and potential creative people to stop worrying about being perfect and to start creating.

    This was an enjoyable and useful guide, and one that is worthy of creative people at any stage of their career.

    Recommended.

  11. LOVE THIS… Funny as, easy to read, with cool little cartoons to entertain along the way. An inspirational push towards the lighter, creative side of life. Ditch the desk chains and go hug a tree!”

  12. “My advice is, “Find Your Creative Mojo” is one of those books which needs to be looked at regularly to remind us all that we are all enough, we all have something to offer, whether it is indeed sticking cacti into old bowls or simply finally realizing after 46 years that “you will never make your work perfect and that there is no such thing as perfection. It doesn’t exist”

  13. Actually, I was in the spiritual section of a book store and the title called to me. Then I read the foreword and decided this is what I am looking for right now. Ploughed through it in about 6 hours couldn’t put it down! Laughed and had many light bulbs.”

  14. “G’day Josh – you’re creativity book arrived in the post yesterday. I stayed up way too late reading it. I blame you for lack of productivity today!! Seriously, it looks awesome. Well done on getting it out there.”

  15. “A beautiful book with an important message for all of us”

  16. Josh Langley writes from the perspective of someone who’s found his creative mojo and is going for it every way he can. I enjoyed the self-deprecating humour, the insights into his own challenges and doubts, mostly, the gentle and firm way (yes, it’s a paradox but it’s true) he coaxes people into believing in themselves.

    As someone trying to live the creative life, but struggling with self-doubt and perfectionism now and then, this was a refreshing reminder to stop comparing and just BE my creative self.”

  17. “THE BOOK IS FUNNY, INSPIRING, AND UNPUTDOWNABLE FOR ANYONE TRYING TO FIND THEIR CREATIVE VOICE.”

  18. For years I’ve dabbled with creative pursuits. I have a novel on the go, a children’s book too a smattering of poetry and a host of other projects that have never seen the light of day. None nowhere near finishing. The premise of this book is don’t be too precious with your art and just create. Acknowledge that no one is perfect and we all start somewhere, a premise I use constantly in other facets of life, just not in my creative pursuits. So the book has turned that around and again I am inspired to take the journey. It”s an honest and open account of the authors own experiences, something we rarely get from other award winning authors. Do yourself a favour and grab a copy today. You wont regret it.

  19. If you’ve ever struggled to start a creative project, finish one, or simply want to express yourself creatively, but don’t know where to start, ‘Find Your Creative Mojo’ is for you. But make no mistake, this is not a high brow piece of literature targeted at an artistic elite, even though there are takeaways for them as well. This book is a practical, no nonsense, no pretence guide to overcoming the barriers to creative self-expression. From macramé to origami, and writing to painting, Langley makes no distinction, or judgement, about its creative merit.
    Langley is not alone in this genre, with ‘The Artist’s Way’ by Julia Cameron, ‘Steal Like an Artist’ by Austin Kleon and ‘The War of Art’ by Steven Pressfield, being notable inclusions. But where Langley excels is his accessibility and approachability. His writing voice is authentic, raw and self-deprecating. He speaks to his readers, rather than preaching to them. The book is broken into four sections, each containing personal anecdotes delivered with his unique sense of humour. The first is about why we should create, the second explains there are no rules to self-expression, the third shows us how we can use our weaknesses to help with self-expression, and the fourth is dedicated to kick starting our creative projects. Each chapter ends with a ‘Mojo Bite’, what you can take away from the chapter you’ve just read, and a ‘Mojo Play’, a fun, playful and insightful activity to help you along the path of self-expression. Quirky illustrations and cartoon strips are dotted throughout the book to assist in the deeper understanding of particular points. My favourite takeaways are that you don’t have to be an angst-ridden substance abuser to be an artist, you don’t need to be good to enjoy the benefits of creativity, and you don’t need to compare yourself with, or try to emulate someone else. Above all ‘Find Your Creative Mojo’ encourages the reader to be curious, light and playful with whatever artistic pursuit we are interested in, be that arranging cactus in a bowl or tying knots in string.
    There have been many books written, often by famous writers, about creativity and the challenges faced by artists, but very few take the authentic, realistic approach that Langley does. Whether you struggle with procrastination, self-doubt, fear of failure, fear of starting, or paralysing creative intimidation, I would thoroughly recommend ‘Find Your Creative Mojo’.

  20. If you’re looking for a ‘recipe’ book, or a ‘how to be creative’ book, you won’t find it here. What you will find is a gentle, humorous, inspirational book giving you a bit of a nudge to recognise and express who you really are; why its so critical to your well being to allow your creative kid come out to play; and how to overcome all the road blocks you put in your way. A beautiful book with an important message for all of us

  21. This is one of my favorite books ever on creativity. The author does a great job explaining the fears we all experience when we go for our dreams of being a writer, an artist, an acrobat in the circus, etc.! I’d recommend this book to anyone who is struggling and feeling creatively blocked. 5 STARS!

  22. This is a positive, feel good book that allows you to take an honest look at yourself and find the courage to nurture those creative parts of yourself just as the title says.

    It’s about owning that little spark of something so it becomes a valued part of your psyche. All creativity, whether it is writing, drawing, or whatever inspires you to create the something beautiful you have within yourself, deserves to shine. Whether that light shines only for you, a few trusted friends, or blossoms out into the big, wide world is up to you.

    Mr Langley’s humour is evident throughout this book and it feels like the author is sitting beside you, having a laugh while encouraging you to reach for your dreams. And in a world full of negativity, who wouldn’t want that?

    This book also provides practical advice to deal with the struggles that come with expressing your creativity. I know only too well about procrastination, self-doubt and perfectionism. And again, this is where Mr Langley’s wonderful sense of humour comes into play as he takes readers to task and offers some hilarious ideas to help us push through. I laughed often while thinking about all the things I’m guilty of doing.

    I mentioned last month I was fortunate enough to meet Mr Langley, and I promise you that same kind, funny and generous soul resides in this book. And anyone who encourages you to follow your dreams and embrace your creativity is well worth listening too. J

  23. I have just finished reading your book “Find Your Creative Mojo”. I first got it from my local library, read a chapter and knew this was a book I wanted to keep. (Because I wanted to highlight the good bits.) I bought the book online from Big Sky ( a first) and I have read it with a pencil and a highlighter in my hand. I took the liberty of colouring in some of your cute drawings along the way. I am writing to you, the author (another first) to say that this book was great, inspirational, feel good and helpful. I am about to turn 60 and had decided to really work on my creativeness. I do canvases. Which I am going to try and sell.

  24. Book review! 📚

    Josh Langley Author’s Book Find Your Creative Mojo focuses on overcoming self-doubt, procrastination fear and much more and it is truly incredible!

    It was a very easy book to read and digest because of the bold headings, sections with bullet points and big writing. Find Your Creative Mojo is full of wonderful tips to help the reader get out of their own way and start working towards their goals and start believing in themselves. Throughout the book there are lots of cute and quirky comics and inspirational quotes. Three of my favourite quotes from the book are:
    ‘Life is short, make art and love’,
    ‘There is no such thing as perfection’ and
    ‘Open your Heart, Open your head, Give Space, Give Thanks’

    I definitely recommend this amazing book for ages 12+! It is a great read for anyone who needs a bit of inspiration, motivation or a good pep talk!! It is not the type of genre that I typically read but I absolutely loved this book and have written down a bunch of goals that I AM going to achieve within the next 12 months, I’ll keep referring back to this book when I’m feeling a bit down and out about my progress.

  25. Hi Josh, I have just finished reading your book Find your creative mojo after coming across it in my local library. I found it so inspiring and full of fantastic insights. I am soon to launch a project (if I can overcome my procrastination and self doubt of course) and can’t wait to share some of your quotes

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