Bob Baker : The Empowered Artist (Excerpt)

The Empowered Artist (Excerpt)

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Arts & Entertainment , Self-Improvement

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Elizabeth Gilbert, Julia Cameron, Steven Pressfield, Austin Kleon, Chris Guillebeau

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Print Length

190 Pages




Spotlight Publications

Publication Date

June 2015



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For Musicians, Writers, Visual Artists, and Anyone Who Wants to Make a Difference with Their Creativity or Build a Career in the Arts …

‘The Artist’s Way’ meets ‘The War of Art’ for a new generation!

Could you use a kick in the pants to jump-start your creative calling? Or do you know someone who is gifted at their craft but too fearful or hesitant to pursue it? “The Empowered Artist” is a call to action for you to step into your greatness.

This book will give you a big dose of reality checks, empowering attitudes, shifting perspectives, powerful mindsets, and nitty-gritty details on the real work you need to do to make a difference (and make a living) with your talents and know-how.

The reason so many people struggle with creative ambitions is because they lack these rock-bottom principles. To truly thrive in the arts you must instill these big picture ideals into your creative DNA.

That’s what this book is: a transfusion of success principles for modern day artists.

Here’s a list of the five sections you’ll find in the full version of The Empowered Artist

  • The Foundation: Ten Guiding Principles You Should Internalize to Become an Empowered Artist
  • The Launching Pad: Essential Elements for Kicking Your Art Activities Into Overdrive
  • Creativity Career Killers: The Top Ten Misguided Notions That May Be Holding You Back
  • Supercharged Empowerment: Seven Secrets to Living a Fulfilling Life in the Arts
  • Turning Pro: The Essential Skills You Must Develop to Become a Self-Actualized Creative Entrepreneur

Each section features eight to ten short principles, and every one ends with a Call to Action – an affirmative step you can take to tell yourself (and the world) that you mean business, that you are here to make your creative mark.

This meaty excerpt contains 55 in-depth pages from the book.

The world needs you and the gifts that only you are uniquely qualified to deliver. We need you to live up to your potential, to shine your light, to step into your greatness.

That’s why I wrote this book.

I’m tired of creative people being treated like second-class citizens (by themselves and others), when the truth is … We are the ones who create the culture, innovation, and new ideas that humanity needs now more than ever.

To clarify, my motivation in writing this book isn’t just to make a few musicians, writers, and painters feel good about themselves. That’s thinking too small. My vision is to change the world!

Are you with me?


Editorial Reviews

What the experts are saying …

“I have followed and been fascinated by Bob Baker and his work for decades. He is a multifaceted, visionary pioneer. Bob was the first voice I heard that said independent artists can control their future. He didn’t just prognosticate; he showed them how. The Empowered Artist is a powerful culmination of what he has taught artists for decades. If you want to learn how to live a rich, creative and rewarding life, get this book.” –Barney Davey, publisher of Art Marketing News and author of Guerrilla Marketing for Artists

“Full of practical information and timeless wisdom, The Empowered Artist offers a powerful foundation for anyone who is ready to commit to their creative passion and vision. In a time when claiming yourself as an artist is more accessible than ever, Bob provides an incredibly useful road map for creative people who are ready to begin the journey.”
Flora Bowley, author of Brave Intuitive Painting

“We are often reminded that many people die with their music still in them. Don’t let that be said of you. In this delightful book, Bob shows you how to tap into the ‘music’ that only you are prepared to share with the world. Be ‘The Empowered Artist’ God intended you to be.”
Dan Miller, New York Times bestselling author of 48 Days to the Work You Love

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