Sometimes when it’s cold and kind a dreary outside, it’s easy to want to roll up and watch the tube rather than get to work.

I know I find myself wanting to nest in sweats and curl up next to a cozy fire during the cold season.

But we all have to keep at it. And sometimes we need inspiration to get us fired up and continue to work.

Here are 6 of my favorite inspirational books which I’d like to share with you.

war-of-artThe War of Art
by Steven Pressfield

This is a book about the resistance that keeps us from being the creative beings that we are.  It’s very direct and clear.

Get it on Amazon


do-the-workDo the Work
by Steven Pressfield

Same guy. Another great book. Title speaks for itself.
Get it on Amazon


ignore-everybodyIgnore Everybody 

by Hugh MacLeod

These are inspirational and sharp insights about life and creativity. They started as doodling which he would draw on business cards at bars. He also has a blog which has a ton of readers. Easy to read and full of wit.
Get it on Amazon

4-hour-workweek4 Hr Work Week
by Tim Ferriss

This ridiculously popular book was break through. It’s about intentional living, but it applies to creativity and living your dream.
Get it on Amazon


the-artists-wayThe Artist’s Way
by Julia Cameron

Best book on creativity and a how to start writing and live the writing life. I’ve poured through this book at least 5 times over the years. She also has workbooks that you can buy which contain writing exercises which I also highly recommend.
Get it on Amazon
Julia Cameron’s Workbooks on Amazon

bird-by-birdBird by Bird
by Anne Lamott

This about making the writing process a natural part of your life instead of something that is separate from us.
Get it on Amazon

What books are you reading which inspire you?

Would love to know your thoughts! Just respond to this post in the comments section below.


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