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Wealth Management - It’s a somewhat misunderstood term.
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Rob was a stockbroker in his 20s before starting his wealth management company. But his story begins long before that.
Growing up in inner-city LA was tough, and a lot of people don’t make it out.
Fortunately, Rob did. He was awarded a wrestling scholarship that changed the course of his life for good.
He finished college and landed an excellent brokerage job. But a big salary (especially for someone in their 20s) wasn’t enough to keep him there.
He went out by himself and started his own wealth management company aged 26.
But this came with problems.
Although his clients were happy, Rob’s decision had led to a massive pay cut.
Many entrepreneurs will experience a rough start while they’re building their first business. Rob was no exception since he had to pick up shifts at his friend’s car detailing company to make ends meet.
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A few years later, his client list had grown, and he was managing 9-figure sums for ultra-wealthy individuals.
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Mind Management, Not Time Management: Productivity When Creativity Matters (Getting Art Done Book 2) Kindle Edition
by David Kadavy (Author) Format: Kindle Edition
4.4 out of 5 stars
Greatly increase your creative quality and quantity by reading and DOING this book.
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2020
This is one of those books I will read again and again. And I'm DOING the book, not just reading it. It is not just information, but ways to renovate and restructure how we think about managing our lives to do the creative work better and with much less frustration. As David says, it is about managing our MINDS, not (just) our Time.
As I practice this stuff, I can go back and get more to work on, and I keep making progress. You can read it and check another self improvement or productivity book off your list, but I think there is enough here that a lot of the other stuff out there fits with this and supports it; or, maybe better said, this book gives us a foundation to build on, taking anything and everything we might have already known to the next level, or even the level above that, if we DO what David has given us.
The Four Stages of Creativity: Preparation, Incubation, Illumination, and Verification.
Just knowing what these are is very helpful for people who create (pretty much all of us), but David helps us see that we can't just call up these on demand; our minds need to be in the right state for them. We can build our lives, or at least our work or creative lives, around respecting these four stages by understanding the Seven Mental States of Creative Work, and matching what stage we want to be in with our mental state, or use our mental state to pursue the appropriate stage.
"Even time management is valuable, up to a point. But mind management picks up where all these methods leave off. Time management optimizes the resource of time. Mind management optimizes the resource of creative energy." This is a promise of the book, and I believe it delivers, if we are willing to DO it.
David Kadavy knows of many of the great books and tools for productivity out there. In fact, he has interviewed some of their creators on his podcast.
I liked this book a lot, not only because he takes things like the wonderful Getting Things Done and Atomic Habits and Deep Work and recent neurobiology to the next level, but he also weaves the wisdom of great creators together with his own hard won lessons on what works and what doesn't.
Jason Fried, Bill Gates, Stephen King, Steve Jobs, George Carlin, Elizabeth Bishop, Alice Walker, Marian Anderson, Maya Angelou, John Konious, Robert Levine, Meridith Monk, Lillian Hellman, Ari Meisel, David Rock, Seth Godin, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and David Allen, to name some of the people who are woven into this in big or little ways, not just as cute quotes on the margins, but as signposts along the way to a life where creativity increases and becomes easier because we learn to structure our lives around the way our mind works, rather than pounding ourselves into arbitrary industrialized notions of productivity and management and wasting a great deal of mental energy on distractions or trying to do something when we are not in the right mental state for it.
The Seven Mental States of Creative Work: Starting with the ideas from Deep Work, but realizing there were different flavors, David has done the experimentation and verification in his own life, confirming what he was finding with other creators and teachers and scientists along the way, and given us the fruit, that we can apply in our own lives, experimenting and tweaking as he encourages us.
Prioritize, Explore, Research, Generate, Polish, Administrate, and Recharge are the Seven Mental States.
They are all necessary, and they are all different. They can be cultivated by environment and rhythms, but for each of us they are not all available all the time. Once we find out what these states are for us, and how they line up with the Four Stages of Creativity, we are well on our way to being both more creative and more at peace with how we are ordering our lives because a lot of the stress has been removed.
A few of the other things David helps us with in this book: Creative Cycles, Creative Systems, our Creative Sweet Spot, nourishing our interior Passive Genius, and other useful tools and paragigms that all work together.
Also, what happens when life throws you for a loop, and then another loop, and then you find out that those two loops were small compared to the next loop life throws you? David's been there, done that. All of the stuff in this book can go with you on that journey if you are willing to learn it and apply it. This is because you have learned to harness the power of your own mind, and work with it as you face whatever life throws at you.
I don't usually write reviews. But I think this is an important book. You may need to do a little (or a lot) of your own thinking and experimenting to get all the benefits this book offers, but the meat (or, insert your favorite plant-based protein) is there, if you are willing to eat it and digest it.
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Instead of squeezing more from our time, let's get more from our minds
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2021
There are countless self-help and productivity books out there that focus on time management. Kadavy acknowledges them and even enlightens us to one of his favorites (David Allen's Getting Things Done). However, using our time well is only a part of the equation, the other part is ensuring that our minds are able to do their best work within that time, and that different creative activities require a variety of environmental optimizations.
From the book:
"This is my proposal to humanity to let go of the notion that we can squeeze more from our time. Instead, let's think about how to get more from our minds."
Mind Management, Not Time Management continues to describe how to optimize the building block of creative thinking: the moment of insight. Kadavy explores the differences between insightful thinking and analytical thinking, and how to find your Creative Sweet Spot. The creative process is broken down into Four Stages of Creativity, and how we can make room for them.
With Kadavy's principles, we can stop struggling to achieve solutions and start letting those solutions "come to us."
The book continues by describing the Seven Mental States that move creative projects forward, and how to match your mental state to the task at hand. Finally, Kadavy explains how to leverage the power of Creative Cycles and how to develop Creative Systems that are repeatable and applicable to any of your current and future projects.
Kadavy is not simply a self-proclaimed guru, he has developed these systems while building his career as a writer. From the struggles of earlier books to the inspiration he has found while escaping the brutal Winters of Chicago in the far-away climate of Columbia. A digital nomad, Kadavy is sharing the tools that have helped him churn out numerous books, podcast episodes, and other writings.
I give this book 5 stars not only for the unique angle of the subject matter, but also for Kadavy's thorough exploration, systems development, and personal experience spread throughout. Highly recommended for any individual looking to maximize their creative output.
19 people found this helpful
I'm Definitely Trying Out This Comprehensive and Healthy Approach to Creative Work
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2020
Here's another go-to book to add to my author entrepreneur reference shelf. I've been listening to David Kadavy's podcast for a long time, and I'm very glad he published this book because I always had the impression that a lot of what worked for him would also work well for me.
And that, really, is the beauty of Mind Management, Not Time Management. Like many books, it is about getting things done, but it faithfully serves its specific audience: creatives. Synthesizing many core ideas from other productivity books (as a lot of my favorite nonfiction books nowadays do) as well as Kadavy's own insights, this is the book I needed to form a more effective writing practice.
The structure of Kadavy's approach to creative work is incredibly flexible, giving you a concrete place to start with your efforts while also leaving room to shape every part of the process to your specific needs.
The recap of the central concepts at the end of the book is especially helpful for putting Kadavy's approach into practice. Becoming a happier, more productive creative feels more doable than ever.
6 people found this helpful
Learning How And When You Work
Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2021
This book didn't just make sense on a surface level, it made sense to my brain and my body.
We all function at our best a certain way or ways - which might be very different than how we've been taught. The 9 to 5 grind works for some, but not for others. Being CEO in a corner office with a view works for some while being a freelancer with no real office works for others, and the pay could be the same.
The problem is that we all have bills to pay and we may not have figured out how to earn a living the way we function at our best. And it doesn't necessarily boil down to a right way vs wrong way, but perhaps a good, better, best way. This book will encourage you to re-think your view of time, what you do for a living, and where you do it, to get the most out of yourself.
5 people found this helpful
in depth look into a creative practice
Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2021
I can’t express how much I love this book. I’ve been a creative for over 30 years and this book narrows down decades of creative performance concepts into easy to digest segments.
If you are wanting to learn how to harness your creative power and get out of the being a slave to time this book is for you.
As a warning this book isn’t for everyone. I run a creative community of artists and it was not well received in the group. To me the book is perfection but to others they had a hard time grasping how it applied to painters and those who had full time jobs on top of creating and finding time to spend trying to figure out how to apply the concepts.
Still a book worth purchasing even if at this moment it doesn’t resonate with you. Later on in your creative journey this book is easier to understand and implement.
3 people found this helpful
How to chart your own way to productivity -- and keep going when everything falls apart
Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2020
Messy, rough, uneven. Honest, open, inspiring.
How do you tell a "make-you-feel-good" book from the true story?
Instead of arming you with rose-colored glasses and dragging you deeper into the wishful thinking swamp, like so many "self-help" books do, this book walks you through the author's journey of understanding, embracing and leveraging your own mind. Through ups and downs, insights and despairs, stressful sprints and blissful valleys.
Your journey won't be the same, and this book is not a silver bullet, either. But it's a damn good illustration and inspiration that it's you who have to work, through those very ups and downs, mishaps and sudden thunderstorms, to find what works for *you*, personally.
And a nice collection of tips, some of them quite similar to what I had discovered myself—so I suspect the other ones are worth trying, too.
Trying, not just reading. For months. But then, you only fail when you stop trying.
Read it, and decide for yourself.
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An enjoyable, thorough, and well-organized guide for any creative
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2020
Mind Management, Not Time Management is a gripping blend of inspiring insights and actionable practices that will make you want to grab pen and paper, put your fingers to strings, or start in on a blank canvas. After reading it, you'll want to create, and you'll have a better idea of how to do so.
This is the perfect addition to the "Getting Art Done" series, following The Heart to Start (another must-read), as it provides clear entry points to start becoming what Kadavy calls a "perpetual creativity machine." Set inside the framework of the four stages of creativity, Kadavy calls for reimagining the common time-is-money approach to work because that isn’t the case for creative work. What Kadavy offers is a unique approach, catered to a specific kind of work, that he has tried and tested over the years.
As a college student and self-published author who does not yet write full-time or for a living, this book reassured me that I can continue to improve as a creative and make strides on my projects, even if I’m unable to dedicate my work week to it. Mind Management, Not Time Management makes constant creative progress seem attainable by offering actionable steps, delivering relatable anecdotes, and suggesting accessible tools. Give it a read!
2 people found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2021
I wish I had this when I was creating content. Soon to start second year of law school, I had been looking for a way to use blocks of time to learn the law of each class generally. Then use smaller specific times to apply it to assigned cases. Not a perfect fit but enough to get excited it might actually be possible. The section at the end about too rigid thinking was spot on. Productivity experts rarely allow for that and it leads to making people think they are failures instead of the systems they have bound themselves to. Well worth the read.
A fresh perspective on productivity
Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2022
This book came into my life at the right time. While I am also a fan of David Allen and GTD, I was seeing myself and my team struggling with executing creative projects at work. This book gave me some new ideas and tools to unlock progress in our creative projects. I am not a writer, blogger or podcaster. I am a knowledge worker in a corporate business. Don’t underestimate how many creative projects are up for grabs to boost your career if you are in the same boat. This book is well worth adding to my shelf of key titles, alongside David Allen and Greg Mckeown.
Anyone who wants to better manage their
Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2020
I loved this book. I bought and devoured his previous book Heart to Start and got a ton out of it. This one is on another level. As a professional in the creative field I'm always looking for the best insights for an edge, fot creating breakthrough moments and this book is filled with them. Kadavy not only writes it, though, he lives it. I think it's the personal experience woven through these two books that makes them especially impactful and enjoyable to read. Highly recommended.
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