Let the Elephants Run: Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything
By David Usher
This is a unique book about creativity, how to be more creative and how to let than inner artist within each of us to erupt forth. I absolutely loved the book. A librarian at my library recommended it to me and I will be forever grateful! Thank you Melanie!
I also thought this book would be perfect to review for the Canadian Book Review Challenge because it is written by a Canadian songwriter. He is just like a breath of fresh air.
Most of us live too predictable lives. That is not to say that a certain amount of structure is not necessary for each of us to be successful. However, too much structure can make our life boring and lifeless, missing that child’s curiosity that we all had when we were toddlers.
Usher believes that each of us can be creative, and we should all make time for it in our lives. He recommends that we take 30 minutes out of each day for creative pursuits. Of course, there are many ways to be creative. We could be cook a fine meal, or sew a beautiful quilt, or just sew something unique to put on our furniture. Crocheting can also be creative. In fact, anything that takes us away from the usual and mundane can be said to be creative.
If we can spend some time every day being creative, our life will become so much more fulfilling and interesting. We will look forward to each and every day, and we will definitely feel more alive and less interiorly dead.
This is a book that will change you. I know it has changed how I look at my myself. Let the Elephants Run is an essential guidebook to reconnect with your imagination and nurture your creativity in productive ways.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth