The vision didn’t stop at building cars

Whatever you think of Henry Ford and his cars, he certainly accomplished an enormous amount in his lifetime.  He was an innovator, a visionary, and didn’t let much get in his way.

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
— Henry Ford

What’s getting in your way?

Breaking Through a Mental Block: An Athlete’s Guide to Overcoming Fears and Learning to Perform with Confidence

This new book, released just a few months ago, creates excellent opportunity not only to better understand how athletes must build their minds as well as their bodies, but to remind us that musicians are athletes, too: just at a different level of physicality.

About $30 (Hardcover) or $10 (Kindle) from Amazon — Buy now

The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

Want something a little closer to home?  Give this book from 2002 a shot.  (After all, wisdom never dies…)

A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul.

What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor-be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece?

Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself. Whether an artist, writer or business person, this simple, personal, and no-nonsense book will inspire you to seize the potential of your life.

About $17 (Paperback) from Amazon — Buy now

This is part of a weekly inspirational series on the Singerpreneur blog and social media for Lauri’s List. The quotes are also eventually archived on Facebook and Pearltrees.

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