How it felt to be juggling a life-threatening illness while writing a new book

The Art Of Creativity – 7 Powerful Habits To Unlock Your Full Potential

I am proud to launch my new book The Art of Creativity to the world this week. It’s been a while coming. I had a few life-threatening events to juggle with during the writing of it so it’s coming out a little later than originally planned. 

Just weeks after I got a book deal signed, I was diagnosed with a large brain tum**r and given 6 weeks to live. Fortunately, I managed to outlive the gloomy predictions. Here I am today a year or so later, in full health, getting ready to launch this new book into the world. No one expected to see this book written.  

I knew deep down inside that I would make it through but had trouble convincing some of those around me. Make it I did, and I am here now to share about the launch of this new exciting book. I feel very proud of it and the early readers of the book have said incredible things about the book.

Writing in hospital

I managed to write this while still in hospital and during the recovery phase of the serious illness I had.  

This makes this book launch even more exciting for me, because I feel so lucky to be here and to still be alive to share this book with the world.

The book is available for worldwide delivery from Amazon UK, Waterstones and good book shops. Please support the process by being one of the early adopters to buy and read a copy, and then leave a review on Amazon, Waterstones, Good Reads and other book review sites.  

Since my illness, I found that I have become much more creative in all ways. The usual limiting programmes were not in place – I lost a lot of my memory, a sense of time and all fears. I was left with downloads of amazing information that would just come to me and I would write for hours on my laptop at a fast speed. It was an amazing process.

The art of Creativity

The old restrictive mental filters were gone, and it felt like I had a new operating software installed. My new internal programming allowed me to be more creative than I had ever felt before.

The book wrote itself in a way and is a very different book to the one that I had envisaged writing when I first pitched it to publishers.

Interviews with McCartney, Brand and D Lynch

I interviewed great creatives for the book including Paul McCartney, Russell Brand and David Lynch – some of the most creative and captivating souls of our time. I learnt a lot from artists, songwriters, filmmakers, writers and other inspiring people who are outstanding in their field. 

In the book, I explore the 7 habits of highly creative people and break them down into manageable parts: Fears and blocks and how to overcome them, the magic effects of journaling, the power of meditation and breathing, how to boost your brainwave states, mind mapping to get your creative project designed fast and effectively, self-care and how to nourish the soul, why being a maverick helps you to be a great creative and a look at the future of work and the position of creativity and its importance in the world post-covid.

The book is for everyone

It works whatever level you come in at and is practical, easy to read and has powerful exercises to do at home to get you on your way. There’s a part to explain how to precisely get into the zone and into a state of flow.

I hope you will get a copy of it now it’s finally out. Have a read, let me know what you think and leave me your comments about it. Do leave a juicy review on Amazon too – that helps the journey to the book’s success in miraculous ways.

Join me on the journey. To your future creative success.


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