Is creativity reserved for a rare, chosen few—or is it alive in each of us, behind our every breath, our every heartbeat? In CREATOR, Steve Chandler takes us on a voyage of discovery, beyond labels and categories, to a revelation about the true nature of creativity. It is not just within us—it is us. CREATOR opens our eyes and hearts to a new way of being in the world. Wise, poetic, funny—and eminently practical—CREATOR is a lucid and joyful exploration of who we really are.
"This is Steve Chandler’s best book yet. His stories are funny, engaging, thought provoking and inspiring and he helps us see that we are all connected through our energy and creative potential. He helps me see my relationship to my God-given creativity differently. The source of everything is always there for us to tap into at any moment. I have used this book to change my work, my relationships and my life."
~ Tina Quinn
Author of Invisible Things
"If the path to enlightenment is paved with the gold of insight, then Steve Chandler's book, CREATOR, is the Yellow Brick Road. Every page, paragraph, and even line, it seems, resonates with the truth that is within me and awakens me to a desire to create. To progress. To Be."
~ Andrew McKee
Author of Change Your Game, Change Your Life
“CREATOR is magic in print! I was completely captivated (and thoroughly entertained) by how Steve Chandler effortlessly floats between spiritually profound and real-world practicality and helps us navigate it all along the way. CREATOR breaks down the walls of our 'conditioning' (even his take on THAT concept created a big shift for me) and introduces us to a life made more prosperous, more fun, more fulfilling and more joyful through the always-available-on-demand power of our creativity!"
~ Jason Goldberg
Author of Prison Break
“CREATOR takes the reader on an adventure of the spirit-waking us all up to the creative joy of life. Through masterful personal storytelling, Steve Chandler enables you to see for yourself the light of creativity, in all of us, that shows up in the ordinary moments of our lives. Buckle up and experience this extraordinary journey of the human spirit, born from curiosity, love, and consciousness. You will be touched, moved, inspired and rediscover how magnificent and connected you (and we) really are."
~ Devon Bandison
Author of Fatherhood Is Leadership
RIGHT NOW: Mastering the Beauty of the Present Moment
Steve Chandler's Right Now is his inspiring sequel to the brutally honest story of his addiction recovery, Death Wish.
With his characteristically short, impactful chapters strung together like a chain reaction, Chandler brings us back to the source of all creation and joy: the present moment. We are left not only with a deep appreciation of the beauty of the "now," but also with many highly-motivating insights into actions we can take RIGHT NOW that we used to think would take a lot of endless preparation and "inner processing."
Like his bestseller Time Warrior, this book was written to be an antidote to procrastination and worried obsessions about our negative imaginary future. Not only does the skill of living in the moment not make you a couch potato, it actually supplies you with energy you didn't know you had.
"I wrote this book during the most active time of the Death Wish project," said Chandler. "We had been shipping copies of that book to treatment centers, addiction counselors, prisons and schools and receiving heartfelt feedback on how a simple book can move people to see life from a place of greater hope and optimism. I wanted to write a book during that uplifting time in my life that expressed the hidden energy contained in the present moment...the infinite creative potential of it."
Based on his decades of experience as a corporate trainer and business coach, plus the improbable journey his own life has taken from addiction, divorce and bankruptcy, Right Now is short on theories and strategies but long on real world experience.
"I had actually decided after Death Wish to retire from writing," Chandler said. "I couldn't think of anything else I wanted to say. And there were more than enough books by me out there in the world. But one morning I woke up, and then woke up again. I had just dreamed of a book cover that said RIGHT NOW and I realized that I had to write it. The idea was simple: There are things you can do right now. And there's a joy you can feel right now."
Death Wish dives into addiction, death and suicide. Steve Chandler tells stories he has never told and tells the truth he's hidden inside himself. Chandler shares his own experience, strength and hope with those who are still confused and depressed by these forces.
This really is about a true death wish. And. . . how to have that wish disappear.
There's bad, there's good... And then there's CRAZY GOOD.
Steve Chandler's latest delivers a series of enlightening CHOICES we can make to have our lives soar FAR BEYOND anything we thought possible.
The hypnotized "I'm fine" life of "barely good enough" is revealed here to be thoroughly unnecessary - and easy to break free from.
The CHOICES Chandler gives us are clean, clear, simple to execute, and based on more than twenty years of training over thirty Fortune 500 companies and coaching hundreds of high-achieving individuals. This is Chandler at his best.
Choose NOW to create a life that's CRAZY GOOD.
I am very happy to announce a brand new daily video show I am doing with Jason Goldberg called The Not So Serious Life. Jason and I will answer viewers' questions on how to put creativity, fun and the spirit of play into our work and home life so that all our days can be successful and crazy good.
We also have all kinds of gifts and goodies for subscribers, and you'll get a short video episode daily, full of fun and unusual wisdom.......Jason is a very gifted life coach and comedic performer, and he and I are enjoying recording our first episodes....the Show itself launches August 10.....there is no charge to subscribe and receive our show.......
37 Ways to BOOST Your Coaching Practice
is now available on Amazon.com
Look for ways to touch the soul.
Remember what coaching's really about. It's about looking for ways to touch the soul, and having someone's life change.
Coaching simply can't be sold like other things are sold. And that turns out to be good news. Once you begin practicing true connection, you become successful.
In 37 Ways to BOOST Your Coaching Practice, Steve Chandler shows just what steps to take - and the 17 lies to avoid - to give your prospective clients a powerful experience of the work you do. Learn to fill your practice by moving beyond coaching-as-a-concept. Creating clients happens one coaching conversation at a time, one true connection at a time.
Steve Chandler's iMindShift Blog
Somewhere in the middle of nowhere
someone set me free
January 22, 2019
My new book, Creator, has just been released and in the back Recommendations section it tells you to come here to this blog site if you want to listen to two of the songs mentioned in the book.
“The Middle of Nowhere” was written by Fred Knipe and myself back in our music business days when we did songwriting and music publishing for a living. “In Your Right Mind” was written by Fred a few years later after a long conversation we'd had about how natural creativity is for children and how it gets disconnected later in life when social anxieties take over a grown-up's life.
For many years my job was songwriter. I co-wrote songs with my brilliant collaborator Fred Knipe. One of my favorite songs we wrote was called “The Middle of Nowhere.” One line was, “Out there in the middle of nowhere, someone set me free.”
Normally the idea of being “in the middle of nowhere” is not so good. But something about that phrase was haunting. And it’s funny what happens when you take a second look at a phrase like that. Even funnier when you put music to it. It changes. What seems bleak and hopeless changes into something else.
Just like a person’s life when you add the awareness of eternal creativity to it. It’s like putting music to words that never would have been heard.
Writing that song got a small premonition of insight started in me back then. The insight that opens more every time I hear my recording of Fred singing it. What I now see is that there’s freedom in the middle of nowhere.
In my mind, the middle of nowhere is where creativity seems to live when we don’t know we have it. It’s as if we’re in the eye of the storm, in the middle of a hurricane of creative energy. It’s where I drop my preconceived thoughts and beliefs about who I am. Or even what I should do next.
From here, I can open to the source of spirit as taught by Dr. Ron Hulnick in his courses on spiritual psychology. He often invited his students to be willing to enter and stay awhile in “the divine unknowing,” a place the ego always wants to avoid, but a place where you will feel your true creative power.