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A friendly, funny, practical guide for creatives and entrepreneurs, written by a four-time Emmy award-winning and two-time Grammy-nominated composer-guitarist-producer who has worked with Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Jerry Garcia, Lana Del Rey, and Krishna Das, among many others. Also a beloved and highly regarded Buddhist teacher, David teaches listeners how to integrate their creative process with their spiritual practice and livelihood.

"How do I make a living doing what I love?"

"Am I a sellout as an artist if I want to be successful?"

"How do I integrate my spiritual principles with the art of running a business? And actually, um, how do I run a business?"

Wondering how to reconcile your calling with your need to make a living wage, or what to do once your art starts selling, or how to achieve success in your field, or what it even means to be successful? David Nichtern offers his lived, learned experience as an entrepreneur, musician, and Buddhist teacher to first help you figure out what "success" means to you and then show you how to get there. He offers advice on the creative process and principles of business and ethics - everything from "listen to the muse!" to "protect your intellectual property!" - and provides mindfulness exercises to help you integrate inspiration and aspiration, vocation, and avocation - to go from surviving to thriving.

Whether you’re a baker trying to grow from the farmer’s market to a brick-and-mortar or a CEO exploring how taking care of your employees can be the same as taking care of your business - if you’re trying to align your spiritual, creative, and financial pursuits and discover what it means to truly live well, this audiobook is for you.

©2019 David Nichtern (P)2019 David Nichtern

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Inspiring & awesome listen

Amazing audio book that teaches mindfulness &spirituality in a busy world. Great narrator and great story.

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  • elias
  • 10-05-2020

Instructivo, inspirador y real.

Un must, hay que escucharlo o leerlo. Recomendado para todos en busca de iniciar un nuevo o encontrar dirección en su camino de la vida.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-12-2019

Fantastic and highly recommended

This book is extremely helpful as I go down a spiritual path while in the corporate world. The author goes deep into personal experiences, good and bad, so the reader can learn from his mistakes and be inspired by his success. Easily consumable Buddhism is intertwined throughout and meditation tips and techniques are extremely helpful. Get this book, you’ll be pleased.

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  • 18-10-2019

Genuine Goodness

Purchased this book after hearing David on Duncan Trussel’s podcast. This book is very juicy. I will for sure be re listening to this. Love his delivery and love this book. Thank you, David.

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  • 13-10-2019

Powerful Download!

A lot of life wisdom reflected in this book/recording. I feel like I received a download/transmission on how to leverage three core parts of my life into one coherent plan. I haven't yet found another offering that weaves this much pithy insight, humor and business acumen into a quick read, with so much potential for follow up through the linked workbook. I especially appreciated how the Buddhist teachings were integrated.

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  • 22-03-2021

the beginning of a path I choose to walk

although mainly based around business this book has given me tools to continue my path.

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