The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz

Ep. 2: Creativity Coach, Mental Health Advocate, and Author of 50+ Books, Eric Maisel

April 19, 2022 Eric Teplitz Episode 2
The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz
Ep. 2: Creativity Coach, Mental Health Advocate, and Author of 50+ Books, Eric Maisel
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Eric Maisel is a retired family therapist, active creativity coach, and the author of more than fifty books, including: "Deep Writing", "Fearless Creating", "Mastering Creative Anxiety", "The Van Gogh Blues", "Coaching the Artist Within", "Rethinking Depression", "Life Purpose Boot Camp", "The Future of Mental Health", "Lighting the Way", "The Power of Daily Practice", and "Redesign Your Mind" (to name just a few!).

He is widely regarded as America's foremost creativity coach - training creativity coaches in addition to maintaining his own worldwide coaching practice - and has written extensively on the challenges of the creative life, life purpose and meaning issues, and alternatives to the current mental health paradigm (i.e., the fields of critical psychology and critical psychiatry). He is an in-demand keynote speaker, workshop leader, and webinar presenter, and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Eric Maisel Links:
Website: https://ericmaisel.com/
Author Page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Eric-Maisel/e/B000APWG0M/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1Maisel/e/B000APWG0M/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1?&_encoding=UTF8&tag=inspiredliv02-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=f58d6b7e8035f16bc4f456680b2b4013&camp=1789&creative=9325

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a free coaching call: http://ericteplitz.com/work-with-me/
Access a free preview of Eric's online course "Opening to Greater Possibilities": https://ericteplitz.thinkific.com/

The Person You Want to Be intro
Introducing Eric Maisel
Daily schedule (and tips for sleep)
Thoughts on personality
Born a "resistance fighter"
Childhood reading list
Fatherless upbringing
An impulse to update/upgrade existentialism
Performance as a student
Intelligence vs. creativity
Permission to make creative mistakes and messes
Why Smart Teens Hurt
Brooklyn College
Army years
Oregon
Tolerating being in the Army
First degree
Travels
Ghostwriting
The realities of the writing life
"A resistance fighter is a serious person"
Moving to California
Meeting Ann
Reinvention as a therapist
Transition from therapist to coach
Dealing with disappointment
The most difficult aspect of being human