The word “anarchy” literally means “without a ruler.” In popular use, it’s a political word with heavy baggage, a bloody history, and occasional car bombs. This book is not about that: it’s about freedom.

This is a book about the freedom to create—to live a life of unapologetic, passionate, daring creation—in whatever arena resonates best for you. Parents create when they raise a child, entrepreneurs create when they begin a business, and teachers create when they design a lesson plan. Some people identify with the urge to create more than others, and it’s to them I speak in this book, not because others can’t benefit, but because anyone who persists in the idea that “I’m just not really creative” is unlikely to read this ...

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