I started the year off thinking a lot about “create” and “creating” as “CREATE” is the theme for the year at my church. Funny enough, this theme has come up in other areas of my life, so the idea of create/creating has definitely been reinforced this year.
Create Or Hate by Dan Norris was a book recommended at church during the launch of the theme for the year and I felt it would be an interesting read.
The book will set you back just R230. It was not available at any Exclusive Books nationwide when I was looking for it, so I had them order it from the USA for me.
It was a quick read. It took me an hour and a half to complete the book.
It was a great reminder that we are all creatives i.e. born to create, and that we should be creating more than we are consuming.
I would recommend this book to anyone that is struggling to create (start a business, write a book etc). Create Or Hate will give you practical tips to get you started and how to identify things that are preventing you from creating which are ultimately grouped as “HATE”.
I give Create Or Hate a 3/5 rating.
I’ve recently been in a rut and find myself spending a bit too much time watching series on Netflix. I’ve found myself recalling this book and reminding myself that I need to be creating more than I’m consuming.