Eric Maisel is a licensed psychotherapist and creativity coach who is the author of The Van Gogh Blues, Mastering Creative Anxiety, and other books. In this spiffy paperback, Maisel uses the metaphor of a boot camp as a way of dealing with the process of meaningful change in one's life. The book is set up as an eight-week intensive with plenty of ideas, exercises, and practices for those yearning for more meaning and purpose.

Maisel excels in coming up with uplifting strategies like the tips he shares for upgrading your personality. One is getting rid of defensiveness while "Throwing on the Switch of My Life Energy" will appeal to exhausted individuals.

Here are a few gems that Maisel offers as "Life Purpose Quotations":

• "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
— George Bernard Shaw

• "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."
— J. K. Rowling

• "However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light."
— Stanley Kubrick

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