Do It For Yourself
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- Publication Date: July 19, 2022
- Imprint: Abrams Noterie
- ISBN: 9781647009304
- Page Count: 144
- Illustrations: 55 full-color illustrations
- Rights: World
A bold motivational journal for anyone seeking to boost their productivity, Do It For Yourself combines the pop-art-inspired graphics of Subliming with 75 thought-provoking prompts by the author of Do It Today, Kara Cutruzzula.
Whether you’re embarking on a new project or planning your future, understanding what makes you tick is the crucial first step in making things happen. Choose any goal and work through the five stages of the journal:
- Getting going
- Building momentum
- Overcoming setbacks
- Following through
- Seeking closure
Or just open it to the phase you’re in now. Each exercise is designed to help reorient your outlook, overcome roadblocks, and encourage mindfulness, with powerful typographic quotes to inspire you along the way.
Kara Cutruzzula has chronicled her creative output (highs, lows, in-betweens) and offered productivity tips and insights in the newsletter Brass Ring Daily. Vanity Fair called it, “A life coach in your inbox.” That’s what she does for you here!
In her introduction she writes, “Motivation. Want more of it? Of course you do. Motivation is the not-so-secret sauce to getting closer to what you want. Sure, you can dream and plan and plot, but without motivation to see a goal through, often your wild ambitions can feel stalled—or worse, like they’re nowhere to be found. You need motivation to blow past the roadblocks that arrive in every shape, size, and form.”
In these pages, find the much-needed space to focus your energy, clear up mental clutter, and set yourself up for success. Because isn’t it time you did it for yourself?
About the author
Kara Cutruzzula is a writer, editor, playwright, and musical theater lyricist. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, TED Ideas, and TIME. Brass Ring Daily, her newsletter about work and creativity, has been featured in Lifehacker, Inc., and Vanity Fair, who called it “a life coach in your inbox.” Tessa Forrest is a freelance design director and graphic designer. In 2016, she started the account @subliming.jpg (now over 500k Instagram followers) as a creative exercise in color and typography through the lens of self-empowerment and spirituality. Both are based in Brooklyn.