Let Me Out (Hardcover)

Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life

By Peter Himmelman

TarcherPerigee, 9780143110958, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (10/11/2016)

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From award-winning musician turned communications expert Peter Himmelman, science-based techniques and simple exercises to get unstuck and unlock your creative potential.

Do you want to stop procrastinating? Would you love to be more creative? Is there an idea you’ve dreamt of making a reality? Whether it's learning ragtime piano, losing 30 pounds, or starting an organic jellybean company, Himmelman's unique, inspiring methods will give you the tools and confidence you need to harness your fear and take steps to make your goals a reality.
Using practices mined from his years as a successful musician, Himmelman shows you how to open your mind and unite left AND right-brained thinking through powerful and deceptively easy exercises that will enable you to:

-Create more fearlessly, whether it's an ad campaign, a song, or a new business 
-Communicate more effectively
-Finish projects that have stayed in the "bits and pieces" phase forever 
-Make your ideas take shape in the real world
The perfect tool for anyone in a mental rut, Let Me Out will force you to stop listening to the negative thoughts that hold you back and achieve the professional and personal success you deserve.

*SILVER WINNER OF 2016 NAUTILUS AWARD in Inner Prosperty/Right Livelihood*

About the Author

PETER HIMMELMAN is the founder of Big Muse, a company that teaches creative thinking, leadership skills, and deeper levels of communication in all facets of life--from personal to professional. As Big Muse has grown in popularity over the last four years, Peter has come to share his program with thousands of individuals, including charitable organizations, start-ups and international brands. A successful musician, he has been nominated for Emmy and Grammy awards, won the NAAPA Album of the Year Award, won six consecutive Parents Choice Gold Awards, and recieved six ASCAP awards.

Praise For Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life

Let Me Out gets to the heart of how we can keep fear from limiting our potential by tapping into our inner resilience, creativity, and strength. There’s deep wisdom here along with very practical tools for translating our ideas into the real world.”
– Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffingon Post

“Peter Himmelman’s brainchild, Let Me Out, is a scientifically solid, humanly inspiring, personally transformative approach to liberating innovative ideas and inspiring creative action. Himmelman’s humanity and humor make the journey both a pleasure and whole lot of fun!”
– Daniel J. Siegel, MD - Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine UCLA; executive director, Mindsight Institute; New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm, and of Mindsight and The Developing Mind

"Let Me Out taught me that finding my voice was as courageous as learning how to walk.”– Eric Roth, Oscar-winning Screenwriter (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

“Peter Himmelman is an award-winning musician, and he knows what it takes to overcome fear and unlock our creative potential. In Let Me Out, his energy, humanity, and imagination literally leap off the page. I can’t wait to share it with my readers and my students.”
– Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take

“I hate to use the cliché but Let Me Out was quite empowering, and I really mean that. I am about to embark on writing my own book, and his little tricks have given me a lot more confidence in being able to do it.”
– Tim Jenison, inventor, subject of the hit documentary Tim’s Vermeer, and founder of the Newtek Corporation

“A unique mix of artist and entrepreneur, iconoclast and pragmatist, Peter Himmelman is the ideal voice of our time. If you have that Big Idea—and who among us doesn’t?—he will, with wit-wrapped wisdom, help you make it real, stoking not only creativity but action. I love Let Me Out—I needed this book. You do, too.”
– Peggy Orenstein, Author of Cinderella Ate My Daughter

“Peter Himmelman has written an inspiring — and practical — guide to how to unleash our inner creativity. He writes with style, grace, and his insights are spot on. Let Me Out is a must-read for anyone who wants to reach their full potential.”
– Dr. Daniel J. Levitin - Author of the #1 bestsellers This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind

Let Me Out shares Peter Himmelman’s vision and enthusiasm for the creative process of work, and life for that matter. It will make you want to be him when you grow up. But it won’t feel like growing up. It will feel like joyfully stepping into the person you were meant to be.”
– Barbara Hall, writer, producer, and creator of Judging Amy, Joan of Arcadia, and the CBS hit Madame Secretary

“Deeply incisive, immediately actionable, and funny to boot, Let Me Out is not just about unleashing personal creativity, it is about unleashing your true self. It will be at the top of my recommendation list for business executives looking to inspire and enable transformation in themselves and in their organizations.”
– Professor Holly J. Raider, Clinical Professor of Management and Managing Director of Executive Education, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University