DISCOVER YOUR "C-Q" (Creativity Quotient)

With clarity, humor, and insight, award-winning motion picture producer Barnet Bain guides readers to unlock the raw power of the creative self. Sharing principles and practices at the leading edge, he offers a life-altering map for stepping beyond what we already know into a dimension of imagination from which innovation is born.

Known for his inspiring movies and powerful creativity workshops, Barnet makes available his teachings for the first time in book form. Working with more than 40 exercises, discover how the dynamic qualities of will and action come together with the receptive qualities of imagination and feeling to form the foundation of creativity.

The lessons, tools, and techniques serve to open untapped reservoirs of creativity in every individual, whether it’s in jumpstarting a new project or business, creating a work of art, experiencing more fulfilling relationships, or making other dreams come true.

Barnet’s unique approach includes:

  • Rewiring your brain to unleash ultra creativity
  • Finding freedom from self-criticism, perfectionism, and other obstructions to creative expression
  • Harnessing the two forces of creativity: inspiration and action
  • Discovering your emotions as the doorway to creative ingenuity
  • Heeding the call of your Real Work, regardless of age, education, or experience

Step by step, you will make the discovery of a lifetime: how to stop being created by your past and start consciously creating your present and future. You will learn that any time you are willing to be surprised — by your next creative impulse, the next idea that excites you, the next experience that moves you — you are living a creative life.

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“With brilliant clarity, delightful humor and deep insight, Barnet Bain reveals in The Book of Doing and Being how everyone can unlock their inner potential for creativity and make their dreams come true. I highly recommend it.”

John Gray, PhD

Best-selling author Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

“No need to wait any longer for inspiration to strike or for the Muse to arrive in order to be creative. The Book of Doing and Being eloquently presents a treasury of creativity methods that you can use at any time.”

Zhena Muzyka

Founder Gypsy Tea Company,  author of Life by the Cup

“The Book of Being and Doing is the “how to” manual you have been waiting for!  With enlightening wisdom Barnet Bain empowers us to ignite creativity and address the road blocks we encounter along the way.”

Kelly McNelis

founder of Women For One

“In The Book of Doing and Being, Barnet Bain affirms that creativity and real work are for the inner life what exercise is for the body. There’s no getting around it, and immersing ourselves in it brings us alive. This book offers aerobics for the heart.”

Mark Nepo

author of The Endless Practice and Inside the Miracle

“In this ode to the power of being, creativity, flow and essence, Barnet Bain teaches us how to access our forgotten self so that we may live to our highest potential. Insightful, practical and deeply compelling!”

Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Author of NYT Bestseller, The Conscious Parent

“Barnet Bain’s book gracefully conveys the thrill and discipline of the creative process. It will stretch you in unexpected ways that can unlock your creative heart.”

Geneen Roth

author, NYT bestseller Women Food and God and Lost and Found

“Bain masterfully leads us to activate our creativity, innovation, passion and purpose. Be bold. Explore this book and expand your imagination.”

Mark Van Ness

founder, Real Leaders Magazine

“Barnet Bain has devoted his life and career to manifesting his creativity in a way that not only gives his life purpose but brings meaning and hope to the lives of others.  With this book, he reveals to us how we can do the very same thing.  Put simply, if you want your life to count in ways you’ve previously only dreamed of you owe it to yourself to read this book!”

Ivan Misner, Ph.D.

NY Times Bestselling Author and Founder of BNI®

“Barnet has found the most eloquent and experiential way of awakening in us, and drawing from our souls the very energy required to illuminate and electrify this planet with an unparalled creative force, definitely a book of the year!”

Lisa Nichols

author of New York Times best selling book, No Matter What, featured teacher in The Secret

“A glorious guide into our own possibility, into and past our blocks, to our true liberated being.   Barnet Bain gives us reason to believe in ourselves, and with some helpful steps, to realize our true nature, our calling!”

Lisa Miller, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Clinical Psychology. Columbia University, Author, The Spiritual Child: The New Science of Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving

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“Bain authentically demonstrates that ‘BEING’ with the right attitude puts your aptitude on steroids, so that you’ll be active in ‘DOING’ for your success.”

Peter Guber, Chairman Mandalay Entertainment, co-owner Los Angeles Dodgers, and author of “Tell to Win – Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story"

“Insightful, practical and deeply compelling! In this ode to the power of being, creativity, flow and essence, Barnet Bain teaches us how to access our forgotten self so that we may live to our highest potential.”

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Author of NYT Bestseller, The Conscious Parent

About Barnet

Barnet Bain is an award-winning motion picture producer and director, radio broadcaster, and creativity expert. Select film credits include Oscar-winner ‘What Dreams May Come’ (producer), Emmy-Award nominee, Outstanding TV Movie, ‘Homeless to Harvard’ (executive producer), ‘The Celestine Prophecy’ (writer, producer), ‘Jesus’ (aka The Jesus Film) (writer), and ‘The Lost and Found Family’ (director).

"Barnet is one of the most creative people I have ever met. In this book he brilliantly shares how you, too, can release your creativity to consciously create the life you dream of. I highly recommend it."

Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series