The first time I read this book I promptly quit my job. About a year later I threw in the towel, but I read this book again and went back to the drawing board. Every time I fail, or lose confidence in what I'm doing, I read it again (thankfully it's a quick read).
That being said, I liked the book more. Probably because I just read certain parts of the book and skip the rest. The performance was okay but I honestly just think the book is way better. Some of the quotes are very powerful and you need to stare at them and let them sink in.
Great book, very inspiring. Written for the pov of an artist but applies to anyone embarking on a new endeavor
It's well narrated and punchy. This is my most listened to audiobook before a new project - it gets me in the right mindset before I start.
Pressfield has a great voice, very compelling and effective.
He talks about handling the inner demons of doubt - that is priceless. It's like having a psychologist talking in your ear to overcome the issues.
Get things done.
This book provides a short practical narrative that acts as a guide for how to frame up any goal. It gives you a structure to form a path for accomplishing any major achievement.
I was completely enlightened to the fact that I have allowed "resistance" in several areas of my life. I am more productive and more intune with my true creative self because of Steven's work.
Stephen Pressfield is an engaging orator - It was great to hear the content read from the author who created it.
Before I start any project I will lay out the theme, the start, the finish, and the entire project in three acts on a single sheet of paper. Then do the work with these four precepts in mind - stay primitive, trust the soup, swing for the seats, and I will always be ready for resistance.
If you liked War of Art - this is a great companion to that work and vice versa.
Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.
Excellent book for the writer or anyone in particular. Too often the work isn't done and we wonder why we don't get results. This is a must read for all workers but especially for those in a professional or entrepreneur adventure. It is a book that I will listen to many times and refer to it for hidden nuggets.
This book is really excellent to help get past the blocking and anxiety part of the creative work or of running the business. A few good mindset tricks to kickoff lethargy, get started and overall being more productive in less time.
(I'm a professional artist turned entrepreneur, now running a business with a few employees.) This book did help me. Short and sweet totally worth it to increase productivity.
Thanks to Steven Pressfield for having written this book, I'm happy I bought it. If you are an entrepreneur or an artist get a copy!
Goes with The War of Art, along the same lines it identifies all the ways we resist success.
Identifying "resistance" is pretty helpful if we really want to have the various excuses we use to not tackle projects, dreams, or success held up to our faces.
Straight talk style, this is an intervention for procrastinators.
I will be listening to this book often, probably once a month. It is very short and a great kick in the pants to do what you were put on this earth to do. It is based around writers, but really could apply to anything!