Absolutely, sometimes you need to put yourself in check and recognize your behaviors and this is a fun and quick listen.
The humor, it didn't feel like a sappy self help book.
The idea of going pro, of putting the time in every day even if nothing fruitful comes of it.
fascinating book on execution and productivity , one of the best book and recommended highly, a must read
Love reading tech & business especially when it comes in a single book.
Pressfield is a genius. I am not sure why he struggled for so many years as you will hear in this book, but it would eventually benefit you and I. This book is my favorite book of all time and I have went through them all. If you are thinking about it then stop and click the buy button. That way I can say, "I told you so"....
Yes, every couple months just to self evaluate progress & to get another drilling of this much needed to hear info.
That what ever it is you are looking to accomplish, the best way to do that is to just get started.
I teared up a couple times hearing validation that it all isn't for nothing.
Right at the top!! Destined to be a classic.
How Pressfield not only identifies what derails most creative types but also offers practical solutions to obliterate those obstacles.
That to overcome resistance in all its various forms, I have to commit (on an hourly or at least daily basis) to being a pro. Professionals do things- take actions- that amateurs do not.
If you're on the fence about getting this book- please, for your own sanity just get it. It's pretty much a masterpiece for how to break the chains of avoidance and "do your work"
Excellent book. I make my living as a painter, and this book tells it like it is. Get to work, get to work, get to work!
Absolutely. The words and tone used in this book solidify the point it is trying to make.
I would say myself.
Anytime I learnt something new about myself.
Resistance is the enemy.
If you're a chronic procrastinator this book is for you.
The ideas communicated in this work are never once substantiated, are most often obviously incorrect, and are nearly always contradicted by other claims the author makes within the text. George Guidall does a nice job in communicating the material. I would actually like to hear George read something that isn't such a waste of time.
I liked George's performance. He clearly prepared for the reading and is rather articulate. Thankfully he read fast to shorten the amount of time the listener has to listen to the tripe the author wrote down. Interestingly and rather amusingly, though, this haste conveys a strong sense that Pressfield was manic while writing this work.
I would have totally rejected it.
If you're looking for a work that has information that matters and thus is actually inspirational instead of insane, try "The Drunkard's Walk." It's a bit longer but well worth a complete listen.
Interesting riff on the creative path. Pressfield does a good job of opening the kimono on what it takes to start, to continue, to deal with rejection and to learn how to enjoy the journey.
This book was a really helpful tool for me because for the first time, I actually heard someone put in to words a lot of the forms of resistance that I deal with on a daily basis.
Hearing someone else talk about my often unnamed demons reinforced the reality of my experience.
It was a fun book with lots of great ideas to help me push through some of my self-imposed limitations. I've definitely noticed an increase in personal productivity since starting this book. Will likely listen to it many more times.
I read one review that complained about the age of the narrator. Silly comment. It was written by a person who has lived a full life and accumulated lots of experience in his area of expertise. It would have sounded ridiculous being read by someone much younger sounding. It was just a reminder that so many people are so erroneously youth obsessed.
I highly recommend this book for anyone dealing with resistance in creative pursuits in the arts or even in starting a new business.