I have already listened to it several times, and will again. It's great motivation whenever I have writer's block or get in some kind of creative rut.
I haven't read another book quite like it. It covers some themes that have probably been covered in other books on overcoming procrastination, but I've never before seen the concept of 'resistance' addressed this directly and relatably.
Using resistance as a guide - that is, seeing that whatever resistance is working hardest to prevent me from doing, is what I most need to do. So if I'm making every possible excuse not to sit down and write, that's my cue to sit down and write. No matter what.
I could have used a bit more practical, step-by-step advice on how to 'turn pro'. Otherwise, this is a great read/listen.
SciFi and Business Productivity
This is one of those rare books that should be read regularly. Could not recommend it more highly for anyone who wants to create anything.
This book goes off course into a lot of mumbo jumbo. A waste of time and money. Narration was fine. Content was pathetic. If you are looking for a boost to your creative production, try The Power of Habit. It was much more helpful.
The Power of Habit offers sound advice and examples, not some nebulous new age bilge.
Practicing Idealist, Dabbling Realist ;)
Laid out are all the ways I have found to not get things done. Which makes it harder to do these things, now that I know they are just a way to avoid accomplishing what's important.
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.
The book is fine as it is and very well written. I was just surprised on how short it was.
This book isn't for entertainment purposes. It's more of a self-help guide.
Need to restore the fire in your belly? Need to figure out how to turn that angst every artist feels into motivation and good? This book will do it. Fantastic!
that one doesn't 't become distracted. The author seems very experienced and focused on getting his point across using every bit of his imagination to bring home the point.
Awesome book! However, I was very uncomfortable with the foul language scattered throughout the book. I needed the inspiring message of the book so I pressed on, but I would have appreciated a warning about the language and an option to listen to a cleaned up version of the book. I wish I could let my children listen to it, but it will have to remain a one time listening experience for me. I can't recommend it to my children or closest friends only because I don't endorse the language.