Could you be getting in your way of producing great work? Have you started a project but never finished? Would you like to do work that matters, but don't know where to start? The answer is Do the Work, a manifesto by best-selling author Steven Pressfield, that will show you that it’s not about better ideas, it’s about actually doing the work. Do the Work is a weapon against Resistance - a tool that will help you take action and successfully ship projects out the door.
“There is an enemy. There is an intelligent, active, malign force working against us. Step one is to recognize this. This recognition alone is enormously powerful. It saved my life, and it will save yours.” For other titles like Do the Work, visit thedominoproject.com for more information.
©2010 Steven Pressfield (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Even though this is specific to a creative process, the steps can apply and be implemented for any process. Good nuggets of wisdom in this book.
I just finished this book, and I am going to listen to it again! Steven Pressfield gets right to the heart of the matter, and he doesn't hold back in his inspiration. This is just what a budding artist needs to hear.
Since Change is the only constant, Growth is change and change is good! I'm constantly seeking new books so I can feel good about changing!
Loved it! Quick listen and powerful information that was soooo helpful and came right at the right time...there is resistance and then there is Assistance. ..This was the ASSISTANCE! Amen!
Pressfield has incredible insight and strategic philosophies based on ample creative experience. The War of Art and Do the Work are as brilliant a pair of companion tomes for creatives, as the Tao te Ching and the Art of War are for life and business. If you haven't heard the word, get to it. Pressfield knows your mind and aims to help you do the untangling you need to move through your work with verve and commitment toward powerful completion.
Rare and life changing, even for the most talented and prolific.
"To the point"
Concise and to the point.
Having succeeded a few times with projects in life I can relate to the content.
Now I spend too much time researching, procrastinating and pleasing others.
Back to what works.
"Hit's the nail on the head!"
I've already listened to this book twice and will no doubt listen to over and over again. It's short, easy to digest and gets straight ti the point.
I liked the fact that Seven has clearly 'been there done' that so found it really easy to relate to.
Stevens sincerity shines through and as such I found it to be a really positive experience, not just another audio book.
Yes, and I did.
An excellent piece of motivational material. 5 stars!!
"Geat and insightful book"
I like the concise element, but full of great stories that can make you ponder away.
"Value - if you dare"
This is a simple straight forward book.
I valued the open approach that Steven takes with his work and the vulnerability he displays in admitting his own mistakes.
The ideas and learnings I found were valuable. I recommend this book.
"Great audiobook if your tripping over your own limiting beliefs"
I found this audio really useful in reminding my positive self to accept the gauntlet laid down by my inner dragon and forge on anyway!
"The right Book at the right Time"
It's hard to say. I have enjoyed other books more but this helped me to focus on the right thing, namely building the habits of a professional. Other books might have pulled me in shinier, but ultimately less useful directions.
The idea that resistance is nothing personal was quite helpful for me.
The voice seems to reveal more about who he is than only the words on a page would.
Battle advice for the long-term creative.
The concept about impersonal resistance is incredibly helpful. However I do find that the macho battle rhetoric can also be the very thing that stands in our way. It sounds cooler and more heroic to say that each and every day is some epic battle, but while that might be true some days, on others it's simply not.
"This is what i need to hear.Fact based. Excellent"
Never found the paper version of Do The Work.
Love steven's pressfield's constant reminders of what has to be done.
What to look out for. RESISTANCE is the problem of folk trying to get stuff done.Writing , dieting , anything- it's a great boost.
Almost made me do both. I identify so much with the problems a writer faces to getting started, taking it on the chin if it does not go so well- move on to the next thing..Pressfield's own despair at eventually getting a movie made and it bombing is funny but what do you do after that? You learn and move on to the next one.
"Start before you are ready" is a line i want burned into my mind and heart.
Great listen. highly recommended for EVERYONE!!
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