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.
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!
José M. Batista
and in fact the author has nothing else to add to it. The substance of the core message is okay if it is left at that but it isn't. C. Northcote Parkinson postulated that work expands to fill the available time. This author has obviously too much free time.
I enjoyed the author's no-nonsense tone as well as the fact that he narrated it himself. It was a short, concise listen which was energizing, motivating and humorous too.
The discussion around the concept of "shipping" -- meaning getting the finished product off one's "desk" and out into the world.
There were not many characters in the book, while a few external people were referenced, Mr. Pressfield's book was more of a how-to written from his perspective.
Many of the tenets of his philosophy are indelible and I have already passed them on to friends and find myself referring to them often. This book is like having an artistic cheerleader / coach in your pocket, kicking you to push you toward success and fearlessness.
A must for anyone taking an idea from scratch to fruition and success.
I read. I write. I listen. I learn. A professional marketer residing in the heartland of the United States, I bring my desire for mental augmentation to your table for nourishment and encouragement. Feed me well and I will pass on the favor in spades!
Pressfield tells it like it is. There are no platitudes, no conjecture, no guessing. He opens the box and shows you how to sort it out logically and with discipline.
The book uncovers a logical equation for avoidance, delay, procrastination, and all of the other roadblocks to "getting things done." He also provides a simple mapping solution to keeping on track.
His personal voice is unique and uncoated. While he has the presence of a intellectual and authority on a number of subjects, it feels like he is that uncle Steve that will give you a no-s--t-because-I've-been-there point of view.
Yes. I listened to it twice in the same day.
I read a lot of books and someone highly recommended this but I didn't find a lot of content and wouldn't read or listen to it again. It is really short, so it doesn't waste a lot of your time.
It is the best non-fiction book I've read so far.
It is a simple straight forward look at how to overcome creative blocks and just do the work!
My wife and I started an comedy improv theater and training center in the last year and a half. This book made me realize that which we've done well and how we need to keep on track.
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