Success doesn’t manifest immediately. A calling will always come encased in resistance. And hard work will always beat natural talent.
Here to wax poetic on all things creativity, battling resistance, and answering your calling is wise master of the creative process Steven Pressfield.
Returning for his second appearance on the show (his first being episode #584), Steven is a prolific writer and thinker known for his profound insights into the creative process and the psychology of success. He has over 20 books to his name and his works The War of Art, Do The Work, and Turning Pro have inspired and motivated millions of readers worldwide to embrace their creative compulsions and pursue their dreams with conviction and determination.
And on a personal note, the impact of Steven’s work on my life is truly incalculable.
“Self-doubt can be a good sign. The bigger the dream, the bigger the resistance.”
– STEVEN PRESSFIELD
The occasion for today’s exchange is Steven’s brand new memoir, GOVT Cheese—a deep dive into the improbable story of his life as he transforms from a flawed, broken truck driver to fulfilling his dream of becoming a writer. And of course, it explores the process required to birth a creative work and share it with the world.
Packed with actionable advice to inform your creative process, I have no doubt that Steven’s words will serve you no matter where you are on your creative journey. I learned a ton from this exchange, and I know you will too.
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- Steven Pressfield: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
- Book: Govt Cheese
- Book: A Man at Arms: A Novel
- Book: The War of Art
- Book: Turning Pro
- Book: Do The Work
- Book: The True Believer by Eric Hoffer
- Canon: Steven Pressfield
- Business.com: How Leaders Can Overcome Resistance to Become More Productive
- Inc.: Best-Selling Author Steven Pressfield Asks You to Embrace Struggle
- Forbes: How to Turn Pro, From the Warrior Artist, Steven Pressfield
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