Steven Pressfield on Doing the Work

How many brilliant projects have you begun in your mind? In this episode of Edgewise, author Steven Pressfield discusses his latest book, Do the Work, which is geared to be a mental boot camp that kick starts artists and entrepreneurs out of their heads and into action. Steven takes on public enemy #1, resistance, which comes in the form of fear of failure for some, or research paralysis for others. Steven’s goal is to have you is to recognize your limiting thoughts and behaviors, fight them, and get the work DONE. While he targets creative people, the ideas are applicable to anyone relying on inner strength to execute a meaningful endeavor. Steven helps us think of resistance as the rest-stop on your creative path. You know it’s coming up. So, are you going to stop and get the Cinnabon? Or hold out and accelerate down your road to success.

Steven Pressfield is the author of the hugely successful historical novels Gates of Fire, Tides of War, and Last of the Amazons. His debut novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance, was made into a movie starring Matt Damon and Will Smith in 2000. He lives in California.

For additional training on this topic, consider these AMA seminars:

*Motivating for Results
*Developing Leaders at All Levels: Fostering Initiative and Accountability
*The 8th Habit®: From Effectiveness to Greatness

To learn more, read these AMACOM Books:

*One Foot Out the Door, by Judith M. Bardwick, Ph.D.
*Inspiring Your People for Maximum Performance, by Alexander Hiam
*Spiral Up, by Jane C. Linder

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