Steven Pressfield On Doing The Work & Overcoming The Struggles Of A Professional Writer

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About Today’s Guest, Steven Pressfield:

Steven Pressfield17 years. That is how long it took to cash his first check as a result of his writing. Fast forward. Steven is now an international best-selling author of amazing books such as , and . I was lucky enough to track down Steven today to talk about the journey and how he overcame resistance.

Now Steven is launching a new book, , through Seth Godin’s . It is a book about overcoming resistance and doing the work (and it is GREAT). Ishita from The Domino Project asked me for a couple of thoughts of my own on overcoming resistance (you can find them at the beginning of the episode). To summarize, I believe there are two kinds of resistance:

  1. Worthless Resistance: This is when you don’t want to fight the resistance because you aren’t passionate about the work or the outcome. How do I deal with it? I quit. I do something worthwhile and worth fighting for.
  2. Worthwhile Resistance: This is when you are nervous, scared or worried while working on something you DO feel passionate about. How do I deal with it? I do the work every day. Why? Because fighting is worth it.

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