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Steven Pressfield: How To Overcome Resistance & Why Talent Doesn’t Matter

February 11, 2019

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Feel like it’s taking forever to get to where you want to be in your life and business? Worry that all your hard work is for nothing?

Maybe you’re beginning to wonder if you really have what it takes.

Today I’m talking with the incomparable Steven Pressfield. He’s the genius behind these cult classics on creativity: The War of Art, Turning Pro, Do the Work, Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t, and most recently, The Artist’s Journey.

With a writing career that’s anything but conventional, Steven is the master of overcoming resistance to create his life’s work.

Case in point: It took him 17 years before he earned a penny from writing, 27 years to publish his first novel, and he didn’t make a living from his words until he was in his 50’s.

Steven describes resistance as a negative force in the world that keeps you from fulfilling your dreams.

For example, maybe you want to write a book, start your own business, or completely change careers but… you’re worried you don’t have enough talent. Or enough time. Or people will think it’s stupid.

We need to stop.

First of all, Steven says that overcoming resistance is more important than talent. In fact, Steve says that many people have talent, but few put in the work and follow through. If you’re struggling with self-doubt, procrastination, or just plain self-sabotage, it’s time to face your inner resistance once and for all.

Join us for an inspiring conversation and learn how to:

  • Push back against the need for instant gratification and external validation.
  • Overcome resistance at every stage of your most important projects.
  • Put aside ego and create from a place of empathy.
  • Liberate yourself from conventional expectations.
  • Why you need to “put your ass where your heart wants to be.”

Isn’t he the best? Learn more at StevenPressfield.com and BlackIrishBooks. Now, Steven and I would love to hear from you.

Which part of our conversation resonated most with you and why? What can you do to turn that insight into action now?

Leave a comment below and let us know. Remember, share as much detail as possible in your reply. Tens of thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and motivation, and your story may help someone else have a meaningful breakthrough.

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Since you’re here reading, my guess is that you’ve got some big dreams to bring to life.

Keep showing up. Keep being courageous and putting in the work. The world really does need that special gift that only you have.

With enormous love,


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