Turning Pro

Turning Pro

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by Steven Pressfield
     
 
The follow-up to his bestseller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to a professional practice.

"You don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind."
--Steven Pressfield

TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT'S NOT EASY.

When we turn pro, we give up a life that we may

Overview

The follow-up to his bestseller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to a professional practice.

"You don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind."
--Steven Pressfield

TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT'S NOT EASY.

When we turn pro, we give up a life that we may have become extremely comfortable with. We give up a self that we have come to identify with and to call our own.

TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT DEMANDS SACRIFICE.

The passage from amateur to professional is often achieved via an interior odyssey whose trials are survived only at great cost, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. We pass through a membrane when we turn pro. It's messy and it's scary. We tread in blood when we turn pro.

WHAT WE GET WHEN WE TURN PRO.

What we get when we turn pro is we find our power. We find our will and our voice and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had, until then, been afraid to embrace and live out.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014701990
Publisher:
Black Irish Books
Publication date:
04/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
105,850
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Steven Pressfield is the author of Gates of Fire, Tides of War, The Afghan Campaign, The Profession, The Warrior Ethos, and The War of Art, among others. He lives in Los Angeles. In 2008, he was made an honorary citizen by the city of Sparta in Greece.

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Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
jclark19 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book for those struggling with what to do as a career. Particularly if your passion is creativity. READ THIS BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! Great motivational tool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like the provocation of the book to pursue our dream, our passion, and to not settle for satisfying ourselves with "shadow pursuits." Appreciate his openness in sharing his journey. some of out is just foolishness, and the spiritual discussion elements are immature. But that doesn't mean reject this. He's sharing his perspective and seeking language for his experience.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wondered what keeps us stuck? Why we can't accomplish everything our heart desires? The biggest problem is resistance and YES it is our enemy. This little book is the best tool we have to fight it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you think you are meant to write but your self-doubt is holding you back, read this book. If it doesn't inspire you to turn pro, then writing isn't your true passion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
-no nonsense- inspiring - not much of a flow or rhythm in the writing style - the contents are useful -
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this book just a few minutes ago, so excited to read it! Am a new Nook user and didn't know that if you lend the book to another Nook user it locks it so you can't read it for TWO WEEKS!! Thanks Barnes and Noble for not making that clear to new users when they click the big Lend Me button - no pop up, no warning, nothing but locked out. I will write a review when I can get back into the book.