Do the Work!

Do the Work!

by Steven Pressfield

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Overview

Do the Work! by Steven Pressfield

Could you be getting in your way of producing great work? Have you started a project but never finished? Would you like to do work that matters, but don't know where to start?

The answer is Do the Work, a manifesto by bestselling author Steven Pressfield, that will show you that it�s not about better ideas, it�s about actually doing the work.

Do the Work is a weapon against Resistance � a tool that will help you take action and successfully ship projects out the door.

�There is an enemy. There is an intelligent, active, malign force working against us. Step one is to recognize this. This recognition alone is enormously powerful. It saved my life, and it will save yours.�

Do the Work may be just what you need to get out of your own way.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150692053
Publisher: Black Irish Books
Publication date: 10/16/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 109
Sales rank: 514,430
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

STEVEN PRESSFIELD is the author of twelve previous books, including the bestselling novels Gates of Fire and The Legend of Bagger Vance, as well as the cult classics on creativity The War of Art and Turning Pro. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Do the Work 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
mystymoon More than 1 year ago
I had my doubts about this book when a friend recommended it. But I read it and loved it. It can be used in real life as well as writing and any other job. Realistic. A great find. Thanks
MizLoo More than 1 year ago
Why can't I get this on my NOOK?
GeorgeannRose More than 1 year ago
A must read for anyone who is struggling with resistance and self sabotage. Pressfield puts the truth in simple language. Read this short book and it will make a difference in your creative production.
AuntWendy More than 1 year ago
There are some great encouraging guidelines in this book, if you can see past the authors whining over his rewrites on his next book. Should have been titled "I need some cash flow while I rewrite my next money maker".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mitton More than 1 year ago
In ‘Do the Work’ Steven Pressfield writes a neat little sermon that will very likely stir you up. Did I say sermon? Yup. Packaged as self-help for creative types this is really a religious screed with lots of yelling and with all the contradictions you expect from true believers. I thought, as I read through the first parts of the book, that the problem for most right-brainers is that the forces of the universe are aligned against you: in Pressfield’s religion it’s called Resistance. Everything in creation is lined up to fight you. Then, later on, I learned that the answer to the growling cosmos is that, well, the universe is on your side and wants to elevate you above your petty laziness. You have to go with the flow, ‘trust the soup’, and let the universe guide you. Oh well. But not to worry: like any good preacher who has outlined the problem he now offers salvation: stay stupid. All that rational, logical, thinky, figure-it-out kind of stuff just feeds the fear and resistance. Skirt the mess by staying stupid. It doesn’t quite work for me but if it helps you get your first draft done then great. The wonder of self-help is that everyone can find something useful. His hammering manta of Do it! is a message we can all be reminded of and he offers several helps common to much of self-help: figure out the big picture, chunk it down, keep expanding the outline – all good stuff. So it’s a worthy book that I enjoyed. It can be read straight through in less than an hour and has a place on just about anyone’s bookshelf.