All of us have dreams and ambitions but too few of us are willing to act towards those desires. And, even if we are, it’s easy to get derailed, distracted, and side-tracked.
My guest today is one of my favorite authors on the planet. His name is Steven Pressfield. He’s the author of The War of Art, Gates of Fire, The Legend of Bagger Vance, and his newest book, a memoir about his life filled with ups and downs, Govt Cheese.
Today, we talk about infusing soul into our work (including a rebuke of AI technology, ChatGPT), the drive to “make the kill,” good versus bad shame, noble obstacles, why being stuck is often a good sign, and putting your ass where your heart wants to be.
“The answer to me is always action.” Tweet That— Steven Pressfield
My guest today is a man that likely needs no introduction, but I’ll give one anyways.
Steven Pressfield is one of my favorite authors and his books are frequents on my list of books every man needs to read. Not only does he do a tremendous job in the self-help genre, including one of my all-time favorite books, The War of Art, but his historical fiction is phenomenal including Gates of Fire and Man at Arms.
In his new book, Govt Cheese, he shares his incredible decades-long journey of not knowing a thing about writing to becoming one of the most recognized authors in the world in multiple genres.
“When we are stuck, it’s a good sign.” Tweet That— Steven Pressfield
- Other people resonate when we share our own stories
- Is ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence evil?
- Pushing through challenges
- Writing provides peace of mind and satisfaction
- Reverence for the writing process
- Receiving inspiration from another force
- God vs. the Muse vs. the Universe
- We need to develop the “skills of the instrument”
- Developing the skill to finish what you start
- Harnessing shame to achieve results
- How to overcome “feeling stuck”
- The answer is always action
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