Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Do the Work by Steven Pressfield 
by Janet Lawler

No more excuses... reach your goals... pursue that dream... but one thing you must do first -- Do the Work. 

That's the title of Steven Pressfield's new book Do the Work (I added the lazy duff part as a warning to myself).

He previously wrote The War of Art which I've read a million times.  I give copies to friends. The War of Art is a short book with a powerful punch if you're looking to overcome procrastination, fear and resistance in accomplishing what you want out of life.

You might still procrastinate after reading The War of Art, but at least you'll know why... and steps to overcome it.

Steve's new book Do the Work comes out in April.  For a short time, you can read the digital edition of this bestselling author's new book for free via the Domino Project.  Cool. We like free books!

GE is sponsoring Steve's book (which means GE's picking up the cost to get free copies out to you -- the reader). 

You can go to Amazon and pre-order your free copy for your Kindle today.  (Man, I gotta buy me a Kindle soon!) It gets auto-delivered on April 20th.  The regular version sells for $12.99 (without discounts).  http://www.amazon.com/Do-the-Work-ebook/dp/B004PGO25O/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&qid=1301000199&sr=8-1

We all need motivation and insights on how to keep moving forward with our creative work and every day goals.  Steve Pressfield has overcome his own failures to reach success in his work and life -- he wrote The Legend of Bagger Vance and many other novels -- even one solid tip from Steve could be the gem you're looking for to finally pursue your goal.  Check out Steve's website at http://www.stevenpressfield.com/

The NY Screenwriting Life will review Do the Work in the coming weeks.

Until next time.


Steven E. Belanger said...

Really good entry. Actually, the whole blog is well-done. Loved the most recent interview. Your comments on Pressfield's books just made me buy his The War of Art, Do the Work, and The Legend of Bagger Vance, of which I've always been a huge fan. I didn't know he wrote that! Thanks for inspiring me to inspire myself.

Janet Lawler said...

Wow -- thanks! And I'm glad this blog turned you on to Steven Pressfield. He's a terrific writer and nice guy -- I've learned a lot from his books.