Episode 195: The War Of Art, or, Bashing Bad Guys

Joe is wearing a dressing gown! A very snazzy, smoking-jacket-esque dressing gown, but a dressing gown nonetheless. If you only listen to the audio, you're missing out. Hop over to YouTube and have a gander. Mind you, I am dressed like three of the Spice Girls at once, so... anyway, we're both perfectly dressed to discuss The War Of Art by Steven Pressfield – an excellent book for everyone who's ever struggled with procrastination. Listen in and find out what mine and Joe's top takeaways from the book are.

Key Points

  • [1:20] Joe won gold and silver in the National BJJ competition! 
  • [2:00] Vicky, on the other hand, has scratched her eyeball. 
  • [6:35] Today’s podcast will be a book review of The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. 
  • [8:35] The book is extremely well organized. 
  • [10:00] In Steven’s book, he actually doesn’t have a table of contents. 
  • [12:20] We each have different types of personalities depending on who you are talking to. We have the work persona, the family persona, and the friend/hobby persona. 
  • [15:55] Planning to do that ‘thing’ is really easy. Sitting down and actually doing it is not! 
  • [17:35] Don’t start tomorrow. Start now! 
  • [19:30] It doesn’t matter if the words you are writing are terrible! The point is you got it down on paper. 
  • [21:50] What kind of person do you want to be today? 
  • [25:25] Last month, Vicky wrote every single day! 
  • [26:00] Tune in next week to find out why you should do something difficult!

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The Obelisk Gate by N. K. Jemisin

The Next Step in the Dance by Tim Gautreaux

Atomic Habits by James Clear

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

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About Vicky...

Vicky Fraser is the founder of Moxie Books and author of How The Hell Do You Write A Book and Business For Superheroes. She helps business owners write life-changing books, connect with readers and new customers, and grow their businesses. When she's not doing that, she's hanging from a trapeze by her feet.

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