Suggested Reading: War of Art

Posted by on Feb 22 2014

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

Don’t let the title of the book fool you: it’s not just for artists, it’s for ALL creative people…

…including every entrepreneur and small business owner I know.

What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece?

Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.

Check it out on Amazon — I highly recommend this book to all my self-employed friends:

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

Have you read this book? I’d love to hear your thoughts…


2 comments for now

2 Responses to “Suggested Reading: War of Art”

  1. Karyn,
    I read this about a month ago and promptly bought copies to share with my mastermind group. We are all female creative business owners, and I felt the book was a good discussion on resistance.
    I found the first 2 thirds useful and thought provoking, and the last third had a really different, deep philosophical feel for me. I’ll have to read that part again when I’m in a different frame of mind.
    And basically, you’ve just got to shut up and do the work. The mood won’t magically come to you before you take action, it’s the action that creates the mood. (Wait, sounds like my love life).
    Anyway, I recommend it, too.

    26 Feb 2014 at 9:55 am

  2. Karyn Greenstreet

    Agreed, Whitney, my big take-away was that you have to be consistent in doing the work, even if you’re not feeling motivated or creative. I do most of my writing in the mornings and all day on Friday, and have blocked time out of my calendar for that. It doesn’t matter if the Writing Muse is present or not; if writing is my work and what I love, then I must do it regularly and not wait for the mood.

    26 Feb 2014 at 10:16 am

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