18 Burst results for "Steven Pressfield"

"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Life Stylist

The Life Stylist

04:40 min | 3 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Life Stylist

"A- disempowered sense of self based in victim by. You know that the idea well. There's this book that i read in. I like it but that person's had an easier life or they're better position to do so on and on and on so because i had some rough breaks. It's not gonna work for me anyway. However that kind of victim mentality that i've had to really work hard to overcome shows up. What role does that play in this That's obviously another sort of classic form of resistance. But it's just it's one hundred percent bullshit right that voice that saying that is just that diabolical voice trying to screw us up you know and you know Sort of like There's a a jewish mysticism is kind of a disciplinary code. Called bussar amu- as a r. And the it's a lot like the code of a and the first two steps are identified a sin and stopped doing it so in other words completely cuts out that old victim concept you know if the scene is. I'm not doing my work today. The answer is simply do the work you know. Forget it so in other words. The only way to serve responded. Kind of a a disempowered victimless. Concept is sort of dismissive that it's just a voice of resistance. It's not our voice. It's it's it's self sabotage and just it do the work anyway. I know that sounds hard core. But that's simply the way it is. Will it makes sense in and i think You know anyone listening. Might think of some of the greatest works of art and how they have been born out of adversity of new. Think about a. Victor frankel is a man's search for meaning. I mean if you wanna talk about being victimized and Repatraited upon right and here comes this. You know life changing Beautiful work of art. That's been so transformative for so many people and it was really born out of that depth of suffering right and of course so many spiritual teachers and practices and treaties have been born out of suffering as well..

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Life Stylist

The Life Stylist

05:06 min | 3 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Life Stylist

"Sh and as i'm writing i'm like yeah i'll probably have to go through this once. Gotta redo the takes out like but hearing that. But it's funny you know when you're working on integrative project nice to be musician it's funny. You know when end up with the finished piece right you tend to forget about all of the stuff that you did cut out and all the edits that went into it right because you're looking at the finish thing and thinking back to writing songs you know. Some of the first iterations of our favorite pop music songs were oftentimes pretty crappy. I mean i'm a big fan of bootlegs. I used to collect bootlegs of the beatles stones and you'd hear the first rough idea of assigned like oh my god. This is horrible and then it turned into you know hey jude or steroid to have a brown sugar or whatever. It was amazing to see what you see something like that. I mean one of my favorite movies paper moon. If you remember that with ryan o'neal tatum o'neal from i don't know about thirty years ago or something maybe more but i've never seen a first drafter that script. I thought the finish were superb. That wasn't a false note in it in the first half was just absolutely horrible and it was nothing even like it you know. Even the seeds were completely different. So you're absolutely yeah. Draft one to draft ten or something. Everything changes sage advice. Will you mentioned the word resistance. And this is you know a term that you coined in is really the central theme of the war of art. And i just love how you have created this model around not only identifying this resistance but then of course overcoming at what would be your definition and we'll we'll dive into the nuances of it but what would be a broad definition of resistance to kick us off in this conversation anytime. Let's let's start from a writers point of view when we will move on to other things when you sit down in front of this thing here now and there's a blank screen in front of you or blank piece of paper and a typewriter you could feel radiating in your face off of that screen and negative force. That's trying to keep you from doing your work. You know and that force will say something like. Let's go to the beach. No well you know. We gotta take our car in for a brake job. He can't drive around bad breaks. We had to right now right or another thing. That voice will say to. You is luke. Who do you think you are writing this book. This thing has been done a thousand times by much better than anyone you'll ever do. It's all been said before. Why are you even thinking about this. You're too old. You're too young or too fat or too skinny your bomb. you're loser. Your mother was right about you. You can never do those voices of self sabotage that's resists and anytime it applies if you join a gym and suddenly.

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Life Stylist

The Life Stylist

05:59 min | 3 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Life Stylist

"Between a lived life and an unlit life defining resistance and how it blocks all forms of creative process. The various forms in which resistant shows up. Procrastination versus resistance. How victimhood mentality invites resistance self-doubt as it pretends to low self worth and unhealed trauma. Why resistance is most powerful at the end of a creative projec- ego blocks and creativity when you decided to turn pro. And how the top character traits of a pro not taking failure or success personally defining the muse and how to make contact with it the supreme virtue advice for someone who wants to reinvent themselves in their career and lastly the war of art mini course and how that can help you on your journey of creativity. So if you're someone who seeks more fulfillment and flow in your creative work. This episode will likely change your life. As it's changed mind stevens message has been powerfully transformative for me and i'm certain it will be for so many of you and if you find that to be the case please feel free to share it with the friend. Now enjoy this. Enlightening conversation with stephen press fuel even.

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Steven Pressfield on Fighting & Winning our Inner War Against Resistance

Dose of Leadership

02:33 min | 7 months ago

Steven Pressfield on Fighting & Winning our Inner War Against Resistance

"Stephen press failed on dose of leadership. Welcome the show my friend. Great to be richard. Thanks for having me. Yeah this is. This is a bucket list thing for me. I wanna talk to you for years. I'll just get this out of the way. I wanna thank you personally for. The war of art has been instrumental personally and professionally for me. It's been probably the source that is probably steered my path. More than anything was was that. So i wanna thank you for that book from four mcgrady. My my pleasure. I'm delighted that it helped. And when i even coach when i do some individual coaching. I don't do it that much anymore. But when i do i always have them read that before. We start the sessions because this this whole concept of resistance was so eye opening to me. I mean it was. It spoke to me because it was things. I was feeling inside. But i just couldn't articulate it and your book helped me articulated so great great great. Wow this new book man at arms great job i really. I really enjoyed it. Thank you thanks for reading. Yeah and what. I loved about it. I don't know what your intention was when you wrote it. But it's what. I talked a lot about here on dose of leadership. Was this this idea of love. And i think that's what this book is about. I think it's about love at the end of the day. Yes it is definitely a kind of a passage from from fear to love or from anger to love because everything a serves around that. When i came from the marine corps and it didn't come clear to me until i got out of the marine corps i got laid off from american airlines in two thousand one. I went straight to the marine corps to the airlines. And then i got laid off into the corporate arena. And that's when all the lessons. I took it for granted when i was in it. Because i'm around the same same much knuckleheads all the time and take granted but it was a very loving organization that a lot of your of your writings of course gates of fire was important to me too because it talks about that type of leadership that i was so used to write in. It's very loving organization. What do you think about when you hear me. Say that You know. I had never actually thought about it in those terms. Love using the word love for the marine corps. But you're right it really is. I mean there's a tremendous. it's just a weird sort of kind of male to male love. You know that involves a lot of abuse and things like that but not real abuse now real abuse abuse camaraderie type of use. You away of of for a man to express love to another man as you know. Is it some sort of indirect way

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

02:12 min | 8 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

"The way you do and do things the way that you do and i was wondering if what you loved in roman and greek times was would give me some insight into why you right the way you do what i heard you telling me was that it's these principles that will allow you to overcome resistance. The things like honor and nobility are white gave them an advantage over the worst parts of mankind. Which you sort of name when you talked about mankind killing each other's children and you said they had a better understanding of what human nature was. They weren't bullshitting themselves over resistance. They knew what evil was in the world and so they developed these principles that would combat. It and i was just curious if that was the case and i was very pleased to hear your answering my window with that. Okay great interesting. Yeah that makes sense. David bringing it all together. Our guys we gotta get outta here so david once you close up shop here with your final questions. Last question of the day stephen for people that want to know more about you. Where can they find out. I have a website. That's just my name steven. Press field dot com. I'm also on instagram A lot And either one of those places will Will take actually if you go to my website right now. I'm i'm if you know. What a splash pages on promoting a at arm. So there's a page that's about a man at arms but if you click the x. At the upper right hand corner of the of the page. It'll take you to the underlying website which is about the war of art and about all of that sort of stuff So don't be discouraged. If you see this hype for men at arms underneath at is is the the stuff we were talking about today. Yeah well people should read them a man at arms anyway because it is phenomenal but then obviously the war of art turning pro and all the other books there. I just i love. I love scene. Just a professional and you are professional everywhere so stephen. Thank you so much for joining us today. Ms ben phenomenal and you guys are too. Thank you david. Thank you brandon and call me anytime you do this again awesome. We'll do thank you my best to your listeners. In.

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

05:19 min | 8 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

"What are the answers to the resistance. Like you said it's turning pro And we talked about the difference. Then you've got a whole book called turning pro which is awesome. I have that here in front of me as well. What does that mean to turn pro and then specifically does that happen. Do you feel like is it a switch or that gradual thing that happens over time and another great question. I think for me Well i let me see if i can explain it to sometimes when we Try to ask ourselves well. Why can't i overcome this resistance problem and we might come up with different ways that our judgment. We might say well. I'm i'm a bad person. You know or i'm schick i need. I need therapy. I whatever you know. I i those are really unproductive ways of looking at it. 'cause they're judgmental. Just make it harder for us but the idea. What really helped me was i said to myself. The reason i'm failing at overcoming resistance is because i'm thinking like an amateur and not like a pro. i'm thinking like a weekend warrior. I'm thinking like a dabbler. I'm i'm i'm i'm not fully committed. And so the the great thing about turning pro the concept of turning pros. It's free you don't need to get a certificate you'll have to take a course all you have to kind of flip the switch in your head and you say okay. I'm now going to think of myself like kobe. bryant or michael jordan or Tom brady you know. And when i hit adversity instead of folding like i always do i'm going to you know keep going. I'm going to show up every day. I'm a do my work. I'm going to do all the things that are professional dust and to me. That was a great way of re framing the issue. 'cause it took blame out of blame myself anymore and i just thought you know i'm gonna i'm gonna react. I'm going to act like a professional from now on a lotta times. People like in the arts or anything else have a hard time convincing themselves. That i'm an artist. I'm a writer i'm they can't say i'm a painter. They can't say it because they're waiting for the world to validate them. You know but you have to say just to yourself. I'm a writer i've never been. Nobody's ever published my. Everybody hates me. They think i'm a bum. But i'm committed. I'm a professional. And when you turn. That switch makes all the difference now. Back to what you said brandon dishes a one time thing or a multi thing i can tell.

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

05:54 min | 8 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

"Thing that he does and it's habit and habit is a great A mighty ally in the war against research. That's so good. You know so i want to. I don't want to talk about my writing stuff too much here. But i'll i'll put this into a picture kind of a new analogy so when i first wrote my very first book i wrote a book called the book and invest in real estate with no money down. It's about creative investing anyway. It took me a year and a half to write that book. It took a year and a half. It's only fifty thousand. Words took a year. And a half. Because i pick it up one day when i felt inspired for a little bit at stop picking back up a month later right for a week solid and stop for you've story plot many times and it took me a year and a half and it was fine. I got done with it. The next time i wrote when i was like you know what i can't go through that again. It was and then. I felt guilty every day. I know i should ride. And i'm not going to the second time. A book called the book on rental property investing. And i i sat down. I outlined the entire thing in one hundred chunks. And i put each one card and then every day for one hundred days straight. I woke up by no card and said oh this is what i'm writing on today and whether i felt like it didn't matter just i. This is what i wrote on on this card and every day at five thirty am i wrote and one hundred days later. I didn't have a forty thousand words. Written in one hundred and one hundred days. And i was like that was the easiest thing i've ever done so ever since then i've followed that process and it's amazing. It's exactly like the quote you said when i when i just showed up. Yeah the first minute or two. That might my head going you..

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

04:53 min | 8 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

"The voice in your head will try to seduce you. Try to terrify you will undermine you sabotage you and it's extremely formidable enemy. I always say in in writing a story. Like if you're writing the movie alien or the movie jaws or the movie terminator. The villain is a metaphor for resistance. If you think about those three villains the alien the terminator sharked aspects of them are they cannot be reasoned with no matter you cannot appeal to them on any level right they are force of nature and they will never stop coming until they have defeated you until they've killed you and that's what we're up against and i. I think a mistake that anybody makes it any creative entrepreneurial. Venture is to not take this seriously enough to snake. Oh i can handle it no problem. It's sorta like an alcoholic. Say oh yeah. I can hand allow god no problem. I'll have no problem. You can't handle it you can't handle it and you have to have a plan in a program and a whole mindset to just like in a you know you have a whole concept of how to handle it one day at a time it cheddar etcetera etcetera. And that's that's the reality for for me anyway. My experience as as a writer about this. And i can tell you from the thousands of emails. I've gotten it's everybody else's experience to very very much. I feel like what made such a big impact on me. The war art. What makes this big impact was that concept of resistance once we label it. It's a thing out there. It is a thing that is a force of nature all of a sudden in my daily. I don't think a day goes by for the last probably six seven years since i first read the war of art that i don't say to myself is this resistance is this it is were the the exact same thing brandon. Okay so it's like once we identify what that thing is now. It's a lot easier for me to go. That's what that is. okay now. Let me overcome that me. Work be fight. That's hard to fight an enemy that you don't know exists right but once you exit it exists. It becomes something. I can actually go in and fight and so my question for you is. How do you personally fight resistance like what. What have you found successful in your life to be actually to overcome that on a day to day to day basis while the big first of all exactly like you say brand once she'd give a name to it and you and and one of the ways that resistance fools us is it it appears as a voice in our head right and the mistake that we make is. We think that that's us we think. Oh those are my thoughts. When i hear the thoughts. I'm not good enough. It's been done before. I'll you'll never do it as well as hemingway that when we think it's our thoughts that its objective reality then it unmanned us it unnerves but if we can say to ourselves. Oh this is just bull this resistance. This is not my voice. I'm not thinking these thoughts. It's this it's this. It's like the snake in the garden of eden. This is trying to seduce me. It's trying to scare me and then it's not that hard to dismiss it and then we say ourselves okay to sit down and do the work if we have to go to that okay if we have to you know pull the trigger on a loan or whatever it is just make that move you know or my case shit down and do my work but the concept of pro. We talk about that. That's another that's another aspect of how to overcome resistance but another thing that that i found that helps me tremendously..

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

05:50 min | 8 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

"After about fifteen or twenty years or so of trying and failing. I finally got a little bit of a career going as a screenwriter had about ten year career and like the see. Let's not the list not the be list but the see list but at least i was working in my craft so i was able to keep going 'cause i was making money and i was learning. So that's that's how basically i just didn't have a plan b did didn't you read like king kong like king kong lives with memory that that a smashing success story about that right. This story in the war of art about under the first movies. I did was called king kong lives which is one of the all-time lamest movies if you haven't seen it. Please don't see it. i'd i wrote it with a partner named ron shat. Who actually was really good writer. Who did the first alien that ridley scott alien so he was like a star but we we did this together and the review the next day daily variety said ronald. She sat at stephen press. 'field we hope these are not their real names for their parents sake so it was not a smashing success. Oh okay so you went from your wanting to write got into this. Got some negative reviews. Really struggle with the stuff What was your first like big success like where. Where did you first. That that bagger vance he had that i suppose would be the off. How big a success. It was at least it was it was published in. It became a movie. Even it was a great movie but that was the first one. So that was like I think i was fifty three fifty four years old at that time. Oh yeah so. It took. It took when when was the new york. When did you quit your job or with a would that from copyrighting to go to that nine hundred and sixty seven so it took. It took a while to took that. Yeah yeah okay. I was eleven years old at that time and clearly clearly eleven And i have in my notes here. It's not asked me about my agent. Fired me over bagger vance without about well i had had about like say about a ten year career as screenwriter and my age was my movie agent in screenwriting agent and i came to him and i Anytime i would have new idea. I would always run it by him. You know and he would tell me whether he thought it was good or bad or whatever or if three other movie studios were doing that same movie. Whatever so the short versions. I told him i i had this idea. I loved it. And i was going to do it but it was a nana movie and basically said well you know. Get out of here. You know it wasn't quite as bad as that but he had a real A real valid point in that he said to me. You know. I've been working for your career now for x number years. You're just about to do some good with you. Leave and write a book. Everybody's gonna forget about you..

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

The Super Human Life

07:23 min | 8 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

"Seem like a really strange book recommend. But i'll do it anyway for whatever it's worth. It's being paperback called the last days of socrates what this is is if you remember socrates at the end of his life. He was convicted by a jury of voicing the minds and he was sentenced to death by hemlock right he had to drink the hemlock and die and Plato who was one of the greatest writers of all time was socrates like younger brother type of guy and he was windham like added shoulder through this whole period and socrates was in the cell. He was held in jail for like a month or more before they finally. Actually adam drinking. The hemlock is friends were allowed to visit the visit him every day and plato visit him every day and so he wrote. Plato wrote each four dialogues that are collected in this little book and what is really about is like chocolate easy. Figure one of the deepest thinkers one of the greatest philosophers ever lived and he's about to die and it's what he was saying what he was thinking. Now what's on his own death and it really An it's written in dialogue form. It's written like says something person be says. It's like a movie. So i don't know why i'm recommending frankly just popped into my head but it's a great thing on the subject of de and how which is we may think we're not thinking about death but we are at all time she you know. We're always aware that we're moral and How do we make the most of our life etcetera etcetera so this is one of the greatest philosophers of all time talking on that subject when he himself was at the brink of debt. And it's all true so anyway. I recommend that it's it's cheap to. It's only like four bucks or something the last days now. That's that's amazing. That's definitely one at at. I'm going to pick up. Not that i'm you know anywhere near the level of of any of these guys are even thinking of today. But maybe i like to kind of look at myself as a out. A deep thinker. But but i. But i i i love i love and i think it was. Socrates talks about that internal damon and that was his voice. It didn't tell them what to do but it told him what not to do. Almost his own variation of of resistance. Like if he if you wanna do something he would consult with his damn and it was like. Should i do this. You should i. Don't the damon said no. Then he knew that that you know it ended. It always told him not what not to do. So just kinda kinda bringing home here with with with with the theme of today's conversation. So so stephen once again thank thank. Thank you for free time here today. Like i said. I know this conversation going to help a lot of people. It helped myself it. If it doesn't help anybody else. But i know are are listening in the a lot out of this so we know we have them at arms i mean. Is there anywhere else where where people connect with you online kind of hanging out. You know on on these on these sites that we talked about am on instagram. And find me there and my website is just my name steven. Press field dot com. Get all that. Wh- that plug absolutely so one question that i end every single episode where With you know obviously here we title. The show is the superman life and bringing true to what we share today. I do believe that we were created with a very specific purpose. And you know when we can harnessed apple leave and then combine it with taking control of our own physical. You know this body that we're giving the vessel that we can experience his life with. That is what i think about when i discussed living superman lives so i always get every gas kind of the opportunity to kind of put this in in in their own terms but stephen press field. How would you define living a super human life some. Okay let me. I'm going to answer it a little differently that maybe you might think one thing about weight. You kind of find your calling and start really on trutv. It's boring in its ordinary. And that's sort of the seat. I don't mean really bore. But it's like if you if michael jordan goes into the gym to practice in his eighty eight is shoots re throws a practices of move out of the corner he runs. Wind sprints watch steph curry do pregant you ever watched him do his pre game thing over bans and everything. I mean any does it. He's been doing for twenty years thirty. So the thing of i think a lot of times we think as we're trying to find the quota for human life that all of a sudden fireworks go off in order to make more jewish mic ever. You know and it isn't. It's very every day. It's very much you know. A soldier in the trenches and what separates amend from the boys is the ability to stay there. One of the models. I think about is was actually be a motive. The guy famous japanese swordsman growth book of five rings and his whole life was about mastering the sword. And you know so that. They said that at the end of his life. He didn't even need sword right. You just kill you. Just by looking back but his. I'm sure that if we watched his day it would seem very very ordinary excempt level that he was operating so that would be my one. Sort of note of encouragement. Everybody is not gonna be fireworks when you're when you're on the path which is going to be but it is going to be east of mind. I love that. And i. I agree one hundred percent with i love that. I love the musashi. An algae here. It's i think. Bruce lee had something very similar. They said i'm just kind of summarizing what he said. But you know it's like he's not interested in the personnel practice. Ten thousand kicks no. He's interested in the person that's practiced one kick ten thousand times or or something that something of that nature so It is it is true. You know in and as an entrepreneur as as a business owner like its success is found in in the everyday you know monotonous task. You know sales copywriting email outreach shooting content creating videos all the things that you know when you look at it on the on the finished product that looks glamorous. But it's shown up every week to record these episodes releasing them at seven. Am show from youtube channel every single day putting a video even going back to when nobody was watching it could have easily said you know. What am i doing this for you know. We're here now. Seven months anywhere reaching thirty. Forty thousand people You know with with some video so absolute incredible in in in so true. So what's against even this has been an absolute pleasure for you guys out there. That are listening. Obviously make sure to check out. Any of of of stevens books. I mean i recommend the war of our for anybody that is that is looking to kinda step out of of of what. They're struggling with or worked at resistance. Writers entrepreneurs you know if you have an idea that that is maybe living inside of you know it needs to come out. Check that out Also the warrior ethos and other book we didn't we didn't get to the incredible short easy read. But we're gonna we're gonna get some people here with the men at arms so so as as always we appreciate. We love you for stephen field frank. Rich to cabinet subscribe already and review. But we will see you next week..

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

The Super Human Life

08:16 min | 8 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

"It's really a metaphor for being following a dream for being an entrepreneur for having big vision and in a male sense going after you know so. I think that's a lotta times when we have an addiction or shadow greer. It's a metaphor for what we really should be doing. It's like a shadow version of what we really should be. So sometimes i think that can help us. We can we can say are so what is this is bullshit doing. What is it a metaphor for. What is it symbolic of. What would be the real thing that i should do. You know like for me. In a way. When i was driving trucks and i used to drive an even beyond trucks. I put like three hundred and some thousand miles on my old chevy van right. That was my that was about progress. It was that was the metaphor. Like i'm driving down the road. I've done fifty thousand miles. I've gone hundred thousand. I've gone three hundred but it was completely empty right because what it really meant was i i just. I wanted to make progress. I wanted to go somewhere. I wanted to. I was ambitious. I wanted to go somewhere. Because i found this is much safer easy. Fake way to do it and it was. So that's one thing i wanna say about addictions and things like that. No that is. I mean i mean i as i might might. Wheels are just just spinning here. And it's like Never never looked at it. In in that with that perspective. I think are not are not a bad thing. I mean obviously should stay intimate. Bad goodstein is it's a sign of life force and some sort of aggressive energy going out into the world if it could just be gerald wait. It'll save everything. Yeah in. I mean just just you know bring it back to hear i talked about you know we. We had dr caroline ethan. We were just a little bit of of addiction. You know for years all addictions kind of got this bad rap. You know mental health disease you know disorder. You need this pill or or this or that. And she's like no. It should really be in your. You're saying the same thing you should be like a like a trigger sign a warning net that something has often if you if you look at it. You know if you if you if you go into the darkest part of the forest. That's where that's where the gold is is to be found So so that is so so trying and while let's create so I love that. Wow all right. we'll just you know. Just just kind of bringing things home here you as i as i look at the books that you've written i mean there's there's so many great great novels here i mean I have a question because your your original novel was about a golf. A golf story And then outside of one other book it really feels like everything has been based around the you know the the ancient world military war etcetera etcetera. Like where like. Where did i guess. Where did the desire not desire. But you know is is this. Because you're you're in the marines or or or is there some you know some other explanation on on why you've pursued this when i. I'm sure you agree with me on this. I can tell already. I see life as a bath as a war. We're talking about resistance. it's a war. Against at four sonora. Hit a external forces to but it's a war against that. And so that is why drawn to these kind of stories of war about the ancient spartans or alexander the great or whatever and can i get into blood for a book here while we're on the absolutely please do. Yes this is. This is my newest book. It's called a man at arms just came out like two weeks ago. It's a novel and it's really good. And i just wanna put a plug for but then again is another sort of. I consider myself a man at arms. Even though i'm not done but i'm fighting this war in this war against resistance shadow careers in addictions and all that so And the hero in this book is doing the same thing but in the physical show that that's why i think why right about yeah that's great. That's great noble. Or where we're going to plug all of your stuff. Stephen here here at the end in in the show notes i mean. Obviously that books available on amazon. I mean you prefer them to by amazon on your side. I know it's in. Bookstores is is is. Well as you're saying that like has has have have your novels in in in your career. Has it been you know Like a timeline of your life like like filtered into your stories are there. Is stephen in in every single one of them or or is this kind of a rare rare case with the man at arms you know maybe on some level frank but but really Really no it's not like i'm putting events for my real life into Natural i think that's you know i'm a believer. That stories and songs exist on another level a more bring them forth on this level on the material plane and so as as a writer. I'm sort of trying to tune into the cosmic radio station and find out at that store. That's out there. That wants me to tell it and then i put myself at the service of that story and and try to bring forth like you might put yourself at the service of appliance. You're you're trying to enter into it. You know with compassion with empathy. Enter into their struggle and help them bring it to a happy conclusion. That's what i'm trying to do with the story. So i'm no i'm not telling my own story now. It's a great great answer. Spirit answer This has been this. This has been. I mean this has been incredible for me for for the audience I hope hope you enjoyed it as as well I want i want to quote you one more time from from the war. Art if if you don't mind And this is to everybody listening. Know we talked about it. Everybody has something wrestling creative inside of them. You know I believe you know that that that we were created. And god's image and with that i mean god created created everything so so just knowing that like you were put on the secretion in you i mean. I don't know what your you know your your experience Our creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor to gift to the world in every being in it. Don't cheat us on your contribution. Give us what you've got. And that was something that was highlighted. From the first time. I read it and i went back in. I just read it in and it. It's it's it's folded over now in the book and i believe that to be true so everybody. That's that's that's listening to this conversation. I hope he hope he gave me something here. I hope that There was some inspiration in inside of this. And i i try to like you know with the work that i do in all my is. It's it's like let's remove this this resistance pornography in your life. Let's help you step into the man that you were created a bi so as we're bringing it home here even You know. I have a couple of questions. We always like the last the nfc. We talked about your your latest book. We talk about something that you're you're you're working on now that you have a lot of resistance so are able to share anything on on on this new project on That that you're working on a little too early nece okay. When you work at something you don't want to occupy okay. Okay okay amazing We'll outside of of all your books. I mean are is is there. Are there any other books I'm like i said. I'm a huge huge fan of reading and in knowledge Any other books besides yours. That have had a major impact on your life. I only by a no. There's there's a lot but you know Recommend one this might.

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

The Super Human Life

08:22 min | 8 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

"Is it that you're really afraid of that. You're afraid of doing your free to failing afraid of succeeding. And i think most people will have that answer like that a they'll cover it over. They'll make excuses or but they'll know right like that. And and i don't think he can get out of a negative flow unless you get into a positive so so true you know and and in one of the one of the big. I guess you know deepened. Align philosophies of of my entire company rebuilt recovery is is how ended in. Its you know. Our our symbol is a phoenix with alliance face on it. You know phoenix is a symbol of death and rebirth in stepping into lion. That's living inside of you and one of the things. I say all the time is it's it's it's you're running from you know you're running from the life that you've put together free self whatever it is you know you're reality but my goal is to help you become that man that you were created to be fine deep burning desire living inside of you and let's unlock it and let's harness all of this. You know for me. It's sexual energy. That is being you know. Basically just just ways. I know you have an entire. You know there's chapter in your book on section and in resistance but we need to harness the sexual energy. Because i believe it's so true you know just thinking about it like when you when you watch porn masturbate. You know the the end result is half of the equation for what in my would in my opinion is is the greatest creation on on earth. Which is another human being so if you could learn to harness that and then directed into a creative outlet you know for me. It was really launching this podcast. I mean that this came months after I was able to kind of break my own demons and then he said something to about you know the addictions really leading to or or really being a product of super created in in this is probably why we see such a high level of of addiction like in hollywood space. I mean you were in hollywood for very long time. You know you see these comedians. These artists these these athletes that maybe hit a little bit of of success and then they spiral spiral down in sometimes. Never never get out of it. It's it's it's because they have all that creative energy there's having harnessed in. Put it into into the right outlet. Yeah i mean or they'll you know. I don't i'm not a doctor on on a psychoanalyst win. Somebody like a comedian or star of some kind or another is is as success like You can be sure that they have a tremendous if you wanna call sexual force life or whatever it is from the first shock you know that that's making them. It's giving the energy to do that. And what happens usually is they attract these hangers on that the people in their own shadow career. That will try. Tempt them with this. You know the fruits of their. You know whatever it is and it's it's resistance again because it's so hard to keep doing it. The good stuff right. Keep facing those aims is real easy to take a little off freeway actually done a radical. Yes so talked about distractions. I mean have have have have you noticed like a an incline in resistance. You know with with social media and social media is by far the biggest distraction you know the human race has ever had had to deal with it in its in. Its it's not going anywhere so Have you seen incline in. What's maybe if there's a piece of advice to somebody out there like you know. Put your phone in a lock. Box like you know Obviously being being a professional like a car. You dealing with with distractions these days and in today's world got unlimited channels net flicks. You know in in in all of this. Oh so what are some you know. If there's any strategies or tips or tactics to deal with some of these distractions It is like the whole internet with algorithms is just design distract. You distract you again and again and again and so for me the only way to handle it is just put it in put in lock box somewhere. You know at least while you're working you know when you close the door to do whatever it is you're gonna do Don't bring the phone in there in a don't have any you know because we're human will distract you know it's just a thing that is so terrible that the internet aside from being distracting use it. It's all so superficial. It's aw absolute service level right and if we're ever going to work or accomplish anything if you're going to some of the odd cast if somebody's going to do something as a bodybuilder as jim the key to it. All is working at Staying in there long enough that you really get deep right. I always say that In music or in writing or anything like that our one. You'll only get so deep our chew you get deeper. There's a very big difference between our four an hour. one and what the internet does is. It keeps us. Ed minute want or even second one. You know we never ended. It's terrible habit. Not that there aren't goodling something. We're doing this podcast. Theoretically that's a good thing and hopefully it is. Hopefully people are listening. And maybe pick something this so. It's not all bad but you can't keep watching podcast voicing hour an hour there you know just because it's interesting again of that amateur would enact that that that was. That was me for for years i was a i was. I was one of these You know i'm gonna. I'm gonna buy recourse attend every events You know gonna join this group. I'm gonna listen to this. Podcast you can see behind me. I mean have a book self-development. Yep differs When you were doing that. I've done that too. That's another form of a shadow career career but it's like well. I'm not really starting the business. I'm going to a seminar about starting a business right and we say oh well it's sort of like in the writing world it's a research is by you. Say well. I can't really start to write the book yet. I gotta do three months of research while you're doing a year later is still haven't starting book. Wow yeah i mean it's it's one hundred percent so true but but here's here's here's the catch twenty two of that because in that in that period of time frame is where i met mo you know and and is collected you and i so so we may not be here and you know that like i've pivoted entrance and you know obviously you know not making all by me. I had overcome once again. My own my own demons for me. The biggest resistance and in my life for for twenty years was that addiction to pornography So i wanna put wanna put a button on on resistance in as we're bringing it home. Just ask you a couple of questions you know maybe about steven steven himself Is there anything that we've you know that we've left off or any any parting words on on addiction to like i said we we have. We have a male audience. They're going to be some online fitness entrepreneurs that are you know in the early stages of launching an and building their career so Anything that we haven't talked about on resistance at that we can kind of share here with with the audience or there's a lot but let let me say for second of the top of my head addiction to poor. I'm i haven't had that. So i don't know about that. One of the things that i believe about addictions. Is that an shadow careers to is that there metaphor jr or a real for real call. Meaning like for instance. An addiction to born in my opinion is orange is about sex right. It's.

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

The Super Human Life

07:35 min | 8 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

"Four thirty in the morning She's bed it's totally dark. The radio playing in it says no welcome to bangor maine. Temperatures ten degrees below zero gets going down to fifty whatever right and you just see her. get up. Get honor shoes get honors and go out into the darkness incredibly cold and that's a professional right if she was lying in bed shangai. Just don't feel like i'm not in the mood. You know That's amateur way to look at and You know she won the gold medal. Yes yes oh so showing up no matter what you know on on your counter in your appointment. Another thing. i've heard you kind of speak to is. Is this idea or concept of you. Know little little successes and You know for me. Like with the guys that i work with. It's like You know if you're struggling like we gotta like we're rebuilding your life and you know for me. I think it starts from the moment that you wake up like i. I didn't entire forty minute. Podcast were literally stood here and screamed into the microphone. Stop hitting stop hitting the snooze button on your life. Because i i think a it's just pausing your life and it's also i believe are self. Confidence is directly tied to our ability to keep the promises that we make ourselves. You know in in by snoozing you're literally saying note that i promise that that you make so when he talked about this idea of little successes like is that a way for you to maybe build build some momentum towards the moment of of writing or or or creative like is that is that kind of the idea behind it. Yeah actually got this for my friend randy. Walla shoes who wrote braveheart anderson drank this his concept that i and It's like from the minute he gets up. He's looking ahead to the moment when he's got a view to start writing. Start directing restart doing something an edge. You know a couple hours away a few hours away. And so between now and then he's trying to put together a string of little successes to kind of get momentum though you know. He's a guy who he actually works with laird hamilton. The surfer advert where they do that. Stuff words actually in layered swimming pool under water holding their breath and doing whatever lifting weights but so cool he even counts. Randy even counts like brushing his teeth. He calls out a little success. You know getting dressed as little success. Evidently breakfast has but he's aiming for that moment is so he's trying to get momentum going by the time he's finished working out shower. You can look any shade himself. Wow i've already had a great day. All right you know and any has momentum going. But i just want to say one thing or any of but he was listening to. This show is up talking like this. Like i've got knocked and i know what i'm doing but i'm in the middle of tremendous fight with resistance right now. It's really kicking my ass. And i've had to like over the last even just the last three days to do just what you is. What you're saying. I have got to get up at a certain time i've been. I've allowed myself to get slack. You know sloughed off. I fucked off and i'm sort of trying to put it together one minute at a time one day at a time and get back into into a groove that i need to be one of the things i'm telling myself In take a month you know to form a new habit. I've fallen into bad half. And so i'm just thinking each day. I'm going to try to a building block of each day to get back into a groove. That i've fallen out so i'm not immune to any of this stuff by any means even for fifty years of doing this ship. No and and and thank you for for share that i mean you know we talked about it when when we were first brought up brought up resistance i can never never goes away. And you know i actually have a one of our recent episodes. Two weeks ago. I had the great dr caroline leaf. Who was one of the leading researchers in in neuro plasticity which you can to change your brain in the mind body connection and you said there you know it takes a month Her latest research has actually showing. It's three cycles of twenty-one minimum so actually sixty three days To the habit actually hard wire it in into your brain you know talking about these little wins in successive a lot of what we what we do here is built around neuro science and just kind of talking about dopamine. Dopamine is that feel good chemical like when we're in pursuit of our gold when the pursuit of doing something that we set for ourselves. That's when we get those little dopamine hit so by creating those little those little successes or those little wins like brushing your teeth like it. Sounds funny like acknowledge myself as a win. You're actually giving yourself a dopamine hit in. It's a feel good chemical so you kinda turn on the positive emotions so it you know we can talk about it front from the idea but it's you know if you take a layer deeper. It's one hundred percent supported by neuroscience. So so i absolutely and there's something behind it. Yeah so. This is a quote. I can't you know i heard it a few A few weeks ago. And it just kind of like a just kind of struck me. When i when i heard it in and i wasn't able to get the original source of it but there's a quote out there that that tells us that three things that every man should do during his time on earth plant a tree have sun and write a book. All them will outlast us. So as we're as we're as we're talking about this this resistance and had whole just back from d d. do you feel we all. Have you know something creative. Like inside of us absolutely. I think everybody's got absolutely doesn't it doesn't have to be in sort of a mainstream thing. I can be a bouvier. Create a business or something like that. I think i think a mother that raises our our kids. You know Somebody that helps the blue are weaker. They are more press than they get out the vote. You know there are so many things that are Than i would call. That are the shame thing and i. i think we're all on all born with kind of a destiny. And i won't say one thing about what you're talking about about addictions friend. I think that To be and again. I'm not a doctor so i don't take but when looked at from point of view of resists anytime you see somebody having an addiction and i've had my own versions of these you know that is that energy creative energy each channel in the wrong way. It's like a shadow career but the good news of it is is that that energy that's going into the addiction and it's a tremendous amount of energy right. He just score whatever illegal substances avid. You know whatever it is if if somebody's got that energy that's a tremendous sign. They can only get better than having no energy. You know it's it may be a negative thing but at least it's a powerful negative thing so if somebody i think there's there's really no way i don't think kick addiction unless that energy gets channel into something else. Energy is not going to go away and so the question is what is your dream. What is it that you really wanted to. What.

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

The Super Human Life

07:20 min | 8 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

"Regret when new you know it's it's it was the immediate book after the war had just amplifying. What was there and i talk about shadow or years there but like here's a here's an example in hollywood there are it a entertainment lawyers and they are lease law firms that represent directors and actors and writers so on and so forth. When you make a deal to make a movie your entertainment lawyer josh up the contracts make sure everything's good right and what i have found talking to my own lawyers and stuff like that. Is that a lot of them. Secretly want to be writers or wannabe directors. And some of them go on and do that become really good at it so for them. The law is sort of is a shadow career. It's like it's adjacent to the career. They really wish they could do. Right there. in the entertainment business. They're dealing with actors et cetera et cetera. But did you safe. It would go to law school. You get a degree you get a real job real firm and you're okay right. You could buy a house and support your and but it's not the real real real career. It's jason to it but it's not real so there are a lot of people. I think that have shadow covers a lot of people who are professors or teaching english. They really wanna be writers but they just you know and so on so forth or another way to do that is a lot of times. People will work or take jobs as sistance somebody that they really wish they were doing that thing right but for whatever reason they don't have the confidence or to to take that leap so they they picked this career that's adjacent to some to somebody right. You might work of picking up the dry cleaning for A rock and roll guitarist or something like that. And you know taking me setting meetings for them and getting their chinese food and all that sorta stuff breaking up with girlfriends or the instead of actually starting a band doing your thing. Yeah that's gonna lead to envy. I mean like your you know the rockstar analogy. It's like you're maybe getting a little bit a taste of the live. But it's kinda like you're you're on the outside like that's that's just a recipe for for happy. Be jumping again white frank. Before when i'm about that i was in advertising right. That was a share arena for me like when my boss voter novel quit. I immediately said well shit. I'm going to do that too right so being an advertising writer is kind of a. It's a way you're sort of a writer you're kind of working with words but you're not really taking a chance you're not really putting anything out there. You get paycheck a real job yet. Dental insurance you know so that was that was definitely a shadow career for me. So so resistance is this is this force whether it's you know it's it's the voice in our head it's rating off the keyboard it's rating you know. Not everybody here is as listening is listening as is a writer so it could even be you know you keep saying i want to start this business but i can't find a time because i got a kid and i got i got forty hours so you know. Where the time will you know like so so that that is another form form of resistance so so we've defined it you know it's never going away and i think once we once we realized that then then we can become you know. We can begin to get proactive in doing it. So once you've identified where the resistance is in our life and you know how its holding us back. What are some of the initial steps that that we can take to kind of you know push backer or work through it I was just talking about this book of mine turning pro and you know that are to the middle part of the war of artists turning pro and this was. This was just what what worked for me. What got me from unable to follow my calling to being able to alvin was slipping switch in my head and deciding for myself that i'm not an amateur anymore. I'm going to be a pro and the that's like a incredible divide between those two mines. Right if you're if you're thinking as an amateur when you run into adversity you're gonna fold right if you have any sort of issue. It's like an athlete playing hurt right. Pro knows he's never going to be or she is never going to be perfectly fit. There's something wrong right but a pro plays for you. Know that's just part of it Obviously you don't play when you're really jerk because you're gonna but you know And a pro shows up every day probe is inevitable in his for keeps pro is not dabbling is not a weekend warrior. Pros not fucking around. You know a pro is in it all away so For me the idea of like pro in your mind is is is there. It was the key for me. And it doesn't mean that you have to save yourself only working for money from now on because usually when you go to follow your dream nobody gives you anybody anywhere but at least you think of yourself as now. I'm i'm a professional. You know i'm not. I'm not going to when adversity strikes. I'm not gonna fold keep going just like a pro with a story that you that you tell the books not stored. Maybe it's it's it's more of a quote. You're referencing and i can't. I can't recall his name right now but he's asked Do you do you only right when when inspiration strikes and you're like yeah or he goes he goes. Yeah but but inspiration strikes every morning at at nine. Am and that's exactly what you're saying here. It's like you put it in your schedule. You get down you know you. You set the time you set the appointment. Even if you're just sitting there at up at blindscreen for for an hour eventually you show up every day. Something will come out. It's exactly right another thing. You're frankish like a lot of times and amateurs mindset is something like well. If i'm in the mood i'll do it. You know more. I'll do the work or or if you're your face. Rejoice say well. I'm not really in a mood for doing this. You know so. I'm not going to do. That's a complete amateur losers way at it. And i lived that way for a long time but the difference with a pro how you feel dozen men dozen chant right. You gotta do your thing in no matter how you feel. I don't know if you remember joni benoy. If this rings a bell. She was the first american women's marathon winner in the olympics. Nineteen eighty-four joni benoy. And they did and she was sponsored by nike and she lived in maine and nike. Did one of those great commercials that they always do where it's.

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

The Super Human Life

07:05 min | 8 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

"In your life. yeah It's funny talking. I was talking with somebody Earlier today very very close friend of mine in. Here's a fan of the show so so he'll probably hear this. He'll be nodding. As i as i say this you know i told you i was. I was somewhat starstruck with would get on here today. I deal with this every single every single week I would show up a few a few minutes early and You know make sure the lights are set up. Make sure that the mike is in the proper place my stand in between the two photos. Everything looked good are bloggers hanging out of my nose But there's always there's always this you know there's this underlying thought in my head. I kind of hope the person doesn't show up like like Not not. Because i don't want to do the conversation but like almost as almost as a way of like who like who. Who am i to to have these conversations. Who am i to you know. Try to try to put this out in the world. I these are. These are true. Real thoughts that i deal with every single week so i think it's you know i i. I think it's those thoughts. I think it's that that that internal doubt that struggle That we all that we all deal with you know You know. I'm i'm an entrepreneur. I run a few. I run a few different businesses. Know them are easy. You know none of them just kind of you know. succeed without without testing. And i'm in the marketing space. Oh you know test tweet tests convert you know all all the stuff so I think. I think it's just that doubt of sh you know like why like. Why am i doing this like you know. I see so and so i got a lot of friends that are that are successful. Both in the fitness space in the podcasting space And then you know obviously the world that we live in you. Can you can see anybody's life at the at the click of the button. So everybody's a highlight reel of a social media. I think the comparison Is a form of resistance But for me. It's really that that underlying doubt you know because i feel a lot in my life in. I'd like like we were talking about before. Like i don't come from just a lineage of winner no winning like it's just so so i've i've dealt with it my entire life so i know there's a lot of knee ramblin there but but i hope i hope i made something great in in what i said i would say a. Let me see like a define resistance with a capital are one of the things is if you're a writer you sit down this thing. In the morning you can feel in looking at a blank stream right or the blank page you can feel force radiating off that keyboard in your face. That's trying to push you away. You know just like if you go to the gym and you stand before the squat rack you can feel a force radiating off the squad rak saying maybe i should go get a cheeseburger and not actually do try to lift this thing you know and it's opponents and things that That we have to fight against the real world but resistance is all in here it's completely self-contained contained. It's our own Self sabotage are like when you say hope. The gifts doesn't show up for the podcast in. I have the same sort of thing you know. Gee i hope so the hams. I don't have to actually sit down and work today The resistance also takes the form of as you were saying frank up shelf out you know of the voice that you hear your head. It says who are you to try to do. This thing is dream that you have this business. You wanna start this book. You want to write this movie. You wanna right. Who were you not a million times before way better than you can do. You're too old. You're too young too skinny too fat or too much of a slob. Your mother was right about your father. Said you were a bum. They were all completely right. That kind of voice that fills you with the without an will will Trying to knock you off your stride to do this The other aspect of resistance is distractions in shadow careers and addictions in other words. Other avenues that you could go to other rabbit holes you could go down rather than doing your actual work and so for me. When i finally gave his force a name resistance with a capital our that was a breakthrough for me to be able to overcome within. When i would sort of hear this voice in my head instead of believing that it was be having those thoughts i said. Oh that's not me. That's resist s this force as thing. That's there for everybody. And all i have to do is get asked you know. I just have to sit down and do my work. It'll go away but it never goes away day every morning. it's there and so anyway that's fine. Definition is good. I say to anybody i think. This is an absolute true as everyone in the world. You can do whatever your dream is. You gotta find some way to overcome that or said force will always be there. It's an everybody said. You gotta find some trick. Some mental mindset that. Allow you to work in spider yet. that's great. It's like what. I what. I what i got out of that. It's like that that force was there and like you knew it was there. But it's like the minute you personified it by giving it this capital are it's like you now able to kind of see the opponent and then tell yourself every day i'm showing up not to this like like force it. I can't see. But i can see. It's like now i have like i have a an enemy that i'm that i'm gonna battle every single day. And then he's not going to go away. But because i've given it. You know this. This personification of resistance capital are i know as long as i continue to show up and i continue to get better in in and do the reps funny. Use the use. The weightlifting analogy there as well. You know like standing behind the you know standing in front of swat rack. I should i do it. Should i do assure you can see behind me. Like finish has been a massive part of my life. I really did have probably an area where i really overcome a lot of a lot of resistance like i now seek a lot of that out. So is it something. I know you said it never. It never goes away. But actually one thing i wanna i wanna ask you about because you said addiction and in shadow careers mean honestly everybody understands what a what. An addiction is You know that's that's that's a work that involved in and You know. I talk a lot about you. Know specifically with with with porn. It's like you're you're escaping. You're skipping reality. For for some for some reason you know wife rejected you You're unhappy with maybe a job. You know we talked about about that earlier So we all get that but when you set shadow kreiner that probably a lot of people really understand not not understand but can you maybe speak to what shadow career could be somebody. And how does how does resistance show up that by the way. This isn't another book of michael turning pro. I don't know if you've read.

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

The Super Human Life

07:51 min | 8 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

"Up everybody in my family my uncles. My dad evola the grownups that i knew had regular jobs. You know they were like in business and they wore suits and they went to officers and was like sort of the given. That was what you were supposed to do right but there was nobody. No role models didn't have any entrepreneurs in my family or anybody that i that i knew any fact in those days. Not many many people did So it would for me. It was just sort of a process of over that long haul. You know you meet one person. That's kind of entrepreneurial one person that's a partisan this really you think. Oh wow. I love to do that. You know and you learn a little bit from them. They need another another another in little by little but for me it was a whole reinvention of what my family expected of me. Over over years years incrementally over years and years got it. Yeah no. I'm i'm i'm so fortunate to have been put in in places in and around the right type of people. I mean my my life in everything. That i've i've done has been a direct result of the influence of of mentors and guides in and coaches. I'm curious with you. But i just wanna make sure you know anybody listening like we're we're not. I'm not knocking anybody that's got a quote unquote regular job. Like we need everything. We need the suit and ties. We need you know everybody. In one of the quotes. That really stood out to me in in. Your book is our job in this. Lifetime is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we ought to be but define who already are and become and if you were if you were created to be an executive or or even a janitor like you know i. I've talked about this over. And over again i ran. I ran a a marketing agency. Back in two thousand and nineteen and and we had a graphic designer who was struggling with with his own identity and i was like carlos like year. You are the designer we were. We were advertising and marketing for some million dollar brands. And i said your work is the first thing people see in and it really spoke to him like wow do have meaning in what i'm doing because he was really struggling with that so i don't wanna make this feel like if you're out there and you're not an entrepreneur you're not a crater but you don't have value in this role because because i think everybody does as long as it's something that is making you happy if if you're showing up nine five and then you returning home and it's just complain in you hated than than maybe something more in inside of their so would that would that mentors an influences where there were there key individuals you know in your life that that really spoke spoke to you in in in who were some of those who were some of those early mentors for yes. I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Franken i think like i've probably had a hundred mentors over the course of my life and they've all been important everybody in a in a certain way kind of helping me Or a lot of people didn't even realize they were mentors. You know they were just friends or somebody kind of guide you along the way I told the story on another podcast. So forgive me if i When i was this was a great sort of mid experience me. When i was driving i was driving trucks in north carolina. Many moons ago and i was definitely On my own sort of internal odyssey. And i kept fucking up. I can't dropping loads and you know really just i. I was just fighting demons like mad and my my boss was dispatched the dispatchers amos you reach and he hired me in one time. He called me into his office in each insanity down and he was like twenty years. Old at the bay was enact former marine thing and he said to me said son. I'd i don't know what you're internal world is like and i don't know what kind of odyssey you're going through and i don't wanna know issues but this company here is a business in business to make money and you represent this and when i give you a low to deliver you better deliver that fucking load and if you can't figure out how figured out one way or another but we are in business here to make money and so that was kinda like one of those moments where you get a slap across the face and you come back to reality and i said wow that's while okay so sorry that was like a great mentor moment to me and i think it. It almost applies across the board. Anything we're trying to do what he was articulating to me was you know we're this is a professional operation and he'll be a god damn professional if you're doing not love anon it's it. It runs parallel with something that that that want a mentor gave gave to me. And it's you know how you do. One thing is is how you do everything you know if if if you know an he talks about when they're you know this guy runs a multinational franchise organization an in their interviews. They will actually send somebody out to the out to the interviewers car and look at the interior of the car through the window. And it's like okay if you can't keep it clean if there's an empty bottles and and just paper and trash everywhere like you're not a fit for this organization to everything you do one thing. That's how you do is how you do everything so i love that i love that too. Yeah let some you know. Let's let's let's jump into resistance. You know i you. You published a the first book you know in in in ninety five and then seven years later you come out with with the war of art so i think the first question is is the war of art. The book that young stephen needed for twenty seven years was this was was was was the goal in writing. This like to was it. Was it more of a because of work. That i do now is it. It's a product of journey. Don't transformation in overcoming you know. My you said demons overcoming my demons in my life. i now feel equipped to to help others But i also want to be that person for frank you know fifteen years ago. That's really what i think about. You know when. I flip the camera on or create any content is speaking to the younger version of myself. So was writing this book. Was it really written for for the younger stephen. It really was except the interesting thing. Frank was if i had had that book. If somebody had put that book at my hands twenty years earlier it would have gone right over my it would not again at all. I wouldn't have got because i just wasn't ready. You know what yes definitely. When i wrote that book i sort of wrote it for myself in way. Just kind of you speaking to myself. Yeah that's great. And like i told you originally back in back in two thousand seventeen and in rereading it a here here. Last week lied. I got like. I spoke to me so different like i am in. This is what. I love about books. Because i think where you're at in life you know the season that you're in what you're going through like you can reread the book. The same book every single year odyssey. You know the book is garbage like halfway through. Get rid of it But there's a few key ones. And i i would put this up there as a as a classic show. The underlying theme it is is is obviously this this resistance. You know that we all deal with whether we are creative whether we're notch manure or whether we're just you know in everyday citizen so Can can can kind of talk about you. Know what what is resistance in you know where. Where did you kind of kind of find this content. I know it's not you know. I don't think he would take credit for coming up with the the idea of resistance but you know where where did it come from for you in and then what is resistance when you talk about it in the book. Let me turn this back. Aisle issue that frank. But let me turn it back to you. How would you tell me what resistance.

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

The Super Human Life

07:42 min | 8 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

"Really to really step into your calling and when when when i look back over your life and doing your research. I mean born in trinidad growing up. In new york. Duke university marine corps advertising copywriting schoolteacher tractor. Trailer bartender oilfield a mental hospital. You know fruit packer in now. You're so well known for for all this fiction. Work that you're doing where i think i want to start. Is you know who was stephen growing up like like in high school. Like how would you you know which which one of these these careers. Which one of these is. Were you most like growing off. I was just a regular kid at icicle. you know. Kind of regular nerd Yeah just really like everybody else. I didn't have any ambitious to be a writer or any clue that my life will unfold in the way that it did. I just was Sort of living out other people's expectations. Of what i should be known Like everybody else. And that sorta got derailed of early life. And then i thrash around for a long time before finally started came back to you know Where i should have been at the start. Yeah yes i know. I know you know like you had multiple attempts at at writing your first novel. You know when did that. Real kind of breakthrough idea for you That you want you want it to be a writer When did the first idea that i should do that yet. Ali should When i was working in advertising At in bullets. Which is a big ad agency. And i was like a young junior copywriter. Twenty three years old or something like that freshly married at cetera. And i had a boss at hannibal who who wrote a novel quit wrote a novel and it was a hit and like overnight. The guy was a success. He was famous. And so i said to myself will shit. Why don't i ended up to. How hard could it be. So that was how that was however started but of course that was a total crash and burn scenario but that was the first time that kind of idea occurred in. It failed so miserably in my life. Kind of went off rail so far. I just sort of out of general shame. Felt like i've got a complete this one way or you know i've you know show. That sort of kept me going for a few years trying to do that. And by that was i actually had come to love. You know and had come to feel like this is what i wanna do. Even though i'm failing failing failing at it. I wanna keep working at it until i do. Were you were you were you. A good copywriter was that was that. We're maybe the okay cheryl. I was mediocre. Now there's a chance claiming it. I will tell you anything i ever did. I was not gonna copyright got it. Got it so so not copywriter. An idea in your early twenties to write a novel and then it wasn't until seventeen. Twenty or twenty plus years later doubt that the first fifty four before when i novel actually came out. Wow so you know without without taking up all the time here you know from can can kind of take the audience from that first failure you know in in maybe kinda pull out some some of the key pivotal moments in your life to to the launching in that first novel okay. Let's see if i can do this to make it helpful. I one i just sort of. I got one inch from the end. And i blew shelf destruction. You know how which. I'm sure you equivalent of whatever you wanna call it. Buddha mom then Those various jobs that you cited. I just sort of i kinda fell out of the bottom of the middle class. You know and. I was sort of in those kind of jobs that you get. All you have to do is show up and have a pulse. You get the job you know and then who this. I kept trying to write novels. I would go to go back to work. Save money save enough. You know for like a couple years and then quit writing inaba. Nobody would buy it. It'll be good publish. It did that like three times. And then finally i sorta gave up on. That decided decided to go to hollywood. Try to be screaming and over. Like about a fifteen year period. I managed to have a real be level career sea level career. But what what was good about. It was finally actually started making money right and i could actually call myself a right. Even i wasn't doing anything good there but also was learning what a story was and by that time i was. Maybe i don't know fifty three or fifty four years old trying to do this for like thirty years. But at that time. I did feel like i was appro. I knew how to sit down. I knew how to handle that feed. I knew how to handle success. I knew what a story was in at that time. I finally did break through a novel and after that. I've just sort of kept going with that so it was. It was no miraculous thunderbolt or anything. It was just kind of a long progression through fail. Succeed little fail again. Succeed a little. Get a little bit better that kind of thing. You know that dumb that whole you know like job job jobs a you know that kind of kind of ring so you know so so true to me i mean just looking over you know i think growing up we kind of look around you know our environments our families and you know we kinda see or we don't see you know real people pursuing pursuing their dreams or or pursuing any any any type of goals and you know that's kind of weird you know where where i came from like nobody really talked about ambition or drive or starting a business or chasing your dreams. It's kind of like you know. I got a job a hate it you know and i i guess that kind of your similar thing you know grow growing up like we're not a real not really surrounded with with a lot of ambition and drive like in in your family and if so how were you able to you know over the course of twenty plus years maintain that to where you know because you see a lot of guys you know thirties and forties in. It's it's it's unfortunate but they just not giving up but it but it feels like that like they're kinda just operating in ziskin so i'm just really curious how you're able to you know to to save up in take time away and then in two years because i can't really imagine there was a lot of people supporting you in this like. We're like we're where was that coming from. It's a great question frank. Because i asked myself that to know why you know that i i really didn't have any time. I would try to go straight to get a job. Just try to be just a regular person. I would be like skin rash. At the end of the day that i just knew. I just couldn't do it. You know and i would wind up. I would always be writing. Something i'd wind up at the end of the day going home and writing something for a couple of hours or i go into the office on the weekend and i just work all weekend long on some story some novel something. That was working on but Definitely like what. You should frank. When i grew.

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"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

The Super Human Life

06:50 min | 8 months ago

"steven pressfield" Discussed on The Super Human Life

"Here with me today. Let's get onto today's show. What is going on everybody. Welcome back to another amazing episode of the superman is as always. I am your host frank rich and guys. I got to tell you how it credibly excited i to share today's conversation with you. My guest is an absolute legend. He's a legend in the fiction writing space. He's a legend in the kind of entrepreneurship artists. Face many of you will be familiar with some of his work. You entrepreneurs are gonna. They're familiar with his work. And for those of you. That may not be familiar with him. You are going to know some of his work. But before i get into ensuring our guest let me just remind you guys how incredibly grateful to have you here with me. You know. we're coming up on two years with this podcast and what a journey. It has been just last week. I was interviewed on a good very good friend of mine Action somebody that helped me in the early stages of putting this together and it was kind of a checkup on where we're at in this show has just done tremendous things in my life and i hope it's doing incredible things in your life as well but it's been an amazing journey. It's been incredible. Last few months are downloads. Have doubled sense sense just november. Our monthly downloads have doubled in. I know it's because of the guests that we're bringing on the conversations. Its value that we're having but most important. It's because of you because of your support it's because of you sharing this podcast with those in your life that you can find value in it as well so my only ask from you here. Today is obviously stick around for today's conversation but if a continuing to get value out of these shows and in and if they're speaking into you if they're helping you transform your life make massive improvement step into the life that you were created to live the only asset. I have is if you could leave us. A five star rating in written review. Whether on apple. Whether it's on google play stitcher pod. Be wherever you're listening to these shows. Please do help us by supporting the show with leaving at five star rating and written Review that's what's going to tell the algorithm that's what's gonna tell these platforms that there's value in these conversations is going to help it. Put it in front of more people's ears and eyes and for those of you. That are on youtube Subscribed to the channel. So you're notified every monday when the video drops and then if there's somebody in your life that can get out of today's conversation what are the conversations that we've had here in the last few months with our mazing guests. Please do us a favor. Just sharing it with them. So with all that aside guys we love you appreciate your support my guest today. is stephen. Press field steven is an american author of historic fiction. Nonfiction and screenplays actor tempting to to to to write for twenty seven years He finally landed his first published novel with the legend of bagger vance guys you hear that twenty seven years he stuck at this and over this twenty seven years. He worked in twenty one different jobs from marketing copywriting to driving a cab driving a truck across the country. We talk a little bit about that story and how he was able to stay persistent and stay disciplined in his pursuit But where we spent a lot of time it is on a book that he wrote back in two thousand and two. And this is the one that i was speaking to you entrepreneurs out there you creative people and really anybody in your life. You have a dream in your heart. If you have something that has been placed there a goal that something that you wanna share with the world we all know what it feels like to battle with this this internal dialogue. Doubt this this this this resistance for lack of a better word in and this is really what stevens work has been really focused on with with the work is done in the nonfiction space. Obviously he he wrote the legend of bagger vance and he has just been one of the world's greatest nod lists of fiction books really centered around war in battles but the conversation eight lens more towards the nonfiction side and we talk about this resistance with a capital. Are you know it's it's it's a concept we all are familiar with and stephen doesn't incredible job of really articulating it from a creative's perspective. And what's really great to hear is is somebody you know of of stature. So he battled for twenty seven years trying to get something published and finally. He had that big success in still to this day. He's he's he's battling with these these thoughts. These doubts this this resistance with a capital are so it was incredible to hear him. Share some of that. But we talk about that you know we talk about. How can we work through this. How can we overcome this. The conversation then takes an incredible spin somewhere. Why didn't think it was going to go but we talk a little bit about addiction and addiction is really. It's unique form of resistance. And you guys know with the work that i do in in the mission that i'm on that's that's just a part of the conversation. I got so fired up so make sure to stick around about three quarters of the way into the conversation but we also want to make sure that we plug his his new book. A man at arms you can pick it up anywhere. We're books are sold Whether it's on amazon. Whether it's right there steven pressley dot com and will link all of his stuff and all this information down there in the show notes below Without further ado guys. I don't wanna make this too long of an intro. Because i want you to enjoy today's conversation. I want you to get everything out of it that you can. It was an absolute pleasure to get a chance to meet. stephen Had an amazing conversation looking forward to just a new relationship in my life. We spoke a little bit after the conversation. He somebody that. I'm definitely going to be leaning into in allowing speak more into me as i continue on this pursued my life with helping helping you. And supporting you. And all of your. Lv journeys a in everything that you're trying to create in this world so let's get on today's conversation guys. Battling the war of arts with stephen press. We love you guys and enjoy. Franks for having me. yeah welcome. Welcome to the super human life on the. I'm so excited in Took to be honest here. Slight slight stall shirt starstruck. Which i haven't really had a up to this point You know your your book. The war of art i. I read it back in two thousand and seventeen. At that time. I was making a career transition. I've been an entrepreneur running a ticket brokerage and i was getting into fitness publishing. I guess would probably be the best way to explain. What else doing so. I was writing e books and building programs and getting to the marketing space and in preparation for today went back and reread it again. And i believe that we're here for the audience but a part of this conversation is really for me. 'cause i stepped into a new a new round. New space of so selfishly. Gonna kinda gear. There's a little bit towards towards myself. I hope everybody's okay with that. And i think in doing that will will not great ideas for for everybody But you know you're you're the the prime example of it's it's it's never too late to get started you know i. I've heard you talk about this thirty year overnight success no real of you're never too old to.

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