55 minutes | Nov 10th 2020

42: Steven Pressfield | Why Talent Doesn’t Matter / How to Overcome Resistance

Want to overcome resistance and start achieving? Steven Pressfieldshares how to unlock your potential and bust through the obstacles holding you back. He’s the bestselling author of The War of Art, Turning Pro, and The Legend of Bagger Vance. I’m such a big fan of Steven and his books, I was honored to have him on the podcast. This episode will help you build tenacity and inspire you to keep going.

On this episode...

Steven shares how for30 years people told himhewas a bum –now they final they say he has talent.

What working for 17 years before making a penny writing taught him about perseverance.

How he kept his creative dreams alive during that 17-year period.

The key question you need to ask yourself in regards to your dream.

How the one “big break” you’re waiting for won’t be enough for to sustain a career.

The prolific volume of work Steven’s done since he turned 55, including The Legend Bagger Vance.

Why talent is bullshit. And what the key to success is.

The enemy that keeps you stuck, that you must conquer, to be successful.

The difference between and amateur and pro.

How to overcome fear that cripples you.

The art of leaving something in the well for the next day.

The mistake of waiting for inspiration.

The life changing advice Steven gives Dan about aging that inspired Dan.

Links from the show

  • To check out Steven’s website and all the links we discuss and his future book click here.
  • One of Dan’s all-time favorite books about busting through the obstacles that hold you back –
  • The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
  • Legend of Bagger Vance(movie) by Steven Pressfield