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Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work Paperback – May 31 2012

4.6 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 146 pages
  • Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC; unknown edition (May 31 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936891034
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936891030
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.9 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 218 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,811 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Steven Pressfield is the author of Gates of Fire, Tides of War, The Afghan Campaign, The Profession, The Warrior Ethos, Do the Work, and The War of Art among others. He lives in Los Angeles. In 2008, he was made an honorary citizen by the city of Sparta in Greece.


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By Prairie Pal TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 18 2015
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I regret giving this book 5 stars because it deserves 10. This isn't just a work on becoming a better writer but becoming the person you really want to be. Pressfield believes that we are all kept from becoming greater by self-sabotage, caused by an inner well-spring of what he calls Resistance. It doesn't just makes us procrastinate; it makes us substitute cheap alternatives for the pure gold we seek but are afraid to fight for. Read it and benefit and pass it on.
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It's a very interesting topic and an interesting read, but this is fairly short on actual content. You can easily read the entire thing in a 2 hours. Half of the book is a centered on how the author became pro... which is not... very helpful/inspiring.

My biggest problem is actually the physical quality of the book. Right off the bat, the first page of the book ripped out like nothing. I figured that it was a little flaw, but as I got further and further, more sheets started coming out of the book. Quite the shame.
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Many people are aware of Steven Pressfeilds popular book the War of Art (which is also fabulous) and when ordering a new copy of that book I picked up this one as well. I personally feel this book is even better and more inspiring than the War of Art! A definite must read for those who are passionate about creating a life that has meaning.
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This is a great book for those that want to know how how to "turn pro" and get the most out of why they are here. The book highlights what you may be doing now to avoid changing yourself - and hence stopping yourself - from achieving what you really want to achieve.
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steven pressfield has done it again . This book is a must read (just like the other two , the war of art and do the work ) for anyone who wants , no needs to live a creative life . Warning , there are some things in this book that you won't want to read , won't want to accept or even think about but if you , you will see that he hits the head of the issue of being creative every time .
simply amazing !!
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This book is the perfect length. Great advice and stories but straight to the point. You can read it in one sitting and be turning pro by the end.
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Great material, but the book practically fell apart. Every time I turned the page, I had to cross my fingers that it wouldn't fall out of the book. Horrible production of the book, a disgrace considering the quality words in the book. I understand that it comes from a smaller independent publisher but at least ensure the book stays together long enough to read it. Haven't gotten past the first 30 pages, get discouraged too much each time I try to get into it.
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Certainly not a self-help book or motivator.

Nothing but a bunch of quotes and a couple of stories about a struggling writer.

The key message seems to be lock yourself away and just write.

Dave
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