In this ongoing series, we are taking a look back at some of our favorite books with a fresh perspective.
This week’s choice is all about the “Muse”, creativity, productivity, and how to put your best work out into the world.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield was published in 2002. Since then, it has inspired countless entrepreneurs, artists, writers, and creatives around the world.
On today’s show, we are revisiting The War of Art, talking about why it was so influential, and asking whether or not the ideas in that book have withstood the test of time.
Listen to this week’s show and learn:
- Why The War of Art is so re-readable. (3:00)
- The fundamental thesis of the book. (7:48)
- What ideas we think have aged the best from the book. (14:34)
- Which parts of the book have not aged well. (23:23)
- The idea from the book that we think will still be important 20 years from now. (32:27)
Mentioned in the episode:
- Before the Exit – Our New Book
- TMBA Masterminds
- Sponsor the TMBA Podcast
- The Dynamite Circle
- The DC Podcast
- Help Us Choose a New Name for the TropicalMBA Podcast
- DC BKK
- Dynamite Jobs
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
- Getting Things Done by David Allen
- The Legend of Bagger Vance by Steven Pressfield
- Linchpin by Seth Godin
- So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport
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