In the summer of 2004,
I had come through
a very, very rough breakup
and decided to soothe my sore heart
by renting a little motel room
out on Long Island by the beach.
I brought with me one book,
THE WAR OF ART,
which two colleagues had
just mentioned was a must-read.
Well that book was so brilliantly written
that it sucked me out of my despair
and riveted my soul.
I still can remember the scene:
lying in my scratchy-sheet-motel-bed
with salty dried tears sticking to my face,
utterly entranced by the words.
I was so knocked out that
when I finished the book
I immediately crafted a note
to the author, Steven Pressfield.
It took me hours
to write the key central paragraph.
But it worked.
Steve agreed to come meet me
when I was next in L.A.
And I’m happy to report
that for the 18 years since then,
we’ve remained very close friends.
So why do I tell you all this now?
Because Steve’s newest book
just came out this week
and it is gangbusters.
I rarely recommend books (as you know)
but this one is something special.
And it’s supremely SHORT…
(Ideal for the A.D.D. personality
and/or busy soul.)
The fact is, we each have projects we push aside
because, well, they’re almost
too close to our heart.
They scare us.
What if we fail?
What if it doesn’t work?
Are we up to the task?
Are we deserving?
But if you want to live
a truly fulfilled life,
you need to PUT YOUR ASS
This book is honest, raw, funny, wise, and practical.
You could spend $12.95 USD
on something you don’t really want or need…
or you could give yourself
that could (quite literally)
change the course of your life.
Risk Forward and Rock On,
P.S. I’m “putting my ass where my heart wants to be” bigtime right now, and it’s like nothing you’ve seen from me before.
P.P.S. If the thought of “going for it” scares you, get Steve’s book. It’ll help…a LOT.