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Turning Pro

Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work
Narrated by: Steven Pressfield
Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)
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Summary

The follow-up to his best-seller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to a professional practice. 

"You don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind." (Steven Pressfield, author)

Turning pro is free, but it's not easy. When we turn pro, we give up a life with which we may have become extremely comfortable. We give up a self we have come to identify with and to call our own. 

Turning pro is free, but it demands sacrifice. The passage from amateur to professional is often achieved via an internal odyssey whose trials are survived only at great cost, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. We pass through a membrane when we turn pro. It's messy, and it's scary. We tread in blood when we turn pro. 

What we get when we turn pro. What we get when we turn pro is we find our power. We find our will and our voice, and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had until then been afraid to embrace and live out.

©2012 Steven Pressfield (P)2012 Steven Pressfield

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Great listen from start to finish!

I loved this audiobook. It's semi-autobiographical nature and Steven Pressfield's added emphasis when it needs to really hit home.

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  • Honor Entheos
  • 09-11-18

Audio book was not the best format

Given the book is divided into numerous chapters composed of a concept and short exposition, it had the feel of having a daily thought calender being read out loud. I appreciated the content, but it is probably better suited to a written format rather than audio book.

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  • Pepe Lucho
  • 05-08-18

reconnect with ur why and start acting like a pro

I thought this book was about some technique on how to stop procrastination and self doubt when it comes to executing the work of a desired endeavour. But no it's not. This book is more about recharging and remembering your why you're doing what your doing it and to motivate you to stop the excuses and start doing. it will talk to a deep part of you. A book to be read and read as many times ad needed.

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  • Justen
  • 29-11-18

Life changing

If you need a good kick in the ass and reminder that greatness comes to those who put their nose down, work and have patience...this is for you. Be prepared to be called out and put in a very interesting place emotionally if you’ve been giving in to your vices. We all start out as amateurs, life is about turning pro.

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  • jk13
  • 07-09-18

Not what I was expecting

What the heck was that, and who was the intended audience?
I am a "part-time" artist and I'm conscientiously trying to take my art more seriously and move to a higher level. I enjoyed the author's previous "War of Art". From the title and description, I figured that this book was for me. Nope.

Where I thought that the book would be about "amateurs" who were doing pretty good but need to be better, the author's definition of "amateurs" seems to be addicts who can't hold down a job. There's no useful advice for those of us who are somewhat on the right track.

The only helpful statements in this book were better said in "War of Art" (or countless other books on creativity or self improvement.)

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  • polemos
  • 02-02-19

This was my favorite read of 2019!

loved it! A must read, everything felt fresh and intense, I can't wait to read more from this author.

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  • Anthony
  • 30-01-19

This book is amazing,

To listen to the author narate this book, with such speed and clarity, Thank You.

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  • Shannon Ayala
  • 27-01-19

Inspirational

You can only read or listen to War of Art so many times and this is a good addition. Pressfield is just as concise and compelling. Left me with memorable bits separating the amateur from the pro.

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  • C. Bournea
  • 26-01-19

An Inspiring and Motivating Resource

Every artist and entrepreneur should listen to this book for inspiration, motivation and insight.Steven Pressfield’s writing is both practical and uplifting.

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  • GBC
  • 15-01-19

Good read

I enjoyed the book and found it both interesting and inspiring. I also like it when authors narrate their own books (for these types of books) so that is an added plus for me. That being said, considering the book is only 2 hours and 4 minutes, I thought $5 was too much to pay for it.

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  • donald peterson
  • 22-12-18

Required Reading

Steven Pressfield is AMAZING!!! There is a purity to his black and white wisdom which is transforming REAL!!! Yet Pressfield somehow retains an unmistakably unique and creative power in his writing!!!