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Do the Work!

By Randy Gage in Critical Thinking, Success, Prosperity.

Who believes in the impossible?  Children.  Geniuses.  Artists.  Entrepreneurs. 

If you read this blog regularly, you’re probably fit in at least one of those four categories.  Or a couple.  Or all four.  So you believe in the impossible.

But who believes in you?

Ah, there’s the rub.  Who motivates the motivator?  Inspires the inspirational leader?   Coaches the coach?

Steven Pressfield does.  You may remember him from a slobbering review I wrote about his book The War of Art some years back in my e-zine.   It’s a brilliant book on how to overcome things like fear and writer’s block to finish a creative project.  This was quite a shift for him, as he’s best known for writing fiction (like The Legend of Bagger Vance).

Now he’s back with another non-fiction book – a manifesto on overcoming resistance.  (And by “back,” I mean I just recently discovered it.  Not sure how I missed it, as it was actually published in April 2011.)   It’s titled, Do the Work!  Overcome Resistance and get out of your own way.  It’s not really a sequel to War of Art, but a fresh and deeper look at how to overcome limiting beliefs that are holding you back from being your most amazing self.

This manifesto is just the impetus to breakthrough to your next epic accomplishment. You’ll never want to play small again after reading this book.  If you loved The War of Art, you will be orgasmic with this follow up.  It is skewed to creative types like writers, but the lessons on overcoming resistance apply to everyone in any field.  And especially if you are a child, genius, artist, or entrepreneur.  So that means it is especially for YOU.

This book is simply fucking brilliant.  Get it.  Then stop back and let me know what you think.

-RG

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36 comments
Ann Feinstein
Ann Feinstein

My copy of Do the Work arrived today ... devouring it now! Thanks for the recommendation!! xoxoox

Don
Don

Randy,

After reading "The Rules" i came back to read this post.  Interesting choice of words.  I've got a word for you that also best describes how I feel..........UNSUBSCRIBE!

rhemaflowers
rhemaflowers

Ordered the book based on your reco.  Can't wait to read it!  Thanks for the share!

DrJulissa
DrJulissa

@Trey If I may, must we focus on the F word with so much valuable information Randy wraps around it? My son, Claudio, is 12 years old and watches Randy Gage's videos with me. It is up to Us as parents to teach them when certain words are to be used, and my son well understands that Randy has used the F word sparingly to Make. A. Point... Let us be real, shall we?... Don't you 'Get It' when Randy has used it in the most impactful moments in his blogs or videos? What I am adhering to is, don't you Truly, Really, Deep-Down in your inner core GET the point he is making that very moment when he has used it?... Obviously, my son knows it isn't so he will be expressing use of the F word in every single sentence. If I may, again, even the word 'pure' will get annoying after some time if used on a literal every-sentence basis... Now, please understand, I am a student of Light and Love, a female Deepak Chopra I suppose you can say and as I have been honored to have been called at times, and although I am thus, I find Randy's information, as does my magnificent team, my company, my son, and myself, Exquisitely Blunt, Direct, Divinely Intelligent, Abundant, and of course, Prosperous in every way. Apart from that, Claudio, my son, thinks he is 'so awesome, because he is so prosperous after all he went through'. So let us move on. Ignore the F word, querido @Trey. Feel confident that our youngsters today are much more aware than we were at that age, and that they can relate to and understand Mr. Randy Gage beautifully. And have Faith they can take All the Good he shares with us, share it with others as I have seen my son do with his best friend and cousin, and apply it in their lives... I know, for I am living it and seeing it, and my son can tell you even some of his most powerful thought-changing quotes that have impacted him. So go around that F word. Focus on the enormous Good information around it. And as RG says, 'Live Rich' already. Viva Rico, Namaste, and Buenas Noches, ~Dr. Julissa

bgreen
bgreen

Do The Work is a masterpiece, I agree, Randy! After finding it several months ago, have lent it to a few friends through Amazon Kindle share and they all have purchased their own copy. It is truly the only way to success, working through the sometimes mundane to get to the good stuff. Thanks for sharing Do The Work with your audience ;-)

Darren Taylor
Darren Taylor

I love that book!! It helped me to realize that I had to become a pro instead of a hobbyist!! I highly recommend it.

Jasun Light
Jasun Light

Great Book. !! Great sequel to "The War of Art", by Steven Pressfield.

Tim Durkin
Tim Durkin

Right on Randy! This is a top shelf book, meaning you put it on the top shelf of your book case where you can refer to and re-read parts of it again and again. My copy is next to Risky is the New Safe, BTW.

RyanKBiddulph
RyanKBiddulph

Will give it a look RG sounds quite awesome.

 

As for using the word "fucking", and the folks commenting below,  you get whatever you choose to see. The perceiver creates the experience so if you are offended, guess who chose to get offended, and guess who can choose to overlook it, without commenting ;)

 

If you truly disagree one way to get past the complaining is to overlook the lower energies, if you deem energies to be lower, in your mind. A wise soul taught me this, and it stopped me from attracting a load of low energy crap into my life, immediately. Mental discipline, that is all it took.

 

Properly placed, perfectly used.....point made!

 

Ryan

Coach Micheal Burt
Coach Micheal Burt

I know who "motivates the motivator," "inspires the inspirational leader" and "coaches the coach." His name is Randy Gage. Constant and steady feed of unbelievable and valuable content for all people, and especially those who offer a lot of themselves to others every day. 

 

Thank you Randy. I'll check out the book. 

 

Coach

cara_wilde
cara_wilde

You mister, mister have helped me drop so many of my false ideas about what it means to be  rich and having material possessions. So many of my stereotypes have crashed to the floor since i have been following you! Thank you for showing me that material wealth goes together with being spiritual and heart centred (there that statement alone shows you where I used to be).Hugs hugs and love to you

cara

systreltsov
systreltsov

Thanks!  I am closer to a child, hopefully the book has lots of pictures!  :)

 

tonyscarcia
tonyscarcia

Saw yr Facebook post yesterday Randy so I downloaded the book. Sick book alright. Going to have to re-read it.

Jonathan1
Jonathan1

Well I have the War of Art, and I LOVE It, in spite of your blistering review.. And for someone new to writing screen plays, etc. it really helped me.. I will find this book too since resistance is THE biggest block to success.. I just wish more people would get that.. And when it comes to resisting, it's easy to tell when we make up our standard excuses for everything that involves change or stepping from the comfort zone.

CarlyAlyssaThorne
CarlyAlyssaThorne

Playing SMALL Serves Nobody... Looking forward to the reading

keoni
keoni

Randy,

Thank you for the post.  I just bought both of the books by him!  I'm psyched to read them.

John

Trey
Trey

Hey Gage!

I promote and edify your stuff alot but do me a favor man and lay off the F word dude!  I can appreciate your passion and I'd love to share your words of wisdom with some of the younger crowd but I don't want to participate in the moral decay that this country seems to be experiencing on a massive scale!!!!  Thanks and keep up the good work! --Trey

Marita Liepina
Marita Liepina

"Who motivates the motivator?  Inspires the inspirational leader?   Coaches the coach?"

Ohhh yes- where he is?

When  I looked for somebody who can put his  shoulder to make things happen  easier to me,

I have made  a sensational discovery !!!!  ....

I have two shoulders

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