February 1, 2016
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3 Strategies to Effectively Resist ‘The Resistance’

Last week, I wrote about the nefarious ‘Resistance,’ that terribly cunning, subconscious embodiment of every type of fear, that manages to keep each of us from doing the most important things in our lives. I confess, I did little more than (hopefully) make you aware of this obstacle and implore you to keep an eye out and commit to pushing back. Today, we’re dig in a little deeper though, past the topsoil of awareness and really sink our roots into the richness of proactive work that we can do to fight back. It’s not enough to simply be aware of The […]
January 29, 2016
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How ‘The Resistance’ Prevents You From Creating

In Steven Pressfield’s book, The War of Art, Pressfield talks about a creative person’s arch nemesis: the resistance. Allow me first to describe to you a creative person. This doesn’t apply exclusively to the traditionally creative, although they are included. No fedoras or recreational drugs or cluttered art studios required, for this to apply to you. Look at the root of the word “creative”—create. Anyone who is trying to create something exceptional in their life—be it building a rich marriage that inspires those around you, writing a rock opera, starting a sweet roll bakery or inventing the world’s greatest board game—falls […]