Host James Beshara is an angel investor, advisor, founder, & general startup-helper in Los Angeles, CA. He has started three companies, sold one (Tilt; acq by Airbnb), and invested in multiple billion-dollar startups in his career. Now he's talking openly and honestly with others about what's going … read more
Steven Pressfield is a best selling famed author that has influenced many creator's mindsets. in this episode of Below The Line, James and Steven talk about how the "The War of Art" and resistance has had a huge effect on both of their journeys. Steven sold his first book at 53 years old, James and Steven dive into the process and why it took many years before he had a book that was worth publishing. Steven also gives his advice into overcoming resistance and how he has mastered it. To conclude the conversation, Steven talks about how the Bhagavad Gita influenced him to write an American novel about golf.
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Steven's new book "A Man at Arms": https://www.amazon.com/Man-at-Arms-Novel/dp/0393540979/
02:57 Moments that change your life
08:00 3 stories that have shaped Steven
20:14 All of us live 2 lives
30:49 Connection of Entrepreneur vs Artist
40:23 Knowing your limits 56:45 Do the work
59:47 Surrendering to resistance
1:04:50 Writing an American novel about golf based off Bhagavad Gita
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bout your host, James: James Beshara is a founder, investor, advisor, author, podcaster, and encourager based in Los Angeles, California. James has created startups for the last 12 years, selling one (Tilt, acquired by Airbnb), and invested in a few multi-billion dollar startups to date. He has spoken at places such as Y-Combinator, Harvard Business School, Stanford University, TechCrunch Disrupt, and has been featured in outlets like the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and Time Magazine. He’s been featured in Forbes, Time, and Inc Magazine’s “30 Under 30” lists and advises startups all around the world. All of this is his “above the line” version of his background. Hear the other 90% of the story in the intro episode of Below The Line.
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