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005 Overcoming Resistance – ProductivityCast

On this cast, Ray and Augusto discuss overcoming resistance, using Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art and the psychological and practical aspects of dealing with resistance.

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Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Show Notes

Resources we mention, including links to them will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

Steven Pressfield

The Legend of Bagger Vance (book) (movie) (IMDB)

The War of Art

Turning Pro

Do the Work

Seth Godin

Getting Things Done by David Allen

Criticism of The War of Art by Psychologist Frederick Heide (See section entitled, “Criticism”)

Changeology by John C. Norcross, PhD (Productivity Book Group discussion) (website with exercises)

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman, PhD

Pugh decision matrix

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are you ready to manage your work and

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personal world better to live a more

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fulfilling productive life then you've

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come to the right place

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welcome to productivity cast the weekly

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show about all things productivity here

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are your hosts ray Sydney Smith and

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gusto pan out welcome back everybody

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this is Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto

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Pinaud good morning good morning how's

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it going this is productivity cast the

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weekly show about all things personal

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productivity and today on this show we

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are gonna be talking about resistance

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there is probably nobody better to

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discuss resistance than the author that

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we'll be discussing and his book which

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is Steven Pressfield and the war of art

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so who's to tell us a little bit about

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Steven Pressfield

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I know his sort of his Wikipedia

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biography but I think you know him a

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little bit better in terms of the

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background and why this book you brought

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up the topic and you sort of have

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championed this this topic and so I'm

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I'm curious about you know what really

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jumped out about pressfield's background

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and and what you know sort of sparked

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your interest in his work and just as

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sort of a little bit of a background for

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folks before you get started at gusto is

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that Pressfield at least at the time

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we're recording

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I think his 73 or 74 years old and he is

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an American author he's written both

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fiction and nonfiction and screenplays

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and people probably most likely know him

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from The Legend of badger fans that's

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probably as big as because it's turned

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into that you know the 2000 film as of

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recent in couple last years several

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years ago he has started a publishing

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house called black Irish books and he

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started that with his his agent Sean

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Coyne and so he has a small publishing

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house but anyway tell us tell us a

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little bit more about Steven Pressfield

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