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May 1, 2011 2:39 PM

How To Get Serious About Your Creativity

Episode #251 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to.

Here's a confession: I'm a procrastinator. My favorite saying used to be: "if it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done." But that all changed back in 2003 when I read Steven Pressfield's book, The War Of Art. I had known Pressfield as a fiction writer (his best-known work, The Legend Of Bagger Vance, was also a huge Hollywood hit), but as the buzz began surrounding The War Of Art, I not only found myself devouring that book, but being able to look at how I create content in a very different light. People often ask me where I find the time to write books, Blog posts, articles, etc... while still growing Twist Image and having time for a personal life. Well, here's another confession: I internalized and acted on many of things Pressfield talks about in The War of Art. Last week, Pressfield dug deeper into what holds us back from the work we were meant to do by releasing a new business book, Do The Work! (which also happens to be the second release on Seth Godin's new publishing company, The Domino Project). Do The Work! is a quick read and it's more like a manifesto than a work of non-fiction. I was thrilled that Pressfield agree to spend some time talking about creativity and conquering whatever it is that is holding us back. Enjoy the conversation...

You can grab the latest episode of Six Pixels of Separation here (or feel free to subscribe via iTunes): Six Pixels of Separation - The Twist Image Podcast #251.

By Mitch Joel


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  • Posted by Debbie
    Mitch Joel

    Love the content you serve up. Would love to just read your interview. Any chance you'd post transcripts? I read quickly and am not a real fan of having to slow down. Podcasts are great when I have the time but reading allows me to scan for the main bullets of interest, apply them quickly and spread these items quickly to my team members when applicable. I can also make an evernote post for easy referral and application later. I can't do this with podcasts or videos. Appreciate the consideration, Debbie

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  • Posted by Lee King
    Mitch Joel

    I just might have to pick up "Do The Work!" This is one of my biggest problems, that I'm trying to work through.

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  • I. LOVE. PRESSFIELD!!!

    This is the guy who got me to confront comfort and challenge it to a death match. Having slain it completely but the bell hasn't rang yet. With guys like Steven in your corner, conquering your fear of failure, your fear of rejection, and your fear of being wrong becomes so much easier.

    His message is also raw which really connects with me, a boy raised with a family of people who swore like sailors.

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  • Posted by sweetyque1210
    Mitch Joel

    this article is useful to me,I always forgot to leave commenting on other blogs and replying to my own. Good thing my brain cell kicked in after that bowl of oatmeal .

    Reply
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