Mind training

A selection of books recommended by Seth Godin. I’ve included links to each author’s blog.

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Do the Work, by Steven Pressfield.

Do The Work isn’t so much a follow-up to The War of Art as it is an action guide that gets down and dirty in the trenches. Say you’ve got a book, a screenplay or a startup in your head but you’re stuck or scared or just don’t know how to begin, how to break through or how to finish. Do The Work takes you step-by-step from the project’s inception to its ship date, hitting each predictable ‘Resistance point’ along the way and giving techniques and drills for overcoming each obstacle. There’s even a section called ‘Belly of the Beast’ that goes into detail about dealing with the inevitable moment in any artistic or entrepreneurial venture when you hit the wall and just want to cry ‘HELP!’

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Drive, The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel Pink.

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The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown.
She has some great talks on TED.

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The Icarus Deception: How High Will You Fly?, by Seth Godin.

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The Willpower Instinct, How Self-control Works. Why it Matters, and What You can do to get more of it. (audiobook) by Kelly McGonigal.

Added to my To Do list.