Brenda Horton’s Book Review: Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
There are few books that fundamentally shift the way we think, the way we see life, the way we work.
Much that can be said, written, or sung, has already been done. However, it takes a professional to breathe inspiration unto the world. Turning Pro is one of those rare books, that you should not only read, but keep as an eternal reference when you have lost your way, when you have forgotten who you are.
I read Turning Pro in one sitting as I was stricken with tears by someone telling my story. Turning Pro is everyone’s story.
If you’ve ever desired to create meaningful work, work that matters and is of value to others, you are in this story.
If you’ve ever avoided your internal compass or your guiding light because your were afraid of your own power, your are in this story.
If you’ve ever dared to face your dark side, your demons, your insecurities, and your fears, your are in this story.
Turning Pro takes an extremely complex subject matter (work and life) and delves deep into dissecting the human potential for it.
Turning Pro is about making a decision to work and live like a professional as opposed to an amateur.
Turning Pro is not for everyone. It is not for the superficial, shallow, or weak. It’s for the courageous. It’s for those who are ready to become a professional.
Simply put, in Pressfield’s words, “What we get when we turn pro is, we find our power. We find our will and our voice and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had, until then, been afraid to embrace and live out. Do you remember where you were on 9/11? You’ll remember where you were when you turn pro.”
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