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  • Mary Foley

[Stay Strong] The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield

What books inspire you to stay strong in business and life during uncertainty?

Another one of mine is The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.

He outlines that the struggle (AKA war) of building a biz, starting a new health habit, or pursuing anything to get better (AKA art) is real.

And the heart of the struggle is Resistance with a big R.

More precisely, it's a roaring R that shows up as fear, self-doubt, procrastination, distraction and more.

The game changer and strength-inducer is flipping how to think of Resistance.

FROM “it’s my fault, I’m a loser” TO it’s a force outside myself whose job is to bring me down., I’ve got its number.

So, when I do think debilitating thoughts, I can catch myself and say “Oh, no, Resistance, you’re not going to trip me up. Get out of my way, I’m moving forward.”

And the battle of reaching out to a prospect, quoting my fee, or skipping dessert is won.


Do you want to stay strong?... Do you want to do it together?

I didn’t write a book, but to inspire you to stay strong, I created a 10-part email series called Stay Strong + REV UP. In this series, you will:

  • Discover your first (and last) hurdle to success and staying strong

  • Why your revenue can remain strong if you’re a magician rather than a mule

  • The very best way to sell and serve others in changing circumstances

  • The simplest way to determine your client’s biggest problems…now

  • How to get past the fear of what to do next in any situation


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