For sure many creatives are facing the challenges when creating their art. One such challenges is called the “Resistance” as mentioned in the book The War of Art. But what exactly does it mean?

For our first book club episode (which many of you have been keen on since we first mentioned it a couple of months back), we will be talking about The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. In this book he discussed what the resistance means and tips on how to overcome it so you can share your art to the world.

In this episode we will share the concepts and ideas we agree the most and the least, it’s similarities with other books, and whether we recommend it for handmade business owners or not.

We’re excited to share with you our different opinions and interpretations about the book, and to hopefully open a discussion to learn from each other!

~Jess, Deb & Mikaela

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We know you’ve been asking for this for a long time and here it is! Our first episode of the book club episode where we discuss a book that can help handmade makers and creatives grow their business and personal life as well. 

In this episode we cover:

  • Our first impressions about The War of Art by Steven Pressfield;
  • What the Resistance means according to the book and what it means for us;
  • There’s a difference between an amateur and a professional, and why people may have misinterpreted its meaning; 
  • Similarities between The Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert and The War of Art;
  • Concepts that we don’t agree with like the Ego and Self, as well as how we apply it in our lives in order to understand the process;
  • Turning into a pro requires consistency, building good habits, and showing up everyday;
  • What motivation means for us;
  • Why “the biggest fear is the fear of success”;
  • Take what works for you and leave what you don’t like.