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Unleashed - How to Thrive as an Independent Professional

Mar 31, 2021


Steven Pressfield’s books have been hugely influential on my life and it was a real thrill to welcome him on the show.

Steve is the author of Gates of Fire and about a dozen other novels, mostly historical fiction set in the time of ancient Greece and Rome.

He’s also the author of the modern classic The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles.

Steve’s latest book is A Man at Arms, a fantastic deliver-the-message tale about a retired Roman legionnaire who has been ordered to intercept the messengers who are trying to deliver Paul’s letter to the Corinthians.

I liked this book so much that I’m giving away 25 copies to listeners of this show.

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For more info about Steve, visit

Key points include:

09:56: What to do when the muse visits

15:16: Why Steven reads non-fiction.

16:17: Research for Steven’s books

22:25: Children developing creativity

26:11: Resistance is universal

27:53: How Steven recognises a professional

31:20: Thoughts on masculinity

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