Steven Pressfied: Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants to Be

July 27, 2022

On today’s episode Steven Pressfield shares the power of resistance and how creatives can overcome self-doubt. Listen in as Steven and I discuss the barriers we create for ourselves by giving into resistance, the excavating process of writing, and how continuing to write after success is an ongoing process of following your own compass.

Steven Pressfield is the author of The War of Art which has sold over a million copies globally and been translated into multiple languages. He is a master of historical fiction with Gates of Fire being on the required reading list at West Point and the recommended reading list of the Joint Chiefs. His other books include A Man at Arms, Turning Pro, Do the Work, The Artist’s Journey, Tides of War, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Last of the Amazons, Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, Killing Rommel, The Profession, The Lion’s Gate, The Warrior Ethos, The Authentic Swing, An American Jew, Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t, and The Knowledge.

His debut novel, The Legend of Bagger Vance was over 30 years in the making. He hasn’t stopped writing since.

Steve lives and writes in California. You can follow him on IG @steven_pressfield. Sign up for his weekly writing newsletter at

Episode Details

Steven Pressfied: Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants to Be
Episode Number: 106

About the Host

Marcus Aurelius Anderson

Mindset Coach, Author, International Keynote Speaker