Turning Pro


"When you turn pro, your life gets very simple."


The book in an inspiring take on how to live an easier and more fulfilling life, once you move from being an amateur - the 1st phase of our lives - to becoming a pro - the 2nd phase of our lives. All it requires is a mindset shift.


The follow-up to his bestseller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from the amateur life to a professional practice. "You don't need to take a course or buy a product. All you have to do is change your mind." --Steven Pressfield


TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT'S NOT EASY. When we turn pro, we give up a life that we may have become extremely comfortable with. We give up a self that we have come to identify with and to call our own. TURNING PRO IS FREE, BUT IT DEMANDS SACRIFICE.


KEY TAKEAWAYS

1. Amateurs are always afraid of being rejected for who they are and what they do. They seek validation by following some "guru".

2. Turning pro doesn't require you to take courses, to follow someone or to seek out an "expert"; all it takes is you changing your mind.

3. When you do the work you are meant to do for the sake of doing it and nothing else, that's when you have made the shift.


READ IF: You feel like you have a strong inner calling, but you are afraid to bring it to life and to take ownership of it.