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A friend in Canada* recently told me about Stephen Pressfield’s book, Do the Work. I recommend it. You’ll need to filter out some of the uniquely American expressions and catchphrases (if you are not American, that is), but don’t let that put you off; it’s a gem of a book.

Its available as a low-cost kindle version, so no reason not to start today (don’t have a Kindle? Then you can always download the app for your phone, iPad or laptop.) If you prefer the hard copy that’s available too.

If you have a project you haven’t been able to get off the ground this little book will give you some perspectives on why that might be, and what to do about it. One word of caution for the faint-hearted; if you are in the habit of blaming others for the setbacks and obstacles that prevent you realising your dreams, you may need to revise your thinking on reading this book.

Don’t misunderstand me, procrastination has its place. Hesitancy can be a virtue, delay and reflection are often there for good reason, but if you feel your project is stuck, then I think you’ll find this book useful.

Whatever the media might say, we live in inspiring times and the world is filled with unlimited opportunity for those that want to build, make or do something new. Go for it!

* Thanks Adrian.

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