Week Six: Saturday Summary

The Whole Person Blog: Week Six, Day Seven, Part 1/2 - Saturday Summary

Writings inspired by Steven Pressfield: The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

The War of Art and Self Sabotage here

Overcoming Resistance and Why Talent Doesn't Matter here

Lessons from the Original Spartans here

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

I didn't realize how much my thinking had evolved since first reading The War of Art. Initially, it provided me a vocabulary that perfectly described the GAP between where we are and want to be, for which I will be forever thankful. Even though I can't entirely agree with his views of Resistance, as a recovering people-pleaser, I wanted to assert myself and respectfully write about something that conflicted with my worldview.

For me, this desire served as evidence of the transformation I had undergone, as previously, I would have avoided sharing my point-of-view for fear of upsetting someone. It's only since acknowledging my inherent and infinite goodness that I've been able to express myself in healthy ways.


The Whole Person Project is off to a great start. We released pre-course content this past Wednesday to get members familiarized with our Community platform and to stimulate meaningful conversation. Registration remains open until this coming Monday, so if you've been on the fence, now is the time to register:

I recorded a new video that gets at the essence of the work I do as a MindBodySpirit® Coach. It's taken several years to refine and put into simple words. Enjoy, and if you like it, please share it!

I had an excellent time visiting Seth Godin at his office in Hastings on Hudson. The amount of loving-kindness this man and his staff exudes is bar-none. He gave us a presentation on trusting ourselves, made us lunch, and served us a delicious cake from his wife's bakery, which is available in Whole Foods.


Sunday: The Unlived Life (most viewed)

Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.

Monday: Resistance's Greatest Hits

When Resistance manifests in common ways, it's easier to avoid the trap.

Tuesday: The I's of Resistance

When looking to overcome an obstacle, it's helpful to understand it's characteristics.

Wednesday: Resistance is a One-Way Street

Resistance only and ever tries to take you in one direction: down!

Thursday: The Many Faces of Resistance

Resistance is a chameleon, showing up in any way to steal your thunder.

Friday: Amateur vs. Professional

Amateurs play for fun, while professionals play for keeps.



98% of human thought is said to be repetitive and useless. We just keep thinking about the same things, over and again. And until you see it happening, you have no capacity to break free from it.


Here are 36 core exercises to develop and maintain resilience and vitality.


Our Spirit is the part of us that feels. While most claim to not out of touch with their Spirit, the first thing we notice when we wake up each morning is how we're feeling.


Next week, I will continue exploring my favorite part of The War of Art, which honors and appreciates the spiritual aspects of transformation.

"Don't judge a book by its cover, read the story, and the cover will make sense." Michael Rizk



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