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on 17 April 2017
I saw a few reviews which suggested this book wasn't worth it, and that it was somehow less than Steve's other similar books. They're wrong.
This brings everything together.
It's an easy reading and yet tough digesting final nudge to getting yourself out there. If The War on Art is for those discovering they're about to change, this is for those ready to do it. The War on Art is about climbing up the ladder of a diving tower, whereas this is about standing tip-toe on the edge. It can't make you jump, but it's the closest thing to an understanding voice of encouragement. It's the wise words of someone who has clearly been through the struggle of creative self-doubt, and that makes those words more powerful.
When I think about the money I waste on a daily basis, it's crazy to think that the only reasons I sometimes skip buying a book, are a few lame reviews, and the following thought that it'll be a waste of money. This book is well worth the money, and the time invested is minimal (give yourself 2 to 3 hours max, e.g. a train or plane journey). For a few coins and a few hours, you get potentially many more dollars, pounds or euros more value in return. You'll also save perhaps thousands of life hours.
On the day I finished reading this book, I took a trip on the London Underground. At the station, someone had written a quote on a notice board. By uncanny coincidence, it seems to sum up what it's about. I took a picture of it, and it's linked to this review.
Oh, and before I go, thanks Steve. This is a generous bit of your heart.