Turning Pro - Steven Pressfield & Shawn Coyne

Turning Pro

By Steven Pressfield & Shawn Coyne

  • Release Date: 2013-04-26
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4.5
From 167 Ratings


The follow-up to his bestseller The War of Art, Turning Pro navigates the passage from 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
What we get when we turn pro is we find our power.  We find our will and our voice and we find our self-respect. We become who we always were but had, until then, been afraid to embrace


  • The Epiphany I Needed to Have

    By Rdelamat
    As a musician, there is one line from Pressfield’s book that I will take with me for the rest of my life: “there is always something in the box.”
  • A Great Follow up to War of Art

    By Gman601
    This book was a great follow up to Steven's book "The War of Art". He gives a more in depth description of what he means by "turning pro" which he brought up in War of Art.
  • Buy it Read It and understand it.

    By Metaldog888
    I bought this book right after I finished "Do The Work". These two books should be mandatory reading for everyone that want to better their life. Both of these books should be reading for all high school freshman students as part of a business class. They are easy to read and provides insights as to what it means to "Do The Work", the effort it take in "Turning Pro" and the rewards that come when you decide to do both.
  • I’m In Trouble Now

    By staugustinevideo
    How glorious, I set as a goal to read Turning Pro and the War of Art before I started my screenwriting career. At first it was very slow and go. I’m weaning myself from paper books and have just recently started reading online books from iBooks so at first I was overcoming that transaction too. Slowly the two books started to make since to me, slowly the online reading came into focus for me as well. So now I am in trouble again, a spot I know will create change and a dynamic I know I can trust. An uncomfortable spot that will propel me toward the goal I seek. I have turned pro. I know what it is to not be an amateur any more. I have found my feet. Thank you.
  • Mindset

    By spjpgrd
    “Fear of self-definition is what keeps an amateur an amateur and what keeps an addict an addict.”
  • Loved it!

    By SummerM
    I absolutely enjoyed reading this book; both for the lessons it guided me through as well as its entertaining value. "Life changing" is a bold, yet well-deserved comment for this book.
  • Fantastic

    By A.J. Trainer
    Life changing if you are victim to procrastination when trying to pursue your life goals
  • Turning Pro

    By Nin art star
    I love this book and I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to do anything worth while!!! I am certain I will read this multiple times.
  • Finally a book that reaches deep into Pro

    By CakebreadDC
    This was a great smooth read that I could connect to and get excited that I have been a pro all this time but I was still feeling like an amateur. Thank you for your stories. I am ready to be Pro!
  • Turning Pro

    By SharonJ86
    I read both The War Of Art and Turning Pro in 3 days. Life-changing is all I can say. I felt understood for the first time when Resistance was given a name. Excellent read for anyone who struggles with those 2 voices in your head. One telling you to Go For It and the other that says It will never happen. After reading both of these books, I know it will happen because its up to me.