“As negative and dastardly as resistance is on one side trying to stop us from doing our work, just as sacred and wonderful is the Goddess on the other side who is trying to inspire us.” – Steven Pressfield
Welcome to a super special edition of The Terri Cole Show where I am doing something I’ve never done before: interviewing my husband, Victor Juhasz, along with bestselling author, Steven Pressfield.
Vic and Steven collaborated on Steven’s new book, The Daily Pressfield, which is an excellent companion for anyone giving a creative endeavor their all. (Currently me, writing my second book!) Vic provided the illustrations and the book is filled with Steven’s wisdom from the many years he’s spent in the writing trenches.
In this conversation, we talk about how the book and illustrations came together, our experiences with resistance and creativity, imposter syndrome, fear, self-sabotage, inspiration, and so much more.
You can get a signed copy here: https://sassmediallc.com/products/the-daily-pressfield-hardcover-signed-copy
- 5:20 Steven’s motivation for creating The Daily Pressfield
- 7:10 What does being stuck in Act 2 feel like?
- 9:25 Why illustrations and why Vic?
- 12:50 Vic’s creative process
- 14:30 How Steven defines Resistance in creative pursuits
- 18:00 The collaboration process
- 19:50 Resistance as a force of nature
- 21:20 Thoughts on the Muse / Source
- 29:30 Greatest creative inspirations
- 35:20 Terri’s favorite two days from the book
- 36:40 How perfectionism shows up
- 40:00 The Plane of Potential
- 43:00 What if no one likes your work?
- 46:10 Where and how to get The Daily Pressfield
Connect with Steven Pressfield:
Steven Pressfield is the bestselling author of fiction and non-fiction—The Legend of Bagger Vance, Gates of Fire, The Lion’s Gate—as well as the classics of creativity The War of Art, Turning Pro and Do The Work, and his latest memoir Govt Cheese. His Wednesday column is among the most popular writing blogs on the web.
Here is the interview mentioned in today’s episode that Steven did with Rick Rubin: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/steven-pressfield/id1671669052?i=1000636886440
Connect with Victor Juhasz:
For 50 years Victor has enjoyed straddling the world of serious and humorous images. Major magazines, newspapers, television, advertising agencies and book publishers (adult and children’s), both national and international, have commissioned his caricatures and illustrations. He is also a reportorial illustrator whose embedded visual documentation of soldiers and Marines in training, combat, and rehabilitation from wounds received in combat, are part of the permanent collections of the USAF and the National Museum of the Marine Corps and the Society of Illustrators in New York.
Victor’s work is also part of the permanent collections of the Society of Illustrators, The Norman Rockwell Museum and the Brinton Museum in Wyoming.
Victor serves on the board of directors of the Society of Illustrators, NY. He is the recipient of gold and silver medals from the Society as well as the prestigious Arthur William Brown and Hamilton King awards. He is also the recipient of the Col. John W. Thomason award from the Marine Corps Heritage Society for his visual documentation.
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