I married into a golfing family. The sport has grown on me to the point where I can even enjoy watching golf on TV (yep, we watched Rory win the PGA Championship last night.) And of course golf movies, like The Legend of Bagger Vance. Remember these lines?
Bagger Vance (Will Smith): You wanna quit Mr. Junuh? You know you can just go ahead and creep off somewhere, I'll tell folk you took sick... Truth be told, ain't nobody gonna really object... In fact, they'd probably be happy as bugs in a bake shop to see you pack up and go home...
Rannulph Junuh (Matt Damon): You know I can't quit.
Bagger Vance: I know... Just makin’ sure you know it too...
I recently discovered that the author of Bagger Vance also writes non-fiction. One of these is a powerful little book that I’d like to introduce you to here: Do The Work! by Steven Pressfield. Pressfield’s books are often about war and battles, and this book follows a battle theme as well. The epic “battle” in this case being You vs. Resistance.
When I read it, I thought about all of the different ways it could apply to my own life, and I found it especially relevant for business owners who face fears and doubts (from others, from themselves) related to starting a new business and making major business changes. If you find yourself in one of those rough spots, I recommend this book as a tool for business guidance.
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