The difference between amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits.
Pressfield nails it here and it has required me to take a step back and look at all of the habits that I enact and perform on the daily. The question is simple: Is this a habit of a professional or amateur?
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I’m totally quoting Steven Pressfield, via his book Turning Pro and this entire (small) chapter – powerful things to think about:
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This service has been around for quite some time and I’ve used it many, many times. It’s dead-simple and even if you’re confused on how to use it they have a nice overlay to help the uninitiated:
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I’m going to try my hand at some sort of podcast that I’m calling “#AskTheIndie“. I’ll keep it simple at first and see how I feel about it.
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Jonathan Ive is arguably Apple’s best “product”. This near 18,000 word piece provides that context.
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I’m walking through Steven Pressfield’s book, Turning Pro, with a few digital friends in a digital book club, of sorts, and I am enjoying the challenge of writing down my thoughts consistently as I read them.
My typical pattern of writing and reflecting behavior as it relates to books is to consume, very quickly, the material and then go back and refer to what I had circled and made notes of. This activity, though, is very different as I am pausing mid-read to collect thoughts and expand on them. Whether this is a better way of doing things is unknown to me but it is, at the very least, refreshing.
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Curious to think about. Click for larger view:
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