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 306 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


  • Turning Pro

    By aslcoach
    Definitely recommend this book is you are about to start new startup or business or endeavors. Great book
  • Wow

    By Lil $haw
    Life changing piece
  • Greatest book for creatives

    By KaneCameron
    Will always reference this book throughout my life.
  • Couldn't have written a better book

    By Joejoebrown
    Great book for creatives and overcoming creative blocks.
  • 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.