The challenge of our generation is not finding inspiration or lack of amazing ideas to work on. It is the ability to stop, sit and Do the Work. Steven Pressfield in his latest manifesto Do the Work shows us a path to get the work done and in the end create art, and build businesses.
Inspired by Pressfield’s book; over past couple of weeks, the members of The Domino Project street team got together to create an eBook and reached out to brilliant doers. Thanks to some real hustling, we were able to do the work and ship “No Idling” – a collection of inspiring stories from 30 brilliant doers. You can download the free eBook right now.
Read it in one sitting or save on your desktop and read one story each day of the month, choice is yours. Whatever you do you will not be disappointed.
The book features entrepreneurs, top-selling authors, artists, uber-bloggers, internet talk show hosts and other brilliants doers. See for yourself who they are.
Neil Patel, co-founder of 2 Internet companies: Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics. By the age of 21 not only was Neil named a top 100 blogger by Technorati, but he was also one of the top influencers on the web according to the Wall Street Journal.
Best Selling Authors
Uber-Bloggers/ Talk show host
More Awesome Doers
Marshall Ulrich, is an ultra-marathoner who has climbed all seven summits. At the age of 57, he completed his run across the United States, covering 3,063 miles in 52.5 days, averaging 60 miles a day. He is author of Running on Empty.
Mark Silver is founder of Heart of Business.
The eBook also features Arne Van Oosterom, Wendy Townley, Becky Blanton, John Rooks, Paul Durban, George Graves, Bob Poole, Jim Bouchard, Donna Mccarthy, Joel D Canfield, Bob Burg, Jackie Savi-Cannon, Kevin Brusie, William A Verdone, Steve Gordon Jr., Graham Lee Giovagnoli, Karl Staib, Kym Dakin, and Frank Mckinney.
ps – shout out to Amber Rae, Dave Weinberg, Mollie Marti, Sachit Gupta, Megan Elizabeth Morris, Martin Whitmore, Jeff Slobotski, Rex Williams, Tyler Hurst and Debbie Weil, for igniting a spark, hustling and doing the work.
I also want to thank YOU in advance for reading No Idling. Your mileage may wary; but do not shy away from sharing with those who may find it useful. So Go Go Go.. read it, use it, tweet about it or post it on Facebook.
See you soon.
Update (17th May 2011): My friends at Ideaschema created this flyer to inspire everyone to Do the Work. Worth checking out and saving for a daily reminder.