In the book, Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants to Be, Steven Pressfield shares his inspiration and techniques to help us make the life-altering transformation.
These are some of my favorite takeaways from reading the book.
Magic can happen when we move to the same physical location with other dreamers who have already put their asses there.
These dreamers are our peers and fellow aspirants. We get to discuss techniques and trade notes with them. None of the group synergies could happen if we all stayed home.
Another reason to consider relocating is to where our dream work needs to happen. When we move our material ass to the geographic site of our dreams, our peers and potential mentors might think, This person is serious. She has committed. She has burned the boats. She is one of us.
How does success really happen? Keep working.
Reason One: “Working means you’re getting paid. Every buck means you’re a working pro.” This also means we are toiling in our chosen field.
Reason Two: “When you work, you learn. Everybody has something to teach you.” Everyone we meet in our chosen field will likely have something we can learn from.
Reason Three: “You’re making friends.” We never know who we work with today might be a connection to something even more significant or meaningful down the road.
But before this network of friends and mentors can help us up the ladder, we must be there where they are.