In Steven Pressfield’s War of Art, he identified the enemy of art and progress as “resistance”, or our inner defiance against self-mastery. In his follow on book, Turning Pro, Pressfield outlines how we defeat resistance and, in turn, the amateur version of ourselves. You may be wondering how a book framed around writing and art can benefit those interested in the application of violence. That match you’ve been wanting to shoot, that CrossFit gym you pass on your drive, and that Jiu-Jitsu gi growing mothballs in your closet, this is our art. Turning Pro will help you to quit making excuses, stop procrastinating, and get back in the saddle. If you’ve chosen this life, or it’s chosen you, then you know it requires the mentality of a professional. This book will help keep that mentality on track. It’s a great read and likely the kick in the ass you need. “The sure sign of an amateur is he has a million plans and they all start tomorrow.” Bring a highlighter.