Return to “One Tribe at A Time”

major-jim-gant-with-childrenIt has been a few weeks since we’ve run a post in the “One Tribe At A Time” Series, with Maj. Jim Gant.

We want to share an update with you, about a photo gallery in the Washington Post, featuring narration from Maj. Gant.

Gant: Disciple of an Afghan tribe

U.S. Army Maj. Jim Gant points to his 2003 mission in Afghanistan as proof that the U.S. military can—and should—work alongside tribes in the fight against the insurgency. Here’s a look at the tribe that led him to urge the U.S. military to rethink its strategy.

You’ve already seen some of these images featured on this blog, but this is the first time the images have appeared with audio featuring Maj. Gant.

THE WAR OF ART

Read this one first.
It identifies the enemy—what I call Resistance with a capital “R,” i.e. fear, self-doubt, procrastination, perfectionism, all the forms of self-sabotage—that stop us from doing our work and realizing our dreams.
Start here.
Everything else proceeds from this.

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DO THE WORK

Steve shows you the predictable Resistance points that every writer hits in a work-in-progress and then shows you how to deal with each one of these sticking points. This book shows you how to keep going with your work.

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THE AUTHENTIC SWING

A short book about the writing of a first novel: for Steve, The Legend of Bagger Vance. Having failed with three earlier attempts at novels, here's how Steve finally succeeded.

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NOBODY WANTS TO READ YOUR SH*T

Steve shares his "lessons learned" from the trenches of the five different writing careers—advertising, screenwriting, fiction, nonfiction, and self-help. This is tradecraft. An MFA in Writing in 197 pages.

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TURNING PRO

Amateurs have amateur habits. Pros have pro habits. When we turn pro, we give up the comfortable life but we find our power. Steve answers the question, "How do we overcome Resistance?"

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1 Comment

  1. Andy on January 16, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Glad to have the topic of “One Tribe at a Time” back. Worlds of respect for Jim and others out there making FID and COIN happen through the SOF imperatives, such as “cultural understanding.” Beautiful pictures. I’d love to get back up to N2K someday soon. Thank you both for willingly sharing your experiences (successes and failures) with us. Maybe we can rattle enough birdcages that somebody will let us progress in this fight.