Day 5 of my 7-day challenge to post a non-fiction book that has inspired me and helped me to do better is here, and today I’m sharing “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield.

This book is one that I could read over and over again. For as long as I can remember I had a voice inside my head that said I wasn’t good enough to write a book, or write for publication, or stand up and speak in public. I had the ideas, I had the inclination, but the voice in my head would drown out my creative side and tell me that I wasn’t good enough.

Whether we want to dream up a business venture, write a novel or paint a masterpiece, the voice in our head is what will make or break us even starting this. “The War of Art” helped me to recognise and overcome the obstacles that were in my head and holding me back. I was able to put together a strong plan to drown out the voices in m head and help me achieve the creative things I’d always wanted to achieve.

Since I read this book and applied the techniques in it to my own life I have written a book, been published in magazines and spoke in public at events as a keynote speaker and panellist. I can’t thank this book enough for helping me to break those inner creative blocks and do what I had always dreamed of doing – writing and speaking.

What books have inspired you the most?



Lisa Ventura is an award-winning Cyber Security consultant and is the CEO and Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association (UKCSA), a membership association that is dedicated raising awareness and educating small businesses, SME’s, large corporate companies and the general public as to the importance of cyber security. Lisa is also a thought leader, author and keynote speaker and has been published in various publications globally. She is fascinated by all things related to nuclear war and loves dogs, the gym/keep fit, the rock band Queen, Freddie Mercury, sci-fi, films and TV series from the 1980s, especially American soap operas such as Dallas, Falcon Crest, Dynasty and Knots Landing.