I have some super-exciting news: the ebook I’ve been working on since November is finally finished! Today is the big day when I get to share it with all of you.
Do you wish you could enjoy life more? Do you feel like something is missing, like there has to be more to life? At the same time, do you feel guilty for being dissatisfied when you could have it much worse?
You need to know this stuff!
- The roots of unhappiness and 6 common mistakes people make when seeking happiness
- The mechanics of happiness and how it really works
- 10 faulty assumptions that may be holding you back
- How to let go of old memories, thoughts, and beliefs that stand in your way
- 10 tools you can use to create genuine happiness now
- How to build purpose and meaning into your life (no religion necessary)
- How to go from stressed out to chilled out
- How to feel great and enjoy life on an everyday basis
This book will tell you how you can be truly, genuinely happy on a daily basis. I’ve gathered the best from academic research, books, and my own experience to create this simple yet comprehensive happiness guide, and it’s yours free.
You can build the life you want and be happy. It’s not a trick or a scam, it’s not a bunch of silly nonsense you tell yourself and try to believe, and it’s not outside your power. It’s real, and it’s a gift you can give yourself. Get this book and make it happen.
Give me the book now!
I want it all!
- The book (screen-friendly version)
- The print-friendly version, arranged so you can print it out, fold it in half, and bind it into a book in about 10 minutes–read anywhere or give as a gift!
- The companion guide full of thought-provoking exercises to help you get a faster start on the road to happiness
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Meanwhile, I somehow lost my mind and decided that just launching a book wasn’t enough, so I also took a dare in attempt to conquer my fear of video and public humiliation. (Is that redundant? Probably.)
I do a little demonstration of how to bind the print version of the ebook, which I’m really psyched about. Ebooks are great, but to me, there is just something about having a paper version with pages you can turn.
The binding is super simple and would not have made such a long video if I knew what I was doing. It really does take ten minutes; the video shows almost the entire process real-time, which is a bit excessive in retrospect.
Lessons learned from my very first brush with YouTube:
- Like everything else, it’s not as scary as it seems before you try it.
- Try out tiny snippets of video first, don’t just shoot the whole thing before you lose your nerve.
- If you flip the camera sideways, you’re going to have to figure out how to rotate the video back later. Duh. (I did that so you could see my head when I introduce myself but also see what I’m doing.)
- Don’t mumble!
- Seven minutes of video can take half an hour to process on a brand new computer! (This is why I didn’t just start over. Overall, I spent about two hours waiting for the video to be processed by various things, between rotating and getting it into a reasonable format.)
- Take a hint from cooking shows: do more prep in advance so you can skip the repetitive stuff and cover everything in far less time.
Overall, I don’t think I’ll be making a big transition to video posts any time soon! And I have to apologize for the horrible audio. But it was a good chance to conquer a fear and step outside the comfort zone, so I think it was worth doing.
Note: In care you’re worried, I do include a one-page set of instructions with the complete package, so you don’t have to watch the video to learn how to do the binding. Phew!