I could write you a long sales letter, telling you all the benefits of my new book.
(I’m actually a pretty good copywriter, when it comes down to it.)
I could say that this book will improve your discipline, your courage, and that it will instil in you character virtues that will serve you through the rest of your life.
I could tell you that this book would improve your relationships, your state of mind, and your everyday levels of life satisfaction.
I could even tell you that within this book lie the keys to happiness and the secret to coming to terms with death.
And, if I really wanted to sell you hard, I could hype you up on the idea that this book would “change your life” and that you should TAKE ACTION NOW to make that change you want so badly.
Well, all those things may be true. But I’m not going to do that.
Instead I’ll tell you what this is really about.
Self Improvement in Practice is something I’ve been working on for a long time. It’s something I put a lot of careful thought into. Oftentimes throughout the process I thought it was total shit and wasn’t going to publish it at all. I doubted what I’d done so strongly that I rewrote the entire book – not just once but several times over.
But the reason I’m able to write to you today, the reason I have the time and the freedom to do what I most want with my life… it’s all because of self improvement. This is a journey I started as a teenager, it’s been the single underlying purpose of my early life and I owe it almost everything.
That is the reason for writing this book. I want to instil in you the fundamental truth that what you want is attainable – that the “secret” to achieving it is not a secret at all. It’s just to work on yourself.
Progress requires consistency of action – I call this a practice. Self Improvement in Practice outlines 21 practices that have been the most fundamental, resourceful and meaningful to me so far. The book is a 21-day program – one practice per day for three weeks.
I’ve published SIIP on Amazon and you can get it here. It doesn’t cost much as money was not a big motivator here.
A harsh but honest truth I’ve learned from writing a self improvement blog for nearly 3 years is that you can only help people who are willing to help themselves.
That means that this book is NOT for everyone. If you can’t commit 10 minutes to an hour each day for 21 days then please don’t bother. I would rather have 10 people who are committed and follow through than 100 or 1000 who buy the book and just leave it sitting on their Kindle. I’m 100% serious about that.
But if you believe like I do that developing your character is the surest path to the success, the experiences and the life you want – then this is the book for you. And that is true regardless of what “success” means to you.
And after you do, get back to me anytime and tell me how it goes. I would love to hear from you.
See you on the other side.