Sweet Surprise Saturday #019 (Oops, I Wrote A Book Edition)

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When I wrote that title I kept thinking “Oops, I did it again” by Britney. But that’s neither here nor there. (BTW, don’t ever get me near an acoustic guitar or you *will* hear my atrocious cover of Toxic. Fair warning.)

I love to write. Probably only 5% of it ends up on this blog. And so, somehow I wrote a new book called Luxury of Less – The Five Rings Of Minimalism. I don’t mean to steal from Leo’s The Power of Less title, but it just fell into place. And luxuryofless.com was available. ;)

If you know me, you know where The Five Rings reference comes from. That book (an ancient Samurai text actually called Go Rin No Sho) has greatly influenced me over the past couple of years and this is sort of my homage.

I’m going to release Luxury of Less on October 4 in a way nobody in this industry has ever released a book before. If you have a book that fits into the niche of minimalism and you don’t hear from me soon, please get in touch. This is going to be a very interesting launch that helps get your book in front of lots of new readers. :)

The Dream Is Almost Alive!

What I should be talking about is The American Dream Is Dead (Long Live The American Dream!). It’s a long time coming, but it’s coming (freeeeee!) on Monday, August 30. It’s not just for people who live in the USA … you know I’m not gonna exclude the rest of the world!

I’m also pretty sure nobody has ever launched a free Manifesto quite like the way I’m launching this one. (Ugh, did I really state that TWICE about two different books in the same post? Yes, I did. WTF is wrong with me? Too much cinnamon rooibos I tell ya.) It will be fun. And hopefully big. You’ll see what I mean soon. :)

Surprise! Sweet links …

The Failure Manifesto by Erica Douglass

Wow. This was an incredible read. “Sold my company for $1.1 million, and I don’t even have enough money for a house down payment. I am angry.”

Nice To Meet You: 13 Ways To Make New Friends by Bud Hennekes

As you know, I’m a big advocate of the “hello.” Bud hooks it up with 12 more ideas.

Take This Job and Shove It by Tyler Tervooren

Subtitle: A Riskologist’s Guide To F*** You Funds. Personally, I wouldn’t censor it. ;) This was a great read. Whether you have a job or not I recommend it. If you’ve already gone job-free then some of it might not pertain to you, but that’s cool. $100 free inside for using Tyler’s bank links to start your F*** You Fund!

Blogger Gems Volume 2 from BlogCastFM

Go ahead, it’s free, download it. Thanks for including me Srini and Sid!

Ridiculously Extraordinary Launch Strategies interview with Kelly Kingman

Damn me for linking to shit I’m involved with twice here. Kelly interviewed me about the original launch of How To Live Anywhere as well as some other stuff. It was a fun time. I get pretty scatter-brained during interviews as you’ll hear. ;)

Sweet shit … that’s all for this week. See you on Monday!

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