If you want to buy lemons, don’t go shopping at the shoe store.
If it is new shoes you’re looking for, don’t browse the produce market.
And if you seek a surefire guide to becoming totally and brilliantly financially liberated, don’t buy a book by someone like me, who has spent a lifetime making idiotic, self-limiting choices with money.
My new book, Overcoming Financial Failure: A Peace Treaty with the System, is not about how I became a financial triumph. I am not there yet.
That’s why it is not called How I Overcame Financial Failure. It’s not about being. It’s about becoming.
Becoming, like right now. Real-time.
It’s a raw look at everything I can think of, that’s ever held me back. My detrimental beliefs about money, work, and society. The attitudes and habits that have kept me financially oppressed and broken.
It’s a museum of some of my worst mistakes related to money, and a chronicle of how my perception of finance has changed over time.
It’s a declaration for change. A collection of ideas that endow hope for the future.
Overall, it’s a science experiment in which I am the scientist as well as the vials of volatile chemicals.
I started writing the book on November 27, 2016, after reading a book called I’m everywhere and nowhere. And I own nothing and everything by Yann Girard. His book was a thirty-day writing challenge that he posted on Medium every day until completion. Then he self-published.
At the time, I felt very down and unmotivated. Yann’s book inspired me. I enjoyed his outlook, and decided to take on a thirty-day writing challenge of my own.
I asked myself: what do I know a lot about that I could write about for thirty days?
The answer came instantly: I know a lot about financial failure.
I laughed, loudly. That was it. My topic. Financial failure is indubitably my expertise.
Thirty days later, on December 26, 2016, I had myself a strange little book on my hands.
I do not know how valuable this book will be for you. I wrote it for me, and hoped it might resonate with some other beautiful, tragic lost souls out there who haven’t yet figured out how to have a consistently healthy and prolific relationship with money.
It’s not a book about getting rich. I’m about as broke as it gets. And even after writing the book, I am still basically financially illiterate.
So, don’t buy it, looking for a guide to becoming wealthy. You’d be better off finding organic lemons in a synthetic shoe store.
If you want a book about refusing to give up, and being determined to live, learn, and evolve, then you might like this.
If you want to read about someone who is not afraid to let all their mistakes hang out, I can be that person for you.
Or if you want to see what it looks like when I hold up all the beliefs and rhetoric that have ever mattered to me, and then surrender it all so I can change the future. Got you covered.
I don’t know what that’s worth to you. You decide.
Seriously, name any price you want. Even $0. Or $100. Use the link below, and pay anything you want for the ebook version in .EPUB (standard eReader format), .PDF and .MOBI (Kindle).
Buy the ebook for any price you choose
I’ll be putting together a paperback version soon as well (with even more content), but the pay-as-you-choose ebook editions will remain available indefinitely.
This post might not be the best sales pitch. Maybe this is part of why I’m broke. I’d rather tell the plain truth than exchange my hyperbole for your money.
In any event, if you read my new book and find it valuable, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Or if you think it’s shit. Or whatever. Your thoughts matter to me.