The Real You book

You’re a great person. Right now. No changes necessary. Who you are is fundamentally amazing, and valuable, and creative.

The problem is that who you are gets buried by all the junk in our universe.

Here’s quick quiz for you. Which of these signs would you check off for yourself?

A lot of us lack joy, and originality, and inspiration. A lot of us are filled with self-doubt and apathy and confusion.

There’s plenty of advice out there, like “follow your passion” or “build the life you want.” But how do you follow your passion when you’re too tired and confused to know what your passion is? And how do you build the life you want when you’ve gotta survive, and beyond survival you don’t really know what you want?

Most of the advice about personal growth and success and fulfillment seems to depend on changing, improving, escaping, fixing.

But you don’t need to do that stuff. The real you, full of joy, desire, energy, inspiration, and power, is already there. It’s just buried, squashed, and forgotten.

This book will not change you or help you or make you better. It doesn’t need to. You were not a sad, angry, exhausted asshole when you were born. And you don’t have to keep acting like one now. You’ve forgotten who you really are.

This book will help you start remembering. That’s it.

You don’t need to fix yourself. You’re not broken.

You don’t need to find yourself. You’re not lost.

You just need to see the real You that is already there.

My question for you is this: will you read it for me? The first version, before I make it publicly available. Are you willing to be a beta reader? I hope so, because your feedback can help me make an okay book into a great book. And then we’ll throw it out there for the masses, and see what they think. (Gulp.)

If you’re willing to be a beta reader, I need you to subscribe to my list. I’ll keep you updated on progress and when the book is ready, I’ll send it out.

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If you give me some feedback within one week of receiving the book, I’ll add your name to a special Thank You page in the book. It’s not much, but I’d like to acknowledge those of you who take the time to read and provide feedback for me.

If you want to just get the first version, read it, and not give feedback, that’s cool, too. No pressure.

And maybe you don’t need this book. Maybe all you need today is a little reminder: you’re enough, just as you are, and you matter right here and right now.

By the way, if you haven’t yet read the posts that started this whole book idea, here’s the first one.