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What is Gorilla Mindset?
The elevator pitch is simple.
This is a book about YOU.
“How can you write a book about me when you don’t know me?”
I do know you. Some of us have spent years together. I’ve learned what problems and frustrations and challenges you have.
In fact, I have had a lot of those same challenges.
One advantage to not believe you’re special is recognizing people who have solved problems in their own lives can help you solve your problems.
After all, our problems and their solutions tend to be similar.
- We don’t want to feel angry, frustrated, timid, anxious, depressed, or sad.
- We want to feel powerful, strong, enlightened, purposeful, self-confident, and happy.
- We want less drama in our lives and more money and better relationships and stronger bodies.
Now we all may define those terms differently, but we want the same things.
When is the last time someone sat down next to you to ask about your hopes and dreams?
That’s what we do in Gorilla Mindset.
What do you want out of life?
How can you figure out what sort of life you want to live?
How can you start living that life?
How can you get stronger from life’s frustrations?
And when trouble hits, how can you avoid letting those pressures crush you?
Gorilla Mindset is complete in itself.
I’ve read enough books lately to feel the frustration people have. Books are treated as sales funnels.
I give you a few teasers, get you thinking about something else, and then tell you I have so many other products and services for you to buy.
There’s no agenda. There’s no up-sell. Even if I start doing seminars, no such seminar is mentioned or needed. (I do mention Juice Power, but there’s no need to buy it.)
Gorilla Mindset is not a sales funnel.
You can read this book and never read another book by me again.
Is Gorilla Mindset just rehashed material from Danger & Play?
I get where that question comes from, as some of the books I have bought recently have been disappointing.
My goal has never been to be an “ebook author” who bundles his wares together in “crazy Memorial Day Weekend sales.”
Or someone who turns a blog post into a book.
A book means, to me as a lifelong reader, something.
A book is not a 7 page New Yorker style article with filler to stretch a concept out over 150 pages.
A book is full in complete in itself. There is no filler.
Gorilla Mindset is a book.
I did not wait years to write a “best of Danger & Play book” to scam you out of $10.
Some of the concepts we have discussed.
Some we haven’t.
What’s key is everything is tied together.
What’s covered in Gorilla Mindset?
- Mindset is a Conversation: The Power of Self-Talk
- Mindset is a Choice: Change The Way You Perceive Life’s Challenges
- Mindset is a Moment: How to Check In to Your Life
- Mindset is a Mood: How to Control Your State
- Mindset is Focus: How to Take Back Control of Your Attention
- Mindset is Lifestyle: Change the Way You Live
- Mindset is a Body: Health and Fitness
- Mindset is Posture: Change Your Body, Change Your Mind
- Mindset is Money: Make More, Save More, and Invest More Intelligently.
- Mindset is Vision: Change What You See, Change What You Get
- Mindset is One Day
Danger & Play was unconscious competence.
I knew everything was coming together, but didn’t understand it.
Gorilla Mindset is conscious competence.
Gorilla Mindset is complete system. Each chapter flows into the next chapter and each chapter in connected. Even the health and fitness material is written with mindset in mind.
Yet each chapter stands on its own.
Some chapters you will rely on more than others. For example, I find the self-talk and mindfulness material to be more helpful than the state control material. Yet others who are less introverted will appreciate the state control techniques more than the self-talk material.
Gorilla Mindset was written so people who have never read Danger & Play will understand it.
No, I did not go soft.
I simply ensured that every concept was crystal clear and assumes no background knowledge of Danger & Play.
While Gorilla Mindset is not watered down or feel-good, it will be understandable to anyone wanting more out of life.
Gorilla Mindset is a book about personal responsibility.
Throughout Gorilla Mindset are “mindset shifts.” These are short mantras that will change you how view life.
Right away we talk about the mindset shift you must make in your life and in reading this book: “To get more out of life you must get more out of yourself. The hard work (and this is not a book of feel-good nothingness or validation) starts with you.”
If you’re the type of person to read a book and never apply anything, then Gorilla Mindset will be a waste of your money.
Ultimately you have personal responsibility for your life.
You must be in control of your thoughts and emotions.
Gorilla Mindset is roughly divided into two parts – Defense and Offense.
In Part 1 (“defense”) you learn how to deal with stress, anxiety, negative emotions, and negative people. In life we always have some sort of drama or struggle or even tragedy. It’s crucial to learn how to overcome those situations.
Yet a book simply on “how to stop feeling sad” would be too defensive in nature.
In Part 2 (“offense”) we move on to ways to organize your life to live a life others will envy. We discuss lifestyle changes, health and fitness techniques to improve your mindset, as well as visualization.
You don’t want to spend time and energy dealing with negative people, as then the skills you learned will only make you live a normal life. You’ll simply be great at “dealing with it.”
No. We don’t “deal with it.” We want more out of our lives and we will get more out of our lives.
You must learn how to cut people out and to organize your lifestyle to optimize your mindset.
Gorilla Mindset is professional-quality.
The quality of Gorilla Mindset is higher than if it had been released by a feminist-run publishing company.
I knew publishing was biased against men, but didn’t realize how deep the bias was until several editors refused, at an above-market hourly rate, to even edit my book.
(Finding a professional editor at all was a major challenge. More on that story some other time.)
I hired a development editor to keep me focused and to ensure every concept tied together.
I hired a professional book designer and type setter.
Gorilla Mindset has been copy edited several times by several people.
(No matter what fancy publishing house you use, typos happen; but they must be uncommon.)
I recorded the audiobook in a recording studio and paid production costs.
How long is Gorilla Mindset?
Approximately 210 pages according to the PDF file, although exact page count won’t be know until the print version is published.
The audiobook is approximately 4 hours. The audiobook was recorded in a professional studio, so even if you thought my podcast sound quality lately was good, the audiobook sounds better.
When will Gorilla Mindset be released?
If you pre-order today, Gorilla Mindset will appear on your Kindle June 27, 2015.
The paperback and audio version will be released for pre-sale shortly.