How to Get More From Life – Free EBook

In the nearly four years I’ve been writing for this website, I’ve written close to 800 articles, 4 books and other bits and pieces. That’s a little under one million words of text if you add it all up.

Given the volume of ideas, spread over years of writing, one of my biggest challenges has been putting it all together. How do all these different ideas on wide ranging topics connect?

It’s hard for new readers, who often haven’t read the huge archives, to put everything together.

It’s also hard for experienced readers, because my strategy for life is constantly evolving. I may still believe, in bulk, the things I wrote about close to four years ago. But, if I wrote them again, they would probably take on a completely different flavor. — All in One Source

My solution to this was to write a book that cohered my current thinking on all of the major themes covered in this blog. How to Get More From Life is a 60+ page, full-color ebook that covers:

  • My overall philosophy towards self-improvement
  • Habits
  • Learning
  • Productivity
  • Fitness
  • Social Skills
  • Entrepreneurship and finding your passion
  • Motivation, confidence and happiness
  • My views on the meaning of life

The book details the status of many of my different ideas in my life as of this moment. Such as: which habits I’m currently running, how this business is doing and what a self-proclaimed atheist feels is the meaning of life.

Best of all the book is completely free.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the survey this weekend.

I was especially touched by the respones to question #6 (or how has this blog impacted your life). Dozens of stories from people who have changed their habits, become vegetarian, improved the way they learn and increased their productivity. Thanks for all the kind words.

  • Gordie Rogers

    Thanks for providing this Scott. Going to grab it now.

  • piromoniac


    First of all, thanks a lot for all your work and dedication! I just saved your pdf and am going to read it over the course of the week.

    Not sure if you care about this, but there is something off on your pdf:
    First page, your Creative Commons License: it says Derivitive. Should be Derivative (I just checked). Like this:

    Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5

    Another detail: You might want to do start the second line with No instead of with Derivative, so that ‘No Derivative’ is one block of string on the same line (makes it easier to parse. people will less likely use your work then.)

    Feel free to delete this comment. I just wanted to let you know.

  • Benny the Irish polyglot

    Excellent! As a new subscriber, I had wanted to get a good gist of your ideas. This will be a well appreciated read. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • KR3

    Thank You for this, already downloaded it and read a quater of it. Looking forward to the rest ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Colin Wright

    Downloading it now! I’m one of the folks who knows your newer stuff but hasn’t had the change to rifle through your archives.

    Looking forward to it!

  • Armen Shirvanian

    Hey Scott.

    This is well-made, and I enjoy many parts of it, and the information is helpful for those who use it.

    I like that you quoted the Gary Vaynerchuk quote on the side of one of its pages too, because that quote gets to the heart of the method many use to present lack of time as an excuse for lack of putting out effort.

    Practical articles that leave out exaggerations are what I see in this compilation.

  • Rondon

    I haven’t read through the whole book yet (I immediately jumped to the “Meaning of life” part – my current problem) – but I have to say that I appreciate you taking the time doing this. Thanks – hope you release more quality work (free or otherwise) in the future.

  • Alina


    That was an interesting read. I liked the “time logging” part. I think I will try to figure out what I spend my time on. Thanks a lot!


  • Stefanie

    Thanks for the book, I really enjoyed it.

    I was going to save it to read later, but once I got started I couldn’t stop. I read the whole thing and will forward it to others that may enjoy it.
    I am going to start brainstorming my ideas for my business now. I should have started that years ago. Thanks for reminding me!


  • nXqd

    Thanks for the ebook ๐Ÿ™‚

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