I’m pleased to say that downloads for 12 Things Happy People Don’t Give a Fuck About have been great over the past couple of days. Over 200 people have gotten the book, and some of you have already emailed me telling me you love it.
It isn’t just about the numbers though.
You see (a little background here), this free book is written purely by me. It’s the essence of me, and my blog.
My previous free book, Revive Your Life, was great, but mehh, it was created for the sake of being created. My previous mentor taught me to do it. He taught me how I should offer some self-help-ish in the self-help field to help people. So I made that on the fly.
It was a great book, but it wasn’t me. In fact, the book had zero profanities, cause my mentor taught me that it’d turn people off. It didn’t work after that cause my blog posts and emails were profane too and that created a lot of complaints!
12 Things Happy People Don’t Give a Fuck About on the other hand, it all me. It goes well with my writing, my branding and flows nicely with the no-bullshit tone I have around here.
With that, I want you to know that I’m trying to create a community of like-minded people… who don’t give a fuck.
This book is doing that. I’m super excited that things are finally falling into place. It took some guts on my end. I got out of my comfort zone and decided to hone in on people who think like me, like my shit and aren’t too high and mighty to say profanities are not good, or whatever.
Yeah, I still get it a lot. I have many readers complaining that they don’t like my language, that I’m immature, that I’m too angry etc.
One lady even wrote in, “Stop trying to be a poser. You aren’t some African dude from the ghetto”.
In reply to all these naysayers… I created 12 Things Happy People Don’t Give a Fuck About. Lol. Annoying critics like that use to get to me. But not any more.
So here’s the little trick I came up with to drown out the naysayers.
1) I told myself, “South Park is a really vulgar show too…”
2) Then I asked myself, “These naysayers definitely do not like South Park then, since they are so afraid of profanities. Do I fucking want to hang out with people who don’t like South Park?!”
“I fucking love South Park!”
“Don’t like South Park? You’re missing out!”
And with that, whoever is not reading my blog because of profanities… you’re missing out.
That’s the trick. Whoever is out there putting you down, there’s bound to be something or someone greater (South Park for me) out there who represents you. Stick to that. Stick to the people who loves that something too. Whoever is missing out… is their loss.
That’s your culture. Naysayers will never understand, and that’s their lonely problem.
Hope this helps.
Have you downloaded 12 Things Happy People Don’t Give a Fuck About? Get it here.