Before I delve into why I’m giving away hundreds of copies of my book The Bullet Journal Method, allow me to set the stage. Many years ago, I had one of those wonderful limitless conversations with a friend. Love, death, the nature of reality, and so on. The big stuff. After a few hours, he got a big smile on his face and said “Wait here. I have something for you.” Before I could ask him what he meant, he raced out of the room and came back holding a book.
“When I was given this book, I had to take a pledge. If I read it and found it valuable, I'd pass it on to another who may find it valuable also. I think that person is you, and I ask you to take the same pledge.”
Intrigued, I opened the book and saw about a dozen names and dates written on the inside cover by all its previous owners. It was a record of thoughtful consideration of one person for another. In a world of planned obsolescence, I was inspired by this idea of being a temporary steward of this object, this knowledge, that would go on to serve others long after it had served me.
I took the pledge, and gratefully accepted the gift. A while later, I made good on my pledge. I liked this concept so much that I’ve been doing it ever since with any book that’s added value to my life. On more than one occasion, many years later, people have mentioned how those books had been instrumental in bettering their lives.
Books can be powerful tools when it comes to figuring out how to make the most of our limited time here. When writing The Bullet Journal Method, my goal was to try to serve the reader by creating the best tool that I possibly could. I’ve been so touched by the feedback from readers worldwide, sharing how the book has changed their lives for the better. What I’ve been struggling with, is how to serve those who can’t buy the book. So I had an idea…
I’ve had the rare privilege of my book being translated into over twenty languages by as many publishing houses. So I’m partnering with my publishers worldwide to donate just over 200 copies ofThe Bullet Journal Method and send it to those who can’t buy one. It’s our small way of giving back, and saying thank you to this incredible community.
On a global scale, that may not seem like much, but it’s only the first step. These copies are not meant to be owned, they’re meant to be passed on. Once you’re done reading and taking notes, I encourage you to find a new home for the book with a person of your choosing that could benefit from it. If they do the same, and so on, the number of people these books could help over time, is unlimited.
For your chance to receive one of these copies, visit the form through the link below. All I ask in return is that you take a pledge as I did years ago:
If this book adds value to my life, I will pass it onto someone else I think it could help. I will ask them to take this pledge. If I don’t get anything out of reading the book, I will donate it to my local school or library.
Optional: For fun, if you should receive one of these copies, feel free to write your name and date on the inside cover. For those of you so inclined, you can post about it online using the hashtag #bujomethodtravels and share your experience. I think it could be fascinating to follow the travels of the books throughout the world. That said, this isn’t about hashtags, exposure, or social proof. It’s about getting the book into the right hands, over and over again.