Ever since I started blogging back in 2007, I’ve wanted to take all my entries and turn them into a book. Well, I’m happy to announce that my dream has finally come true. The Monumental Life is finally here!
But this isn’t just another boring “self-help” book; there are enough of those already. This is an online experience that will change the way you think about learning something new:
- Firstly, I’ve decided to publish the content as a suite of personal development cogs. What’s a cog, I hear you asking? Well, “cog” is short for “conversational guide”, which is basically just a series of intelligent questions that guide your thinking around a particular topic. Put another way, if reading a book is like listening to a one-way monologue, using a cog is like having a conversation with the author. That means you get to tailor the teachings to your situation and apply the knowledge in your life. It’s an incredible “virtual coaching” experience you have to try for yourself!
- Secondly, I’ve decided to publish the content in separate parts. Each cog will be like a standalone chapter, which means you can customise your experience by choosing whatever topics you want to explore and leaving out the ones you don’t. Taking what matters and leaving out the rest also means you won’t waste time or money on something that doesn’t apply to you.
The Monumental Life will be released over the next few months. While this is happening, I’ll update the links on this blog and over at Varsity Blah. This means that you might click on an article or a review and find yourself automatically redirected to The Monumental Life instead. Don’t worry about this; I’m making these changes so you don’t waste time reading some of my old material when a newer and better version already exists. You can still use the book reviews in the archive to guide your experience or you can simply follow me on Twitter and be the first to know when a new cog is released.
Well, that’s it for now. If you have any questions about anything at all, please get in touch. And if you’re a writer or publisher who wants to learn more about adapting your content the way I’ve adapted mine, please visit www.cognician.com.