This post is a little different from anything I’ve done before.
After three years of writing articles for this blog, I’m about to publish my first book, Black Hole Focus: How Intelligent People Can Create A Powerful Purpose For Their Lives (Wiley)(UK). The book isn’t out yet, but it will be soon.
I am writing to ask for your help. A lot of authors hide all the things that go into publishing a book and then do a big showy promotion when the book is ready to make everything look like magic. I decided really early on not to do that. Which is why I set up this page last year so you could track the progress of the book.
Black Hole Focus is about to move into production and some great things are happening. I just found out last week that the book will debut as the Business Book of the Month in one of the largest book store chains in the U.K. The book was also recently endorsed by 4x New York Times bestselling author AJ Jacobs and School of Greatness host Lewis Howes. And — this is one of the things I’m most excited about — bestselling author Shaa Wasmund is writing the book’s foreword.
About The Book
Black Hole Focus is the book I’ve been waiting to write since my first day of graduate school. I remember feeling so stuck and so lost and having all the time in the world to think about it. It was like there was something inside of me that I had to share but just couldn’t get out. I looked for help and advice from my advisor and other mentors but they didn’t have any answers for me. So I stayed stuck.
I never thought to read any books on focus or purpose or motivation because these kinds of self-help topics always seemed so fake and unscientific — so full of fluff. That’s what I wanted to change. I wanted to write something that highly intelligent people could read and use to focus their lives and get all of the good things they deserved.
In short, Black Hole Focus is a manual for intelligent people to use to overcome their challenges and get the things they want and deserve in life. It’s a book you can come back to anytime you feel stuck, trapped, or lost in your own life. The book is built on cutting-edge science and includes exclusive case studies from medical practitioners, research scientists, lawyers, corporate executives and small business owners — no fluff, just facts.
How You Can Help
Because this is my first book, I’m asking you, my readers, for help in marketing the book and bringing it to communities and outlets that would benefit from it. If you 1) have a podcast, 2) have a friend who does, 3) manage a speaking event, 4) run a blog, or can 5) think of an influencer who would love this book, please send me an email here:
If you have ideas, suggestions or better, have access to a large audience of your own, I want to hear from you. Specifically I’d love to reach groups who are starting businesses or transitioning from one career path to another (entrepreneurs, startup incubators, corporations looking to move into new markets, graduate students, PhDs, postdocs, the military, sports teams and clubs, etc.).