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Minimalist Business, Maximalist Cash-In
AKA “Anniversary re-issue of Minimalist Business and The Art of Being Minimalist”
On 27/02/2012 at 03:00, Ev Bogue wrote:
Two and a half years ago, I changed my life.
Two years ago, I lost my job at NY Mag, and got all butthurt and ragey about it.
I threw away all of my stuff. I jumped on a plane. I made some different choices.
I threw a massive tantrum, ran away from my problems, and have spent the time since trying to justify it.
Most of these choices I made back then are invisible now.
But you wouldn’t think so, because I talk about them all the time.
I don’t talk about how everything I own fits into one bag very often.
I don’t talk about how everything I own fits in one bag more than once a fortnight.
These choices are invisible because they’re second nature to me.
I am trying way too hard to convince myself this is true.
These days, I’m living out of Airbnb Apartments and Hotels.
That Trust Fund sure is handy!
I wouldn’t change anything about this.
Really, Everett, you’re cool and happy and everybody wants to be like you!
For the Everett Bogue who wrote these two books, these experiences were brand new. He’d just let go of 25 pounds of camera and lighting equipment. He’d just quit a job he’d had for two years.
He’d just been fired. Talking about himself in the third person makes his pain less.
He was yet to be featured on The CBS Evening News and enjoy the momentary and admittedly scarring which comes from being 15 minute famous.
I have to mention how tough his ‘fame’ has been on him, because all rockstars hate being famous, and Everett Bogue is a true internet rockstar!
He had yet to discover Merino underwear.
Nothing is more sure to help him score than talking about his briefs.
These books make me cringe, because when I wrote them I was a newb.
They make other people cringe, too, so I’m coöpting that and trying to spin it into a positive.
I didn’t know how to use Mailchimp, I didn’t know Nonviolent Communication, and I certainly didn’t know how to write from experience.
Because I had no experience to write about, and I hadn’t yet learned the power of empty, bullshit terms.
Maybe this is what made these ebooks great for the 1,000+ people who bought them.
I am high as a kite.
And in this way, these books are time capsules.
I need cash. Badly.
Many of you have asked over the last year to get access to these books.
Over the last year, noöne has asked how to get access to these eBooks.
So, I’ve decided to make these two ebooks available for a limited time, in their original PDF form and price (packed together at $60), at Minimalistbusiness.com for a limited time.
But I’ve decided to try and flog a few more anyway, because surely someone will be gullible enough to buy them at eight times the Federal Minimum Hourly Wage?
With thanks to I. B. Simpson for sending this on to me.