When I was 18 years old, I sat down and wrote a list of 10-year goals that I wanted to hit by age 28. During the next ten years, I worked very hard, did a lot of things right, and a lot of things wrong. By my late twenties when the dust had settled, I had indeed hit every goal I had set for myself. I had gone from zero income to a six-figure income, a thriving business built from scratch, and was, at least at the time, married to the exact type of woman I wanted when I was younger, along with the exact two kids I wanted.
That’s when I began writing a certain little book called Sampson and the Wizard. My goal was to encapsulate everything I had learned into a simple, short book that could be read quickly and understood by anyone, regardless of what their goals were; business, money, career, relationships, anything. The book is a “business fable,” written in the style of books like Who Moved My Cheese? or the One Minute Manager. It’s a short story written as fiction, but teaches important nonfiction success principles and techniques.
It’s set in a medieval fantasy world like Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings. It’s the story of a restless young man named Sampson who is sent to learn the secrets of success from the Archmage, the most powerful wizard in the kingdom.
I outlined it and then wrote about 70% of it. Then life, as it so often does, took some odd turns. My attention had to be focused elsewhere and I left the book unfinished.
Ten more years went by. My life, in all respects, radically changed from typical married beta male to Alpha Male 2.0. During that time, as most of you longtime readers already know, I experienced many wonderful things that were beyond even the imagination of that ambitious 18 year-old kid so many years ago.
One day out of the blue, I remembered Sampson and the Wizard. I went through my old computer files, dug it out and read it. While I mostly still agreed with its core concepts, it was rough around the edges. The principles taught in the book were accurate but incomplete. Using the new knowledge and experience I had, I sanded off the edges of the book, polished it, redirected it a little, and made it just right.
Unlike most of my other works, Sampson and the Wizard is “Societal Programming friendly.” It’s challenging, but not overtly offensive and is consumable by anyone, which again, was its original purpose (though eagle-eyed readers will be able to identify a few Alpha 2.0 realities I snuck in there). It’s not directed towards any particular type of person or gender. That being said, all the concepts in the book are 100% Alpha Male 2.0 compatible and you’ll find that it plugs in nicely with my other works.
For several years, I offered it as a free download on several of my business sites. I asked for and received feedback from many readers. I updated it, had several professional editors and proofreaders clean up the copy, and I am finally able to present to you the completed, perfect version it was always meant to be.
The book goes on sale first thing in the morning on Friday, December 16th, 2016. Check back on this blog then.
I kept the price nice and cheap for you guys; just nine dollars, regardless of if it’s the electronic or printed version. It will be available in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI (Kindle) formats, as well as printed softcover. On the 16th you will be able to purchase it from here directly, or from Amazon or Apple iBooks. (You may even be able to pre-order it from Amazon or iBooks before then, though that’s up to the publisher; I have no control over that.)
As usual, I will be offering several awesome bonuses for anyone who purchases the book on its release weekend, between Friday, December 16th and Sunday, December 18th. I will be giving you more specifics on those bonuses and the content of the book next week. I’m just giving you a heads up now to be prepared for it.
One more quick thing; I have outlined no less than three sequels to this book as a planned series. These include various other success topics. The titles are:
- Sampson and the Warlord
- Sampson and the Princess
- Sampson and the Dragon
I have a few ideas for books beyond those as well. If Sampson and the Wizard sells enough copies within its first few days (and I’m not going to tell you the magic number), I will take the time to complete and publish these other installments. If it doesn’t, I’ll skip it all and this will be the only Sampson book I write. As usual, I will let you, the market, tell me what to do and follow through accordingly.
Stay tuned for more about this next week.