By Leo Babauta
Today marks 41 years of wonderful life that I’ve lived, and as a birthday present to all of you, I’m publishing a free ebook: The One Skill: How Mastering the Art of Letting Go Will Change Your Life.
Last year I started a tradition of giving people gifts on my birthday, to celebrate the fact of being alive, and my gratitude for those in my life — I published the Little Book of Contentment for free a year ago.
This year I continue the tradition with my new ebook on letting go: The One Skill.
It’s about learning the skill of letting go, and how that will help you with every problem in your life. From stress to procrastination to habit change to loss and much more.
It’s an amazing skill, and the better I get at it, the better I am at life, the happier I am.
You can download the book for free here: The One Skill ebook (pdf).
In addition, I’ve created an email version of the book — subscribe below for a spam-free chapter of the book in your inbox every day.
Table of Contents
- Why Letting Go
- Dealing with Procrastination
- Dealing with Fear
- Dealing with Difficult People
- Dealing with Distractions
- Dealing with Habits
- Dealing with Possessions
- Dealing with Resistance from Others
- Dealing with Change
- Dealing with Loss
- Developing the Letting Go Skill
- The 1st Skill – Noticing Signals
- The 2nd Skill – Seeing the Ideal
- The 3rd Skill – Seeing the Harm
- The 4th Skill – Letting Go with Love
- The 5th Skill – Seeing Reality
- Practicing the Skills
- How to Act After Letting Go
- What Letting Go Isn’t
- Examples of Letting Go
- Where to Go Next
Questions & Answers
Q: How much does the book cost?
A: It’s free. Download the pdf.
Q: Do you give refunds?
Q: Can I share the book?
A: Absolutely. I encourage it. The book is uncopyrighted (as is this blog), and free. If you know someone who might benefit from the book, please pass it on!
Q: Can I read it on my iPad or iPhone?
A: Yes. Download the epub version, then drag into iTunes on your computer. Then sync the iPad or iPhone with iTunes on your computer, and the book should now appear in the iBooks app on your iPad/iPhone. Detailed instructions.
Q: Who designed the book?
A: The excellent Cody Sanfilippo.
Email Version of the Book
I’ve created a daily installment version of the book, where you get a new chapter in your inbox each weekday. It’s to make the book more digestible, so you don’t have to read it all at once.
Put your email in the form below, and you’ll get the first chapter immediately. I will not spam you, nor promote anything else ever. You’ll only get the book chapters.
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