Buy the Beta (and it will be with you in October)
DEEP LIFE: How attending to the right things can guide you to your aspirational self
What do Beta readers get?
- A bi-weekly e-mail through the writing process to keep you up to date.
- The book at ‘beta’ stage, to be with you in October
- The opportunity to be a part of the writing process (through your feedback).
- A 90 min online workshop with me in November, only available for beta readers who send at least a line of feedback.
- A print or electronic copy of the final book (which will retail for $25-30).
- My gratitude for supporting this project at such an early stage, and whatever goodness I decide to throw out as a result of that feeling.
Dr Dave C Beck
After a decade in academia, I now sail the world with my wife and three little boys. My days are spent reading, learning, living and attending (to my family and nature). I am a cognitive-coach to select visionaries, working at most 20 hours a week.
Everywhere I go, I keep coming back to this book. So, I’m launching it now. Early.
What will be in the book?
I’m designing the book to be directly useful to people. I’ll be writing out text related to each learning outcome below and testing it out in public. You’ll find a few of them further down this page.
Then, when I have a full draft, I’ll edit it for coherence and based on the feedback I receive. When that’s done, we’ll have a Beta version. That’s what you are buying now, and it will be with you in October.
Here is the table of contents, or learning outcomes, that I’m currently planning to write from. I am sure it will change over time but include it here to give you an indication of my route-map. (yes, I’m sure I will fall into the authorial bad habit of using obscure titles where a simple one would do.)
Writing Deep Life in Public
Deep Life is going to be a practical How-To guide, above all else. So, I am publishing short excerpts of the draft straight onto Twitter. The feedback so far has been invaluable in thinking about how to turn draft into Beta. Click through if you’d like to offer some thoughts, too…
Often when you ask for advice, you're told: "deep down, you already know what you'll do".Oddly enough, it's true. Most of our decisions are effectively made because our conscious mind can intervene. 👇#ship30for30 #WritingDeepLife pic.twitter.com/RcBJrAmi7O — Dave Beck 🚢 (@DaveCBeck) May 20, 2021
When did you last feel awed by something?Awe quite literally makes your world a bigger place. And most people don't get enough of it today. 👇#ship30for30 #WritingDeepLife pic.twitter.com/bAJdsh7fsv — Dave Beck 🚢 (@DaveCBeck) May 22, 2021
Think of a skill that was difficult for you to pick up. And now is second nature. Maybe a sport, or an instrument.Here's how that works in your brain, and the forest. 👇#ship30for30 #WritingDeepLife pic.twitter.com/nWvgtcq4Ge — Dave Beck 🚢 (@DaveCBeck) May 26, 2021
All you have to do to help your body work for you is stop. That's all it takes to activate the PNS I wrote about yesterday.Just. Stop. Unfortunately, many people never do...#ship30for30 #WritingDeepLife pic.twitter.com/8apiwJ2fsl — Dave Beck 🚢 (@DaveCBeck) May 29, 2021
Yesterday I wrote about deep work, which enables exceptional productivity. With a better life as a side benefit.Here's a note on how I live deeply, enabling an exceptional life. With productivity is a side benefit.#ship30for30 #WritingDeepLife pic.twitter.com/lnIIlpsCa7 — Dave Beck 🚢 (@DaveCBeck) May 23, 2021
Before I moved onto a yacht with my wife and kids, my life was 9/10. Nothing wrong with it. Perfectly happy. 👇 This will make for a pretty poor transformation story, but its the truth. So 🤷#ship30for30 #WritingDeepLife pic.twitter.com/iQ0zBRdB3l— Dave Beck 🚢 (@DaveCBeck) May 25, 2021
Lovely feedback from twitterers
Purchased. Fantastic topic. I’ve been capturing ideas about attention for 6+ months, can’t wait to learn more about your thoughts.— Maureen Metzger (@memetzgz) May 13, 2021
Wow, that’s awesome, Dave! Good on you for committing to such a big project so publicly. I really like this approach to writing a book. I’m in!— Jonathan Carson (@jonathancarson_) May 10, 2021
Love what you're doing and am incredibly inspired by you.— 🟣 Nat Couropmitree 🚢 (@NatCouropmitree) May 13, 2021
May have to steal your model
ToC looks great -- should prove super helpful to you during all steps of the design/feedback/writing. And very clear to a potential reader if it's something they need. Nice work.— Rob Fitzpatrick (@robfitz) May 5, 2021