Welcome to our third contest at The Life Mosaic. This month’s prize:
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip and Dan Heath
If you’re like me, then you know change can be challenging, it takes passion to get behind ideas, and we could second-guess ourselves into the wee hours of the night if we weren’t careful. To this, Chip and Dan Heath have written two excellent books, Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die and Switch: How to Change When Change Is Hard. I’m a big fan of both books and now that their third, Decisive is slated to come out on March 26, I’ve reserved my copy and I’d like to send you one for free, too.
Let me and other readers know one of the definitive life decisions you have made and are proud you made. Briefly name the decision, touch on how you got there, how it’s working out for you now, and why you made it in the first place. One lucky commenter will be randomly selected and receive a copy of Decisive one short week after its release (the book comes out March 26 and the contest ends March 31).
A winner will be announced in a new post on or about April 1, 2013 and retroactively announced here. I’ll send the winner an email and we’ll talk details on getting the book sent to you (print or electronic format – your choice). Also, if the winner has a blog or other social media outlet and would please make a post with a courtesy link to The Life Mosaic, I would appreciate it. In fact, if anyone wants to link to this contest to spread the word, I certainly won’t stop you.
Whether you win or not, I hope you read something by the Heath Brothers. Hey, they even have an online book for free, The Myth of the Garage and Other Minor Surprises, if you want a taste of their writing style.
Let’s see how far this spreads.
Rules (Subject to change, as I’m still new to this):
- Only comments made on this post between 12:01am on March 15, 2013 and 11:59pm on March 31, 2013 are eligible entries.
- One entry per person, per contest, thanks.
- Your comment must include your life decision, how you got there, how it’s working out, and why you made it. Example: I’ve decided to eat more plants and eat less meat after watching some documentaries about the meat industry. So far, I’m doing pretty well with it and I think it was a more ethical choice for my lifestyle.
- Finally, while I appreciate we’re all hopefully being open to new things, I won’t moderate comments that are clearly meant to push my buttons (don’t bother posting something anti-religion or anti-gay, for example).