My latest book releases this month. It’s “Unexpected Kindness.”
Then I realized it was a book.
I named the book “Unexpected Kindness.”
I miss typewriters.
I began my writing career in the 1960s punching keys on a portable Smith-Corona.
I found that writing on a typewriter forced me to focus.
If I didn’t concentrate, I’d have to retype the entire page, maybe even an entire chapter.
No cut and paste.
No easy deleting or rewriting.
It was the best writing tool existing at the time, and I loved it.
Computers circa 1990 made me lazy as a writer.
Having written 80+ books so far, I obviously learned to write on them.
But I found my mind a wee bit less concentrated. A part of me knew I could easily rewrite, delete, move things around. That’s cool. That’s efficient.
But I missed the intensity of typing.
So I started looking at typewriters.
I knew actor Tom Hanks had a collection, and I knew he bought from certain stores.
I started looking for a typewriter. I wanted to try it again.
Look what I found –
Astrohaus is a company offering modern day typewriters – portable computers with old style keyboards, small screens, and only one function: to let you write distraction free.
They call their e-machines “Freewriters.”
I bought their Traveler version a year or so ago. I love portable tools, gadgets. The Traveler folds in half, making the e-typewriter even more portable. I’ve been using it and loving it.
A month or so ago Astrohaus announced a contest. Their email said:
1. Pick an author (any author) whose voice you think would best represent the Freewrite brand.
2. In 100 words or less, write why you chose that author.
3. In 100 words or less, write a product description for our Smart Typewriter (Gen3) in that author’s voice. Be creative. Think outside the normal e-commerce box. This description doesn’t have to read like a normal bulleted product description; we may even prefer that it didn’t. Immerse the reader in story, while still helping them understand what they’re buying.
They said the winner would receive a new Smart Typewriter (Gen3).
I already had their Traveler, but the contest sounded like a fun challenge.
So I entered it.
Here’s what I sent Astrohaus:
The author I chose:
Jack London. I chose the famous “Call of the Wild” author because I’ve always loved his writing style, riveting stories, and resilient characters. Jack wrote of people and animals struggling to survive. They didn’t always win (“Martin Eden” ended a suicide) but they sure gave it a fight. Jack would use anything to help him write more efficiently (he wrote 2,000 words every day). He’d grab the Smart Typewriter. He’d also get the Traveler, so he could carry it on his sailing trips to the South Seas and record his adventures with cannibals, pirates, and John Barleycorn.
The product description in my interpretation of Jack London’s style:
Sunrise. Ghosts walk. The storm ripped the sails. Decks broken. Men bleeding. Shaken. Dead. We now drift. The sky is calm. Birds flutter. Waves slap. It reminds me of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. It took 45 seconds. Hell under a minute. Gasping holes of smoking nothingness where life once pulsated. The saving grace was my Smart Typewriter. I could record history. It’s the same on board this floating coffin. I can still type. I can write what happened to Captain Jacob right before the white bolt of electric fire struck our ship and turned rugged men into apparitions.
I didn’t expect to win, and didn’t, but the exercise was fun.
If you’re looking for distraction free writing, consider one of the e-machines from Astrohaus.
Or just get out a pen and turn off your phone.
As a tribute to the late Dr. Hew Len, I dedicated one of my recent TV show (Zero Limits Living) episodes to explaining ho’oponopono. This is a quick, basic, practical introduction. More in-depth information is in my books, Zero Limits, AT Zero and The Fifth Phrase. Please enjoy and share. Thank you. I love you. – joe
My latest book, Karmic Marketing, became a #1 bestseller the very day it was released.
The next day, it hit yet another bestseller list.
And the day after that, yet another.
What’s interesting is that I didn’t even try.
I told my followers via email and social media; the rest was an organic response.
Why has every successful person in history – from
Seneca, Ford, Carnegie, Barnum, Rockefeller and Getty to Bezos,
Musk, Gates, Buffett and Zuckerberg – used this secret?
The book reveals how to become a “wealth magnet.”
The secret is pretty controversial, even if it’s been proven throughout history to work.
And – Expect Miracles!
PS – News Flash: I have a weekly online television show beginning in 2022! It’s all about “Zero Limits Living.” Follow me on Instagram for updates. I’m DRJOEVITALE there and on Facebook.
I’m excited to report that my long awaited new book will be coming out later this month. It’s called Karmic Marketing: The Greatest Money-Making Secret in History. It reveals how to become a “Wealth Magnet” by giving. (You can pre-order it on Amazon right now. It releases November 22, 2021.) I’ve been talking about Karmic Marketing since the late 1990s. Here’s my blog post on it from 2006:
I’ve been mentioning Karmic Marketing for a decade or more, since around 1995. It’s high time that I explain what it means.
Here’s a quick definition:
Here’s how it works:
You’re rewarded instantly when you give because of the good feelings you get. Those feelings act like magnetizers that will attract more good feelings.
You’re rewarded later because of the invisible law that says you will get from giving.
I touched on this topic in my books, Life’s Missing Instruction Manual and Spiritual Marketing (1997), but I didn’t look at it from an in-depth Karmic Marketing perspective.
So let me give you an example or two:
At Un-Seminar II, I gave everyone a copy of the DVD of the movie The Secret.
I bought the DVDs out of my own pocket. I didn’t ask any money for them. I didn’t expect any money for them. I gave from my sincere desire to share.
Later that same night I received an email from Rhonda Byrne, the producer of The Secret. She said she was sending me, as a gift, a box of 50 DVDs of the movie.
That’s almost twice as many DVDs as I gave out.
That’s Karmic Marketing.
At one point during the event, I magically turned a roll of life savers into a hundred dollar bill, and then gave the money to an astonished woman in the audience.
I didn’t ask for anything in return.
Two days later, that same woman asked me a question in front of everyone that let me plug my next Beyond Manifestation weekend.
That plug led to my making two thousand dollars in one minute.
That’s Karmic Marketing.
The idea is to give freely, from your heart, wanting to share and wanting to help, and not expecting anything in return at all from the people you are doing it for.
You simply trust that your good deed will come back to you tenfold, in time, in some surprising and wonderful ways.
I practice Karmic Marketing here on the Internet by giving people things that I believe they will love, such as an e-book, or a course, or an audio, or a coupon.
On one level it strengthens our relationship.
But on the unseen level, it starts a spiritual circulation.
My giving now — done from my heart, with no expectation of return from the people I am doing it for — leads to getting later.
Why don’t more people practice Karmic Marketing?
Karmic Marketing is not done much because too many people are into survival.
They are afraid to let go.
They are desperate and they stay desperate because of this lack of trust in life.
But once you let go and trust, you step into a flow that is prosperity itself.
This very blog is Karmic Marketing at work.
I write posts here about whatever I want, doing my best to entertain, educate, inspire and inform. No one pays me for this. I could make more money writing a sales letter or a book or a website.
But here I am, writing for you.
What comes to me as a result of doing this?
Sometimes an Amazon gift certificate.
But I’m not doing it for the end result.
I’m doing it because I want to.
Because I love to.
Because I love you.
Note: You can pre-order Karmic Marketing on Amazon right now.
Bonus: Here’s a video from 2008 where I briefly discuss Karmic Marketing, with a nod to marketing legend Dan Kennedy: