New Book: “How to Work on Oneself”

Post from June 2, 2016 (↻ December 9, 2022), filed under (feed).

Doubt led me to explore ways to grow, doubt now led me to ask my editor three times whether to publish under a pseudonym: I sketched, in what resembles a fluffy essay, how to learn, how to grow, or—How to Work on Oneself.

Format and Price Ebook (EPUB and PDF), $7.99
Kindle ebook (free app for Android and iOS), $7.99
Paperback, $9.99
Length 43 pages
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Leanpub
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ISBN 978-0-9911480-4-2
Latest Version 1.4.6 (2022)

Description

The cover of “How to Work on Oneself.”

How can we learn more effectively? How can we best work on ourselves? How do we grow? That is the subject of this brief book, this short sketch by interim philosopher and world traveler, Jens Oliver Meiert. A light treatise on personal growth, he goes over 20 paths to get to know ourselves, for “we are okay as we are, but we can always improve.”

→ This is the book if you opt to explore different ways of driving yourself a little crazy.

The outline:

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Dilemmas
  • Fundamentals
  • The 20 Paths
    1. Learn
    2. Read
    3. Listen
    4. Take Notes
    5. Pick Excellent Sources
    6. Pick Unassuming Sources
    7. Be Cautious Around Media
    8. Be Suspicious of Entertainment
    9. Ask Questions
    10. Ask Yourself Questions
    11. Brainstorm
    12. Make an Effort
    13. Be Diligent
    14. Develop Routines
    15. Improve Skills
    16. Use Tools
    17. Change the Point of View
    18. Cultivate a Reflex
    19. Focus on the Process
    20. Dial It Up
  • Alternatives
  • Emergency Exit
  • Afterword
  • Bibliography
  • About the Author

EPUB and PDF, with updates, at Leanpub.

❧ I’m ambivalent about this piece, yet I intend to look ahead and forward to wrapping up the next “Little Book” for O’Reilly (to come out in September), and to finishing two more manuscripts. Thanks to everyone who’s supporting my work—at the moment I write more compulsively than anything.

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About Me

Jens Oliver Meiert, on September 30, 2021.

I’m Jens, and I’m an engineering lead and author. I’ve worked as a technical lead for Google, I’m close to W3C and WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly. I love trying things, sometimes including philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.

If you have a question or suggestion about what I write, please leave a comment (if available) or a message. Thank you!