I was at the World Domination Summit this weekend. It was, without a doubt, the best conference I have ever attended. Every person was inspiring, every speaker was enlightening, and every moment was amazing.
At the end of the conference, Chris Guillebeau, the founder and organizer of the event, told us that WDS was giving each attendee $100 to take action on whatever idea they had going on.
Well, I thought about it, and here’s what I’m doing with the cash: NOTHING.
The Letter To Chris Guillebeau
Last night at WDS, I got screwed. I’d been living in a nice little bubble of complacency, relaxing and enjoying the fruits of absolutely nothing, when you gave me $100 to get off my ass.
After spending the afternoon learning everything I needed to know about writing my book from Cynthia Morris, then everything I wanted to know about publishing from David Fugate, I ran out of reasons to put the book aside.
More importantly, when you trusted me with $100 in cash to kickstart a goal, well, I couldn’t let you down. But I’m a competitive guy, and “here’s $100, go live a dream” doesn’t work for me as well as putting my pride on the line.
Instead, I’ve opted to turn the money into a bet, with 10-to-1 odds in your favor.
Here’s the deal: I bet you $100 that by July 5th 2013, my book will be ready for publishing.
I may not have an agent or a publishing deal, but I will have a fully finished manuscript. And I’ll email you a copy.
I’ve kept the money in its original sealed envelope, unopened and fresh (and I’m taking your word for it that the cash is in there, so don’t scam me). The terms of the deal are as follows:
If, on July 5th 2013, I deliver the manuscript and win the bet, I will open the envelope, and claim my $100.
If, on July 5th 2013, I fail to deliver, then I will give you back the envelope, and add $900, for a total of $1000. You’ll finally be able to get yourself a pimp suit to match those awesome shoes you were wearing on Sunday.
The Sealed Envelope
The clock is ticking, Chris Guillebeau. Prepare to lose!
Rami The Gutsy Geek
P.S. Know any good walk-in tattoo parlors in Portland? I’ve still got two days before I travel.