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The first ever special print edition of this life-changing story, plus once-in-a-lifetime experiences for aspiring entrepreneurs.
The first ever special print edition of this life-changing story, plus once-in-a-lifetime experiences for aspiring entrepreneurs.
The first ever special print edition of this life-changing story, plus once-in-a-lifetime experiences for aspiring entrepreneurs.
854 backers pledged $77,451 to help bring this project to life.

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It’s time to let go of what’s holding you back—so you can let in what’s waiting for you on the other side.

Welcome & Thank You

Hey there! I’m Pat Flynn, and I’d like to invite you to celebrate the launch of the first ever hardcover, print edition of my book Let Go.

Most of us live life within a series of prescribed plans that help us decide what to do and where to go next.

We go to school. Get good grades. Get a job. Climb the corporate ladder. 

Rung, after rung, after rung.

And the higher up you go, the more committed you become to that path because, well—you've already climbed so far, and the fall is a lot longer from up there.

But what happens when your plans change or you become unhappy with the path that you're on? How easy it is to change your path?

Creating a new path in life is one of the hardest things anyone can do. I know from personal experience:

On June 17, 2008—exactly 10 years ago—I was kicked off of my own ladder. I was laid off from my dream job as an architect.

It was one of the worst days of my life, but looking back, it was a huge blessing in disguise.

It turned out to be the best thing that could ever happen to me.

The most amazing things in life usually happen on the other side of moments like that, moments that try to break us down. Although our lives begin to fill with fear and confusion, those moments can turn into something great—absolute new beginnings, if you let it.

Not only did my layoff allow me to explore the other options that were available to me as I started down a new path in life as an entrepreneur, but it taught me the most important call-to-action all of us need to practice in order to create purposeful change in our lives:

To let go.

I had to let go of who I thought I was supposed to be—the years of architecture school, my career path, and my parents' example.

I had to let go of the fear that I wasn't qualified or skilled enough to become an entrepreneur, and I was worried about what others were going to say about me in the process.

This book, this campaign, is a call-to-action to anyone looking to create a new path in their life.

You must learn how to LET GO, because you cannot possibly start climbing a new ladder if you're still holding onto the old one.

 

June 17 is my Let Go Day, and I celebrate it every single year. This being the 10-year anniversary of this special day, I wanted to do something really cool.

This campaign is my way of celebrating this 10-year milestone and sharing my excitement about the launch of the Special Edition of Let Go—a beautifully designed coffee table book—with my audience and fans.

The celebration includes a slate of special rewards, from incredible deals on the digital, audio, and hardcover versions of Let Go, to once-in-a-lifetime VIP experiences!

I’ve set up the campaign so that you’ll find something amazing at whatever level you wish to contribute.

You see, this is more than just a book about my story. It’s a call-to-action to YOU, an instruction manual to help you through life's tough times, and a reminder of the most important idea for anyone looking to grow: Let Go.

You can check out the reward tiers on the right, or scroll down to get the details of all the rewards.

And for those of you who picked up a digital copy of the expanded edition of the book when it first came out in August 2017, a special THANK YOU! You’re going to love the amazing print edition we’ve created.

A Beautiful Coffee Table Print Book—and So Much More!

The version of Let Go coming out this summer is extra special. Finally, the book gets a print release. But not just that—it has an elegant hardcover treatment, replete with gorgeous interior illustrations and a design I’m incredibly proud of. Plus, a limited number will come in a special edition, individually numbered and signed by me. This special signature edition also comes with a customized sleeve to protect your book, too.

Illustration treatment from artist.
Illustration treatment from artist.

This Kickstarter is your chance to get your hands on a copy of the expanded edition of Let Go in digital, audio, hardcover, or signature edition.

But this campaign is about way more than that too!

I’m opening up some of the reward tiers for a few opportunities that rarely come around—including some that have never been made available to the general public.

In fact, a select few of the upper-tier rewards include a chance to spend some quality time with me in various ways.

And here’s the thing I’m the most excited about: one of the reward tiers includes a VIP ticket to my first ever live conference, which will be happening in the summer of 2019. It’s going to be an amazing experience, and I’m making 100 tickets available via this campaign.

I’ve never done anything quite like this before, and I’m so excited to share this book, and this lineup of amazing rewards with you.

Here’s a rundown of all the great stuff and experiences you can get your hands on in this campaign:

  • The digital version of Let Go (ePub, mobi, PDF)
  • The Let Go audiobook, plus bonus videos and digital mobile and desktop wallpaper
  • The print Special Edition of Let Go
  • The print Limited Signature Edition of Let Go (signed and numbered limited edition)
  • Access to Smart From Scratch, my hands-on, comprehensive online course that has already helped thousands of people develop and validate their own business ideas
  • Tickets to my first ever live conference in summer 2019 in beautiful San Diego, California, along with front row seats and a VIP dinner with me
  • A fun group day with me in San Diego, California
  • A private 60-minute one-on-one call with me via Skype or Zoom
  • A virtual keynote or presentation by me to your team or group
  • An in-person keynote or presentation by me to your team or group
  • A full-day one-on-one with me in San Diego

The Reward Details

Now that you’ve got the full scoop on all the awesome details of the campaign and rewards, I’d like to tell you a little more about my story and this book…

Learning to Let Go

Let Go is my story about overcoming adversity through a commitment to pursuing my own path, and it's a story that has been shared before, but never like this.

I've told my story several times on podcast interviews and on TV before, but the first time I really wrote about the deep emotions that came after my layoff was in 2012 in a simple blog post. 

The response to that post was incredible, and my audience wanted more details about what exactly happened and how I was able to survive and thrive.

People were asking questions like:

  • What did April (my fiancée) think after she heard the news?
  • How did my parents react?
  • How did I really transition from depression to entrepreneur, and what steps did I take?

So, I wrote a small book—the first edition of Let Go back in 2013—which was simply published on Kindle. It happened to become a bestseller in a few categories on Amazon, which was an amazing thing to see.

A few years later, I published an updated version with a lot more stories and lessons learned since becoming a successful entrepreneur—because the truth is that I've had to learn to let go of even more things to continue to grow my business and raise a family, too.

As I once heard, "What got you here won't get you there."

Through it all, I’ve learned the power of letting go—of fear, of limiting beliefs, of things that may have worked in the past but don’t work anymore—in order to let in growth and abundance.

I want to help you let go of what's holding you back, and this book, and the corresponding reward levels, can help you do that.

I'm excited to see this book and the call-to-action boldly displayed on the cover on your bookshelf or at your desk to remind you daily that you need to remember to let go in order to grow.

I'm excited to potentially see some of you in person at my group events, or even my big first conference next year.

And most of all, I'm excited to one day hear about your story, and hopefully the role that this book played in it. 

Choose the reward level that makes the best sense for you, and I can't wait to deliver this to you later this year! The campaign will help with the production costs, as we wanted this to be a higher-end piece that you can proudly display in your home or office. 

Additionally, if you're looking to start an online business of your own one day soon, I'd suggest the "No Brainer Level," which gives you access to my online course Smart from Scratch, which has a normal retail price of $247. 

You get this book, AND the course, at the $147 pledge level, so if you're looking for help to determine what your business should be about, or how to narrow down all of your ideas to one good one you can move forward with, the "No Brainer Level" is the right one for you.

Thanks again. I appreciate you! Cheers!

What People Have Been Saying About Let Go

“In this world of hype and hyperbole comes an author courageous and compassionate enough to deliver authentic hope. True, Pat's story is chock-full of emotion, but it's also sprinkled with entrepreneurial lessons along the way. You'll find yourself captivated by the larger plot taking shape and you'll soon realize that your life mimics the same potential for impact. All of this begins when you're willing to LET GO.” —Kary Oberbrunner

“Learning to let go is a pattern on the path to success, as Pat clearly points out in his book. From comparing yourself to others to starting to act like a real CEO… this book helps me look at each letting go moment as a big win. I could really relate to all the self-doubt that even the amazing Pat Flynn experiences. Thanks for keeping it real, Pat. It's nice to know you are human just like me.” —Adrianne Meldrum

About Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn is an acclaimed thought leader in the areas of online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and lifestyle businesses. He overcame career adversity at an early age by finding his own path and true passion. Despite his success in business, Pat’s greatest joys are spending time with his family and friends as well as helping inspire and educate others on how to succeed with their own entrepreneurial careers.

Since 2014, however, he’s become more interested in areas of philanthropy, specifically in the world of education. He is on the advisory board for Pencils of Promise, and has helped build schools in Ghana, Africa. He plans to use his success to help education locally, a passion of his now especially since his two young children are now of school age.

Pat is routinely praised for his authentic leadership style and business principles. Forbes recently named him one of the ten most transparent leaders in business. The New York Times profiled him as a case study in smart online business building. And countless podcasts and blogs have featured his story and the techniques he uses to manage and grow this audience.

Risks and challenges

As an online entrepreneur, I have a tremendous amount of experience seeing ambitious creative projects to fruition, including publishing print and digital books, creating multiple online courses, two successful podcasts

This campaign was not a last-minute decision; I, along with my incredible team, have been working behind the scenes on all aspects of the campaign for several months. And I'm working with a top-notch agency on the production of the Special Edition and Signature Edition of the book.

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    Let me give you your book in person! Everything from the Hardcover Special Edition Level, PLUS get invited to a fun group day with Pat in San Diego, California, on Wed, 11/7/2018. Hang with Pat and other fans all day (8 AM to 8 PM), breakfast through dinner. You'll visit some of Pat's favorite locations and restaurants in San Diego. We'll talk business, life, and anything else you'd like. Food is included. Travel to San Diego and lodging are not included.

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    Everything from the Hardcover Special Edition Level, PLUS you get Pat himself for an hour on video or audio. Get private coaching, interview Pat for your podcast, have a beatbox battle… it's up to you. This will be virtual via Skype or Zoom.

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