So far, my ebook Reclaim Your Dreams has been purchased over 300 times. That’s seriously awesome. Thank you to everyone who has helped spread the word and has helped me move one step closer to my dream of quitting my day job.

Now I would like to extend the reach of this ebook even further. I think there are more people out there that want to start living instead of just existing. They just don’t know how.

I’d really like to change that.

So if you have a blog that gets at least 1,000 page views a month, then I’ll give you a FREE copy of my ebook, Reclaim Your Dreams.

All I ask in return is that you either:

  1. Review the ebook on your blog, with a link back to the book (preferred), or…
  2. Mention and link to the ebook on your blog (not a full review).

Here’s where you can link the mention/review to:

That’s it. Pretty awesome, right?

If that sounds good to you, send an email to jonathan at illuminatedmind dot net, with the subject “Reclaim Your Dreams Gift.”

Oh, and on May 1st, the price of Reclaim Your Dreams is going up to $24.95. If you want to get it for $19.95, you might want to hop on over here now and pick it up before the price goes up.

A couple of other cool things…

Firstly, special thanks to Jun Loayza for setting up the outstanding webcast with me on Sunday, which almost bombed when my internet connection failed. It ended up being fixed after my wife haggled with AT&T, but we started 15 minutes late.

Despite the wonderfully timed technical difficulties, we had some great questions and one on one interaction. Let me know if you’d like to see more webcasts in the future; Jun and I are thinking about doing them once a month.  And while you’re at it, you should go check out his blog now (if you haven’t already) and follow him on twitter. He’s an entrepreneurial juggernaut. (I love that word “juggernaut.”)

Secondly, I have some really exciting news coming up about phase two of Illuminated Mind. I’ll be talking about my allergic reaction to goals and about How to Create a Legacy very soon.

My question for you is this: What makes you visit Illuminated Mind and what would you like to see written about in the future?

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Comment & Add Your Voice

Tristan Rayner | The New Man Of Action April 22, 2009 at 5:06 pm

I’ll answer your question directly Jonathan:

I visit because I find a different outlook on how you go about life, and it makes me think about how I might change the way I go about my own life. Also, this site is a whole lot more realistic than many other personal development blogs who want you to aim for the stars and get there by being positive. It dispels the myths and the hype but yet creates focus – maybe I enjoyed reading the lie of the four hour work week too much as well, that was gold.



Jimmy D April 22, 2009 at 5:42 pm

An honest critique: you need some material that is your own. Every SINGLE post that you’ve made besides one or two, I’ve seen in either:
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
or one of Don Miguel Ruiz’s books.


Mary April 22, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Jimmy D, have you ever heard the saying, “There is nothing new under the sun.”? We are all a compilation of the things we have seen, read, and experienced. I’m sure Jonathan has probably read those books and blogs. However, I appreciate that what he writes is simpler and more concise than some of them.


Clay Collins April 22, 2009 at 10:27 pm

WTF, Jimmy?! He didn’t ask for a critique, he asked why you visited. And if you think Eckhart Tolle didn’t rob his shit from a variety of eastern religions, then you’re smoking crack.

Jonathan writes FREE content for you every week and you come here to complain that it’s not origional?


Christiaanh April 23, 2009 at 1:28 am

Hi Jonathan,

Sadly I missed the webcast. The -8 hour time difference (GMT +1 here) made sure that I was in a deep sleep when it was broadcast. I really wonder what phase two will contain. Rest assured that I’ll be dropping in several times a week to see what you’re up to.

I thoroughly enjoyed the eBook, it’s one of those books I’d actually like to own hardcopy. Real books have a certain charm about them that an eBook can never have. Perhaps I’ll just have to get it printed and bound :)

As for the critique: I get my inspiration from bloggers, books and daily life. It’s how I see my life and what I’ve learned in it so far. I think other bloggers get their inspiration from the same places. It’s not about what is being written, in this world of abundance it’s also about who is offering the information. I like the style that is offered here and I like the brand “Jonathan Mead” so I’ll keep reading. I don’t like the brand “Eckhart Tolle” So I’m not reading that one… It’s nothing personal, it’s just my choice.



Evan April 23, 2009 at 1:45 am

My email to your address bounced.


Glen Allsopp April 23, 2009 at 4:59 am

Clay and Jimmy, calm down ;). I actually agree with Clay though, if you think Eckhart Tolle is the originator and source of most of eastern ideas then you need to research back a bit further.

I come here because you are geniune and I feel like I can relate to your content. I actually think I subscribed to your site when you first said you were enlightened (or something of that nature) and read your post about what it’s like to be enlightened.

Nice offer on the eBook, I’m sure a lot of bloggers will snap your hand off!.

Oh and $6,000 for your first eBook is excellent, well done mate!



Jimmy D April 23, 2009 at 6:12 am

I agree that it’s possible to be influenced by certain ideas. But having them go hand in hand, word for word with somebody else’s isn’t artistic, it’s fluid repetition.

I loved the post about Jonathan’s drug addiction and what he learned from it. I loved the time that he refuted the 4 hour workweek fallacy.

I’m not hear to poop on his parade. I just wanted to give an honest critique and remind him to make it more “personal” than what he’ll know will be “successful”(as the ideas he’s seen on another blog because his original ideas are splendid!

All the best Jonathan and I hope you don’t take this personally.


Writer Dad April 23, 2009 at 7:04 am

Jimmy: Creativity’s borrowed, man. It isn’t what you say it’s how you say it.

Jonathan, I appreciate you crisp writing and honest voice. As long as you take those ingredients to the next level, you’ll most certainly do well.


Kaushik April 23, 2009 at 11:07 am

Hey Jonathan,

My website is a few days shy of a month old, and 3846 have visited; take a look at it; I’ll be happy to review your book if you’re interested.


Mits April 23, 2009 at 4:03 pm

Hey Jonathan,

What keeps me visitng, crisp and clear voice and you seem to authentic. What I would like to see is a topic on addressing calling, well true callings, discerning a call you heard, so finding and following your own call to authenticity, individuality, the work you were born to do.


Jonathan April 23, 2009 at 4:30 pm

@ Tristan: That’s awesome. Thanks for your feedback, it really helps me know what I’m doing right.

@ Clay: You mean Eckhart Tolle didn’t invent non-duality? You’re just jealous.

@ Christiaan: There are some exciting plans that I have in store for phase 2. I’m working out the logistics of it right now.

I’m sorry you missed the webcast. We’ll possibly edit it and post it online, but I’m not sure how relevant the conversation will be without seeing the text chat going back and forth.

@ Evan: Try it again… it should work if you put in jonathan [at] illuminatedmind [dot] net.

@ Glen: Thanks man, I’m looking forward to our call on Saturday.

@ Jimmy D: I do have some of the same views as those three people, that is why I overlap with some of the things they focus on. But I’m never regurgitating what I heard somewhere else, if that’s what you mean. I do my best to keep things different here.@ Jimmy D: I do have some of the same views as those three people, that is why I overlap with some of the things they focus on. But I’m never regurgitating what I heard somewhere else, if that’s what you mean. I do my best to keep things different here.

As for word for word repetition, you must be mistaken. I never plagiarize or rip anyone else’s work off. If I am quoting something, I’ll always attribute it to the original author.

@ Sean (writer dad): Thanks for the backup.

@ Kaushik: Awesome, I’ll contact you and send a copy your way.

@ Mits: That’s a really important topic. Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll make sure I cover that in the next few posts I do. Keep on a lookout.


Jimmy D April 23, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Thanks Jonathan for clearing up the confusion.
I was referring to the dropping a piece of hot coal in your hand(eckhart tolle) and the late riser post on Zen Habits(steve pavlina’s ideas on individually finding what works for you).

I truly believe that YOUR experiences and YOUR ideas are better than anything anyone else could say, in relevance to this blog.


dharmicmel April 24, 2009 at 8:58 am


I come to your blog because it is interesting and stimulating, and I think you address, directly, something that needs to be considered. I feel like you do, in that there is a big difference between existing and living. You blog is trying to consider that and do something about it. Seems like good works, for a good day. If only all of us who choose so, could actually do good works for a good day.

As far as future posts go, more, and especially more on how to make it happen, make it so.

Thanx for what you are doing.



Robin April 26, 2009 at 10:39 am

I just discovered your site and I only have one word – sweet! There is a lot of b.s. out there – it is a rare and wonderful treat to stumble upon a blog that makes me laugh and gives me something to think about. Thank you!


Chick J April 26, 2009 at 11:23 am

I came by from visiting Mind the Beginner. When I hit 1000 visitors a months I take you up on you offer. (Right now I am at 200, but climbing.)


rtypo April 27, 2009 at 2:31 pm

I visit your blog because of a couple of interesting, worthy ideas in other posts of yours, that are not ridiculous usless self-development BS that are so common today on other blogs. My fav post: “Why You Should Stop Caring About Personal Growth”

Until now, the blog actually seems to be for people, and not for the new-age productivity obsessed robots. I really like that, and your honesty. In the end, nothing else matters more than a good life, because we are the ones that can choose if we enjoy our passing lives! :-)


I TAKE OFF THE MASK April 28, 2009 at 6:33 am

Hi! Just sent you an email regarding your book which I’d like to promote in my blog. My blog received 42,000 unique visitors last quarter. Check out the stats at this link

Can’t wait to read your book! :-)


Jeff Cobb May 6, 2009 at 8:18 am

I’d be happy to review/link – though my e-mails to the address above have bounced. In any case, I more than meet your traffic requirements, and you have my e-mail through this submission. All the best. – Jeff


Lasse Larsen May 11, 2009 at 10:55 am

Tired of all the looooong BS salesletters, ugly squeze pages and all the other BS of Internet Marketing, I finally find some aesthetically pleasing no-nonsense information on your blog. Thank you for great articles, and ethics!
You’re a diamond in a field of cubic zirconias!


Pete Przyszlak September 10, 2009 at 2:55 pm

Hi Jonathan, I am presently overloaded with things to read and assimilate all to do with reclaiming my life from the day job I have tolerated for 20 years. I am not one for social media so far as I never seem to get any response! From most of the stuff I have read, I need to spread my message and everyone says how good twitter is. Up till now I have had zero response from any comments I have made so consequently no connections, not a good start if I want to start blogging, anyway, I was reading your ebook OHWW and became interested in your comments about connecting with your “Tribe” and thought it made sense, however when I clicked on the link to twitter pulse I just got a page from B2G media “page error 404”
Is this a normal response or am I missing something?


Gayathri Moosad October 14, 2009 at 5:24 am


A review of your book can be found here:

Thanks for the book, I enjoyed it :)

Gayathri Moosad


Elliott December 21, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Just stumbled across your blog.. Great idea. I’m not there yet with my own blog, but I might steal your idea to promote my own eBook :-)



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