Last May was a turning point in my life. It was one of those¬†definitive¬†time periods when you don’t really understand WHY you have to do something, but you just know you have to do it. After months of contemplating and telling myself “no” – I finally said “yes” – I quit my job, sold almost everything I owned, and moved to Chicago with no plan. Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, I got engaged too.

Let’s face it. Change is never easy. It throws us off course and gets us out of our comfortable routine. Even a small change, like not going to Starbucks on my way to work, is easier said than done. So while all this was going on in my life last May, I turned the blog over to nearly 40 of my fellow writers – who each shared their unique perspective on the topic of “change”.

The response was overwhelming – so much so that I knew I had to figure out a way to let this incredible series of inspiration live on. Now, finally, six months later, I’m proud to introduce¬†THE INCONVENIENCE OF CHANGE EBOOK!

What you’ll get:

  • 38 bloggers from (literally) around the world sharing their personal stories and perspective on change.
  • 74 pages of inspiration and motivation. If you’re sitting back and waiting for change to happen to you, download this ebook and learn how you can start bringing about change yourself!
  • 1 unified mission. INSPIRE CHANGE. Hear stories on how people inspired social change in their community, defied the odds and overcome great obstacles, and rejected the naysayers in pursuit of their own happiness.

It is an honor and a privilege for me to offer this to all of you 100% FREE OF CHARGE with absolutely no strings attached.

All I ask of you is if you like it – share it with others. Tweet about it, email a copy to your friends, print it out and show it to your students, peers, or colleagues, embed the above video on your own site. There are 38 voices within that need to be heard – I’m counting on you to spread the message!

A lot of time went into this and would love to hear your feedback on the ebook! Leave a comment below or contact me today and let me know what you thought!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE INCONVENIENCE OF CHANGE NOW!

(Video created & edited by Matt Cheuvront)

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  1. Sweet vid kid! Wow. Seems like forever ago. I guess May was awhile back. Glad I could participate and be a part of such an awesome project Matt.

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  2. Sweet vid kid! Wow. Seems like forever ago. I guess May was awhile back. Glad I could participate and be a part of such an awesome project Matt.

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  3. Downloading/Stumbling/Tweeting/Digging/Eating it now!

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  4. Downloading/Stumbling/Tweeting/Digging/Eating it now!

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  5. Well I can tell you this – I’ve only been online for 2 minutes this morning and I’ve already seen this eB00k mentioned a good 10 times already! So congrats :) Looking forward to poking through it and getting inspired. It’s gonna be a good day today!

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  6. Well I can tell you this – I’ve only been online for 2 minutes this morning and I’ve already seen this eB00k mentioned a good 10 times already! So congrats :) Looking forward to poking through it and getting inspired. It’s gonna be a good day today!

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  7. Makes me proud :) I’m happy to have been part of such a great series and congrats on the video and E-Book. I’ll promote it and pass it around. Christmas gift is a great idea!

    Thanks again and congratulations on all that you’ve accomplished.

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    • Thank you Grace – and thank you for being an integral part of this. Can you believe everything that’s happened in the past six months? Insanity! Here’s to the next six, right?

      And yes, it makes a great gift underneath the tree, don’t you think? Much better than socks at least.

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  8. Makes me proud :) I’m happy to have been part of such a great series and congrats on the video and E-Book. I’ll promote it and pass it around. Christmas gift is a great idea!

    Thanks again and congratulations on all that you’ve accomplished.

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    • Thank you Grace – and thank you for being an integral part of this. Can you believe everything that’s happened in the past six months? Insanity! Here’s to the next six, right?

      And yes, it makes a great gift underneath the tree, don’t you think? Much better than socks at least.

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  9. Wow, Matt. This is great. Can’t wait to listen and read when I get home!

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  10. Wow, Matt. This is great. Can’t wait to listen and read when I get home!

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  11. I’m excited to look through this next week. Great job on the video, man.

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  12. I’m excited to look through this next week. Great job on the video, man.

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  13. Congrats! This is such an awesome idea and glad you got so many amazing bloggers to contribute. It is this type of collobration that will push forward the type of change we need today. I can’t wait to download it and read it on my trip this weekend! I’ll write more after I read it. Great job!

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    • It may be a small step toward something, but it’s a step nonetheless. I genuinely hope many of you will download and share with others. I guess in the end I get the credit, but everyone who was a part of this and everyone who continues to spread the word deserves just as much of the credit as myself. Look forward to hearing your thoughts after you’ve had a chance to read!

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  14. Congrats! This is such an awesome idea and glad you got so many amazing bloggers to contribute. It is this type of collobration that will push forward the type of change we need today. I can’t wait to download it and read it on my trip this weekend! I’ll write more after I read it. Great job!

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    • It may be a small step toward something, but it’s a step nonetheless. I genuinely hope many of you will download and share with others. I guess in the end I get the credit, but everyone who was a part of this and everyone who continues to spread the word deserves just as much of the credit as myself. Look forward to hearing your thoughts after you’ve had a chance to read!

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  15. Very neat idea. You never know what can actually happen with this book… it can definitely spark a desire for change in people! Thanks for making it available to everyone.

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    • Thank you Aysel. It was an incredible month back in May, for many reasons. I’m thrilled to be able to breathe new life into this series and give it and everyone involved the deserved credit. Cheers!

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  16. Very neat idea. You never know what can actually happen with this book… it can definitely spark a desire for change in people! Thanks for making it available to everyone.

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    • Thank you Aysel. It was an incredible month back in May, for many reasons. I’m thrilled to be able to breathe new life into this series and give it and everyone involved the deserved credit. Cheers!

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  17. Congrats Matt! Wow, you’ve really made it this far, I am so proud of you. You motivate me to just take that risk, make a change. If you have the support and motivation, anything can go your way. I am so stoked, I can’t wait to read this when I get home. I’ll spread it to my coworkers and friends. You have my support :) I’m so glad we connected, especially through FB. Congrats once again.

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    • In most cases, the reward far outweighs the risk. We all have the ability to change, it just comes down to the desire. Once you have that – nothing will stand in your way. Thank you for the kind words and I sincerely hope you enjoy. I promise a lot of the articles will resonate with you.

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  18. Congrats Matt! Wow, you’ve really made it this far, I am so proud of you. You motivate me to just take that risk, make a change. If you have the support and motivation, anything can go your way. I am so stoked, I can’t wait to read this when I get home. I’ll spread it to my coworkers and friends. You have my support :) I’m so glad we connected, especially through FB. Congrats once again.

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    • In most cases, the reward far outweighs the risk. We all have the ability to change, it just comes down to the desire. Once you have that – nothing will stand in your way. Thank you for the kind words and I sincerely hope you enjoy. I promise a lot of the articles will resonate with you.

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  19. Well done Matt and all the contributors. This was brought to my attention by one of the co-authors. Love the style, enjoying the content I’ve read so far. I will pop a quick link back to you from my blog in the hope that the sharing will grow.

    Good work folks – Doug

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  20. Well done Matt and all the contributors. This was brought to my attention by one of the co-authors. Love the style, enjoying the content I’ve read so far. I will pop a quick link back to you from my blog in the hope that the sharing will grow.

    Good work folks – Doug

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  21. This is fantastic! Really wonderful to finally see the finished product. What an inpiration to be able to dive into every now and again to remind us to adjust our bearings and take another look at where we’re heading.

    Matt, you deserve a standing ovation for gluing this together !! I am so proud to have taken part :D

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    • Exactly Shereen – if nothing else, I think this will serve as a reminder to all who read that anything is possible. if you’re doubting yourself, I seriously doubt (pun intended) that you’ll question what you CAN do after reading this. In the end, as I pointed out so clearly in the video about – it starts with YOU!

      You’re post earlier means the world to me – seriously – thank you! Thrilled that the web and this blog has brought you and I and so many others together!

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  22. This is fantastic! Really wonderful to finally see the finished product. What an inpiration to be able to dive into every now and again to remind us to adjust our bearings and take another look at where we’re heading.

    Matt, you deserve a standing ovation for gluing this together !! I am so proud to have taken part :D

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    • Exactly Shereen – if nothing else, I think this will serve as a reminder to all who read that anything is possible. if you’re doubting yourself, I seriously doubt (pun intended) that you’ll question what you CAN do after reading this. In the end, as I pointed out so clearly in the video about – it starts with YOU!

      You’re post earlier means the world to me – seriously – thank you! Thrilled that the web and this blog has brought you and I and so many others together!

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  23. I second the standing ovation! Fantastic job with the video, ebook and entire series! What a great accomplishment and gift to the community(and beyond. Thanks Matt – honored to be a part of this great project.

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  24. I second the standing ovation! Fantastic job with the video, ebook and entire series! What a great accomplishment and gift to the community(and beyond. Thanks Matt – honored to be a part of this great project.

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  25. Change is inevitable! Can’t wait to check it out and pass it along.

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  26. Change is inevitable! Can’t wait to check it out and pass it along.

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  27. Great job with this, Matt. I wish I had been around back in May to contribute. I have already started reading, and plan on finishing up the read by the weekend!

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  28. Great job with this, Matt. I wish I had been around back in May to contribute. I have already started reading, and plan on finishing up the read by the weekend!

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  29. Brilliant! It’s time for us to change the world and it begins with us. I can’t wait to make a nice cup of tea and be inspired by the great thinkers in this book (including myself of course :P )

    Thanks for sharing the passion Matt.

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    • No problem Rich – I’m happy…make that thrilled, to be able to share this with everyone. It’s a little long, I know, but well worth reading from cover to cover. Thanks so much for being a part of it!

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  30. Brilliant! It’s time for us to change the world and it begins with us. I can’t wait to make a nice cup of tea and be inspired by the great thinkers in this book (including myself of course :P )

    Thanks for sharing the passion Matt.

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    • No problem Rich – I’m happy…make that thrilled, to be able to share this with everyone. It’s a little long, I know, but well worth reading from cover to cover. Thanks so much for being a part of it!

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  31. What an amazing compilation of voices! I look forward to reading it a little more thoroughly.

    I wanted to note on one of the first things I read, though: “You can’t do everything, but you can do a lot.” While I agree we can do a lot, I also thing that we can do everything. That’s one of the great things about life: if you decide you want to do it, and believe in yourself that you can, you can! I’m not saying that you can do everything yourself. Think about it: people who, like the president, get credit (and blame) for all that goes right (or wrong) in this country don’t do it all themselves; they have a whole network of people who support him/her in accomplishing goals and reaching milestones, making the impossible possible.

    I think it’s important to challenge ourselves and have faith in accomplishing the impossible because it can be done! I see leaders in my life who seem to do everything and be everywhere, but what we don’t see is the people behind the scenes who help to get it done. They believe that they can do everything, and everyone else can see and believe it too.

    Thanks for sharing this, and thanks for the hard work everyone else put in together!

    Take care,
    Ashley

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    • I don’t disagree at all with you here Ashley – and the point I was trying to make (which may not have came out the right way) was that ONE person can’t do everything, but that ONE person can do a lot. ONE person can impact many others. ONE person can bring together 38 unique forward thinking bloggers and unite them with a common theme of inspiring change in other people – this series served as inspiration for me – and it is my home that others will find some wisdom in this – providing everyone with a tangible resource to look back on again and again.

      Thank you for the kind words – I hope you enjoy reading through this!

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  32. What an amazing compilation of voices! I look forward to reading it a little more thoroughly.

    I wanted to note on one of the first things I read, though: “You can’t do everything, but you can do a lot.” While I agree we can do a lot, I also thing that we can do everything. That’s one of the great things about life: if you decide you want to do it, and believe in yourself that you can, you can! I’m not saying that you can do everything yourself. Think about it: people who, like the president, get credit (and blame) for all that goes right (or wrong) in this country don’t do it all themselves; they have a whole network of people who support him/her in accomplishing goals and reaching milestones, making the impossible possible.

    I think it’s important to challenge ourselves and have faith in accomplishing the impossible because it can be done! I see leaders in my life who seem to do everything and be everywhere, but what we don’t see is the people behind the scenes who help to get it done. They believe that they can do everything, and everyone else can see and believe it too.

    Thanks for sharing this, and thanks for the hard work everyone else put in together!

    Take care,
    Ashley

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    • I don’t disagree at all with you here Ashley – and the point I was trying to make (which may not have came out the right way) was that ONE person can’t do everything, but that ONE person can do a lot. ONE person can impact many others. ONE person can bring together 38 unique forward thinking bloggers and unite them with a common theme of inspiring change in other people – this series served as inspiration for me – and it is my home that others will find some wisdom in this – providing everyone with a tangible resource to look back on again and again.

      Thank you for the kind words – I hope you enjoy reading through this!

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  33. First, THANK YOU for including me many moons ago. I think this was my first taste at what online collaboration is all about, and wow, what a showing. Second, I’m honored to be included, and I’m even more excited about what’s to come. I know to many this might seem like a final product (which is amazing by the way), but I think it’s just another beginning. I’m looking forward to the road.

    Finally, I think this kind of work is what the world needs. I’m so happy we’re all a part of it.

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    • No problem at all Em. I owe it all to you guys – every one of you who did a little bit of soul searching and came together on this. I am with you all the way that this is not closing the door, this is opening things up to a whole new realm of possibilities. I would have never guessed my community would be what it is today when I started Life Without Pants back in February – and I can only imagine what it will be this time next year.

      It’s going to be a hell of a ride.

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  34. First, THANK YOU for including me many moons ago. I think this was my first taste at what online collaboration is all about, and wow, what a showing. Second, I’m honored to be included, and I’m even more excited about what’s to come. I know to many this might seem like a final product (which is amazing by the way), but I think it’s just another beginning. I’m looking forward to the road.

    Finally, I think this kind of work is what the world needs. I’m so happy we’re all a part of it.

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    • No problem at all Em. I owe it all to you guys – every one of you who did a little bit of soul searching and came together on this. I am with you all the way that this is not closing the door, this is opening things up to a whole new realm of possibilities. I would have never guessed my community would be what it is today when I started Life Without Pants back in February – and I can only imagine what it will be this time next year.

      It’s going to be a hell of a ride.

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  35. Great work Matt, thanks so much for putting in all the hard work to make this e-book! It looks beautiful and professional, and I’m extremely honored to be in there with a bunch of extremely smart and passionate young people. Hopefully people will enjoy it and learn from it, realizing how possible change is and how we have to believe in ourselves :) I hope it’ll spark a movement!!

    Great job! Thanks for including me!

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    • Thank you Akhila – your piece about “social change” was one that did and still does stand out to me. It’s such an important message that one person can really inspire many to bring about BIG changes. So often we think that change is bigger than us – that one person can’t really do much – but hopefully people will see – through reading this – that one person can unite the collective voice of many towards a common good!

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  36. Great work Matt, thanks so much for putting in all the hard work to make this e-book! It looks beautiful and professional, and I’m extremely honored to be in there with a bunch of extremely smart and passionate young people. Hopefully people will enjoy it and learn from it, realizing how possible change is and how we have to believe in ourselves :) I hope it’ll spark a movement!!

    Great job! Thanks for including me!

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    • Thank you Akhila – your piece about “social change” was one that did and still does stand out to me. It’s such an important message that one person can really inspire many to bring about BIG changes. So often we think that change is bigger than us – that one person can’t really do much – but hopefully people will see – through reading this – that one person can unite the collective voice of many towards a common good!

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  37. I remember most of these from what seems like ages ago…congrats on getting it all together in e-book form! It is a message that definitely should be heard by the masses, so let’s hope it will reach as many people as possible! Congrats again!

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  38. I remember most of these from what seems like ages ago…congrats on getting it all together in e-book form! It is a message that definitely should be heard by the masses, so let’s hope it will reach as many people as possible! Congrats again!

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  39. So crazy it’s already been 6 months, so proud of you and the insane amount you’ve accomplished since then. Beautiful job!

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  40. So crazy it’s already been 6 months, so proud of you and the insane amount you’ve accomplished since then. Beautiful job!

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  41. Matt:

    This is very cool eBook and idea…I think the design is great. Thanks for putting all of this together and providing us a kick in the butt! We need it.

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  42. Matt:

    This is very cool eBook and idea…I think the design is great. Thanks for putting all of this together and providing us a kick in the butt! We need it.

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  43. This project couldn’t be more relevant at this time…especially for yourself, after hearing your story. I loved the video and can’t wait to read the blogging communities perspective! I’ll be spreading the word!

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  44. This project couldn’t be more relevant at this time…especially for yourself, after hearing your story. I loved the video and can’t wait to read the blogging communities perspective! I’ll be spreading the word!

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  45. This is so powerful! I love the text combo packed with powerful written messages. It’s so amazing how it fits within your life and totally applies to so much success created through social media and the risk it takes to be the force behind ones dreams. Thanks for sharing and I’m so excited for you!

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    • Thank you Monica, there was so much going on in my life when this series was ongoing – and now, looking back through all of this, it truly continues to serve as a source of inspiration for me. I hope it will do the same for you and everyone else. Cheers!

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  46. This is so powerful! I love the text combo packed with powerful written messages. It’s so amazing how it fits within your life and totally applies to so much success created through social media and the risk it takes to be the force behind ones dreams. Thanks for sharing and I’m so excited for you!

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    • Thank you Monica, there was so much going on in my life when this series was ongoing – and now, looking back through all of this, it truly continues to serve as a source of inspiration for me. I hope it will do the same for you and everyone else. Cheers!

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  47. This sounds great-haven’t dug into it yet but I’m looking forward to it!

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  48. This sounds great-haven’t dug into it yet but I’m looking forward to it!

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  49. Wow Matt; finally looking at the ebook! How fresh and clean it is, in design and content. I’ll happily concur that May seems ages ago–many new buds have bloomed since the spring! Looks like plenty revolutionaries are indeed creating change in their lives, leaving the past behind, and plunging headlong into their days. I’m fully excited to see the great lengths of I.C. unveiled as more catch on to their incredible ability to choose their experiences, and develop their world.

    Cheers, Matt, and bon voyage as the journey continues!

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    • Thanks Chelsie. May does seem like forever ago, doesn’t it? Heck, it seems like just yesterday we were on the 3rd floor of Massey studying together. Cheers to you as well moving forward – I can only imagine what the next 6 months will bring!

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  50. Wow Matt; finally looking at the ebook! How fresh and clean it is, in design and content. I’ll happily concur that May seems ages ago–many new buds have bloomed since the spring! Looks like plenty revolutionaries are indeed creating change in their lives, leaving the past behind, and plunging headlong into their days. I’m fully excited to see the great lengths of I.C. unveiled as more catch on to their incredible ability to choose their experiences, and develop their world.

    Cheers, Matt, and bon voyage as the journey continues!

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    • Thanks Chelsie. May does seem like forever ago, doesn’t it? Heck, it seems like just yesterday we were on the 3rd floor of Massey studying together. Cheers to you as well moving forward – I can only imagine what the next 6 months will bring!

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  51. Hey Matt,

    I am finally getting to read through this and it is great! The posts you chose for the e-book are all wonderful and I think this is going to be an excellent gift this holiday season. I enjoyed contributing earlier this year and love my copy of New Day Revolution. Thanks for all the great advice as I have been slowly getting my blog up and going.

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    • Thank YOU Kristina – how is everything going with you these days? I hope all is well. The IOC Ebook does make a swell Holiday gift – I might have a lovely little holiday video in the works soon – so stay tuned! Keep in touch!

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  52. Hey Matt,

    I am finally getting to read through this and it is great! The posts you chose for the e-book are all wonderful and I think this is going to be an excellent gift this holiday season. I enjoyed contributing earlier this year and love my copy of New Day Revolution. Thanks for all the great advice as I have been slowly getting my blog up and going.

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    • Thank YOU Kristina – how is everything going with you these days? I hope all is well. The IOC Ebook does make a swell Holiday gift – I might have a lovely little holiday video in the works soon – so stay tuned! Keep in touch!

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  53. Thanks for sharing, will read it and write a review thanks for sharing.

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  54. Thanks for sharing, will read it and write a review thanks for sharing.

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  55. I recently discovered your blog and I’m inspired! I just downloaded the inconvenience of change e-book, and can’t wait to consume it!

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