It has taken one year, five months and eight days but my new book, The Minimalist Mindset, is finally available! Everything you have heard about the horrors of writing is true, I wasn’t sure I was ever going to make it to this point :-) That said, I am sure glad that I did. I am super proud of how valuable this book turned out to be. It is almost entirely new information and is some of my best work.

You can buy the book in various formats at:

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Buy now at IndieBound
Buy now at Barnes and Noble


What Is The Book About?

I have the very fortunate problem that several times a week someone asks me how I am able to afford my Life List items both in terms of time and in terms of money. The answer is longer than most people expect (224 pages to be exact :-p) so I decided to write a book explaining my answer. Below is the official description (which I spent far too long writing and re-writing):

If you want to add something meaningful to your life, like traveling to exotic places, composing beautiful music, or experiencing a new friendship in a foreign language, you will need to figure out how to eliminate other things from your daily routine. Your time and money are not infinite so if you want to add something important to your life, there is no way to avoid removing something else.

Unfortunately, these types of eliminations are very difficult to implement as they require removing something from your life that is already there for a specific reason. To make room for your passions are you going to sleep less? Are you going to spend less time with your family? Are you going to expend less energy at work? These are hard and often unrealistic trade-offs to make.

The Minimalist Mindset is not a book about tidying up (that book has already been written) and it is not a book about the philosophical exploration of minimalism (that book already exists too). Instead, The Minimalist Mindset is a book about a down and dirty process you can use to make deliberate decisions about how to prioritize how you live your life. This book walks you through the habits you can implement to consistently make realistic and sustainable trade-offs so that you can prioritize your passions and retake your freedom.

Best-selling author Danny Dover shows you a reproducible process he used to go from a boring life in a cramped apartment in Seattle, Washington, to a fulfilling multi-year adventure that included visiting nearly 100 countries, learning to play music, studying a new language, and the eventual completion of his more than 150-item Life List.

In This Step-by-Step Guide, You Will Learn How To:

  • Automate your finances so that you can effortlessly save more money than you thought was possible (Chapter 6)
  • Spend more time with the people you love, while still doing the things you care about (Chapter 7)
  • Say no, in a polite and effective manner, to incoming asks for your time or expertise (Chapter 7)
  • Earn the clout necessary to work remotely from cities around the world (Chapter 8)
  • Take control of your e-mail inbox once and for all (Chapter 12)

If you are tired of working to enable others to follow their dreams rather than being able to pursue your own, The Minimalist Mindset is your escape hatch. Read this book now, and retake your freedom.


What Are Other People Saying About The Book?

Check out the early reviews at Goodreads and Amazon. At the time of writing this post there are 20 reviews (combining both review sites) with an average star ratings of 5/5. :-)

Furthermore, there is an early trend developing that some readers saved more from the advice in Chapter 6 than they spent on the cost of the book. This is pretty cool to see :-)

“The section on money alone paid for more than the entire cost of the book. I have already shared ideas from this book with several friends.”

– Jack Peterson (B.A., Finance & Accounting – Northwest University)

“51 pages in and I took the simple actions that Danny outlined in Chapter 6 ‘Money’ to save myself ~$125 a month on recurring expenses that I didn’t even know about, making the book well worth the investment!”

– Amazon Customer

Those comments made me happy.


A Special Offer (Wowzers!)

Because you are a blog reader, you get access to a special offer. I am so confident that you will get value from this book that if you don’t get value out of the book, I will buy it back from you.

To take me up on this offer, all you need to do is:

  1. Buy the book at any major retailer within the next 72 hours
  2. Read the book

In the unlikely event that you don’t find anything of value in the book:

  1. Within the next one month, send an e-mail to [email protected] with your receipt
  2. I’ll refund you for the book

(Two quick legal things: To qualify for this offer, the book must be purchased from a major retailer before May 12th, 2017 and the refund request e-mail which must include a copy of the original receipt must be received by me before June 9th 2017. Limit 1 book.)


Where To Purchase The Minimalist Mindset

You can buy the book in various formats at:

Buy now at Amazon
Buy now at Apple iBooks
Buy now at IndieBound
Buy now at Barnes and Noble


Something Extra Just For Fun

If you think it would be fun to see yourself on this blog, send a photo of you with the book to either my Facebook or Twitter accounts and I’ll add your photo to this blog post. That way, we can all be part of the launch :-)

JD with The Minimalist Mindset Brooklyn reading The Minimalist Mindset

Patrick Reading

Peter Reading


That’s it! Boy am I glad to finally make this announcement. Thanks for your support and let me know if you have any questions by leaving a comment below!

Buy now at Amazon
Buy now at Apple iBooks
Buy now at IndieBound
Buy now at Barnes and Noble