At The Thought Hackers, we’ve decided to write a book, a collection of inspirational stories. The working title is, “Brain Hacks.” How to create lasting change in only 5 minutes a day.

We are looking for stories on love, parenting, living with purpose, overcoming obstacles (trauma, misfortune, loss), inspiration, persistence, and 5 minute strategies to quickly change your mental state. We want stories that move people emotionally, which are universal, which cause you to think, “I need to tell X about this.”

In the words of Jack Canfield, we want our book to: “Cause happy tears, Goosebumps. A lump in your throat. A change in perception. You go weak in the knees. And it changes your life.”

From each author, we are looking for one story, from 800-1,500 words. In addition, we will publish a 200-word bio, your photo, and we will promote any affiliate program you have to offer. If you don’t have one, we will give you a link to your website.

As for the stories, please send them to us in an MS Word document. If you have images, send those as a 300dpi/ppi JPEG image at a high-quality setting. DO NOT use PNG since it can bloat file sizes by 7-10 times.

Ideally, we are looking for original stories, ones that have not been published somewhere else, though we will make an exception in some cases.

When the book is done, it will be marketed in the Kindle and CreateSpace formats, and others that match our mission.

Disclosure: When the book is done, it will be submitted to 20 readers. Each submission will be rated from 1-10. Those with a score of less than 7 will not make into the book. We hope this doesn’t come across in the wrong way. Our intention is to give the best stories to our readers.

We look forward to hearing from you. Questions? Write to

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