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What Distance Would You Go to Find Meaning in Your Life?

I’m going to tell you about an amazing woman who traveled over 1,000 miles to see me…but it wasn’t really about me…it was because of something far greater. She was following her inner guidance, but I’ll get to that in a moment. When my book was finally published this summer, after writing and editing it for 10 years, it was invigorating and absolutely terrifying at the same time. It felt as though I was exposing myself to the world, and not just physically but emotionally, mentally and spiritually as if I was were on display to the world at large. In essence, it wasn’t just this life on display, but it was the compilation of what felt like many lifetimes of wisdom that needed to be shared with the world.

I speak in the Manual about many of the human obstacles to finding true happiness and fulfillment in life, and one of them is our problem with our identity. We have a tendency to over-identify ourselves with our work (I am a Marine, I am a Doctor) or with our possessions (I live in Santa Barbara, I drive a Ferrari) or with our situation (I have cancer, I have 4 children). But we are not our children, nor are we are home, our careers, or our possessions. As trite as it sounds; I am me and you are you…we are nothing more and nothing less. The more I identified myself personally with the Manual For Living, the more painful and disconcerting it was to see it in the world for all to analyze and for all to judge.

However, at some point in the process I made peace. Perhaps it was my realization that since I had already made piece with death through Cancer, I could absolutely make peace with life and that is exactly what I did. I let go, released any expectation to outcome, and simply began enjoying the amazing experience before me. Since that time, the journey has been truly incredible, and the response has been far greater than I could have imagined.

Journey of a Thousand Miles Fortune Cookie Pic 300×225 There is one person specifically who I would like to tell you about…a truly amazing woman who I had the honor and privilege of meeting, who shared with me how her life has been transformed by the Manual For Living. As you can imagine, I was inspired and humbled to meet this incredible woman and it was one of the most moving and exhilarating moments of my life as an author so incredible in fact that I wanted to share it with you. I confided in her today that if in the end, I wrote the book only for her, it would all have been worthwhile…

“I am a firm believer that when a person is ready, the teacher will appear, my teacher appeared when I picked up the Manual for Living! I have struggled with depression, addictions of all sorts and wounds from the past that still hurt me today . I have been searching for inner peace my whole life. I got great comfort and many questions answered from the Manual for Living.  I have started picking it up when I am feeling “lost” and I have not been disappointed with the message that I receive. The  book made such an impression on me I drove 1000 miles to meet Seth. What a wonderful soul he is! I am very skeptical of people in general, much less someone in the public eye, but Seth lives his message and it is clear to see that when you are around him.  I have given this book away to over 10 people and I will continue to give it away because I believe in the message it holds.” Kim

Thank you Kim!


The Manual For Living changes lives, I can tell you that it really does. I also hope you can understand that I really did write the book for you. I wish I could post all of the feedback and amazing testimonials and endorsements I have received on the book (and perhaps I’ll do that over the coming months) but in the end this book is not about me its about YOU. If you haven’t purchased it yet, I HIGHLY recommend that you give it a try. In fact, I am so certain that this book will change your life for the first time ever I will personally give you a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!  Its very easy simply order an autographed copy of the book from my website ( If within 90-days of ordering the book, you decide FOR ANY REASON that you don’t like it, I will fully refund you for the cost of the book. I ask only one thing give it a try! Read it and try it out on your life. If it doesn’t work or if you don’t like it just email me at or call me at 303-350-3990, and I will PERSONALLY refund your money you don’t even have to tell me why! What do you have to lose???


WDAY AM970 Square One more thing I had a great interview with Christopher Gabriel on WDAY Radio AM 970 in Fargo, North Dakota today! In case you missed it, you can listen to it on my website. It’s only 16 minutes long, and it gives a great overview of the Manual.

Many blessings on your journey,


Seth David Chernoff is an award-winning author, two-time cancer survivor, highly successful marketing professional and founder of multiple companies. His new book is Manual For Living: Reality, A User’s Guide to the Meaning of Life. His work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Popular Mechanics, Business Week, USA Today, and on national TV and Radio.