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The site is drawing a nice crowd from around the globe. Here is a screenshot of a "Visitor Map":

I am happy that submissions are coming in from readers. If you are enjoying the site and get value from reading other people's thoughts and rules, return the favor by submitting your "Five Rules For Life".

Mentions on the Internet:

I like being able to bring readers something that is free but delivers tremendous value. "Five Rules For Life" is a site that fits that description...It is no secret to long-time readers that I am a firm believer in motivational materials and the power of positive thinking. "Five Rules For Life" combines both, and offers the reader insight into what other people from different backgrounds consider to be "the most important rules to follow for a happy, successful, and fulfilling life". Check it out - it just launched today with around 30 submissions (including mine!) can literally spend an hour or two going through them and pick up some great wisdom. - Trader-X, The Trader-X blog.

An interesting blog site asks contributors to submit their five rules for life, along with a sentence or two of explanation. It's a worthwhile exercise for reflection, because the rules ultimately have to be expressions of your deepest values and beliefs. Below are the five that I offered...see the rest here. - Dr. Brett Steenbarger, Psychologist and Author.

Ooh, has launched! I have five rules on there (as do lots of people scarily more important than me). :-) - Ali Hale, Writer (The Office Diet, Aliventrues).

...editor's note - not true, Ali's "Five Rules" are excellent and she is just as important as anyone!!!

Because I’m a total sucker for life lesson self-help crap, I love the idea of a web site that compiles various individuals’ "five rules for life." - Gina Trapani, founding editor of, Author, and creator of Smarterware.

You'll find pearls of wisdom rolled out like we like them: in short, quick bursts. No long "self-help" articles. No drawn out stories. No nagging about bad habits. Just some words of advice you can use - or ignore - from authors, CEOs, teachers and regular guys. - The Bachelor Guy

Das Blog “Five Rules for Life” sammelt, was der Name verspricht: Grundsätze des Lebens, jeweils in Fünferpäckchen eingereicht von den Lesern. Hier etwa sind die fünf Regeln von Gina Trapani (über deren neues Blog Smarterware ich die Website gefunden habe), als Einstieg gut geeignet ist auch diese Zusammenstellung besonders eindrücklicher Regeln, die Jon D. Andre, der Herausgeber, in regelmäßigen Abständen wiederholen möchte. -

Gestern habe ich eine interessante Seite gefunden. Five Rules For Life...Ist ja fast schon zwingend, dass wir so eine Seite bei uns vorstellen, oder :-) ? Viele, viele lesenswerte Ansichten und Einsichten kann man da bestaunen… und sich nebenbei über seine eigenen Gedanken machen... - Hilfe beim Leben

...editor's note - my German is a little rusty...I either owe them money, or they like the site!

Interviews and guest articles:

[Awe, it's gone.] A brief history of "Five Rules For Life" on Effortless Abundance

Creating "Five Rules For Life"

Pre-launch reviews:

Here are a few random quotes from the first two dozen people I solicited to participate:

"Great idea - count me in."

"What an intriguing idea...I would love to participate."



"The link didn't work. Is it porn?"

"Dude, this is a great thing you are doing. I can't wait to share it with my kids, I think they will get a lot out of it too."

"This sounds like a neat project and I'm honored to be asked to contribute."

"Love the site!! Our human race can be quite insightful!"

"Writing my five rules was quite an eye opening experience."

"It was an uplifting exercise."

"You made me do some deep thinking at the beginning of a New Year. Thanks!"

"Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. I got locked out of my Facebook account."

"The site looks fantastic. It is going to be a positive experience for everyone that visits it. How did you think that up?"

"Really cool idea. Why can't I think of something like this?"

"What a motivating site. I love reading other people's rules. Great job!"

"I am amazed at how this is coming together. Reading what others are writing is very uplifting and motivational."

"I'm on a fierce book deadline. Can I contribute in October?"

"This is a blast!"

"You caused me to do a lot of soul-searching. It was really good for me. Though my wife is pissed, because she has been trying to get me to do that for years."

"Do I know you? Why are you writing me?"

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