Now is the time of year where things can get pretty hectic — and likely already are. Today’s offering in Lifehack’s 12 Days of Giveaways is one that can serve to slow you down when you’re going to need it the most. It’s a great book by Patrick Rhone (Minimal Mac, the Enough podcast) called Keeping It Straight: You, Me & Everything Else, and it’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.

But before we get to that, let’s find out who won yesterday’s giveaway.

Our 8th giveaway was courtesy of AgileBits, and one lucky Lifehack reader had the chance to win 100% off a single order up to $50 from their online store. Since 1Password is the company’s most popular product, we asked the following question:

“What are the first 3 online accounts you would secure with 1Password and why?”

And the winning entry was left by goeasgles21, who was really specific when they said:

“1. iTunes – to finally thwart my teenaged daughter/hacker who likes to go on shopping sprees; 2. Amazon, to which I send a goodly portion of my income every year; and 3. My bank, so that what remains of my income stays where I put it.”

Definitely smart uses for 1Password. Congratulations!

Today’s giveaway

Today, Patrick Rhone has offered different versions of Keeping it Straight to three lucky Lifehack.org readers. What is the book all about? I’ll let the book’s website describe it, as it does it best:

Keeping It Straight is Patrick Rhone’s very personal meditation on his own life and experiences. His clear insights identify the jumble and distractions of life today and offer simple and useful advice on how to discover and focus on what really matters. This collection of short essays is filled with clear, direct, and useful observations on productivity, life, and living.

Here’s what’s up for grabs, courtesy of the book’s author, Patrick Rhone:
1 ebook edition
1 paperback edition
1 signed hardcover edition

If you need to get some perspective into what you’re doing, how you’re doing it and — most importantly — why you’re doing it, then you absolutely must pick up Keeping It Straight. It is truly a holistic reading experience. I can’t wait to read his next book, Enough, comes out.

How to Enter

In order to enter to the giveaway, you need to leave a comment below or on our Facebook fan page that answers the following:

“What is one thing you are going “keep straight” in your life in the coming year?”

Leaving a comment on both our Facebook fan page and here at Lifehack.org will get you 2 entries, so but you need to give us two items that you like the most – no copying and pasting!

The Fine Print

Employees of Stepcase (including current independent contractors of both) are not eligible for this contest. The winning entry will be judged by the Stepcase Lifehack editing team and the winner will be notified on the platform in which their winning entry was placed (either on the Lifehack.org Facebook wall or by email through our commenting system here on the website). For those entering the contest with a comment on our site, in order to be considered eligible, you MUST leave a contact email when leaving a comment (it’s the only way we’ll know how to contact you). Entries must be submitted by 10 am Eastern the following weekday and winners will be chosen by 12 pm Eastern time on the same day. The winners will be announced the same day on Lifehack.org, and will be notified beforehand.

Good luck!

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