Pre-Launch! 5 Ways to Help Others Think Like a 5-Year-Old

Finally!! On June 2, Think Like a Five Year Old hits the shelves! Regular readers of this blog know I like to share posts of ideas in sets of 5. It works well with a book that has the number 5 in it! Here’s my latest list with what’s happening at the book launch and how you can participate.


1. Get the Preface and Chapter 1 for Free Today

Get the Preface and Chapter 1 of the book for free when you join the community here at! Click here to get the Preface and Chapter 1 now. Share the link with your friends and use the hashtag #thinkfive.


2. Tell Others and Help the Book Go Viral

I believe this book can help people learn their creativity story: what they once had, how they lost it, and how to get it back to create great things. I’m asking you to help me share the story of this book with others and maybe make the world a little better.

To that end, I am using a great new platform, Thunderclap, to curate and gather all the social posts of support in advance so that they all launch simultaneously on  June 2, 2015 at 9am. With your help, the book’s on-sale date of June 2nd will make a big social impact. All it takes is a two clicks to participate.

At the top of the Thunderclap page, click the link to support the book via Twitter, Facebook, or both. Get the word out to your friends and followers and ask them to do the same. Click here to show your support for the book on launch day!


3. Use a Hashtag

Use #thinkfive when you post about the book on social media. Watch the hashtag on social media on June 2 as everyone’s messages are simultaneously shared around the world.


4. Buy the Book on Launch Day

Make an appointment with yourself to buy the book on Launch Day, June 2 at any major book retailer website such Amazon. The more purchases that are made on launch day, the better it does in the rankings, which is one of the best forms of publicity.


5. Write a Review

Once you’ve read the book, come back here to link through to one of the retail sites below and post a review about it online. Click here to see what others are saying so far.


  • amazon
  • b&n
  • cbd
  • BAM
  • cokesbury
  • parable


About The Book

You were once a creative genius.

Each of us once exercised great creative power. The problem is that somewhere along the way we have lost sight of our creativity. We’ve given in to forces that would steal and destroy our innate joy. We don’t feel creative, and consequently, we don’t feel fulfilled.

According to a recent Gallup report, only 13% of people are “actively engaged” in their jobs, 63 percent merely put in their time, and the remaining 24% are actively disengaged. People are bored at work, at home, in personal habits, and in their spiritual lives. Over time a pattern of loss in vitality and a shift towards fear, comfort, and consumption is leaving them feeling unfulfilled and less creative.

Think Like a Five Year Old explores a documented phenomenon in which people almost universally exhibit genius-level creativity as young children but lose it as they become adults–and what we can do to reverse this trend. I believe that every person is called to a life of creativity. This means knowing how you are made, reclaiming your passions, learning the craft of creativity as an act of faith, and surrendering the creative process to God.

In Think Like a Five Year Old, learn the story of your creativity: what you had in the beginning, how you lost it, and how to get it back. Then, once you reclaim your wonder, learn how to use it create great things, in your personal and professional life.


I am very grateful for your support! This book has been a labor of love six years in the making, and your support means the world to me. Together, we can help make the most of the book’s launch day. Thank you for lending your voice to help make Think Like a Five Year Old a success! Please contact me directly if I can be of any assistance.


About the Author

Len Wilson

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Christ follower. Storyteller. Strategist. Writer. Creative Director at St Andrew. Tickle monster. Author, Think Like a Five Year Old (Abingdon).