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Career Development Marketing

What can Jack Nicholson teach us about marketing?

Hello. The question I’m posing today is: What has Jack Nicholson got do with the basics of marketing? Well, in Seth Godin’s book ‘This Might Work’ (a humungous collection of blog posts he wrote between 2006 and 2012), he explains the five basics of marketing. He references one of Jack Nicholson’s great early films, Five […]

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Career Development

How to get people to read your shit

Do you want people to pay attention to your creative work? You might want to read this first. 1. Know your shit Bestselling author Steven Pressfield is a big believer in the value of learning on the job. In his latest book, Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit, he talks about how stints as an ad […]

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My story

Laying a Stronger Foundation – My 2016 Recap

I’m extremely grateful for the position I’m in at the end of 2016. If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know I’ve worked hard over the last few years to prioritise my health – both mental and physical. That decision really has meant a new way of life for me, and the transition […]

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Productivity

The Art of Taking Action: Quotes and Notes

Welcome to the fourth and final part of The Art of Taking Action series, in which I share a few other ideas from the book I found useful – from Krech and a few of the other contributors. In part one I wrote about the central ideas in the book The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese […]

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Productivity

The stress of not getting things done

Welcome to part three of The Art of Taking Action series. In part one I wrote about the central ideas in the book The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology, by Gregg Kech, and in part two we explored musician Shinichi Suzuki’s thoughts on procrastination. In another excellent essay in the book, Trudy Boyle shares […]

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Productivity

The truth about putting things off until tomorrow

Welcome to part two of The Art of Taking Action series. In part one I wrote about the central ideas in the book The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology, by Gregg Kech. As well as Kech’s own writing, the book also features essays by other contributors which also have some great insights on the topic. […]

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Productivity

The Art of Taking Action

“Consider the implications of a life in which you don’t have the power, focus, or single-mindedness to do what you say you will do. Imagine the countless times your wiser self decides on a particular course of action, only to be blown off course by the merest breeze of immediate desire. There’s a helplessness, a […]

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Mindset

Living Constructively

“Each day should be devoted to miracles. The purpose of time is to enable man to learn to use it constructively.” A Course in Miracles It’s the very first day of 2016. We, collectively as human beings on earth, are about to take another trip round the sun. How immensely exciting is that? What an […]

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Mindset

Living the Life of the Mind (Without Going Crazy) – with Margaret Pinard

Margaret Pinard is one of the good pals I’m grateful to have made through writing this blog. She has been very supportive over the last few years  – thanks Margaret! I asked her to write for you about life as a self-published author – because she’s managed to write and publish three entire novels since I’ve known her.

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Creative Inspiration My story

A Month of Mini Time Capsule Videos

It’s hard to admit this on my blog that features the word ‘creative’ in the title, but I’ve been creatively blocked for a while now when it comes to my own projects (as you might have guessed by the lack of posts recently). I have a bad habit of starting up something creative with great gusto […]