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Ambitions vs. Obstacles: My Year in Review

Writing about a year is weird. A year isn’t a ‘thing’. It’s 12 months, in which a lot happens. How to sum it up? Why do we even feel the need to? I don’t know, but for some reason it feels cathartic to do so. It allows us to move on from the themes of the […]

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Career Development

Bill Murray: “The more relaxed you are, the better you are”

“I think the only reason I’ve had the career life that I’ve had is that someone told me some secrets early on about living. You can do the very best you can when you’re very, very relaxed, no matter what it is or what your job is, the more relaxed you are the better you […]

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Mindset

The Long and Winding Path to Finding Your Life’s Work (in 4 Steps)

The Clear-Minded Creative may not even know what their purpose is yet. But they will feel a strong drive to create in their heart. A longing in their gut to do something great. They will instinctively know that they have the potential to create something meaningful. Something that moves people, and maybe even helps them or […]

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The Mountain Shores Podcast Returns!

Resurfacing after a few months in his offline hideout, Fabian discusses with Milo the beauty of creating in the real world, the importance of goals, what he has in common with David Hasselhoff and the improbabilities of ever becoming a professional kite-surfer (despite his involvement with Westend Surfing). After a short interruption from a potential psychokiller, we […]

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Personal Development

Trying Not to Try: An Experiment with Effortlessness

I love to find new tips and tricks from books that I can apply in my own life so I was instantly attracted to the idea of being a ‘literary guinea pig’ for Canongate’s Nudge Your World series. The first book in the series, Trying Not to Try: The Ancient Art of Effortlessness and the […]

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How To Be Ridiculously Prolific and Healthy with Farnoosh Brock

I recently had the pleasure of meeting and chatting to Farnoosh Brock, the uber-prolific blogger and businesswoman behind Prolific Living and the author of The Healthy Smoothie Bible (just published this year) and The Healthy Juicer’s Bible, (which sold 30,000 copies last year!). Farnoosh and her husband and business partner Andy live in the US but were […]

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Career Development Creative Inspiration

My Radio Enso Interview: Juggling paid work and personal projects

I was delighted to be invited to take part in an interview for Radio Enso, a fantastic podcast by Gregory Berg, who I met in Portland at WDS 2012 and who lives in San Diego. Greg is a true gent, asks fantastic questions and once you hear his voice I think you’ll agree he was […]

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Clear-Minded Chronicles Week 5 – Do Sweat the Small Stuff

This week I attended a conference about self-employment and small business in Glasgow and got a little bit excited about Apple’s new software announcements. In the meantime, here’s another five podcasts for you (embedded below) and here’s the full playlist for the last week on SoundCloud.

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Clear-Minded Chronicles Week 4 – Tough Decision Time

Wow. That’s May over then. And with it, my successful attempt to record a podcast 5 days a week. At least, I think the numbers work out pretty much ok, as I’ve recorded 22 podcasts over 31 days. I don’t care anyway as I’m happy with what I’ve managed to do, especially given that I […]

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Creative Inspiration

Clear-Minded Chronicles Week 3 – laying the tracks for more enjoyable work

Another week of podcasts for you, most of which ended up having a train metaphor running throughout – plus I answer a comment from a listener on last week’s round-up post. To catch up just go to the SoundCloud Playlist and you can listen to all the podcasts so far.