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New Year “What Ifs” Part 3 – The World Domination Edition

The “What Ifs” I’m asking you to consider in this third and final part of the series were mostly inspired by my trip to Portland for the 2012 World Domination Summit (aka WDS2012), which was definitely up there as one of the most life-changing events of 2012 for me. Whilst I went there expecting to […]

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New Year “What Ifs” Part 2

This is the second post in a three part series where I suggest various “what ifs” for the new year instead of typical advice about making resolutions. Read Part 1 Part 2 contains some bigger, more challenging ideas about what you could possibly do during 2013 – and it just so happens that the first […]

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5 Ways to Stay Sane During the Festive Season

“And so it’s Christmas, and what have you done?” Sang John Lennon. Well the truth is, I’ve done bugger all over the last few days except for play the brilliant Walking Dead game on the iPhone. Why? Because I get a bit overwhelmed by just the thought of Christmas. Here’s a few ways of coping […]

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Previously, On the Ditch the Day Job Diaries…

When I first left my job in February to become a full-time freelancer, I starting doing a regular video diary about my experiences to share with subscribers to the Clear-Minded Creative newsletter. Although I initially intended it to be weekly, that wasn’t entirely realistic, and I only ended up filming 14 episodes. The final episode […]

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A Year of Clarity Update: We Did It! 20 People Will Get Clean Water

Wow! I’m blown away by people’s generosity. Not only did we reach the target I set for my birthday campaign, we doubled it – meaning instead of 10 people in Rwanda getting access to clean drinking water, now approximately 20 people will. You can see the results over at the Charity: Water site: http://mycharitywater.org/year-of-clarity It’s […]

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My Bid for World Domination in 2012

In two week’s time the second World Domination Summit is taking place in Portland, Oregon. The event is organised by Chris Guillebeau and the speakers at the event include some of my favourite bloggers/authors, including Jonathan Fields, Pam Slim, Scott Belksy and Danielle La Porte. Here’s a video from the last event: [tentblogger-vimeo 28062040] When tickets […]

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Staring Failure in the Face

Sunday, 7:30am. I wake up in unfamiliar surroundings. I realise I can stretch out on the bed, even though she’s here too. It’s a bigger bed than I’m used to. I look up and see sunlight streaming in through the curtains. It feels warm. Paris! The first morning here. A trip to celebrate our first […]

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Berlinstagram

A few of the photos I took on a recent trip to Berlin, given the Instagram treatment. I was there for the weekend for a friend’s stag do (or bachelor party). It was great fun, and I loved the city. Despite the recent buyout by Facebook, I still really enjoy Instagram as a way of […]

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My May Morning Routine Challenge

It’s 3 months since I went freelance, and I’ve been recording a video diary almost every week to document how things are going, which I’ve been sending out to subscribers of the CMC newsletter. However a few weeks ago the videos stopped (as any subscribers will have noticed). I had a lot of great feedback […]

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I’ve Just Run Out of Excuses

Yesterday I left the civil service after almost exactly 10 years to the day I started. You can read some background to this in one of the previous newsletters. Somewhat spookily, given this was my last day of repeating the same routine over and over again, this happened on Groundhog Day. Another coincidence – on […]