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Finding Your Voice Online – Interview with Nicola Balkind

Are you a writer, or do you want to be?  Then you’ll probably want to have a listen to this in-depth interview I recently recorded with Glasgow-based Writer and Content Specialist Nicola Balkind. Nicola is giving a workshop in Edinburgh on Finding Your Voice Online (at the Skriva Writing School on Friday 23rd October) where she will help writers create “a […]

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(Un)Productivity Summit: podcast, video & photos

At the beginning of this month I attended the first ever World (Un)Productivity Summit at Gladstone’s Library in North Wales. In attendance were: Michael Nobbs (Wales) Mary Gordon (Scotland) Lourenço de Azevedo (Portugal) Fabian Kruse (Germany) Milo McLaughlin (Scotland) The summit consisted of a gentle curriculum of talks, walks, chi kung, meditation, crocheting, research and writing in the beautiful library, accompanied by […]

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Hear Three Successful Freelancers Tell Their Stories

On our rather infrequent podcast about (un)productivity, Fabian and I recently talked to three successful freelancers who all generously shared their stories with us. Our good friend and regular guest Michael Nobbs even joined us on one occasion from Wales, of all places. As if to prove how inadequate the word ‘freelancer’ is as a noun, our recent guests make […]

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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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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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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.

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Clear-Minded Chronicles Week 2 – Balancing Work, Play and Health

Well I’m pleased to say I’ve managed to keep up with recording my new daily podcast for the Sustainably Creative One Thing a Day in May challenge so far (the rules stipulate 5 days per week).

So for those of you who haven’t spotted these on my various social media accounts, or if you simply missed one or two or more of these, here’s a handy round up of the week’s recordings.

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Clear-Minded Chronicles #6 – Mindfulness, Creativity and The Beatles

I’ve been doing mindfulness meditation for over a year now and I find it beneficial to my health and creativity – but how does it compare to David Lynch’s preferred method of transcendental meditation and where do The Beatles fit into it all?