Motivation is an illusion
23 Nov 2016
Lately I’ve been thinking about motivation and how you make progress on your goals. First, in a week of serendipitous moments, I read an article by Amy Hoy. Then I listened to a podcast with Jocko Wilink who both talked about this...
The Five Minute Journal
23 Sep 2016
Sometimes life gets the better of you. I have been aiming to write an article each week but with limited time available it’s easy to let it slip. Suddenly you realise it’s been six weeks or so since you last posted. Limited...
Own What You Care About
09 Aug 2016
If you’re anything like me you have a lot of stuff, accumulated bit by bit over the years. A wardrobe of clothes you rarely wear, shelves full of books, racks of CDs, DVDs and games plus all sorts of other paraphernalia. I...
Priorities and Progress
29 Jul 2016
I’ve resolved myself to keep a weekly publishing schedule but this week I’ve been using my scheduled morning writing time to prioritise working on and launching an email course at work. Last night I didn’t think I would reach my target for...
22 Jul 2016
Have you seen the brilliant “We’re the superhumans” trailer on Channel 4 for the upcoming Paralympics? I dare you not to be moved. It’s inspiring and uplifting to see the lengths that people go to, to overcome and achieve something. The title...
How I use Alfred to turbo-charge my daily work
15 Jul 2016
If you’ve used OS X on a mac then you’ve probably used a feature called Spotlight, a built-in function which helps you find and open applications and files on your computer. In recent releases it’s gotten smarter by getting results from more...
DYFConf EU Retrospective
09 Jul 2016
The website for the European Double Your Freelancing Conference guaranteed that I’ll leave rejuvenated with a list of actionable takeaways that can be applied immediately to my business but did it really live up to that billing? An amazing venue It was...
11 May 2016
You’re probably familiar with the oxygen mask routine on aeroplanes. The flight attendants make it clear that parents should always put on their own mask first before helping their children. Why do they do this? If there’s a sudden loss of pressure,...
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