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Lesson 5: Keep Changing Stuff

As part of the Commit or Kill campaign for Book Rapper, here’s Book Rapper Lesson #5. Who am I? What I’m about to share with you is not textbook stuff. You’re unlikely to hear it said ‘this is the way to do it’. And, it worked for me. The first ever issue of Book Rapper…

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Lesson 4: Build Your Identity

As part of the Commit or Kill campaign for Book Rapper, here’s Book Rapper Lesson #4. What Do You Do? I’ve had some interesting experiences running Book Rapper. One of the most profound is being introduced as ‘The Book Rapper’. It typically looks like this… I meet someone and they ask the usual “What do…

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Lesson 3: Do it in Public

As part of the Commit or Kill campaign for Book Rapper, here’s Book Rapper Lesson #3. Publicly Private or Privately Public The internet and social media are causing some interesting shifts in how we live. For instance, privacy and publicity have merged, blurred and swapped places. Now, some people are sharing publicly what others wouldn’t…

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Lesson 2: Have a Direction Not a Plan

As part of the Commit or Kill campaign for Book Rapper, here’s Book Rapper Lesson #2. Planning Things My bias in life is to plan things. Therefore, it’s probably not a surprise for me to declare that I have a Masters Degree in Architecture. Architects are the ultimate planners. That’s all they do. They don’t build…

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Lesson 1: Start With What You Love

Following on from yesterday’s post, I announced a one week Commit or Kill campaign for Book Rapper. During this seven day campaign I’m going to share seven lessons I learnt from doing Book Rapper. Here’s the first in the series… Start at Step 1, not Step 2 Book Rapper was born out of sitting down…

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Project Check: To Commit or Kill?

Are you stuck in a rut? Lacking motivation? Struggling to energise yourself? If this is you, then it might be time to check in with what ever you’re working on. And, it might be time to commit or kill. One of the great killers of energy and aliveness is the feeling of resignation. This usually…

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The Best Social Media Case Study

When I talk to clients and colleagues about social media, there is one question that almost always gets asked: “Can you suggest some examples that are like our situation?” My impolite answer is usually “No.” Well, I don’t usually say this, and I most certainly don’t just say that. My interpretation of what is really…

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What Do You Need to Do Your Work?

I’m currently travelling. Delivering a presentation in Wellington New Zealand this morning. I’m up way too early… 4am Australian time. And, would you believe I’m so early for my presentation I have time to write this blog post! Mmm… I’d trade it for sleep! Anyway, one of the interesting things about travelling is it exposes…

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I’m Not Blogging Today

I’m not blogging today. I’m in Wellington still preparing a presentation for tomorrow… This breaks my run of blogging every day since 2nd November 2011. Over 150 days… Oh well, the streak is over… PS: Does this count as a blog post?

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