Mark Molony – Mindfulness and Productivity

Mark Molony – Intention and Attention Mark Molony is a coach, counsellor and educator. He is the co-founder with John Bruna of the Mindful Life Program. Over the past 30 years, Mark Molony has spent a lot of time watching people trying to get things done. In fact, most of his conversations are sparked by […]

Four Levels of Being Accountable

Peter Cook - The New Rules of Management

I’m currently reading Peter Cook’s book The New Rules of Management. It’s about implementation and how to get things done. Peter suggests that implementing projects that matter is the new mantra for management. Wired for the Short-Term One of the things that stand out for me from reading his book is sections on how to […]

Mark Molony – Mighty Mindfulness

In Episode 71 of the Ideas Architect Podcast we talk with Mark Molony about mindfulness and it’s usefulness to help you lead the way in life and at work. Mark Molony Mark Molony has worked with thousands of people from many different walks of life to help them learn and deal with life and work. […]

Seven Examples of Rituals

Examples of rituals - shaking hands

  What are examples of rituals? One of the eight elements of Ideas Marketing is the ritual. Whilst we normally associate rituals with religions, they also work in Ideas Marketing to presence your big idea daily. This is crucial because our ultimate goal is to have our fans and followers live our big idea every […]

When You Are Your Business, Part 2

Mind The Gap

Previously we shared three rules for business that are different for when you are your business. Today, we offer four more rules for you to consider if you are a solopreneur, individual business expert or personal consultant. Your business lives in your head Are you finding it hard to switch off? Always checking your email? […]

When You Are Your Business

Mind the Gap

The Solo Business Gap Have you fallen into the gap? I read a lot of books… the usual range of business stuff on marketing, branding, strategy and a whole lot more. Also, I work with individual business experts and I run my own business as a solo operator. When I link these two activities I […]

How to Write Better

How to Write Better

Recently, I’ve had a few people comment on my blog writing. And, mostly it’s been favourable. Generally, the comments suggest that I write in a comfortable, casual and friendly way. And, the ideal compliment, ‘It’s like you’re talking to me’. This is usually followed up by the question, ‘How can I write better?’ Here’s seven […]

Six Keys to Deliberate Practice

Six Keys to Deliberate Practice

What are the key things that separate the best from the rest? If you said ‘practice’ then you’re half-right. In his brilliant book Talent is Overrated, Geoff Colvin suggests ‘Deliberate Practice’ is the difference between the top performers and the also-rans. It’s not random practice. In fact, it’s the opposite. It’s a life-long pursuit of […]

How to Overcome Distractions

Overcome Distractions

Over the past couple of weeks, the words have just been flowing. I feel like I’ve written some of my best blog posts! Today, I want to add to this list and for me right now it’s just not happening. So, instead of writing about Ideas Marketing, I’m writing about how to overcome your distractions. […]

Shawn Achor: Success Formula

Shawn Achor

Best Book of 2014 Recently I shared the ten best books I read in 2014. And, at the time I wrote that list I had read 49 books for the year and had one more book to reach my goal of 50. Well, a funny thing happened. The 50th book I read was the best […]