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The Motivation Hoax by James Adonis

James Adonis: The Motivation Hoax – Book Review

James Adonis, The Motivation Hoax James Adonis, The Motivation Hoax – A smart person’s guide to inspirational nonsense, Schwartz Publishing, Carlton, 2018. Inspirational nonsense! Yep, that pretty much sums it up for me. Instagram and Facebook and to a lesser extent Linked In are full with mindless truisms masquerading as inspiration from some enlighted hero…

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Meredith Maran - Why We Write

Why We Write: Book Review

Editor Meredith Maran has compiled a peek behind the curtain of some of the world’s best writers in her book, Why We Write. She secured 20 acclaimed authors to share their thoughts on how and why they do what they do. Each of the authors has written a short chapter talking about their careers coupled…

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What Are You Building With Your Blog?

I’m often asked, “How can you justify the time, effort and energy to blog everyday?” Here’s four ways I could respond… 1 I’m not writing a blog, I’m writing a book Generally, I’m writing about stuff that I will at some point collect into a book, ebook, online course or something similar. So… how many…

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Not a manifesto

The Five Big Reasons NOT to Have a Manifesto

Photo by Kai Pilger on Unsplash Manifestos are not for everyone. Previously I shared 17 reasons to have a manifesto. But a manifesto is a high-powered tool and in this post, we provide the alternative view: The five big reasons NOT to have a manifesto. Are you happy with your current results? If you’re happy…

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17 Reasons to Write a Manifesto

17 Reasons to Write a Manifesto

Do you need to write a manifesto? [Updated and expanded November 2021. Previously titled as ’17 reasons you need a manifesto’] A manifesto is a public declaration of your intent. In other words, it’s you standing up in front of other people and saying, ‘I’m going to do this’. It could be a goal, a…

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