Content strategy secrets – from beginner to expert

Content Strategy Secrets - From Beginner to Expert

How do you go from a content creation beginner to an expert? Most people take a long time to make this shift because they go about it the wrong way. In this post, I’ll show you the four proven actions you can take today to accelerate your progress. You can apply these content strategy secrets […]

The four steps for how to become a thought leader

Four steps to becoming a thought leader

How do you become a thought leader? In this post, I’ll share the four steps every elite performer in any field takes to get to the top. Plus, three actions to kickstart your progress today. Anders Ericsson and the Science of High Performance Anders Ericsson (1947-2020) was an expert on expertise. He was a world-class […]

Killer content creation value proposition in 3 steps

Killer Client Value Proposition in 3 Steps

To attract your ideal clients you’ll need a content creation value proposition. Content marketing is a modern miracle – you create content, you publish it online and clients turn up in your inbox. That’s amazing, right? Every time it happens to me, I get really excited and I’m proud of my efforts. I’m really pleased […]

How to be focused and stay focused at work

What does it mean to be focused? To be focused, we first need to define what we’re talking about. According to Google, the word ‘focus’ is searched between one million and ten million times every single month. That makes it a very popular and desirable thing. While some of these searches are looking for a […]

How to Write Motivational Stories like Stephen King

Motivational Stories Motivational stories are crucial to our success in life and at work. As human beings, we live in language. And the primary way we do that is to tell stories. We tell stories to others, perhaps at bedtime or in meetings, and we tell stories to ourselves about how the world is and […]

Three Steps to Boost Your Motivation for Productivity Gains

Motivation for Productivity - Getting things done

Motivation for Productivity Do you need motivation for productivity? In their brilliant book, Switch, Chip and Dan Heath suggest the most important thing for being productive is to boost your motivation. (I rapped this book over at Book Rapper as Sticky Change) Think back to the last time you were trying to complete an important […]

James Adonis: The Motivation Hoax – Book Review

The Motivation Hoax by James Adonis

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 of mindless truisms masquerading as inspiration from some enlighted heroes […]

Getting Grit – Book Review

Caroline Adams Miller - Getting Grit

Book Review: Getting Grit Caroline Adams Miller; Getting Grit: The Evidence based approach to cultivating passion, perseverance and purpose. In creating Project Passion I had compiled a great selection of strategies for getting more done. (Many of them are in my book Done) When I read this book I realized I’d made a really big […]

Why We Write: Book Review

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 […]

Project Passion: Inner Goals Over Outer Goals

Goal Setting

Inner Goals One of the reasons that we fail to complete our projects is that we focus on inner goals and not outer goals. Have you ever considered that you might be working on the wrong goal? And, I don’t mean writing a book versus getting a new job. Heidi Grant Halvorson is a social psychologist […]