Dull Axes and Boxes of Unused Stationary

Back in my tailoring days – before the bankruptcy hit me – I had a lot of decisions to make. Should my website run on Joomla, or WordPress? Should I advertise, or blog, or network? All of the above? Some decisions were bad: for an end-user, Joomla really isn’t a handy platform to use – […]

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Your Secret Weapon, But I Think You’re Holding it Wrong

Did you know that you have a secret weapon? Something so powerful, it would give you a totally unfair advantage over everybody else. Ok, so it’s not an actual ‘secret’ – we all know what it is, and we all have one: A mind. Except, you’re holding it wrong. You might be different, but that’s […]

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My Rules for Having Calm, Focused, Super-Productive Days

I recently installed a few rules in my day, and fell in love with them faster than a adolescent boy falls in love with the prom queen. They’re mostly based on making my deep-work (which I call Make Time) as efficient and effective as possible. They might help you too. Problem is, we often jump […]

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You Can’t Get There from Here, Because ‘There’ Doesn’t Exist

“There” is a moving target. It’s a spectre, always changing. Whatever goal you may have, or dreamlife you dream of, you can’t reach it. “There” doesn’t even exist, not if you have your head on straight. Oh sure, you can reach ‘sustainable business’ or ‘full time artist’ or ‘only A-grade clients’. But then what? That’s […]

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It’s Not That I’m Hollywood, but…

…I do get a weekly manicure. (Which a visiting friend called ‘very Hollywood’) Now for a guy, you might find this odd – but there’s a point I want you to get, something that might help you. Right, a manicure. Do I not groom myself? Yep, I do. I comb my hair, shave daily etc […]

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Gullible Breed…

There’s a scene in Men In Black, where a group of people accidentally see an alien get caught. Tommy Lee Jones flashes his memory wipe thingy at them, and proceeds to tell them a BS story, to replace their memory. Something to do with light reflecting off of a cloud of swamp gas, so that […]

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This is Why Your Progress Isn’t Faster

If you compare where you’re at with your business, to where you’d like it to be next month, next year, or five years from now… How well are you on your way to getting there? The decisions you make, are they getting you closer – are you on track? Because between the here&now and the […]

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Tick Tock…

Lost money can be re-made. Abandoned relationships can be revived. Forgotten goals can be brought back into the picture. Lost weight can be regained, and lost again, if you put your mind to it. The saying goes “A healthy man has a thousand wishes, but a sick man only has one”. Which follows pace nicely […]

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Green Eggs and Constraints

In 1960, the founder of Random House publishers challenged Dr. Suess, saying he wouldn’t be able to write a children’s book using only 50 words. The bet was $50, and once ‘Green eggs and ham’ was written, Dr. Seuss had won the bet. If that doesn’t tell you that constraints are good and not bad, […]

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The antidote for feeling bad, hurt, angry, frustrated, upset, etc etc

Angry with someone? Remember rule #6. Upset, hurt feelings? Remember rule #6. Feeling battered by the unfairness of life? Remember rule #6. Impatient, wanting results now even though you know that things take their time? Remember rule #6. Annoyed, frustrated, unhappy with life? Remember rule #6. What is this mysterious rule #6, you might ask? […]

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