Episode 195 – Practical Inspiration Author Day takeaways

Episode 195 - Practical Inspiration Author Day takeaways

This week saw the first ever Practical Inspiration author day. More than 40 authors at every stage of the journey – from just signed up to three years post-publication – to share stories and tips and to support each other.  There were workshops on overcoming procrastination and marketing your book,…

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Episode 174 – Work Fuel with Colette Heneghan

Episode 174 - Work Fuel with Colette Heneghan

‘If you ask people do they have a plan for the week, do they know where they need to be, do they know the clients that they’ll be meeting, they’ve prepared for that… Then you say, “What are you going to have for lunch?” And they go, “What?”‘ Most of…

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Episode 162 – How to Have a Happy Hustle with Bec Evans

Episode 162 - How to Have a Happy Hustle with Bec Evans

‘[The principles behind the book were those of] the lean startup: build, measure, learn, which meant running experiments, testing stuff with users and iterating and improving… treating it as a whole series of prototypes.’ In writing her first book – How to Have a Happy Hustle – Bec Evans drew…

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Episode 149 – Building out the brand with Graham Allcott

Episode 149 - Building out the brand with Graham Allcott

Graham Allcott is one of the most productive people I know. Which isn’t surprising. His book How to be a Productivity Ninja was a huge success when it was first published five years ago, and has become the cornerstone of his business, Think Productive. There’s a new edition of that…

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Episode 109 – Books and business models with Steve Scott

Steve Scott started writing and publishing to build his business, but pretty soon his business became writing and publishing books: he now has more than 70 to his name, all focused on helping internet entrepreneurs succeed. In this week’s podcast this multi-bestselling author reflects on what he’s learned about the…

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Episode 94 – New Year, New Writing Habits

Episode 94 - New Year, New Writing Habits

Welcome to 2018 – what are you planning to do with it? If the answer – in part at least – is ‘some worthwhile writing’, this episode is for you. I’ve pulled together some of the best thinking and most practical advice from past podcast guests, and sprinkled in more…

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Episode 62 – The Year of the Book with Glenda Shawley

Episode 62 - The Year of the Book with Glenda Shawley

I met Glenda Shawley in January 2016 when she came along to my ‘The Year of the Book’ workshop, in which writing productivity guru Bec Evans and I helped a small group of entrepreneurs get clear on the book they wanted to write and plan how they were going to achieve…

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Episode 43 – Book and Platform with Kelly Pietrangeli

Episode 43 - Platform and book with Kelly Pietrangeli

Back in 2012, Kelly Pietrangeli and her friends had a brilliant idea for a book. Project Me was all about helping busy mothers balance their lives with more effective time management, productivity skills and goal-setting, using tools techniques they’d developed for their own lives. They began to write, but then: ‘It…

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Episode 38 – How to be Really Productive with Grace Marshall

Episode 38 - How to be Really Productive with Grace Marshall

I’m fed up with saying, ‘I haven’t got enough time. I want to have a different conversation about time.’ Grace Marshall was naturally disorganised, but also incurably impatient. She therefore decided the only way to make sure she was able to develop her business while raising a young family was…

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