Episode 345 – Glow in the Dark with Mark Leruste

Episode 345 - Glow in the Dark with Mark Leruste

‘Your story is about you, but it’s not for you. Someone, somewhere woke up this morning needing to hear your story to not feel alone.’ For most of us, it’s hard for us to see how our personal story fits into our professional life. But Mark Leruste believes that your…

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Episode 344 – STOP with Sarah Sparks

Episode 344 - STOP with Sarah Sparks

‘We are designed for acute episodes of stress, but what we’re not designed for is chronic episodes of stress. That’s stress after stress after stress, and that’s what most people are living with, day in day out.’ Looking back, Sarah Sparks can see that her body was trying to tell…

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Episode 343 – Decoded with Phil Barden

Ever wondered why people don’t immediately shout ‘Of course!’ and shake you warmly by the hand when you share your insights with them? It’s because we find new ideas hard to accept, especially when they contradict things we’ve believed up until now. So how as a writer can you help…

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Episode 342 – Don’t Fix Women with Joy Burnford

Episode 342 - Don't Fix Women with Joy Burnford

‘How do I… move from being a curator to a creator? That was a big shift for me, and I think I got there in the end.’ People often talk about the value of the finished book – for the author and for the reader. Less talked-about is the value…

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Episode 340 – The joy of constraints

Episode 340 - The joy of constraints

We don’t live in a perfect world. If you’re hoping to write a business book, I bet there’s something that’s getting in your way. Not enough time, lack of focus, morning sickness, a global pandemic…  We can’t get rid of these constraints, but we CAN get smarter about them, and…

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Episode 339 – Positively Purple with Kate Nash OBE

Episode 339 - Positively Purple with Kate Nash OBE

‘We are not here to be inspiration. Instead [we] invite back those who feel inspired to think about what they’re inspired to do as a consequence.’ From the moment her well-intentioned mother spoke wistfully about the possibility of her getting ‘a little job’ when she was afflicted by chronic rheumatoid…

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Episode 338 – Crafting Connection with Felicity Dwyer

Episode 338 - Crafting Connection with Felicity Dwyer

‘It’s important to think about connecting with ourself first [because] whatever kind of interpersonal communication we are involved with, we are always there.’ In her 3D model of communication, Felicity Dwyer starts by inviting us to consider how we communicate with ourselves. It’s a profound and often moving process, but…

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Episode 337 – Corporate clowning with Em Stroud

Episode 337 - Corporate clowning with Em Stroud

‘Because we are the truth tellers, we say really what’s going on. Because we use humour, we get away with saying stuff that other people can’t… The art of clowning about, really paying attention, serves me in every place that I go.’ I’m willing to bet you’ve never met a…

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Episode 336 – Ten Year Career with Jodie Cook

Episode 336 - Ten Year Career with Jodie Cook

What kind of timescale guides your thinking? Do you focus on how great things will be when you make a killing selling your company decades from now, or do you prefer not to think beyond the end of the day? When it comes to business success, choosing your time horizon…

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