Episode 400 – Ask me anything!

Episode 400 - Ask me anything!

How can I start running when I absolutely hate running? What’s your one big, albeit lesser known, tip for writing your first book? Have you tried smoked chili peanut butter yet? When I put out the call for questions for this quadricentennial episode, I could never have imagined the response.…

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Episode 399 – Ice Cold Leader with Errol Doebler

Episode 399 - Ice Cold Leader with Errol Doebler

“You have to get in front of what you’re writing. You have to look at it and you have to type a key. If you don’t, it’s just not going to happen.” Errol Doebler knows a thing or two about discipline. He’s been a Naval Surface Warfare officer, Navy SEAL…

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Episode 348 – Written with Bec Evans and Chris Smith

Episode 348 - Written with Bec Evans and Chris Smith

‘How can you get to more people beyond coaching courses and beyond webinars? Well, you write a book.’ Bec Evans and Chris Smith met in a bookshop and have worked with books, writing and authors ever since. As co-founders of Prolifiko they coach writers to be more productive, and as…

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Episode 287 – Writing and happiness with Megan Hayes

Episode 287 - Writing and happiness with Megan Hayes

‘The individual is a research project, every time we try something new we’re being a kind of scientist in our own life.’ Megan Hayes studied the links between writing and happiness, and the first thing she discovered is that it’s both more powerful and more complex than we think. Yes,…

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Episode 276 – The thousand-day lessons

Episode 276 - The thousand-day lessons

Earlier this year, I passed the 1,000-day mark in my #goldenyear running streak. In this week’s episode, I reflect on what I’ve learned from building that habit, and what it’s taught me about writing, resilience and when NOT to wear shorts.  A short episode this week, but I hope you’ll…

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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 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 70 – The Best Bits

Episode 70 - The Best Bits

Pure gold from the last 9 episodes of The Extraordinary Business Book Club – insights, ideas and inspiration from some of the world’s leading writers and book people and some who’ve just begun the journey. Hear from: Christian Madsbjerg (Sensemaking) on creativity Roman Krznaric (Carpe Diem) on an innovative way to use your book’s content Bernadette Jiwa (Hunch) on…

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Episode 58 – How to Have a Good Day with Caroline Webb

Episode 58 - How to Have a Good Day with Caroline Webb

Caroline Webb writes about the everyday, the little things that make a big difference to how we feel: being interrupted, boring meetings, feeling stressed, late-night emails, giving directions to someone who’s lost. So on one level, How to Have a Good Day is an everyday book. What makes it remarkable is…

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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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