Today, practicing gratitude is one of the most powerful ways I can transform my mood if I’m in a funk. Yes, it does take practice. Old habits die hard. For example, in the past, I could only be grateful for big-ticket items: a new job, for example. Today, I feel grateful for the small things: the smell of coffee, a smile, or someone offering me their seat of the crowded tram (come to think of it, that’s a big one!).
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With 16 years experience as an editor and senior journalist in the mainstream press, I have an established track record for creating great content -- stories, links, tweets, blogs -- quickly and efficiently across a wide range of industry sectors. I am an editor, journalist and content marketer.
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Having a strong view without offending someone is impossible. Perhaps you take exception to my last sentence. If so, I've proved my point. When we talk about what we know to be true, someone always disagrees. Most thought leaders are comfortable with this in their day-to-day work. They can look sceptics, doubters and critics in the eye and answer them with stories, and data and compassion. When it comes to committing your views to print, it's a different matter.
My clients tend to struggle with choosing from too many ideas, not too few. And, since most of us (I include myself here) stew on the idea of writing a book for ages before we sit down to write one, many ideas are jostling in a queue for attention.
When I am talking to thought leaders – coaches, trainers, and speakers – about writing their books, I can almost see the question bobbing in the front of their minds: ‘Can’t I just pay you to interview me and write my book?’
I sat down at a café table a month ago and watched my daughter’s eyes brim with tears at the implications of the US President Donald Trump coming to power. The hate, the division and the stupidity floored her. I feel the same. At that moment, I decided to make sure every blog I wrote this year included a reference to the stupidity of President Trump. My blog is not a political one – it’s about the positioning power of writing business books and blogs – but weaving a reference to President Idiot into all my blogs makes my task more fun. We are drawn to ...
About 10 days ago, a chocolate brown poodle ran in front of my push bike, and I couldn’t stop in time. I fell off and ended up in a hospital with a broken wrist and received what the doctors like to call lacerations (horrid gashes) to my knee and my forearm. Ouch ...
When you enter the world of publishing, you enter the world of media, copyright and intellectual property law. The biggest risk is that you will defame someone, and they will sue you. I try not to discuss stuff that can go wrong as a writer; most people are already terrified of publishing. However, this is important because it’s easy to make a slip up that might land you in court, paying a fine, or pulping your book. We publish to build our reputation, not to have it trashed.
One of the biggest gifts of Christmas is our collective decision to take some downtime. It gives us time to think and reflect. Sure, we seem to have to work ourselves into a lather of busyness before giving ourselves permission to rest. But then we try – en masse – to chill out.
What’s the difference between a poor quality business book and a brilliant one? The thought that the author puts into their work before they put ‘pen to paper’ – metaphorically speaking. And all great thought begins with a question. So before you get started knocking out your masterpiece, ask yourself.
There is a growing trend for experts to write books, but few have written a book series. Business development expert, Robyn Haydon, is the exception. Haydon is an early adopter of self-publishing. She wrote her first book 10 years ago, and used it to launch her consultancy. ‘I’m a business development advisor for people who go after large customers and contracts in multiple millions of dollars. I help people who want training and coaching to write winning proposals, and I also work with them on the proposals themselves.’