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Are you cleaner than a badger?

How badgers helped me create a new healthy habit.

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Want to get paid to do whatever you want?

Finding meaning and purpose in what we do is a universal human need. And it’s something we should also look for in the work we do. Or do you just want money?

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Why getting paid ruined my morning

Sometimes we get swept away by our troubles that we miss what we know is important to us. And that’s a valuable lesson I learned one cold morning.

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My neighbour wanted to electrocute my dog

How helping my dog overcome her fears helped me deal with my feelings of overwhelm.

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The Problem Of Being Too Focussed

I’ve always had a vague sense of direction in my life. This has kept me moving forward and helped me to grow. But, several years ago I was reminded about the danger of being too focussed and not paying attention to what’s around me.

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I’m not a Russian ballet dancer

How to discover your talents when you don’t think they exist

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How to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel

Predictability is critical for all small business owners. Just as it was for Jean-Jacques Savin. His barrel had no sails, no paddle, no engine…

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Ignorance is not bliss

The saying, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you” can be incorrect. As Petyr Baelish (Littlefinger) informs Ned Stark in season one of Game of Thrones, “What we don’t know is what usually gets us killed” is more accurate. Ignorance is certainly not bliss, it can be dangerous. From December 2002, for seven months, I […]

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How I find wild boar and new clients

Referrals are the most common way I get new clients, but I don’t have any control over whether my clients recommend me or not, except by doing the best job I can. I could try to attract new clients with online ads on platforms like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Instagram. But I’d be putting adverts […]

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Copywriting: A skill for the apocalypse

One way we can reduce the suffering and anguish of potential future events is to consider the worst-case scenario. If you’ve already thought and rehearsed how you might prepare when things go wrong, then you’re ready if it happens. I have a list of over 58 reasons why I write. One of my favourites is that […]