Archive for the ‘How to be happy’ Category

Stop faking it

A few days ago I watched a youtube video of someone playing a song on the piano. She was one of the 200 participants in the 30 Day Challenge and she had responded to one of our exercises by taking the risk to record a video of her playing and show it to the other

Losing a hero is tough...

Today, I am still reeling from the news of Steve Jobs' death. Losing a hero is tough and Steve has been a hero of mine for many years – from my time as a software geek to my life now, writing and running my own business. Yesterday when I should have been writing my new

My great motivational speech: you're going to die

I'm not your typical motivational speaker. I'm not Tony Robbins (the big guy with the teeth and the headset) and I don't try to be (not least because I'm over a foot shorter than him). And yet I often get asked to speak. Earlier this year one of those invitations was from the lovely, wise, and somewhat

Postcard from Bali

This is a copy of my email newsletter sent at the end of a month living and working in Bali. The wonderful thing about creating your own business today is that you can design it to be portable. All you need is a laptop computer, a mobile phone, and a WiFi connection, and you can

Obvious to you. Amazing to others

You have new ideas and thoughts every day and you've probably had more than one that could make you some money. But... how many of them do you act on? Do your ideas seem too obvious to you? Do your talents seem like 'nothing special'? Then take a lesson from Derek Sivers, musician, entrepreneur, and

What's your big adventure?

Our Head Coach, Selina Barker, is about to set off on her own big adventure. She's packing up her life, reducing all her possessions, and putting everything that remains into a campervan named Beryl. Then she sets off for a 6 month road trip around the UK and Europe, meeting people, having fun, and running

Are you a self-help addict? Check for these 4 warning signs

I love self-help and I'm guessing you do too. All those books, courses and workshops can genuinely help increase your happiness, success and wealth (they have mine). But how much is too much? When have you become a self-help-aholic? See if you recognise these signs in yourself or anyone you know: It all starts off innocently enough with

Who do you hate? (Or "How to get unstuck")

Here at Screw Work Let's Play HQ we've been busy getting ready for the Screw Work Let's Play Programme which starts tomorrow. On the 8 week programme we deal a lot with the internal blocks that stop people getting the working lives they want. As a result, we've learned a lot about why people get

Meet your tribe of players, scanners & entrepreneurs

If you're reading this blog, chances are you're a creative person with a lot of ideas (otherwise known as a scanner). And your biggest challenges include choosing which idea to pursue, making it happen quickly, and turning your best ideas into something that might make you a living. If that's the case, don't try and

How to end your year on a high

So, how was it for you? What was your 2010 like? No doubt there was some good stuff and some not so good. How will you remember the last 365 days? I think most of us remember the bad all too well and forget all too easily the successes and good times we created. The