Archive for the ‘How to choose what to do next (Secret 2)’ Category

Announcing something new

Today I'm announcing something new. It's called LAUNCH! Inside Track and it's all about how to create something super-successful and market it in radically new ways to make it a smash hit - whether that thing is a book, a product, a service, an app, or your own coaching/therapy/freelance/consultancy career. And you're going to learn all that while looking over my shoulder

How to text a billion people about your idea PLUS... an inspiring book

Ever had a good idea you wanted the world to know about, John? What would it be like to be able to send a text message to a billion people across the planet to tell them about it? Well that's exactly what author and activist Chris Ward managed to do this year. Chris is former

How would you like to be a Digital Nomad?

I've spent all this month in Bali, having some time off, giving some talks, and connecting with the Digital Nomad community - a global movement of people who have designed their life to be location independent. It's never been easier to create a business you can run from a laptop anywhere in the world. And a lot

How two Screw Work readers invented the world's first healthy ice cream and made it a hit

Brothers Harry and Charlie Thuillier read Screw Work Let's Play back in 2011 and it inspired them on a series of adventures that culminated in creating the world's first healthy ice cream, Oppo. Oppo has now won several awards, is sold in leading supermarkets, and is in the short list to win business help from Richard

"The shortest answer is doing the thing"

What should you dedicate your life to? What's your passion? Which of your ideas will really pay off? Which one can actually make money? Do you actually have the skills or even the confidence to pull it off? These are the kind of questions that can seize us when we're trying to choose something new to start. Sometimes they

Here's the formula for getting paid to do what you love

What if there was a formula for getting paid to do what you love? Well I reckon I've cracked it. Drawing on all my work with people over the last decade I came up with the Playcheque Formula. The formula has just 4 elements and once you've unlocked it you too can get paid to do something you love.

How to get established quickly when you're just starting out

When you're starting out on your own, it's hard to imagine how you can compete with the big players in your field. How can your idea for a book on personal finance possibly stack up against Rich Dad Poor Dad? How can your idea for a time management app succeed when there are so many other apps out

What to do when you want to start doing what you love but you need money now

So you want to start doing what you love but you also need money - you know, for rent and food and similar luxuries. What do you do? This comes up a lot and the most pressing version of it is when someone has just left their job. The freshly escaped 'player' rushes headlong into writing their book or

Fancy a little bit on the side? (The easier way to start a business)

Last week I asked Screw Work readers a question: "What do you most need help with now in your journey to get paid to do what you love?". I received hundreds of responses that fell into a number of clear categories - from "I don't yet have an idea to start" to "I have several ideas

What dreams have you left behind?

We need to talk... about all those things you'd love to do, love to create, love to make happen...     ...but which have been left behind like this lonely little doggie 🙂     Am I making you feel guilty yet? 🙂     We all have ideas for things we'd love to do –