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

It's not about your idea...

Are you still hunting for your killer idea for a book, business, or other project to make you some money outside of your job? Then watch my 2 minute video:   What will you start? Leave a comment and let us know...  

The player's guide to making your dreams happen

What if everything you'd been told about careers, work, and success was wrong? You've been told to sit and think about what you really want out of life until you know exactly what it is, then set a big goal to achieve it, plot a methodical course to get there, and do the actions on

Welcome to 2013! Let's take the year off

It's the first day of a new year – a time when many of us think about what lies ahead and what we'd like to get from the coming 12 months. I remember one year I had a go at one of those elaborate exercises to review the previous year, set lots of goals for

How to get clear on what you really want to do with your life – and start doing it right now

So you want to do what you love and get paid for it. But what if you don’t know what you love? You can end up stuck for months – even years – not knowing what direction to go, and unable to take even the first step. And that means you stay stuck in your current work –

Complete this sentence: "Before I die I want to..."

Candy Chang is an artist living in New Orleans and creates beautiful, simple projects that bring together strangers in her local community in surprisingly profound ways. In one, she painted a huge chalkboard on a wall with space for people to complete the sentence "Before I die I want to..." and left it for anyone

How to find the answer to the question, "What work would I love to do?"

How do you get to do what you love and get paid for it when you don't even know what you love? If you're stuck in this dilemma, you're not alone. In fact it is the single biggest obstacle I come across amongst people wanting to get paid to do what they love. I've decided

Big dreams, small projects: What do you dream of doing?

It's easy to imagine that big dreams – like creating a wildly successful businesses – are the result of a grand vision that is planned out and then executed step by step. Nonsense! More often than not, a brilliant success starts with a humble project, done just for the fun of it. And it is

How I got fired from the worst job of my life

Working 9-5 in data entry for a widget manufacturer on a Birmingham industrial estate may not sound very exciting. And by God you'd be right. It made life at The Office look like a dream job. And yet there I was, typing numbers into a stock control system all day. I'd finished college and couldn't decide what to do

Relax, your idea won't work

Have you got an idea swirling around your head and you're wondering if it could work? Maybe an idea for a business or a book or some other project? Have you been thinking about this for a while, holding off on getting started until you know your idea will work - that you can do

That tricky thing, momentum

Happy New Year and welcome to 2012! This is the time when we're tempted to define all sorts of wonderful wishes, hopes and dreams for the year. The tricky bit of course is maintaining momentum on that stuff that we want - once life gets busy or the going gets tough. Psychologies magazine to the