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

If you don't do it, no one else will

The interesting thing about any significant creative project you undertake – whether it's a book, blog, or business – is that while you might have a title (and even a strap line), you don't really know what it's about until you dive into making it. Sometimes you think you know at the start, but it always

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

How to start a business - one play project at a time

By Selina Barker, Head Coach at Screw Work Let's Play Ian was stuck. He knew he didn’t want to carry on in his job in an ad agency, but he had no idea what he wanted to do instead - or even what he could do. Ian was a classic case of a frustrated creative. Bright,

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

What to do when your idea's too big

You've got an idea you want to put into action - an idea for a business, a mission to become famous, or a vision of making a living doing something you love. But... it's BIG. Too big. It requires you to quit your job. Or it needs a lot of money. Or a whole team

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

Why self-help books don't work (and what does)

I'm a fan of self-help books - as you might expect being an author of one. Self-help books have changed the way I view the world forever, they've inspired me to believe I can have what I want, and they've shown me how to create it. But we all know they don't always work. We

Neil Mullarkey - 25 years on stage without a script

Neil Mullarkey is one of the pioneers of the Comedy Improv movement. The Comedy Store Players, of which he is a founder, celebrates its 25th anniversary today. Neil has had a remarkable multi-faceted career. He appears on stage at The Comedy Store with Paul Merton, Josie Lawrence and other well known comedians, runs corporate improv