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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

Wrapping Up The Year

For those of us who are our own boss and work from home, it's easy to blur the line between work-time and down-time. This is particularly the case when our work feels more like play! About this time of year a few years back I had a realisation. I hadn't set a clear date to finish

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 of the Comedy Store Players on dealing with fear

Every week for the last 25 years, Neil Mullarkey has taken the stage at the most famous comedy club in the UK, The Comedy Store, and started a 2 hour show with no script whatsoever. As you can imagine, he is no stranger to fear. He's also made brave choices with his career, constantly changing

Does your business idea pass the shower test?

A central idea of Screw Work Let's Play is that in order to be successful in launching something new - starting a business, writing a best-selling book, creating an income stream with Internet Marketing - the central topic of what you're doing must be something you have real interest and passion for. There isn't any successful

Mythbusting: "I'll get lonely working for myself"

This is a guest post from Marianne Cantwell of Free Range Humans who is collaborating with me on some very exciting projects around Screw Work Let's Play to be revealed soon. Why working for yourself doesn’t mean working by yourself You’re a people person. You don’t want to be holed up at home everyday, with

The best 424 words on writing I've ever read

One of my favourite pieces of writing on writing that I have ever read is by Paul Graham. Paul is a fascinating entrepreneur. He designed the algorithm used by most anti-spam software around the world and he now runs Y Combinator, a seed funder for startups. He is also a superb essayist. In this short

Fear of failure? It's a myth!

At every step of your journey to getting paid to do what you love, you will be taking a risk - daring to do something new that is a stretch, that you haven't done before. You'll be striding up to an important contact, perhaps even someone famous, and asking them to help you, or to

The hidden factor that's stopped you escaping your job - and how to fix it

If you've begun your journey to do something more interesting with your life and "get paid to play", there will be times when the going gets tough. Have you found yourself losing momentum, getting disheartened? Or worse still, quietly discovered a month has gone by without progressing anything? What's your reaction to this? Give yourself

How to be idle (and still be a success) - a video interview with Tom Hodgkinson

Your vision of the rich life might not be about huge amounts of money. It might be having lots of free time that's more important to you - just as Tom Hodgkinson discovered. Tom is editor of bi-annual magazine The Idler and author of several excellent books including How To Be Idle, How To Be