Archive for the ‘How to play your way to the rich life (Secret 10)’ Category

How to play the money game

I’ve recently got back to writing my 2nd book (about how to find ideas you love, make ’em happen, and make money out of them). And as a result I’ve been thinking about the monetisation part – turning the things you love into an income. I’ve realised that the very first step to playing the […]

How to negotiate a better rate for your work

One of the most common and most important questions I hear from people who want to make a good living without a job is “How I can get paid more for what I do?”. So I asked our special guest expert for this month’s Scanners Night, Simon Horton, to give some advice. Simon Horton is author […]

Let’s talk money – with Judith Morgan

Judith Morgan is one of the UK’s most respected mentors to entrepreneurs and the self-employed and I got the chance this morning to have a chat with her about that hot topic, money. Have a listen to our discussion covering topics such as: What is really holding you back from making more money in your […]

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 […]

5 steps to being brilliant (without being a jerk)

I’m just back from a 5-day break in Sicily at a remarkable boutique hotel. Every so often in our lives we are lucky enough to happen upon something truly brilliant – a restaurant, a hotel, a home. It may be grand or simple, but everything is just right – the food, the decor, the location, […]

“Cars are what I lived for” – John Haynes, creator of Haynes manuals

At 16 years old, while still at school, John Haynes realised that “Cars are what I lived for”. He bought an Austin Seven Saloon, dismantled it, and built a lightweight, open two-seater sports car. Then he had an idea – as he explains in this BBC News interview by Mark Miodownik from last year, “I thought to […]

Pablo Picasso on charging what you’re really worth

One of the great challenges of getting paid to play is learning how to charge what you’re really worth. Unless you master it, you’ll always struggle to make the income you deserve. I have a good record for doing this (see How to become a £1000/day consultant) but I think Picasso really had it nailed […]

Catch yourself feeling rich

One day in the course of writing Screw Work, Let’s Play, I found myself sitting outside in the London sunshine at a Thai restaurant with a friend. As we sipped Lemongrass tea and discussed her imminent move to America to further her acting, the conversation turned to money and doing what you love. I said […]

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 […]

Internet Entrepreneur Daniel Wagner on creating a location independent lifestyle

Not that many years ago Daniel Wagner was working as a Pizza delivery boy. Now he’s created a successful business that he can run from anywhere in the world. So he decided to take the opportunity to leave England and go live in the sun in Cyprus. He recorded this great video on the plane […]