Archive for the ‘Time management for creative people’ Category

How to create more time

We had a fantastic time on the 30 Day Challenge last month with our 200 participants.  One of the most surprising discoveries is just how much people can get done in a short period of time when you really focus. On the challenge we teach how to make real progress on what matters to you in

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

Why don’t we do the stuff we really care about?

You get your important work done just fine in your job (even if it’s at the last possible moment). So why don’t you make such consistent progress on your own projects? What happened to your plans to change career, start a business or write that book you’ve been thinking about? Did you put it aside

How to plan a life-changing project in 5 minutes

Sometimes the things we most want seem overwhelming to achieve - like finding work we love, starting our own business, or launching a range of products. The Screw Work Let's Play solution is the Play Project. Use Play Projects to try out a possible new work direction or business idea and start it right away

Join the 2011 Play Revolution

If your promises to yourself for this year include finding a way to get paid for something you love, I want to help you do it. Last year, Screw Work Let's Play hit the bestseller lists, was raved about in The Times - twice - and this year, it's being translated into Dutch, Italian and Korean. But we've

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

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

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