Archive for the ‘How to work out what you really really want (Secret 1)’ Category

How to be a scanner and still be a success

Recently I received an email from someone who had just read my book and had been hit by the realisation that they are a ‘scanner’. This is a transformational moment for a lot of scanners – to finally have a label for themselves. If you are a scanner you might remember the moment yourself. If […]

Are you ready for the death of the job?

Last week, Google chairman, Eric Schmidt, issued a stern warning at the World Economic Forum. He said that the jobs problem will be “the defining one” for the next two to three decades because the constant development of new technology will mean more and more middle class workers losing their jobs. And as several other experts have stated, […]

The conversation that changed everything in my career

A short exchange with a complete stranger twenty years ago changed everything for me in my career. Watch me explain in this, possibly my most candid, video exactly what happened and see if you think differently about your own career afterwards. This video is one in a series of interviews on the topic of ‘Conversations […]

How to start a business – the ridiculously simple step by step guide

Last week I was teaching 50 people how to find an idea they could make money out of and turn it into their own business. And I realised that far too many people would love to do the same thing but don’t know how to take the very first steps. So… I created a 2 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]