How To Self-Publish Your First Book (Part 2): Getting Professional Help

June 17, 2013
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A week ago, I self-published my first book – How To Find Your Vital Vocation: A Practical Guide To Discovering Your Career Purpose And Getting A Job You Love – through Amazon and Smashwords.  In this series of posts on how to self-publish, I look at the journey and the lessons learned along the way.  In this […]

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How To Self-Publish Your First Book (Part 1): Planning, Platform…and a Promise Fulfilled

June 16, 2013
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Why I Self-Published My First Book A week ago, I self-published my first book – How To Find Your Vital Vocation: A Practical Guide To Discovering Your Career Purpose And Getting A Job You Love – through Amazon and Smashwords.  It marked the fulfilment of a promise I had made to myself in August of last year. […]

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How To Build Your Author Platform

September 2, 2012
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The term “author platform” is one that new and aspiring writers are hearing more and more often on their journey to publication. As I make progress towards my own goal of publishing two books in 2013, I’ve been doing a considerable amount of research on the topic. What is an author platform? Why do we […]

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How To Plan Your First Book

August 20, 2012
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Since I announced (to the world and his Uncle) that I’m going to write my first two books by the time I hit 40 in ten months time, I’ve had some interesting responses.  Quite a few have been of the “you’re clearly quite mad” variety – and I’m not going to argue with that – […]

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Two Books in Ten Months: My 40th Birthday Writing Challenge

August 13, 2012
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If there any verifiable signs that you’re heading into a mid-life crisis, one of them may well be the decision to write your first two books by the time you’re 40.  When 40 is just ten months away… Here’s what’s up: I’ve always known it wasn’t a question of if I’d write a book, it was a […]

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Use Your Talents To Find Your Dream Job

August 12, 2012
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Have you ever completed a skills inventory in order to find your dream job? If you’re like most of us, you almost certainly have at some point in your school or working life.  But skills can be learned when we need them, and won’t tell us what we were designed to do. The work I do […]

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How The Olympics Can Improve Your Diet

August 12, 2012
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Today marks the end of the London 2012 Olympics.  We’ve had two weeks of feverish excitement, edge-of-the-seat events and noteworthy sportsmanship. We’ve also had no small degree of controversy, with a new report claiming that the powers-that be at the Olympics  may have missed their opportunity to improve the nation’s eating habits.  But could the […]

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Beat The Darkness: Petter Moen, Anne Frank & Writer’s Block

August 10, 2012
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“The writer must write,” according to Ernest Hemingway.  Easier said than done for anyone who has ever experienced writer’s block, that painful drying-up of ideas and inspiration. Or is it?  On a recent holiday to Norway, I visited the Museum of the Norwegian Resistance in Oslo and read the story of a man who wrote […]

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Your Eating: Are You A Hunter Or A Gatherer?

June 5, 2012
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When it comes to your eating preferences, it pays to know how you’re made. As a sometime follower of the paleo diet, I’m pretty confident that all of us – just like our ancestors – are hunter-gatherers at the physiological level. To enjoy good health, high levels of energy, and relative freedom from obesity and degenerative disease, […]

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6 Ways To Find A Job With The Internet

April 14, 2012
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In my experience, when clients are looking to find a job and get stuck – as in, can’t find suitable jobs to apply for, or are repeatedly rejected from those they do apply for – one reason looms especially large: an unstrategic job-hunt.  I also find that one of the least effective ways of looking for work (but still […]

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