1. Todoist: the filters I use

    This is the second post in a mini series I’m doing on how I use Todoist. The first was about how I stay focused using a custom start page. Here are the filters I currently…

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  2. The 30 Day Writing Challenge is back

    There’s just a few days left before the 30 Day Writing Challenge begins which means there’s still time to sign up. Perhaps you have a blog that’s gathering dust or there’s a book you’ve been…

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  3. AirPods: first impressions

    I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of AirPods since they were announced in September last year. Mine finally arrived after ordering in late December. Here are my initial thoughts after just over a days use:…

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  4. Mastermind groups for freelancers: what and why?

    You’ve probably already heard about mastermind groups and how great they are. I know I kept hearing about them. So, last year, I started a mastermind group to find out what it was all about. And…

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  5. 2016: year in review

    As the year draws to a close, I like to look back at what was and looking forward to what might be. This is my second year in review post, the first being last year.…

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  6. On burning out

    As I sit here, tapping away on my keyboard, I feel like a fraud. A charlatan. An imposter. I feel like what I’ve been through isn’t that bad. Like what I’m about to say is…

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  7. Seasons

    Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like An Artist, recently wrote a great post called Seasons. He describes how Corita Kent, an artist who lived in Boston, would sit and observe a maple tree in her garden…

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  8. 30/30

    Phew. 30 blog posts in as many days. There were a few close calls; days when I thought I’d slip up. But I’m glad I persevered. 30DWC has been incredibly rewarding, in no small part because…

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  9. My favourite drink

    This is my second filler post during 30DWC. I was on deadline today, so any time for writing went out the window. It’s now 7.30pm, the project has gone to the client for review, and…

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  10. Impact

    Today I recorded a podcast with Darren Beale for his show Knuckling Down. It’s the first time I’ve appeared on a podcast. As the red light started blinking, the nerves hit. I fumbled my words…

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  11. How to thrive in tomorrow’s world

    The majority of the tools I use to do my work didn’t exist 10 years. The code editor I use, Visual Studio Code, was only released a year ago. Responsive web design was coined by…

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  12. Clouds and dirt

    I recently picked up a copy of Gary Vaynerchuk’s latest book, #AskGaryVee. It’s a fun read, with the self-confidence and raw energy you’d expect from Gary. It’s what I call a loo book: the Q&A…

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  13. Monthly themes

    As April draws to a close, I’m starting to reflect on the 30 Day Writing Challenge. I’ve found the challenge to be hugely beneficial to my own writing practice, even though the original intent was to help…

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