On the podcast this week I talk to Megan Yelaney who is a business coach and host of the Pretty Awkward Entrepreneur Podcast. I really enjoyed this interview and took away so many actionable tips of things I need to do or improve.
“Why do certain groups add up to be greater than the sum of their parts, while others add up to be less?” This is the main question that this book explores. This book will help leaders who want to create a collaborative culture in their company, as well as creatives who want growth in their projects.
This week I made one of the biggest changes I've ever made to my business. I switched email providers from Mailchimp to ConvertKit (affiliate link). While this may not seem like a big deal to some, I've been a Mailchimp user for the last 5 and a half years, it's become the #1 I interact with and grow my audience and by my estimate and I've sent around 15 million emails using Mailchimp. It's a huge behind the scenes change to how my business operates (kind of like a liver transplant for your business). Moving to Convert Kit is a decision that's been years in the making and in this post I'm going to explain what lead to this change.
In the past, I’ve been pretty open about how I don’t want to scale or grow my business. If in 5 years I’m in the same place as where I am right now and I’m still enjoying my work, I wouldn’t have an issue with this.
To be clear, I still do what I can to be more efficient and earn more. My goal is to grow without sacrificing time or freedom.
With Unlabel, you will learn how to discover your own voice by overcoming fear and taking action, what it means to deliver on your promises, why failure is essential, how to understand how your product or service makes people feel, and how to recognise if your nostalgia for the past is hampering your ability to envision your future.
You’ve probably heard loads of advice about how to be more productive. Perhaps you’ve been told (probably by me) to block your tasks onto your calendar. Maybe you’ve tried the Pomodoro technique or the Getting Things Done (GTD) method. Some people will tell you to write down “three absolutes” for the day or week.
I hear from people all the time who are confused about which tools to use and how they all fit together. In this day and age, most of us rely on a collection of tools and services to organise our tasks, plan our time and to actually do our work. However, things get tricky when you consider that some tools are quite similar and it's not always clear when you should use what. To help clarify some of these issues so you can get a better handle on your own “technology stack”, I've called in my good friend, Kia (pronounced “Kay”) Kamgar.
Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion. Written by a former international hostage negotiator for the FBI, this book and summary offers a new, field-tested approach to negotiations, whether in business, in your personal life, or at home.
The average CEO reads about 60 books a year or 4-5 books per month. Reading is often positioned as being a prerequisite for success. For example, Warren Buffet reads for 5-6 hours a day and Bill Gates reads 50 books a year. They read a lot which is why they're successful.
But is this really accurate?