Are You an Alarm or the Dawn Chorus?

When there is something big to shout about, we shout. If there is imminent danger, we scream. If there's something good that turns up in our lives we turn up the volume and become the town crier. I recently found a new social network, for instance, and it rocked so hard that I became a total town crier. Oh-yay! Oh-yay! Oh-yay! Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye! A new social media tavern has opened in ye olde webbe of ye worlde. However... in general... is that a good plan?

Short term it works. For instance, that network I mentioned has an affiliate deal attached, and doing my town crier bit built me a downline of 2,899 people in 7 weeks (it's 7 weeks today, actually). Didn't spend a bean on ads either. So, yes, it works. But, long-term you need more than just a bell and a fun hat (if you're not getting the town crier reference, I wrote a blog post on it). 

Alarm Bell

When your alarm bell first goes off, it wakes you up. If it's a new alarm/ring tone it wakes you up right away. Your...

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"The Hundreds": Ancient British Strategies for Online Marketing Domination

I basically live in Harry Potter world. The local town to me is well over a thousand years old, and despite having internet access, we still have a Town Crier who 'Oh-yays' important news in the High Street. Along with that is the ceremonial relic of an ancient system of justice and society, the posts of which remain. If you feel the need, you can run for the office of Ale Taster or whatever. Basically, a good excuse to nab free bevvies in the local pubs in the name of 'quality control' and tradition. 

Anyhoo... as I was contemplating the quirks and obscurities of life in ancient towns and villages in England, I realised that there's one little thing we used to do back in the day that's absolutely bang up to date when it comes to building online tribes. Here's the scoop...

The 10s and the 100s

Back in the day, we had a little system of order based around a model that makes perfect sense in a network marketing or viral marketing context. When young men (obv substitute whatever...

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Freedom Friday - July: Power-Up Playbook, Clarity System, & Powerful Leadership Coaching Program FREE!

This month's Freedom Friday is a little different. For one thing, I didn't post about it on the blog on the first Friday of the month due in part to the fact that I got SWAMPED when I posted it on social media. Lol. However, I now have some spaces left to coach you peeps for free with this offer, so it's time to put it on the blog. The second way it's different is that it's not just free for 24 hours. It's free for the whole month, on a couple of conditions:

  • While stocks last (i.e. my time. First come, first served. If you miss out on me, I'll set you up with a coach I've trained, so get in early if you want to work with me).
  • You need to read the first 7 pages of the workbook before our first call. If you can't read 7 pages, you don't have what it takes to be an indiepreneur.
  • You get one free coaching call where you're not obliged to buy anything, and I bear the cost. After that, if you DO decide to invest in tools or training with me, you unlock another two free coaching calls!


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Yesterday's History. Tomorrow's a Mystery. Make Yourself Great Now!

I was thinking the other day, about the situation in America. I have many thoughts. Not a big fan of the current administration to be honest. That said, I'm not going to delve into all of that here. Instead, I want to talk about something I noticed about BOTH major parties. 

The Republicans are urging the electorate to pine for a 'golden past' with the phrase 'Make America Great Again'. If they'd stopped after word three, it would be a call to action for the future. If they'd made 'again' 'now' it would be a call to action for the present, but they chose the past. 

The Democrats are urging the electorate to strive for a 'golden future' by emphasising they are progressives and talking about how things could be better in the future if the current administration were gone. 

Neither party's marketing - beyond the usual muck fights of day to day politics - is focused on the now. 

It occurred to me that the only place things change is in the now. Eckhart...

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This is Me!

I left you to your own devices for a month. Did you miss me? 

There are times in life when you need to put everything you have into building something that matters to you. That's what I've been doing, and everything else has needed to take a back seat while I've done it. 

I've been building you a magazine and a membership site. I've been integrating and editing. I've been putting in place training for your mind, resonance for your soul, creativity for your heart, and an engine room to help pad out your wallet. It has been a HUGE task, but once it's done I won't have to do it again. 

During the time I've been doing this, I've had an accident that left me with a dangerous infection and a four-inch scar on my leg.

I kept going.

Then I caught a virus.

I kept going.

Then I got an infection in my eye and couldn't shut it properly.

I kept going.

I've had tech breakdowns.

I kept going.

I've had emotional breakdowns.

I kept going. 

I lost many weeks worth of work.


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How We Can All Work Together to Heal Toxic Masculinity

Thoughts and prayers alone aren't helping with the pandemic of violent attacks we've been seeing in the news lately. 

If only there was something we could all do to help shift the planet a little closer to peace.

I believe there is, and it starts with a conversation. That conversation could be with a friend or it could even be with yourself. 

Here's your free audio training about how YOU can help the world become a more peaceful place today. 

Feel free to comment inside the product, but please also copy and paste your comments here so we can keep the conversation going on the blog.

I appreciate you.


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I'm Bringing Bodacious Back... and it's COSMIC!

Wow. Sometimes, the timing on things just blows my mind. This'll be a woo-woo post, so if that's not your thang, skip it. However, if you're open-minded to other people's experiences, suspend disbelief for a few mins and let's chat. 

Bill and Ted Are Back!

First things first... OMG! Bill and Ted are coming back!!! Having a Gen X moment. We don't have many of them, so expect caps and exclamation graffiti. You have been warned!

Bill and Ted may seem a daft little Gen X film to many, but it's so freaking deep. Trust me on this. Philosophy, religion, visions of peace, and time travel. What's not to love?


Second things second... this is FREAKY. At the time of writing, this news was literally just announced a few minutes ago. Bill and Ted did their bit in the 1989 (Second Summer of Love if you were in Britain. It. Was. AWE---SOME!) Anyway, I randomly thought about the word 'bodacious' the other day. I've heard maybe one or two people say it in the last decade. "That's it"....

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Freedom Friday: 10 Quick Mindset and Success Habit Hacks

  1. Honour the struggle: bring the joy
  2. Sleep for at least 7 hours a night
  3. Meditate
  4. Write and read affirmations
  5. Send yourself cards
  6. Understand that you are mind, body and spirit
  7. Drink enough water
  8. Work in 50 min chunks
  9. Read or listen to books every day
  10. Invest in your own success

If you're here on the day I posted this, you're entitled to access the course I've made on this FOR FREE!

If you got here late, entry to the party is on a sliding scale. Check here to see where the pricing is today.

Here's how Freedom Friday works:

  • On the first Friday of each month (and sometimes other Fridays too, if I'm feeling super-generous) I will release a mini-course on this blog to thank the loyal members of the Indiepreneur Academy Community (A.K.A. Kickass 'Clockerflies'). 
  • For the first Friday the course is FREE
  • For the next Saturday the course is $7
  • For the next Sunday the course is $27
  • Then it goes up to $37-$497 ongoing

Loyalty PAYS

Loyalty matters to me, so I incentivise the heck out of...

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Are You GDPR Compliant Yet? (URGENT Info If You Build Lists Or Sell Anything Online)

I'm scurrying away, getting all of this sorted at the moment, and you should be too. The deadline to get your online space legally compliant with the new rules is 25 May 2018.

Here's the dry info. If you're very left brain dominant, it might make sense. Have fun! 

Most of us don't have the time to filter through the 350 articles the site lists about GDPR, so I thought I'd give you a blog post as a resource you can skip through in an afternoon instead of needing to turn back time so you have enough time to go through all of this. Sound fair enough?

This is super-complicated legal stuff, so I'm not even going to attempt to explain it. Instead, watch these videos by my epic planning chum Sophie Jewry and GDPR genius Neil Penny and get your ducks in a row or unicorns in formation or whatever...

What is GDPR and How Does It Affect Me?

  The GDPR Lowdown for Email Mailing Lists

What Do I need to Do With My Website to Ensure It's GDPR Compliant?

Good luck!



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Do You Really Want to Herd Me?

Are you a cat person or a dog person? Pet preference aside, whether you act more like a dog or cat is at least partially down to when you were born. 

Understanding this won't just help you to squeeze more value out of your marketing budget, and make more sales, it could also save you from brain damage. 


This training is so powerful that I couldn't just throw it on my blog, so I've turned it into a mini course for you, and I'm giving it to you absolutely free! Yep. Grab a pen and some paper, it's go time! A couple of things first:

  1. I'm giving away prizes to my best blog commenters. There is a space for comments inside the course and I'd love to see your comments there, but copy and paste them here too. The course will open in a separate window so you can pop back here easily and paste them in to be in with a chance to win.
  2. Share this around! If you get value from it, I'd love it if you'd use it to help us grow this community. The more of you commenting...
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