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Give away your best stuff

Draft 1 of the first chapter of my book is live on the kicksmith.com website.It’s obviously meant to be part of a whole book but I got impatient and I thought I’d give it away for free. Cos FREE stuff is AWESOME! Head over to kicksmith.com/free to take a...

Your Story, Your Future

I have may stories. I have many occupations. I have many passions. And when I get asked “what do you do”, I always revert back to the standard answer. “I’m a web designer by trade but I do a whole lot more”. Then the conversation sparks off into multiple directions...

▪️LESS IS MOR£▪️

New Year and a new way of doing things. Like a cat sniffing the air… There’s something going round in the zeitgeist. Something very close to my heart. ?Simplicity? I wrote about it a while ago after a few things popping up in my life. ??The Minimalists documentary on...

▪️2017▪️

▪️2017▪️ Less social, more connection. Less consuming, more creating. Less surface, more depth. Less niceness, more truth. Less seriousness, more laughs. Less complications, more simplicity. Less tactics, more strategy. Less ideas, more execution. Less business, more...

Fanoconomy

Entrepreneurship — It’s not about you. Lemme say that again… IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU. It’s about your fans/customers. Sure, they’re there because of you but not because you’re cool, you do cool stuff or even because of anything you sell. They’re there because you’re...

The 51%ers

Humans, we’re a funny bunch. A bag of chemicals acting on crazy hormonal whims and searching for safety and love. Most of us are wandering around with zero clue about how to run this crazy flesh machine we’ve been given and we continually bump up against things that...

OBJECTIVE (why) > STRATEGY (what) > TACTICS (how)

I’ve been guilty of getting this arse first on more than one occasion ? The lure of the monies is everywhere. I was a kid in a sweet shop. Or big kid with a twitchy “Amazon one-click” trigger finger. More booooooks!!! Tactics were tempting me from all angles. Tactics...

My Manifesto

I have this crazy idea. It stems from the Kevin Kelly essay called 1,000 True Fans. The idea is that you produce your work and attract 1,000 true fans who love your work so much that they pay you £100 a year so you can product more of what you do. That would give you...

How to deal with Empathy Fatigue.

What the hell is that? Imagine this… You find yourself waking up on Sunday morning after a productive week and realise that you’ve produced more for your clients than you have for yourself. No matter how hard you try, nothing seems to work. It’s what Creative...

One Step at a Time

Yesterday felt like the longest day of my life.I sat at my desk for hours staring at my screen.Pressing one keystroke at a time.I was conscious of every action.Time stood still.Press. Click. Press. Click.When days are hard, just pressing one button is the only thing...