Better writing – Nicholas Bate #Writing

Seven tips towards better writing, from Nicholas Bate: “2. Re-read some of your favourite writers. Step back from the content and notice the form.” Read the full list, here.   Photo by Mike Tinnion on Unsplash

The Basics: Confidence – Nicholas Bate

Another in Nicholas Bate’s series of the Basic 7s. This one is interesting. Working independently as a freelancer, portfolio worker, sovereign professional or even as an individual contributor within a large organisation, it’s easy to have lapses in confidence. Here are seven basic steps to follow: “2. Read about those who inspire you and copy their […]

Meditation and creativity – essential basics from Nicholas Bate

Two more essential sets of basics from Nicholas Bate: Simple Meditation 7 A time to be not just do. … Sit somewhere quiet. Be quiet. Creativity 7 7. … practise the skill of creativity daily. Related? Quite possibly.

Writing and Reading with Nicholas Bate – #Writing

Two sets of seven basics, from Nicholas Bate: Basics: Writing 7 “1. Get up and write. Rain, snow, bad mood, flu. Tough: write.  2.Practise makes better.  3. Force out quantity. Then edit for quality … Basics: Reading 7 “5.Join the library. Support the library. Wander those shelves and discover hidden gems.  6. Give your children from age 3 a book […]

Career 7 – Nicholas Bate

Nicholas Bate offers succinct but invaluable career advice: 1. Money doesn’t motivate; lack of money demotivates. … 7. Once a month, ask the tough question: why would anyone need my skills? The rest, here.

Make great coffee, and 21 other ways to build your personal brand – Nicholas Bate

22 simple but powerful tips from Nicholas Bate. I would argue they work equally well for a sovereign professional as for someone in a large organisation. Including: 13. Remember names, birthdays and catch people doing things right. 14. Find out what humility is and develop it. 15. Never ever, ever, ever be sarcastic. 16. Own your career path. […]

Sleep, feel great again

By beautiful coincidence, I woke this morning feeling great and then read this sage advice from Nicholas Bate: Sleep Until you feel rested. Sleep until you regularly beat the alarm … Sleep as if your health depended upon it. The rest, here.

The joy, power and wonder of reading

… from Nicholas Bate: “… the original not the news article puffery. Read the classics. Read difficult stuff. Read Chaucer in the original and imagine a world without the sound bite. Spend days in a good library, pulling books from shelves and reading deep, deep …”

Small but powerful

Pithy, but powerful, another list from Nicholas Bate:   2. Being on time 5. Remembering names The full list, here.  

Essentials 101, the complete list from Nicholas Bate

The full 101, well worth a ponder: 96. Visit places where there is no concrete, no electricity, no wi-fi. Just as a simple reminder of where you really are and its wonder and power.  

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