I’m guestwriting a post of the Gapingvoid newsletter this week, on the subject of superabundance. Here it is!
100 Days, 100 Grand is now a boxed product! And direct buyers get £100 off the RRP of £249.95. That’s £149.95 all in, including shipping if you’re in the UK. (Contact me if you’re not and I’ll quote a price: right now I take PayPal, with a plan to add Amazon Pay shortly.)
The Plus Pack includes the main workbook – the same 1,200-page edition on Amazon and in bookstores – plus a grab-bag of extras including the short primer How to do Freelancing, the 244-page 100 Days Journal notebook, and 13 A3-sixed colour wallcharts with section summaries and handy hints for you to stick to your wall as aides-memoire.
How can I offer this discount? Your Plus Pack comes direct from the author – no middlemen taking a cut (in the book industry, that’s 35-55% of the price you pay.) And, of course, I sign each copy with a thankyou from me. If you’re looking to start your freelancing journey with 100 Days, 100 Grand, why not start with the Plus Pack?
The latest little volume in my “How to … ” series is out. How to do Welfare is my take on the problems of government assistance, and how it fails to help the people who need it most – with a solution based on Universal Basic Income thats works financially for the UK. It’s out today on Kindle and in paperback, but you can download a free PDF here.
The 100 Days Plus Pack is nearly ready to ship! In addition to the main book, it includes 48-page primer How to do Freelancing (a bestseller in its own right) the 244-page 100 Days Journal to track your progress, and a set of aides-memoire A3 posters to stick on your wall. Why not put in your order today? Right now I’m taking PayPal, and will be adding Amazon Pay soon. Roll credits …
There’s not much a freewheeling freelancer can do during a global pandemic, but given the volume of work-related stress I’m seeing across the web I can do this: release PDF versions of my little books How to do Freelancing and How to do Life … for FREE.
One’s a primer setting you up with the principal methods of successful freelance working, the other is my collection of tips on health, wealth, and happiness. (From someone who’s been doing the lot for 18 years.) No obligation, no paper trail. (I don’t even record your email.) So if you think they’d be useful to you – or anyone you know – click the pix above and download ’em.
Hugh McLeod’s Gaping Void cartoons have been making business make sense since the 90s … and today I’m writing his newsletter! Read about the secret of business at the GapingVoid blog.
This week I’ve been in New York, in my other capacity as a freelance copywriter. Working for a special client: Google!
I’m under NDA, so can’t talk much, except to say: the office is everything you thought it was. Fun design, playgrounds and ping-pong tables, free food everywhere. But most interesting is the building. It’s the old Port Authority Building – at the time, New York’s most expensive real estate transaction ever – and it takes up a whole city block, as you’d expect.
But more interesting than that is what the building does. As a past housing for infrastructure, it’s where a large number of transatlantic telephone cabling and optic fibre enters the USA – the building was once home to a telephone exchange. Which means, of course, Google sits atop the fastest, broadest bundle of bandwidth anywhere in the world.
My August self-challenge was to write up my thoughts on the healthcare sector, in the same little-book format as How to do Freelancing and How to do Life. One day clear of my Aug 30 deadline, both paperback (ISBN 978-1-912795-27-7) and Kindle editions are now available for order.
The next few books in my “How to do…” series will also involve public policy rather than private victory: planned titles include How to do Welfare and How to do Schools. There’ll be a break for How to do Fitness though.
Happy Fourth of July to everyone Stateside! Another little book’s out…
How to do Freelancing proved an unexpected success, selling over 300 copies across print and Kindle in its first months. So in another creative sprint – this time of 10 days from first idea to final publication – I’ve produced another short volume, How to do Life. (Yes, a slightly broader scope than its predecessor.)
It’s a 116-page booklet in the same 165x165mm paperback format as HTDF, packed with my tips on what I’ve learned about health, wealth, and happiness in 30+ years of work and travel. Kicking off with the Meaning of Life (my take on it, anyway) it goes into strategies for what to learn, how to think, how you should treat your mind and body, and staying in shape. Plus a few side skills like the importance of drinking cocktails.
Here’s a thing: I designed 100 Days, 100 Grand to be a book you’d want to scribble in, with big margins, air around sections, and line spacing that allowed easy highlighting. But a year in, a double-digit number of readers have said they don’t want to write in it!
To answer their issue, I’ve created the 100 Days Journal. It’s a 244-page, A4 notebook (the same size as the main book) with two pages for each Day (chapter), mostly blank but with the summary and checklist reproduced so you can make your own notes on each chapter with space to space. The most important diagrams are also in there, and summaries of the Appendices, too.
It’s available at Amazon like all the others (amazon.co.uk/100-Days-Grand-Journal/dp/1912795205) – ISBN 978-1-912795-20-8 – but the best way to get it is as part of the 100 Days Plus Pack, the signed-by-the-author box set comprising the main workbook, journal, primer, and wallcharts. Here are a few pics, with the main book alongside for comparison.