RED = Running Every Day


Every January there’s a movement of people ShufflingJogglingRunningSprintingCommitting 31 Days of running No breaks, no days off, no excuses Consistency is king Finding a cause you believe in is vital Believing in yourself is a great place to start Motivation from friends and family is your fuel This July Alzheimer’s Research UK are setting a similar challenge Run one mile a day in July, or...

20 minute sprints


Is it the perfect length for a meeting or focused piece of work? It’s working really well for the share one inspirational thing meeting. 6 people3 minutes each2 minutes spare Done in 20 minutes It worked really well for a motivational chat around a writing challenge. 5 minutes – to identify the challenge10 minutes – to come up with a plan5 minutes – to agree the actions...

Eat the frog


Sunday. 6am. Awake.Exercise required… One problem.To get to the best bit of the bike ride there’s a hill to climb.This is the frog I need to eat this morning. Once I’ve beaten the hill…Flat, quiet country lanesThe chance of spotting a deerFields full of poppiesA chance to enjoy the ride Where did the phrase ‘Eat the frog’ come from?Mark Twain said that if the...

Be Alive


“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”

Marcus Aurelius

Take time this weekend to:

😮‍💨 Breathe

🤔 Think

😁 Enjoy

🥰 Love

If you just focus on those 4 things you’ll have a great weekend.

If 4 is too many, pick one or two.

Enjoy life.

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The best sales pitch I’ve ever received


Frequently these three words fill my inbox with dread… NEW BUSINESSDEVELOPMENT Promising to: “Transform your online sales”“Double your conversion rate”“Increase your AOV by 50%” So many pre-sale promises…Nearly always under delivering… I’ve seen pitches from some of the biggest players… SalesForceAdobeSAPMicrosoftShopify But the best pitch I’ve ever had came from a small, specialist...

20 Minutes / 1 Idea Each


Jordan Wright set down the Creative Breakfast challenge today in her post. Why not try it tomorrow she said?We did it today.minus the breakfast. 20 minutes.One creative idea each.A book.A podcast.A TikTok.A website.Anything really that inspired you.Sure the cheeky ones tried to sneak in 2.Others tried to team up and share the same idea.The rules are the rules.No exceptions. The energy from the...

5 Tactics to Improve Your Email Subject Lines


Does your inbox feel a little overloaded?Discounts / Sales / Exclusives / Deals everywhere? It’s a crowded place right now, there’s a lot of brands trying to get attention.If you are struggling to grab some attention here are 5 ideas to try: 1. Ask a questionSUBJECT LINE…What’s cooler than being cool? Cool-LiteFrom: icebreaker, a VF Company Clever combination of a physical feeling and a...

The race check list for the successful runner


BEFORE The training program that’s been followed (most of the time)The nutrition plan that has guided your meals (some of the time) DURING The shoes that fit your gaitThe socks that stop you from getting blistersThe underwear that is chafe-freeThe shorts that are so light you forget your wearing themThe running belt that securely holds your key, card and gelThe top that wicks sweat away...

5 years & 5,127 prototypes


That’s how long and how many iterations it took James Dyson.Creating the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner wasn’t quick or easy.It took 5,126 failures, before 1 success.Success doesn’t often come over night, it comes over time. Every Friday a group of friends that met on an online course gather.We share inspirational content, challenges and ideas.This mornings was a...

Finding inspiration


Where does it come from?

What you see, hear, taste.

Who you listen to, read, talk to.

Variety is an essential ingredient.

Ignore your close competitors,If you want to be better than them.Look to the innovators for ideas.

The better the input,The better the output.

Busy kills inspiration.Enjoy your down time.Busy kills innovation.Make head space.

Find your inspiration

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