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Copywriting Podcast

Guest Appearance on the Copy & Coffee Podcast

Guest Appearance on the Copy & Coffee Podcast

To continue the trend of ‘podcasts which I’ve recently appeared on’… recently I was fortunate enough to make a guest appearance on Luke Kelly’s great Copy and Coffee Podcast.

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Future of Work Podcast

Guest Appearance on Ellis in Wunderland Podcast

Ellis in Wunderland - Future of Work ft. Tim King

Recently I was invited to join Ellis in Wunderland host Georgia Ellis to chat about the Future of Work.

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Productivity Workflow Writing

A Look at Frost 3.0

Frost 3.0 - Minimalistic Writing Environment
Featured in The Startup

A new challenger appears

For the longest time I’ve sought to streamline my writing environment, and I’ve written plenty of articles to that fact. One of the first needs of any software I use to write is its ability to strip away all other distractions.

I can appreciate the tools a full-blown word processor contains, but most feel like the strange amalgamation of desktop publishing and presentation software.

The best writing applications provide a single full-screen writing environment where you can’t waste time playing with font choice, weight, or exessive punctuation options.

A new contender to the distraction-free writing arena, Frost 3.0 brings this same appeal but also deviates from the pack. It’s not just about a place to write, but centres on atmospheric musical soundscapes to inspire while you type your masterpiece, and it’s freely available in-browser right now.

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Productivity Workflow Writing

Bear – A Three Year Journey

Bear app logo

A story of note taking, enabling tech, and me

Featured in The Startup

Note taking is an incredibly personal thing. Some like paper, others record their voice, and then there are those brave souls who wade into the hundreds of applications available that strive to be the best thing since lined paper.

In a previous article I wrote a few years ago, Welcome to the Note Taking Apocalypse, I discussed the issue of app store choice when it came to finding a note taking application that had a balanced mix of key functions with an interface that feels frictionless which gets out of the users way.

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How To Life Psychology Tips & Tricks

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Cultivating Influence

Building your tribe is easier than you might think

Featured in The Startup

Influence is one of those things that we rarely identify in the moment, yet we are influenced by the people we know, the brands we consume, and the individuals we follow on a daily basis.

It’s the intangible qualities of how we’ve been affected that is often most difficult for us to grasp, especially when attempting to build our own personal influence.

Developing influence can seem like a hard road but with the following steps you’ll be well on your way to understanding influence, and how to cultivate your own.

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Workflow Writing

What Motivates Me to Write?

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What is it that actually motivates me to write?

It’s not something that I’ve been able to easily answer in the past, and it’s still something that I struggle with regularly. On a good day, when I feel motivated to put fingers to keys, the reasons I write can vary from the exploration of a single thought right down to the simple basic premise of telling a really good story.

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COVID-19 Future of Work

Travel virtually during lockdown

Person sitting on lake dock with mountains. Photo by Simon Migaj on Unsplash

How to escape right from your living room with this simple tip

Featured in Medium - Travel

Being at home for so many weeks on end can become a real drag while the world is experiencing the COVID-19 crisis. You’re stuck inside seeing the same four walls each day, with little escape on weekends.

But fear not, I’m here to show you how you can travel over vast distances without ever leaving your living room.

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COVID-19 Future of Work

How will we work post COVID-19?

MacBook laptop on coffee table with kettle and phone. Photo by Goran Ivos on Unsplash

It’s safe to say that the daily grind has recently been tipped on its head. The world has changed from a commuting lifestyle to schlepping a few feet from the bedroom to your home office desk, kitchen table, or living room.

Many, many people have now reverted to working from home from laptops and other devices, remotely connecting into their once physical office spaces to continue working.

In immediate response to the crisis, employers world-wide have scrambled to increase their capacity or find solutions for remote workers to keep operating from their homes.

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Information Architecture Technology

You can’t rely on search alone

People searching through bins of vinyl records. Photo by Anthony Martino on Unsplash

Why is it still so hard to develop great information experiences?

Featured in UX Collective

Think about the last time you ate takeout. We all know the dance of indecision where we have the perfect thing in mind, but have struggled to give it a name. In those moments we settle on one thing only and sometimes realise that when we have it, it was something else entirely we really wanted.

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Productivity Updates

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend

iPhone 6 face down. Photo by Fabian Grohs on Unsplash

How it took Apple to cut off updates to make me finally upgrade

So I’ve done it, I’ve finally replaced my trusty iPhone 6. I’ve been in this relationship for five long years and it’s one I won’t soon forget. Initially released on September 19th, 2014 the iPhone 6 was a masterpiece to behold.