All Posts by Quentin Pain

There Is No Future – Only Passion

We all know that worrying about the future is futile. But that making a plan for it matters* But it’s all irrelevant. It’s what we choose to do right now. Right in this moment. That matters. I’m choosing to write. I could have chosen to plan. (only one of those will get me closer to […]

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No One Ever Lost By Coming First

Olympians have a rule: Eat, Sleep, Train, Repeat. In the book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell describes how statistics show that those who put in 10,000 hours of work on one thing become experts (great!). He based this on work by K Anders Ericsson, a psychologist and performance researcher and author of “The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise […]

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The Number One Club

Join The Number One Club If you’ve heard about The Number One Club before, then click the link below to find out what’s new leading up to 2018. If you’ve not heard about it before, then also click the link below and find out what makes this so very special.

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How To MOVE People With Images

Words are brilliant! – as are images. Take Snapchat, Pinterest or Instagram – all claim to be the fastest growing social media network depending on who you read – but so what? (and incidentally, Facebook has plateaued out in this respect – even though it’s miles ahead with 71% take up amongst internet users) …but speaking […]

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Falling Off Your Perch

I’ve just returned from a short break to CenterParcs. 18 months ago I was there with my family and I decided (again) to try to conquer my fear of heights. I do this by paying stupid money to walk along thin pieces of wire 40 feet above the forest floor. Every time I do it, […]

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How Can I Get People To Recommend Me?

Have a pen and paper ready. Here’s the problem: “My list of contacts is growing and they seem engaged but they’re not recommending me, how can I get people to recommend me?” If you’ve got this problem, we’ll get it fixed shortly. Bear with me. Here’s the same problem rephrased: “I’ve got this product and it’s really […]

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