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Five marathons in five days... in the desert!

I know Tara who made this film, an amazing story. From the Kickstarter page: 

"This documentary follows Robin on one of the toughest challenges of her life- to run five marathons in five days in the challenging terrain of the Utah desert to raise money for MS research as Robin's mother Carmen was diagnosed with the disease in 1999. As the story unfolds you discover the traumas of her past and why she is propelled to continually push past her own limits."

I'm sure she'd appreciate shares and support for the Kickstarter if the story resonates with you.
Tara Darby is raising funds for RUN IT OUT– Run free from your past and the rest will follow on Kickstarter! Run It Out tells one woman's story of how putting on a pair of running shoes has the power to change your life for ever
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Here's an interview I recorded with Hannah Braime for the Entrepreneur's Inner World, about becoming more resilient in your creative career or business.

Free to stream for the next 24 hours...
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My new piece for 99U, about the creative benefits of the floatation tank.

If you've never floated, it's an amazing experience. My number one way to de-stress and recharge. 

The article includes a link to a floatation tank directory, so you can find your nearest float centre. 
Downtime is essential for any creative process. When you don't have time to go on vacation, a short float might do the trick.
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+Shanna Trenholm You can leave the light on if that makes it easier the first time... would love to hear how you get on with it!
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I'm looking forward to speaking at HOW Design Live in Chicago next May. 

I'll be talking about How to Handle Rejection and Criticism as a Creative, on the Tuesday afternoon: 

https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/91114/233557/

I had a great time last time I spoke at HOW, in 2012, and met lots of interesting people in the design field. If you're a designer this is definitely one to consider - early bird bookings open now.
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Penny for your thoughts...

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Scientists build device that can hear your thoughts
OK so they say it's far from perfect but the fact they can even come close to this is pretty mind blowing. In short, they have you read aloud, map what's firing in your brain, then read silently and map what fires in your brain, and then do nothing. "That allowed the team to isolate which neurons were firing when vocalizing the text. Then a visual representation of the sound waves is created and those sounds are matched with particular brain patterns. Then while the participants read silently to themselves the decoder is able to reconstruct the words based purely on what neurons are firing."

#Science   #ScienceIsAwesome  
When you hear someone else speak, specific neurons in your brain fire. Brian Pasley and a bunch of his colleagues discovered this at the University of
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Looking forward to being part of this panel on self-publishing at the London Book Fair Fringe on Friday

If you're in London, come see us in Foyle's, otherwise it's streaming online - like the whole +IndieReCon LIVE event it's free!

This article gives a preview of what to expect from our panel...
 
Super advice on #selfpublishing #bookmarketing #entrepreneurship with +Rachel Abbott +Steena Holmes +Mark McGuinness +CJ Lyons  and more

STEENA HOLMES: Never being afraid to fail and try something new. Instead of following the crowd of what everyone else is doing, look at your market, at your readers and figure out what you can do differently.

CJ LYONS: Don’t think of it as “self” publishing. You are CEO of your own Global Media Empire…it takes a team, you can’t do it alone

Loads more at
http://www.selfpublishingadvice.org/how-they-do-it-preview-of-success-tips-from-indierecon-speakers/
Top tips from key speakers who will be joining IndieReCon 2015 online selfpublishing conference, free to indie authors via the Alliance of Independent Authors
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Coming up in just over an hour... I'll be talking to +Orna Ross In Writing Mode about making a living as a creative.
 
Join Orna Ross in conversation with Mark McGuinness, poet, creative coach and author of Resilience: Facing Down Rejection and Criticism on the Road to Success.

* Why do you create? For love? For money? or both?
* Striking the right balance between creative inspiration and professional/commercial ambition
* The surprisingly creative potential of business models
* Selling books - getting the basics right
* Beyond selling books - creative ways to grow your income
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Orna Ross In Writing Mode. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Here's a conversation I recorded for the 21st Century Workplace podcast... Andy Budgell asked me some great questions about establishing creative routines, the value of deadlines, dealing with criticism, and my favourite method for recharging your creativity under pressure. 

Also, Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!
Podcast: Play in new window | Download. Today we're beginning a new arc called Avoiding the Rabbit Hole: Strategies for staying focused, and we couldn't think of anyone better than Mark McGuinness to help us kick it off. Mark is a coach for creatives, artists and entrepreneurs, the author of ...
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Passions from +Guillermo Carvajal 

"Personal project that showcases the contrast between the work we do for a living and the pursue of contradictory passions."
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I love how static, almost robotic, they are on the day job half and how they come alive on the passion side.  Even if it's as simple as a change in stance, the impact is noticeable.  

Thx for sharing this.
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3-for-far-less-than-the-price-of-one - great advice for authors from +Joanna Penn +David Gaughran +Sean Platt +Johnny B. Truant 
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I help creative professionals achieve life-changing goals. 

My book Resilience: Facing Down Rejection and Criticism on the Road to Success is an Amazon Creativity best seller. 

I also contributed to Manage Your Day-to-Day, and Maximize Your Potential, both published by 99U.

I publish a free 26-week creative career course, The Creative Pathfinder.

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I edited issue 34 of the magazine Magma Poetry: http://magmapoetry.com/archive/magma-34/
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