• Why do people give you money to join your coworking space?

    Gimmicks and discounts won’t cut when building a thriving coworking community. People only join a coworking space because it works for them and helps them make money.

  • Why is blogging more important than ever in 2021?

    Why do you need a blog in 2021? People have asked me a few times if they needed a blog in 2021. No, I am lying. No one ever asks me that. But I wish someone would ask me because I’m dying to start a conversation about why you needed a blog in 2021. You […]

  • Finding My Voice (Again) To Help Others Find Theirs

    I wonder what to write here like I’m stuck and need to get going. I’m staring at my computer in my kitchen, thinking I need to post something, and I don’t know what to write. The next 90-Day Challenge is up today in the Make Your Mark Community, and my mind is blank. Again. Well, […]

  • Why Coworking Now Needs To Be Local And Not Privileged

    Last week was HUGE! We had the Coworking Symposium to which hundreds of you showed up, my eyes and ears were bleeding with hope and excitement for the future of coworking in Europe.After that, there was the Coworkies Hack Coworking event and while all of this was going on hundreds of more people in the […]

  • How to outrun anxiety and make the most of lock-down time

    Something clicked when lockdown began. It was the start of the next ‘12 Week Year‘ segment, I’m standing in my broom cupboard office in Mainyard not sure what is going on. And the anxiety sets in before anyone else has prepared. At that point, my main ‘12 Week Goal‘ was to stay alive and not […]

  • A New Freelance Hope In The COVID-19 Crisis

    How has this epidemic changed you? What are you doing more of in this crisis?How has your business changed? Where is it going now? Share in the Instagram comments here. Before we get into this.  I need to point out these words are by a healthy white man living in London with enough money to […]

  • How To Blog Quickly About YOUR Coworking Space Every Time

    “We just don’t have time to write!” Is what I hear all the time from owners and marketing people who are responsible for running coworking spaces.  Every week I’m talk about this with members of our London Coworking Assembly and my marketing mates.  Then this weekend our family went to see Sonic the Hedgehog movie. And it […]

  • How To Be More Productive (And Not Lose £191,553.45 Like Me)

    Two Simple Productivity Tips. In this post, I’ll share two things that have helped my productivity over the last few years, and they are NOT apps or gadgets. Are you always wondering where your time goes?Are you looking for an ‘edge’? You can get helpful actionable direction like this in my ‘Sunday Scenario email‘ where […]

  • 7 Reasons Why I’m Not So Down With Coworking

    I recently moved back into the Mainyard Studios family and seem to walk around thinking about how I feel now compared to how I felt when I was there before. Coworking got me into shape mentally and professionally, and the mental health thing is enormous. Here are few of the reasons that I’m not so […]

  • My Attitude Of Gratitude At Getting Being Sick This Week

    I’ve been thinking a lot about organising my workday this week. The only thing that makes this a bit odd is that I’ve been lying in bed with COVID as I think this.  Of course, COVID is nothing to be smiling about, and I know I’ve little to fear compared with other people who get […]

  • Trust is Why I’m Not Using Your Amazing Product Or Service Today.

    Hey, if you are reading this, it is more likely I sent it to you directly than you found it on the web. I send this to everyone who hits me up via text, LinkedIn, email or another way to invite me to a call or pitch me a fantastic product or service. Instead of […]

  • How Saying No Will Make 2022 The Best Year Yet

    From the start of COVID in 2020 I’ve been through one of the most challenging times in my career.   The challenge was not the economic uncertainty, health risks, global pandemic or the stuff you would think. I went through my toughest emotional cycle of change yet.  And got kicked out the other side in the […]

  • The Best Coworking Space Management Software: Updated

    Archie App vs andcards vs Cobot vs Nexudus vs Office RND vs Zapfloor   A year ago I made the statement that: “Coworking is becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason.” Which, based on the data from this Allwork article proves that I was right.    In 2021 coworking has a forecast growth of 21% […]

  • How I beat Lockdown with a 12 Week Year and 15 Minute City

    So I was looking at my 90 Day Challenge workbook and getting all excited about the BiG FIVE. When I started this round last Challenge of 2021, it was to generate attraction for my workshops.  I’ve already sold one, so now I can rest up for a week.  The last ’12 Week Year’ of 2021 […]

  • 8 Big Ways to Boost Your Email Marketing Strategy 

    The first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions email marketing is spam. But if you think about how much time people spend reading emails every day, then you might realize just how powerful this channel still is.  And in spite of the pandemic bringing turbulence to businesses, emails have returned to the forefront […]

  • Why I Love Our Podcast Meet Up

    We’ve been kicking ass with the Podcast and London Bloggers Meet Up‘s online and in London over the last few months.  I’ve been on Meetup.com since 2008 and I love our podcast meet up and bloggers meet up, but we do need to think of another title! These days, we’re helping people find their online voice […]