What it takes to achieve a significant goal...

I'm on quite an ambitious adventure myself, at the moment. 

In my work as a Comedy Magician, I've embarked on a project called The Big Local Night Out. A community based, but nationally replicated, series of arts events, that bring together professional artists alongside local talent.  

I'm looking to establish multiple locations - in fact, the long term goal is to have hundreds of them across the UK and beyond. That's a big enough goal in and of itself, but each location comes with it's own goal to create multiple partnerships, to build a significant audience and to become a recognised brand in that area. 

It's by far the biggest and most challenging adventure I've ever set myself to achieve - but day by day, I'm making traction and beginning to see how this could pan out. 

Executing big goals;  

 

In running the People On A Pursuit Community, I get to see, first hand, every week what it takes to achieve meaningful...

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Calling all Creative Professionals....

If you are like the creative professionals I know, you are probably, quite simply, unstoppable.  You're so driven by the love of your craft, that you will do anything to finish the race. 

Am I right? 

Perhaps, the last couple of years have seen you navigate your way through consistent rejection, a portfolio of failed ideas and most recently, a pandemic that forced you to reinvent yourself or your career. 

And yet, the greatest challenge isn't so much the external circumstances and how to overcome them....It's the internal battles that cause you to stumble. 

Staying on track

Amidst the chaos, perhaps you've got an idea but you feel unorganised and without a solid plan. 

Maybe, like many, you've put off some activities that you know would be a game changer to your career. Perhaps you've lost confidence in networking, auditioning, marketing yourself - and you need some accountability to kick you into...

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A Productivity Power Hour For Creative Professionals

What task are you putting off, right now?  Which of your priority tasks have been neglected recently? For whatever reason, there are probably some important tasks that you've let slip to the bottom of your todo list. 

One of the most simple, yet most effective offerings of the People On A Pursuit Community is our weekly Power Hour. In short, it's 60 minutes of focused activity, with some friendly accountability to keep you on task.

We simply log on to zoom, share what task we are going to execute within the next hour, and then we switch off the camera and mic, until it's time to check back in at the end of the hour. 

How Mark Uses The Power Hour... 

Actor, writer and member of People On A Pursuit, Mark Wisdom, regularly attends the power hour and finds them super effective.  Mark a has used the power hour for a number of his projects over the last year. From learning lines for an acting role to planning schedules for a film production. 

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Why Creative Professionals Need a Productivity System

Every Monday I host a zoom call with a small group of creative professionals. It's an online membership for those pursuing ambitious goals, and it's called, The People On A Pursuit Community.  Some are voice artists, others writers and we have one or two performers.

Whilst this project is only a small side hustle at the moment, it's one of my favourite moments in the week. The culture of the online membership is one of celebrating wins (big or small), overcoming obstacles together and holding each other accountable for the tasks we prioritise. 

One of our writers is Emma Kelly. Emma is a dramatist and playwright.  In our time of celebrating wins this week, Emma shared that her play 'The Guide' was listed in the top 3% of the BBC Writers Room, Open Call for 2022. 

There were 4718 scripts submitted which means Emma was within the top 141 submissions. That's incredible and such an encouragement to Emma. 

Emma's Productivity System...  

Of course,...

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Boris Johnson & working from home...

Boris Johnson says cheese and coffee can distract when working from home... 

Well if you know me well, you'll know that I take it one step further, and regularly work from a coffee shop. 

If anything, it aids my productivity, is just as energising and actually stimulates just as many, if not more ideas than if I were in an office. 

When events were cancelled due to covid, (even my 'work do's') , I set up an online community of people on a pursuit to help with productivity.

It's a small bunch of creative types, who all 'work from home', and if results are anything to go by, they are most definitely productive.

There's no cheese in sight. 

All of the members are making incredible progress because of three simple things;

💥 They’ve defined a repeatable task that predictably leads them to the result they want

💥 They’ve got accountability

💥 They’ve got the collective wisdom of others on a similar pursuit.

It's as simple...

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