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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The Best Way To Establish Accountability

Accountability is often perceived as a threatening, uncomfortable and unfriendly word. The thought of it might cause feelings of stress, fear and discomfort. 

These negative feelings stem from the accountability narrative that says 'if the task isn't done, you are in trouble'. 

However, I want to change the context and narrative of how we understand accountability.  
I believe accountability can actually be both encouraging and empowering. 

Particularly for creatives, entrepreneurs and freelancers, accountability should be seen as an encouragement. Within the People On A Pursuit community, accountability is outworked as an encouragement. 

The narrative is less, 'get on with it or there's trouble'

But instead; 

'I believe you've got this....and this could be transformative for you and your project - Go and get what you so deserve!' 

One of our members, Darren Quinnell, holds down a full time job whilst pursuing an ambitious creative writing...

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Why Creative Professionals Should Commit To A Community

Iain is a professional children's entertainer in Colchester, and he's also a member of People On A Pursuit 

It's been amazing to watch Iain's business come back stronger than ever, since Covid restrictions have been lifted.  Iain has worked super hard to build his mailing list, connect with prospective clients and deliver an excellent show. 

Iain, with the help of the People On A Pursuit community, followed our proven plan and carefully worked through a number of repeatable tasks to grow his business.

It worked so well that Iain became so busy, and had to stop!  

As Iain reflected on this overwhelming number of bookings, we began to explore a different business model together. 

What if he could book a village hall, for a Tuesday morning and invite people to come?

Imagine for a moment that he could sell 30 tickets....

Initially, I felt Iain's resistance in this conversation. There was definitely a nervousness holding him back.

But...

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How can a creative person be productive?

The majority of creatives have an inbuilt idea-crafting-machine working in the background of their brains, 24/7.  Many of us can't help but constantly think of something bigger and better, or fresh and alternative. 

But this idea-crafting-machine rarely gets switched off, and is relentless - For many, it's killing their productivity.

Too many creatives show signs of overwhelm, burnout and are anxious about practicalities, whether it be finding the next job or delivering work ahead of the deadline. 

Every Monday, I facilitate a zoom call with members of the People On A Pursuit community.  The premise of these zoom calls are to help them make traction towards their creative goals, on a regular basis - Avoiding distractions, staying focused on the tasks that make a difference and maximising the skills and experience of the group to overcome obstacles. 

Here's three major advantages for those struggling to execute on a creative...

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