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Even if you are camera and mic shy!

4 Easy Steps To Launching Your YouTube and SoundCloud Channels - Even if you are camera and mic shy!
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I’ll be honest, despite being keen to turn my hand to many social media tools and opportunities, I’ve been resisting audio and video. It’s not because establishing YouTube and SoundCloud channels is difficult — and I’ll show you how to here — but as I have the double whammy of:

By Miles Etherton

The Codex File — Chapter 10. By Miles Etherton

Michael brought his Rover to a halt on the soft gravel of David Langley’s drive, gazing in slight awe at the impressive mock Georgian facade. It was at least six, maybe seven, bedrooms, he thought as he locked his car. …

The hidden costs behind another American conflict

9/11 Twenty Years On — An $8tn Bill And New Chaos In Afghanistan — Was The War On Terror Worth It?
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“The World Trade Center is on fire”

This was the title of the email alerting me to the unfolding of the most seismic event of my life until that point. …

Moving beyond tokenism

What If No One Wanted To Hear Your Voice? Are you motivated by your job?
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What’s the biggest lesson you have learnt from the global pandemic? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Working from home isn’t that bad after all?
  • You crave more human interaction than you realised — even being in the office with colleagues who can drive you up the wall?
  • Long commutes suck…

Do you always know where you’re going?

Are We There Yet? Do you always know where you’re going?
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The need to know “where you’re going” is a perennial question.

Anyone who’s sat an interview may, like me, dread when the interviewer asks: “Where do you see yourself in five years?”

With writing, there is a school of thought that knowing the exact endpoint of your story from the…

Would you consider attempting it?

Is Binge-Writing Your Next Addiction? Would you consider attempting it?
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Binging is a funny concept. We are rightly told “binge-drinking” and “binge-eating” aren’t good for you. The term “binge-watching” has crept into the vernacular as you hunker down to watch every episode of Game of Thrones. …

By Miles Etherton

The Codex File — Chapter 9

The telephone conversation was brief.

“I’d like to see Mr. Vincent Trevellion, please.”

“Do you have an appointment?”

“No, I’m afraid not.”

“I’m sorry, Mr. Trevellion is unavailable at the moment.”

“Can I make an appointment to see him?”

“He’s a very busy man.”

“I understand that, but it‘s very…

When do you plow your own furrow?

Have You Had Enough Of Experts? When do you plough your own furrow?
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A certain politician once said: “People in this country have had enough of experts”. He is wrong, of course, otherwise, we wouldn’t now have COVID-19 vaccines.

But, it raises a question of when to take expert advice and when to go your own way. …

Learning or distraction?

Looking Down Your Nose At Writing. Jobs Learning or distraction?
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I remember hearing a story about Laurence Olivier advising Michael Caine to do a few bad films that paid well to compensate for better films paying less. …

Miles Etherton

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