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Screw Work, Let's Play : How to Do What You Love and Get Paid for It - John Williams

Screw Work, Let's Play

How to Do What You Love and Get Paid for It

Paperback Published: 10th June 2010
ISBN: 9780273730934
Number Of Pages: 252

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Screw Work, Lets Play will show readers why they will have far greater success, happiness and wealth from playing all day. You're tired of being stuck between boring work that pays and fun stuff that doesn't. You want to be able to do whatever is most fun and exciting for you from day to day, to learn new stuff, to be creative, to express yourself and to do something you actually care about. You want to get paid simply for being you. Screw Work, Lets Play, will show readers why the most successful people in the world do exactly that, just think, Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and Warren Buffet all became billionaires by having fun, and they can too starting right now.

This book will help readers discover what they enjoy the most and what playing all day looks like for them. It gives life changing strategies to transform their working lives and reveals the huge variety of ways to get paid and play, not only ensuring more fun, but helping them to increase the amount of money they make.

  • Written by a career maverick who escaped corporate life, Screw Work Let's Play is your blueprint to create a work-life full of fun, freedom and creativity; something more like play than work.
  • Packed full of stories from people who turned their passion into their living - or even a million pound business - you'll discover 10 secrets to transform your working life, starting today.
  • Discover life-changing ideas and practical plans including: How to win your first playcheque - without quitting your current job.
  • How to beat the doubts and internal blocks that hold you back.
  • How you can play and get rich - even in a recession.
  • Whether you want to start a business, create an ideal job, write a book, or change the world, there's no need to suffer unfulfilling work any more.
  • Unlock exclusive extras at www.screwworkletsplay.com

John Williams is a careers and business advisor for people who want something more interesting and creative than a job. He's had a high-flying corporate job as a Senior Managing Consultant at Deloittes and his own successful business as an independent consultant to the BBC, Siemens and other blue chip companies. John is an accredited coach with an Advanced Diploma with Distinction from the Coaching Academy. He also has 7 years' additional professional development in person-centred counselling and humanistic psychotherapy

Industry Reviews

"A compelling 10-step escape from corporate life that could see a summer of resignation letters."

Fleur Britten, Sunday Times Style Magazine

About this bookp. xii
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Join the play revolutionp. 1
Join the revolutionp. 4
It pays to have funp. 5
Get the autonomy you cravep. 8
The world will be your officep. 9
From worker to playerp. 11
Scrap your career planp. 16
My story: 'I never want another job for the rest of my life'p. 18
How to work out what you really really wantp. 23
Start from the right placep. 24
Introducing your secret weapon: your playbookp. 26
'Just one more thing ...', or what Columbo can teach you about discovering what you really wantp. 27
Stop trying to work out what to do with the rest of your lifep. 29
Need a little more inspiration?p. 31
Too many things to do to fit into one year?p. 33
Welcome to the universe(s)p. 36
Here's the good news: you can have what you really wantp. 38
Introducing Play Wednesdayp. 40
Put it into playp. 42
How to choose what to do nextp. 44
The happiness equationp. 47
Find your momentp. 48
How to get into flow - an introduction to Wealth Dynamicsp. 49
Feeling uncomfortable?p. 55
Talents, skills and passionsp. 56
The great love-versus-money balancing actp. 57
How to avoid being a starving artist (or actor or musician or poet or novelist...)p. 60
How to choose what to do nextp. 62
Put it into playp. 66
How to get started right nowp. 68
The problem with goalsp. 71
The problem with thinkingp. 73
Pick a play projectp. 74
How to choose your projectp. 75
Think big, start smallp. 79
Kick off your play projectp. 82
The benefits of being in playp. 84
Put it into playp. 87
How to guarantee your successp. 88
Welcome to the roller-coasterp. 89
Introducing your nemesisp. 91
Build your support teamp. 95
Feeling scared yet?p. 98
How to be indestructiblep. 100
Stop asking for permissionp. 102
Take some tips from the world's best expert on your successp. 103
How to cheatp. 104
Take The Millionaire Test to stay on trackp. 105
How to make progress when you've got no time and no energyp. 107
Manage your overwhelm, not your timep. 109
How to manage your brilliant ideasp. 110
How to be a creative geniusp. 111
The power of 'creative idling'p. 113
Put it into playp. 115
How to play for profit... and purposep. 116
Let's go problem huntingp. 121
Want to change the world?p. 127
Which problem to solve?p. 127
Put it into playp. 129
How to play the fame game and winp. 130
Step one: Pimp your projectp. 135
Step two: Choose your channel of communicationp. 140
Step three: Who are your kind of people?p. 147
Step four: Start the conversationp. 149
Step five: The art of seduction, or how to turn your fans into customersp. 151
And finally, a note about coping with controversyp. 153
Put it into playp. 154
How to create an irresistible offerp. 155
Providing a servicep. 158
How to make money in your sleep - or the wonders of passive incomep. 161
Information products, the new way to sell your expertisep. 162
Affiliate marketing - or how to sell a product without having to make itp. 166
Bloggingp. 167
Membership programmesp. 167
Other ways to deliver your solutionp. 169
Put it into playp. 169
How to win your first playchequep. 171
But I need some money right now!p. 174
Winning your first playchequep. 175
Run a campaignp. 177
When you get there, celebrate!p. 181
Put it into playp. 182
How to play full timep. 183
The Job 2.0p. 185
Going freestylep. 188
Create your portfolio careerp. 190
Collaborate for speedp. 191
Do the numbers work?p. 193
When to quit your day jobp. 194
How long is all this going to take?p. 196
Put it into playp. 197
How to play your way to the rich lifep. 199
Create your vision of the rich lifep. 200
Manage your money like a millionairep. 204
Remove your internal blocks to getting richp. 205
Dare to charge what you're worthp. 207
Choose a rich strategyp. 212
Put it into playp. 214
Let's Playp. 216
Bonus content on ScrewWorlLetsPlay.comp. 217
About War Child UKp. 219
The 21 myths of workp. 221
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ISBN: 9780273730934
ISBN-10: 0273730932
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 10th June 2010
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1