Top 12 June 2012 Posts

It’s time to feature my favourite blog posts for June 2012.

This month I have been influenced by some incredible books, movies and people. As usual links are broken down into my three core themes.


Alexis Grant – 2 Big Ideas for Self Publishing Your Book

I’m surprised I’m not already a regular reader of this blog. I certainly will be after today!

Alexis is The Traveling Writer. She’s an entrepreneurial writer and digital strategist who is living an extraordinary life and teaching other people how to do the same. Sign me up!

The Digital Writer – 15 Things Every Writer Must Know (And All of the Mistakes You Never Want to Make)

Sean Platt who I used to read over at Ghostwriter Dad is the founder of this site. There is a lot of great stuff to explore here.

The Digital Writer – 100 Blog Posts Ideas (Turn Your Brainstorming to Autopilot)

The Digital Writer gets a double billing this month.  I couldn’t resist this excellent list of brainstorming ideas.

SMB Contest – 40 Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rockstar on Twitter, Facebook and Google

This is an epic post from Kristi Hines over at Kikolani. Granted it’s not exactly about writing, but as every blogger knows understanding how to use social media effectively is a must for a blog’s survival. This one is for bloggers and social media enthusiasts.


Danielle LaPorte – A Mediocrity Busting Film that the World Needs to See ‘I’m Fine Thanks’.

I am totally loving Danielle LaPorte at the moment. I’m nearly finished her book The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms and it is amazing! I’ve gotten so much out of this book.

From Danielle’s blog, I’ve chosen a post on the movie “I’m Fine, Thanks” by Crank Tank Studios which premiered in Portland yesterday. I’ve heard great things about this documentary and can’t wait to see it. Check out the trailer in Danielle’s post. You can also read more on Adam Baker below.

How to Build a Passion Business While Supporting a Family of 8 (the post to kill excuses)

Great post over at Live Your Legend. Scott Dinsmore talks to the amazing Leo Babauta of Zen Habits fame. If having children is your excuse for not going after what you want, this post might be your wake up call.

Prolific Living – Starting Over: It is Not Too Late for a New Career

Farnoosh Brock over at Prolific Living is an amazing business woman, person and friend.  This post filled me with renewed hope and possibility.

The Minimalists – Downsizing Your Life to Live Your Dream

Ryan and Joshua from The Minimalists are fantastic.  I love their writing style as well as their philosophies on life and minimalism. This particular guest post is by Jeff Goins, a writer whose blog I also read. Since I have dramatically downsized my life to work as a writer, I can definitely relate to this one!


Man Vs Debt – 5 Dangerous Questions to Help You Move Forward

I had the pleasure of meeting Adam Baker from Man vs Debt at Blog World in New York. Adam is one of the team members of Crank Tank Studios responsible for the new documentary “I’m Fine, Thanks”.

This is a guest post by Matt Garland which proves the power of asking the right questions. This post includes some great videos.

Conversations: Turning Pro, Bravery and the Get-To World

I just finished reading The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau from The Art of Non-Conformity. Another fantastic book that I look forward to sharing with you in more detail.

I love the idea of Get-To as opposed to Have-to when it comes to how we spend our working hours.

Leaving Work Behind – On Improving Your Life (and Having More “Ooooh” Moments)

I had a hard time picking which Tom Ewer’s June post I liked the most but this one definitely won me over.  We all need more ‘Oooh’ moments.

Think Simple Now – How to Change Your Life

A healing post over at Think Simple Now, thanks to blog owner Tina Su and post writer Rebecca A Watson.

Bonus Post

Danielle LaPorte – How to Hiatus + the You Economy: the June Roundup

As mentioned earlier, I am just loving the work of Danielle LaPorte, so I couldn’t resist including her June roundup as a bonus.

My dear friend Anne-Sophie got to meet Danielle and hear her speak (as well as lots of other amazing people) at the World Domination Summit in Portland over the weekend.

I’ve heard so much great feedback from this summit already and am looking forward to reading more about it over the next couple of weeks.  I’m on the wait list for next year, so who knows what might happen!

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