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Monthly Method Podcast is a show for solopreneurs, creators, and artists who have a burning desire to launch a project. The project your best life depends on. Your host, Polina Bee, is a certified SCRUM master. She brings a proven record of launching successful projects, both professional and personal. You will hear about tested techniques that lead to calm, consistency and results. Subscribe to turn your idea into reality one month at a time.
 
Capital Yarns is an experiment in storytelling developed by Sean Costello. He invites social media users to nominate three items for him to weave into a short fictional story set in Canberra, capital of Australia. Previous yarns are available to read at http://www.capitalyarns.com.au. Visit to request your own! This podcast features audio versions of the yarns read by Sean's friends and family including Melanie Skinner and Peter Heweston.
 
From 6am Hope 103.2 starts every weekday with a ‘healthy’ breakfast filled with upbeat family fun and loads of useful news and information. Covering everything from world affairs to crazy radio competitions, this is the breakfast show that promises to bring a positive start to every workday.
 
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5 practical things you can do when you don't achieve your monthly goals. https://monthlymethod.com/dont-achieve-your-monthly-goals/Free Monthly Method PDF Guide "Plan Your Best Week" https://monthlymethod.com/plan-your-week/Timestamps:00:00 - Intro01:04 - What happened in March.02:56 - Lesson #1 Travel does affect your productivity a lot.03:39 - Le…
 
We love answering your questions! If we missed yours, head over to the Facebook group or reply to this episode and we’ll try to get there next time. Links from the pod: early episodes on How to Get an Agent, Planning your work, Keeping Organized, and Getting Unstuck Semikolon sticky notes Evernote Best online writing classes: Rachael Herron, Better…
 
Do you want to do something or say something, yet the question of “What will people think?” stops you? In this episode I share the answer to this question I have recently discovered. https://monthlymethod.com/what-will-people-think/Timestamps:00:00 - Intro01:12 - My recent trip to my hometown03:35 - People are not objective in their reactions.05:13…
 
Writing is hard. In this episode, we talk imposter syndrome, editing, the right headspace for reading your own stuff, why you might need a “nice” agent, reading your work aloud to friends, recording audiobooks in the closet, being years late on a deadline, sending your editor proof of life and the deep inner conviction that people only buy your boo…
 
My favourite productivity tips from Reddit found last month. Find all the links to the original posts here: https://monthlymethod.com/productivity-tips-reddit-2021-03/Timestamps:0:00 - Intro00:44 - Tip #1: The price of creativity is the judgment of others.01:18 - Tip #2: It is normal to be lazy sometimes.02:59 - Tip #3: Focused on 3 tasks a day for…
 
Who wouldn’t want to write better and faster? I can’t even imagine. Our guest this week is Becca Syme, creator of the Better Faster Academy, author of Dear Writer You Need to Quit as well as other books in the Quit series and the author of the MatchBaker series of cozy mysteries (with such glorious titles as “Vangie Vale and the Murdered Macaron”).…
 
Learn about another concept adapted from Agile/Scrum that increases the chances of achieving your personal goals. How to use the Definition of Done in your life.https://monthlymethod.com/definition-of-done/Enrol in April sprint: https://monthlymethod.com/services/Timestamps:0:00 - Intro0:50 - How Definition of Done is used in agile product developm…
 
It’s part one of… who knows? As we answer questions from our email and our Facebook group (if you’re not part of that, jump in HERE). We answered questions about working with experts, talking about WIPS (nonfiction and fiction, both), sucking up to influencers, being told your platform sucks, Goodreads etiquette and the always popular can you make …
 
Nalini Singh is a romance writer. Or, she was a romance writer until she decided she wanted to write a thriller. Jess and Sarina had so much fun talking about genre hopping and writing the books that speak to you. There’s no requirement that we stay in our lanes, Nalini reminded us. We also took some time to lament our dearly missed in-person write…
 
In this episode I want to share some examples that illustrate why being miserable is actually counterproductive when it comes to achieving your personal and professional goals.https://monthlymethod.com/miserable/Free Monthly Method PDF Guide "Plan Your Best Week" https://monthlymethod.com/plan-your-week/Timestamps:0:00 - Intro01:23 - Misery in achi…
 
Zack talks about the 7 Traits that all high achievers possess and could be the reason why you're not UPLEVELING as quickly as you hoped... The Creator's Blueprint is OFFICIALLY OPEN CLICK HERE (closes March 12th at 11:59 pm PST) Here's KitSplit ya son of b*tch (go make some money): www.kitsplit.com Sign Up For The FREE 3-Day Workshop CLICK HERE Sub…
 
Jess’s new book, The Addiction Inoculation, launches April 6th, and we talk about all the things she’s done to set herself up for feeling like she’s done everything in her power to make this launch a good one. We discuss the differences between launching fiction and non-fiction, first book vs. second book, non-covid v. covid, when to hire a publici…
 
The Creator's Blueprint is OFFICIALLY OPEN. Your own creative business in a box DESIGNED specifically to take you from a struggling freelancer to a THRIVING creative business owner. The Creator's Blueprint is OFFICIALLY OPEN CLICK HERE (closes March 12th at 11:59 pm PST) Sign Up For The FREE 3-Day Workshop CLICK HERE Subscribe to the YOUTUBE CHANNE…
 
10 reasons why the hustle culture doesn't work. Free Monthly Method PDF Guide "Plan Your Best Week" https://monthlymethod.com/plan-your-week/Find show notes and recommended readings here: https://monthlymethod.com/hustle-culture/Timestamps:0:00 - Intro1:18 - The hustle culture2:04 - Problem #1: It robs you of focus and the ability to think deep.2:4…
 
Today's guest, Olga Mecking, is a freelance journalist who’s enjoyed exactly the version of success many freelancers dream about. She went from publishing her own work on her blog to pitching outside publications, gradually reaching bigger and bigger audiences until her article The Case for Doing Nothing in the New York Times became a breakout succ…
 
Zack talks about how he's built a multiple 6-figure business without a BIG social media following. And why other creatives with big followings are struggling financially. Sign Up For The FREE 3-Day Workshop CLICK HERE Sign Up For Kajabi Free Trial CLICK HERE Subscribe to the YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE Want to take your creative business to the next level…
 
My favourite productivity tips from February. For this episode I wanted to focus on the productivity tips I have found on reddit last month. Find all the links to the original posts here: https://monthlymethod.com/productivity-tips-reddit-2021-02/Free Monthly Method PDF Guide "Plan Your Best Week" https://monthlymethod.com/plan-your-week/Timestamps…
 
Alisha Rai writes fun, joyful contemporary romances about smart, mature people who still struggle to find love. And by mature, we don’t mean old—I mean, these characters make good choices and try to understand themselves and other people, but it’s still not easy. We talk about those character choices, but before we dig in, we discuss Alisha’s decis…
 
Zack talks about how to get started if you have NO cash. He talks about two different scenarios: someone that makes no money with little to no responsibility vs. someone that lives paycheck to paycheck. Sign Up For The FREE 3-Day Workshop CLICK HERE Sign Up For Kajabi Free Trial CLICK HERE Subscribe to the YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE Want to take your cre…
 
Sign Up For The FREE 3-Day Workshop CLICK HERE Subscribe to the Iron Skillet Podcast by CLICKING HERE Subscribe to the YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE Want to take your creative business to the next level and work with Zack? Sign up for The Creator's Blueprint Waitlist: http://thecreatorsblueprint.com/ Follow Zack on Instagram To get The Productivity Journal,…
 
Let's talk about the concept of a sprint. It comes from the Agile project management methodology. I first saw it being used in a startup I worked for years ago. I saw the power of short-term planning and how fruitful it can be if implemented strategically. Back then I decided to find a way to adopt the idea of a sprint planning for my personal life…
 
It’s a freewheeling conversation about writing fiction that tells a great story—and makes you think about the world beyond the story, with January Reese’s Book Club pick Anna North. Links from the pod: Anna’s essay on the writing of Outlawed #AmReading Anna: In the Distance by Hernan Diaz How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C. Pam Zhang Jess: First …
 
Zack talks about what separates a $50,000 per year freelancer versus a $500,000 per year creative business owner. Sign Up For The FREE 3-Day Workshop CLICK HERE Subscribe to the YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE Want to take your creative business to the next level and work with Zack? Sign up for The Creator's Blueprint Waitlist: http://thecreatorsblueprint.com…
 
The question of procrastination has been addressed from many angles by many people. Today I want to offer my opinion, even though it looks slightly unpopular. The solution is simple but very effective.Free Monthly Method PDF Guide "Plan Your Best Week" https://monthlymethod.com/plan-your-week/https://monthlymethod.com/how-to-stop-procrastinating/Ti…
 
Zack talks about one of his biggest struggles when working with clients and how it got worse as he transitioned to full-time coach. The pressure he placed on himself to know EVERYTHING because he thought he had to... Get Your $10k Client Checklist by CLICKING HERE Subscribe to the YOUTUBE CHANNEL HERE Want to take your creative business to the next…
 
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