What made me cry last night

Last night I cried.  I wasn’t even watching Long Lost Family 😢. I cried because of a book. Actually, not a book. An author. I was LIVE broadcasting in to my Write That Book Pop-Up Group. Earlier in the day, a copy of first-time author Richard Thomas’s new book Memories from The End Of The Line (check out his blog) arrived. It should have been a simple moment of joy. A member […][...]

A Year In Numbers

Here’s my year as a list in numbers. Minutes spent LIVE broadcasting – 5,400 Zoom Coaching Sessions delivered – 349 People joining our How to Be Brilliant Facebook Group – 2,874 Books published by members of Write That Book Masterclass – 8 The Bumps Ahead Nick Finney Welcome to Hilltop Shelia Starr Scared To Be […][...]

My First New Book For 8 Years

I’m excited to introduce you to my first new book for 8 years: 17 – The little way to get a lot done It’s a limited edition book written off the back of a pop-up group. The 17 Group has been running since 1st July and ends tomorrow. What started simply as a way to kick start the second half of 2020, has developed into something quite amazing. And I have […][...]

Are you having crazy dreams too?

Every morning, I wake up relieved. Relieved they were just dreams. Not that they were nightmares. Just weird. Very weird. My mind is whirring at the moment. I did a little research and found that if you write down all the stuff that’s been going on, your dreams will be less whacky. Something to do with the brain needing to put less energy into […][...]

My Year In Numbers

Well, that’s it from me for another year.  And what a year 2019 has been. In the last 12 months we’ve: Presented to over 25,000 people In 5 countries. Published 42 newsletters Written a dozen press articles. Coached 23 people. Had quite a lot of success on LinkedIn, with this being my most popular post – […][...]

General Election

Readers in the UK can’t help but notice that there’s, let’s say, a tad of political turmoil at the moment. Readers outside of the UK – you’ve seen it too? This election looks set to be the dirtiest, most negative ever. Just great, eh? In my journal last night I wrote this… 3 ways I […][...]

Happy Birthday to ……

20 years ago, October 1st 1998, I started a new job. Founder of Michael Heppell Ltd. I was stoked. Totally clueless … but stoked. My own business, first day of trading and loads of people said they would book me. But, as many entrepreneurs know, someone saying they will buy your services and someone actually buying […][...]

Finding Empathy

‘Person hit by train’ are 4 words I dread to see on my Twitter feed. It’s how the rail providers describe, on social media, the horrific consequence of a person taking their life. But on Tuesday evening Virgin East Coast tweeted. It is with great sadness I advise a person has been struck by a […][...]

You’re Only Committed When You Commit

It’s easier than ever to say ‘yes’. Equally, it’s harder than ever to see it through! Too many distractions.  Too many people who want a bit of your time. Too many box-sets to get through and too many status updates to read. A few weeks ago, I asked for challenges to get me out of […][...]

Why I’m Terrified

The expression, ‘Get out of your comfort zone’ is bandied about all too frequently. The truth is we don’t do it.  And the number one reason? It’s too uncomfortable. And when people like me tell you, ‘All the big growth takes place outside of your comfort zone’ you don’t really want to hear that. Actually, […][...]

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