Derek Sivers

Yup…Derek Sivers has done it again! This video is aimed to help the entrepreneur. I never thought of myself as being an entrepreneur, as I always thought the ventures of an entrepreneur must involve taking a financial risk. Derek crushes that misconception for me. Hurrah!   I read somewhere else thatEntrepreneur  is a term applied to a person who is willing to help launch a new venture or enterprise and accept full responsibility for the outcome“. The important  part of this definition  for me is the ‘new venture and enterprise’ and the ‘accepting full responsibility’, which also means being free to do it my way!

(THE VIDEO! this is the link) by Derek Siver is 40 minutes long, and is split into what we call in the trade bite-sized chunks. I watched them all in one sitting.  A leisurely lunch – but not quite a lunch hour. Derek recalls stories that helped me to ‘get’, see simply, with humanity, the whole concept of creating  a new venture. A venture that  people will be excited about being involved in. Derek chats about what made his company CD Baby  such a  huge success
( where  millions of musicians sell their music…mine is on there too CLICK HERE TO HEAR IT!) , and encapsulates the most important questions we need to ask ourselves when starting a new venture.

Derek Sivers  is an amazingly generous entrepreneur and musician who continues with this video to freely give, like a really  good friend.  There are no frills, no nonsense – just Derek looking straight into the camera, chatting to me like an old mate. I felt completely engaged. I was captivated throughout. I could have been sitting in a cafe with him. His style is relaxed, friendly, clear and informative. Every time I read anything or hear anything by him, it is like the old eureka light gets switched on again. He has a clear set of key messages which make so much sense. I would take time out to watch this fine piece, which once again Derek has given for free.

Thanks again Mr Sivers,


Talking about people who are definately not pushing the boat up the hill, these 2 make me laugh so much. I posted their version of Rickety Tickety Tin post …this one is funny too!

on a train to surbiton

I took the photo on the left from a train. As you can see, there are several forms of light- the full moon, the light in the carriage, a distant street light.

swiss cottage

This second picture was taken in Swiss Cottage Underground station as I was particularly taken by the up-lights on either side of the escalators which are rather stylish. I also like the light  cast on the on the ceiling. Life is running forward at a pace, it always does at this time of the year and I cannot believe it is nearly a year since I wrote my first wordpress post. Wow!

So continue with my utter randomness wot is life my SONG OF THE DAY- Rickety -Tickety -Tin written by Tom Leherer sung by the fabulous Singing Plague Victims Singing Plague Victims WEBSITEWe used to sing this song as a family and it is well worth watching all the way through…wicked humour and a fantabuously funny performance!