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Life Coaching Mash Up

I have a few loose ends I wanted to tie up today, so I hope you’re ok with me being a bit all over the place. If you’re not ok with that then tell me now and I’ll stop before I waste too much time.

Ok, it seems everybody is on board, so here we go.

Life Coaching Stuff

I have had another client donate 2 unused sessions back for me to give to somebody that can’t afford my fees. Thanks goes to the brilliant @edmundpelgen for his generosity.

Like last time, I’ll throw an additional session into the pot. So if you’re think of hiring a Life Coach and you’re genuinely broke as opposed to looking  to save a bit of cash, you can get me for half price on a 6 session deal. Please let me know via my contact form if you, or anybody you know may be interested in pursuing life coaching.

Also, bear in mind this offer went the same day last time, so don’t dick about wondering why nobody ever goes to the bathroom in 24 unless it’s to make a sneaky phone call or pondering the meaning of life. 

NOTE: The Life Coaching offer is now closed, thanks to those of you that contacted me!

Book Review Stuff

What Would Google Do? – Jeff Jarvis

This is the best business book I’ve ever read.

A bold statement I think you’ll agree especially as lots of people have been standing patiently in line waiting to slam it on sites like Amazon. So I guess I’d better tell you why I think they’re all totally clueless.

I’m going to make a statement that would probably have me rolling my eyes and thinking the author was an arrogant arse if I’d read it elsewhere, but it’s what I honestly think so here goes….

If you don’t like What Would Google Do?, if you don’t think it shatters the current business paradigm, then you simply don’t understand it.

Powerful stuff eh?

Some reviews I have read have talked about Jarvis’s ideas being untenable in the current market place. That all businesses cannot operate the way Google does and be successful.

They say free is not a sustainable business model, that open source is riddled with difficulties and established industries like car manufacturing, air transportation and home selling simply do not have the flexibility to change in the same way that a business carving a brand new industry can.

And they would be right. If that is, they continue to view business in the same way as they always have done.

Let me throw my own example in that doesn’t necessarily prove anything, but is interesting nevertheless.

About 2 months ago and with the encouragement of Bob Poole I decided to start giving away the e-book version of Don’t Ask Stupid Questions for free. The book still sells on Amazon in hardback for $14.99 and Kindle for $9.99, but anybody that is good enough to visit my site can have it with my blessing.

Click here is you’re interested by the way and you don’t need to leave me any e-mail details.

Since then my sales of the hardback have quadrupled on Amazon and I have two new clients that came to me after reading the free version they were forward. So free doesn’t work?

Ok, I know it’s a very basic and local example, but it doesn’t take that much imagination to come up with some original and brilliant ideas for bigger companies, does it? Jarvis has that imagination in spades.

To prove my belief that free is good by the way, I’ll send a signed copy of the HARDBACK version (and pay shipping in the US only) to the first 3 people that tell me they want it in the comments.

WWGD? is a scary book for a lot of people. It shows them they are on the verge of extinction if they don’t change because the rules of business are changing, whether they like it or not.

Most people fear change and that fear is amplified when it is so fundamental. Yet even seeing what has happened to the newspaper industry and is currently happening to other industries some people still want to bury their head in the sand and hope it will all go away.

Newsflash: It won’t! In fact it’s coming at you quicker than you can ever imagine.

WWGD? will help you with your own business by helping you think differently and shifting your own particular paradigm. In fact I suspect if you’d bought it before me you could have become King (or Queen) of the World, but you’re too late because I’m having my crown fitted this week.

Flip It – Michael Heppell

I love  Michael Heppell, I really do, (in fact it was the man himself that recommended WWGD to me), but I was highly suspicious of his latest book title. The reason being I jumped to the erroneous assumption that it was going to be one huge reframe and the book would contain more filler than a 14 year old girl trying to sneak into a bar.

Well fortunately I didn’t have the embarrassing task of telling him it’s crap because it isn’t it, it’s really rather excellent.

I thought his last book ‘Brilliant Life’ was a tad basic for somebody like yourself that already reads blogs on life coaching and self development, but it was an excellent introduction for people that are just getting into this personal growth malarkey.

Flip It however, will appeal to both groups. It’s very easy to read (or in my case listen to) and it adds some new and very powerful life coaching techniques that you can employ to make life even more peachy than it undoubtedly is.

If you like my accent, get the Audible version because Heppells is a league above mine.  As somebody from the North-East of England he has a propensity to say ‘bewk’ instead of buk and talks about ‘going to the loo’ and other such stuff that will be incomprehensible to most Americans.

My advice is to simply e-mail him every time you aren’t sure what he means and ask for a detailed response within the hour, or your money back. Alternatively, you may just want to smile quizzically and relax in the knowledge that another self development gem is only a moment away.

Life Coaching Video Stuff

Over the last couple of years I have done a number of YouTube videos. Some of these I have posted here, but a fair few I haven’t. So guess what?

Yes that’s right I’m going to post some now. It seems a waste to leave them festering on YouTube having their ass kicked by videos of sulky 15 year olds whining about the cost of crack, squirrels on skateboards and some kid biting another kids finger that to date has been viewed almost 150 million times. And I wish I was joking, but I’m not.

So here for your entertainment (dubious claim) and ongoing learning are my forays into the world of young people and personal development.

Goal Setting

First and foremost is my most watched video that walks you through (actually it’s more like a sprint with the speed I talk) the process of setting goals that will stick. I only need another 125 million views and it will be catapulted into the top 10 most viewed clips on YouTube. Not bad for a simple Life Coach eh?


Make Better Decisions

This is a video about making better decisions. No seriously, it is.

How To Feel Better About Yourself

It’s really about language, but if you follow these steps I guarantee you will indeed feel better about yourself. BTW, The phrases are model operators of necessity, NOT submodalities as I say rather erroneously in the vlog. Sorry!

I think that’s enough for now, but if you’d like to be notified when I post new clips, double click on any video and when it takes you through to YouTube you can subscribe by clicking the little subscribe button above right near each clip.

24 comments to Life Coaching Mash Up

  • Social comments and analytics for this post…

    This post was mentioned on Twitter by TimBrownson: I have just written a post without any monkeys in it whatsoever. I was tempted but I resisted the urge.

  • Good to actually see and hear you talking Tim. I see you have the same humor on camera as you do in your posts ;). I think this is a big part of your brand.

  • Thanks so much! I, too, am glad it’s not crap!

  • “I’d snatch Tim’s hand off for half price coaching”

    You can use that as a testimonial if you like mate.


    “Full price, it’s a rip off, half price it’s a steal ;) ”

    Seriously folks – it’s well worth taking a few sessions with Brownson.

    After my sessions with Tim I stopped smoking, quit my job to start my own business, started exercising and maybe even got better at sex.

    Well, probably not the sex thing, but I’d still highly recommend the experience.

    I’m not on commission either (more paying off debts)

  • Hey Carl, you too!

    We should start a thread called “My time with Tim” fact this is the challenge..humour and creativity and then the truth…I’ll go first.

    “My time with Tim”

    After my time with Tim,

    - Brangelina breakup rumors started….can you blame her? She’s only human!
    - I started a beach boys themes rap band called “fo shizzle”
    - Perez Hilton started diggin through ma trash!

    Seriously folks, Tim is a great time with him though short was a real break through for me and “sho nuff’ things have just been on a roll for me since he got my head straight.

    And I like my tough love delivered with a British accent and sense of humour. It’s like getting a flu shot from Benny Hill. where is my damn copy of wwgd!


  • Nice post, Tim, with lots of goodies to use and think about. I like your idea of giving people gifts of books. I think I’ll steal if from you. The idea – not the book – I’d love to have it.

    Seriously, Mr. Brownson is quite simply the best when it comes to his coaching – and his friendship.

    And, I have to say to @Edmund that I almost choked laughing at his flu shot from Benny Hill line. Having just shoveled two tons of snow, I needed a good laugh and you made me week.

  • Woah, video… I’ll have to check those out a little later (sorry, busy notifying people ;) )

    Congratulations, you have a Sunshine Award. Check it out at my blog for details.

  • Tom

    I lol’d so much.
    Your third video and my second beer is a killer combo.
    And I wish I had your accent.
    Don’t check out my blog for details.

  • @ Eduard – Thanks and yep, it’s certainly a part of me.

    @ Jeff – You’re very welcome, truly an excellent book and I hope it kicks some corporate ass.

    @ Carl – Seriously mate, I think you sold me a bit short on the sex front. Some people have no gratitude.

    @ Edmund – Thanks for the kind words, but I’m sorry to say that wasn’t Perez Hilton digging in your trash, it was me in my PH mask looking for some spare mojo.

    @ Bob – Thanks my man although if you try and use my brilliant model of ‘Free’ I’ll sue your ass off as I copyrighted it this morning.

    @ Heather – Marked it to do later/tomorrow. I’m gonna say thanks because I presume it’s a good thing.

    @ Tom – I can sell it you if you want. Better still I’ll swap it for one of those beers right about now.

  • Love the Google book review and the video on achieving goals. I love to impress on myself how important the basica goal setting idea are – and without them, you won’t get where you’re going.

    I’d love a signed copy of your book if there’s one to go around.

  • Jen Marsik Friess

    Your personal case study is very compelling! Am I No. 3???

  • Ben

    I love What would Google Do! Great book.

    Also, as I’ve only just recently got into your site and your work I’m loving the videos and have been inspired to start creating my own.

    Only wish I could have your raw animal magnetism in front of the camera Tim.


    Just are.

    In that case….can I please have a hard copy of your book??

    I could just download the e-book but I am a MUCH bigger fan of reading from real books.

    And as always…you are remarkable (so are your dogs)

  • Todd Alberts


    I love your blog, and am an avid follower on Twitter.

    Could I possibly receive a hardback copy of your book, “Don’t Ask Stupid Questions”

    Thanks so much!


  • @ Roy & @Todd – Send me your mailing address guys via my contact page and I’ll get on the case.

    My dogs thank you Roy and should you ever visit this area of the country your testicles are safe.

  • @ Zen – Let me have your address via my contact form and it’s yours.

    @ Jen – Thanks and you’ve kind of lost me with your #3 comment??

    @ Ben – Raw animal magnetism eh? I’m going to show this to the wife, I’m sure she will have something to say about that!

  • Ben

    She’s from Rochdale Tim. She has a lot to say about a lot of things ;)

  • @ Ben – I was completely flummoxed by that comment until I realized you thought I was talking about your wife. I meant mine mate, I’m pretty sure she’s never told me I possess any animal magnetism!

  • Ben

    Haha sorry Tim misread that. Have a great weekend

  • Tim,

    My testicles????? As a runner, me and dogs had quite an adventure the past two years. From them chasing me during my runs (talk about speed work) to them trying to knock me off my bike (the first time I learned how to ride a bicycle last year, yes the first time in my life) to even trying to see if throwing a sticks work to get them to run after something else…But seems like I am their favorite target. I wonder why?


  • gr8 videos, thanks for sharing

  • me and my wife have been researching 2012 for about 2 years now and have allready started planning they say by 2010 you will see it in the sky and i think thats about the time we will have everything ready we are looking to start a survival group or if anyone else has one that we can join let me know ill check back later thanks
    earth 2012
    – some truth about 2012

  • Survival group against God?? LOL. Good luck with that. Truth is, no one knows the exact time this will happen except the man upstairs, however, I firmly believe that there are people placed here by God that post the warning signs and it’s up to you to take heed.
    harmonic convergence and 2012
    – some truth about 2012

  • I have no idea wtf the last 2 comments are talking about!