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"Thomas Clifford has made something useful here. This report will give you some really catchy, useful ideas.

It made me reconsider how I do what I do, so you might give it a look-see, too!" 

Chris Brogan, President, Human Business Works 

"Tom Clifford is by trade a filmmaker. For most of his life, he rarely wrote anything longer than a brief comment in the margin of a script. 

Now, though, he's producing tens of thousands of words a year, first as a Fast Company "Expert Blogger," and then as a writer for the Content Marketing Institute. 

How did Tom go from a non-writer to a prolific and much-read one? His eBook, '5 (Ridiculously Simple) Ways . . . , ' holds some of his secrets."

Mark Levy, Author of "Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content"

“Tom is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet—if you have the privilege to meet him. And he does sterling work as well. But don’t just take my word for it.

Read this free report and you’ll not just love its tone and content, but learn a lot as well.”

Sean D’Souza, Psychotactics.com

“Anyone who wants to improve their writing needs this e-book. A lot of ebooks are short because they just don’t have much substance to offer. They’re not worth your time (and so are many of the long ones, too, for that matter). Tom’s is short because he’s so good at giving you only what you need to know. 

‘5 (Ridiculously Simple) Ways to Write Faster, Better, Easier’ lives up to its promise by example as well as in the words themselves. Tom used the very same techniques he teaches you to write this book. 

And what’s in here is not just a rehash of the same tired ideas you find coming from people who have suddenly fancied themselves as writing gurus. There are tricks in here I never heard of (like the Writing Funnel) and some I had forgotten about and was glad to be reminded of (like Sporadic Writing).” 

Michael Martine, Blog Alchemist, Remarkablogger.com 

Entries by Thomas Clifford (309)


"Lights!" "Camera!"  "Mini-Manifesto!"

When Paul McCartney used to wait for Linda to finish her interview, he would take his guitar, find an empty room and give himself this test: write a song by the time Linda was done (which was usually under an hour.)  Why did he do that?  Just to see what would happen, that's all.

So, I gave myself ten minutes to write this. Why? Same reason…to see what would happen, that’s all.   Hope it inspires you to write your own.  :)  Find out more here.









                "Lights!"  "Camera!"  "Mini-Manifesto!" 

1.    Why?  Keep asking it.  Crystallize why you are here…in eight words or less.  Your life depends on it.

2.    Inspire someone to do something positive in their life.

3.    Blogging changes how you see the world.  How you see the world changes your blogging. 

4.    Create something meaningful...even if it benefits a few.

5.    Spend some time each day in silence.  Discover the world within yourself.  The answers are not “out there.”  “Out there” is “in here.”  See #6.

6.    Quantum physics changes the game entirely.  Take the time to find out why.

7.    Be a “Perpetual Student” of Life...you know a lot less than you think you do.

8.    Brand yourself.  People are doing it for you, anyways.

9.    When you think you’ve “got it,” you probably don’t.  Ask a different question to get a different answer.  See #1.


Can 500 Words Change the World?



Cartoonist, brand consultant and copywriter Hugh MacLeod thinks so.

Don't miss these...I bet these mini-manifestos will inspire you to write your own!

You can even submit your own mini-manifesto, if you'd like.

Check out the archived submissions here.


P.S.  I'm writing mine now and will post it soon  :-)


"Your Role is to Discover New Things"


39342563_bee7aee8ee_m.jpgRoles.  We all play so many roles throughout the day.  We switch roles so fast we're not even aware we do it.

Filmmaker Errol Morris capture the roles of people better than any filmmaker I know (IMHO.)

This aborted project for IBM features Issac Chuang, the inventor of the first quantum computer.

Issac examines the role of computers and how the universe works. 

His role is different than what we think it is.  His role is even different than how HE thinks it is. 

Issac thinks it's about discovering new things.

What's your role?  Is it what you think it is? 



Rajesh Setty on "Make it Great!"

Here's a great interview with Personal Branding guru, Rajesh Setty.

Things you'll learn:

1.  How Raj started blogging and why he continues.

2.  Raj's Top Ten list for providing a good return for readers of the interview.

3.  What is ROII?

Thanks, Raj!



We Shall Prevail!!

I'm new to the Mac. Bought two of them a year ago. Now I can say, "I finally get it." You know, the part about "changing the world".

For some odd reason, I stumbled upon this first Mac commercial from 1984. I'm not into commercials, being a documentary filmmaker. But this spot resonated with me. It's a great reminder to stay focused on transforming the world. Maybe it will say something to you?

Narration: "Today, we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directives. We have created, for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology. Where each worker may bloom secure from the pests purveying contradictory truths. Our Unification of Thoughts is more powerful a weapon than any fleet or army on earth. We are one people, with one will, one resolve, one cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death and we will bury them with their own confusion. We shall prevail!"