Ben Mackie

Ben Mackie

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 07:41

How To Smash Post-Easter Burnout:

Ok, so the Easter long weekend has been and gone...

After long days spent indulging, partying or taking it easy with family and friends, how are you backing up?

I love that it's a shorter week and next weekend comes around much quicker but-

On the other hand?

If you're serious about expanding your business empire, about getting better at what you do best, a keen appetite for learning is essential. Here's why...

Thursday, 16 March 2017 04:48

So, You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?

I leave the house at last and start walking towards the mountain, a kilometre away.

It's the first time I've been outside all day, away at last from my laptop screen.

I've spoken to barely anybody since I woke up.

Just to go for a walk up the mountain is a chance to escape this feeling of disconnect from the outside world.

I've had this feeling before, and when it sets in my ability to think productively sinks like an elephant standing on quicksand.


Many people think being a writer is the ideal life. They imagine it being a life as simple as this:

1. Get Ideas.

2. Write Them Down.

3. Profit!

Except it's not like that. Let me tell you why...

"Earth!" shouts the man as he thrusts his balled up fist skyward.

"Fire!" yells another man, balled up fist also pointed to the heavens.

"Wind!", "Water!" call two girls, joining in the call.

"Heart!" a younger man follows.

Each of these young people have rings, lightning beams of colour shooting out from the gem stones. In the air, a blue man with a green mullet appears out of the blinding flash:

Time is ticking away...

You need to come up with a great flash of inspiration and put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). Yet as much as you sit there and think of what to write, nothing comes to mind. You can't even think how to start. Instead of finding the answer to this dilemma, a question begins to loom:

I've loved to look at maps since I was a kid. I like to see whereabouts different places are, finding new suburbs, cities or towns and getting an appreciation of distance. Where does everything sit? Street Directories, Railway Maps, Country Maps, World Maps- you name it, I'd read it...

Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:36

Sitcoms, Soaps And YOUR Story- Don't Miss This!

Do you remember when J.R got shot?

What about Scott and Charlene's wedding?

Or when Ross and Rachael FINALLY got together?

Or how about when Ted, after so many seasons, at last "met your mother", standing under her white umbrella on that empty railway platform in the pouring rain?

You recall moments like these and you laugh. You smile. Or you remember shedding tears. These are all stories about fictional people, yet we remember these moments as if they were real life.

Why is this?

Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:35

3 Posts That People Love To Stop And Read

Every day, thousands of new blog articles are posted across social media sites worldwide. If you want people to stop and read what you've written, then stop and read what I'm about to share with you...

Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:34

How To Master Your Pitch Like A Pro

I'm keeping this one short and sweet, because that's all it needs...