Tired of trying and failing to build your career as a writer? Fed up of publications rejecting your work without an explanation? Eager to start making money from your passion?
Many people are. Few know where to start.
I’m Adrian, the owner of Mind Cafe — a publication with over two million monthly readers, 135K followers, and a globally-stocked print magazine.
I used to coach writers on how to build their careers from the ground up. …
By this point, you’ve probably heard a lot about our new print magazine.
What began as a passion project aimed at teaching people worldwide how to live happier lives has now developed into a globally-distributed publication, packed full of beautiful images and breathtaking articles from the world’s best.
What you didn’t know, perhaps, was why I started Mind Cafe in the first place.
In 2018, my fiancé was diagnosed with brain cancer out of nowhere. After eighteen of the most difficult months of my life, she passed away peacefully in the summer of 2019.
Deep in the throes of grief…
Making money from writing isn’t easy. It’s possible, sure. But difficult.
Any beginner writer knows the struggle. They know how it feels to apply to write for publications, yet repeatedly facing rejection. They know how it feels to try and fail to find paid work, or to write for pitifully low rates despite their talent. They know how it feels to be stuck in the same loop, never moving closer towards their goals despite how hard they try.
I’ve been there too. Years were spent writing for less than a penny per word, making next-to-nothing whilst writing for upwards of…
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If you find yourself feeling stuck time and time again, unable to break the cycle of bad habits that get in your way–it’s probably because you haven’t done it right. You haven’t tailored your efforts to your needs, nor have you stopped to examine what it is that you really need. And luckily for you — that’s exactly what I’m going to teach you.
So where do we begin? Well, first of…
Until recent years, I’ve never considered myself to be a natural leader.
It wasn’t until a friend of my mum’s pointed it out to me that I realized. After I mediated a petty argument between her and my younger brother, the friend turned to me and said, ‘I’ve never seen anybody lead like that before.’
‘Like what?’ I asked.
“You don’t force people to follow you. You’re not aggressive about it. You just behave in such a way that they feel compelled to follow you. You really make an effort to understand people, and that makes them want to trust…
What’s up Mind Cafe crew?
As you know, so much is happening on our end right now. From launching a distribution deal for our magazine with some of the world’s largest retailers to growing our brand faster and wider than ever before, it’s shaping up to be another record-breaking year for Mind Cafe.
And, thanks to the efforts of our latest team member, Alex Lleo, we’re excited to announce the launch of Mind Cafe’s brand new podcast!
In our first episode, you’ll hear me and Alex discussing the story behind Mind Cafe, lessons we’ve learned along the way, and our…
I’ve always had an interesting relationship with fear. Previously, I’d avoid it like the plague. Now, I step right into it. Every time I find myself feeling afraid, I see it as a signpost — an arrow telling me to move in that direction.
The scale of my fears has changed dramatically over time. When I was younger, I’d fear things like monsters in television shows and the darkness in my bedroom. Then came my social anxiety. It sounds strange saying ‘my’ social anxiety because today, socializing isn’t something that scares me at all. …
I’m writing to you all from sunny London, where spring feels very much upon is and the temperature is rising. But this isn’t a letter about spring.
This is to let you know that, due to the fact that we wish to pack edition three full of the most beautiful, breathtaking photography, awe-inspiring articles from some of your favourite people, lace together those stories in a perfect-bound premium quality magazine, and ensure that it’s shipped with care directly to your comfortable home, we’re delaying the release date of edition three.
But I’m sure you won’t mind.
Edition two of our print magazine, entitled ‘Habits’, went live in December. To learn more about how to build healthier habits from some of the world’s greatest authors, pick up your copy here. Oh, and because we love you so much, use the code ‘SUBSCRIBER10’ at checkout for 10% off.
When my wife and I moved to South Korea to teach English, we didn’t have a lot of money. I was busy creating my writing business, and I needed good rewards to keep me motivated. But I didn’t have a lot of money to work with. …
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