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Writers of ours have been asking me, Adrian Drew, to launch a 1-to-1 coaching service for a while now, and I’ve finally gone ahead and done it. You can sign up for a free consultation with me here if you wish. To learn more about what I have to offer, head on over to my brand new website.

Below is some more information about why you should consider working with me, and what you’ll get when you sign up for my 1-to-1 coaching services.

Why Receive Writing Coaching From Me?

I’m a professional writer, the owner of a viral publication called Mind Cafe, and…

It all began with a tragic diagnosis, and now, two years later, here we are.

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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…

Edition 3 of our magazine will now be released on June 1st.

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Goooood morning!

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.

See, we…

An idea from Anthony Moore.

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​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. …

“You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you.” — Andy Warhol

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Photo by Christiana Rivers on Unsplash

Society places great emphasis on the big things. It entices us to purchase fancy new sports cars, embark upon luxury boutique holidays and work ourselves to the bone to climb the career ladder of success.

It seems that happiness can only be found in attaining these things, so we crave them. It’s as if our satisfaction is dependent entirely upon great achievements and the attainment of lavish possessions — but is that really the case?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes books, put it best:

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things…

Lessons on suffering, wellbeing and balance from Eastern scholars.

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Born into royalty and raised in northeastern India, Siddhartha Gautama Buddha was a monk and sage upon whose teachings the school of Buddhism was later founded.

His works would go on to influence not just Eastern philosophy, but the landscapes of personal development, self-help and counselling — even millennia after his death in 4th-Century, BCE.

Gautama was fortunate enough to have access to every imaginable luxuryduring his early years. He lived out an affluent childhood as a royal within the confines of his opulent family palace, lavished with wealth and grandeur.

Protected by his father from the danger and corruption…

Really, it all comes back to empathy.

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I’ve had a few interesting encounters in the past year. Many of them involve nightclub bouncers, gatekeepers, and unnecessary rejections. In an attempt to overcome said obstacles, I’ve found myself becoming quite interested in the art of persuasion.

Let me run through a funny anecdote with you.

A few years ago, I took a solo trip to Prague. After four days of rest and recovery, I flew home just in time to make it to a close friend’s birthday party. …

Life is short, ambition is vital.

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Photo by Ali Abdul Rahman on Unsplash

I’ll never forget my first day of nursery. One of the playgroup leaders asked me what I wanted to become when I grew older.

Without hesitation, I answered, ‘A crocodile, miss’.

After an in-depth discussion about why that might not be a logical possibility, I still didn’t believe her. If that’s what I wanted, who was going to stop me? I didn’t consider the physical hurdles between me and my dream to shapeshift into a saw-toothed reptile. I had a goal, and in my head, that’s all that mattered.

In secondary school, I embarked upon a new quest. After surrendering…

Earn money by sharing your passion for self-improvement.

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Earn 50% of profits you generate by becoming part of our affiliate program.

Want to get paid by helping others to become more aware of the importance of self-improvement? Who doesn’t.

If you have a sizeable audience of people passionate about personal development, we’d love to work with you as an affiliate marketer.

So how does it work? Well, like everything Mind Cafe, it’s pretty simple.

  1. Firstly, we’ll provide you with a discount code, like ADRIAN10, which will enable us to do two things. One, it means your readers get an exclusive offer when purchasing a copy of our magazine. …

Sunday thoughts and our top three picks of the week.

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Photo by Martin Péchy on Unsplash

I met with a friend in Barcelona over a year ago, just days before the entire nation was placed under strict quarantine due to coronavirus. I say ‘friend’. I met the guy the night before at a language exchange event. He was a fan of Mind Cafe, and since we had so much in common, it only made sense that we should meet again to speak some more.

As I recalled the many crazy stories I’ve collected during the past six months over dinner, this friend kept repeating the same statements back to me — things like ‘You’re so spontaneous!’…

Adrian Drew

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