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…
Just a quick one from me. It was brought to my attention that the form I sent yesterday about joining our new community didn’t include a box to add your email address.
Please could I ask that those of you that filled it in the Typeform yesterday fill it in once again here, but adding your email when prompted to do so.
My apologies for the inconvenience on this. On another note, though, it’s wonderful to see how many of you are interested in joining After Hours — I can’t wait to launch it with you.
Tl;dr: We’re launching a brand new self-improvement community. To join our beta for free, click here.
It’s ironic, I suppose. Self-improvement, though a solitary commitment, is made far easier with the help of others.
The benefits of being part of a community of people with a similar goal cannot be understated. Together, they can support each other towards a common aim, thriving alongside one another and providing a helping hand when one person might fall.
That’s what Mind Cafe After Hours will be. A thriving community of passionate self-improvers, all helping eachother to become the best versions of themselves.
Starting a career in the writing industry is a daunting task, to say the least. As a teenager, I always thought it would be as simple as leaving school, writing a book and watching the money pour in. Of course, it would never be that simple.
As any new writer knows, the start is often the hardest. In the beginning, most have no idea where to look. Torn between countless platforms, job boards and promotional platforms, taking that first step forward seems like an impossible task. …
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…
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