The Chief Nonsense Officer (CNO) is creating books to help you untangle the nonsense at work (and in life)
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Who are you?

Who? Me? I am trying to be a writer trying to ask you to help me trying to write books on nonsense. (Yes, I suppose I am very trying, but that's just the nature of nonsense.)

Actually, I am the Chief Nonsense Officer for Nonsense At Work.

I was born in the middle of South African wine country, earned three degrees drinking red wine, was chased by a lioness, had to run from elephants, got bored, and moved to a mid-sized city in the USA seeking adventure.

So, why are you on Patreon?

(1) I want to finish a series of three books on nonsense (and a few other books that are cluttering my mind).

(2) To make this happen sooner rather than later, I need to work fewer days at the formal office. But this will result in a drop in income . . . (two kids at college, two big German Shepherds, two cats . . . okay, not your problem) unless I can supplement my income somehow.

(3) Income from you and other equally nice patrons will stop me rushing out to find new coaching clients instead of Writing, Writing, Writing.

Are the books worthy?

I have no idea. I am hoping (hard) that you will help me find out. I know they matter to me. They keep me awake and interfere with my family and social life. However, I do know that there are a few (nice) people who really liked my radio pieces, blogs and monthly newsletters, because they told me so. (These included strangers, not only family and friends. So there.)

Let me tell you about the books. Maybe that will convince you to throw some dung my way.

Book 1:
Nonsense Discovered: How the Lioness, the Elephant and the Trojan Horse created the Wheel of Success (and Other Nonsense).

Book 2:
Nonsense At Work: Your success at work often depends on finding the sense in nonsense so that you can make the nonsense at work work for you.

Book 3:
Nonsense Divides: Every (difficult) life decision is a (simple) personal choice between sense and nonsense, once you understand that your perception of what is nonsense changes as you make choices and decisions. (This is the heavy one. It touches ever so lightly on matters of 'purpose' and 'spirituality.')

I need more bull to convince me to support you

You do? Well, carry on reading, there's more information below.

However, if you mean that the three proposed books sound like nonsense to you, then you should probably start with this almost-finished book: Bull in the Valley of Plenty – selected bog reading matter from the defunct Kasteel Kronikel. Become a patron and have access to stuff that non-patrons cannot see. Now and then I will post a draft chapter from this book.

What have you done that I should care?

As an executive leadership coach and consultant specializing in strategy development and execution (believe it or not), I saw a lot of nonsense at work. That’s why I spent many years helping senior executives, junior start-ups (i.e. those entering the workforce), and anyone in between to make the nonsense at work work for them. Since 2006 I have even been trying to reach more people by presenting my nonsense on a number of regional public radio stations.

Why nonsense?

Have you not watched the video above?

So what? Why should I care about you and your nonsense?

There was a time when, if this coaching-consulting nonsense got the better of me, I could retreat to writing and public speaking until my confidence returned. That was when I had been repeating this cycle for more than 25 years without seriously hurting himself, my clients, my audience or, most importantly, my family. That was when I had survived since 1990 without having a formal, go-to-the-office job.

So what again. Your point being?

But then it all changed. I now have two kids at college, two big German Shepherds, two cats . . . okay, that's still not your problem. What has changed is time, or at least the impact of time on me. As time keeps on ticking (no change), time for me is ticking faster (big change). I realize that I am running out of time to finish my writing, even though when time runs out for me I supposedly won't care anymore.

I now want to finish a series of three books on nonsense (and a few other books that are cluttering my mind). To make this happen sooner rather than later, . . . Oh. I have already explained that. Sorry.

Tiers
One Dung Beetle: extracting sense from nonsense
$1 or more per month
Like a dung beetle finding gold in . . . ., you will find sense in the weekly Nonsense At Work Mind-Shift (That's right. Four issues per month. The first few issues will explain why dung beetles, lionesses, Trojan Horses and elephants matter when it comes to nonsense.) PLUS a copy of The Nonsense Manifesto PLUS a copy of Don’t Ever Say Never (which will help you benefit from the power of your historic nonsense).
Two Dung Beetles: double the sense from nonsense
$2 or more per month
All the nonsense included in One Dung Beetle PLUS the MP3 radio files related to each Nonsense At Work Mind-Shift. Each radio piece is exactly 60 seconds long and thus, believe it or not, it will only take you one minute to enjoy a possible nonsense mind-shift moment. (A number of my clients and fans who own some of these MP3 files tell me that they listen to them in the car on the way to work. It prepares them to face the daily nonsense at work.) 
The Lioness: scaring you into seeing the sense in nonsense
$3 or more per month
All the nonsense included in Two Dung Beetles PLUS at least 2 of the following every month: various PDF 'articles' (from one page to no more than 10 pages in length) PLUS talks I have given presented to you in PDF format with sound PLUS sample chapters or concepts from the books in progress.
The Trojan Horse: inviting you behind my gates and walls
$5 or more per month
All the nonsense included in The Lioness PLUS you will immediately get a copy of my book Crossing Your Nonsense Divide: Steps to finding your path to a successful life (see it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble) in (almost) any digital format of your choice PLUS edited chapters of the books as I write them for you to review and comment on (edited means that my editor has used her red pen at least once) PLUS free copies of the books in (almost) any digital format of your choice, before they are published PLUS your name included in the acknowledgement section to show that your comments and feedback helped shape the final book(s) PLUS if the books are never published, for whatever reason, you will, at a minimum, get copies of all chapters that have been edited at least once, and possibly a copy of the 'finished' book(s) in unpublished format.
The Elephant: coaching you to remember to forget nonsense
$80 or more per month
All the nonsense included in The Trojan Horse PLUS one coaching session per month -- executive leadership coaching, work-related coaching or nonsense  mind-shift coaching -- whatever you need or want. These sessions will last from  60-90 minutes, depending on the nature of the particular session. (Additional monthly sessions can be purchased as needed.) Note that $80  is not my normal coaching rate. It is offered only to the first 5 Elephant Patrons.


Your first step will be to complete the Strategic Change Questionnaire. Based on your answers and our first session, you and I might decide that my coaching approach or process is not 'right' for you. If so, your $80 will be refunded and your membership cancelled.

Goals
16% complete
When I reach $1,000 per month, I will attempt to work fewer formal days per month so that I can spend more time Writing, Writing, Writing.
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Who are you?

Who? Me? I am trying to be a writer trying to ask you to help me trying to write books on nonsense. (Yes, I suppose I am very trying, but that's just the nature of nonsense.)

Actually, I am the Chief Nonsense Officer for Nonsense At Work.

I was born in the middle of South African wine country, earned three degrees drinking red wine, was chased by a lioness, had to run from elephants, got bored, and moved to a mid-sized city in the USA seeking adventure.

So, why are you on Patreon?

(1) I want to finish a series of three books on nonsense (and a few other books that are cluttering my mind).

(2) To make this happen sooner rather than later, I need to work fewer days at the formal office. But this will result in a drop in income . . . (two kids at college, two big German Shepherds, two cats . . . okay, not your problem) unless I can supplement my income somehow.

(3) Income from you and other equally nice patrons will stop me rushing out to find new coaching clients instead of Writing, Writing, Writing.

Are the books worthy?

I have no idea. I am hoping (hard) that you will help me find out. I know they matter to me. They keep me awake and interfere with my family and social life. However, I do know that there are a few (nice) people who really liked my radio pieces, blogs and monthly newsletters, because they told me so. (These included strangers, not only family and friends. So there.)

Let me tell you about the books. Maybe that will convince you to throw some dung my way.

Book 1:
Nonsense Discovered: How the Lioness, the Elephant and the Trojan Horse created the Wheel of Success (and Other Nonsense).

Book 2:
Nonsense At Work: Your success at work often depends on finding the sense in nonsense so that you can make the nonsense at work work for you.

Book 3:
Nonsense Divides: Every (difficult) life decision is a (simple) personal choice between sense and nonsense, once you understand that your perception of what is nonsense changes as you make choices and decisions. (This is the heavy one. It touches ever so lightly on matters of 'purpose' and 'spirituality.')

I need more bull to convince me to support you

You do? Well, carry on reading, there's more information below.

However, if you mean that the three proposed books sound like nonsense to you, then you should probably start with this almost-finished book: Bull in the Valley of Plenty – selected bog reading matter from the defunct Kasteel Kronikel. Become a patron and have access to stuff that non-patrons cannot see. Now and then I will post a draft chapter from this book.

What have you done that I should care?

As an executive leadership coach and consultant specializing in strategy development and execution (believe it or not), I saw a lot of nonsense at work. That’s why I spent many years helping senior executives, junior start-ups (i.e. those entering the workforce), and anyone in between to make the nonsense at work work for them. Since 2006 I have even been trying to reach more people by presenting my nonsense on a number of regional public radio stations.

Why nonsense?

Have you not watched the video above?

So what? Why should I care about you and your nonsense?

There was a time when, if this coaching-consulting nonsense got the better of me, I could retreat to writing and public speaking until my confidence returned. That was when I had been repeating this cycle for more than 25 years without seriously hurting himself, my clients, my audience or, most importantly, my family. That was when I had survived since 1990 without having a formal, go-to-the-office job.

So what again. Your point being?

But then it all changed. I now have two kids at college, two big German Shepherds, two cats . . . okay, that's still not your problem. What has changed is time, or at least the impact of time on me. As time keeps on ticking (no change), time for me is ticking faster (big change). I realize that I am running out of time to finish my writing, even though when time runs out for me I supposedly won't care anymore.

I now want to finish a series of three books on nonsense (and a few other books that are cluttering my mind). To make this happen sooner rather than later, . . . Oh. I have already explained that. Sorry.

Recent posts by The Chief Nonsense Officer (CNO)

Tiers
One Dung Beetle: extracting sense from nonsense
$1 or more per month
Like a dung beetle finding gold in . . . ., you will find sense in the weekly Nonsense At Work Mind-Shift (That's right. Four issues per month. The first few issues will explain why dung beetles, lionesses, Trojan Horses and elephants matter when it comes to nonsense.) PLUS a copy of The Nonsense Manifesto PLUS a copy of Don’t Ever Say Never (which will help you benefit from the power of your historic nonsense).
Two Dung Beetles: double the sense from nonsense
$2 or more per month
All the nonsense included in One Dung Beetle PLUS the MP3 radio files related to each Nonsense At Work Mind-Shift. Each radio piece is exactly 60 seconds long and thus, believe it or not, it will only take you one minute to enjoy a possible nonsense mind-shift moment. (A number of my clients and fans who own some of these MP3 files tell me that they listen to them in the car on the way to work. It prepares them to face the daily nonsense at work.) 
The Lioness: scaring you into seeing the sense in nonsense
$3 or more per month
All the nonsense included in Two Dung Beetles PLUS at least 2 of the following every month: various PDF 'articles' (from one page to no more than 10 pages in length) PLUS talks I have given presented to you in PDF format with sound PLUS sample chapters or concepts from the books in progress.
The Trojan Horse: inviting you behind my gates and walls
$5 or more per month
All the nonsense included in The Lioness PLUS you will immediately get a copy of my book Crossing Your Nonsense Divide: Steps to finding your path to a successful life (see it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble) in (almost) any digital format of your choice PLUS edited chapters of the books as I write them for you to review and comment on (edited means that my editor has used her red pen at least once) PLUS free copies of the books in (almost) any digital format of your choice, before they are published PLUS your name included in the acknowledgement section to show that your comments and feedback helped shape the final book(s) PLUS if the books are never published, for whatever reason, you will, at a minimum, get copies of all chapters that have been edited at least once, and possibly a copy of the 'finished' book(s) in unpublished format.
The Elephant: coaching you to remember to forget nonsense
$80 or more per month
All the nonsense included in The Trojan Horse PLUS one coaching session per month -- executive leadership coaching, work-related coaching or nonsense  mind-shift coaching -- whatever you need or want. These sessions will last from  60-90 minutes, depending on the nature of the particular session. (Additional monthly sessions can be purchased as needed.) Note that $80  is not my normal coaching rate. It is offered only to the first 5 Elephant Patrons.


Your first step will be to complete the Strategic Change Questionnaire. Based on your answers and our first session, you and I might decide that my coaching approach or process is not 'right' for you. If so, your $80 will be refunded and your membership cancelled.