All posts by NegativeCharge

A writer living with schizophrenia and other secrets, searching for meaning, and the next pay cheque. (I'm also British - excuse any variant spellings.) Married, with dogs. I run Negative Is Also A Charge, a public speaking, business consultancy and freelance writing bureau focusing on the core area of "creative negativity", and applying this to various issues and ideas. I blog on that theme at www.negativeisalsoacharge.wordpress.com I have lived experience of the infamous curse of "interesting times", and discuss some of them, sometimes, in my blogs. I'm a professional pessimist with a sense of humour - because, if we're all going to Hell in a handbasket, as seems likely, we may as well crack a few jokes and down a few beers along the way. I am married to Morgana, and also blog for Millionaire's Digest and MCXV.

Kitten or Cat – What Should Your Company Be? (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ashley Ford-McAllister

Founder & Owner of: Negative is Also a Charge

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business and Successful Living Writer


A kitten is cute – everyone loves kittens! They’re so playful and inquisitive, and literally into everything – and they can move so fast! Really, they’re like cats, but friendlier, more fun, and, well, just a whole lot cuter and easier to love.

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Be More Dog: 10 Ways Leaders Teach Business (4 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ashley Ford-McAllister

Founder & Owner of: Negative is Also a Charge

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business and Successful Living Writer


Who needs a business MBA, or any of the hundreds of “tips for success” books when you can learn all you need to know about business from a dog? (Plus have a companion on those blow-away-the-cobwebs walks.)

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It’s Not the Best Thing About You (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ashley Ford-McAllister

Founder & Owner of: Negative is Also a Charge

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business and Successful Living Writer


For one reason or another, I’ve had contact with a LOT of people in the “motivation” industry. Some have been very good at what they did, with a level of perception that went beyond mere psychology.

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Don’t React. Act. (3 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ashley Ford-McAllister

Founder & Owner of: Negative is Also a Charge

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business and Successful Living Writer


It’s been a rough ride recently – the Pulse shooting in Orlando, and, the other side of the pond, the shooting of UK Member of Parliament Jo Cox at her constituency offices.

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The Consumer Doesn’t Have Time for Your Advertising (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ashley Ford-McAllister

Founder & Owner of: Negative is Also a Charge

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business and Successful Living Writer


Yesterday, I ordered a Christmas gift for my wife on the spur of the moment – it wasn’t something I’d  even thought of before, and I wasn’t actually looking for gifts – we celebrate a little differently, as our focus is on Yule, and personal reflections associated with our belief system – we buy, typically, one or two gifts for each other, and that’s it. And I’d already sorted gift-buying – or so I thought!

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Fear as a Friend? (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ashley Ford-McAllister

Founder & Owner of: Negative is Also a Charge

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business and Successful Living Writer


Businesses tend to fall into one of two categories; those who shout “Feel the fear – and do it anyway!” and those who take extensive, exhausting, painstaking steps to eliminate even the possibility of fear. Of risk.

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When the Worst Happens (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ashley Ford-McAllister

Founder & Owner of: Negative is Also a Charge

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business and Successful Living Writer


Often, when you find yourself living your “worst case scenario”, well-meaning people will tell you to “focus on the positives”, to “remember the parts of the journey so far that you enjoyed, and plan for the better times ahead.”

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Be Enduring (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ashley Ford-McAllister

Founder & Owner of: Negative is Also a Charge

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business and Successful Living Writer


It can sometimes seem as though rich folk profit from everything – if there’s a crisis, some guy will have made a whole chunk of change betting on it.

But success in the financial markets is temporary – mainly because, once you’ve tasted success, of any kind, you always want more – and, in the markets, that means you will, eventually, inevitably, lose.

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The Charge Your Business Needs (3 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ashley Ford-McAllister

Founder & Owner of: Negative is Also a Charge

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business and Successful Living Writer


Put those “(Insert Number Here) Steps to A Blast-Off Business/Brand You/Success” books down – you don’t need “positivity” to succeed!

Wait – don’t go rushing off to buy your “Grumpy Old Man/Woman” mug and t-shirt, either, because traditional, stereotypical negativity has never powered anything other than friends, supporters and customers away from you.

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Do the Job You Didn’t Get (1 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Ashley Ford-McAllister

Founder & Owner of: Negative is Also a Charge

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Business and Successful Living Writer


So, you applied for a job, took a lot of time and effort with the application process, were really enthusiastic, had all the skills and experience required… And didn’t even make the interview.

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