How to have a satisfying & rewarding life as a scanner

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Nick Williams is best-selling author of The Work We Were Born To Do and co-founder of The Inspired Entrepreneur Community.

Recently Nick and I have been having a series of conversations about work, entrepreneurship and creating a fulfilling life which Nick has made available as short videos.

Join Nick and I on my sofa as I explain what a scanner is, how we work best, how we find success and fulfilment, and what types of careers and businesses suit us best.

If what I’m talking about sounds familiar to you, you don’t have to be alone anymore!

Come along to Scanners Night in London tonight and meet 40-50 people just like you Рnetwork, get new ideas, and learn how to conquer the email overwhelm so many of us Scanners suffer from:


7 Responses
  1. Being "scattered" and proud of it :

    Date: November 2, 2010 @ 4:58 pm

    […] is a video from the post How to have a satisfying & rewarding life as a scanner – on the UK blog Scanners Night – “a monthly London event for creative people, […]

  2. Fiona :

    Date: September 7, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    Oh! this is brilliant! Just hearing this allows me to relax and feel I can be myself, and at the same time get excited about how I can follow through my passions. I’ve spent ten long boring hard years in education to pay the mortgage and provide a stable background for my kids. I’ve given in my notice (just two months more!) and have a plan for my garden design business, and much more – why not? The irony is I’ve spent so much time working with learners and their learning styles, and never heard the one that suits me best, ‘scanner’. Hope to make it Scanners night tonight (last child at home permitting).

  3. claire :

    Date: September 10, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    Hello to all like minded scanners, i came across the article in ‘Red magazine’ and thought the description of a scanner was typical of me.
    Pleased that i was not alone in my dreams and aspirations i was eager to find a meeting to attend but alas i live in Oxford. Is there any scanners out there local to me who would also like to attend a meeting?

  4. Monika :

    Date: February 25, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

    Wow, don’t know what to say! I’m so taken aback that there’s more people like me!! As you said in the video: this can be a real revelation, God, how much it is!!! I’ve been wearing myself down for ages because I’m a SCANNER!!! And suddenly I see the chances and I see that my ideas of how to organize MY life are right – even though everybody else thinks it won’t work out…
    I would so much love to come and meet you people. Problem is: I’m German and live in a German provincial town… Do you know anything about similar organizations in Germany? Or any other way of getting in contact? Anyone out there who wants to meet in the middle of Germany?
    So long… and WOWWWW!!!

  5. John :

    Date: April 22, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    Hi Monika,

    Well, you can get the recordings of Scanners Night by joining our community here.

    Or join us on the 30 Day Challenge on 1 May.


  6. Tony :

    Date: May 22, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    I’ve just retaken the Enneagram test, and discovered I am a “5” – the Investigator – who can never execute on anything. I was quite depressed! But I now see that I can also understand myself as a scanner, and take steps to build on that. Thanks, I have your book already, and need to revisit it!

  7. Tony D :

    Date: April 2, 2013 @ 7:47 pm

    Throughout my life, everyone has told me that I need to focus and stop doing projects that will not lead to a specific career. At school, I’ve always been told to have an idea of what I want to be in my life, but I can’t imagine doing ONE thing for the rest of my life. I always thought I was weird for having so many interests; however, after reading this blog and listening to the podcast, I now know I am not alone. Thank you for the post and I will be following this blog in the future!