CIP 011: Curiosity and Other Weapons Against Fear

In this episode of The Creative Introvert podcast I share my three weapons I use against the big ol’ FEAR monster. Part of being an overanalysing, overthinking, creative introvert, for me means I love to get to the root of a problem. Once we know what lies at the heart of it: we can start to work […]

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Not a fan of New Years' Resolutions? Here's my alternative >>>

An Alternative New Years Resolution

I’m fighting the part of me that wants to indulge in sharing my entire 2016 breakdown : a review of the highs, the lows, my take on the political climate… But I can’t see that as being very useful to you. What I do think might be worthwhile is discussing this trend of setting ‘words’ […]

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What to do when NOTHING you do is working

What To Do When Nothing You Do Is Working

What’s that sound? Oh that’s just me banging my head against the wall. Sigh.   Whether you’re a freelancer, business owner, or creative hobbyist: when you’re not making any progress with your creative work, life can feel rather frustrating. Frustrating almost to the point of making you want to quit. I’ve been there.     […]

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What is a 'Confidence Bypass' exactly? Find out more and how to avoid making a wrong turn...

The Confidence Bypass

‘Just act more confident’ ‘If only I had more confidence…’ ‘How to get more confidence today!’ The ‘C’ word has always had a tendency to make me squirm. When confidence coaches tell us to puff our chests out, fake it until ya make it, lipsync to songs in the car and dance like no ones […]

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share your goals

Should You Share your Goals?

Sometimes asking for accountability and sharing my goals and dreams cans feel somewhat… self-indulgent. Delusional. Like I’m showing off. For some of people, revealing their lofty goals (like a £500k year and to relocate to Bali) is totally easy. It amps them up. They have no problem in revealing whether it happened or not: and […]

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3 Things I Wish I Knew A Year Ago

True story: a year ago this week I added a note to Evernote titled ‘What I Wish I Knew a Year Ago’ and set a reminder to go off in 12 months time. I had just set up this site, and had decided to start focussing more on helping fellow creatives with marketing and the business-end […]

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Are you making things too hard? Can you take a different route?

Can You Take a Different Route?

Does working hard make you a better person? A more successful person? Well I’m of the belief (or at least training myself to believe) that we are all ‘enough’ as we are. We’re born ‘enough’. Hard work won’t make us anything more or better. Sure, hard work is (to an extent) necessary for our growth, development, creativity, contribution… […]

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When You Have One Of Those Days

I spent the past weekend at home home (with my parents) and somewhere between countless cups of Barry’s Tea and Conversations about the weather, I came up with an idea for a post. When I arrived, Ma was in the midst of a tech-related nightmare. An online shop was refusing checkout, and her phone company […]

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How to balance your energy as an introvert >>

How To Balance Your Energy As An Introvert

We’re preached to a lot about ‘balance’. How to have a healthy work-life balance. A balanced diet. Balancing your books. But what about being able to balance your energy? As an introvert, I know that energy is one of – if not my most – valued resource. Without having the energy; the pep in my […]

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