Avoid burnout

How To Avoid Burnout As A Creative Introvert

Burnout is a topic I’ve been meaning to cover for some time on the Creative Introvert podcast, but I’ve been slightly cautious about it because I wanted to make sure I don’t in any way glamorise it. This is something I’ve seen hints of in the online business world, with the entrepreneurs, infopreneurs or whatever-preneurs […]

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Connection: How To Network Without Networking

“One genuine relationship is worth a fistful of business cards.” ~ Susan Cain Today’s podcast is all about… Networking. Or, more accurately: connection. I share my thoughts on how to network if you’re an introvert, the four steps to genuine connection (online and offline methods included) as well as what to do with the connections […]

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cat paterson

Cat Paterson on Personality Profiling and Pinterest

In this episode of the Creative Introvert podcast we have fellow Cat, fellow ginger and fellow INTJ: Cat Paterson. Business strategist extraordinaire, Cat has a super interesting background, which includes heading up intelligence analysis for a covert agency… and it makes total sense as to why she’s a personality profiling geek, like me. Apologies for […]

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Authentic Marketing

What is Authentic Marketing, Anyway?

The biggest challenge the creative introverts face when it comes to marketing their work is… Fear of coming across as sleazy or gross or inauthentic. Yep. That’s the number one obstacle. Not things like figuring out Facebook or Instagram, not worrying about paid advertising or email campaigns, not even having not enough time, though that […]

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Morgan Stapp

Morgan Stapp on Starting a Freelance Career as an Introvert

Today’s podcast guest, Morgan Stapp is the chief brand strategist at Specht + Co. She specialises in helping businesses communicate their message. We talk about her experience in starting to work for herself, how to handle being an introvert when going to conferences (something I also dived into in depth on the 99th episode) and […]

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Survival guide for conferences

CIP099: The Introvert’s Survival Guide for Conferences

Let’s imagine your industry’s biggest conference is coming up. Three days of back-to-back presentations, workshops and panels, with endless opportunities to network, pitch influential people and evenings spent keeping the party going… If you’re an introvert, this may sound about as appealing as a punch in the ribs. Unfortunately, conferences are generally not designed with […]

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Mayamada

CIP098: Nigel Twumasi on Quiet Leadership

Today’s guest is someone I’ve known even before I knew I was an introvert. We met on the Princes Trust Enterprise Program, and since then it’s been a delight to see Nigel’s comic book world grow. Connect with Nigel Mayamada Kickstarter   POWERED BY PATREON This podcast is made possible only by means of my […]

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mark mcguinness

CIP097: Mark McGuinness on Building A Successful Creative Career

Today’s podcast guest is someone I’ve wanted the chance to speak to even before I considered starting a podcast. Mark McGuinness of lateraction.com I think is best introduced through the words of another of my favourite authors and creativity mentors, Steven Pressfield. Here’s what Steven says about Mark: “Mark McGuinness is a rare cat – […]

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