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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When Things Fall Apart

Prefer to listen? Click here for the audio version (~10 mins long) Pema Chodron was a name I’ve been hearing pop up over and over – but for whatever reason I hadn’t picked up a book from her. It even came as a surprise to me that I was reading the words of a small, white […]

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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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3 common myths about writing emails to hard-to-reach people >>

Email Etiquette: 3 Myths You Need To Stop Believing

Show of (virtual) hands please: Have you ever found yourself spending hours crafting the perfect email to a potential client or member of the press, only to get… NO reply? Maybe your email went straight to the spam folder. Maybe you made a typo and they’re sitting in their office right now, laughing at your mistake. […]

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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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Interview with Luis Roig of Drawfolio

I still remember what my first attempt to show my work online looked like. Fortunately, the Wayback Machine only reveals my first WordPress hosted site – which was slightly more acceptable than the botched html I patched together. The internet never forgets… Anyway, that was before online portfolio – and shop – hosting had become […]

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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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