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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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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