How to Choose the ONE Thing To Focus On

The Age of Distraction. I believe Leo Babauta first coined that phrase, but whoever it was it’s pretty dead-on. Other than a Buddhist monk I recently met, I’m sure everyone I know struggles with focus. Whether it’s email, Whatsapp, text messages, Periscope notifications, Pokémon Go (totally understandable)… we simply live in an age where our […]

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4 Lies Creatives Need to Stop Believing

Listening the amount of podcasts I do, reading the amount of books and blogs, and watching the odd Youtube video; I take in a boatload of information from ‘experts’ in the creative industries. Now, I do this because (1) I enjoy learning (2) I enjoy thinking and (3) I like these people. BUT. The amount of […]

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5 Questions For Creatives To Ask Themselves Daily

I think it was Jess Lively (yes, that is her awesome real name) who introduced me to the idea of writing to my intuition every morning. My whaaa? Yeah… I really was disturbed when I heard this concept. I’ve never considered myself ‘intuitive’ in any way – until the Myers-Briggs personality test told me I […]

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How To Develop a Creative Mindset

If you couldn’t tell from that title, today’s post will be on the woo-woo side. Hopefully you’re ok with that. Quite honestly, I know a couple of years ago I would have looked at that title and thought “Screw that, gimme 10 ways to get more t-shirt sales!” But I’ve come to see that there’s […]

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7 Time Saving Self Promo Tips

No Time For Self Promo? 7 Tips to Save You Hours

One of the biggest objections I hear from creatives who want to get more exposure for their work, sell more products, get more clients… is: “I don’t have time for self promo” I get it. We should be spending as much time as possible on our craft: honing our skills, doing the work. I’ve also […]

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Why You Don’t Need a Website

OK so I never thought I’d write those words, as someone who, since 2010 has made a decent living from designing and building websites. Firstly: lets clarify that by ‘YOU’ I’m referring to individuals who are creating something or providing a service and are trying to reach their ideal customer or client. Because it goes […]

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How to authentically market your business - without feeling like a sleazy car salesman!

Authentic Marketing 101: How To Sell Without Trying

Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing creative consultant and all-round marketing expert, David Parrish. Author of T-Shirts and Suits and Chase One Rabbit, I’ve found both these books a huge help in my own journey to balance the business end of things with my creative work. David has kindly donated a fantastic story from his […]

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How To Use Storytelling To Overcome Fear

I’ll admit it: I’m new to the idea of storytelling. Yep, I was told stories a lot as a kid… but I was never EVER the storyteller. Recently though, I’ve come to learn we’re all storytellers. They might just be the ones we tell ourselves in our heads, but that inner monologue is there. Now, I […]

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Why Do Introverts Struggle To Ask For Help?

Asking for help is difficult for most people. It forces us to admit our shortcomings; our weaknesses; our vulnerability. It reveals us as the bruised peaches we are – not the shiny, unspoiled apples we wish to be seen as. Brené Brown would, I’m sure, give me some sage advice like: Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels […]

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