The Introvert’s Superpower

If you hadn’t noticed… I’m an introvert. Introverts are not exactly known for their gift of the gab. Sure, we can hold a conversation when it’s an intimate tête-à-tête: a one to one with a friend or someone we feel comfortable with. But put us in a room full of people and ask us to […]

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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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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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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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The Unedited Introvert

*Just a note to say this post is entirely inspired by the recent two podcasts from Tara Swiger (Craft Your Enthusiasm #123 and #125) So… who is the ‘unedited introvert’? Well, it’s the me that’s typing this, from the library, on a day that I’m not meant to be writing blog posts. But I just finished […]

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3 Reasons Journaling Helps Introverts

I’ve identified myself as a ‘journal junkie’ for many years now. It started around age 12, when I discovered my older sister had been keeping a VERY SECRET journal, which lived under her pillow. I instantly became fascinated with this object. The secrecy… the mystery… the angst. So I started my own. Dear Diary*… *Note: […]

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Does Your Personality Type Affect Your Creativity?

When I first began my path attempting to become a ‘professional’ freelance illustrator, I figured part of the journey was to shmooze with other illustrators and go to networking events. Which I did. It wasn’t easy for me though – I would literally have to drag myself along to these events – and usually after a drink or two […]

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