It's ok not to do it

CIP075: It’s OK To Not Do It

I have a bit of a personal one today, that comes from a lesson I’ve struggled a lot with learning. See, some of the stuff I share with you are lessons I’ve learned fairly easily, I see a better way of thinking or doing or being and I change my ways, without too much fuss. […]

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Cat Byrne

CIP074: Cat Byrne on Freelancing and Burnout

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Cat Byrne of Gatto Web, someone who I have a lot in common with – and not just the name. What we talked about: How Cat got started in web design Being forced into either the ‘creative’ route or the ‘science’ route How […]

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CIP072: Jean Smith on Flirting for Introverts

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Jean Smith, social and cultural anthropologist and social intelligence coach. This podcast is BY FAR the one I’ve most hesitated to publish because… I get coached. I don’t get coached on something you might expect either – not a topic we normally tackle on […]

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The Year of Fun #31: Take a Pottery Class

Oh boy was I excited for this one – and it came at just the right time. September has kind of kicked my ass back into action, after a summer where I really couldn’t do much more than be a sweaty, unproductive mess. Honestly I probably would have bailed on the day that the pottery […]

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CIP069: Why Aren’t You Making Progress?

Let’s say you’ve been at this game for a while now. You might have even been listening to The Creative Introvert Podcast since it began, way back at the start of 2017. You might have even been doing some of the stuff I’ve been recommending. Taking action, journalling, finding a supportive community, showing your work. […]

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Lack of support

CIP067: Lack of Support

One of the most common challenges I come across in speaking to a range of creative introverts in my coaching , or in my online community or just out and about: is lack of support. It’s actually the one that’s surprised me most, even though I can 100% relate. It surprised me, because I assumed […]

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CIP065: Worry, Distraction, Procrastination… OH MY!

I’m going to come out with a possibly controversial statement… Worrying helps our creativity. What what? Ok… think about it like this: most breakthroughs, whether they were in technology or art or anything else for that matter, came about because we were worried. We were worried we’d starve, worried that the other tribe would conquer […]

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The Year of Fun #26: Swim in the Sea

I really did hope I’d stop moaning about the heatwave long before recording this podcast. I now can’t remember a time when I wasn’t uncomfortably warm. And I resent the fact that I’m now doing the stereotypical Brit thing of talking about the weather, but there IS a reason for it: because, it was the […]

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The Year of Fun #9: The Orchestra

By far the classiest, most cultured edition of the Year of Fun so far – I went to see (and hear) the orchestra! I’ve only been to the orchestra once before: the result of a spare ticket needing a taker, and I took it. Honestly, the first time: I wasn’t super excited. I like live […]

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