Guide to better sleep

A Guide to Better Sleep As An Introvert Insomniac

  Sleep is arguably a topic that already has enough coverage. I mean, you probably don’t need another person telling you you should be getting more sleep or giving you random advice for sleeping better. But… I’m kind of going to do it anyway. My reason being is that if I can share one tip […]

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Creative Funk

How to Get Out of a Creative Funk

I know I’m not the only one who has ever found themselves in a creative funk. You know, being in a state of uncertainty, confusion, overwhelm, apathy… whatever the flavour a funk takes, I can for sure attest that isn’t pleasant. In addition to making daily life a grind, they make doing creative work hard […]

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books for creative introverts

13 Life Changing Books For Creative Introverts

I wanted to share with you my ultimate list of books for creative introverts, the ones that have genuinely changed my life (for the better!) and the ones I point to over and over again, when anyone ever asks me for recommendations.   1) Quiet by Susan Cain How could I not kick this list […]

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Avoid burnout

How To Avoid Burnout As A Creative Introvert

Burnout is a topic I’ve been meaning to cover for some time on the Creative Introvert podcast, but I’ve been slightly cautious about it because I wanted to make sure I don’t in any way glamorise it. This is something I’ve seen hints of in the online business world, with the entrepreneurs, infopreneurs or whatever-preneurs […]

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mark mcguinness

CIP097: Mark McGuinness on Building A Successful Creative Career

Today’s podcast guest is someone I’ve wanted the chance to speak to even before I considered starting a podcast. Mark McGuinness of lateraction.com I think is best introduced through the words of another of my favourite authors and creativity mentors, Steven Pressfield. Here’s what Steven says about Mark: “Mark McGuinness is a rare cat – […]

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CIP #083: An Introverted Introduction

I thought it would be wise to share an excerpt from my very first book, The Creative Introvert: How to Build a Business You Love on Your Terms to celebrate it pre-launch. Well, it’s available for pre-order now and the reason you might want to order it before December 31st, is because of all the goodies I’m […]

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How to have confidence

CIP #081: How to Have Confidence in What You Do

What the heck is confidence, really? Your confidence is made up of three areas: 1) Self esteem This is our judgement of how valuable we are, and how comfortable we feel being our self. So you can imagine low self-esteem statements are things like ‘I’m not good enough’ or ‘I don’t deserve this awesome thing’ […]

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multipassionate creative

CIP077: How To Handle Being a Multipassionate Creative

What is a multipassionate? Let’s start with getting clear on what a multipassionate actually is. Other words to describe this phenomenon: Multipotentialite, Polymath, Renaissance Man (or Woman or whatever you identify as), Scanner, or the more derogatory Jack of All Trades, Master of None. Emilie Wapnik is my hero in this field, so I’m going […]

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Alex Pearson

CIP076: Alex Pearson on What Makes Us Creative

Today I had the chance to talk to the lovely Alex Pearson, founder of one of the World’s Greatest Bookshops (as voted by Lonely Planet guides) and the Yurt Academy, here in Brighton.   We discuss: How to define creativity What makes us creative Does having a lot of passions help creativity? The myth of […]

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