How To Be Youer Than You

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ~ Dr. Seuss That’s the quote that prompted today’s episode of the Creative Introvert… But it turned into an hour+ of me talking about all sorts, from Jung’s model of the Psyche to excavating the Shadow […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Stuckness

One of the biggest challenges creative introverts face, at least the ones I encounter is, self doubt. And this is what I’m seeing as the root cause as well as the fuel for what I’m calling “The Cycle of Stuckness.” If you feel stuck in any way on your creative path, this episode is for […]

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Survival guide for conferences

CIP099: The Introvert’s Survival Guide for Conferences

Let’s imagine your industry’s biggest conference is coming up. Three days of back-to-back presentations, workshops and panels, with endless opportunities to network, pitch influential people and evenings spent keeping the party going… If you’re an introvert, this may sound about as appealing as a punch in the ribs. Unfortunately, conferences are generally not designed with […]

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CIP090: Are Introverts More Prone To Anxiety?

I’ve hesitated to talk about this partly because I don’t like to dwell on my own sob stories unless I think I can be helpful, and up till now, I don’t think I’ve been confident I can do that with anxiety. The other reason is my own… denial. Denial that I could be feeling anything […]

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CIP064: Danny Gregory on Permission to Create

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Danny Gregory, co-founder of Sketchbook Skool and author of nearly a dozen internationally best-selling books on art and creativity. I personally came across Danny from his podcast Shut Your Monkey, in which he interviewed fascinating artists, psychologists, authors, all kinds of folk who gave […]

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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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