How to crowd-fund a book

How to crowd-fund a book

How to crowdfund a book Early in 2014 I began to work in earnest to pull together the ideas for my second book, The Art of Shouting Quietly – a guide to self promotion for introverts and other quiet souls. Round about the same time, I started researching crowdfunding as a way to pay for(…)

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I made a mistake…

I made a mistake…

I realised the other night that I made a mistake. I edited the energy and commitment out of an important message. Here’s what I meant to say.. This is what the Possibility event is really all about. The notion of the Possibility Seminar grew out of my Cheeky Letters & Dream Lists TEDx talk last year.(…)

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Eight Evaluation Essentials

Eight Evaluation Essentials

A deep, long lasting financial squeeze puts everyone in the creative sector in the same position – competing for scant resources that are only likely to diminish further.In this environment funders (Arts & Crafts Councils, Local Authorities, Trusts and Foundations and corporate sponsors) try their best to allocate scant resources wisely - so tend to be on the lookout for projects that(…)

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Finding (and trusting) your ‘real’ self

Finding (and trusting) your ‘real’ self

There’s a huge industrial complex out there that’s designed to make you feel inadequate – physically, emotionally and intellectually. That industry then relies on the insecurities it generates to sell you everything from get rich quick manuals to cosmetic surgery. In truth, we are pretty much OK as we are, most of us. Don’t let(…)

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Be yourself – It really matters…

Be yourself – It really matters…

What should matter most in life is to be yourself, not how other people think you should be. Don’t be pushed into reacting quickly to important challenges or questions – the world is already full of opinion pieces, snap judgement and sound bites. It sadly lacks mindfulness, proper reflection and thoughtful, empathic dialogue. It’s important(…)

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Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome

‘Don’t hide your light under a bushel for fear of being branded an impostor – acknowledge your expertise and share it - the world needs every scrap of light it can get right now’   Do you suffer from Impostor Syndrome? According to Wikipedia impostor syndrome, or fraud syndrome, is a psychological phenomenon in which people are(…)

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