Creative Business Advice

It’s never too late to change.

It’s never too late to change.

If you ever find yourself thinking that you are too old, or too stuck in your ways, or too entrenched in your career to change, please stop. Stop for a moment and consider all the people around you who seem to be able to take change in their stride, who make things look easy. Don’t(…)

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Who’s the best judge of your talent – and of the value of your work?

Who’s the best judge of your talent – and of the value of your work?

…and it’s not your mother/brother/lover/best mate… Have you ever found yourself watching gameshow auditions, reflecting on how many of the failed auditionees could have been spared their pain and embarrassment if someone had done the honourable thing and been straight up with them about their lack of talent? Instead, some had obviously been told that they were really(…)

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Write A Cheeky Letter Today!

Write A Cheeky Letter Today!

I’m a great fan of cheeky letters. Some of the best things I’ve ever done – and some of the most significant, have come about because I dared myself to write a cheeky letter. I am a big advocate of boldness. I always encourage the people I work with to be bold, aim high, and write(…)

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What does success mean to you?

What does success mean to you?

Interesting question. Why? Because your definition of success should define your business behaviour. Let me explain. If  you measure your success by the size of your income, then you’d better find something to do that meets a real demand. Something that people want, and what’s more something that people will keep coming back for. You(…)

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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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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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