Planning: your perfect way

Planning: your perfect way

Last week was Hallowe’en. My internal body clock and calendar does not have Hallowe’en as a setting. It’s simply not a thing for me. For me, having grown up in the English countryside in the 70s, 80s and 90s, I count Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Night)...
How To Travel With Your Business

How To Travel With Your Business

It’s the cliched, entrepreneurial dream; being a digital nomad, travelling to far-fun places, earning money passively as you lounge on a yacht, working just 4 hours per week (thanks Tim!)….and although the idealised version of entrepreneurialism still...
How To Design Your Ideal Lifestyle

How To Design Your Ideal Lifestyle

Last weekend, I turned 49. Firstly, how on earth did that happen?  One minute I’m young and hip, the next I’m nearly eligible for cheaper car insurance, over 50s holidays (European river cruise or in an RV!) and living in a 50+ retirement...
12 life hacks for creatives

12 life hacks for creatives

Lifestyle and business go hand-in-hand for us creatives; we value how we live as much as we value what we earn. So I’ve compiled a list of 12 life hack tips you might not have considered. I’d like to share them with you. In no particular order of...
Have you lost your creative spark

Have you lost your creative spark

Do you sometimes feel like you’ve run out of ideas? Or that you’re just churning out the same old, same old? I know I feel like this from time to time. The client might change, but the process stays the same. The creative pool where you find inspiration or...
How To Deal With Unsolicited Advice

How To Deal With Unsolicited Advice

It can drive you crazy….people who share their opinions about how you should run your business. Especially when you haven’t even asked for their opinion or advice. 🙄 It’s not to say that their advice isn’t viable or useful. It certainly comes...
Don’t be afraid of AI

Don’t be afraid of AI

My default setting for new tech used to be “No – it’s a fad.” My husband always reminds me of what I said in 1998 about internet shopping. “It’ll never catch on. Who’s going to give their credit card details over the worldwide...
My 2022 Review

My 2022 Review

Oh, how I love these end-of-year reviews. I am so nosey that I devour other people’s reviews with equal measures of curiosity, delight and inspiration. Settle in, it’s a long one….  Each December, I set my Be, Do, Have & Feel goals for the following...
Rest and Productivity

Rest and Productivity

Dough needs to rest to produce the best bread. Be like dough! Seeds & bulbs lie silently waiting to spring forth when the time is right. Be like seeds and bulbs! There are no prizes for being the busiest or the most productive person. Yet society intrinsically...
New Ideas: Do you have too many, or not enough?

New Ideas: Do you have too many, or not enough?

Are you a prolific ideas machine, always coming up with amazing things and new ways to express your creativity? Or are you stuck in a rut, producing the same old, same old; bored of your style or your work but not sure how to change things up? These are 2 ends of the...
When Things Go Horribly Wrong

When Things Go Horribly Wrong

Everyone’s happy at the start of a project; our new clients are excited, we’re thrilled and life is looking pretty sweet.  Until it doesn’t. Until you hit a bump in the road and the smiles have been replaced by anxious, awkward grimaces.  This...
Are you afraid of pricing?

Are you afraid of pricing?

I want to invite you to my free pricing workshop, where we’ll bring more joy and less terror to pricing your artwork, your design packages, your writing services, your jewellery creations… So I was looking for a suitable picture for this newsletter. While...