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Setting Goals for the 'Dull' Stuff

Posted on 13 June, 2019 at 5:50



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There is something which I frequently come across when working with clients which always surprises me. 


For example, a sculptor will be willing to hand over their precious wood, clay or m...

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Fear Doesn't Have to Stop You

Posted on 23 May, 2019 at 0:10




Last week, I got stuck in a lift.  

 

It wasn’t quite as dramatic as it sounds: the outside wall of the lift was glass, overlooking a wide open expanse; the lift never moved so I was just stuck on the ground floor, not between floors; I was only in there for 5 minutes; and the alarm button was extr...

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Shopping for Clients

Posted on 9 May, 2019 at 5:50


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Did you buy food this week?  


I bet you did, whether it was a big, organised weekly shop, grabbing a sandwich as you were dashing between meetings, or something inbetween. Whether you love and savour food or just see it as a necessary fue...

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Making Time for Your Business

Posted on 2 May, 2019 at 5:20



There is a common thread which comes up when I talk to creatives about their businesses. They produce work for clients on time, on budget and turn up for meetings. They have a thoroughly professional attitude towards their clients. However, along the way, they often forget their most important c...

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How My Big Red Coat Got Me a Client and Them a New Career

Posted on 11 April, 2019 at 8:15



I am often asked about why it is important to have a vision for where you want to be or go in your life and creative career.    

 

I have talked about visioning before and I am a firm believer that if you know what you want, you will be surprised at how often seemingly inco...

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I'd Forgotten I'd Done That...

Posted on 28 March, 2019 at 11:10




Can you remember all the things you have done in your professional career? 


I ask because in recent weeks, it is a common thread which has woven its way through client conversations. In the busyness of day to day professional life, we can forget some of the great work we...

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Spring Clean Your Business

Posted on 21 March, 2019 at 5:55


With Easter a few weeks away and the sun streaming through my office window, it looks like Spring has sprung!  


It's time to open the windows, get some fresh air through the place and spring clean your home. Why not harness the energy of the season and spring clean your professional ...

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Mistakes

Posted on 7 March, 2019 at 4:15



"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."

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Thinking

Posted on 28 February, 2019 at 4:40



Thinking.


We do it all the time. That little voice is always chattering on in our heads: remember to buy milk; I need to phone that person back; I haven’t checked my Facebook for 20 minutes; I must get this done by the end of the day; yadda, yadda, yadda.


But how ...

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Choose Your New Year

Posted on 2 January, 2019 at 5:55




This is the time of year when people set their New Year’s Resolutions - getting fit, getting a new job, starting a new hobby, finding love…


A lot of people I have spoken with find New Year’s Resolutions a chore, things which most often fail, which we end up feeli...

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