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Apples and Oranges

Posted on 3 August, 2022 at 4:25

“Comparison is the thief of joy"  Theodore Roosevelt


When I am working with creative people, they often look at their own careers in the light of how they measure up against someone else’s in the same field.


But is this helpful? Or as Teddy Roosevelt pointed ou...

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A Handy Marketing Tool

Posted on 20 July, 2022 at 4:30



This is a bit more of a “how to do something” than I usually write, but it has come up a few times in conversations with clients and it seems silly not to pass on a tool I use if it could be useful to others in their marketing process.


Marketing yourself can seem a huge job and one of ...

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It's Not Always Plain Sailing

Posted on 6 July, 2022 at 4:15




I once had a fascinating conversation with a friend who was involved with a shipping company. He told me that when ships are making their way across vast oceans, they don’t sail straight on their courses. Due to tides, winds, currents, avoiding other craft, and numerous other reasons, th...

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Nothing's Impossible

Posted on 22 June, 2022 at 4:15

Often, we are told, or we tell ourselves, that something is impossible and many of us stop at that point. We write something off and perhaps have a low level regret for the rest of our lives that we never did that ‘impossible’ thing.


Now let me get something clear at the beginning. I am not ...

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Don't Make Assumptions

Posted on 7 June, 2022 at 3:50

There is a phrase which has been around for years: "Never assume as you make an Ass of U and Me".


It's often said in a jokey, cheesy way, but it holds a great deal of truth.


I have worked with a lot of clients (as well as knowing an awful lot of people) who have made assumptions. I've...

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Keep on Keeping On - 10 tips to build consistency into your life and practice

Posted on 25 May, 2022 at 4:10


“Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard.

It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose and of action over a long period of time.”

Bruce Springsteen



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It's Not About the Lipstick

Posted on 11 May, 2022 at 3:30


Some time ago, I did a webinar with another coach, Claire.  It was done in audio mode, with a few slides for reference, but no-one could actually see us.


A couple of hours before the webinar, Claire and I had a call to finalise last minute details and check out the technical stuff. As...

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5 Words from 5 People

Posted on 27 April, 2022 at 4:10



Confidence is an issue that often comes up when I am working with people, especially around the Inner Critic (what we tell ourselves about ourselves) and worrying about what other people think of us.


We can spend too much time in our heads listening to this Inner Critic and cre...

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Pick Your Battles

Posted on 13 April, 2022 at 4:25

I was recently taken to task by someone who read a comment I had made about spiders. I said I don’t like spiders and to overcome my dislike, I could go to London Zoo for their Friendly Spider Programme where I could end up with a Mexican Red-Knee Spider on my hand. Will I actually do that? Ummmm, proba...

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Sometimes Your Mind Plays Tricks on You

Posted on 30 March, 2022 at 4:35

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Marcus Aurelius



I heard a really great quote from Winston Churchill. When asked during World War II wh...

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