The Blog

An eclectic collection of Business Tips and Tutorials – mixed up with my personal musings and tales me; of a mum of three, running a creative business and building a life she loves.

The negative bias and why it matters

The negative bias and why it matters

There is scientific evidence to suggest that, as a general rule, we pay three times as much attention and bias to the bad stuff as we do to the positive experiences in life. Three times as much! If we have a positive and negative experience of equal weight and value...

Trusting yourself takes practice

Trusting yourself takes practice

Like so many things in life, the ability to push your own comfort zone and to trust yourself takes practice. Is fear stopping you from doing something that matters? Are you waiting to find a way to the otherside of the fear? In life or in business fear often gets in...

The best way to reach Big Goals

The best way to reach Big Goals

Do you have a big goal you are working towards, a new business idea you want to start or a book you've been wanting to write - but you never get the time to commit to it. This is the best way to reach to reach big goals. Take small, daily action towards your biggest...

Idea Overwhelm

Idea Overwhelm

You can do absolutely anything you put your mind to! But that doesn’t mean you should. So how do you decide what to when and where to focus your energy. Here are my top tips for dealing with Idea Overwhelm. One of the biggest challenges creatives face is having TOO...

Get business on track and reach your 2019 goals

Get business on track and reach your 2019 goals

Can you believe we are in the second half of 2019? I find it’s easier in the second half of the year to feel like it’s all over now until the new year. But there is still SO much time left to make progress towards all those things you promised yourself you would do...

Why I’m rebranding and what it means for my clients

Why I’m rebranding and what it means for my clients

Changes are afoot. They will happen slowly; as I am being very mindful to set up very strong foundations for these changes. As I create these huge shifts in my business I thought it might be useful to you to share that journey as I go. Let’s start with why I'm...

Effective Ways to Get Out a Creative Slump

Effective Ways to Get Out a Creative Slump

Even if you don’t think of yourself as creative, you know what it’s like to be in a slump and struggling to get shit done right?! You also know what it feels like when you are “on fire” or “in the zone”. What can you do to get yourself out of a creative slump and back...

Reflections on #ArtfulBizCon for 2019

Reflections on #ArtfulBizCon for 2019

Some of you will know and some of your won’t that I have been running the Artful Business Conference since 2012. It’s been a journey of very high highs and very low lows. 2014 is a memorable year where I walked away from the conference having it cost me personally...

5 Pricing Tips Every Creative Entrepreneur Needs to Know

5 Pricing Tips Every Creative Entrepreneur Needs to Know

If there is one thing that gives Creative Entrepreneur anxiety, hot flushes and draw out emotions like a Kleenex commercial, it is pricing your products and services! Here are some tips to help you price with confidence. We hear so much about how to “Charge our worth”...

How to build a personal brand you’re proud of

How to build a personal brand you’re proud of

It doesn’t matter if you are a consultant or coach, an artist, maker or designer, you have a personal brand and you need to be smart about how you make it work for you and your business. Being strategic about how you build your personal brand, ensuring it is powerful...