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.

My Words for 2019

Since 2015 I've been choosing three words each year to help guide me through the upcoming 12 months. I used to pick one word and that also felt forced and so-what unhelpful but in late 2014 a friend introduced me to Chris Brogan's practice of choosing three guiding...

Ambition and Motherhood

Do you struggle to find alignment between ambition and motherhood? I know I do.   I’ve always been ambitious. At school I wanted to do well, admittedly, for most of it, without working too hard. But I joined debate teams and entered eisteddfods – I did activities...

My three words for 2018

The last few years now I have been in December or January I choose three words to guide my intentions and direction for the year ahead.  I've been doing this since Chris Brogan introduced the practice to me in 2015 and I find it much more satisfying than trying to...

I HATE my postpartum body

I went out to dinner on Friday night, with some amazing women I have met through my local Multiple Birth Association (it's a club for families with multiples - ie twins, triplets and quads). These women all have twins only a few months older than Harry and Joan, and...

Our Financial Journey – Part One

All through my twenties I figured "It doesn't matter - I'll have my shit sorted by the time I'm 30!" Not sure how I thought I would have said shit sorted, when I was doing nothing at all about getting it sorted!! And by shit - I'm mostly talking about money, financial...

My intentions for 2017 – My three words

I have often chosen a specific word to guide my focus and intention into a new year and last year, thanks to a tip from Katie Wyatt and some seriously powerful inspiration from Chris Brogan I decided to choose THREE WORDS. Last year my words were FOCUSED, ENERGISED...

Why my WHY isn’t all about my kids

First let me just say how excited I am that I can say KIDS! Ok so two are still cooking, but I love them already and can't wait to meet them early next year. I LOVE being a Mum. But being a Mum has never defined me and even when Aston was only a few weeks old I knew I...

Five Big Takeaways from #arftulbizcon

Has it really only been three and half weeks since I was in a room with 90 amazing business ladies (and a few good men too) spending two days being inspired and learning about running a creative, passion driven business!? It feels like it was just yesterday and it...

Are you diminishing yourself through the words you use?

Have you ever noticed  those small, sneaky words that we put in our spoken and written dialogue, that diminish what we are saying and discredit us as the smart, driven women we are. These words often seem like a harmless attempt to soften the impact, to help us come...

Your Creativity & How To Spark It

Some of you run artful and creative based businesses; there are designers, writers and artists among us. But in case you didn’t realise it, you are all creative people. You simply can’t be an entrepreneur without also being creative. In fact I honestly believe you...