Giving thanks

This week I want to talk about giving thanks. It isn’t thanksgiving, or a special reason to do this -although the holiday season is a great time to send a card. Taking the time at the end of the year to think about all of the people who have helped you, is a great way Read the full article…

Planning For A Great Year

As we race towards the end of the year, I always think that this is a great time to review what you have achieved so far, and to plan for 2017. Planning for a great year takes structure, and not just the odd to-do-list. This is more about looking at what you want to achieve, Read the full article…

Going Pro

Going pro is all a matter of belief and confidence in the work that you are producing. Obviously if it was that easy, everyone would be doing it! So I’ve recorded a podcast to talk you through real things that you can do to turn pro. Often it is about how you present yourself and Read the full article…

Mastermind your career

When you are starting out and building your career, it is important that you have support from your peers. They are on the same journey as you, and understand the fears, doubts and needs that you have. We often seek out those who are ahead of us, such as mentors or coaches without seeing the Read the full article…

Pricing your goods & services

Pricing your goods as a creative can seem like a daunting task. There is no guide to follow and rarely an industry standard pricing list. This can make it seem like some sort of alchemy calculation, especially when you are starting out. Pricing is one of the subjects I get asked the most about by Read the full article…

Giving back can help your career

When you start out on a creative career, the last thing that you are probably thinking about is giving something back. What if I was to tell you that there is a great benefit to thinking about giving something back the moment you begin your career? You might think I’m crazy when you are worrying Read the full article…

Planning for success

We plan for a journey or what we want to do on our holidays, but we rarely plan for success. When we see our competitors or people we admire having success we forget about all of the private sacrifices it took to get there. Or the years of slog and failure before they had a Read the full article…

How to deal with negative feedback

At some point in your creative career you will be the giver or receiver of negative feedback. Understanding the science behind how your brain deals with it, can make the difference between whether you take the feedback as a negative or positive experience. We all need feedback. If we never receive any, we never know Read the full article…

Leaving things behind

Sometimes it is beneficial to leave things behind. This isn’t something that we talk about very often. We tend to be all about the looking forward, rather than behind. But I want you to change that pattern for a moment…let me explain why. As children we are taught to eat everything on our plates, to finish Read the full article…

Becoming a furniture designer

I have had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer Farmer, designer and maker of Luno furniture with her husband, Dan Knowles, in Los Angeles. I’m pretty obsessed with their work. Not only have they added beautiful speakers to the furniture, but there is room for a Whiskey bar inside as well. Ticking all of my boxes! You Read the full article…