Starting a creative business at any age

Tricia Cusden proves that you can start a creative business at any age. I was so impressed with Tricia’s outlook on life and it was a real pleasure to be able to interview her for this podcast. Tricia founded the pro-age beauty brand Look Fabulous Forever  when she was 65 years old and already retired. Tricia Read the full article…

Value your creativity

Successful failing

When we are creating something new we often forget that the failures along the way are as important as the final success. Valuing your creativity in all of its forms is so important. It helps you to keep going when the process is hard and it can help you to negotiate higher fees for your Read the full article…

Timelines can help you achieve success

When we are busy focussing on our own career we often forget to look backwards at how far we have come. Timelines can help you achieve success if you use them in the right way. I am writing this article a couple of days after my birthday (yes that’s crazy eyed me on my first Read the full article…

Multi tasking can be bad for you

We are often told that multi tasking is the answer, but what if I was to tell you that multi tasking can be bad for you? As women we are told that it is a skill we are good at, something to be admired as we rush around and try to finish a million things Read the full article…

Dealing with imposter syndrome

At some point in our careers imposter syndrome will strike. I have suffered with it many times, and it always feels like the little monster on your shoulder telling you that you shouldn’t be there. Imposter syndrome was first coined in the 1970’s when a study in America at Georgia State University noticed that successful 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

Philiy Page

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…

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…