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…

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…

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…

Get a grip on copyright

  Getting a grip on copyright can be one of the greatest tools in your creative kit. I have met so many creatives who don’t understand copyright law, and this so often puts them at a disadvantage with their clients. I have studied copyright law, but it does change quite often, so it is important Read the full article…

How to self publish

This week I have been chatting to Chella Adgopul from Honeybee Books, about how to self publish. The world of publishing has changed so much over the years. With the birth of the internet there are more opportunities for people to publish their own work. In the past self publishing was viewed as more of Read the full article…