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…

How to work with passion rather than money

There are moments in your career when you need to forget about the money. This might sound like a strange thing to say, so let me explain why. As creatives it is nearly impossible to be creative if you are thinking or worrying about money. Have you ever tried to design something from a starting 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…

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…

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…

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…