When I took a step back in my business this quarter, I had grand ambitions about what I was going to achieve. After a year of late nights and early mornings trying to juggle multiple projects, I needed to slow down. I decided I wouldn't actively...

When I was at high school in the early 90s, there was a trend for black Adidas three-stripe track pants. Skinny-legged, with elasticated stirrups and you guessed it, three white stripes running down the side of the leg, military style. Unflattering and overpriced they may have been, but...

It seems I’m not alone in my struggle to say ‘No’. In response to last week's blog, dozens of you reached out to share your experiences of overcommitting, your inability to decline without rattling off a bunch of excuses, and flogging yourselves to meet unrealistic client demands and...

When was the last time you said No? Just No. Without added explanation, justification, or "I would if I could but...

Do you struggle with visibility? Building a business in the online space means showing up - day after day after day. If you want to grow your following and create a powerful personal brand or even a movement, you need to know your message and share your...

Content, content everywhere. As entrepreneurs, we're told to blog, to have a YouTube channel, to show up on Facebook Live and Instagram stories and wherever else your people are hanging out. It's overwhelming and it's also impossible, unless you have a dedicated team. After all, you have...

For the last few months, I've been working on a community project where my role is to interview local creators, artisans and characters, and write their stories. It's a beautiful project, with an incredibly talented and hard working group of volunteers. It's a privilege to be...

Last year, a book idea took up residence in my head and refused to leave. It’s like a squatter, moving furniture around in dusty, shadowy spaces, scribbling on the walls and generally making a nuisance of itself. Try as I might to dedicate my time to more...