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Are Your Beliefs About Creativity and Money Holding You Back?

One of the big things we need to overcome as creative professionals are self-limiting beliefs around money. In my experience, we all have them.

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You are not alone

Clear-minded Creativity is possible, if you’re willing to work at it. The fact is though, it’s a work in progress, not a permanent state of mind. Most importantly though, and here is the real secret to being a Clear-Minded Creative – you cannot do it alone. Neither can I, or anyone else. Main photo: Pierre Wolfer (Creative […]

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Your Voice Matters

Being creative is in many ways about having a voice and wanting to express ourselves. We all have a unique perspective, and we can share that with the world through our creativity. Don’t underestimate how important it is that you do this.

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Accept Yourself

One of my favourite autobiographies is “Things the Grandchildren Should Know” by Mark Oliver Everett who is the main man behind the band Eels.

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The Uncertain Creative

Society expects us to decide definitively what we want to do with our lives by the time we leave school, or university. But being a ‘Clear-Minded Creative’ doesn’t mean you know exactly what you’re doing. That wouldn’t be very interesting! It means you accept that you may never know – but that you keep trying […]

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8 Daily Habits That Will Help You Refresh Your Mindset

In James Altucher’s entertaining book How to be the Luckiest Person Alive, he suggests a daily practice which he claims will dramatically improve your life: Physical – exercise enough to break a sweat for 10 minutes (probably 20-30 minutes of movement a day in total) – he also says it’s essential to sleep for 8 […]

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Autumn in Montréal – a photo travelogue in 12 parts

Some pics from our trip to Montreal in October.

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The Ditch the Day Job Diaries: Great North Run Report

You can actually see me on BBC Telly (if you look extremely closely) in this latest episode of the Ditch the Day Job Diaries.

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Must Read Round Up – Great North Run Edition

I share a lot of great stuff on my various social media profiles that never makes it to the blog, and this irregular round-up post exists to collect some of that together for your reading/watching/listening pleasure, as well as a cheeky reminder of some blog content you may have missed. The Great North Run This […]

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Blog Lovin’, Better Habits & Making Space for Your Creative Work

A casual discussion about the freedom of writing and being a blogging warrior turned into a fully-blown podcast about the advantages of multiple offices, the positive domino effect of introducing more positive habits one at a time, including how cutting down on caffeine can help you get up earlier. (But can admittedly be tough if […]