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Career Development

How to get people to read your shit

Do you want people to pay attention to your creative work? You might want to read this first. 1. Know your shit Bestselling author Steven Pressfield is a big believer in the value of learning on the job. In his latest book, Nobody Wants to Read Your Shit, he talks about how stints as an ad […]

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My story

Laying a Stronger Foundation – My 2016 Recap

I’m extremely grateful for the position I’m in at the end of 2016. If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know I’ve worked hard over the last few years to prioritise my health – both mental and physical. That decision really has meant a new way of life for me, and the transition […]

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Mindset

Living the Life of the Mind (Without Going Crazy) – with Margaret Pinard

Margaret Pinard is one of the good pals I’m grateful to have made through writing this blog. She has been very supportive over the last few years  – thanks Margaret! I asked her to write for you about life as a self-published author – because she’s managed to write and publish three entire novels since I’ve known her.

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Career Development

Finding Your Voice Online – Interview with Nicola Balkind

Are you a writer, or do you want to be?  Then you’ll probably want to have a listen to this in-depth interview I recently recorded with Glasgow-based Writer and Content Specialist Nicola Balkind. Nicola is giving a workshop in Edinburgh on Finding Your Voice Online (at the Skriva Writing School on Friday 23rd October) where she will help writers create “a […]

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Reflection, Planning & Tiny Steps – a Podcast

In our 2nd (as yet unnamed) podcast, Fabian Kruse and I chat to our guest Michael Nobbs about his new book Drawing Your Life. We take some time to reflect on how 2013 is shaping up for each of us so far, following what Michael suggested could be a Month of Reflection and Planning in January and […]

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Creative Inspiration

Something To Link About – Good Intentions Edition

What have people been talking about this week? The vast expanse of a brand new year, of course. The Onset of Annual Review Syndrome Chris Guillebeau has written about his annual review process now for a number of years, but this was a more vulnerable post than usual, as he is coming towards the end […]

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Career Development Creative Inspiration

Teaser Trailer for Mad Geniuses

At the weekend I’ll be releasing the first ever Clear-Minded Creative Micro-Manifesto. It’s called The Career Masterplan for Mad Geniuses and it will be completely free to download! You can watch the teaser trailer below, which explains a little more about it. The trailer was filmed and edited entirely in the iMovie app on the […]

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Career Development

Clear-Minded Classic #9: The $100 Start Up by Chris Guillebeau

You may have heard of Chris Guillebeau. He is at the forefront of a new breed of bloggers and creative entrepreneurs who are making a substantial income from their creative output, and inspiring thousands of other people to do the same. As well as writing for free on his blog and in his two hugely […]

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My story Personal Development

Staring Failure in the Face

Sunday, 7:30am. I wake up in unfamiliar surroundings. I realise I can stretch out on the bed, even though she’s here too. It’s a bigger bed than I’m used to. I look up and see sunlight streaming in through the curtains. It feels warm. Paris! The first morning here. A trip to celebrate our first […]

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The Ditch the Day Job Diaries – Episode 1

Below is the trailer for the first episode of the Ditch the Day Job Diaries. [tentblogger-vimeo 36380564] The full first episode will only be available to email subscribers and will go into more detail of how I am building a freelance business and adjusting to a whole new lifestyle! Sign up below and receive the […]