3 Ways to Instantly Lift Yourself Out of a Bad Mood 3 Ways to Instantly Lift Yourself Out of a Bad Mood

September 5, 2014 by

I sometimes find myself in a crappy mood. At least fleetingly, and I’m sure you sometimes feel the same.

Whether this has come out of overthinking, not getting our needs met, poor diet, smoking, lack of exercise, being disrespected, or it’s just one of those days, bad moods can originate from a spectrum of causes. That’s for another post.

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6 Simple Steps to Building an Automated Money-Making System with Your Creative Skills 6 Simple Steps to Building an Automated Money-Making System with Your Creative Skills

August 18, 2014 by

Let’s be honest here. Most of us want more time and more money. Both will help us create more art.

This is what we love to do.

But making money is hard and it takes time, you say! You don’t know where to start and how to maximise your earnings.

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The Most Undervalued Tool You Have to Achieve and Create Whatever You Want The Most Undervalued Tool You Have to Achieve and Create Whatever You Want

August 8, 2014 by

When we look at various people’s successes and achievements, we often try to make sense of how they got there.

Many are in pursuit of knowing how someone created something of brilliance, whether an accomplished art portfolio, an athletic achievement, a music composition, a honed craft, or a successful business.

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The MOST important thing to know if you want to sell anything, make an impact, and move anyone The MOST important thing to know if you want to sell anything, make an impact, and move anyone

July 19, 2014 by

Whether we like to think it or not, we’re all ’salespeople’ in some way or another. This is the case, even if we don’t like to call it ’sales’ and even if no money is exchanging hands.

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Two extremely useful things I've learnt from going '9-5er' to self-employed so far Two extremely useful things I've learnt from going '9-5er' to self-employed so far

July 12, 2014 by

If there’s one thing that has surprised me most about working freelance, it’s the sense of community amongst those who work for themselves.

Everyone, no matter how experienced, seems interested to hear the stories of others: what inspired them to set out on their own, how they dealt with any hesitations before taking the leap, and how they controlled their nerves once they began.

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How providing necessity over admiration will put you on the right track How providing necessity over admiration will put you on the right track

July 8, 2014 by

“He found something that he wanted, had always wanted and always would want — not to be admired, as he had feared; not to be loved, as he had made himself believe; but to be necessary to people, to be indispensable.”

This line from F. Scott Fitzgerald writing in This Side of Paradise, brings attention to a state of being that is often overlooked as a root to real success. And by success I’m talking about it in the sense that brings fulfilment, excitement and motivation to you.

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Illustrator Linzie Hunter shares her insight on winning projects and working with clients Illustrator Linzie Hunter shares her insight on winning projects and working with clients

June 16, 2014 by

Linzie Hunter is an illustrator and hand-letterer (and keen swing dancer) originally from Scotland, now living in South London. Her client list includes Time Magazine, Nike, The Wall Street Journal, Chronicle Books, Gillette, and Harper Collins.

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