All posts filed under: Inspiration

Four powerful mindset fundamentals I use to feel energised and happy

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Creativity / Inspiration / Motivation / Personal Development

December has swept through like a hurricane of colour, passive annoyance, sugar and noise. Although time for a well-needed break is vital, like most of those who celebrate at this time of year, you’re probably not in the best shape, both mentally and physically. I know I’m not. As heart-warming as the holidays can be, they can also screw us up. We have plenty of excuses at this time of the year to get complacent […]

This tiny addition to your creative process could change everything

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Creativity / Inspiration

Creativity can be effortless in some moments and a nightmare in others. At times, it flows, like a catamaran gliding over glassy waters in a persistent gale. At others, we feel like weary explorers battling through the thick, grasping vines of our jungle minds. Often we try to start our work when we are scattered. We feel flustered, and we want to be elsewhere. Our minds wander. We feel scratchy. We pop another glance at those […]

What I ask myself before I decide to quit

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Brand You / Inspiration / Motivation

If someone were to ask me what words I’d use to describe working for myself, many would come to mind… Stressful Frustrating Unstable Scary Draining (mentally and of cash) Of course, these are not words and emotions that are in play constantly, and they are rarer for me now, but it hasn’t always been sunshine and daffodils. Many times before, I’ve thought about stopping my own thing so that that life can be more secure. […]

How to Succeed With This Small Change in Focus

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Inspiration / Motivation / Productivity

Growing any kind of business can be bloody hard. You will make mistakes, doubt yourself and experience setbacks. I’ve seen all of this on the front line as an illustrator trying to make a living at it. But I’m still here to tell the tale. If there’s one vital trait for succeeding on your own — that is to be resilient — to be able to continually pick yourself up if you fall. I’ve seen […]

Why Motivated Creatives Think Like Andy Warhol

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Creativity / Inspiration / Productivity

“The minute you’re satisfied with where you are, you aren’t there anymore.” — Tony Gwynn A sustainable business is a growing business, not a static one. This might seem like a simple concept, but it is an idea that most business owners do not consider. To stand out, to continue to earn well, to stay motivated, and be noticed, you must focus on growth. Read More

11 Things That Stop You Being a Top 1% Creative

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Inspiration / Motivation / Personal Development

If you dislike the idea of ‘cheating’ your way to the top, look away now. Building a rewarding career from your artistic skill takes a special combination of dedication, experience, hard work and talent. Even more so if you want to be considered among the very best. But as an apprentice gains from the wisdom of her mentor, having access to the right knowledge can help anyone get there more quickly. Read More