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How to Live with Purpose, Even if You Don’t Have a Clue

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Inspiration / Motivation / Personal Development

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” Dostoyevsky If I were to ask you to define your purpose in one sentence, could you? Congratulations if you can. You are in the minority. Most of us understand that living a fulfilled life requires this mysterious quality of having purpose. Read More

How to Explode Your Creative Business Through Shameless Honesty

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Brand You / Inspiration / Promotion

Most of us understand the importance of being honest - of being our authentic selves in everyday life. However, I’ve seen that real honesty and transparency is often lacking when it comes to our brands, leadership, careers and businesses, despite these ideas being pushed on us regularly. Following politics for a week shows this to be so. Too many of us underestimate the power of being fully honest in how we present ourselves and do […]

7 Truths that Explain Why You’re Winning Less than You Could Be

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Inspiration / Motivation / Personal Development

In a world in which most people are busy covering truths to save face and be nice to one another, sometimes we just need some words of honesty to help those who really need it. If you’re not seeing the results you want yet, it could be that you and those around you are not being totally honest with you. It’s understandable. The truth can be painful. But the truth is vital, because it’s only […]

Why Building Your Own Assets Must Come Before All Else

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Freelancing / Inspiration / Personal Development

I’m currently having one of my ‘all the buses come at once’ months where several illustration jobs have come in within the space of ten days, and I’m furiously working on several projects in time for a string of nearing deadlines. Although I’m grateful for paid work coming in, this rush of gold also means that other areas of my life and career can get neglected (don’t worry, I’ve got my personal hygiene covered). One […]

How a Death Metal Rocker Built a World Renowned Graphic Design Company

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Brand You / Inspiration / Interviews

Radim Malinic is a good friend of mine who consistently amazes me with his ability to produce things of true quality. I suppose this is less of a surprise when you consider that his main philosophy is to focus on quality work, no matter who you're working for. Just looking through these images demonstrates his eye for colour, structure, strong design, and great presentation. His graphic design business Brand Nu was built from scratch, and now […]

My 7 Rules for Living a Freelance ‘LifeStyle’ Business

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Freelancing / Inspiration

Editor's note: This is a guest post from digital marketing consultant Col Skinner, who works via his brand: 'Profoundry' with a range of people, helping them create digital campaigns to boost their businesses. Between 2009 and 2014 I worked full time roles at three agencies and one large fashion retailer. During this time I found myself very miserable, working for someone else. I would sit at my desk as account managers dropped more and more […]

How I Work with Top Clients and Gained Freedom by Building My Own ‘Village’

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Clients / Inspiration / Networking / Promotion

Becoming self-reliant needs to be one of - if not the biggest priority for everyone. Whether you are employed by someone else, run your own business, invest in other businesses, or work freelance, knowing what to do when you are on your own is vital. Self-reliance is freedom, and there are many things that contribute to your understanding of what is required of you to be totally free. Self-reliance does not mean living the life […]

How to Experience a Life Few Will Ever Know and Most Would Envy

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Inspiration / Motivation / Personal Development

What proportion - do you think - of the things you’ve done in life to date are comprised of things that have separated you from the crowd? How many times have you consciously decided to take a route that very few others would ever dare take? This is a post I know will be completely irrelevant to some of you, because stepping out of conformity feels uncomfortable. To others, being different comes easy, like it […]