All posts filed under: Motivation

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 Your Main Mission Must Be Shamelessly Selfish

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There is a flaw with the idea that your purpose should be to help others. I say this not because it’s wrong and not because Satan has taken over my computer. ‘Flaw’ because it diverts your attention away from what is more important. We all want to make a difference in the world. We all want to contribute something amazing, inspire people, and leave a legacy. 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

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

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“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

If You’re Worried About How to Make a Living from Your Creative Skills…

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Business / Motivation / Taking Action

A subscriber of mine told me that one of her biggest worries right now is that she won't be able to make a living as an illustrator. She is scared that she will not make it. Despite reading lots of blogs on the subject and listening to podcasts, she simply does not feel she has the courage to put herself out there and start working for herself until she feels absolutely prepared. Read More