How to get TRACTION with your creative work: my three guidelines

You’ve been creating, making, doing and stressing, and STILL, the traction isn’t there. What is traction? Traction is when increasingly more people engage with your creative work. Traction is when people increasingly like, subscribe and comment on your work. Traction is when more and more people buy your products, and tell others about it enthusiastically….

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Prove yourself wrong. Live life unexpectedly

Just as I have repeatedly made mistakes, I’ve spent my life surprising myself. Over and over and over again. Mistake. Surprise. Mistake. Mistake. Surprise. Mistake. Surprise. I’ve lost myself to despair from failures. I’ve felt the elation that erupts from taking courage and pulling through. I’ve experienced the joy that comes from surprising myself. The…

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Ten drawings that motivate me to make art

Art is hard. It often looks easy from the outside. ‘I could have done that,’ says Jane. ‘But you didn’t,’ says Peter. That’s art. A true artist is not born. They are certainly not made overnight. Art is the result of a series of events that came together thanks to a commitment. A decision made…

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How I maintain a strong belief in my creative work

Isn’t there enough art in the world already? Why would I need to create yet more content? How can I stay motivated if there are thousands of people out there who make amazing art; who provide a brilliant service; who have outstanding products? I’ve seen so little ‘success,’ and I’ve lost motivation to make more….

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