Tag Archives: creative business owner

3 actionable ways to improve your focus, motivation, and drive

On a scale of one to ten, how motivated and driven do you feel today? Maybe you’re firing on all cylinders, laser-focused on what will move you closer to your goals. If that’s you…hurray! Keep going. Perhaps you’re tooling along just fine. You’re not setting the world on fire, but it’s good enough for right now. Great! Good enough is a perfectly acceptable standard to aim for sometimes. Or maybe you’re struggling to focus on the goals you’ve committed to….

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Your 2024 success plan: 1 thing to stop 🛑, 2 clarifying exercises 🔦, 3 myths debunked 💨

One of the things I hear most from creative freelancers and entrepreneurs is they feel like they’re winging it in their business. Can you relate? I know I can 🙌. And winging it isn’t always a bad thing. There have been plenty of times in my life when winging it looked a lot like seizing an out-of-the-blue, life-changing opportunity and figuring it out as I went. Take the time when I moved from London to NYC, sight unseen, with a…

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You’re more ready than you think (no magical thinking required!)

Have you ever done something that changed the course of someone’s life without even thinking about it? Maybe you grabbed a stranger’s sleeve as they were about to step in front of a car. Or perhaps you had a spidey sense that something was “off”, later learning your instinct had been bang on. Or maybe you decided to take that meeting/go on that date and your life took a different trajectory as a result. Now, think of all the times…

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A-ha moments: how to harness the magic + turn ideas into action

Have you ever had an a-ha moment? That split-second when something previously unclear, frustrating, even confounding, suddenly makes sense. 💡 You feel a rush of energy, clarity, and exhilaration as new avenues and possibilities open up to you. I’ve heard clients describe these moments as divine downloads, a random neuron firing, even the voice of God speaking to them. Whatever your unique experience, it feels like magic, doesn’t it? Magic is all well and good, but doesn’t feel like a…

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How to turn distraction into ACTION

If you’ve ever attended an inspiring conference, event, or talk, I’m willing to bet you’ve experienced the post-event paradox of feeling simultaneously inspired/raring to go and utterly overwhelmed/paralyzed. Am I right? On the one hand, you’ve had an incredible amount of top-level information poured into your brain. On the other, you’ve had an incredible amount of top-level information poured into your brain! You see the problem? It’s too much. This paradox was precisely what I wanted to talk about in…

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Boundaries: how to say “no” with grace (and a clear conscience)

As a business owner, mum, and someone who likes to be liked, I have been known to say “yes” to things I don’t have the capacity for, I’m not the right person for, or just don’t want to do. Maybe you have too. Perhaps it’s offering to take on a project you know will mean burning the midnight oil. Perhaps it’s clients who regularly haggle on price or scope creep. Or maybe it’s agreeing to host the baby shower or…

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