Why Are We So Bad At Supporting Folk Doing Their Own Thing?

How many folk in your acquaintance do you know who work for themselves? Or have a side gig they’re hoping may one day support them more fully? How many of these folk do you see regularly promoting themselves and what they do? Many of my circle online do their...

Is It Still Worth Blogging?

After over a decade of blogging – on my own websites and as a guest and paid blogger on others – I’m still a MASSIVE fan of blogging. But with millions of blogs now littering the internet, gone are the days when you could start a blog as a really effective way...

Where Do Your Core Values Come From?

If you search for resources on core values and how to figure out what your core values are, there’s a pretty haphazard approach that usually encourages a lot of ‘feeling’…my own ebook on Why Values Matter includes a section on how to determine...

Creating Big Magic

Showing Up Last weekend I went to Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic workshop in London. I’d bought tickets as a birthday present for my partner, thinking “This probably won’t be hugely relevant to me, I already write/create and don’t have a problem doing that”. So we...

Why Make It Personal?

How much stuff should I share about myself? Surely people won’t be interested in that? Isn’t that over-sharing? Isn’t that too personal? Is there such a thing as sharing too much online, especially if you’re running a business and wanting to...