The Fear of Creating…

The Fear of Creating…

I had a really interesting chat with a friend recently. While on the surface the conversation was basically my friend having a tongue-in-cheek go at a recent article I had written here (the crux being that I had accidentally misspelled a word – the horror!),...
The Key to Sustaining Enthusiasm

The Key to Sustaining Enthusiasm

A friend of mine recently tweeted a great quote: “Enthusiasm is easy. Sustaining it is not.” Such a simple observation, but filled with truth. How often do we build up our enthusiasm for something (be it writing, creating music, arting, or even just...
Are You Doing It Every Day?

Are You Doing It Every Day?

Do you want to create something, but keep putting it off to wait for the perfect time to start? That has summed up my experience over the last 6 years. I went from creating stuff regularly (eg. a weekly radio show, and a comedy TV pilot), to suddenly no longer...
The 3-second Rule

The 3-second Rule

There is an interesting technique used by the pick-up artists of the world. It’s called the “3-second rule”. Now, this article isn’t about pick-up artists, nor is it a comment on what they do. Ultimately, who cares. But the fact remains that...
Don’t Talk Yourself Out of It

Don’t Talk Yourself Out of It

One of the biggest struggles for many of us is talking ourselves out of doing something. Perhaps it’s because you don’t feel you’re an expert at something, that you don’t have the required “qualifications“, that you haven’t...
Take the Plunge

Take the Plunge

Alright, this is slightly embarrassing to admit, but here goes… I’m a big girl … when it comes to jumping into unheated, outdoor swimming pools. I always have been. I make myself feel better by realising that it seems to be some sort of genetic...