What is ‘success’ anyway? For me, it’s having someone other than my parents, sister and my only two friends like something that I wrote on Facebook. But some people will naturally want more than this. So to this, I’d say: 1. Find something at which you’re already winning. A talent. A small success made. Something […]

Finishing things is mega important. It means that the stuff we make has a greater chance of being seen, used and loved. When we finish things often, we have a shot at making a dent in this silly Universe. But there is one thing that is even more important than finishing, and that’s starting. “The […]

We have a love hate relationship with money. For a lot of us, it’s like an eccentric uncle who you don’t know very well. He seems happy and free and goes through a girlfriend a month, and wears shiny gold rings. You are fascinated by him, and sort of want his life, but you don’t […]

It’s tough to make an impact with art these days. It always was, but these days especially. You are a tiny grey dot in a sea of dots. You work hard to create something fresh. You share it. It might get some interest and a few likes. Big whoop. You wonder whether you should give […]

Many of us rely on a handful, or several, paying clients to run our businesses successfully over the year. The process is a cyclical one, with the onus being on you to keep the giant client cog spinning, and new projects coming in. It’s useful to be really clear on what the process involves, so […]

One of the most valuable lessons of working as a freelancer over nine years has been the importance of doing work for myself, rather than for others. This sounds selfish, because I suppose it is, and I get that this seems to go against a lot of what I’ve written about before, which it does […]