On leading by example, in a complaining world

Just a little sit-down chat and semi-rant – mainly aimed at myself – on leading by example over complaining. I know ‘do-gooder’ chats are not popular, but I wanted to get this out. How, most of all, this attitude will help you and your well-being and mental health, in addition to making an impact on […]

Why you may have lost your creative spark

Today we’re talking being creatively motivated. Feeling that spark we need in order to do good work: to write; to make art; to invent; to attack our tasks with enthusiasm. Here are some things that could be in your way to creativity and prolific output… If you enjoyed this video, please like it, as that […]

A message to those struggling

If you’re going through hell right now, this is my message to you. I’ve been there. Maybe not to the degree of what you are experiencing, and maybe even worse. Either way, you can get through this. Step by step. Hold on to the sliver of what’s good, and decide to turn things around, bit […]

How I landed an illustration job at Google with no qualifications

In my mid-twenties I got a job working with the Mountain View Google Plus team as a digital illustrator. I’m 34 now. This video covers my story between University in London in 2003 and landing the job when I was living in Tokyo in 2012. The film includes plenty of visual references to my artwork […]

Why daily journaling makes me more productive and positive

Today we’re talking journaling! You’ve probably heard plenty about the benefits of journaling, but I wanted to give my take on it, through my own filter. It has been a game-changer for me, and I encourage you to try the morning journaling if you haven’t yet. A great habit for great men. Let me know […]

Stroll with Alex episodes 14 to 20

Short audios from illustrator, writer, and coach Alex Mathers on insights around creativity, business growth, confidence, motivation, and self-development.

Stroll with Alex Podcast

Short audios from illustrator, writer, and coach Alex Mathers on insights around creativity, business growth, confidence, motivation, and self-development.

How to CALM your anxiety QUICKLY, if you only have 30 minutes

I talk about what you can do, based on lots of personal experience, if you feel nervous or anxious for something coming up quite soon, and you’re running out of TIME! Here are 7 things you can do to greatly lower your nerves and lift your mood and confidence for that interview, or social event, […]

It’s funny how much time and energy and frustration I would have saved in my life had I been braver. Good thing I now know that the quickest route to having an unfair advantage over the seething masses is not in doubling my output or being busier or making more things to share, though these […]

How to explode your small business with 'Courage Marketing'

If you are an entrepreneur, freelancer, self-employed, you may be suffering because you are taking the path of least resistance in your biz. Instead, Alex is talking about taking courage in areas that others don’t have the balls for, and in doing this, gain a HUGE unfair advantage in the coming years. Watch this for […]