How to waste time…

Some say you must "eat the frog" at the start of the day. Do the hardest, or most undesirable task first; because you are unlikely to do it later. This takes a lot of willpower and determination, to be ‘eating frogs for breakfast’ every day... How do you even spot the...

Do you have so many ideas?

I always have to grin when I hear someone say "...I have so many ideas!"... Not only because that is the name of my business, but because that rings true for me too. Having so many ideas... But, it's not how many ideas you have, it's what you DO with them that...

I know you can do this!

Do you know why I end all my articles with "you are amazing, but you know that, right?!"? … Because I need you to believe in yourself… in your amazing talents… capability AND grit. I think that if I tell you often enough, you might start to believe just HOW amazing...

Look back and see what you’ve accomplished

As time flies by, you can sometimes get the feeling that things are out of your control. You get a feeling that nothing concrete has come from ‘your hands’; and doubt can creep in your head. This is a good time to look back and reflect on what really happened… This...

Other People’s Side-Projects 6: Creating A ‘BRAND’

Sian [my VA], had told me about Samantha Parker and her Facebook Group – We Are Badassery a few times. She told me it would be great to interview her, just so I could hear all about Sam’s amazing side-projects (or side hustles as she would call them), and what...

5 Ways you can Fight Back Against Procrastination

Last week I wrote about procrastination and how it is interlinked to your ability to withstand discomfort or the potential of failure. I let you in on my own personal battle with my inability to sit through discomfort, which has led to a pile of unfinished...

Procrastination – is it a fear of failure? 

Why do we feel the need to procrastinate or postpone tasks? I believe it has a lot to do with the complexity of the task at hand, and the scale of ‘comfort’ that we have about it. Especially if it's taking us outside of our usual comfort zone. In general terms, I have...

Get yourself an Accountability Partner

Let's talk about accountability: keeping our own promises. In one of my last articles, I wrote about taking ownership; not being a ‘passenger’ on board the train of your life or your business, but taking full control and ownership of any situation you find yourself...

what I learned the past 6 months, 2 important lessons…

We’re almost halfway through 2017, so it’s time for a check in on the #1yearchallenge and a review of the past 6 months. These are the two biggest things I have learnt; so you can take these away and don't make the same mistakes… Highlights... In looking back there...

Other People’s Side-Projects 4: Creating your own app

Maybe I've told you before, but I have a passion for dashboards, pretty dashboards with charts and graphs that illustrate stuff I need to feel empowered. Cushion is one of those dashboards for freelancers. I've had it on my radar for quite a while, particularly...

Dear solopreneur, you need a side-business…

I read a lot of blogposts on how to go about getting more clients as a freelancer/solopreneur. Though this is a good starting point, I find its misses two key-factors if you want a sustainable business. When I was a freelancer/solopreneur, I relied on my own efforts...

What can you achieve and learn in 13-Weeks?

I was lucky enough to be a part of the Road Tester group of Day by Day, so have been using the journal for quite some time; in fact, I've finished one journal and am now onto my second - it's something that I keep with me pretty much ALL the time: and remains on my...

Other People’s Side-Projects 3: Coaching

I had never met Theodora Voutsa (@voutsa and instagram.com/theodoravoutsa/). It was just pure luck that our paths crosses; and I’m grateful, because what followed was an inspiring and fascinating conversation. What's your background Theodora? I'm Greek and I went to...

Other People’s Side-Projects 2: Paper Toys

Gratitude… that is what I felt for being fortunate enough to be able to interview an another inspiring person like MCK: Matthijs Kamstra about his side-projects. But, where to begin… You may know MCK from his paper-toys projects. This all started with his fascination...