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Why I will not call myself a writer. Yet.

Why I will not call myself a writer. Yet.

A 'writer'. What a title that would be to have. To me, it has prestige, pride, wisdom, wonder. It elicits a sense of magic, another world, a highly-crafted skill. “I am a writer’. What a thing that would be to say. With confidence, with pride. It is a title I do not...

What on earth is it that I do?

What on earth is it that I do?

As often happens in daily life, I am regularly asked what it is I do. However, due to my random mix of skills, I rarely have an answer that I think will explain it and when I give my self-designated, combined title - Learning, Content and Graphic Designer - I still...

A sort-of book review: My Sh*t Therapist: & Other Mental Health Stories

A sort-of book review: My Sh*t Therapist: & Other Mental Health Stories

​by Michelle Thomas Read between January 02 - January 04, 2020 Never have I read a book before where so much resonated. I seemed to be highlighting and marking notes on every page. I have read a few books about anxiety and mental health and there are some crackers out...

A guide to creating infographics for your business

Earlier this week during the #ContentClubUK Twitter chat the first question asked was what content you do love to create? For me at the moment, the main answer is definitely infographics. This is one area where my combination of skills in writing and graphics really...

The Power of No: Why We Should Say It and Why It Is So Hard.

The Power of No: Why We Should Say It and Why It Is So Hard.

One of the books on my must-read list for 2020 was F**k No by Sarah Knight. I finished reading this a couple of weeks back and now that I have had some time to digest, I have taken the time for reflecting on its impact and whether I do indeed feel more comfortable...

8 Tips for Developing Your Writing Skills

8 Tips for Developing Your Writing Skills

​...from a Designer Over the last 18 months I have been putting a lot of time into developing myself and my skills. I have always been something of an eternal student, and since I started working for myself the flames have further been fanned. The freedom in choosing...

10.5 observations on working from home

10.5 observations on working from home

Working from home is great. It’s everyone’s dream, right? To sit at home in your PJs all day, slacking off with biscuits and Netflix. Ha! Whilst the reality is wildly different to that, and I am working more hours than ever, there are indeed some wonderful things...

Creating a business that reflects the real you

Creating a business that reflects the real you

Are you the real 'you'? Last week I completed a 5-day challenge with the frankly fabulous Lisa Barry, looking at Mission Led Content and how to create it for our business. There have been numerous insights during the week which I am putting into action, some already...

What do you stand for?

What do you stand for?

Today I was asked what I stand for. I wrote quite a list but the one on the end that surprised me was ‘I stand for travelling the world and interacting with other cultures’.  Now obviously I know I like holidays, who doesn't? But it is more than that - I...

My year in books, and planning for the next

My year in books, and planning for the next

After quite the reading slump earlier in the year, I have finally rediscovered my reading mojo - it appeared to be lurking at the bottom of my hefty crochet pile. I had read a run of books which just didn’t grip me, inspire me, or provide me much impetus to pick the...

Key learnings from my Year One Review

Key learnings from my Year One Review

It is that time of year. People everywhere are reflecting on the year. In fact, not just the year but the decade, as we are flying at warp speed into a whole new one with the arrival of 2020. Being a bit slow on the uptake and never knowing what day/date it is, it was...

My year in numbers

My year in numbers

Today marks one year since I (aka Unlikely Genius) became a Limited Company and the point where I had decided this full-time self-employment malarky was definitely good for me and that I should stick with it. In the spirit of doing something different and a bit of fun...

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