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2 years on: Celebrating my business birthday

2 years on: Celebrating my business birthday

Today has been a huge day for me, with many firsts (release of my first course, and my first newsletter sent out for a start - sign up here), but by far the biggest celebration for me is my baby turning two. And yes, I mean my business baby. Not the bunnies. And I...

Stand and deliver (what you promised)!

Stand and deliver (what you promised)!

So last night I attended a Masterclass. I took time off my accountability writing group and my downtime to do so. I was really looking forward to it. And I was let down. Why? Because the fact that it was called a 'masterclass' meant I expected to learn something. The...

The challenges of writing and selling a course

The challenges of writing and selling a course

Writing a course is challenging. Writing a course about writing a course has turned out to be even more challenging. I have rollercoastered from feeling so confident in my offering, to doubting every word I have written. Every topic I have included. I have hidden away...

Coming to a website near you soon…yesterday…maybe tomorrow

Coming to a website near you soon…yesterday…maybe tomorrow

I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front since completing the first year of my #write52 journey. Though I intended to carry on without a break, there has been a lot of development going on behind the scenes and as usual I got giddy setting lots of other things...

From visibility to overwhelm and back again

From visibility to overwhelm and back again

A few weeks ago I wrote about visibility and how it leads to great things. And then I went AWOL. For weeks. Ooh, the irony. What a hippo-crito. 🦛   Anyhoo… In my bouncy excitement, work was flooding in and I took on too much. I was invincible. And others were...

Drum roll please… (or preferably Prosecco corks popping)

Drum roll please… (or preferably Prosecco corks popping)

🌟🥳 HAPPY 1ST #WRITE52 BIRTHDAY TO ME 🌟🥳   A year ago I was travelling around the Nordic fjords in snow…in June… (ahh bliss, remember the days when we could travel?)... when I stumbled upon a tweet by Ed Callow which mentioned he was trying to give himself some...

Being visible, breaking down barriers and building a tribe.

Being visible, breaking down barriers and building a tribe.

If there is one positive thing I can say for 2020 so far it is that being visible has worked. Not just for getting business in, but for increasing mentality towards my business, myself, and opportunities. Plus, as a result of my efforts at visibility, I have seen a...

Tools and resources I now can’t work without

Tools and resources I now can’t work without

There are so many valuable resources, sources of information and golden brain nuggets out there, and as freelancers we love to share tips. So this week's post is about 7 bloody marvellous resources that help me function, give my brain a good old poke when needed, or...

What is Rapid Learning?

What is Rapid Learning?

With the effect of the current global pandemic, many businesses are quickly having to adapt to take many aspects of their business online, training and learning being one of them. In order to do so, there is one aspect of eLearning methodology that is particularly...

My epic week of wins and a reflection on how it’s happened

My epic week of wins and a reflection on how it’s happened

Freelancer. Self-employed. Contractor. Entrepreneur. All these roles come with a whirlwind of emotions, high and low. Time of tumbleweed followed by avalanches of work. Tear inducing trauma and brilliant big wins.  It is certainly life-changing. And takes some getting...

The importance of a good design brief

The importance of a good design brief

Even within the design community, the power of a decent design brief can be hugely unappreciated. In the initial flurry of activity and enthusiasm, it is all too easy to just jump headfirst into developing ideas and cranking the designs out. I have even seen some...

A quick guide to user personas in online learning

A quick guide to user personas in online learning

Earlier in the week, I was involved in a conversation about user personas and whether they are applicable in online learning. Having seen how effective they are in UX design, I have long thought that they had a place in e-learning. It is so important to understand...