https://youtu.be/IY6DaLoFSD0 You forgot to save enough money to pay the tax bill. You are beginning to panic as you’re diary is looking empty. You need money immediately, so you decide to cut your prices and just do any work that comes your way. The problem is,...

“I’m not going to show anyone this piece of work until it’s absolutely ready!” It’s a phrase I hear a lot from my creative clients. You may relate to this! It sounds reasonable enough. You want your work to be a high standard. But why? Well, perhaps because you...

Get rid of the straitjacket, embrace your shyness and learn to have fun in your public speaking! Workshop on 2 October 2015, Conway Hall London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J9OqRc-7eQ&feature=youtu.be So - I'm launching a workshop aimed at helping people to bring more freshness and creativity into their public speaking. Here is...

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night, worrying about work, life or money?  It is a common experience when you're self employed and happens especially when you're trying out a new project. In this video blog I teach about a simple exercise...

“When you buy more, you spend less” said a hawk-eyed shopkeeper, standing a bit too close as I wandered around his leather store. It was my first day in Fes, an ancient city with a bustling market and this was the fifth time I’d heard this...

http://youtu.be/XDZ43m1v1co I’ve recently worked with a number of creative clients who have found themselves going through a quiet phase in their careers. They have hired me because they've felt too embarrassed to reach out and ask for work. ‘I hate it,’ they say. ‘I have always been...

  A few years ago, I used to teach flirting skills to Londoners.  It was a lot of fun and a great way to build people's confidence.  What I didn't realise was how profoundly useful those skills were in sustaining a freelance career. I learnt how flirting...

Does praise make you bigheaded?   “So have you put up your fees now you’ve got a fancy trainer of the year award?”  said my brother after a couple of pints.   I scoffed and said ‘Of course’, adding that I also now insist on a chauffer...

I am celebrating this week, because I won the award of trainer of the year. Woo hoo! 

Thank you so much if you voted for me and for the lovely comments and emails that you sent. This week, I decided to be brave and to...

http://youtu.be/fHTfVIpBKGI Have you ever met someone famous or senior in your industry, who could change the course of your career if only you could build a relationship with them? Yet - you find it impossible to be normal around them.  Perhaps you end up trying too hard,...