Emotional Identity

I recently shared a really interesting article that was talking about the concept of emotional identity and how that can relate to inanimate objects and business brands. They call it anthropomorphism, which relates to the attributing of human traits. We see it all the time with some of the biggest brands on the planet –...

Find Your Edge

There are several milestones throughout a year when we find ourselves reflecting on what’s working for us and what’s not working in our life and business. It might be on a birthday, anniversary, end of financial year or maybe the obligatory New Year’s Eve. As we face a possible divergence on the path we are...

Be Like a Tree

“In a world where everyone wears a mask, it’s a privilege to see a soul.” ― Amanda Richardson   How much do you share of the “real you” to the people around you? Do you wear your heart on your sleeve? Or does it take some time for you to warm up to others? In...

I have nothing to share, really…or do I?

It’s a really interesting comment I hear a lot from people when they are being called to BE bigger and bolder in their lives and work. Like a broken record, they’ll often say through gritted teeth…. “I don’t have anything really important to share that the world wants to hear……” I smile at that moment...

The Power of Vulnerability in Your Personal Brand

I love when Jacaranda season is upon us here in Brisbane. There is this moment as Winter merges into Spring, when the Jacaranda starts losing its leaves and you can hear the crunch of hundreds of tiny branches under your feet. Then, within the blink of an eye, we wake up one morning and the...

The Business of Creativity & You

How many times do you go on a well earned holiday somewhere and it takes a good week, if not more, to unwind and truly disconnect from the busyness of your life? Then once you return from said holiday and you are back at work for 3 hours, you feel like you NEVER left! It...

The Domino Effect!

You’ve seen those amazing domino toppling videos? You know the ones where different coloured dominoes are all lined up in intricate layouts and designs, set to wow and mesmerise the viewer as the very first domino is delicately tipped over and a chain reaction is set off!  The click and clack as the dominoes topple...

STOP being a Wally

STOP being a Wally – 7 Tips to Stand Out   I was looking through LinkedIn the other day, and I was struck by the number of profiles that had the same stock standard types of headshots on display.  Either they were photographs that had been cropped down from a larger personal photograph, or it...

The Invitation Sets the Tone

At my home studio, I have this mat at the front door, with large H E L L O rubber letters. This side of the studio gets a lot of direct sun beating down on it each day, so the doormat is starting to look a little worse for wear. The other day I went...

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