Amanda Blum

20th August 2018

THE DOWNSIDE OF RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS IS THAT YOU HAVE TO MANUFACTURE DISCIPLINE.

There’s no boss breathing down your neck. No office hours.  No looming panic that you’ll lose your job if you don’t fulfil your job description. THERE IS NO JOB DESCRIPTION. If you’re smart, you’ll have a friend, mentor or coach […]
22nd January 2018

WHEN PUBLIC SPEAKING MAKES YOU HYPERVENTILATE (Plus an audio meditation)

(Ask me anything…) “Hello Amanda!!!!! Happy New year! I wanted to get your advice, because I’ve a huge presentation. How do you seem to natural in front of an audience and not let the nerves creep in? -Natasha  …………………………………………………………………… Hello […]
24th December 2017
a reminder to all creatives, artists and entrepreneurs

A reminder to all creatives, artists and entrepreneurs

    Be selfish with your creativity.  Listen to yourself, play your own tune, contribute to the whole.
24th December 2017
How to stop worrying and overthinking

Notice + let go (a note on worry and overthinking)

Have you ever noticed how our personal realities are made up of tiny obsessions? Our minds are noisy places filled to the brim with repetitive thoughts. What are your repetitive thoughts? How many of your thoughts stem from wonder and […]
27th November 2017

ON THE NATURE OF IDENTITY AND GETTING OLDER

I’ve been thinking a lot about getting older. And what it means to grow old gracefully. I discovered a streak of grey hair and other than triggering vanity and panic, it occurred to me that in the blink of an […]
27th November 2017

BUSINESS FOR BOHEMIANS + OTHER NON BUSINESSY FOLK

I never wanted to run a business. Even if I did, I didn’t think I was capable. As a beatnik hippie (seriously, I used to wear Jesus sandals made from rope) sales and marketing were as appetizing to me as […]
18th October 2017

…AND WOMEN All AROUND THE WORLD SIGH #MeToo

I was 10 years old. The first time it happened, anyhow. I went to the supermarket with my friend and her mum. “Wow, they’re so pretty” the shop owner said to my friend’s mum. Then he grabbed me, put me […]
16th October 2017
achieving goals www.amandablum.com storytelling

Achieving goals (even when they’re a long way up + a long way to go)

    I was a math kid through and through. Numbers were my thing. No one could solve an equation quicker than me. Words, though? Words were my weakness. And I don’t mean that in the romantic sense, I mean […]
18th September 2017

PODCAST: ON SABBATICALS, IDENTITY, SPIRITUALITY AND PERMISSION TO CHANGE

  This is my very first podcast. I felt compelled to do it because I wanted to share my honest experience with taking a sabbatical. There were some surprising highs and lows… the lows were deeply challenging and, after the […]