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2nd February 2017
BE UNIQUE www.amandablum.com storytelling singapore

MAKE UNIQUENESS PART OF HOW YOU ROLL

Last night over networking drinks, a good friend said those dreaded words: “The market is saturated, it’s become difficult for me to do business and I’m seriously questioning whether I should continue.” Ahhhh, I wanted to flail my arms and […]
24th January 2017
Let truth be your brand #storytelling www.amandablum.com

LET TRUTH BE YOUR BRAND

I’ve been trying to find a way to articulate this for a while without just saying “do you know when brands become inauthentic?….” Because that’s rather ambiguous, isn’t it? Then I heard the term “Purpose-washing” and everything fell into place. If […]
4th January 2017
Www.amandablum.com small business advise

PULL YOURSELF OFF THE COUCH + MOTIVATED TO GROW YOUR BIZ

The holiday lull. We’re all feeling it. That extra serving of rice sitting in the corner of our digestive track refusing to move. Roast potato lodged between the cogs of our metabolism.   We’re sluggish. The body’s heavy, the mind […]
12th December 2016
8 of the most profound things I've ever heard

8 of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard

What’s one of the most beautiful things you’ve ever read or heard? Beauty is subjective (or in some cases, so overwhelming beautiful that it becomes universal like one of Beethoven’s symphonies) but beauty to me rouses us to contemplate our existence. […]
1st November 2016
5 ways to get more clients www.amandablum.com

5 (straight-talkin’) WAYS TO GET MORE CLIENTS

Ok, it’s time to get practical. All the passion in the world doesn’t means squat if you got no clients, right? This is probably the most daunting part of running a business. You have a skill set, a brand and […]
26th October 2016
Artistry vs. Commercialism lifestyle business www.amandablum.com

ARTISTRY VS. COMMERCIALISM

    Things are “commercial” when mass culture want to buy them. The focus is sales and profit. That sweet (at times unsavory) bottom-line. Artistry is about the love of creation. Sometimes people buy art, but they buy commercialism more. That’s […]
11th October 2016
Business is a spiritual journey

BUSINESS IS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

I heard myself say that twice this week to different people and meaning every syllable of it. Business is a spiritual journey. There’s no avoiding or sugar coating your business or the work you do. Business is either slow or […]
3rd August 2016

SCREW THE METRICS. ASK THESE Qs TO GROW YOUR BIZ INSTEAD

You’ll thank me. Your clients will thank me. You’ll have more fun and remember why you decided to run a business in the first place. It’s not that metrics aren’t useful. They are. But you know what they also are? […]
12th July 2016

5 STEPS TO GET OUT THE CREATIVE CLOSET

Anybody who’s ever wanted to write, create art, or start a business has experienced the Creative Closet. It’s that dark place where you constantly second guess yourself, afraid to share your talents, gifts and message with the world. If there’s one thing […]