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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 […]
30th June 2016

WHEN FEAR SABOTAGES YOUR SUCCESS (AND YOUR BRANDING)

I don’t want this to be one of those namby posts spouting how facing your fears is the elixir for changing your life But… I do wanna talk about how fear can sneak up on you, acting like it has […]
6th June 2016
Vulnerbility when sharing your story

The Power of Vulnerabilty When Sharing Your Story

A couple of weeks ago I spoke at the Wedge event. Despite all the workshops and public talks I’ve done, I still felt dread in the lead up to the talk. Nerves ripped at me all week. It didn’t make […]
5th February 2016
Intuition in business

WHEN YOUR HEART FEELS HEAVY, LISTEN.

I know you know that feeling when your heart says one thing but your mind says another. The mind says what’s viable, what’s likely, what’s probable, and what’s realistic, while the heart says, well… it says whatever it damn-well says. […]
22nd January 2016
when negativity creeps in

WHEN NEGATIVITY CREEPS IN & YOUR MIND FEELS LIKE SCRAMBLED EGGS

I once had hypnotherapy about my aversion to oily eggs. Just the thought of two sunny side ups floating haphazardly in a pool of oil was enough to send me heaving. One of the downsides of having a visual imagination […]
19th January 2016

THE BRAND STORYTELLING WORKSHOP – 28th APRIL 2016

My next Brand Storytelling workshop is 28th Feb 2016 If you know stories are powerful (and if you are in business, chances are, you do!) and you’ve ever said: “I don’t know my story” “My company has a great story but […]