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20th April 2017
What to do when you feel creatively stuck

THE WAITING ROOM OF CREATIVITY

People in entrepreneurship and creative circles worry about competition, people stealing their ideas, or creative blocks. That’s the ego’s way of looking at things: in fear and scarcity. There is always enough to go around. So long as we are […]
20th April 2017
freeing the mind

FREEING THE MIND

  I talk a lot about “Freeing the Mind” because I truly believe life is a mind game. We get conditioned by society. We develop fears that aren’t real. We have inner conflicts. Many people never fulfil their potential because they […]
19th March 2017
ncrease sales www.amandablum.com

MY BEST SALES ADVICE

  First, a confession. I’m one of those entrepreneurs who hates the word Sales. I know, a massive contradiction. Maybe its semantics, or a type of mental reframing, but I’ve never seen what I do (or help others to do) […]
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. […]
26th November 2016

GOOD BRANDING SNEAKS UP ON YOU (AND REMINDS YOU WHAT YOU CARE ABOUT)

I have what you call a sweet tooth. Or a constant dance with diabetes, if we’re abandoning all euphemism. :::This is about branding, I swear. Keep reading:::: As a kid, I visited the local “sweet shop” on the way to school […]
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 […]