Business with <3

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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
8th October 2015
HOW ONE ENTREPRENEUR SUCCESSFULLY MIXES BUSINESS WITH HEART

HOW ONE ENTREPRENEUR SUCCESSFULLY MIXES BUSINESS WITH HEART

You’ve heard of social enterprises like 18chefs, Dignity Kitchen and School of Thought, but have you heard of SEOciety? Of course you haven’t. Jing Yan, the woman behind the enterprise, deploys her vision so discreetly you’d think she’s smuggling diamonds […]
15th August 2015

AVOID THESE WRITING PITFALLS THAT’LL KILL YOUR CREDIBILITY

The challenge writers face is not the prose, grammar or writing style (although those are significant too), it’s the validity of argument. It’s too easy to fall victim to personal biases. A lot of the time grand assumptions and statements […]
29th December 2014

5 TIPS TO TELL YOUR BUSINESS STORY

  What’s the big deal about storytelling, anyway? If you attended #PWIB14  earlier this month and participated our mini storytelling workshop, you would have perhaps experienced the answer to that question. Eileen and I had a ton of ideas and […]