Inspiration

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

    When I was a child, 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 […]
15th July 2017

ON TRUSTING IN THE PROCESS OF LIFE (even when you’re in denial)

Ten years ago (when I was 22, living at home, and thinking tomorrow would never come) my mum came home with a fruit tree shrub. We didn’t know what it was. Maybe lemons? Maybe limes? “How long do you think […]
20th April 2017

TAMING THE BEAST OF DISSATISFACTION

  There’s this dis-ease that goes around by the name of dissatisfaction. Never enough. Always wanting more, needing more, waiting for the next big hit. We’re like addicts waiting for the next high. I suffer from it frequently. No matter […]
20th April 2017
How to create opportunities

HOW TO CREATE OPPORTUNITIES (AND THE NERVE TO LET IT HAPPEN)

I really believe so much of how we experience life (and the opportunities we create for ourselves) is down to our attitude. Every one has a sob story. Everyone can give a list of reasons of why their life is […]
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 […]