Inspiration

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
achieving goals www.amandablum.com storytelling

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
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
20th January 2015

ON DOING WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE

The sign you should be doing something else in life can hit you in different ways. Mine was an over-priced calculus textbook that smelled like rubber and cellulose. Or what you’d imagine cellulose to smell like. It hit the back of […]