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Just Do It

14-11-23 - Just Do It

Nike are a brand that don’t need much introduction. Nor does their tagline, Just Do It. Hidden in the simplicity is a powerful message that, this week, I’ve really started to focus on. Literally, just

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Think of Those Hours…of American Pie

"Those Hours" - American Pie

When I had the original idea for my song “Those Hours”, finger-picking like a zombie on my battered child-size acoustic guitar at 3am in my kitchen, I had in mind something in the style of Avril Levigne… Which, as you can guess, is not my usual fare. Fast forward a little and as I recorded […]

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Time is Money

14-11-23 - Time Is Money

Time is Money! We’ve all heard that phrase umpteen times. But have you ever worked out exactly how much money your time is worth? The answer might be surprising.

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Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple! How many times have I heard this phrase, thought of this phrase, agreed with this phrase and… …still not applied it. So I’m going to try a little experiment:

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You are never always right

2014-11-09 - You are never always right

You are never always right. It’s impossible. Not one hundred percent of the time. And if you know you are going to be wrong, that means you’ve got to change your mind. A lot. Let me explain…

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Start small, with one simple step…

2014-11-02 - Start Small, with One Simple Step

When you dream of making a living from something you love doing, from your art, big questions spring to mind; where will I find customers? how will I pay the rent? is my work up to par? Whilst battling those questions your internal dialogue starts to

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Are you developing your kung fu?

Are you developing your kung fu?

Kung fu means “high level of skill developed over a long time of hard work”. It can apply to any skill; grandmothers have kung fu in cooking. Frank Sinatra had kung fu in singing. In some ways it is the antithesis of “overnight sensation”. But the media

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Are you a Cog or an Artist?

Lifestyle Design: Are you a Cog or an Artist?

It’s easy to turn up, punch the clock, shuffle a lot of papers and go home, safe in the knowledge that you’ve done a “good day’s work”. But is that really useful, deep down, to you as a person?

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