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Am I an expert? Are you? Tackling imposter syndrome.

Am I an expert? Are you? Tackling imposter syndrome.

Not too long ago, Charlotte Duckworth, an author who I have worked with in the past asked if she could ask me some questions to share on her blog. She had loads of questions about the in-house book marketing world, and thought other authors would…

How to get out of your comfort zone

How to get out of your comfort zone

Did you know that ‘work for myself’ has been on my list of goals since about 2014? In fact, in January 2014, I wrote in my journal that by December 2014 “I want to have a clear plan in place for working for myself”. Do…

Pivot! Announcing something new

Pivot! Announcing something new

Is it possible to say the word ‘PIVOT’ without picturing Ross from Friends holding a sofa? For me, definitely not. But it’s still the word that comes to mind. I’m making some big plans for my business over the next few months, so I hope…

5 things I did before I went freelance

5 things I did before I went freelance

I’ve been speaking to a few people over the last few weeks who are thinking about leaving the 9-5 to go freelance. I’m a huge advocate of it, because my experience has been overwhelmingly positive, however, I was in an unusual set of circumstances before…

Making peace with comparison

Making peace with comparison

Recently, I asked on my Instagram stories if there was anything people would like me to write about on my blog, as I was starting to write my next 12 week content plan. ‘Comparison’ came the only response. Er, what? Who am I to write…

Am I in trouble?

Am I in trouble?

No. Of course I’m not. I’m never in trouble. And yet. I constantly feel like I’ve done something wrong and I’m about to get caught out. When I’m in the office (I’m back in house doing a temporary contract), if I take an extra 10…

Checking in on 2019 goals: My mid-year review

Checking in on 2019 goals: My mid-year review

At the start of each year, I always set some goals. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, that will be no surprise to you! I bang on about it relatively regularly, but I truly believe that setting clear goals can make all…

How much did you earn last month?

How much did you earn last month?

This is adapted from the newsletter I sent out in May, which had the most responses ever. I learned SO much about people’s finances, and I opened up so much in response to their messages. I think it’s really important that we all start opening…

On finding ‘the balance’

On finding ‘the balance’

This could equally have been titled: ‘Discovering that I’m actually a workaholic’ because finding ‘the balance’ so far has proved elusive. There are a multitude of reasons that I decided to go freelance, but one of them was definitely to have more of a work-life…

What I’ve learned from my first month of freelance life

What I’ve learned from my first month of freelance life

Last month, I had my leaving lunches, I sent my farewell email, and said goodbye to office life. I set up the very next day on my own, and became fully self-employed for the first time. And so far, I’ve got to say, freelance life…