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May 20, 2016
How to Stop Fear Holding You Back

For many years, I have been told time and again things like: “How do you do it all?” “How do you fit it all in?” “You’re always doing something!” “You do SO MUCH!!” And EVERY single time I would get a comment like this, externally I was saying “I’m not really sure - I don’t […]

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May 11, 2016
When is the best time to rebrand your business?

When you run your own business, there are (let’s face it - MANY) times when you’ll go through a period of huge growth. That growth might feel uncomfortable, or it might be the thing you’ve been waiting to happen for what feels like years. Those periods of intense growth can be uncomfortable, can make you […]

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May 4, 2016
How to Best Prepare Yourself to Work with a Designer

Choosing a designer to work with on your next creative project can be a scary task. After all, you want to find someone that understands your vision but can translate all of your best ideas into something that not only looks beautiful, but serves its function too. But when you do find the perfect designer […]

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April 28, 2016
The 3 Secrets You Need to Know to Create a Powerful Brand

When it comes to standing out in the online world, it’s pretty hard to look unique. Take a look at a few brands and businesses that are in the same field as you. I bet that preeetty much everywhere you look you’ll find gold textures galore, really hard-to-read text overlaying some obviously-not-stock-but-is-stock photo images and […]

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October 28, 2015
Calling all Revolutionaries: Now is Your Time.

Have you ever felt that something is out there, calling directly to you? Is there something pulling you towards something great - but unknown? Do you ever feel like there's something bigger than you, just waiting for you to help bring it to life? Have you ever dreamed so big and so far that it […]

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August 12, 2015
Lessons Learned from Launching my First Product

[focus]Just over 2 weeks ago, I set out to create a product in just 10 days as part of Gumroad's #SmallProductLab challenge. And the amazing news? I managed to launch on time (in fact, a little early — as I thought the launch day was on our 10th day, not the 11th) and I have […]

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July 30, 2015
Making time for Side Projects (and the Art of Balance)

If you read my last post, you'll know that I'm taking part in a 10-day challenge to create and launch a product. What you might not know, is that I've been working up to doing this for well over a year now. So why the wait? Simple enough really - I never believed that what […]

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July 29, 2015
Gumroad's Small Product Lab - barmy or brilliant?

On Monday, I started a 10-day challenge to plan, build (in whatever form that is) and launch a small product. In 10 days. Say whuuut? Yep - either I've gone barmy or it's a brilliant idea. And personally, I'm starting to think that it's a brilliant idea. However barmy I might feel. Gumroad have run […]

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October 29, 2014
Anxiety & Imposter Syndrome

Starting Monday 27th October, Geek Mental Help week has been set up to raise awareness of mental health issues within our industry (and the wider world). Mental health affects so many people around us - often more than we realise - and I'm so pleased at the work that's being done to raise awareness of […]

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May 3, 2014
On Speaking: My Personal Experiences and Advice for Getting Started

Since I started speaking at web conferences around the UK, I’ve been asked a lot about my experiences with it and how others can get started. I’ve written a chunk of this on trains to and from York, where I spoke at the first DotYork conference. It was a brilliant event, put on by two […]

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