“If you stay, we’ll start on that Classic Series right away. You’ll be in charge. I’ll talk to the CEO today.” My boss sat across from me in the tiny conference room. I had just told her that I’d launched my second business, Happy Arty, and that I didn’t know where it would take
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“That’s the feeling I live for: The Kindergarten Factor. That experience of being so lost in what I’m doing, so into it, that I have no sense of time passing and I don’t even click away to check Facebook. I even forget to eat! That’s creativity.” Meet Laura Belgray, copywriter and one of the funniest
“Fear and action can exist in parallel. In fact they should. Fear and discomfort typically mean I’m moving in the right direction and that I need to keep going.” First one out in this interview series is one of my online favourites: writer, webdesigner and course creator Paul Jarvis. If you don’t know him already,
A reader asked me a question recently. Why do I spend so much time doing things that don’t really generate money? Writing to you like this, for instance. It got me thinking about the why behind my business. There’s a why behind everything you set out to do. If you’re aware of it, it’s
This winter I quit my Facebook business page. There was nothing wrong with it. It was slowly growing and reaching more people. It sent traffic to my website and helped spread my writing. But I noticed I didn’t like doing the work. I always postponed it, felt stressed about it and resented the time spent
Amazing Canadian writer and teacher Sarah Selecky is doing a series on writers who have found ways to make a living from their passion for writing. The first round features: Me! I’m so honoured to be a part of this. I’ve admired Sarah’s work for a long time,
I was writing a new about page the other day, the place on my website where I get to tell you about me, why I do what I do and what’s the use of it all. I noticed a familiar urge to reach for the grand words. To grab my little contribution and stitch
I got a flattering request a few months back. Unpaid, but still, an exiting project. A lot of heart and a small budget. Do you want to join? Yes, I said, without much hesitation, and started writing, testing and recording. When I delivered my part of the deal it still felt fun and playful.
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