It feels like all I’ve done for the last five years as an editor is update my website. However, I have a really really good reason for it this time. Really really. Hear me out…
4 Changes I Made To Double My Income and My Clients In A Year
“Woohoo! I’ve doubled my income!” said seemingly every online entrepreneur ever. Ugh! I would slam my laptop in a sulk and go meditate… lying down… until I fell asleep. AKA nap.
What Tequila Taught Me About Being Consistent
It’s 1.54pm. I’m two days away from a business retreat with 30 ambitious entrepreneurs led by my mentor Natalie MacNeil. I should be planning a presentation I’ll be delivering about writing your book.
Get To Know Your Audience (Excerpt From Web Words & Wanderlust)
It’s easy for stuff to get lost in translation. Especially with the written word, where body language and tone of voice are taken away from the act of communication.
Finding Your Voice Is A Feeling (Excerpt from Web Words & Wanderlust)
Goosebumps… That’s what people have been saying when I’ve shared this excerpt from the Voice chapter of Web Words & Wanderlust. Why?
Behind The Scenes Of Web Words & Wanderlust
I thought I’d heard every fear in the book around hiring an editor, about writing an ebook, and about creating a product that the audience will love.
Where Do I Get My Best Writing Ideas? (And How I Came Up With Web Words & Wanderlust)
I spent Christmas 2013 alone in Fiji. Talk about doing stuff that brings up all your shit. It was the freaking weirdest, coolest, out-of-my-comfort-zone, face-my-fears trip I’ve ever done.
7 Facts I Wish I’d Known Before Starting My Business
My oh my, was I naïve. This whole business thing didn’t go quite as I’d planned. Editing for a living is one thing. Being CEO of Me is a-whole-other-level kind of interesting.
What It’s Really Like To Be A Location Independent Freelance Writer: Part 3 Rome to London
Yes, when you’re on the road, you take days off and time out, just as you would at home. You exercise. You do your washing. You eat. And yes, if you’re living a life like this, you work. Travel is still actual life.
What It’s Really Like To Be A Location Independent Freelance Writer: Part 2 KL to (somewhere beautiful near) Rome
Truth be told, I still had a fair few hours left, albeit without much ‘freedom’ at all. Something about being location independent suggests you might be, gasp, independent of any location.
What It’s Really Like To Be A Location Independent Freelance Writer: Part 1 Auckland to KL
Despite regularly working long hours, keeping to tight deadlines and having clients around the world, I hear comments about ‘globetrotting’ and ‘holidays’ all the time.
How Meeting Bill Gates Helped Me Quit My Job And Find My Voice
The day that most people meet Bill Gates is, I imagine, a memorable one for all the right reasons. Inspiration, ambition, achievement laid bare for all to see. Okay, so that’s not how my story […]
What Are You Quitting For Good?
When I think of ‘quitting’, my mind automatically jumps to failure. Giving up has become something of a dirty notion. We’re not supposed to quit. We’re supposed to keep going tirelessly, sometimes pointlessly.
Why I’ve Forgiven Myself For Writing My Book
Frankly, there have been times I’ve hated the book I’ve written. Why, you may ask, am I telling you this? It’s a good question and I’ve wrangled and wrestled with whether to admit how much it’s pained me.
Do you ever find ‘trying to focus’ is a contradiction in terms? I get wound up when I’m concentrating on getting things done rather than simply concentrating.