How to Make a Map

How to Make a Map

I love travelling. I love everything about it, but a particularly delicious part is that magical moment when I decide where I want to go. As soon as the destination presents itself, whether for work or for pleasure, I start breaking down the journey. How will I get...
Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

  “I have written 11 books but each time I think ‘Uh-oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’” Maya Angelou In 1978,  psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes wrote for the first...
Backwards into the Future

Backwards into the Future

  Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua “I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past” I fell in love with this Māori whakataukī or ‘proverb’ when I first heard it at a conference. It refers to time as a kind of endless river, where the...
The Monday Morning Meeting

The Monday Morning Meeting

  I first started having the Monday Morning Meeting when I was still at university, and discussing the idea of setting up a film business with two friends. Every Monday the three of us would meet in the local café and work out what needed to be done during that...
Running Away from Home

Running Away from Home

  Even though it’s an old chestnut, I’m a huge advocate of working on your business rather than in your business. Having said that, I can talk about this stuff all day long but for some people it just doesn’t resonate. The idea of choosing to shun paid work in...