Leap Into Freelancing

Leap Into Freelancing

So many of my employed friends daydream about freelancing, especially as a creative professional. From the outside it must seems like the ideal life, to work in a field that you love, in your own time and your own space. Working from home or a café, on interesting...
Must The Show Go On?

Must The Show Go On?

When my daughter Grace was about eleven she was part of her school’s dance troupe and was performing in a local festival. She had complained of feeling ill that day but insisted on going to the show. Her dance teacher had no time for a young girl’s sick tummy, and she...
You, The Expert

You, The Expert

Smart creative people have lots of options when it comes to marketing themselves and finding ways of making money, but using expert strategy is a neat way of combining both. Becoming the go-to person about a specific topic or a niche area of your practice can help you...
F*ck Luck

F*ck Luck

My daughter is a talented writer. She’s been writing obsessively since she was small, and at the age of 14 some of her satirical writing was published by the State Library of Victoria. She was so pleased, and rightly so (I almost burst with pride). When her first...
Quitting Time

Quitting Time

It’s December, a time to look back over the achievements and mistakes of the last twelve months, and vow to make it all different or better or less sucky next year. It’s a time to reflect on the things you did well, a chance to kick yourself for the things you stuffed...