3 steps to becoming a blogging champion

Writing is hard. There's no denying that a lot of the time blogging is a sheer slog that can leave you scratching your head, staring at a blank screen wondering where to even begin. But, if it's true that "content is king" - and it certainly seems to be - then you...

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9 things you can do today to build your confidence

Confidence is a funny beast. One day you practically jump out of bed ready to show the world how awesome you are and meet every challenge head on and the next you just wish you could hide under the duvet all day, feeling you can't face what the world has in store for...

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5 tricks to write a winning headline for every blog post

What's in a headline? The answer is everything. When you are trying to entice readers into your blog post, those first few words can make or break the content you have so lovingly slaved over. But when you have spent so long poring over every word of a 3,000 post, the...

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5 easy ways to build an awesome personal brand

Taking control and creating an awesome personal brand puts you on the front foot when it comes to establishing yourself as a force to be reckoned with in your chosen field, but how do you go about building a brand that will bring opportunity knocking at your door? The...

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10 reasons why you should start your own business

Ditching the security of a steady 9-5 job and starting your own business can be a big step into the unknown. If you are seriously considering taking the plunge there are probably dozens of concerns whirring around inside your brain which are enough to rob you of a...

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Do you really have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

There are no exams you need to pass or qualification you need to have before you can describe yourself as an entrepreneur. In fact, anyone with an inkling of an idea for a business can describe themselves as an entrepreneur - but having a good idea does not mean...

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Threat of redundancy changed my life for the better

Redundancy - just the word can strike fear into the heart of everyone who relies on their income to pay their bills each month. But it's more than the threat of financial ruin - for many people their "steady" job is part of their identity and losing that security...

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Why I’m proud to be a quitter

Never give up. Quitting is for losers. Those well-meaning phrases are a good philosophy to live by if you are trying to achieve a dream or ambition which is currently beyond your reach. We all know there is no substitute in life for determination and hard work and...

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Why I’m focusing on my goals for the next 12 weeks

A year is a long time. Plenty of time to work towards those goals and achieve those dreams of a better job, more money and more time to spend with family and friends and do what is important to you. Right? Right. But it turns out that having "plenty of time" could be...

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