We all seem fixated on amazing and mind-blowing achievements. Facebook is full of them. The 69 year old Grandmother who shreds AC/DC on some talent show or the little boy who puts his disability behind him to single handedly scale the Empire State Building in a wheelchair holding a coconut in his mouth. (Ok I … Continue reading The glorification of amazing.
Even though I include the topic of self confidence in the flyer for my school talks, I don’t mention it anywhere in the actual presentation. I’ve come to realise self confidence is an illusion. We’re led to believe that self confidence is some ‘thing’ that we’re all meant to have and if we don’t then … Continue reading The illusion of self confidence.
People often say that because I do so much stuff I can’t possibly doubt myself. Yes, I can write books, I can pitch to publishers, I can spend an entire day talking to over 200 school kids, I can sit on stage and be interviewed at writer’s festivals, I’m not afraid to enter my photography … Continue reading What to do when self-doubt creeps in like a stray cat to ransack the biscuits..
It’s easy to have an opinion. Everyone has them. They're thrown around like knickers at a Tom Jones concert. And sadly, opinions seem to be the only currency of most social media posts and news organisation sites. A clickbait cocaine infused rush of righteous indignation and outrage is now the only way to generate interest … Continue reading What if our opinions are wrong?
It was one of those stifling hot Perth summer mornings, where it was already 30 degrees by 8.30. I'd spent the last 50 cents to my name on a bus ticket to the city to lodge my fortnightly unemployment form. I then sweated my way around the shops asking if anyone had a job available … Continue reading The last 50 cents to my name
Take your ideas out of your head and do something with them. Take out a sketch book and sketch. Open up a notebook and jot down notes. Take your phone out and take photos. Don't be afraid to be the quirky one hiding in the shrubbery at a Mozart recital sketching the Cellist. (like this … Continue reading Take your ideas out of your head
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