How to Cultivate an Obsession: Shelter the Spark

Do you guys remember Penelope Cruz’s role in Vicky Cristina Barcelona? She was the wild-eyed psychotic painter throwing … Continue Reading

How To Cultivate an Obsession: What Stops Us

I’ve always wanted to have an obsession. When the fad for ‘follow your passion’ showed up, I burnt … Continue Reading

Our Connected Selfie Delusion

Thirty years ago my grandmother was dying of cancer. She was bedridden and there were no cell phones, … Continue Reading

What Fuels Creators?

I am pretty much unemployable – in the traditional sense. In fact, most fulfilled writers, creatives and entrepreneurs … Continue Reading

What Makes Happy People Happy?

Happiness these days is our elusive Yeti. We all get a glimpse of it once in a while … Continue Reading

The One Thing You Should Commit To Today (and Everyday)

How many times have you felt that you need to stick to (or stuck in) the life you’ve … Continue Reading

Three Elements That Help Create an Entrepreneurial Mindset

My Little Entrepreneurs Last night my entrepreneurship students were giving their final business pitches for part of their … Continue Reading

What It Takes To Be A Writer (Or Any Kind of Creator)

The Past My life as a writer started around the age of eight, when I wrote and illustrated … Continue Reading

Three Rules To Break For A Life You Want 

I’ve been teaching entrepreneurship at university for the last year and it’s been fun. Really fun. But I … Continue Reading

21 Things I’ll Tell My Kids

1. FIGURE OUT WHAT MATTERS: What really matters to you? Knowing this makes every single decision in life easier. … Continue Reading