Are You Playing To The Wrong Crowd?

busker appreciation

We've all passed a busker standing in the street, trying to be heard above the noise. In London, you usually catch them playing in the tiled tunnels of the Underground. Tiles give a great acoustic, especially if you are a little rough around the edges, which let's face it, most buskers are. No doubt you've passed one who has caught your ear with something a little more tuneful than most. Something a little special about them that made you toss a coin or two in their direction. Perhaps … [Read more...]

Return On Joy

make a wish for joy

We all know what Return On Investment means, don't we? If you are a creative entrepreneur then you know more than anyone the importance of putting the right work into the right projects and the right people in order to get the most back. Leverage leverage leverage. You may know what your ROI is on the coaching you get or the software you buy. Perhaps you have a clear figure in mind for your cost per lead or whatever else seems to be important to your bottom line. But what is the ROI on … [Read more...]

Three Ways To Deal With Fear Crashing Your Party


Fear. A horribly drunk and evil gatecrasher of the party that is your life. It bitches in the kitchen behind your back about how dreadful the food is, how much your colleagues are bored by your work and how you're boyfriend is flirting with that girl from marketing in the next room. It steals the cash from your wallet and pinches the fat that peeks over the top of your jeans. Fear is basically a bastard. But it's also kind of sexy. Fear is kind of like those people you know you … [Read more...]

Noel! A magical Christmas recital with Natalie Peluso

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  "Natalie Christie, Natalie Christie, Natalie Christie. That seemed to be the name on everyone’s lips, at least in opera circles, at the end of this year’s summer season in Sydney. Christie’s performances were judged by many to be a definitive portrait…She was cheered night after night by Sydney Opera House audiences.” - OperaOpera Acclaimed soprano Natalie Peluso returns to St Mark’s after her incredibly successful Mother’s Day recital, accompanied by her wonderfully talented … [Read more...]

Love Every Setback


You know that moment when your dream seems stupidly far away? It doesn't matter how much you squint, urging your eyes to make sharp sense of the blurred goals on the horizon. That dream of yours has never been more distant. And then, the setback smacks you in the gut. With a hope-sucking thwack it sends you reeling, every staggered step backwards taking you further away from your walkabout dream. It's at that moment, you have a choice. You might stare at the ground where you are and … [Read more...]

Time For A Creativity Spring Clean

spring clean your creativity

Here in Brisbane the sun is shining, the sky has taken to wearing blue and I thought it time for a little spring clean. Let's throw open the windows and do a little creativity blitz, shall we? "The hardest thing to do is see what is right in front of your eyes." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Here's a 1 minute hit list to flush out the cobwebs. 1. cultivate creative innocence: As a mum, I'm always exposed to the fresh thinking of my children. Seeing the world from their perspective is a … [Read more...]

Do You Own Your Energy?


"Hell is energy acting of its own impulse. Heaven is energy obeying something higher." ~ William Blake   Think back over the things you have done today. Many of the little actions you have taken have been automatic. Unconscious mental triggers, breath sucked in without a thought, your heart a background thump keeping time. All of this is energy pulsing to a higher beat, with the conductor swirling a great baton around the universe keeping everyone together. But what about the … [Read more...]

Do You Have The Power To Make It Happen?

make it happen!

How much power do we really have to go and 'make' it happen? I had this thought on a loop this morning and I couldn't understand why I was disagreeing with it. Hustle! Do it first and then ask for permission. Act, act, act.  But I let it roll around in my head for a while until my resistance settled on the one word that was causing all the discord in my mind. 'Make'. We cannot 'make' anything happen anymore than we can force the sun to rise before it is ready. … [Read more...]