If you have an account on Instagram, or if you read the likes of Business Insider, Fast Company or Entrepreneur you’ll know of the phrase ‘start before you’re ready’. You’ll have seen the self-help flat-lays prompting you to push on, to ignore the fear and do it anyway. But what happens if you’re not ready? If, in fact, it feels less than uncomfortable to start before you’re ready? I’ve felt like that, haven’t we all? When I do, I find it useful to look to people who have said ‘bugger it’ to that fear and carried on regardless. One of…

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Alternative title: The problem with comfort zones (IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD). I like to think I am a fairly good comfort zone pusher. I give lectures to 100+ MA students, I regularly pitch wild creative ideas to people I have never met sometimes wearing a false moustache (long story) and I manage a big team and have all of the tricky conversations that come with that. Sometimes nerves kick in but they’re good nerves. They make me better, push me harder. I’ve always been a sensitive soul right from when I was a little girl. I’ve found criticism hard…

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I came across Rachel Gadiel via Instagram and love her uplifting, motivational posts. She’s a coach and puts loads of tools out there to help you find the right path and reach your goals. I see a coach myself and have done a bit of coach training and I find it fascinating how others forge a career out of this skill. There’s a part of me that loves the idea of coaching as a side hustle at some point although it’s super important to find the right course. It’s an unregulated industry so there are loads of Mickey Mouse training…

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I wasn’t blessed with Disney Princess hair. I was instead blessed with lots of thin fine flyaway hair that getting any volume into is a life’s work. If you weren’t born with Disney tresses either, you’ll probably recognise a lot of the following… Back combing is a sort of religion –  Less ‘I backcomb therefore I am’ more ‘I backcomb therefore I can leave the house’. If you forget, it’s a very despairing trip to the office loo at 10am when you realise… You fall for ‘hair thickening hack’ articles every time. There might be something in this one that…

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I write this from the sofa, after seven days of being in bed with flu. It was (and is still, a bit) the kind of flu you might have had as a child, when all you could do was let your mum put a wet flannel on your head as you drift in and out of sleep. I always joke that when I get a bug, I REALLY Get. The. Bug. and this time was no different. So many work friends have had a cough/flu thing and I was feeling pretty smug that I hadn’t had it. This is very…

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