Advice from a writer: Career vs Leisure

“Don’t be afraid of change. You may lose something good, but you will probably end up gaining something better.” If you enjoy something, you stick at it. You practice that ‘something’, perhaps not even realising it at the time, but you do. Now, when I was at school, everyone was always encouraged to follow their…

What to do when you’ve hit a dead end.

“Everything begins with an idea.” I’ll be honest. I really struggled coming up with an idea for this week’s post. I seem to have covered a lot already, even though I know there is a hell of a lot of other topics to write about. I felt like I’d hit a bit of a dead…

Why You Should Accept Criticism.

“If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success.” Being told you’re doing something wrong does tug at your heart a little, and thoughts along the lines of, “Why am I even doing this?” may play across your mind over and over. It’s normal. When you think you’re doing a good job and someone…

Get inspired and inspire others.

If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it. Do you ever get those sudden bursts of inspiration? You’ll be doing something totally unrelated to what you’ll feel inspired about, and then ping. You really, really want to do said thing, or get something done that you haven’t felt up to until…

Getting motivated (when you really don’t feel like it.)

“Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.” A few years ago, I was well and truly stuck in a rut. The same things happened during the week. The same things happened at the weekend. Most of my time was spent as a robot; getting up early in the week,…

You will get there, but only if you keep going.

“Follow your dreams, success will follow.” Unlike everyone else I seemed to know at school, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to be when I ‘grew up’. Everyone around me seemed to want to be a vet, or a teacher. A doctor or a pilot. I never knew what I wanted for my…

Influence, and be influenced.

“I really do believe in the influence of your surroundings.” Everyone goes through phases. Mine in particular probably started with video games as a kid, following on with bands and music in my teenage years. Being in with the ‘musical’ crowd in the latter end of secondary school, I was influenced heavily by dirty sounding…

We’ve all got to start somewhere.

“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” Over the past few years, the way I see things has changed dramatically. My career has stopped, reversed and gone in a totally different direction, and I’ve never looked back! When you’re too comfortable in your day to day life, it seems that…