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Turning 'Failure' into Success



Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
Henry Ford


Have you ever had plans which have gone horribly wrong?  You have great expectations, you know exactly how it will turn out - and then it falls completely on its face and seems a waste of time.

But is it?

Sometimes, it can actually be the best thing that could happen.  Now, I am not saying that seeing your plans go wrong is comfortable and I can certainly understand moments when you want to throw your toys out of the pram.

Take Five with Zoë Chan

Zoë Chan of Uberbaby and Clarity for Creatives on Take Five for Catching Fireworks


Zoë Chan of überbaby is a graphic designer from London who has a particular love of typography.  Her portfolio includes graphic design and branding for estate agents, childcare providers and luxury accessory brands.  Her new venture, Clarity for Creatives, is a ‘brand catalyst’ – specifically helping creatives to gain a deep understanding of their values, personality, vision and target audience, whether they are pre-start-up, start-up or established businesses.

My Top 5 Sites for Creative Inspiration



What do you do when you get stuck for ideas, whether it is for a piece of creative work, a blog post, a new project?  A client asked me this question recently and I told her that one of the things I do is visit other websites.  As I browse through blogs posts, read news items and look at images of creative work, little ideas start forming in my head.  They might not be directly related to what I have seen or read, but just jump or sidle into my mind through a loose and seemingly random series of connections.

Fear Doesn't Have to Stop You



Last week, I got stuck in a lift.  

It wasn’t quite as dramatic as it sounds: the outside wall of the lift was glass, overlooking a wide  open expanse; the lift never moved so I was just stuck on the ground floor, not between floors; I was only in there for 5 minutes; and the alarm button was extremely loud in a crowded building.  Also, I don’t have a phobia about lifts.  (Actress Rebecca Front has written about her lift phobia in a new book, 'Curious: True Stories and Loose Connections

Elixir Escape


I am delighted to have been invited to be part of a new initiative organised by Tanja Raaste.  Tanja is a Theatre Producer, Arts Manager and Entrepreneur who I have known for a few years and we have been waiting for an opportunity to work together.  Tanja has many years' experience in organising exclusive trips - most recently tango trips (www.lovetangotrips.org) - and her latest project is Elixir Escape. 

Elixir Escape is a long weekend of rest and relaxation in Southern Spain with a unique twist - pampering, health and refocusing your life all in one go.