What Would It Look Like For You To Think Just A Little Bigger With Your Business?

What Would It Look Like For You To Think Just A Little Bigger With Your Business?

If you've been reading these letters for a while now you'll know that I don't believe in growth just for the sake of it.

I don't believe that bigger always means betters.

That we should always be striving for more, more, more.

I truly believe that a whole lot of magic can happen when we discover and embrace what 'enough' looks and feels like for us.

So this letter isn't here to tell you that you're playing small, or that our lives are meaningless if we're not always pushing for bigger and better things.

But this letter is here to talk about how easy it is to get stuck in a cycle of just being responsive in our business. About the trap we can fall into of just existing within the echo chamber of our own creative industries. 

We all know how oversaturated things can feel online right now. And it's so easy to feel like we have to run our business in response to everything that's happening around us, that there's a certain box we have to fit ourselves into to make it in our industry.

Make It Happen Podcast: Being A Business Owner, Not A Freelancer with Fiona Barrows

Make It Happen Podcast: Being A Business Owner, Not A Freelancer with Fiona Barrows

I have an awesome episode of Make It Happen to share with you today...

Fiona Barrows is a brand storyteller, podcaster, awesome human, and a friend and client of mine too.

We first connected over 18 months ago now when she hired me as her creative coach, and I have had the pleasure ever since of walking with Fiona in her creative and business journey and see her really move forward with so much courage and integrity in the direction of the creative work and life that feels most meaningful to her. 

In this episode we talk about her journey so far, from leaving a her life in London as a literary agent three years ago to travel around Asia and become a freelance copywriter, to where she is now as a big-hearted business owner living in Frome, UK. We dive into her mindset shift from being a freelancer to being a business owner, the message behind her podcast all about living life a little differently, and the philosophy that shapes her work as a brand storyteller too. 

If you'd like to listen along to our conversation you can below, and you can also find the show notes for this episode this way too.

The Cream Always Rises To The Top...

The Cream Always Rises To The Top...

A question I'm often asked by many of my clients is whether or not I think their industry (or the online world in general) is too oversaturated now for them to have any chance of actually building the business, creative career, or platform that they're dreaming of.

Maybe they want to be a coach, or a designer, or start a podcast, or a blog, or write an awesome book but they're afraid that there's no more space for them. 

And my answer? Is the industry oversatured? Yes, of course it is.

But does that mean they can't build their own thriving business, creative career, and digital platform? Hell no.