Hi, I’m Ange.
I’m an Aussie in the UK, who had a long stay in France for 8 years and I’m still looking forward to a lot more travel.
Somewhere between the vegemite, the croissants, and a whole lot of cheese, I started freelance writing for a living while I had kids. Despite moving into marketing, running my own businesses, and freelance business consulting, I’m still doing writing on the side.
My educational background is originally in event…
It starts with restlessness, then boredom. Maybe a little cleaning. A sudden urge to cook new things. Occasionally, you stand by the front window and dream about actually leaving the house. Maybe you eat traffic with sock puppets.
You know that feeling… it’s that intolerable longing to explore you get when you’re stuck indoors for weeks on end. …
I’m sure you’ve met someone who seems like a natural performer. Just think of the cool girl with the amazing hair and laid-back attitude who one day saves the day with “Oh, I could get my band to do the gig if you want”. Of course she has a band. Wait, isn’t she doing a law degree too? But of course she does both.
What, like it’s hard?
The thing is, these people have just been living this way so long that they don’t actually think of it as effort. The performer life is just another part of who they…
Since early 2020, the world as we knew it has been turned upside-down.
The simultaneous chaos and mundanity of waiting out the pandemic have driven us all a little crazy, but as vaccines have been rolled out in many countries, and rates of infection and death have dropped, attitudes to risk have been changing rapidly.
But in the UK right now we’re facing a third wave caused by the Delta variant, which seems to be especially good at spreading.
Vaccines have only recently been made available to all over-18-year-olds in the UK, which means the people being forced to work…
It may not have escaped your attention that coronavirus is one of the most important things happening in the world right now. People worldwide are trying their best to avoid getting this virus. Governments are imposing lockdowns to try to stop the spread. Scientists have been working hard to develop a vaccine for the virus, and private companies have manufactured these vaccines as quickly as possible for global use.
And yet, some people just don’t want to get the vaccine.
Which seems to me like the absolute pinnacle of craziness. I mean, this could stop you from getting COVID-19 and…
A Brief Reminder to Back Up Your Photos
One of the most missed items when a house burns down is collections of photos.
When hard drives die, people lose a lot of great stuff, like creative work and photos.
When relationships break down and exes no longer want to share things on their computers, people lose photos.
When phones get stolen or randomly stop working, if you haven’t backed up you lose all your photos.
So, back up your photos.
There are dozens of services that will automatically back up photos from your phone: Google, Flickr, Amazon, Samsung, Apple, etc.
My path towards entrepreneurship has completely changed the way I view every company I know of.
At first, I really had no idea. I looked at what I could do and what I thought the world needed and simply tried to find a product to fill the gap. Now I’m halfway through an MBA, with years of actively studying many businesses under my belt.
The mountain of knowledge I’m yet to learn is still there waiting, but I’ve learned a few key things all entrepreneurs should probably know too.
Most people in business look at what they can do and…
If you’d told me a year and a half ago how much I’d get done in the next 18 months, I’d never have believed you.
Somehow, while raising kids and working a 9–5 I’ve managed to finish half an MBA and get a business off the ground. Now, as anyone who has read a lot of self-help books knows, the systems and habits you create are where the difference is really made. The following steps are the habits that have made the most difference for me.
Try these yourself.
There are numerous famous examples of how writing a paper list…
Here’s a little story about a manager who missed the mark by a mile and showed me what truly bad leadership and crisis management really was.
Sadly, he wasn’t the first, nor the last to share that lesson with me, but this story remains his life lesson to me and was taught in the shape of one solitary burger.
It was 1995 in the heat of November in Adelaide, South Australia, the exact date of the very last of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix events to be held in Adelaide.
Adelaide was absolutely teeming with a reported 210,000 sweaty…
It’s astounding just how differently businesses and people market themselves, especially online. What’s really difficult for most people to work out though, is how to do it for yourself in a way that actually works.
It’s funny how what makes one person stand out makes another person look gimmicky. And what looks gimmicky at first glance is still something you recall years later. Meanwhile, a jingle on the radio annoys you daily and yet you remember the company’s website automatically.
I can recall word-for-word the advert for a 1980s Australian bubble bath commercial (well done, Mr Matey). …