One of my very, very favourite things about running my own business is that my future is in my hands.

That means that what I do, what I learn and what I become is all down to me.

For anyone who started out in the corporate world, I’m sure you can remember the days where you had to jump through all kinds of flaming hoops to develop in any way.

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In this episode of Your Biz, Your Rules I’m interviewing plus-size marathon runner, author, motivational speaker, life coach and brains behind GLOBAL fitness movement “Too Fat To Run”, Julie Creffield.

(Wow, what a mouthful! She really is that impressive though.)

Listen here:

The key takeaways:

💛 We all make up these little stories about why we can’t do things, from not being able to go backpacking to not being able to wear hats.

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I often hear outlandish (and overdramatic) statements such as:

Blogging is dead!

Writing is so passé.

Articles are BORING and TIME-CONSUMING.

But the problem with those broad, sweeping regurgitations is that, well, they’re broad and sweeping.

Blogging is not dead. More blog posts are published on the daily than ever before. The blogging norms have simply become more dynamic – it’s no longer good enough to publish your diary online and expect the people to come.

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Cher on creativity and the power of authenticity >> HERE

How to take a great idea from inspiration to completion >> HERE

Bite-sized advice for coming up with content >> HERE

10 daily habits to create more powerful content >> HERE

Make lasting change by turning off autopilot >> HERE

Create for yourself, not for anyone else >>

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If you have a blog, you want it to be brilliant. That’s a fact.

How do you do that?

It’s all about the content, baby!

To be brutally honest, it doesn’t really matter how beautifully designed your site is if it’s full of shit. To get people coming back for more, you need fantastic posts, there are no two ways about it. Sure, a pretty page and nifty plug-ins make the medicine go down,

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Why every artist should be a great storyteller >> HERE

The art of thinking big >> HERE

Tactics and ideas for your summer slump >> HERE

7 powerful ways to get more done >> HERE

Having trouble focusing on what’s important? Here’s what you need to do! >> HERE

Being different is good >>

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One of the best things about the internet is that it gives pretty much everyone a platform. Everybody gets to have a voice – but that brings along its own irritant – sloppy writing.

Yesterday, I started a discussion in three of my favourite Facebook groups (The Freelance Lifestylers, Brilliance Ignition and Simply Smart Social), because I KNOW I’m not the only one with thoughts on the subject.

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Live a creative life: 40 lessons on how to embrace creativity in your life >> HERE

42 ideas for blogs about writing >> HERE

30 proven, profitable course topics in fringe, weird niches you’ve never heard of >> HERE

10 big mistakes you might be making in your freelancing career >> HERE

How (and why) I cleared out my TBR list >>

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Here’s the thing about blogging – there’s a shit-ton of advice out there. If you followed every bit of it… well, you wouldn’t get anything done.

My stance is that you should do it all however you want.

So to that end, I’ve rounded up 15 quotes to inspire you to do just that. To blog the way you wanna blog. Paint the way you wanna paint.

“Your time is limited,

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