10 awesome things about working from home

If you are fortunate enough to work for yourself, or a lovely modern “flexible” employers, you may wile away some of your business hours away from the office. This might be in the comfort of your own home. Ahhh. Isn’t it nice?! For me, as a freelance copywriter, working from the privacy, cosiness and delight of my own London flat – the Princess Pad – affords me (and, in turn, my clients) several crucial benefits…

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Is the word ‘millennials’ actually useful?

Why does it matter that I am a “millennial”? It’s rare to find me on my soapbox (ha) but one (let’s just say it: insignificant in the grand scheme of things) irritation I’ve nurtured lately is with brands pitching to “millennials.” Millennials will love this, they say. This has been designed and developed with MILLENNIALS in mind. Millennials are super socially conscious and ethical and love having a personalised experience. Do they?  Read more

How I approach networking

Having a network is one of the best things you can have, I think. The emotional and practical support that comes from close friends and family is a precious possession, but the benefits of a wide, diverse social network are enormous.

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Writing articles for British Military Fitness (and loving it)

Another peek behind the very transparent curtain that is my working life! I love sharing my stories of great clients (I’ve been very lucky) and stupendous projects. My December assignment with British Military Fitness was lovely: Speak to some inspiring members of British Military Fitness, the bootcamp-style training and exercise class people, and write up their stories for the BMF Blog.

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Lessons from Kickstarter…

I heard a busy salesperson today say, ‘Why do they put Christmas at the end of the year?’ It was depressing but prescient: I am simultaneously winding down for the festive season at home, and as busy as the busiest bee doing numerous projects.

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How to get stuff done when you are impatient and easily distracted

Here comes another admission that won’t do my personal brand any favours: I am quite lazy, or at least, am supremely impatient. And the problem with impatience, for me certainly, is that I can’t defer pleasure, so I procrastinate terribly.
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September Brand of the Month: Monzo

I am starting a new series where I find my favourite brand doing cool stuff with words. It’s that simple really.

This September, my birthday month if you must know, I am going to have to go with the lovely folks at Mondo, who have recently rebranded as MONZO.

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