An In-Depth Insight Into How I Started My Latest Novel

In recent weeks, I've talked about How To Start Your Story, and how Visual Storytelling can help you in your quest to write your story. Well, considering I love transparency and honesty, and in a bid to show I practice what I preach, here's an in-depth insight into my latest novel, I UNLOVE YOU's humble beginnings. If you're a fellow pen scratcher, you know how writing a story is no easy feat. Coming up with the idea, and a few cool scenes is the simple bit, but what about the rest of it? What about developing the characters, and taking them on a journey your readers will love. I mean, you have the beginning and the end in mind, but where the hell are the other 70,000 words … Read More »

How A Tiny Mistake Lead To A $500,000 Culture Shock: with Dave Kerpen

SUBSCRIBE FOR EARLY ACCESS:                                          ..... WATCH ME... ...OR LISTEN TO ME OR DOWNLOAD ON ITUNES HERE ~~ DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE ;) Every now and then, I find someone online, stop in my tracks, and say out loud, "I need to have this person in The Successful Mistake". Sometimes it's whilst I'm in bed, other times I'm in the middle of a coffee shop. I don't remember where I was when I first found Dave Kerpen, but I remember shouting, "Yes. This guy. Yes." As the head honcho of one of the biggest and brightest social media-esque empires, Dave is much more than a mere founder. He's a writer. An inspirer. A happy-go-lucky kind of guy that … Read More »

The Disruptive Tools I Use To Start My Client’s Brand Story

YOU have a Brand Story! Not only that, but in a world where ideas are stolen and styles imitated, it's one of the few unique things you own. If you're thinking about rebranding, your brand story should be top of your to-do list. There is a big problem, however, and it's that every company shares their Brand Story these days, so if you want to stand out, you need to know what you're doing. Well, lucky for you, you've come to the right place, because I surround myself with inspiring stories each day. My rather unique approach is to DISCOVER, CREATE & SHARE YOUR STORY, and the reason I've highlighted discover in red is, because that's what this post is about. I want to offer you a glimpse … Read More »

Fulfil Your Dreams By Screaming No To Fear: with Debbie Millman

SUBSCRIBE FOR EARLY ACCESS:                                          ..... WATCH ME... ...OR LISTEN TO ME OR DOWNLOAD ON ITUNES HERE ~~ DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE ;) Debbie Millman is a been-there-and-done-it kind of gal, whose C.V. is more impressive than most Presidents and Royals. Whether it's as President at Sterling Brands, a designer, author, educator, or radio host, Debbie is sure to impress. And, as I'm sure you can guess, involving her in The Successful Mistake was a bit of a no-brainer. But Debbie isn't perfect, and she explores her past and shares one or two regrets with us. Such a great insight, and proves that it's never too late to fulfil your dreams. You'll … Read More »

Visual Storytelling: How Pinterest and Instagram Help You Tell Your Story

I goddam LOVE Visual Storytelling. When I come across a brand or website or book that uses it to good effect, I get all jelly-legged and excited. It makes me sad that I can't draw for shit, and that my design skills are subpar at best. Thankfully, for the untalented like me, several sites and tools aid in visual storytelling, and if you want to tell your story, I suggest you use them RIGHT NOW. In last week's post, we discussed The Art of The Start - and this post follows on nicely. ARE YOU READY TO KICK YOUR VISUAL STORYTELLING INTO THE FUTURE? I'm glad you're ready, as the future waits for no lad or lass. However, I'm not here to showcase my visual storytelling skills, or … Read More »

Conform To Yourself, Not Everyone Else: with Marianne Cantwell

SUBSCRIBE FOR EARLY ACCESS:                                          ..... WATCH ME... ...OR LISTEN TO ME OR DOWNLOAD ON ITUNES HERE ~~ DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE ;) I came across Marianne Cantwell through the lovely Natalie Sisson, and seen as I had a Kiwi involved in The Successful Mistake, I figured it only fair to grab an Aussie, too. Well, I sure am glad I did, for Marianne offers an insight that's about to blow you away. Nodding my head throughout, I understand her woes, for I lived them, too. I bet you have, also, and are possibly living them right now. It's stories like these that pick me up and urge me to keep pushing forward, and I hope it has a similar effect on … Read More »