When your self-employed brain inevitably enters panic mode.

When your self-employed brain inevitably enters panic mode.

Listen guys...

We don't talk about this enough.

And I just decided to talk about it because a) I want to be real with you and b) I just had a dream about hand-delivering promotional pumpkins and writing rhymes for food labels. Which is basically my brain entering panic mode.

When you're self-employed you're gonna have good months and bad months.

Finacially, I mean.

Until you hit that sweet "sustainability" spot, that's just the way it's gonna be, especially if you're doing your own thing and walking on untested territory.

And you're probably like me...

Stop forcing your business into high heels.

Stop forcing your business into high heels.

This winter I had a very vivid dream...

I was going somewhere, and there was snow and people around me. It was life as usual, except one very significant difference - I wore high heels.

If there is one thing I have never done and will never do, it's wearing high heels. First of all, they're uncomfortable and make my legs go all wobbly, so it's embarrassing as hell. Secondly, I'm tall enough to look like a freak on high heels. Finally, I don't care about how my ass appears in them or how they're the pinnacle of female sexiness or whatever. I just don't care.

So in my dream, I'm wobbling on high heels, and I realize something horrific - I can't take them off! I have to keep going, even though my feet hurt and I look ridiculous. It's life as usual, nobody's saying anything, but I feel awful.

I did a Tarot reading for my ideal client, aka you.

I did a Tarot reading for my ideal client, aka you.

Dude...

I have never in my life done something so radical.

Which reminds me. Apparently saying you do Tarot readings is a bit tricky, and you're supposed to say that you're doing it for entertainment purposes.

*So this Tarot reading was done for entertainment purposes.*

I have done Tarot readings for friends, family, and strangers at hen parties (so much so that every girl at the hen party lined up to wait her turn), and they have all experienced the same thing - insight. I'll be honest and tell you why that happens - because the cards reflect what you think back to you.

Rebelify your website - because it's YOURS.

Rebelify your website - because it's YOURS.

It's rebelifying time!

Again.

Because once you start you cannot stop. I should know.

This time we're looking at your website and how you can make it more YOU. How you can finally let go of the expectations of others and the expert advice. How you can stick your flag on the Moon.

Oh yeah, almost forgot...

Some people ask why they should have a website, and even though I am not one to set rules for others - or use the word should - I will admit that I don't understand the question. 

It's like going to the Moon and not sticking your flag on it.

In Merlin's name, why.

A huge thank you to 5 of my favorite rebels for helping me rebrand.

A huge thank you to 5 of my favorite rebels for helping me rebrand.

OK, they didn't help me personally but...

If I hadn't had access to their wisdom, my brand could be different now.

And I am NOT saying that I ignored myself (again) so that I can listen to a bunch of experts tell me what I'm supposed to do. You know me better than that.

I'm saying that their rebelliousness gave me great rebellious ideas.

That's just how rebellion works. It's contagious.

So let's look at the 5 rebels who helped me relaunch my site and rebrand it, and bring to you this new site that is the most authentic I have ever been.

It's not when things are hard, but when things are easy that you know you're on YOUR path.

It's not when things are hard, but when things are easy that you know you're on YOUR path.

i'm a capricorn.

Which means I appreciate when things come hard.

It makes me feel like I'm climbing, which is natural for the goat.

However, I am not a goat, I am a person, who has spent her entire life having it hard - from being poor growing up to going homeless one day in England and being on assistance to having to go back to live with the parents - life is f*cking hard, ya know? It's not a tea party. Especially for the generation who are told we can do anything in this impossible economy (although to be fair, you can always make your own economy). And for the age when everyone's an online expert, while everyone else feels like a fraud. I mean, c'mon.

What I found at the end of the rabbit hole.

What I found at the end of the rabbit hole.

So I've been recording a video every day for a week now, and I love it! It gives me a chance to figure out what I like and what I don't, what is finished and what is incomplete, and finally, what should be scripted and what doesn't need to be.

I love a learning experience as much as anyone!

Today's video is going up on the blog because I wanted you to know what I'm doing and give you a bunch of rebel resources in case you've been uninspired these days.

I forgot my dream, a vlog and a chance to reconnect.

I forgot my dream, a vlog and a chance to reconnect.

It's funny...

I finally decided to vlog and the first thing I did was to brainstorm ideas I could talk about. That is, topics I could do and things I could help people with, and basically, an entire "vlogging strategy." But when my first official vlog took me an entire day to edit and ended up being too quiet to hear anything (wrong mic), I realized something pretty big.

I was tired of producing content.

I was tired of doing things as I should do them.

I was tired of strategy and doing things in a "smart" way.

There are a LOT of courses out there, but not many are for rebels.

There are a LOT of courses out there, but not many are for rebels.

You know how there was a time you bought all the online courses?

Or maybe you still do, you poor thing...

Some you take, and they sort of help, while others you forget and put away.

And while most are really helpful, I don't question that, I wonder how many consider the fact that you're a unique human being. Most of them provide some sort of blueprint that helped someone make 6-figures, and you try the same tactics, but guess what! 

They don't feel good. Or they don't work the same. Whyyyyy?

Why creative rebels need to stick together.

Why creative rebels need to stick together.

Apart from the obvious 'birds of a feather' thing...

You know how you grew up with people calling you "weird" and making faces behind your back? How you were always the odd (wo)man out? How trying to fit in somehow made things worse and when you finally did, you still felt out of place?

Congratulations, you're a rebel.

And I get your frustration, I really do. I lived that life, so I get how hard it is to be different. Except you're not different, you are unique - and by the way everyone is - and the difference you perceive is in the way you think, compared to other people.