• VLOG: Instagram Burnout & Why We Focus On The Wrong Metrics

    March 28, 2019 Kate

    It’s funny how going a few days without something (say, Instagram) highlights all the things you love, and hate, about it. This weeks video kicks off with a wee rant on some of the Instagram tactics I’m burnt out on and progresses into me—once again—talking at you about the importance of not losing sight of…

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  • Build It Make It You’re It

    December 13, 2018 Kate

      Makers make things happen. We build the thing. We do the thing. We show up. The outcome doesn’t really matter. Only the process does, because that’s the bit we can control.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Creativity is a posture. It’s an approach to your work and a way of seeing the world. It’s making a way when…

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  • Showing Up When You Don’t Have An Audience

    September 20, 2018 Kate

    The best thing about posting when you don’t have an audience: nobody’s watching. The worst thing about posting when you don’t have an audience: nobody’s watching. It’s funny, eh? We’re always nervous to start something. Hitting Publish is hard. What will they say? It’s not good enough. I’m good enough. Oh heck this is how…

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  • Creative In Work Vs Creative In Business

    June 30, 2018 Kate

    What the hell does it mean to be “a creative”? Let’s just start there. Creative small business owner. Creative Entrepreneur… We throw these terms around a lot, but something about it has never sat right with me. Honestly, I’ve always found the term creative entrepreneur a little cringy. I think I’ve finally figured out why.…

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  • You’re Selling the Wrong Thing

    November 2, 2017 Kate

    “NO PHOTOS.” That’s what the sign said in front of this man’s booth at the Chelsea Market. He was selling shirts with fun quirky patterns on them, presumably made locally and in limited runs. You know, the kind of cool thing you’d expect to see for sale at an arts market. When I see signs like…

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