Author Archives: Coral

How do you say thank you to your customers?

We got our first Christmas card at That Day Job this week. And baby, it was ugly. It was one of those ugly 80’s cards.  The artwork was blandy bland bland with a side of yuck.  With that boring saying … Continue reading

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Ever feel like the Universe is laughing at you?

Ever feel like the Universe is laughing at you?  Because I’ve got the feeling it’s looking down at me like the Cheshire cat, grinning from ear to ear.  Chuckling quietly.  Cheeky B******. I’ve been home sick from That Day Job … Continue reading

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What happens after you do a workshop

I’ve been a very busy bunny – doing 3 workshops in just 6 weeks! First there was Donna Downey with a journal class. Then Chrissy Foreman Cranitch helping me paint big on canvas. And the delicious experience of a big … Continue reading

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What does it feel like to be so close you can touch it?

You’ve heard of living ‘as if” right?  As if your dream life is already your real life. Well a couple of weeks ago, I accidentally got to do this when I did a weekend workshop with the fabulous Jane Davenport. … Continue reading

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When someone left and they didn’t make a sound

Someone at my day job quit last week.  No, it wasn’t me…..  A couple of Etsy sales a month isn’t quite doing it for me just yet.  But thanks for thinking it was me… hehehe. He had been there for … Continue reading

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The business secrets I learned from Donna Downey

Oh my gosh, she’s using my paintbrush. It made the room fall silent, before a little giggle went around the room.  One of the students in Donna Downey’s class was very excited Donna was using her paint brush to do … Continue reading

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What is it with all this ’empowering women’ rubbish?

 How many times have you heard someone say part of their business is to “Empower Women”? (There’s a great video by Marie Forleo about using those words – HERE) Why do so many people use this?  And why do they … Continue reading

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How I stopped hiding and what happened when I opened up

I’ve started a few posts here over the last two years with the words I’ve been hiding from you.  The hardest thing about this whole creative business adventure is not the tech stuff. It’s stepping into the adventure.  Stepping out. … Continue reading

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What does business coaching have to do with a light sabre?

My gorgeous – online – half way round the world – friend, Erin from Remade By Hand and I are on the same page.  We’re at the same point in our websites and starting our businesses.  She’s a great person … Continue reading

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Are you a handmade community bouncer? Or are you just letting anyone in?

One of the guys at That Day Job mentioned he wanted to buy a painting to fill up a blank wall at his house. Now before I go any further – please know I think this guy is pretty cool.  … Continue reading

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