This is one of the busiest times of the year for creatives so dig deep and don’t be busy, be productive! We are sending positive, strength vibes your way. ?
We hope our November discoveries will offer a little respite and keep you motivated to hang in there!
Our favourite watch
The Power Of Vulnerability ~ Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. At this time of year, you can be too busy (sorry too productive) to take care of yourself. Take a 20-minute break and watch this. It may give you the boost and perspective you need.
Our favourite podcast
The High Low ~ is a weekly news, pop-culture and current affairs podcast, created and hosted by journalists Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes. We love their book, tv, podcast & article recommendations and their insightful, witty chat on serious and quirky news stories. It’s an easy and entertaining way of digesting what’s happening in the world.
Our favourite book
Conscious Creativity ~ Philippa Stanton
Connect your observations and your emotions and transform your creative practice with this essential toolbox packed full of exercises, tips, stunning images and personal experiences from artist and super successful Instagrammer Philippa Stanton. “There is creativity in all of us, but it can easily be buried beneath our everyday concerns, or need a spark to bring it back to life.”
Our favourite community
Sol Design Collective ~ provide business development support, training courses, and mentoring services which aid the growth and improve the sustainability of creative businesses. They hold regular Monday Meet Ups in Brighton. We’ve been along and they are relaxed, friendly and a lovely way to meet fellow creatives.
Our favourite app
Google Calendar ~ At this time of year, there are so many things going on that a wall calendar just doesn’t cut it. You need something on your phone that you can add an appointment or Christmas drinks to while you’re out. A calendar that family members can add to and colleagues can view. This will help you avoid those inevitable double bookings. An essential life app!
Download more ‘essential time-saving apps’ here
Our favourite Pinterest Tip
Auto Post from Instagram to Pinterest with IFTTT. Step by step guide here
For more tips download our ‘Pinterest For Creative Businesses 10 Top Tips’
Our favourite Pinterest Account
beth kirby | local milk | seasonal recipes + the art of slow living + social media tips ~ Beth teaches dreamers, creatives, & entrepreneurs how to create lives & businesses they love, master social media, cook & eat magic, travel more, & reclaim time!
Our favourite marketing tool
UNSPLASH ~ Beautiful, free photos gifted by the world’s most generous community of photographers. You’ll be hard pressed to find more appealing, no-strings-attached photos for general use.
Our Christmas Fair Recommendations
Our Google Calendar is full of Christmas Fairs and Open Houses coming up over the next couple of weekends. Here’s our hit list!
We’d love to hear what’s WOW’d you this month!
We hope you enjoy our recommendations and we’d love to hear yours. So please hit reply and let us know what you’ve been reading, listening to and learning!
If you missed our October ‘WOW’ list have a peek here