Excited: That we have got the keys to our new premises in Melbourne. I’m so thrilled that we’re now one of the arts and culture organisations at The Abbotsford Convent. This precinct is a thriving creative and artistic community and our new neighbours include Drama Victoria, Illustrators Australia, Complete Works Theatre, The Creativity Institute and more.
One of the main buildings at The Abbotsford Convent.
The Abbotsford Convent is located right in the heart of inner city Melbourne (the nearest station is Collingwood). The grounds are beautiful, there are two bars, gallery spaces, a bakery, restaurants, 3MBSFM, stunning gardens and lots of training rooms where we’ll be holding our courses.
There are a couple of casual bars in case you want to chill out.
Loving: Best. Invitation. Ever.
I love this clever invitation from Dell. It’s the size of a computer, my photo is included on the top right, and the whole thing is MADE OUT OF CHOCOLATE. Did I mention that it’s the size of a computer … that’s a lot of eating …
Welcoming: Phoebe is the newest member to join our team. It’s her first week at the Australian Writers’ Centre and it’s as if she’s already been here for ages. Welcome Phoebe!
Honoured: To be included in Shopify’s list of “30 books that will help you increase sales”.
I’m so honoured that my book Power Stories: The 8 stories you MUST tell to build an epic business is in the same company as books that I’ve admired for ages. These include Robert Cialdini’s Influence; Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink; and Anthony Robbins’ Unlimited Power.
Catching up with: I love catching up with my writerly buddies Kerri Sackville and Allison Tait. There’s nothing quite like a lunchtime discussion on agents, readers, and the writing process that’s guaranteed to be full of everything from angst to inspiration. These talented women are a wonderful support and are full of sage advice.
We caught up at Ampersand Cafe and Bookstore in Surry Hills, Sydney.
Impressed by: @Styletread
I have to say, I love a proactive company. Last week, I was wearing some killer heels. What can I say? They were perfect with the outfit I had on at the time. And I’ll admit that I am sometimes guilty of suffering for the sake of a longer leg line.
Needless to say, I wasn’t that comfortable by the end of the day. In fact, my feet were killing me (ladies, I’m sure many of you can relate!). I’m still not entirely sure how the word got out – or if I tweeted my pain in state of near delirium – but the fab peeps at StyleTread.com.au sent me a surprise package to ease my blistered soles!
(And no, this is not a sponsored post. I am sent stuff ALL the time, but I’m only bother to talk about the things that I’m impressed with.)
Listen to me: Content Grasshopper podcast
I was recently interviewed by Daniel Oyston on his Content Grasshopper podcast. Thanks Daniel!
Watch me: Adam Franklin from Blue Wire Media interviewed me on why it’s important to tell stories online.
Read: The fabulous people at Startup Nation interviewed me about “Using Power Stories to Power Your Business Growth”.
Chuffed at: My kitty Rexy
Okay, okay, it’s a gratuitous pic.
Doggie Groucho thinks that he’s head of the pack. But kitty Rexy knows exactly how to get one up on him. Clever cat.