Valerie Khoo


This is the personal blog of Valerie Khoo – artist, author and podcaster. Valerie is passionate about exploring the worlds of creativity and business. She is co-host of the popular podcasts ‘So you want to be a writer’ and ‘So you want to be a photographer’. Valerie is a mentor to artists, writers and business owners on how they can turn their passions into thriving professional practices. She is author of ‘Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business’. Valerie is also CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre, one of the world’s leading centres for writing courses.

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  1. Deborah

    Oh Valerie this is a great reminder that I was going to do some thinking around ‘what I want’ and revisit a post I wrote when I was reading a book by Domonique Bertolucci called The Happiness Code.

    It’s not the sort of book I’d usually read but was 2012 Xmas gift and – as I had time on my hands – I actually worked through it. Something recently reminded me of a chapter in the book re working out what we want (essentially) via a process of elimination. I know I blogged about it at the time but suspect it’s worth re-reading and reconsidering!


    1. Valerie Khoo

      Thrilled to hear it’s helped as a reminder. Too often, we head down a path for so long without really thinking about whether it’s still the path we want to be on! Hope you enjoy the reflection.

  2. Lauren

    Great post! And INERTIA is the word which eluded me during yesterday’s writing session…. Hooray! Thanks for the memory jolt. ?

    1. Valerie Khoo

      You’re welcome Lauren. I hope you push through the inertia!

  3. John Matthew

    Yet another great post! It’s also a reminder that the rate of change, seemingly in all aspects, is exponential. This means that the way we have been doing things is unlikely to cut the mustard for the future.
    I have recently discovered that the lead generating activities that have worked for the past 10 years are no longer working. This has caused a change in tack. It might need some tweaking, but you have reminded me that implementing change was the right thing to do. (As opposed to banging my head against the wall!)

    1. Valerie Khoo

      So true John. It can be hard to let go of old paradigms – but it can also be worth it! Trust your instincts.