Mandy Nicholson

The Creative Genius Corner

Lessons, musings and advice from the author of ‘The Life I Won’

My Friend Said I Had To Tell You This!

I was ecstatic when the scaffolding went up and the roofing contractor started work because this was one of the biggest jobs and many other jobs were reliant on it being completed. They started work the second week in July and all was going well. The back of the house...

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Tell The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth.

When was the last time you were 100% truthful in your business AND in your life? How we do anything is how we do everything and there are no ‘half-truths’ just ‘whole lies’. When we lie to ourselves and to others it chips away at our self-confidence and builds fear....

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Why Creativity is a CURSE!

As children most of us will be drawn to creative pursuits and ‘make things.’ Unfortunately, it is discouraged and trained out of us through an education system based on Victorian principles which favours academia. A huge percentage of people forget they have the innate talent and never really use it...

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Will The Real Mandy Nicholson Please Stand Up…

When you are exploring identity, it is truly valuable to have a framework to fit into. I have done loads of personality tests in my time as a leader in ‘corporate land’, I always come out the same, so I know who I am and how to play to my...

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Why Time Is Precious

Most people have a love/hate relationship with time. When we have time to spare, we love to dilly dally and ‘take our time’. We meander through our tasks and don’t worry when there is no time constraint. If there is ‘too much’ time we say that we are bored!

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What it took for me to write my book.

I started to write with no real plan and every chapter felt hard. I had managed about fifteen chapters and my idea was roughly taking shape. Then one day I sat on the sofa next to my laptop and spilled a full mug of coffee over my laptop. My book...

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Four giant steps outside your comfort zone

Outside is scary. Outside makes you feel uncomfortable, uncomforted and exposed. Outside is a place where you might fail or be hurt, so you stay inside protecting yourself and those you love. You pass on your comfort zone to your family and loved ones like a fearful legacy. It’s time...

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Are you holding back your brilliance?

So many women I meet are afraid. I don’t mean scared of the dark or spiders, I mean afraid to be themselves. It is almost like they have been shrunk. Their brilliance dimmed to the point that you need to squint to see it.

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How do you keep your vision crystal clear?

As I write this, I am facing having to move to Scotland with nowhere to live! I have bought an amazing seven bedroomed property as a stepping stone to my castle, but it needs fully renovating so I can’t live in it. I need somewhere to rent and there is...

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Loneliness to leadership.

I face self-esteem and loneliness issues in the women I work with every single day, even when they are surrounded by people. Let’s explore some of the reasons behind why so many feel lonely in a world so connected and how to step into your power...

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Manifesting your perfect life.

I don’t have a magic wand, a huge influential network or the luck of the Irish. I just became an expert at programming! Nope, not computers, I am a complete novice (that was the nice word). What I do understand and always have is the power of thought.

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There’s an IMPOSTER in my head!

Our brains are like computers. We store images, feelings and experiences so that we can draw on them whenever we are faced with something new. They give us a reference of how to act or behave in any given situation...

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How to build a creative mind

As an artist and author, most assume I’m talking about writing or painting when I say 'Creativity.' What I’m actually talking about is a process, not creating specific things!

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