I'm launching a new creative career coaching service

Sheila Chandra - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Following the success of 'Organizing for Creative People' - which topped the Foyle's chart recently I'm launching a new creative career coaching service in January 2018.

 Read More

Masterclass in Organizing for Creative People

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, November 09, 2017

I gave a masterclass to workshop creative people's career issues at Foyles' flagship store in London in August. Find the link to it here...

 Read More

4 ways to have a creative career without neglecting your friendships

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, November 02, 2017

Too often, your clients are expecting the impossible of you – and you probably pretty much deliver it. But that can mean your friendships suffer. Here's how to get round the problem.

 Read More

Why does popular culture depict creativity as ‘chaotic’?

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Is chaos an inevitable result of being a brilliant creator? Or just a trope that popular culture’s invented? And what impact does that have on creative people themselves?

 Read More

How to be an artist and business-like

Sheila Chandra - Monday, May 08, 2017

Many creative people fear that to be both and artist and business-like is not possible. Here’s how you can do it without losing your creative soul.

 Read More

Help! I don’t know when I’m going to feel like creating…

Sheila Chandra - Monday, April 03, 2017

Smart artists don’t just create when they feel like creating. Find out how to create good work even when you don’t.

 Read More


Recent Posts


career strategy under-confidence tidy domestic life productivity business-like being organized organizing for creative people jealousy long-term artistic development celebrity endorsed products anxiety procrastination display items absences home organising parent how to save time hijacking creativity creative career buying youth partners email overload control stop cluttering ‘stories’ about your possessions goals professional mentors network low maintenance pop culture artists fall of innocence creative people emotional balance compulsion trope grief artistic chaos cupboard of shame creative culture warm down proposal writing sheila chandra coaching buying wealth cleaning clearing clutter myth popular culture vocation arrogance introverts emotional support buying happiness peacefulness work efficiently mature artists dynamic spaces creative confidence good creative habits work trips stardust successful artist artist mentors storage artist workspaces proposals well curated closet ‘creativity’ professional encouragement creative ambitions chaotic symptoms of creativity : clothes wardrobe vulnerability stay on top of email working class culture minimalists clean desk boredom well organized brands collections inconvenience great artists elevator pitch home care quality bulk buy creative magic artist materials how to work efficiently stay tidy automatically just in case VIPs commitment wind down copyright Sheila Chandra author being tripped up 2018 goals brilliant creator temperament organise creativity slim-line wardrobe social media networking self promotion why organise to do list home life making decisions disorganization slow and steady hoarding housework much quicker fine art professional creative career binge work life time clutter innocence confident in clothes clarity of thought stop hoarding stuff childhood car funding social media work priorities creative wellbeing artist cry appointments creative person emotionally secure artist business-speak efficient work patterns new year organisation guilty purchases streamlining routines workspaces critical acclaim precious memories saving time networking effectively creative organising normality clearing in short bursts creativity diary business interface to creative businesses loss resentment static spaces branding nurture creativity sacrifice emotional resilience too many commitments tension motivation clutter options visualising nurturing creative work imagination missed opportunities criteria for letting go of stuff creative spark card clearing as you go focus exhaustion good art work smart artists the void spree living clutter free hostile clutter peer-to-peer networks hobbies how to be naturally tidy tidier morning routines clear desk business tips for clearing creative career coaching subconscious mind loving your audience email bankruptcy culture tidy people good friend creative commissions staying in control writing funding campaigns platform letting go diagnosis friends friendships inspiration email feel like creatiing green room working class artists clutter addict nascent artists hotel room much better friend lazy double standard lifetimes buying stardust tidiness in living spaces living mess free diary buying hope buy fewer clothes getting ready for work effortlessly tidy pop music tortoise and hare artistic conviction multiple lifetimes artistry clearing mess too busy work/home life balance tidy desk clear outs concentrated creative time artist mentoring overwork feeling creative theft great art low maintenance strategies cleaning your desk networking nipping things in the bud magic mornings touring artist goals crowdfunding creative identity