Do the hard thing

By Kelly Exeter | June 5, 2019

Some words I wrote for Ant on his birthday. My hope is they might help others gets through their own hard times.

12 Rules for Life

By Kelly Exeter | February 11, 2019

I hope you’ll indulge me as I expand on the six rules for life I shared at Ant’s funeral

28 days

By Kelly Exeter | February 11, 2019

It’s 28 days since I lost my best friend and soulmate and the question I’m answering the most at the moment is, ‘How are you?’.

The 6 stages of non-fiction book publishing

By Kelly Exeter | November 28, 2018

As you would imagine, there’s a bit involved in writing and publishing a book. The aim of this post is to allow you to go in with ‘eyes wide open’ and ensure your expectations of the process are realistic.

How to write and publish a picture book

By Kelly Exeter | August 11, 2018

The exact steps and process Jaden and I followed to produce and publish The Very Weird, Hilariously Awful Life of Clanky kid’s picture book

7 things that make it easier to ‘do the hard thing’

By Kelly Exeter | February 22, 2018

If you’re having trouble ‘doing the hard’ thing associated with the sense of satisfaction you’re aiming for, chances are you’ve decided you have a willpower problem.

Write a non-fiction book

Ignore the snobs. Just write the damn book

By Kelly Exeter | January 19, 2018

Former snobby me would never have put that book out into the world. Non-snobby me has gone on to experience these further benefits from writing that first book …

The 7 biggest lessons I learned in 2017

By Kelly Exeter | December 30, 2017

2017 was a weird year for me; one where I can’t really remember who I was at the start, much less who I hoped to be at the end.

How and why you should do a pre-Christmas declutter

By Kelly Exeter | December 14, 2017

Ah, December. It’s a crazy old time of year isn’t it? Our calendars are heaving with engagements. Shopping centres are war-zones And, in general, …

How to cure overwhelm

The project guaranteed to cure your overwhelm

By Kelly Exeter | November 30, 2017

The next time you find yourself with a window of time that’s begging to be filled, say ‘Yes’ to something you want to do.

This 10-minute daily habit will save you heaps on therapy

By Kelly Exeter | November 23, 2017

Your writing doesn’t need to be legible. The words and sentences don’t even need to make sense or be grammatically correct.

How I fund my creative life

By Kelly Exeter | October 12, 2017

Paid work always trumps ‘work that is unpaid right now but might pay off someday’. So, I often spend my precious morning hours doing stuff for clients

What to do when you have too many ideas and no focus

By Kelly Exeter | September 21, 2017

Most ideas seem amazing in the moment, but when you give them a day or two to marinate, their flaws become apparent. This is true for everyone.

Is this why meditation isn’t ‘working’ for you

By Kelly Exeter | September 12, 2017

If you’ve tried meditation in the past and decided it’s not for you, it’s definitely worth revisiting it by trying the four things I mention in this post.

Reflections at 40 – Legacy – 40/40

By Kelly Exeter | August 16, 2017

I wanted to tackle a big subject today. Something like ‘the meaning of life’. But then I realised, I don’t actually think there is one.