Designer and freelance illustrator Ellen Porteus found strength and career success in going it alone and being her own boss. She talks about how keeping a positive mindset in difficult situations helped her develop the resilience to take on the toughest challenges.
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As a self-starter, resilience could just be the greatest skill you possess, but you might not even know it’s part of your arsenal. It’s an attribute that powers you through hours of hard work, and prepares you mentally and physically for taking the risks that come with being a self starter.
September 26, 2018
Resilience makes us tougher. But developing resilience is even tougher. So if you want to enhance your resilience, give your mind the chance to recover. One of the best ways to do this is by switching off from the stresses and strains of work.
September 26, 2018
The key to ensuring growth is to develop and implement a strategy that makes it clear which aspect of your business you want to grow - and deciding how you can achieve this while ensuring your business remains viable.
August 10, 2018
Attendees of our inaugural RedZed Brand of Sisters event left feeling empowered to grow their brand, their way. Jess Hatzis from Frank Body spoke about the challenges and successes of growing from scratch, and designer Ellen Porteus’ tale of going solo six months into her design career was equally inspiring.
August 7, 2018
So, you’ve put in the hard yards. And not without effort your business is starting to grow. But what do you do now? There are plenty of guides out there to get you thinking about your own self-starter journey, but it’s important to have an idea of what to expect along the way.
July 13, 2018
Having started Frank Body with zero dollars, Jess Hatzis and her fellow founders were doing it all. They made the signature coffee body scrub by hand in a warehouse after they knocked off from their 9-to-5s, built an ‘average website’ and shipped their products via Australia Post.
June 27, 2018
Designer Ellen Porteus is a straight talker. She’s the first to tell you that. Five months into her first in-house design job after finishing her study at Sydney’s UTS, she was restless. She decided to go out on her own.
June 25, 2018