The princess and the prick

Just one little prick, and you’ll sleep for 100 years…

We did wonder if we’d find a tower containing a princess down in the dingle. There were certainly enough brambles to hide one.

Metal gateway covered in overgrown weeds.

Sometimes all you need is someone to point you in the right direction, take the first step and buy my book here.

Enough brambles to make us stare at them in despair and wonder WTF we were going to do about them.

Chuck some petrol and a match at them? Nah, too uncontrolled.

Weedkiller? Too many of them, and too much danger of weedkilling everything else, too.

Nope, there was only one way.

One bite at a time.

With a chainsaw onna stick.

But it took us months to get started…

Because it was such a huge job.

Once we did, though, it was a couple of weekends’ work, a big bonfire, and we’ve reclaimed about 100m2 of garden. Winning!

Starting is always the hardest part.


I reckon it’s because our brains can’t see the starting point and panic, and then build the whole thing up in our heads to much more awful than it is.

When really the only awful thing is taking that first step.

Whenever I have a really big project on, I remind myself that I just have to get started. Just do one thing.

Just write an outline.

Just make one call.

Just fucking do it.

Sometimes all you need is someone to point you in the right direction, clear all the distracting nonsense, pat you on the arse and send you on your way.

I will do that for you (minus the inappropriate touching).

Take that first small step by Borrowing My Brain here:



Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.

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