• The Freelancer’s Tea Break: Are you standing in your own way? (podcast)

    Summer tends to be a time when I reflect and work on my personal development. A lot of my clients are on holiday, so it’s the perfect opportunity. But it’s also a time when I assess what I’m currently doing – and what I’m doing wrong.

    This summer, I’ve realised that there are several things I do that stop me being as successful as I want to be. Things that are, generally, easy to overcome but are constantly pushed to the bottom of my to do list.

    Listen to this week’s podcast to find out how I changed two things in my life recently (one personal, one business), to make my life easier and make room for success.


    If you love the idea of unblocking negative aspects of your life, I highly recommend you check out LuckyBitch (affiliate link, I only recommend things I love myself).

    How do you stand in your own way? What fear do you want to face to improve your life and business? Let me know in the comments!

  • The Freelancer’s Tea Break Podcast: Do you reward yourself enough?

    Got three minutes? Plug your earphones or speaker in and have a listen to this week’s three minute Freelancer’s Tea Break podcast. This episode, I tackle rewarding yourself. Do we reward ourselves enough as freelancers? Having spoken to other freelancers, and recently finished reading Lucky Bitch (affil link), I realised how easy it was to forget to take the time to celebrate those little self-employed victories, whether it be landing a new client or aceing a presentation.

    Have a listen to this week’s episode and let me know in the comments if and how you reward yourself!

  • The Return of The Freelancer’s Tea Break podcast


    The podcast is back! After writing about podcasts earlier this week, I actually found myself recording one straight after. Got three minutes? Pour yourself a cuppa and sit down for three minutes of freelance chat! 

    Last week was a somewhat tough one for me. Between client problems and wobbly moments, I was in desperate need of a little positivity.

    I’m a big believer that the right attitude can entirely change your day. Being miserable all day because you stubbed your toe when you got up is unlikely to yield happy results. I’ve been reading Lucky Bitch recently by Denise Duffield-Thomas, and it’s definitely reinforced this belief that we can choose how lucky we’ll be simply by changing our attitude.

    But what do we do when it seems like life is sending us a bunch of curveballs? I have a few techniques for getting out of a grumpy funk, or get rid of nervous stress when I’m waiting on a client’s email, chasing payments or waiting to dial in for a conference (I hate conference calls! But that’s a whole other post).

    Find out in this week’s podcast….

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    What do you do on stressful days? How do you shake yourself out of that mood?

  • The Three Minute Podcast: Is freelancing for you?

    Here we go with a second podcast. It’s only three minutes long – have a listen while you’re making yourself a tea!

    This week, I’m talking about whether freelancing is for you, and looking at the following questions:

    1) Can you afford it?

    2) Will you be lonely?

    3) Are you prepared to promote yourself?

    4) Have you got a support network?

    5) Do you have the time?

    As much as I love freelancing, I know it’s not for everyone. Go with your gut feeling – and if you find it’s not for you, you can always go back to being employed!

    Based on the podcast, do you think freelancing is for you?

  • The Three Minute podcast: How not to go batsh*t crazy when you work from home

    I’ve been meaning to do a podcast ever since going to The High Tea Cast’s workshop last year. I totally tried to do a video blog, but I can’t look at myself talk on camera without a little part of my soul dying…

    So! Have a listen to hear my thoughts on how to stop yourself going crazy when you don’t work in an office. Then let me know in the comments how you stay sane when working from home.