The Freelance Mum Guide to the Menopause

We can control certain parts of how we think and feel and behave, the menopause is going to have it’s different levels of symptoms, in how it will impact us. We can manage our own mindset and thoughts on this journey of menopause. If we can take an approach and take a positive frame of mind, that can help to reduce some of those symptoms.

Gail Gibson, Master Coach & author of The Working Woman’s Guide to the Menopause

 

The Freelance Mum guide to the menopause – when the heat is on don’t sweat it!

In this weeks podcast, Faye Dicker speaks to Master Mindset Coaches, Gail Gibson and Ruby McGuire share their experiences, advice and approach for coping with the peri menopause and menopause in every day life. An empowering conversation with lots of laughs along the way.

 

 

Managing a freelance career around a chronic illness

Living with a chronic illness is 80% mindset, the rest you can’t do much about, but the 80% you can really deal with that.

Katie Silverthorne, Voiceover Artist and Disabilty Adovcate

 

Imagine living in a world, where one day you’re fine and the next you’re having a ‘porridge day’ – one foot physically feels like it’s stuck in a bowl of porridge!

Voiceover Artist and Disability Advocate, Katie Silverthorne, shares how she lives with MS and how you can manage a chronic illness around a freelance career, in this weeks Freelance Mum podcast.

 

 

The importance of entering awards

Take a punt on yourself – because no one else is going to. As a freelancer, you’ve got to believe in yourself, just as you believed in your business.

Multi-award winning, Singer-Song writer, Rachel Walker-Mason

 

 

It’s so easy to feel ‘terribly British’ when it comes to entering awards – like it’s not quite the done thing to put yourself forwards! In this weeks podcast, Faye Dicker speaks to multi award winning, singer, song writer, Rachel Walker Mason, about the importance of entering awards. Because believe me, you’re worth it!

How you can build a membership model for your business

How can you leverage your time, so you can serve more than one person at the same time… You’ve probably got a group of people out there who surround you and could be put into some kind of membership model. And those people could perhaps generate income for your business, with you perhaps spending an hour, with ten people, rather than having that phone call, with just one person.

Zoe Whitman, 6 Figure BookKeepers

 

In this weeks Freelance Mum podcast, Faye Dicker speaks to Zoe Whitman about how you can build a membership model for your business. Find out how you can turn your passion into a residual income and grow a community. Zoe’s enthusiasm is infectious and will have you bursting with energy!

 

The benefits of mental fitness in your Freelance Mum Business

“The best give you can give your business and your family, is good mental fitness”.

Dr Antonia Dingle, Glow Your Mind.

 

Faye Dicker, finds out how frazzled Freelance Mums can help build their mental fitness and the benefits to their business, with Dr Antonia Dingle from Glow Your Mind.

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Oops – I accidentally started a business!

“In that first week, I genuinely wasn’t intending for it to be a business. I just thought why not, I’m relaxing, I’m letting my mind being creative while I rest, before I can actually get back to some proper work and if I sell what I make, then that’s a bonus. And in that first week, I made back the costs that I spent and I made a profit!”

Amy Box, Box Designs

 

 

When vocal coach, Amy Box, decided to buy some polymer clay to relax in the evenings, she didn’t think it would lead to launching a new business!

In less than 2 months she’s already had 100 sales and is building a team. Faye Dicker finds out her secret to success.

Struggling to work out what clothes suit you? Tips on giving yourself a style makeover.

In the spare room wardrobe were things that I once loved, things that were quite big investment pieces at the time, things that were sentimental. Things that I was keeping hold of, in case my currently 9 year old daughter might love vintage, then one day perhaps when she’s 18 end up loving! Reasons that helped me part with them, I am so passionate now about these environmental causes and doing what we can. Actually, by keeping those clothes being unloved, under valued and unworn, they were not realising their true purpose. Me keeping them and not doing anything with them, is encouraging people to go out and buy them from you. So I just felt by releasing them and going to some one who would want it and use it and value it, that’s good for the planet.

Becky Barnes, Style Consultant

Feel like your clothes hate you? Want help finding your style? Join Stylist Becky Barnes, she has Faye Dicker and Laura Rawlings rummaging through their wardrobes!

 

Ward off the winter cold!

We do get a lot of colds and it’s actually not good for us, not to be exposed to these viruses. As kids have gone back to school… it’s not a case of not getting as many, as how we react to them and how you can overcome them.

Anna Mapson, Goodness Me Nutrition

 

In this weeks podcast, Faye Dicker and Laura Rawlings, speak to Anna Mapson from Goodness Me Nutrition. She shares how we can stay healthy this winter and if it’s possible to keep colds at bay!

 

 

A lesson in resilience

The best advice that I could offer is to try and keep the communication open, all the way through – even when it’s quite tricky, when they’re teenagers. Enabling them to be able to talk and be able to tell you anything, is really very important.

Headteacher, Mrs Lisa Brown, Redmaids’ High Junior School

In this weeks podcast, Faye Dicker and Laura Rawlings speak to Redmaids’ High Junior School, Headteacher – Mrs Lisa Brown. They talked about how we can teach our children to deal with set backs and the importance of resilience.

Survival Skills for Freelancers

“There are so many reasons why you need to say no – and I’m a very strong believer in ‘fit.’  Learning to say no and to trust your instinct, I believe are very closely linked…. I think this is a universal truth and I say this in the book, but the clients that quibble over cost…. Those clients end up being the absolute worse clients to work for.”

Sarah Townsend, Survival Skills for Freelancers

 

As we start a new term, Faye Dicker and Laura Rawlings are joined by Sarah Townsend, author of Survival Skills for Freelancers. She shares some of her experience of and know-how when it comes to freelancing – so you can ace self-employment without the burnout!