You might be wondering how to freelance as a mother. Freelancing and motherhood can go hand in hand. There are ways of accessing support before the child arrives and afterwards. Sometimes we need to make ourselves vulnerable to get the advice that we need. I had the privilege of chatting to film producer and writer Helen Simmons about juggling motherhood and freelancing. She shared some great advice and tips for all types of creatives. I also share my own personal story of motherhood on set, and how I have managed by career while bringing up my son.
Knowing how to say no and in the right way can actually help your career rather than harm it. We can worry that we will never work again, or that those opportunities will disappear, when in fact it can help us get what we really want. In this podcast and show notes I explain how you can make it work for you and the steps you need to take to say no the right way.
When you are trying to get a side hustle off the ground or build business around childcare you really can do it with 20 minutes a day. Podcast guest Janet Kafadar shares ways that you can bring in clients and income with only 20 minutes a day. There are also a bundle of goodies that you can get for free at the end of the podcast.
Making a business with purpose can help you to create true fans as customers. It has been shown that brands with purpose do better, plus the person running the company drives it forwards with their passion. Lyndsay founder of Baxley Goods talks honestly about the journey that she has been on to set up a bag company when she knew nothing about textiles or manufacturing. She couldn’t find a bag that she loved herself and was horrified at the environmental impact textiles were having on the world. She shares ways that you can start your own business when you might not have all of the answers right now.
At some point in your career you might come up against gender bias. I know that I have many times and not always from men! When the sisterhood doesn’t have your back it can be hard to deal with, but there are simple solutions that you can use straight away. This was one of my favourite interviews guests on the podcast. Lawyer and gender bias expert Andie Kramer shared so many great tips that you can use to help your career, and create the workplace you have dreamed of.
When we think about resilience and grit we forget that it can impact not only our work life but home as well. I had the pleasure of chatting to organisational psychologist Gemma Leigh Roberts about why we have been building resilience and grit the wrong way. You can find out how it help you reach success and what you can do right now.
If you are someone who is struggling to choose one career path to follow, this article and podcast helps you see another way. As a multi passionate entrepreneur myself, I know how hard it can be to create a career that you love. I had the pleasure of chatting to make up artist and serial entrepreneur MiMi Johnson about how she made an amazing career change and built up 3 career paths around motherhood.
You might have started thinking that it was your dream job but now you hate it. Or else you had passion to begin with but now it’s gone. Sometimes we have invested so much we feel guilty or scared to make a change. This article and podcast shows you some solutions to turn the situation around for the better.
Building a business around your values can really help you to connect with your audience. It also acts as a shorthand for people to immediately understand your reasons for starting your business. Values can help you drive on passion which in turn helps you through the tough days. I had an inspirational chat with Fi and Casey who created Girls Who Grind Coffee, all about how their values are in every part of their business.