podcast episode no. 28 with Alice Olins – how to curate your life

:: by Lizzie

 

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In this weeks episode of my podcast ‘How to Curate your Life – Work Life Balance for the Creative Entrepreneur’ I meet Alice Olins of Step Up Co. Alice started the Step Up Co to make her female-focused business and career advice accessible to us all. As well as sharing her knowledge, the Step Up Co is a place to connect. Her aim is to get you working smarter, feeling more confident and fulfilling your potential.

 

Her website and podcast are full of helpful and free info for women wanting to ‘Step Up’ in their careers. Her new membership offering the ‘Step Up Club’ launches in October and if you’d be interested in this kind of support and taking your career to the next level in this way then check out the show notes for details of her early bird special offer.

 

S H O W  N O T E S :

 

Booko – booko.info/smug

Step Up Club Instagram – @thestepupclub

The Club officially launches on 1st October, but anyone on the waitlist will be offered early entry from 16th September, a bonus group coaching call with Alice and a 20% discount on their monthly fee (down from £24.99 to just £19.99 for the first 3 months).

Here is the link: https://stepupclub.co/membersclub/

Every month Step Up Club members will get:

– A full and diverse career/business development learning bundle, using videos, podcast recordings, downloadable worksheets and plenty of written content (all research based, subjects include: Make Me More Confident, Nab A Mentor, How To Enjoy Networking… and more)

– Speedy hack videos recorded by my accredited Step Up coaches, subjects include Setting Smart Goals, How To Embody Your Superhero Persona, The Languages of Communication…. and more

– Monthly group coaching calls

– Industry specific mentoring circles

– A private, but very lively and supportive online community (there are already several hundred members)

– Nationwide meet ups and events

– Monthly style advice and much more

Mindful Goal Setting Workshop – www.lizzieforsmug.com/goal-setting-workshop

Book Club ‘Your Dream Life Starts Here’ – www.lizzieforsmug.com/book-club

 

 

 

episode no. 27 recognising and moving through overwhelm

:: by Lizzie

 

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This week’s episode of my podcast ‘How to Curate Your Life – Work Life Balance for the Creative Entrepreneur’ is a solo show. In the episode I drive right into the subject of ‘Overwhelm’ and what that might look like for any creative entrepreneur, employed person, or stay at home parent, juggling lots of different roles.

 

Many of you wrote in on Instagram sharing your experiences of overwhelm; what triggers it and what you have found that helps you move through it. I’m aware that I’m not an expert on this subject and can only share my experience and be the mouth piece for the experiences of others within this community. My main aim in recording this episode was to normalise overwhelm and remind us all that it’s something that may well come up regularly and that that’s completely normal and manageable.

 

In this episode we talk through ways overwhelm might show up for you as well as tools that you might choose to use to help you through it. If you’d like to talk more about this subject then do comment on this post, or find the grid post with the same image on my Instagram and comment there. Hope to speak soon. Thanks for reading/listening. Lizzie x

 

S H O W  N O T E S :

 

Booko – booko.info/smug

Lisa Stickley podcast episode – www.the-smuggler.com/podcast

10 Ways to Cope with Anxiety – www.the-smuggler.com/health-and-fitness

Lola Hoad podcast episode – www.the-smuggler.com/podcast

3 Game Changing Productivity Tips blog post – www.the-smuggler.com/smug-insider

Emma Gannon’s If It Feels Icky, Say No – studio.whalar.com/emma-gannon

Headspace meditation app – www.headspace.com

Rituals meditation app – www.rituals.com/app

The Life Centre Yoga – thelifecentre.com

Mindful Goal Setting Workshop – www.lizzieforsmug.com/goal-setting-workshop

Book Club ‘Your Dream Life Starts Here’ – www.lizzieforsmug.com/book-club

Nancy Straughan podcast episode – www.the-smuggler.com/podcast

 

 

 

podcast episode no.26 with Lisa Stickley – how to curate your life

:: by Lizzie

 

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Designer, author, illustrator and SMUG fave and alumn, Lisa Stickley, joins me for a catch up and a walk down memory lane. Her story is so important to hear and I’m very grateful to her for sharing it with us. It’s a huge reminder that as creative entrepreneurs and small business owners, our careers and purposes often shift and flex. Sometimes in ways that feel negative at the time. Lisa is so utterly resilient which is inspiring in itself. But her story also teaches that if we’re able to be open to change and able to accept seasons coming to an end, there are so many opportunities to flow into. It’s okay to do different things and Lisa shows that whatever skill she is focusing on, she very much does it to her own personal style and brand and her values come through. It’s who she is.

 

S H O W  N O T E S :

Booko’s website – Thank you to our sponsor Booko

Curate Your Life Book Club – Saturday 7th September

‘Your Dream Life Starts Here’ by Kristina Karlson – use offer code BOOKCLUB for 20% off

Lisa Stickley Website

Lisa Stickley Instagram

Emily Rowan’s Stitch Therapy Workshop

Photos of Lisa by Ben Anders

 

 

podcast episode no. 25 – my new dreaming practice

:: by Lizzie

 

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It’s back! Season 3 of my podcast ‘How to Curate Your Life – Work Life Balance for the Creative Entrereneur’ launches today. This first episode is a solo show talking all about alignment before action and my new practice of dreaming. I announce our next Curate Your Life Book Club book and share about our new sponsor Booko – the clever way to buy books online. Welcome back and thanks for listening!

 

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S H O W  N O T E S :

 

book.info/smug – The clever and cheaper way to buy books online. Do you Booko?

Curate Your Life Book Club – Saturday 7th September

‘Your Dream Life Starts Here’ by Kristina Karlson – use offer code BOOKCLUB for 20% off

The Lifestyle Edit podcast – Naomi Mdudu interview with Kristina Karlson

Writing to your intuition – Jess Lively

Tara Mohr

Follow Naomi Mdudu of The Lifestyle Edit on Instagram

10 Ways to Cope with Anxiety – my blog post

Money Manifesting with Sarah Akwisombe and The Money Medium

– follow Sarah on Instagram or check out The No Bull Business School

Weekend: In – How to Build a Brand Retreat

Abi Dare, Cat Byrne, Olivia Tripp

Teach your workshop upstairs at SMUG

 

 

 

podcast episode no. 24 Q&A with Dan Gleadall and Lizzie Evans

:: by Lizzie

 

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It’s the final episode of season 2 of my podcast ‘How to Curate Your Life – Work Life Balance for the Creative Entrepreneur’ and this episode is a Q&A with me and my husband (who’s also a creative and has recently gone freelance), Dan Gleadall.

 

Thank you Instagram followers for sending in your questions. I hope we’ve done them justice. We certainly had a laugh recording this episode for you! Stay in touch via Insta or over at www.lizzieforsmug.com to be in the know about season 3 of the podcast! Thank you so much for listening. Lizzie x

 

 

S H O W   N O T E S  :

 

Trouva’s Instagram – @wearetrouva

Mindful Goal Setting Workshop – www.lizzieforsmug.com/goal-setting-workshop

Curate Your Life Book Club – www.lizzieforsmug.com/book-club

Tara Mohr’s Instagram – @tarasophiamohr

Grow Your Brand Group Coaching Programme – www.lizzieforsmug.com/grow-your-brand

Dan’s Instagram – @dapperdang

Mother pukka Instagram – @mother_pukka

Asana – asana.com

Monday – monday.com

My Birth Story – www.the-smuggler.com

What I’ve changed up so that I now love doing my accounts – Blog post for Xero

 

 

 

podcast episode no.23 with Nancy Straughan – how to curate your life

:: by Lizzie

 

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This week my podcast ‘How to Curate Your Life – Work Life Balance for the Creative Entrepreneur’, is back with an interview with product, events and interiors stylist, Nancy Straughan. I first met Nancy several years ago, back when she was a textile designer with her own homeware brand. In this episode we talk about why Nancy recently chose to close down her homewares business and go down a different creative route. We hear about Nancy’s values, her focus on family and work life balance and we talk about Nancy and her husband Simon’s (along with their bump – Nancy is pregnant) move, back to the North East where Nancy is from originally. Nancy talks about her own personal experience with health relating to work as well as sharing her tips on how to make a career move and specifically how to get into styling. It’s a really valuable episode for anyone interested in moving direction in their creative career, moving location to get back into alignment with their values and just in case you’re interested – we talk a fair bit at the end of the episode, all about what it’s like being pregnant! Thank you Nancy for coming on and for sharing your journey and creative career with us. Lizzie x

 

S H O W  N O T E S :

 

Nancy’s website – www.nancy-straughan.com

Nancy’s Instagram – www.instagram.com/nancy_straughan

Janet Murray (podcast that Nancy mentioned) – www.janetmurray.co.uk/category/podcast/ 

@wearetrouva Trouva’s instagram

www.trouva.com/lists My Trouva.com NEW IN wishlist

(use offer code SMUG at checkout for 10% off website wide)

Me, My Shop and I Trouva interview with Lizzie

 

 

 

podcast episode no.22 with Kristabel Plummer

:: by Lizzie

 

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Hi gang! This week’s episode of my podcast ‘How to Curate Your Life – Work Life Balance for the Creative Entrepreneur’ is an interview with Kristabel Plummer. Kristabel has been blogging, among other things, for 10 years now! We reflect on the last year, if not decade, and go deep together on mindfully setting some goals for 2019. It’s a very honest and open episode talking fear, self doubt and money. There are lots of resources below – many of which the wonderful Kristabel has penned herself. Take a look, I’m sure you’re find them helpful. Huge thanks to Kristabel for her honesty and for everything she’s doing on the internet right now. And thanks to you guys of course fro listening. You rock! Lizzie x

 

 

S H O W  N O T E S :

 

Kristabel’s Website – iwantyoutoknow.co.uk

Kristabel’s Instagram – www.instagram.com/iamkristabel

Curate Your Life BOOK CLUB – www.lizzieforsmug.com/book-club

Kristabel’s blog post full of book recommendations – iwantyoutoknow.co.uk

Mindful Goal Setting Workshop – www.lizzieforsmug.com/goal-setting-workshop

Kristabel’s blog post talking Money – iwantyoutoknow.co.uk/making-financial-goals

Hashtag Authentic Episode 55 : Making, Saving and Losing Money, with Niki Groom – meandorla.co.uk/podcast

Money Mindset with Sarah Akwisombe – www.nobullbusinessschool.com/mmschool

Black British and Blogging – iwantyoutoknow.co.uk

The Head Room – www.theheadroom.uk

You Can Sit With Us – iwantyoutoknow.co.uk

Mindful Goal Setting Workshop – www.lizzieforsmug.com/goal-setting-workshop

Tuesday January BOOK CLUB – www.lizzieforsmug.com/tuesday-book-club

@wearetrouva Trouva’s instagram

www.trouva.com/lists My Trouva.com NEW IN wishlist

 

 

 

podcast episode no. 21 with Cate St Hill – how to curate your life

:: by Lizzie

 

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Happy New Year! I hope you were able to have a rest over Christmas and New Years and, having taken stock, are excited for 2019. On that subject while I have you here – if you’d like to do any work together on reflecting on 2018 and setting some achievable and nurturing goals for 2019, then there are still a few tickets available for my Goal Setting Workshop on Saturday 12th January upstairs at SMUG. Find out more here if you’re interested in joining with me in spending an hour and a half focusing on being more intentional this year and learning how you can best set some habits, intentions and goals that will help you make the coming months as positive and full of growth and ultimately contentment as possible.

 

The big news for today is that the ‘How to Curate Your Life – Work Life Balance for the Creative Entreprenuer’ podcast is back for the new year with an interview with Cate St Hill. Cate is a design and interiors writer, blogger, stylist and consultant, focusing on simple design for the everyday.

 

This episode is a nice chilled one that will hopefully get you inspired for refocussing on ‘curating your life’ for 2019. We talk about how the type of work we do, the spaces we work in and the way we manage our own deadlines and pressures effect our quality of life. We talk about anxiety and how in some cases it can be your body and mind telling you that you need to make a change in the way that you structure your life and often your work life.

 

I find the way Cate has curated her life hugely inspiring and impressive. I feel she’s reminded me how much I want to prioritise writing this year, how I want more time and space for myself and working ‘alone’ and that I need to be constantly reminding myself that I set the vast majority of my own deadlines and that I could choose to be more flexible and kind to myself within that. I hope you find something helpful to take away from our conversation. Huge thanks to Cate for her time, wisdom and insights and for the beautiful content she is creating online that I enjoy looking at on a daily basis. Check out the show notes below for the link to her Instagram and some other bits. Thanks as always for reading and listening! Lizzie x

 

 

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S H O W  N O T E S  :

 

Cate’s website – catesthill.com

Cate’s Instagram – www.instagram.com/catesthill

Cate’s IKEA kitchen – catesthill.com/2017

2019 Goal Setting Diary – www.ifeelsmug.com

My Goal Setting Workshop – www.lizzieforsmug.com/goal-setting-workshop

Curate Your Life Book Club – www.lizzieforsmug.com/book-club

@wearetrouva Trouva’s instagram

www.trouva.com/lists My Trouva.com NEW IN wishlist

(use offer code SMUG at checkout for 10% off website wide)

 

 

 

 

podcast episode no. 20 – news for 2019 – how to curate your life

:: by Lizzie

 

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In this solo show of my podcast ‘How to Curate Your Life – Work Life Balance for the Creative Entrepreneur’ I share lots of exciting news for 2019 – ummm Curate Your Life BOOK CLUB anyone!? I focus too on some of my key take-aways from season 2 of the podcast so far as well as some musings on money and my goals, hopes and dreams for the new year. I give updates on other big news – workshops and coaching services I’m offering for the first time as well as my Curate Your Home Interior Styling service. It’s all pretty exciting. Thanks for listening! Lizzie x

 

 

S H O W  N O T E S :

 

www.lizzieforsmug.com/book-club – Curate Your Life Book Club

www.ifeelsmug.com – The Multi Hyphen Method (CYL Book Club book for January 2019)

use offer code BOOKCLUB for 20% off

www.lizzieforsmug.com/goal-setting-workshop – My 2019 Goal Setting Workshop

www.the-smuggler.com – Episode no.13 with Lola Hoad

www.the-smuggler.com – Episode no.14 with Sarah Akwisombe

www.lizzieforsmug.com – Grow Your Brand Coaching Programme

www.ifeelsmug.com – Goal Setting Journal

www.lizzieforsmug.com – CoWorking

@wearetrouva – Trouva’s instagram

www.trouva.com/lists – My Trouva.com wishlist

(use offer code SMUG at checkout for 10% off website wide)

 

 

 

podcast episode no. 19 with Olivia Tripp – how to curate your life

:: by Lizzie

 

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This week’s episode of ‘How to Curate Your Life – Work Life Balance for the Creative Entrepreneur’ is with Olivia Tripp, the brains behind Weekend:IN. Olivia founded and continues to grow her business Weekend:IN which now offers social media management, influencer marketing and events for independent and inspiring brands. Weekend:IN works with IN:dependent and IN:spiring brands to connect, engage and grow their audiences.

 

In this episode Olivia and I talk about personal and brand values, growing your brand, managing employees, money, goal setting, Facebook groups, co-working, holidays, taking weekends and evenings off and lots more. It was a nice opportunity for me to talk a little more about the Grow Your Brand group coaching programme I’ll be teaching at the beginning of 2019 and how to get involved. So much of what Olivia does aligns to things I’m working on as well. If you’d like to work with either of us or know more about the services we could offer you then check out the links below. Huge thanks to Olivia for coming on and thanks to you for reading/listening. I hope you enjoy our conversation and find it helpful or even inspiring. Lizzie x

 

S H O W  N O T E S  :

www.wkndin.co.uk – Weekend:IN website

www.instagram.com/wknd.in – Weekend:IN instagram

www.the-smuggler.com – Episode no.13 with Lola Hoad

www.lizzieforsmug.com – Grow Your Brand Grow Coaching Programme

www.ifeelsmug.com – Goal Setting Journal

www.lizzieforsmug.com – CoWorking

Facebook groups Olivia recommends (particularly if you’re Brighton based)

The CovenNoisy Girls ClubSmall and Mighty Business CommunityOne Girl Band

@wearetrouva Trouva’s instagram

www.trouva.com/lists My Trouva.com NEW IN wishlist

(use offer code SMUG at checkout for 10% off website wide)