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/ 

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podcast episode no.22 with Kristabel Plummer – how to curate your life

:: 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

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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

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