April 9, 2020
This episode was recorded just before Easter 2020, with TV producer Adeel Amini.
Adeel went viral earlier in 2020 after he posted an article about his experiences with mental health and working as a freelancer, and he’s very honest about his feelings on freelancing and how much help freelancers get in the industry. You can read his piece here https://medium.com/@adeelamini/on-the-border-of-34-a5154326cd9
He’s aiming to change things with his platform The TV Mindset, and talks me through his journey through depression and anxiety to being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder as well as offering advice for anyone struggling with anxiety, whether that’s financial, professional or personal.
If you'd like to know more on the TV Mindset, head to https://www.facebook.com/groups/thetvmindset/
April 6, 2020
This episode, which was recorded in late March 2020, is with Alison Grade, author of new book The Freelance Bible.
We unpack the working from home feels – when you’re a freelancer, and if it’s new to you as someone who is normally office based, and how working from home is like the first day in a new job and takes time to adjust.
Talking about how to value yourself - not just what you charge but the value you bring to a customer, too – we look at how to maximise your down time if you are in an industry that’s gone into hibernation because of the coronavirus pandemic and finding balance right now.
Alison is running webinars and you can find out more via Eventbrite or her website at alisongrade.com
March 30, 2020
Shahroo Izadi who is a behavioural change specialist, author of The Last Diet and The Kindness Method and does a lot of public speaking at wellness events. We met at an event called What the Health and I was so pleased Shahroo had time to chat to me about everything from freelance exercise and eating habits to the concept of a 'have done' list.
You can find Shahroo at https://www.shahrooizadi.co.uk/ and on Instagram @shahroo_izadi
Note: This was recorded pre government advice to stay at home and socially isolate!
March 27, 2020
I spoke to Ed Goodman for a special bonus episode during the coronavirus pandemic to discuss his platform Freelance Heroes, as well as finding balance when working from home, how we define success and how it's ok to shout about the wins as well as the losses.
Ed shares his isolation survival strategy and also talks about his work as a social media trainer.
You can find Freelance Heroes on Facebook (look for the group not the page) and @FHChat on Twitter where they do a weekly Q&A
March 23, 2020
Bonjour! Welcome to this international episode where I spoke to Rebecca from her Chateau in France - she and husband Tim are two of the stars of Channel 4's Escape to the Chateau DIY and she shared their journey to setting up as a freelance couple, the highs and lows of leaving 'real' life behind (she's never worked so hard!) and the joys of running a boutique B&B.
Find the chateau at https://chateaudelaruche.com/ and the new series of ETTC-DIY is on Channel 4, with old episodes on More 4. Be warned, though, you might end up buying a chateau!
March 16, 2020
Lizzie co-founded Hoxby in 2015, and brings together a team of remote freelancers through a unique way of working. She talks about using slack for business, heated blankets, fitting in exercise, defining ourselves as freelancers and remote working - and the need for it - during Coronavirus.
Find Hoxby at www.hoxby.com and @hoxbycollective
March 9, 2020
Welcome to season 2 of Freelance Feels: The podcast for humans who work for themselves!
To kick things off, I spoke to Zoe Perkins, an events planner, about her amazing organisational skills, making the leap to freelance and the joys of travel for work. Oh, and how she loved (loved!!) doing her tax return!
You can find Zoe at www.vodkaontoast.com and @vodkaontoast
February 7, 2020
Want lots of great advice on pitching as a journalist? Rosie has it! She's freelance following jobs at Cosmopolitan, where she worked for 9 years, and the Co-op food magazine and shares the idea of a pitching spreadsheet, the tenacity it takes to find new editors and email them as well as how she makes time for a proper home-cooked lunch and juggling work/life balance. Find Rosie at https://www.rosiemullender.co.uk/
January 27, 2020
Andy Cope spent years studying happy people and now delivers keynote speeches and training - he talks about the idea of pronoia (as opposed to paranoia), destination addiction, where we're always thinking 'I'll be happy when...' and how we need a 'to be' list as well as a 'to do' list.
Find him at www.artofbrilliance.co.uk on Twitter @beingbriliant and instagram @artofbrilliance
January 21, 2020
Louise founded the Homeworker Magazine, which explores everything to do with working for yourself - from home! It's an online magazine with a print edition, too. She talked about the decision to found the mag, as well as the balance of using your living space for your office or business, as well as the concept of a 'to-dont' list. Find her at https://www.thehomeworker.com/