helping creatives get started and become known for their something
I have the absolute pleasure of chatting with the Your Creative Start Podcast resident nutritionist Rebecca Miller from Health With Bec this week. But before we dive in, I have some big news.
I have decided to now produce this podcast into 10-episode Seasons. This means, each season you’ll be able to listen to 10 killer weekly episodes and then I’ll be taking a break for a few weeks to enjoy some much needed down time, to re-boost my creativity and to spend time researching, recording and producing the new episodes for the next season.It’s actually something I am very excited about! And today’s episode is also my 30th, which blows my mind but also means we are now at the final episode of Season Three. So today on the podcast, Bec and I talk allllll about stress, we also talk about how it affects your creativity, how to manage stress and what small changes you can make this week to see big results.
Create something when you can't find it yourself. That's what sisters Emma Henderson and Victoria Beattie of The Beach People did when they created their first product, the iconic roundie towel. Fast forward to today and the sisters have built a globally admired brand of luxury seaside essentials but like many other creative businesses, their success hasn't been a walk in the park. They've had to work hard, very hard, to get to where they are today and trusting their gut to make big decisions in their business has been a huge part of that journey.
So today I am excited to speak to the girls about creating something when you can find it yourself, managing the early days of a creative business, recognising the need to dream bigger, pushing yourself to grow your business, making decisions, trusting your gut in business, working with family, blending mum life and work life, and product growth.
Pursue what you love and you’ll never look back. That’s what Kati and Rory from Mast Furniture did over seven years ago and they’ve since established and created one of the most sought after furniture design brands in the world. And today on the Your Creative Start Podcast I have the pleasure of speaking with Kati about how they have learned to manage (and feel comfortable) with risks. We get really honest in this episode because there’s nothing more risky than owning your own business.
Today we talk about self-motivation, quitting your job to pursue your passion, having a plan in place, growing a business online, growth strategies for online businesses, managing financial risks, upfront costs and investing in the business, taking creative risks, putting your designs out into the world and that vulnerability feeling that comes with working for yourself. Kati also drops so many wisdom bombs and actionable tips that my hand was actually aching from feverishly writing them down. So, strap in guys, you do not want to miss this episode.
Hey guys, you’re stuck with me for this week’s episode so I hope that’s ok! I've been wanting to do a minisode about ways to make more money since I set my goals for 2018 at the start of the year. In my business, I have multiple revenue streams that I consistently push and rely upon to bring in the money. They are the building blocks of my business model and they each have volatility, predictability, risk and return.
The advantage of being able to earn revenue from different streams means I can minimise financial risk if, say for example, I lose all my clients for some unknown reason, I at least still have the ability bring in money elsewhere. Now this wouldn’t be a Your Creative Start Podcast episode if I didn’t provide stacks of tips, advice and wisdom bombs that you can put into action right away, so I am excited to share five quick ways you can grow your own revenue streams.
I have the absolute pleasure of chatting with my nutritionist Rebecca Miller on the YCS Podcast today. We talk about nutrition and how it affects your creativity, how to manage stress, what small changes you can make today to see big results, strategies for being conscience about our food choices, meal plans and how they help you become more successful, healthy habits and sleeping habits, as well as exercise to fuel your creativity. As a side note, Bec has had a profound impact on my life over the last few months and I am excited to be able to introduce all of you to her - so strap in guys, you’re in for a lot of wisdom bombs.
I’m so thrilled to have Kelly Muller on the show today to talk about creating your dream career that suits your lifestyle. She has her own boutique Marketing, PR and Brand Strategy Consultancy, called KMC and specialises in a range of bespoke strategic services that support a client’s vision and commercial objectives. And that’s why I am so excited to have her on the show today – we talk about fitting your career around your lifestyle, how you can move towards a lifestyle based career, working for yourself, saying no, blending mum life and work life, leaving space for opportunities, like attracting like, scaling your business, making money, and lots more.
I am thrilled to have Danielle White on the show this week to chat about Building Your Team. She is the Founder and Director of White + White, a boutique wedding and events consultancy, and I’ve been wanting to get Danielle on the show for a while now because she knows a thing or two about building a team - especially with her global experience which has seen her work in the UK, the US and Australia. And not to mention, her creative approach to planning has got me more than a little bit excited to delve deep into bringing people into your business.
Hi everyone! I am super excited to have Chelsea Murphy from Cash Full Stop back on the YCS podcast today for Part 2 of our money management series. If you missed Part 1, go back now and listen to it here before you dive into this episode. Its essential.
For Part 2 of this series, we talk about managing cash flow, credit cards and debt reduction, banking and superannuation, using the right tools for time management, invoicing, budgeting, spending, and forecasting, revenue versus profit and options for investing. It's filled with lots of wisdom bombs and actionable advice you can use right away - like this week. Enjoy!
Guys, it's no secret I love talking about money. And that's why I am absolutely thrilled to introduce you to today's guest Chelsea Murphy from Cash Full Stop. For our first episode together, Chelsea and I decided to talk about Money Management and for Part One of this special two part Series, Chelsea and I talk about money mindset, changing your money language, manifesting positive money management, eliminating stress and angst when thinking about 'the numbers', surrounding yourself with a great financial team (even on a budget) and creating financial space.
Welcome back to the YCS Podcast and of course, welcome back to my two part episode series with Eleanor Pendleton from Gritty Pretty: "Creating an influential online presence". In this episode, Part Two, Eleanor shares her tips to help you grow your business on social media, evolve your business, and connect with your audience. We also talk about running a small business, product development, revenue streams, knowing when and what to charge for your services and access to your communities, and knowing when to say no. She also reveals her favourite podcasts and two massive projects she's working on, which will be released this year...!
For the first YCS Podcast episode of 2018, I have the absolute pleasure of interviewing one of my favourite people, Eleanor Pendleton from Gritty Pretty, Australia's leading beauty website, digital magazine and curated e-shop. We talk about what it takes to create an influential online presence and because we had so much to talk about, I decided to split her interview into a two part episode series.
For the final YCS Podcast episode of 2017, you're stuck with me whilst I talk about getting organised for the new year. I know it may seem a bit late in the year to talk about organisation as the year is almost over. However, I think it's important to reflect on our organisation habits so we can set fresh intentions and start the new year with a bang! So for todays episode I talk about managing your inbox, desktop folder systems, functional diaries and notebooks, using stationary as a part of your organisation toolkit, indoor plants, how to plan, create and share your social media content better, setting goals and meal prep.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a minisode so I thought I would pop in this week to chat about productivity. As we’re coming into the end of another massive year, I have noticed my productivity has been taking a hit. I have been trialling a few new ways to give my productivity a boost and it’s been working! So I thought it would be worth sharing how I have been getting more productive, because I know I am not the only person who feels completely shattered by the end of the year. In this episode I talk about routines and sleep, creating good email habits, scheduling your time, single tasking, asking for help, increasing your prices and time management.
Dream, plan and get shit done. It really doesn’t get any better than that, and that’s Adam Jelic’s philosophy behind creative stationary brand MiGOALS. I am so excited to bring to you today's episode, its a very, very, very good one and I am also excited about this one because Adam is the first guy I've interviewed on the podcast! We talk about the importance of investing in yourself as a creative, as well as how to set goals successfully, launching on a little bit of money, manifesting goals, self confidence, technology vs. stationary and getting started.
I am super thrilled about this weeks podcast episode because I get to interview Hayley Jenkin from Wholehearted Studio about the comparison trap. Hayley specialises in styling and photography for wholehearted brands and interiors, and her job is to creatively direct and style imagery campaigns to ensure her clients look their best! Her work has been featured in Real Living Magazine, White Magazine, Hello May, and she also runs workshops on the topics of styling and photography and visual identity. We chat about turning a hobby into a business, being a successful creative and a single mum, knowing what to charge for your products and services, being in a vulnerable state, using the comparison trap as a self-motivator and tools to combat the comparison trap.
This week on the Your Creative Start Podcast I sit down with Christina Symes and Jessica Stewart from We Are Triibe to ask them what it was like when they became their own boss. We chat about becoming business partners, setting up the business and managing finances, strategies for launching a creative business, elevating products and services, making the most of your creative space, hiring staff as well as meditating, goal setting and manifesting. Trust me, you do not want to miss this episode.
This week on the Your Creative Start Podcast, I talk about something as creatives, we all experience and struggle with, self-doubt. It’s something I have been wanting to discuss on this podcast because I have felt a lot of self-doubt about running my own creative business. The thing is, I’ve come to realise that self-doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. And if I keep persevering and do the work because I love what I do, self-doubt won't derail me from what I want to achieve. So on todays episode, I share my struggles, thoughts, and tips for dealing with self-doubt.
Today I am pinching myself because I get to chat with Beck Wadworth from stationery and lifestyle brand, An Organised Life. We talk about launching on a budget, growing your business, juggling part time work and a side hustle, making mistakes and tools to overcome them, growing from mistakes, the process of creating stationary, collaborating with brands, using Instagram strategically and working from home.
I am super excited about today's episode! I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with Ellen Newman about the recent launch of her Australian skincare brand The Great State and the concept of editing your life. We also chat about conscious consumerism, minimalism, educating perfect customers, building social media anticipation, blending mum life and creative life, brand avatars and keeping things simple.
In this weeks episode I talk about manifesting success and how we have the ability to convert the energy of our thoughts into reality. I also share how you can manifest successfully in your own creative business and life, what you need to do to combat self-doubt and limiting beliefs, provide a Seven Step mini course to help you learn how to manifest successfully, and provide you with a Manifesting Workshop which I have created for you to download and print for FREE!
I am so excited to interview Tasmanian bred, Bondi living Australian chef Sarah Glover who has recently raised over $80,000 on Kickstarter to self-publish an insanely beautiful adventure cookbook called WILD. So for today’s episode with Sarah, we talk about getting started as a chef, creativity in the kitchen, the outdoors influencing her cooking style, starting small and thinking big, finding the magic, traditional publishing versus self-publishing, how to create a successful Kickstarter campaign and choosing the right team.
I don’t know about you but I used to think creativity was something only a few people had. Or something people told you they had. But it wasn’t until I recently read Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert that I began to understand we are all, in fact, creative. So for this weeks episode I talk about creativity, why we are all creative, how to get out of a creative rut and the tools you need in your creativity arsenal to combat a creative rut.
I am so excited about this weeks podcast episode! This week I talk to one of the most genuine, beautiful and fun loving people I know, Julia Ashwood from The Vista. We chat about changing careers, mentors and managers, getting money ready, juggling mum life with work life, putting yourself into your brand, travelling with kids and lots, lots more.
In this weeks episode I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with beauty boss babe Jasmine Garnsworthy, whose idea for The Buff started in the shower. We talk about moving from Australia to the US, how to make it in New York as a freelance writer, setting up a beauty brand, how to choose and source packaging, social media strategies, partnering with creatives, investing in your business and more.
In today's episode I talk about something I used to be really rubbish at - setting goals. Since becoming my own boss I’ve come to realise that setting goals is essential in becoming known for my something. And the same should apply to you too. Whatever you do, whether you're an artist, a photographer, a graphic designer, a freelancer or a blogger, becoming good at setting goals is an essential tool in your success kit.
In today's episode I talk to graphic artist Cass Deller about why you don't need to live in a city to be successful, how to blend being a mum and a working creative, layering your offering with products and services, and why introverts and extroverts should do workshops.
We're growing up in the age of multitasking where you can’t call yourself productive or successful if you're not a good multi-tasker. And to be honest, for a while, being a multi-tasker feels good. But it doesn’t anymore. I talk about single tasking, the ability to do one thing at a time and how you can achieve it in six simple steps.
On today’s episode I have the absolute pleasure of speaking with illustrator and designer Jasmine Dowling. We talk about how creatives can find and showcase their individuality, dealing with the comparison trap, using Instagram Stories to show who you are and what you do, how to handle nasty comments online, and how to better collaborate with brands.
Have you been mulling over an idea for weeks or months, possibly years? Regardless if you're ready and financially prepared, there never is an ideal time to start. The secret to getting ahead is getting started and in this episode I challenge you to get started in 6 easy steps.
In this very first episode of the Your Creative Start Podcast, I share a little bit about myself and what you can expect to hear every week, including lots of wisdom bombs, actionable advice and practical tips from my own personal experiences, as well as the creatives I interview.