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Make a Plan > Make it Happen (formerly known as On The Make) is the podcast for side-hustlers who juggle their creative business alongside other commitments, but want to do more of what they love. I’m your host, Josephine brooks and I know your creative business is your ticket to the slower, more meaningful lifestyle you ache for. But to get there, you you’re going to need a route map and some support, that’s exactly what I’m sharing with you on this podcast. The episodes of Make a Plan > Ma ...
 
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In this episode, educators Savanna and Sara hook Lauren up with the deets on the love life of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott. From a race to the South Pole to throuples to a solid appreciation of flirting, this episode will make you wish you had a sweetie to not really see all that often. Content Warnings: Swearing, death Theme music by Tip…
 
Today I’m talking with the brilliant Karen Arthur, about going through menopause and mental health struggles as a creative business owner. She says; Menopause can hit women by surprise, because we don’t see it coming, because we don’t talk about it - Karen Arthur Full show notes here: https://www.josephinebrooks.co.uk/blog/menopause-mental-health-s…
 
We’ve all written a blog post on the day it was due to go out, right? We’ve all missed our own deadlines for posting on social media or sending out newsletters and it’s very easy to get into a routine of creating and sharing content at the last minute, and then beating ourselves up for being dis-organised. In this episode I'm talking about how to c…
 
Le’Nise Brothers talks us through tracking your menstrual cycle, the phases of your cycle and where your energy might ebb and flow, period tracking apps and how to plan around your menstrual cycle. Full show notes: https://www.josephinebrooks.co.uk/blog/tracking-your-menstrual-cycle-planning-around-your-period/…
 
As I write this, there’s a lot of uncertainty as a result of the global pandemic. Despite this, I’m always in favour of having a plan rather than going with the flow, but there are ways we can plan a bit more effectively during times of uncertainty and change which I’m sharing in this episode. Shop my new stationery range here: https://www.josephin…
 
This meditation is a follow-on from Episode 76a with Kam Lota where we talked about meditation and mindfulness for business owners. Enjoy this super relaxing meditation, you certainly don’t want to be listening to this while driving or operating heavy machinery! And before we dive in, a thank you to Paul Landry for the music in this episode. Enjoy.…
 
I’m talking with Kam Lota, all about meditation and mindfulness for business owners, not only that but Kam gave us an absolute treat by doing a beautiful meditation. I’ve shared the meditation as episode 76b, so that you can easily keep going back to it time and time again, because it is seriously relaxing! Full show notes: https://www.josephinebro…
 
In August this year I took a month off from my business to recharge, reflect and switch my brain off after a tiering first half of the year (thanks Covid19)! I came back to my work in September feeling totally recharged and far more creative and inspired. I also came back to lots of questions about how I planned ahead for my month off and how I mad…
 
Emma Block is a brilliant illustrator who has quite a few books under her belt! Two that she’s dreamed up and created herself, alongside having illustrated numerous other books and book covers as well. In this episode she’s talking about getting your non-fiction book idea published. Full show notes: https://www.josephinebrooks.co.uk/blog/getting-yo…
 
In this episode I chat with self-confessed online know it all Kat Molesworth about working with influencers, to answer all of your questions like - How do I approach influencers? Which influencers should I work with? What’s the difference between #gifted and #ad? Do I need to pay influencers? And how much? You can find the full show notes here: htt…
 
I see a lot of people get really excited about their big goals and jump straight in to making their plan a reality, before setting themselves up for success. And I’ve been there too, and found myself a couple of weeks into my plan already feeling deflated. So, here are some pointers from me on how to set yourself up for success with your 12-week pl…
 
In my work with clients who are nearing their forties, or 40+ there’s often an additional hurdle that comes up, it’s that feeling of ‘I should have everything figured out by now, so why am I building a new business / pivoting my business’? Tamu combines her social work experience with her life coach training to help women boost their wellbeing at 4…
 
A lot of us are re-evaluating our routines at the moment. I tend to give my routine a tweak or even a total reset as the seasons change, and for lots of us, living through a pandemic has prompted us to reevaluate and reset our routines. Having a routine helps us save time AND mental energy. But also, at times like these, having a routine can help u…
 
In this episode we're joined by guest Honora Talbott, educators Nelinda and Sara hook Lauren and Savanna up with the deets on the absolutely bananas life of world famous actress Josephine Baker. From topless dancing to spying for the Allies during WWII to opening a human zoo, this episode will have you wondering if she inspired Angelina Jolie in a …
 
This episode probably couldn’t have come at a better time seeing as alot of us are working from home at the moment (sponsored by coronavirus of course). This week I’m chatting with Jo Hooper of Mad and Sad club all about looking after your mental health when you’re self-employed. We talk a lot about boundaries - how to set and stick by them, creati…
 
You will heave heard me say before that productivity is actually about doing less and focussing on the most impactful projects and tasks. This episode dives into the practicalities behind that, what does it mean and how can you do it. In this episode I’m sharing some tools to help you grow your confidence when it comes to letting go of projects and…
 
In this episode I'm talking all about getting started with manifesting, with my friend Sharn Khaira. Sharn has done her homework when it comes to manifesting. She’s developed her own manifesting process and a routine that helps her stay focussed on her goals and taking aligned action, all of which she shares in this episode. Full show notes: https:…
 
When I start working with new clients the majority (if not all) of them tell me they feel overwhelmed and they’re not sure where their focus needs to be. I’m by no means immune to overwhelm but I have found a few fail safe go-to tools that help me overcome and avoid overwhelm, which I’m sharing in this episode. Show notes: https://www.josephinebroo…
 
I know you’ve been thinking about what you want to achieve this year. Whether you’ve set yourself formal goals or you’ve just been dreaming about what your year’s going to look like, how are you going to make them happen? In this episode we hear from five creative business owners (plus me) on how they make things happen in their business. Full Show…
 
Emmeline has such a refreshing approach to branding that I think we can all get on board with. It’s all about ditching the ‘rules’ and embracing our intuitions as a guide. We also delved into a subject I’m curious about and that Emmeline is truly passionate about - using the moon’s phases in your planning and living / running your business by the m…
 
Comparing ourselves to others is something we all naturally do throughout our lives, but it’s particularly rife when it comes to building a business. It’s something that’s come up for me numerous time and it also pops up in a lot of my conversations with creative business owners, so I was really excited to talk to Lucy Sheridan - the worlds first a…
 
Looking at the Garter Stitch Farm website and Instagram feed never fails to give me the warm and fuzzies. To me, living on a small regenerative, sustainable farm on the edge of the Scottish Highlands looks like the absolute dream lifestyle. So I wanted to chat to Kat about the realities of creating your dream lifestyle and building a business that …
 
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