36 episodes

Hi there! I’m Janine Friston and I help women to connect and network with each other to create and achieve their goals and business dreams.
I'm a mum to two teenage boys, a furbaby, partner, cook, cleaner, counselor, teacher, chief negotiator, taxi driver, head of marketing, customer services, operations and finance.
As entrepreneurs we have to wear loads of hats don't we?
Well this is where The Balanced Entrepreneur podcast comes in!

I want to share some of my story with you, my experiences, advice and tips to help you in your business as well as outside your business.

The Balanced Entrepreneur Janine Friston

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Hi there! I’m Janine Friston and I help women to connect and network with each other to create and achieve their goals and business dreams.
I'm a mum to two teenage boys, a furbaby, partner, cook, cleaner, counselor, teacher, chief negotiator, taxi driver, head of marketing, customer services, operations and finance.
As entrepreneurs we have to wear loads of hats don't we?
Well this is where The Balanced Entrepreneur podcast comes in!

I want to share some of my story with you, my experiences, advice and tips to help you in your business as well as outside your business.

    Are You Wanting To Hibernate Right Now?

    Are You Wanting To Hibernate Right Now?

    Sometimes in business, it can feel overwhelming. On top of that, the weather is changing for many of us, and it can start to feel harder than usual to get out there and do more for you and your business.
    We’re coming to the end of the year, and the constant hustle, decision-making, and juggling so many responsibilities can take a toll on you. Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to hibernate for a bit. This episode is all about how to take time for yourself and keep the business running.
    Here are the highlights:
    (02:17) It can take its toll on our energy.
    (03:59) Can you take a small pause?
    (04:52) Get those ideas flowing.
    (06:00) It’s all part of the journey!
    (08:31) Be a bit kinder to yourself.
    Connect with Janine:
    https://femalebusinessnetwork.co.uk/
    https://www.instagram.com/femalebusinessnetwork/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/399312945051719
    janine@femalebusinessnetwork.co.uk

    • 10 min
    How to Make the Most out of BIG Events as an Introvert

    How to Make the Most out of BIG Events as an Introvert

    There are lots of amazing events out there right now.
    Business events, conferences, awards, festivals and speaking events. 
    They’re about growing your network, learning new things, getting motivated, and inspired. 
    But, if you are an introvert like me, even the thought of attending those events can stop you from buying your ticket. 
    So, join me as we discover how you can make the most of these big events as an introvert.
    Here are the highlights:
    (1:45) Attending events for introverts
    (5:28) Reducing your anxiety
    (8:50) Managing energy at networking events
    (12:42) Networking and growing your business

    Connect with Janine:
    https://femalebusinessnetwork.co.uk/
    https://www.instagram.com/femalebusinessnetwork/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/399312945051719
    janine@femalebusinessnetwork.co.uk

    • 16 min
    What Do You Want To Achieve?

    What Do You Want To Achieve?

    We are in the last quarter of the year, and it can feel like you are juggling many things. This can feel like a hectic time, with many events and celebrations plus the goals you have to achieve in your business before the end of the year. Additionally, you need to start planning and identifying new targets to lay the right foundation for a successful new year.
    In this episode, I want to make sure you are asking yourself the right questions to stay on top of things and achieve what you want! Listen to find out about simple questions that can guide you through every quarter of your year. 
    Here are the highlights: 
    (03:44) What do we want for our business over the next three months? 
    (05:34) Why do you want to achieve this?
    (09:03) The time, the money, the energy
    (11:17) What are the steps that are going to help you achieve that goal? 
    (15:33) Get those plans laid out!

    Connect with Janine:
    https://femalebusinessnetwork.co.uk/
    https://www.instagram.com/femalebusinessnetwork/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/399312945051719
    janine@femalebusinessnetwork.co.uk

    • 19 min
    Overcoming Burnout To Do Something You Love with Lindsey Fekete

    Overcoming Burnout To Do Something You Love with Lindsey Fekete

    Today, I have the pleasure of chatting with Lindsey from Reach Online Tutoring.
    We talked about Lindsey’s transition from traditional teaching to online tutoring, the ups and downs of her journey, and the unexpected turns life can take.
    If you’ve ever faced a pivotal moment in your career or felt a tad overwhelmed, then I think you’ll relate to this episode.
    Here are the highlights:
    (2:56) Leaving teaching after 21 years.
    (9:42) Work-life balance as a self-employed tutor.
    (17:25) Tutoring business growth and boundaries.
    (30:04) Entrepreneurship, consistency, and passion.
    Connect with Lindsey:
    Website: Reach Online Tutoring
    Facebook: Facebook
    LinkedIn: (13) Lindsey Fekete | LinkedIn

    Connect with Janine:
    https://femalebusinessnetwork.co.uk/
    https://www.instagram.com/femalebusinessnetwork/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/399312945051719
    janine@femalebusinessnetwork.co.uk

    • 40 min
    Challenging Yourself to Grow Your Business Your way, With Nicole Louise Winer

    Challenging Yourself to Grow Your Business Your way, With Nicole Louise Winer

    In today's episode, I’m speaking to Nicole Louise Winer. 
    Nicole mentors online business owners who want to grow their businesses. 
    She hosts memberships, masterminds and one-to-one coaching. 
    We discuss running a business as an introvert, organising your diary, and much more. 
    So, join us. 
    Here are the highlights:
    (2:20) Starting a business
    (5:24) Work-life balance
    (10:20) Networking
    (15:10) Time-blocking
    (9:51) Your comfort zone
    (22:36) Overcoming characteristics
    Connect with Janine:
    https://femalebusinessnetwork.co.uk/
    https://www.instagram.com/femalebusinessnetwork/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/399312945051719
    janine@femalebusinessnetwork.co.uk

    You can connect with Nicole via LinkedIn HERE.
    You can find Nicole’s podcast via her website HERE.

    • 28 min
    In conversation With Hollie Ellis

    In conversation With Hollie Ellis

    In this episode I am joined by Hollie Ellis! 
    We’ll be discussing being an introvert, how to manage work life and home life, self-care and much more.  
    If you want to hear more about Hollie’s journey to being a business owner then this episode is for you.. 
     
    Here are the highlights: 
    (02:30) Introduction 
    (07:24) Building your own brand 
    (10:46) Learning from your mistakes 
    (23:36) Trusting your gut 
    (27:19) Practise helps 
     
    Connect with Janine:
    https://femalebusinessnetwork.co.uk/
    https://www.instagram.com/femalebusinessnetwork/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/399312945051719
    janine@femalebusinessnetwork.co.uk

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Listener198 ,

Highly recommended

Inspirational podcast, great listening and helped me get back on track with my business

Thesmartbear ,

Absolutely fab

Janine’s voice is really calming and friendly which is perfect for her podcast - it’s full of wonderful information and insights into running a business as a busy mum/woman.
I don’t even like listening to podcasts normally but after trying this one, I’m now an avid follower! 5 stars.

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