The Embodied Podcast is supporting people in creating honest, more sustainable and feminist businesses that redefine success and center community through interviews with like minded folk, how to guides and exploratory shares.
I am a web designer, small business mentor and tech fairy who helps people start and run small businesses that are fun to work in and make enough money for things that matter.
#56 Why your undivided attention is so precious
I've felt like recording some thoughts on why our undivided attention matters so much in building a small business. I've had more time to think than I've had for a while in March and I realised that I really want to give myself more spaciousness in my work. Not only because it feels nice, but also because it simply is a more effective way of being in the world. Here is what I talked about:
How I decluttered my home, digital space and business
Where I see the value in giving undivided attention to some things and not to others
Where I am at after leaving social media for good three months ago
What I think we need in order to be able to learn, create and adapt now and in the future
Here is the Questioning Social Media Class I mentioned: https://yarrowdigital.com/questioning-social-media-class/
You can sign up for the free web design workshop on April 13th here: https://yarrowdigital.com/intro-do-diy-web-design-workshop/
and here is more info as well as the waitlist for the Embodied Business Community: https://yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/
#55 How to prepare for a web design project
I've had some time to think about my work as a web designer this month, about my approach, my portfolio and about how things have changed over the years. Taking stock was wonderful and it has shown me how I still really love working with people at the beginning of their business journey. If that's you and you are thinking about creating your own website then this episode is hopefully going to be a useful stepping stone. Here is what I talked about:
The key questions I ask all my clients before drafting some ideas for them
How I choose the right software for each project
What I find helpful for structuring a new site and writing copy
What kind of research might help you gather ideas
I mentioned my new web design course, which you can take in your own time or do together with me and a group of people in May, learn more here: https://yarrowdigital.com/web-design-adventure-course/
On April 13th I am also offering a free interactive workshop that you can bring any and all questions to: https://yarrowdigital.com/intro-do-diy-web-design-workshop/
#54 Why we really have to let go of perfectionism & the need to please everyone
are you trying to create something that everyone will love? Are you hesitating to make and launch your thing because it might not be perfect? Then I really hope this episode is the kick in the butt you need. Here is what I've shared about:
What I found out when I looked through six years of blog posts and podcast episodes
Why it took me two years to update my web design course
Why it's so important that we don't let perfectionism hold us back
How to let go of self-consciousness
Some hard questions we can ask ourselves to stop people pleasing right now
Gosh, I almost feel a weight of my shoulders after having said these things out loud. I'm okay! You're okay! We can do our things and some people will love it while some don't and that's okay.
Enjoy and please keep making your thing!
#53 How to build more resilience into your business
thanks for your patience on my next episode!
As you might have heard I have broken my leg on new year's eve, so this year so far has been a great lesson in taking it slow and really thinking about the foundations of my business and how they stabilise me. I have talked about this before, but between the pandemic and my accident I have really wanted to revisit the subject of resilience for small business and share some ideas. Here is what I talk about in this episode:
-A key question I think we should all ask ourselves to identify where we need more resilience
-What it can look like to make space for restructuring and evolution in your work
-Some thoughts on insurance and risk mitigation
-Working in cycles, making space for the unexpected and staying in touch with our numbers
-Why building a list and having different income streams is so important
Enjoy and let me know what you think!
#52 Business Dreams for 2021 & the Embodied Business Community is open
happy new year! This is a short and sweet solo episodes with some updates on business dreams for 2021. I shared:
- That I broke my leg and will be in a cast for 4-6 months
- What this means for my business, what I am hoping to learn and how it's changed the way I think about priorities and sustainability
- An invitation for all of us to celebrate the ground work that is already done before we rush into new year's resolutions
- Thoughts on making the most of this season by resting and dreaming intentionally
- An invitation to join the Embodied Business Community here: yarrowdigital.com/diy-business-school/
#51 Shifting the ways in which we engage with numbers in our businesses
I am coming your way with a little solo episode about shifting the way we relate to numbers in our businesses.
This time of the year is usually so much about planning - income goals for next year, reflections on this year, thinking about where we're at and if it's "good enough". For some of us this is right, but I wanted to share some reflections around how we might shift our relationship to numbers and goals in a way that feels good. Amongst other things I talked about:
Lowering the bar way down for the sake of our wellbeing
A trick I use when I think I don't get "enough" likes
The questions I ask myself to come to clarity with my financial numbers
How I track my time
Some thoughts around "valuable investments" in my business
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