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 > Make it Happen feature interviews from business experts and other side-hustlers who share their stories and tools to help you level up your business. You’ll also find mentoring episodes where I help side-hustlers find the most impactful way to build their business and make a plan to help them get there.
If you're a side-hustler who wants to create a more meaningful lifestyle through growing your creative business, you're in the right place. Grab a cuppa and join me every Monday for a chat.
 Menopause & mental health struggles as a creative business owner with Karen Arthur
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-struggles-as-a-creative-business-owner
 5 steps to making a marketing plan you can actually stick to
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 create a marketing plan you can actually stick to.
Full show notes: https://www.josephinebrooks.co.uk/blog/5-steps-to-making-a-marketing-plan-you-can-stic
 Tracking your menstrual cycle & planning around your period
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/
 5 ways to plan more effectively during uncertain times
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.
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Full show notes: https://www.josephinebrooks.co.uk/blog/5-ways-to-plan-more-effectively-during-uncertain-times
[76b] A meditation for calm and connection with Kam Lota
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 backing music.
Show notes: https://www.josephinebrooks.co.uk/blog/meditation-and-mindfulness-for-business-owners-with-kam-lota
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[76a] Meditation and mindfulness for business owners, with Kam Lota
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.josephinebrooks.co.uk/blog/meditation-and-mindfulness-for-business-owners-with-kam-lota
Follow us on Instagram here: @Soul_Kami and @JosephinePBrooks