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The Freelancer's Teabreak

The Freelance Teabreak is a weekly bitesize podcast for you to listen to while you're waiting for the kettle to boil! Full of tips, news and discussion for freelancers, The Freelance Teabreak is bought to you by Emma Cossey from www.FreelanceLifestyle.co.uk

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Are you setting yourself up for a fail?

Are you setting yourself up for a fail? In today's episode, we dive into a common mistake freelancers face when dealing with clients.  Website and blog: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk Mailing list: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk/newsletter Twitter: www.twitter.com/freelance_life 

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13 Mar 2017

Rank #1

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What are your core priorities for 2019?

Happy New Year everyone!  The Freelancer's Teabreak is BACK! I've got a whole year of content planned for you, so keep an eye out for a new episode each week.  This week, the topic is all about identifying your key priorities for your business and life. If you want to take your goal setting further, come join us in the Facebook group (link below) - we're having a Freelance Planning Party!   Read the blog: www.freelacelifestyle.co.uk Join the Lifestash: https://freelancelifestyle.teachable.com Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmacossey/ Join us in the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancelifestyle/ 

4mins

2 Jan 2019

Rank #2

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What will you achieve in the last 90 days of the year?

Ready to finish the year with some conquered goals under your belt? I've got three tips to help you achieve them - and a package for those that need some more accountability!  Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancelifestyle/ Website: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk Email: hello@emmacossey.com

6mins

25 Sep 2018

Rank #3

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Planning for the unexpected as a freelancer

This episode's topic isn't the cheeriest, but it is important - wills and back up plans as a freelancer.  Looking to sort your will? I really liked using Farewill, and this link will get it for £35 https://farewill.com/r/emmacossey-78380. If your situation is more complicated, a lawyer is probably a better option - but make sure you get it done! www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk/newsletter for access to the Facebook group www.twitter.com/freelance_life

3mins

20 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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The importance of celebrating wins

This week, I'm tackling the topic of celebrating wins. Are you being a good boss to yourself? It's so easy to jump from project to project, without stopping and acknowledging the great things you've done. Pour yourself a cuppa and find out why rewarding yourself is essential to success. Read the blog: www.freelacelifestyle.co.uk Join the Lifestash: https://freelancelifestyle.teachable.com Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmacossey/ Join us in the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancelifestyle/

3mins

21 Jan 2019

Rank #5

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Apps for staying focused on your goals

Got your goals but need a little help staying on track? I have the apps for you! Read the blog: www.freelacelifestyle.co.uk Join the Lifestash: https://freelancelifestyle.teachable.com Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmacossey/ Join us in the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancelifestyle/ 

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7 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Visibility, body image and plus size freelancing with Anna Jones

This week, I've got the lovely Anna Jones on for an interview to chat about all things visibility, body image related and plus size freelancing. They key thing we're talking about is not putting off getting visible until you're the perfect size/look/style.  Find Anna here:  Website: https://timetosortit.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annajones.timetosortit/ And find me here: Sign up to the newsletter: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk/newsletter Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancelifestyle/ Where can you find me? My website: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefreelancelifestylers Twitter: www.twitter.com/freelance_life Facebook: www.facebook.com/FreelanceLifestyle 

26mins

5 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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Business Books For People Who Don't Read Business Books

Where to find the books: The Five Second Rule: https://amzn.to/2OpZkpL The Year Of Yes: https://amzn.to/2Ae3jwQ The Four Tendencies: https://amzn.to/2AcG4U2 The Big Leap: https://amzn.to/2PD7EyX Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmacossey/ Join us in the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancelifestyle/ 

7mins

16 Oct 2018

Rank #8

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What to include in your Terms & Conditions

Do you have terms and conditions? If not, pull up a chair - I've got some tips AND a handy template for you! www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk/tandc Sign up to the newsletter: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk/newsletter Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancelifestyle/ Where can you find me? My website: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefreelancelifestylers Twitter: www.twitter.com/freelance_life Facebook: www.facebook.com/FreelanceLifestyle 

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26 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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Three Employed Habits You Shouldn't Drop

If you leave the rat race for the self-employed life, it can be easy to drop all those habits you've developed in employed life. There are some habits you shouldn't drop them! Listen in to find out which... Freelancer's Cookbook: https://thefreelancerscookbook.com/ Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancelifestyle/ Where can you find me? My website: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefreelancelifestylers Twitter: www.twitter.com/freelance_life Facebook: www.facebook.com/FreelanceLifestyle 

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19 Feb 2018

Rank #10

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Three ways to speed up invoice payments

Nobody likes a late payer. Sometimes they’re an inevitable part of freelancing. But I have three tips up my sleeve to help speed up those payments, so you can focus on the fun stuff. T&Cs template:http://www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk/2015/12/freelance-terms-and-conditions/ Crunch Chorus Late Payment templates: https://www.crunch.co.uk/chorus/ Where can you find me? My website: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefreelancelifestylers Twitter: www.twitter.com/freelance_life Facebook: www.facebook.com/FreelanceLifestyle 

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6 Feb 2018

Rank #11

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Five people every freelancer needs in their life

Who is in your freelance gang? Do you agree with my five suggestions? Sign up to the newsletter: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk/newsletter Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancelifestyle/ Where can you find me? My website: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefreelancelifestylers Twitter: www.twitter.com/freelance_life Facebook: www.facebook.com/FreelanceLifestyle 

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26 Feb 2018

Rank #12

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Does the F(reelance) word give you the ick?

In this week's (slightly longer) episode, I touch on the uncomfortable topic of whether to use the term 'freelance' when introducing yourself. What's the perception of freelancers? Is it a term you use? Full blog post here: http://www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk/2017/06/define-freelancer-self-employed-entrepreneur-contractor/ Connect With The Freelance Lifestyle Blog: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/freelance_life Facebook: www.facebook.com/freelancelifestyle Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefreelancelifestyle Facebook Group: Join the Facebook group by signing up to the newsletter! www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk/newsletter

6mins

22 Jun 2017

Rank #13

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How could the Apple Watch help your freelance life?

It's a luxury, but could the Apple watch do more than tell you your time and steps? Listen in for this week's teabreak-length podcast on the benefits of an Apple Watch for freelancers.  Connect With The Freelance Lifestyle Blog: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/freelance_life Facebook: www.facebook.com/freelancelifestyle Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefreelancelifestyle Facebook Group: Join the Facebook group by signing up to the newsletter! www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk/newsletter

4mins

27 Jul 2017

Rank #14

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An interview with Millie's Huts founder Victoria Gunn

Find Millie's Huts online Website: https://milliesbeachhuts.co.uk/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MilliesBeachHuts/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Millies_Huts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/milliesbeachhuts/ Other sites mentioned The Brid (the shed Vicky was working from) www.gilliesandmackay.com/cabins-2 Marnie Makes: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/marniemaurri Connect With The Freelance Lifestyle Blog: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/freelance_life Facebook: www.facebook.com/freelancelifestyle Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefreelancelifestyle Facebook Group: Join the Facebook group by signing up to the newsletter! www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk/newsletter

34mins

13 Jul 2017

Rank #15

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The Freelancer's Teabreak is back!

The Freelancer's Teabreak is back! This episode is a general catch up, and I've got lots more episodes planned for you for the rest of 2018! In this episode: The Freelance Lifestash: https://freelancelifestyle.teachable.com Coaching: http://www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk/work-with-me/coaching-and-mentoring/ Gemma Went's Elevate: https://app.gemmawent.co.uk/a/10177/rWzEv7Nz Join the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancelifestyle/

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18 Sep 2018

Rank #16

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My three favourite Gmail hacks for freelancers

MixMax: https://mixmax.com/ Email Game: http://emailga.me/ Unroll.me: http://unroll.me/ Sign up to the Freelance Lifestyle Newsletter: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk/newsletter Come join the Freelance Lifestyle community! Website/Blog: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk Twitter: www.twitter.com/freelance_life Facebook: www.Facebook.com/freelancelifestyle Coaching website: www.freelancelifestylecoach.co.uk 

5mins

4 May 2017

Rank #17

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How to get motivated (when you really don’t want to work)

We've all been there. Those days when we have a To Do list full of client work, but no motivation to get it done. There are actually lots of ways to get that motivation, and no one method works for everyone. Below are a few suggestions to get your work done. Identify your frog. Regulars in my Facebook group will know my passion for The Frog. The Frog is the awful task you don't want to do, but has to get done asap. The theory is that if you had to eat a big, horrible frog at some point today, it's best to get it out of the way first thing rather than dreading it all day (read more about it in the Eat That Frog book). So identify your frog and get it out of the way. Alternatively, choose the task that will get momentum going. I'm a huge believer in the idea that motivation follows action. So choose a small, enjoyable (but still business-related) task and get it done. In theory, you'll get a little energy boost from completing that first task, and the momentum will start to kick in and make the rest of your day easier. Look at your To Do list and work out what the top three things are that you HAVE to get done today. Then aim to do those. You might find after doing those three you have the momentum to keep going, or you might prefer to finish for the day after that, knowing you've ticked off some priorities. Take the 5 Second Rule approach. I've just finished reading The 5 Second Rule, and it's made a big difference to my unmotivated days. The 5 Second rule is where you countdown from 5-1, and take action. The idea is that counting down from 5 stops you making excuses or allowing feelings to cloud your focus. If you're a Questioner like me (take Gretchen Rubin's quiz to find out), the 5 Second Rule is perfect. Check why you're struggling to get motivated. A difficult client? An overwhelming workload? A lack of self-care? Sometimes a lack of motivation is a sign that we need to check in with ourselves. How do you get motivated on unmotivated days?

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20 Apr 2017

Rank #18

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Brilliant apps, tools and tricks to try in February

Grab your phone, it's time to up your app game! Repurpose: http://repurpose.io/?aff=1394 Unfold App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unfold-story-creator/id1247275033?mt=8 Planoly: https://www.planoly.com/referral/chocolatesforchocoholics (Some of these links are affiliate links, but I only recommend tools I use, and I pay for all of these) Come say hello! My website: www.freelancelifestyle.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/thefreelancelifestylers Twitter: www.twitter.com/freelance_life Facebook: www.facebook.com/FreelanceLifestyle 

4mins

12 Feb 2018

Rank #19

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How to beat overwhelm over your goals

Hey freelancer! How are you getting on with those goals? Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Pour yourself a cuppa - it's time for the Freelancer's Tea break.  Read the blog: www.freelacelifestyle.co.uk Join the Lifestash: https://freelancelifestyle.teachable.com Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmacossey/ Join us in the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freelancelifestyle/

3mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #20