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Just Start: How to get motivated and build momentum

StartUp Creative - Your go-to source for straight-up business advice

Release Date: 10/07/2021

In conversation with podcaster & author Alexis Fernandez, DYFM show art In conversation with podcaster & author Alexis Fernandez, DYFM

StartUp Creative - Your go-to source for straight-up business advice

On today's episode I spoke to Alexis Fernadez, author and podcast host of DYFM.    is a neuroscientist, mindset coach, best-selling author and host of Do You F*****g Mind? - a podcast that mixes neuroscience, psychology and tough love altogether. Alexis started the podcast halfway through her masters degree in neuroscience as a way to be able to share what she was learning and as a way to connect with an audience who wanted to work on themselves. We recently met on the Make Your Mark: How to market your business online event in collaboration with Squarespace. Alexis shares so...

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What's comparison got to do with it? show art What's comparison got to do with it?

StartUp Creative - Your go-to source for straight-up business advice

On today's episode I dive into a popular topic for many creative entrepreneurs; comparison. I share a personal experience I had with comparing myself to others' success and the tools I use to help me avoid a negative downward spiral of self-doubt. I share some insights into how we can use comparison as a positive on our business journey to help us realign our goals and dreams and start working towards them as well as tips for catching the negative side of comparison so as to not sabotage ourselves. 

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In conversation with author Amy Lovat show art In conversation with author Amy Lovat

StartUp Creative - Your go-to source for straight-up business advice

On today's podcast I caught up with a long time client, friend and fellow author Amy Lovat. You may recognise her from Secret Book Club, a business she started with her partner years ago. Amy shares her incredible journey to accomplishing a 30 year dream of becoming a published author. She shares very generously about how she took 11 years to write her first novel, the mindset and support she leant on to  keep her going when she wanted to give up. We dive into the inspiration behind her debut novel 'Mistakes and Other Lovers' and her advice for creatives striving to...

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In conversation with Daniel Flynn, THANKYOU show art In conversation with Daniel Flynn, THANKYOU

StartUp Creative - Your go-to source for straight-up business advice

Today’s guest is Daniel Flynn, co founder of Thankyou, a business I was fortunate enough to come across many years ago when they first started out as Thankyou Water. Since then Daniel and his team have built a globally recognised social enterprise on a mission to end extreme poverty. In this episode Daniel shares the journey they’ve taken to reimagine their business model many times over. From expanding into products, taking on the big supermarkets to get stocked, harnessing the power of social media and their audience to support their mission and more recently taking the company to the...

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How to Start a Side Hustle With Kaylene Langford show art How to Start a Side Hustle With Kaylene Langford

StartUp Creative - Your go-to source for straight-up business advice

In today's episode I share the story about how I landed my first book deal that led to me writing 'How to Start a Side Hustle' in 2020 and advice for people looking to pitch to publishers for those looking to get their own publishing deal.    I also go through each chapter of the book and share my author notes, bonus tips to help you get started and how to use the book to get started on your idea.    Tune in for a guided tour of the process I took to write the book and tips on exactly where to start on your side hustle journey.    You can...

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In conversation with Claire, ACID.FLWRS show art In conversation with Claire, ACID.FLWRS

StartUp Creative - Your go-to source for straight-up business advice

On today’s episode I caught up with the genius creative mind behind one of my favourite businesses ACID.FLWRS, Claire Muller. Claire shares her startup story that took her on a journey from Perth to London and eventually her home today Sydney Australia. She shares the lessons learnt from changing career paths, working for an innovative startup with small budgets with working for leading startup Airtasker. Her insight into finding which path to follow, facing a life changing moment that put life on hold and figuring out what to do next before. Claire started ACID.FLWRS, as a side hustle,...

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In conversation with Evi O show art In conversation with Evi O

StartUp Creative - Your go-to source for straight-up business advice

This week I had the absolute pleasure of talking to the award winning designer and founder of her own studio Evi O. A well known expert in the design space who delivered a keynote presentation at Semi Permanent Sydney in 2023 as well as Creative Mornings Sydney and The Design Conference in Queensland. Evi's studio specialises in publications, brands and creative collaborations that have won her multiple awards. Evi shares an abundance of information and insights into the behind the scenes of what it takes to build a successful creative company, from finances and...

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How to start a successful podcast for your business show art How to start a successful podcast for your business

StartUp Creative - Your go-to source for straight-up business advice

On today's episode I caught up with Lyndal Harris from Podcast VA who truly is an expert in her field. With many years of experience in starting and scaling podcasts, the StartUp Creative show included, Lyndal holds a wealth of knowledge on what it takes to launch a successful podcast.    In this episode I ask Lyndal some of the FAQ's I get about when and how to start a podcast as well as her practical tips and advice on the technical side of things. If you've been looking to start a podcast for yourself and/or your business, this episode will teach you everything you need to know to...

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In conversation with James Parr show art In conversation with James Parr

StartUp Creative - Your go-to source for straight-up business advice

It was an absolute joy to have James Parr, disability advocate, model and athlete on the show. James shares his incredible life story with such openness, honesty and lightheartedness that it was hard to keep then conversation to an hour. In the episode you’ll learn how James became an amputee at age 21, went from a social worker to runway model in the space of a few years and an insight into how he keeps positive and keeps creating the life of his dreams despite the multiple challenges he has faced. A fun, inspiring and truly courageous conversation and an honour to share it here on the...

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In conversation with Hannah, Rainbow History Class show art In conversation with Hannah, Rainbow History Class

StartUp Creative - Your go-to source for straight-up business advice

Hannah is the Author of her first book, Rainbow History Class- your entry into LGBTQ+ history, sharing queer and trans stories from Ancient civilisations all the way up to the internet. In this inspiring conversation Hannah and I discuss who gets to record and tell history and how diversity in gender and sexual orientation can often be excluded from the narrative. Hannah also offers tips and insights into building her social media audience and making viral videos with millions of views as well as the process behind landing her first book deal and writing. Check out her work here...

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This episode is a little pep talk to get you out of that funk you’re in. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one. Did you know that 92% of people don’t achieve their new year's goals? It’s really not a surprise, because implementing change and new habits is hard and most people who set out to achieve something don’t achieve it on their first go.

You’ve probably been sitting there dreaming up these incredible plans and writing out your goals yet you struggle to push it over the line. Today I chat about the 5 steps of change and provide you with some hacks to overcome your limited beliefs and how you can continue visualising your end goal to get you to where you want to be.

Remember to keep riding the momentum of those dreams and goals that make you feel good.