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Hi! My name is Saskia de Feijter and welcome to the Pattern Shift podcast. In this podcast, I support overwhelmed small business owners in the fiber and needlecraft industry, helping them set up and organize their businesses for growth and personal well-being. Together, we can be a force for good and a counterbalance to fast fashion, helping makers craft garments and accessories slowly and more sustainably. You can be part of that change and make a profit in the process.

Location:

Netherlands

Description:

Hi! My name is Saskia de Feijter and welcome to the Pattern Shift podcast. In this podcast, I support overwhelmed small business owners in the fiber and needlecraft industry, helping them set up and organize their businesses for growth and personal well-being. Together, we can be a force for good and a counterbalance to fast fashion, helping makers craft garments and accessories slowly and more sustainably. You can be part of that change and make a profit in the process.

Language:

English

Contact:

0641759707


Episodes

#77 - Unraveling your Business Identity pt 2. Your Customer’s Identity

2/15/2024
SUMMARY In this episode, we explore the intricate world of establishing a unique business identity in the textile craft market. The key, I emphasize, is standing out authentically amid saturation. I advocate aligning personal values with business ethos and guide listeners through the transition from crafter to successful business owner. We focus on two vital aspects: your identity as a business owner and your customer's identity. Understanding the passion-driven nature of the textile craft industry, I stress the importance of identifying your ideal customer to create a sustainable business model. The episode addresses challenges in this industry, like customer perspectives on pricing, urging honesty and a holistic approach. A step-by-step process to find your business identity is outlined, emphasizing individuality and alignment with your customer's identity. FULL SHOW-NOTES WITH TAKEAWAYS https://www.patternshift.fm GET ON THE LIST for updates and actionable tips! BEST QUOTE FROM THE EPISODE "If you're honest and true to yourself, you'll feel good about what you do. You won't step out of boundaries, you will be honest and true." LINKS NotionBullet Journal MethodIdentify your Identity WorksheetSign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:37:56

#76 - Unraveling your Business Identity - pt 1. Your Identity

2/1/2024
SUMMARY Hey, it's Saskia de Feijter, your guide on Pattern Shift. In this episode, I share my 16 years of experience in textile crafts and marketing, taking you on a journey from crafter to empowered business owner. We dive deep into the importance of standing out authentically in the market, steering clear of trends, and embracing your unique identity. I highlight the need to align personal values, understand customer needs, and create a sustainable business model. Don't miss out on the free PDF for self-discovery prompts and the opportunity to sign up for Pattern Shift updates and join the Ja, Wol Business Circle. Let's explore the transformative power of individuality in the creative business landscape together. FULL SHOW-NOTES WITH TAKEAWAYS https://www.patternshift.fm GET ON THE LIST for updates and actionable tips! BEST QUOTE FROM THE EPISODE "Don't forget that what is popular and what you see a lot of can become boring very fast. Be yourself, and your uniqueness will endure." LINKS NotionBullet Journal MethodIdentify your Identity WorksheetCONNECT WITH SASKIA website https://www.patte Sign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:29:50

#75 - Threaded Intentions: A 3 Step Plan to Launch Your Year with Focus

1/18/2024
SUMMARY In this episode, I'll be taking you through my three-step process to reflect on the past year and set intentions for the upcoming one. We'll delve into both personal and business aspects, emphasizing the importance of a holistic approach. I'll be sharing insights into my use of the Year Compass, a practical tool guiding a deep dive into significant events and creating a compass for the new year. We'll then explore my daily practice as a bullet journalist, unraveling the mindfulness practice cleverly disguised as a productivity system, emphasizing the power of reflection and intention-setting. As a bonus, I'm excited to announce my certification as a bullet journalist and share details about upcoming workshops. To wrap things up, we'll discuss potential ways to support the podcast's growth and evolution. I've always been an early adopter and early let-go-er, which means I like to try things. I've tried Patreon but felt like I had to run another community while I already run the Ja, Wol Community. Now that podcast subscriptions are new on the scene, I'm trying these two 1. Apple Podcast subscription - super easy with two clicks and anonymous for those that use the apple app. Monthly or yearly. One amount. 4,- 2. Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription - one click, fill out your bank details. Monthly. Choose your amount from 3,- and up. Leave your name and get a shoutout (if y Sign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:29:35

Bonus episode - Why I'm Returning to Instagram after breaking the chain 2 years ago...

12/14/2023
Returning to Instagram after a two-year hiatus was no easy task. Let me, Saskia de Feijter, guide you through my journey of finding my social media footing again, and how I managed to balance business goals with personal values. I'll share my reasons for initially disconnecting and the enlightening course that sparked my decision to experiment with Instagram again. Ever thought about approaching marketing with minimalism? That's exactly what we'll explore in the second segment. By aligning marketing strategies with personal values and making mindful decisions about social media consumption, I've been able to achieve a minimalist presence on Instagram. I'll share my secrets, the tools I use like Otter, and hopefully inspire you to consider alternative ways to market your business and reclaim control of your social media use. The final segment delves into the art of crafting an effective Instagram strategy that aligns with your values and goals. We'll discuss creating a visually appealing and informative Instagram grid, achieving a brand presence, and balancing the pros and cons of the platform. For those eager to learn more, I'll share details about a helpful workshop and mailing list. The key takeaway here is the importance of making conscious choices and staying connected in a way that's right for you. Join me as we navigate the Instagram landscape together. Sign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:42:33

#74 - Fun Funds Framework; Quick Cash Hacks for Crafting a Growth Budget in the New Year

12/7/2023
FUN FUNDS FRAMEWORK + COUNTDOWN TRACKER - FREE DOWNLOAD SUMMARY Ever wondered how much your business could save by adopting some simple yet super effective strategies? Well, I've got the lowdown for you in our latest episode, where we unravel the art of freeing up cash for your business in just three months. Trust me, it's a game-changer! In this episode, we're all about setting clear goals and celebrating even the tiniest wins. Join me as we explore how getting organized, connecting with others, embracing a healthier lifestyle, and making sustainable choices can have a massive impact on your finances. Feeling a bit lost when it comes to spotting those hidden benefits in your daily spending? No worries! Let's dive deep into preparing for savings and I'll teach you how to uncover those hidden gems. We're talking tracking spending, scrutinizing expenses, and maintaining a sturdy budget. And guess what? I've got four key areas where you can seriously cut costs: organizing and decluttering, meal prepping, recycling for cash, and trimming down on those phone apps and memberships. Oh, and I'll spill the beans on how connections can be your secret weapon. Think swapping festive outfits with friends instead of splurging on new ones – it's all about tracking your savings and putting those relationships first. But wait, there's more! Let's chat about business growth while keeping those savings in mind. I've got the inside scoop on how minor changes in transportation, housing, health, and sustainability can result in major savings tha Sign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:42:30

#73 - Crafting Revolution: A Conversation with Betsy Greer on Craftivism and Intentional Business

11/23/2023
What happens when crafting collides with activism? Craftivism. Join Saskia de Vaiter and author Betsy Greer as we unravel this powerful concept and its effect on creative entrepreneurs. We dive into how craftivism is not only transformative for individuals but a vehicle for fostering sustainable connections and growth on both personal and business levels. We share real-life experiences of navigating the discomfort of marketing and selling, emphasizing authenticity as the beacon guiding us through. A turning point in many creative journeys comes from a place of trauma, self-doubt, or pain. Through the lens of the punk DIY mindset, we discuss the therapeutic power of crafting in overcoming these hurdles. Crafting becomes a pipeline for building confidence, connecting with others, and ultimately, making a difference. Here, we explore the significance of valuing your own work and expertise, sharing our personal approaches towards income generation, branding, and marketing within the crafting community. The art of making is revolutionary—an act that disrupts systems and creates change. We delve into how making intentional, value-aligned decisions can bring about this revolution. As we discuss sustainable decision-making strategies, we reflect on the demands of conforming to marketing strategies and the need to carve your path. Lastly, we look at craftivism through the lens of wardrobe creation, the power of small actions, and how crafting can revolutionize not only your life but your connections with others. Join us in this enriching conversation that's sure to leave you inspired and empowered. Sign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:51:43

#72 Reframing Your Marketing with Simon Batchelar: Ethical and Unconventional Approaches for Crafters

11/9/2023
What if marketing wasn't about pushing sales, but about engaging and empowering your audience? Ponder that as you join Simon Batchelor and myself on this riveting journey down the road less taken in marketing strategies. Together, we'll uncover the secrets of ethical and effective marketing, painting a picture of a world where marketing is not only authentic and fun but also resonates deeply with the audience, encouraging them to become active participants in the buying process. Our conversation covers a spectacular range of topics, from the power of customer-centric marketing to the challenges and realities of social media marketing. We'll challenge the traditional goal-focused marketing perspectives, introducing the concept of viewing marketing from the client's eyes. Simon and I dig deep into brand portrayal, content creation, and the game of numbers that is social media. We'll guide you on how to navigate this minefield, highlighting the importance of genuine engagement and community building over simply growing your follower count. In the latter half, we shift focus to the power of email marketing, discussing how this often-overlooked strategy can provide a more direct and personal link to your audience compared to social media. We'll also delve into the intriguing concepts of the 'helping others industry' and the 'kindness economy', exploring how these relate to ethical marketing. The conversation wraps up with a deep dive into the shift to slow fashion and how all these marketing strategies can be used to strike a meaningful chord with your audience. So gear up to revolutionize your marketing approach, making it a journey as authe Sign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:50:54

#71 From Hobbyist to Professional: Embracing Your Weirdness for Creative Growth with Mark Steadman

10/26/2023
Ready to unlock the secrets of optimizing creativity and productivity in your business? Brace yourself for a transformative journey with our special guest, Mark Steadman, the mastermind behind Creative Workflows. Together, we'll explore the labyrinth of the creative process, highlighting the challenges faced by creative entrepreneurs and shedding light on how they can thrive sustainably. You'll learn how to leverage your inherent creativity to manage your business, and how technology can be a valuable ally in this endeavor. We'll also underline the importance of carving out time for planning, organizing, and immersing in what truly fuels our passion - our craft. Curious about how a bullet journal could be your ultimate mindfulness tool? We'll show you how this ingenious method can help you bring order to unstructured information. You'll understand why a robust system is the lifeline of creativity, and how it can catapult creative entrepreneurs towards an organized and productive state. We’ll also discuss the power of structured systems to expedite task-switching, helping you make the most out of your precious time and energy. Finally, we'll guide you towards building a system for organizing and storing creativity-related knowledge. Join us as we discuss Mark's experience with releasing music during the Internet’s nascent stage and how a centralized knowledge repository can be a game-changer. You'll learn about the surprising ways limitations can ignite creativity and how carving out time can amplify your creative prowess. You'll also gain insights into the role creativity plays in business and how you can leverage creative thinking to ho Sign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:59:55

#70 Crafting Connections: The Power of Content Creation for Small Businesses

10/12/2023
Imagine being able to transform your small business into a powerhouse of engaging content, easily and without stress! This week, we dive into the world of content creation for small businesses, unraveling the mysteries of storytelling and its role in establishing a deeper connection with your customers. We'll walk you through the labyrinth of emails, blogs, and podcasts, coaching you on how to effectively discuss your products' benefits, why you chose them, and the values they represent. What if you could make your content creation process more efficient? We've got you covered! Our episode delves into strategies for generating content that can be shared across multiple platforms with just a few hours of work each week. We also emphasize the need to let your unique perspective and insights shine through your content. By the end of this podcast, you'll be able to rise above the day-to-day swamp of business operations and become more visible, propelling your business forward. So tune in, and let's start creating some outstanding content together! FULL SHOW-NOTES WITH TAKEAWAYS https://www.patternshift.fm GET ON THE LIST for updates and actionable tips! BEST QUOTE FROM THE EPISODE "Consistency is essential in content creation; even small steps count" LINKS NotionBullet Journal MethodSign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:32:19

#69 - Prioritise You: Crafting a Healthy Business with Personal Intentions

9/28/2023
"In my daily life, I play numerous roles, including that of a mom, spouse, entrepreneur, friend, student, teacher, and patient. Each of these personas demands specific attention and care. Without a clear plan of action, I would often feel overwhelmed, struggling to prioritize tasks effectively. I vividly recall a time when my daily routine left me feeling drained and unexcited about my business. I would open my shop, feeling weighed down and directionless. I took on tasks as they came, without a strategic plan, resulting in stagnation. Despite having knowledge and ideas about what I should be doing to grow my business, exhaustion and lack of direction held me back." This excerpt touches on the challenges of balancing multiple roles and the impact of not having a clear plan in both personal and business life. It sets the stage for the importance of personal intentions in achieving clarity and focus. FULL SHOW-NOTES WITH TAKEAWAYS https://www.ja-wol.com/blogs/podcast/69 BEST QUOTE FROM THE EPISODE "A healthy and happy person is a better business owner." LINKS NotionBullet Journal MethodDISCOUNT CODEHERECONNECT WITH SASKIA website https://www.patternshift.fm community https://community.ja-wol.com e-mail info@ja-wol.com Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:16:22

#68 - Creatively Navigating Storms: Managing Small Business Stress

9/21/2023
Ever been left picking up the pieces after chaos struck your business? Listen in as I, Saskia, share firsthand experiences of weathering the unpredictable storms of podcasting and running a business. From managing a bustling yarn shop to juggling multiple newsletters and a thriving community, I'm here to reveal the systems and strategies I've devised to navigate these hectic waters with calm and grace. Through tales of forgotten yarn orders and unexpected business hurdles, we'll uncover the true importance of being present and how it factored into my journey of business growth and mastering time management. Learn how I reshaped my business approach after an incident at my yarn shop, and how thoughtful planning and system-building can create much-needed breathing space in any business environment. Plus, hear about my unique work routine and my upcoming adventure - a trip to a business hippie summer camp near Brighton! Finally, let's delve into managing stress in a supportive business environment and the secrets to staying afloat in times of crisis. We'll explore why understanding our strengths and weaknesses is a worthy investment of time and money, and how immersing ourselves in our subject matter can help us find focus and energy in times of chaos. On that note, I'll share some handy tools and tips that have helped me manage time and prepare for unexpected events. Join me as we embrace the art of mindful business management and hopefully learn how to face challenging moments with grace and resilience. FULL SHOW-NOTES WITH TAKEAWAYS https://www.ja-wol.com/blogs/podcast BEST QUOTE FROM THE EPISODE Sign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:40:56

#67 - Striking the Perfect Balance: Business and Personal Life in the Summer Season

8/31/2023
Take Notes for Next Season Hey there, it's your host Saskia, and I'm back with another episode of Pattern Shift. Today, I'm excited to share some valuable insights from fellow creative entrepreneurs about how they approach their businesses during the summer months. Summer is often seen as a time to relax and take a break, but how does that translate into the world of business? Let's dive in and hear what some of our guests have to say. FULL SHOW-NOTES WITH TAKEAWAYS https://www.patternshift.com (link to specific page on website, but keep this url as the ‘word’ above the link) BEST QUOTE FROM THE EPISODE Summer allows me to work outdoors and brings a different rhythm to my artistic practice." - Natasa Heydra LINKS Reframing Marketing by Simon BatchelorJWC MembershipUse my Flodesk 50% off DISCOUNT CODE (affiliate link) DOWNLOAD the Core Focus Compass HERE CONNECT WITH {guest} www.heynatasa.comhttps://annabauer.sehttps://making-stories.comSign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:50:06

#66 - Level Up Your Business: Insights from Program Alumni

7/20/2023
Hey there, welcome to this awesome episode of our podcast! Today, we've got a burning question to tackle: "Is the Ja, Wol Business Circle program the right fit for you?" If you're thinking of joining the next cohort in September, we've got something super cool for you – two fantastic businesses that have been through the program will spill the beans on their experiences! So, let's meet our rockstar guests – Grace Whowell and Mariken Koning, both program alumni with totally different stories to share. Grace is a seasoned pro in the needle craft industry, and Mariken is just getting her entrepreneurial journey started. Though the program isn't tailored for startups, it lays a solid foundation for newcomers. If you're serious about leveling up your business, you can't miss this episode! Seats are limited for the September cohort, and we've got some sweet early bird price discounts waiting for you. So, if you're ready to rock your entrepreneurial journey, let's dive in and unlock those secrets of success together! Let's go! 🚀 FULL SHOW-NOTES WITH TAKEAWAYS https://www.patternshift.com BEST QUOTES FROM THE EPISODE LINKS Use my Flodesk 50% off Sign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:47:52

#65 - Bending Time: How to Manage Energy for Productivity with Kim Witten

7/6/2023
The big question on this episode is; How do we bend time our way? Can we make more of it so we can get out of overwhelm and stress. I’ve invited my friend and coach Kim Witten because she’s the perfect partner for a hilarious but insightful journey through linguistics and philosophy. Which are all fancy words for we have a lot of fun figuring out an the issue of never having enough time and how to deal with it. In this episode Kim and I give you a three step process for getting out of the thick of it. So you can reach out of the overwhelm storm and grabbing onto something practical and steady. By managing energy and being intentional about how we use our time. We discuss the importance of pausing, assessing, and setting rituals to get into the mindset of bending time to our needs. I share how I optimised my day by discovering my natural circadian rhythm and finding what energises me. Kim emphasises the importance of managing energy over time and gives examples of how she rearranged her day to align with her energetic peak. We do metaphors like no other but they all lead to pretty solid insights. So hang on for a fun ride. FULL SHOW-NOTES WITH TAKEAWAYS https://www.patternshift.com BEST QUOTE FROM THE EPISODE "If we manage our energy, the time part just takes care of itself." - Kim Witten LINKS Use my Flodesk 50% off DISCOUNT CODE DOWNLOAD the Core Focus Compass HERE Book by Matthew Walker, “Why We Sleep” Sign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:47:37

#64 - Transform Your Small Business Mindset with the Power of Decluttering

6/22/2023
Ready to conquer that overwhelming clutter and skyrocket your small business productivity? Join me, Saskia de Feijter, as I reveal the secret to unlocking your mental clarity and focus through decluttering your workspace. Say goodbye to the myth that creative chaos fuels inspiration and discover how tidying up can actually boost your motivation and creativity. In this PatternShift episode, we dive into the life-changing Konmari philosophy and William Morris's quote as powerful tools to declutter and maintain an organised workspace. Be prepared to transform your mindset for business success, and learn the importance of looking beyond physical tasks and nurturing a supportive environment. Don't miss out on these actionable tips and expert insights that can elevate your business to new heights! FULL SHOWNOTES WITH TAKEAWAYS www.patternshift.fm BEST QUOTE FROM THE EPISODE "Mindset is an important factor in achieving a clutter-free workspace and creating healthy work habits." LINKS Use my Flodesk 50% off DISCOUNT CODE DOWNLOAD the Core Focus Compass HERE CONNECT WITH SASKIA website www.ja-wol.com e-mail info@ja-wol.com Sign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:30:51

#63 - Taking yourself seriously as a business owner, with Cal Patch

6/8/2023
Are you taking yourself seriously as a business owner, do you set boundaries, are you being professional, It’s time to start owning the tasks that come with running your business, to stop feeling icky around business terms and accepting what you need to know about your needs and applying business strategies in order to balance and grow your personal and business life. How business-y do you need to be? In this episode, I'm talking to designer, maker, and teacher Cal Patch who's specialising in drafting your own patterns. Cal shares her journey from teaching for free to becoming an entrepreneur and how she still really doesn't use business terms, although she really IS an entrepreneur. FULL SHOW-NOTES WITH TAKEAWAYS https://www.patternshift.com BEST QUOTE FROM THE EPISODE "We kind of organically flow into this business and pick some things up along the way.” -Cal Patch; Author, Designer, Teacher CONNECT WITH CAL PATCH website www.calpatch.com CONNECT WITH SASKIA website www.ja-wol.com e-mail info@ja-wol.com LINKS Use my Flodesk 50% off DISCOUNT CODE DOWNLOAD the Core Focus Compass HERE SUBSCRIBE TO PATTERN SHIFT GET MAIL HERE! HOW TO SUPPORT the podcast 1️⃣ SUPPORT IN THE BACKGR Sign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:52:55

#62 - A Smaller Life is now: PATTERN SHIFT

5/25/2023
As you might have heard in the last episode I did with my friend Zoe Edwards, A Smaller Life is evolving into a podcast that is similar but a bit different. I was always talking to and with crafters and business owners in the field, from now on I will focus more on providing business owners in the needlecraft industry with practical business insights and actionable tips to help you get out of the pull of the day-to-day swamp. It will however still be interesting for crafters to see behind the curtains of businesses like yours. And I'm hoping that both crafters and business owners will send me voice messages ☞ and emails with their ideas and questions. So I can make my episodes even more to the point and helpful. Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:06:02

#61 - “Our podcast evolution: How Zoe and Saskia support their business and listeners + BIG NEWS”

5/11/2023
In this episode, podcast hosts Zoe Edwards of Check Your Thread and myself discuss how we approach our podcasts and how we make it work for our businesses. We talk about how we’ve shifted our focus over time and how our podcasts have evolved along with our businesses. We also discuss advertising and how it may or may not fit into our podcast and business models. And… there’s a big change a-commin’. I will reveal all in this episode. FULL SHOW NOTES WITH TAKEAWAYS https://www.asmallerlife.com/61 BEST QUOTES FROM THE EPISODE LINKS Use my Flodesk 50% off DISCOUNT CODE Unsplash DOWNLOAD the Core Focus Compass HERE CONNECT WITH ZOE www.checkyourthread.com CONNECT WITH SASKIA @ A SMALLER LIFE + JA, WOL website www.asmallerlife.com community https://community.ja-wol.come-mail info@ja-wol.com SUBSCRIBE TO A SMALLER LIFE Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:36:21

#60 - Pilar Letelier of Cabeza de Alfiler - Overcoming the fear of Copy Cats, using the Power of Branding and Peer Support

5/4/2023
On this episode of A Smaller Life, Pilar and Saskia discuss several key aspects of running a creative business. They emphasize the importance of having a clear vision for your business, delegating tasks to others, and finding support from peers. They also address the fear of being copied by competitors and suggest owning your brand as the best way to combat this. Finally, they highlight the importance of having a strong sense of purpose and working towards it with passion and dedication. FULL SHOWNOTES WITH TAKEAWAYS https://www.asmallerlife.com/60 BEST QUOTES FROM THE EPISODE LINKS Use my Flodesk 50% off DISCOUNT CODE DOWNLOAD the Core Focus Compass HERE CONNECT WITH PILAR https://cabezadealfiler.cl CONNECT WITH SASKIA @ A SMALLER LIFE + JA, WOL website www.asmallerlife.com community https://community.ja-wol.come-mail info@ja-wol.co Sign up for mails: https://jawol.myflodesk.com/patternshift Become a member: https://community.ja-wol.com/ Hi, I'm here with a quick reminder to tell you that the Ja, Wol Business Circle, the new cohort, starts the first week of March. The early bird prices are now up on the website. So if you are ready to get to work with me, get shit done in your business., this is the time! Go to www.ja-wol.com or www.patternshift.fm and find all the information you need about the Ja, Wol Business Circle. I hope you will join becSupport the show ☆☆☆ ☆ SUPPORT THE SHOW ☆ If you appreciate the free content and the work we put into this podcast, consider showing your support in a way that feels right to you. This could be by sharing episodes with friends, signing up for our newsletter, or making a small monthly contribution through clicking the Support the show link, or -when you are listening via Apple podcast- click the subscription button and get monthly bonus episodes. Your support keeps the podcast going and aligns with the values we share. Thank you for being a part of this movement! Apple Podcast subscription Buzzsprout (my podcast platform) subscription ☆ JOIN THE WAITING LIST ☆ for the March cohort of the Ja, Wol Business Program! ☞ GET BI-WEEKLY ACTIONABLE BUSINESS TIPS AND INSIGHTS & EPISODE UPDATES ☜...

Duration:00:56:58

#59 - "The Art of Deliberate Choice: Crafting a more Sustainable Wardrobe with a Philosophical Mindset"

4/20/2023

Duration:00:39:09