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Creatively Human is a podcast for online business owners and creatives, with conversations that dive deep into why we do what we do, the struggles and wins we face along the way, and how we fit it all into the kind of life we want to live. Plus a few solo episodes from me on the simultaneously rewarding and challenging experience of online business, creativity and entrepreneurship. My hope for this podcast is simple: that we can connect with each other as humans living life and doing business in a creative way. I’m Ruth Poundwhite, and I’ve been running my online business in some form since 2008. I’m all about creating and growing businesses that are not only profitable, but that truly fit around our lives and values. Find more at ruthpoundwhite.com

Creatively Human is a podcast for online business owners and creatives, with conversations that dive deep into why we do what we do, the struggles and wins we face along the way, and how we fit it all into the kind of life we want to live. Plus a few solo episodes from me on the simultaneously rewarding and challenging experience of online business, creativity and entrepreneurship. My hope for this podcast is simple: that we can connect with each other as humans living life and doing business in a creative way. I’m Ruth Poundwhite, and I’ve been running my online business in some form since 2008. I’m all about creating and growing businesses that are not only profitable, but that truly fit around our lives and values. Find more at ruthpoundwhite.com
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Creatively Human is a podcast for online business owners and creatives, with conversations that dive deep into why we do what we do, the struggles and wins we face along the way, and how we fit it all into the kind of life we want to live. Plus a few solo episodes from me on the simultaneously rewarding and challenging experience of online business, creativity and entrepreneurship. My hope for this podcast is simple: that we can connect with each other as humans living life and doing business in a creative way. I’m Ruth Poundwhite, and I’ve been running my online business in some form since 2008. I’m all about creating and growing businesses that are not only profitable, but that truly fit around our lives and values. Find more at ruthpoundwhite.com

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Episodes

#22: On Starting Something New & Scary: My Creatively Human Podcasting Journey

2/12/2019
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In this final episode of season 1 of Creatively Human, I share my journey of starting something new, scary and ultimately totally fulfilling: the podcast itself! And although this is about my experience of podcasting, it's more about the feelings and the mindset stuff that goes into doing anything new or creative. Since this is the last episode of the season, I'd love to have you join me on Instagramor my Facebook Groupso we can connect there while I take about a month off. You can also...

Duration:00:40:25

#21: Vix Meldrew on Blogging with Personality, Honest Money Chat & Quitting Her Day Job

2/6/2019
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Today I’m chatting with Vix Meldrew, who started blogging under a pen name and quit her teaching job last year to take it full time. She is really open about what it takes to make that transition, and we chatted quite a bit about how much honesty there is surrounding money and privilege in the blogging industry. We also talk about building a business around your personality, trying lots of new things, finding your voice and doing it your way. "I didn’t quit teaching to go into another job...

Duration:00:45:19

#20: Our Businesses Can Change the World (If We Give Ourselves Permission to Believe It)

1/30/2019
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In this solo episode of Creatively Human, I share some of my thoughts on what it means to change the world, how it can start with a tiny seed of an idea, and why I think we are all already doing just that by the very act of starting a business. I also share some examples of worldchangers from my own Instagram community, and some exercises I use to stay connected with my bigger purpose (which are all included in my course, Clarify). "It's OK to start small, it’s OK to not have it all figured...

Duration:00:26:19

#19: Maria Betsworth on Instagram Growth, Other People’s Opinions & Empowering Breastfeeding Women

1/23/2019
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Today’s guest is Maria Betsworth, aka @littlepeachlondon, who helps women around the world to breastfeed with her incredibly valuable online resource. As well as talking about her passion for the work that she does, I also asked Maria about how she manages to plan and create so much incredible content for Instagram, her work/ life boundaries, her other business “Milk Making Mama” where she sells clothing, pins and accessories to celebrate the breastfeeding journey, and we also discuss the...

Duration:00:43:07

#18: Elizabeth Goddard on Breaking the Rules, Fast Launching & Helping for Free

1/16/2019
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Today’s chat is with Elizabeth Goddard, who started out as a tech VA and blogging about chronic illness and who is now helps people with all things business strategy, especially email marketing. This conversation is so full of useful online business advice, and Lizzy has a really unique take on how she does things that doesn’t always match what the experts will tell you, but it’s certainly working for her in terms of how much she enjoys what she does, and how many people she’s helping. We...

Duration:00:48:54

#17: Tamu Thomas on Everyday Joy, Mindset Shifts & Listening to Women of All Ages

1/9/2019
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Today’s guest is with Tamu Thomas, who runs Three Sixty, a lifestyle brand focusing on wellness and a philosophy of what she calls “everyday joy”. Tamu has her own podcast, she runs retreats, and at the time of recording she was also selling her own clothing, though she has just announced she will be stepping away from that side of the business. We get into a lot of mindset stuff in this interview, specifically the courage it takes to start something new, and what it means to take care of...

Duration:00:53:06

#16: Foundations of a Good Year: Goal-Setting, Planning & Big Picture Business Thinking

1/2/2019
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In this solo episode of Creatively Human, I share some of my thoughts on goal-setting, planning, prioritising, and everything else that goes along with setting yourself up for a really good year. I also talk about some of the exercises I use in regular business meetings with myself that help me work "on" my business, rather than always "in" it. If you could use more business tips like this, make sure to join my Facebook group, Simple & Joyful Business, where I've got a special video there...

Duration:00:30:50

#15: Q & A: Goals, Outsourcing, Email Marketing & More

12/22/2018
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In this solo episode of Creatively Human, I answer some of your questions on business topics. This was fun! Questions ranged from planning and prioritising to starting an email list when you have no idea. If you could use more business tips like this, make sure to join my Facebook group, Simple & Joyful Business, where I've got a special video there waiting for you to help you uncover your core business values. On being unsure of what direction to take in your business: "I feel like where...

Duration:00:40:19

#14: Lucy Lucraft on Online Activism, Veganism & Low Waste Lifestyle

12/19/2018
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Today’s guest is Lucy Lucraft who started as a travel blogger but who now focuses mainly on living a low impact lifestyle through veganism and zero waste. I really wanted to ask her about why she’s so passionate about using her platform in this way, and we got quite deep in this chat! Also, here’s a random fact: Lucy is the reason I started a podcast! I took her group course and she gave me the nudge I needed to get going. Anyway, this week’s chat is a really good one. We talk about lots!...

Duration:00:51:49

#13: Amy Elizabeth on Blogging & Podcasting for the Love of It and Letting Go of Mum Guilt

12/16/2018
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I really wanted to chat to today’s guest, Amy, because she does so much online with a blog, two podcasts and numerous creative projects, but she has a whole career outside of her online presence. I know that not everyone listening to this podcast will have their own business, so I’m sure you’ll be able to relate to Amy when she says that creativity is simply part of who she is. We also ended up talking about the topic of childcare, mum guilt and the need for more flexible working, which I am...

Duration:00:54:10

#12: On Feeling Good In Business, Making My Own "Rules" & Ignoring the "Noise"

12/12/2018
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In this solo episode on Creatively Human, I talk about how I'm prioritising feeling good and in alignment with my values in my work. I also share how I didn't always do things this way, and why it's actually quite scary at times to forge your own path. I'd love to hear from you on this one, so please come and share in my brand new Facebook group, Simple & Joyful Business, where I've got a special video there waiting for you to help you uncover your core business values. "As long as you’re...

Duration:00:21:43

#11: Pragya Agarwal on Social Enterprise, Eco-Friendly Business & Multi-Passionate Careers

12/5/2018
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Today’s chat with Pragya was just so inspiring. She is an academic, a writer, an artist, a mother and a feminist, and has just been named as 1 of 100 women in social enterprise. There was so much I could’ve asked her about but today’s chat focuses on what she has done to make her businesses more environmentally friendly, what it means to be creative, being a multi-passionate creative, advocating for mental health through her business and sharing her own personal experience, and running a...

Duration:00:35:16

#10: Jen Carrington on Creativity, Finding Your Voice, & "Secret Weapon" Content

11/28/2018
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Today’s guest is the brilliant Jen Carrington, who has taught me so much about doing work that truly fits around me. This interview is full of so much goodness! We spoke a lot about writing and developing a strong voice across a "content ecosystem", finding your “secret weapon” content, being creative outside of our work, starting a business young, and the mindset work that has led Jen to where she is now. "There’s a trap you can fall into as a business owner where you think your business...

Duration:00:48:03

#9: Surrender, Kindness & Creativity: My Reflections on Business, Pregnancy & Motherhood

11/21/2018
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My baby boy is turning one next week! I talk about how pregnancy, maternity leave and motherhood in general have impacted my business, and how we are handling things as a family. I get pretty personal in this episode, and I also want to emphasise that we all have different experiences. As I talk about in the episode, I found myself negatively comparing myself to others a lot in the early days, so please be kind to yourself if you feel that way. "I think I'm less judgemental since having a...

Duration:00:38:12

#8: Anna Considine on Body Confidence, Psychosis and Work-Life Balance

11/14/2018
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I honestly loved this week’s chat with Anna, who was just so open about her mental health, and in particular, going through psychosis in 2017. She described what it means and why she shares about it online. And we also talked about her body confidence photo shoots, why they’re so important to her, and more generally about her experience of running a multifaceted business online. I hope you like listening to it as much as I liked recording it! Trigger warning: Anna speaks candidly about her...

Duration:00:38:45

#7: Gabrielle Treanor on Overthinking, Being Your Own Best Friend & Getting More Visible

11/7/2018
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Today’s chat is with Gabrielle, who specialises in freeing people of overthinking and worry to live life with more ease and joy. In this interview, Gabrielle gives us some concrete strategies to overcome the kind of overthinking that creative business owners are prone to, as well as sharing her own story and her experiences of choosing to get more visible this year. Sometimes you just face up to the thing that you're worried about, and look it right in the face, and say "ok, what is this...

Duration:00:42:26

#6: On Being Visible, Honest & Always Scared

10/31/2018
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In this solo episode, I talk about my experience of being more visible and honest online (especially as an introvert) - and how I always feel scared, but my comfort zone is stretching. "If you are scared, but you have something inside you that still wants to do it, or that wants to talk about something but you're scared of the reaction, then maybe that's something to be explored." Some of the things I talk about: for you My email list building training:...

Duration:00:22:10

#5: Eloise Rickman on Changing the World, Peaceful Parenting & Business Boundaries

10/24/2018
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Today’s chat is with Eloise, who is just the perfect example of running a business that completely revolves around what matters to you. In this interview we discuss why her peaceful parenting blog, coaching and community is so important to her, how she hopes it can change the world (and not just for the parents she works with), how she sets boundaries around her work when it’s so closely tied into her family life, and the importance of kindness and non-judgement in everything she does....

Duration:00:52:36

#4: Kat Nicholls on Self-Worth, Mental Health & Starting Something New

10/17/2018
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Trigger warning: Kat is super-honest about her mental health journey - we don't get into too many details, but Kat does mention her eating disorder and anxiety. My latest podcast guest is Kat Nicholls. She's been writing for a while for Happiful Magazine and her blog, Blue Jay of Happiness, and has just launched her self-worth coaching services. She's all about health, self-care, happiness and learning to love your whole self, and I loved our chat! "Your business is a part of you, it is...

Duration:00:39:22

#3: My Online Business Journey - from Unemployed to Freelance to Business Owner

10/10/2018
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In my first solo episode of Creatively Human, I go over my 10-year online business journey. From starting out as an unemployed graduate, to freelance writing, turning it into a business, and taking advantage of the freedom that my online business gave me. "I had to bash out the articles every day, it got so tiring... I was working myself to the ground. It wasn't fun... that's a lesson there: not to charge too little." Some of the things I talk about: For episode show notes & links, head...

Duration:00:25:17