You’ve got tons of insight… but the way you FEEL doesn’t change at the core. Leaving you wondering: What’s wrong with me? And the Answer is — Nothing. You’re brilliant. If you could have figured it out — you would have figured it out long ago. The problem is misdiagnosed. It’s not you, It’s Patriarchy Stress Disorder. Out of Office podcast with Fiona Thomas and her guest Dr. Valerie Rein
Jo Love is the author of ‘Therapy is Magic’ a guide to accessing therapy. Today she talks to Fiona Thomas on the Out of Office podcast. In this episode of the Out of Office podcast we cover Jo’s squiggly career journey from lawyer to business owner to trainee psychotherapist, why self-employment isn’t always the key to a healthy relationship with work, what therapy really is (and isn’t and some things to consider when you think about getting therapy.
I started Out of Office with the aim of supporting not just people already on their freelance journeys, but particularly the freelance life contemplators, or the ‘I’m-pretty-sure-freelance-is-a-pipe-dream’ dreamers. I want to demystify the freelance life, offer no-BS advice and share both the highs – and lows – that come with hitting out of office for good, so you’re prepared to make your business a success.
So, in keeping with that purpose, here’s the no-BS advice on how to live your best freelance life.
Every freelancer needs to have confidence in both themselves and the work that they do, because it’s a fundamental part of making your business a success. And when I talk about confidence I don’t just mean the ability to talk in front of a crowd, or pitch your services to a client, or do Zumba class without tripping over… I mean inner confidence in what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.
I wanted this episode of Out of Office to really speak to people who are feeling a bit lost. Because I think we’re all been there right? We’ve all been in those types of jobs where you’re constantly watching the clock from 9.01am, you’ve eaten your lunch by 10am just out of pure boredom, and maybe the work you’re doing is unfulfilling or you just don’t give a shit about the stuff you’re responsible for. I felt like that quite honestly, most of my life until I was thirty years old.