How to Create a Life and Career on Your Own Terms with Louise Daniel

How to Create a Life and Career on Your Own Terms with Louise Daniel

Are you feeling stuck in a 9-5 routine that doesn't fulfil you? Tired of the idea that work has to consume your life? In this inspiring episode of the Choosing Change podcast, I interview Louise Daniell about how she broke free from traditional work norms to create a schedule - and career - that truly works for her life.

Louise works as a teacher just three days a week, allowing her to pursue her passions of running multiple small businesses and consulting. She shares how she gained the courage to think outside the box and craft a non-traditional work approach that gives her more flexibility, freedom and time for what's important - like spending quality moments with her family.

Listen in as Louise details her "a-ha moment" that helped her realize she was in control of her own schedule. Get practical tips for how to re-evaluate your priorities, outsource tasks you dislike, and make incremental changes to get closer to your ideal life. Whether you want to start a side hustle or simply work less and live more, this episode is full of inspiration to help you break free from what society says you "should" do and design a career that truly fits your life.

If you're ready to stop feeling stuck and start living life on your own terms, tune into this must-listen to episode of Choosing Change today. New possibilities for working - and living - differently are just waiting to be uncovered.

I can’t wait for you to listen to this conversation.


Highlights from this episode:

  • It's important to ask yourself what you truly want in life and work, not what society expects of you. Truly understanding your priorities and goals is key.
  • You have more flexibility and control over your work than you may think. You can craft a schedule and approach that works for your lifestyle.
  • Small, incremental changes can help rewire your brain over time to achieve bigger goals. Don't be afraid to start small.
  • Outsource tasks you dislike to free up time for things you enjoy. Don't feel you need to do everything yourself.
  • Allow yourself small indulgences - they can significantly boost your happiness.
  • Having a vision of your ideal life and day-to-day can help motivate you when change feels hard.



"I am in control of my life. And I can choose what I do." - Louise Daniel

"I've been able to say yes to different opportunities that perhaps I either didn't do or wouldn't have done before." - Louise Daniel

"It doesn't have to be that I spend my whole life working to get money, which is almost how we're conditioned that, you know, you need to have money, just by thinking about things a little bit differently and being open to doing things in a slightly different way you can achieve those goals." - Louise Daniel

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Connect with Louise

Hi, I am Louise Daniel, I am a teacher, business owner, mum, wife and closet physics lover. I live in North Yorkshire in a house that myself and my husband built (it nearly broke us, physically, mentally and in every other way possible!). It is in the middle of a field, in the middle of nowhere and we love it. I enjoy being able to walk in amongst nature and see nobody else. We have horses and sheep for neighbours, whom my children affectionately refer to as our ‘pets’. I have a 9 year son, and a 2 year old daughter, both teach me about life every day.

I work as a teacher 3 days a week, teaching Law and Psychology, an education consultant one day a week and run my businesses one day a week. For a long time I was teaching full time, but knew I wanted to do more. I set up my first business, And so to Shop, a marketplace for small businesses, and ran it as a side hustle outside of working hours. It grew, and at the same time, I realised that teaching full time was zapping the joy out of teaching for me. I moved to working 3 days a week, in order to allow myself to do other types of work. This freedom has led me to have 3 little businesses, all centred around supporting small businesses, and I also provide support to local schools, working with children who have special educational needs. I have found this hybrid way of working has brought me job satisfaction and allowed me the freedom to be creative, have fun and do more of what I want to do. I am able to go outside when I want to, work when I want to, spend time with the people I want to and generally be a little more selfish in life. We get taught that things have to be a certain way, but actually, if we think outside the box, and create a life that works for us, it can be so much more.



Instagram: @thesmallbusinessclubuk and @joyofindieuk



Connect with Lizzie



Facebook: @lizziegmoult



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