Interview With Katie Jones

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TELL ME ABOUT YOUR CURRENT BUSINESS. WHAT ARE YOU DOING EXACTLY?

I love that this says “current business” because when you reached out it would have been a different answer. I am a podcaster. I talk about self-care, wandering, and manifesting.  

 

HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR BUSINESS IDEA?

It was a long series of events but ultimately what lead me here was the desire to empower women.

 

WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE THIS, AND IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS?

Before this, I worked on the full-time staff at a summer camp. Before that, I worked in healthcare consulting. Before that, I worked in tech sales. Never thought I’d be running a podcast. This is not my first business. My first business was house sitting for my neighbours. In middle school, I put flyers up at the community mailbox and got a few clients from it.

 

WHAT SPECIFIC ADVICE WOULD YOU HAVE FOR YOUNG WOMEN WHO WOULD LIKE TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR?

If you believe that you can do it then you absolutely can. But it’s going to require hard work, focus, and a support system.

 

MY GREATEST OBSTACLE AND HOW I DEALT WITH IT:

The tech side of things. I am familiar with computers, apps, and now podcasting tech but it’s not easy for me. I am constantly learning and expanding my knowledge on how to communicate in a technical world. And how to do it well. I deal with it by simply asking! All tech systems have a support team that want to be helpful. If you don’t understand a certain technology or feature, ask!

 

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT:

Waking up each morning excited to be alive and get sh*t done.

 

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HOW I BLEND LIFE AND WORK TO CREATE THE LIFE I WANT:

In order to create the life I wanted I knew I wouldn’t be able to blend life and work. So I don’t. When I’m working I’m fully invested in that. When I am in my personal life I put work away. At least…this is the goal 🙂

 

I AM INSPIRED BY:

My mother. She is the hardest working person I know.

 

WHY I CHOSE THIS CAREER:

I chose this career because it allows me the freedom to wander with the seasons.

 

 

HOW I PREPARE FOR SUCCESS:

Meditation, yoga, positive reinforcement (aka the support system we all need).

 

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DID YOU WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN? WAS IT AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR YOU?

I did not. But I’m sure I could have benefited from one. I prefer the hard way.

 

ARE THERE SPECIFIC ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES TO BEING A WOMEN BUSINESS OWNER?

I am privileged in many aspects of my life. Being a woman and having the drive to start a business are both huge advantages/privileges that over half the world will never realize. If you fall into that category as well, focus on that which makes you stronger than the rest. Where your unique energy holds space. I feel very blessed to be a female business owner.

 

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MY FAVOURITE BUSINESS TOOL IS…

Instagram

 

THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I HAVE EVER BEEN GIVEN IS…

My mom gives the best advice. Two things I’ll pass on to you are “You can do anything you set your mind to” and “Always save 20%”.

 

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