Create more time in your life, with Kate Christie
Kate Christie shares how she is able to successfully juggle being the CEO of her own business with the demands of motherhood.
She joins me in this episode to talk about:
- Designing and creating Business as Usual, Version 2 in a post-COVID world
- Becoming a more efficient working mom
- Working around your weaknesses as the founder and CEO of a business
In this episode we discuss:
00:52 Introduction to Kate Christie
- Kate’s background [01:12]
- What Kate is focusing on right now [01:49]
04:27 Trends that have emerged in the workplace in the wake of COVID-19
07:07 How Kate managed work and home life after having children
10:33 What made Kate decide to leave corporate life?
Quick Juice Questions
28:43 What is your best tip for those thinking about leaving full-time employment?
Do it. If you have a passion, if you’ve got a great product or service that you know will solve a problem, back yourself.
29:08 What are the first steps that aspiring entrepreneurs should take?
Be curious. Sit down and map out your IP. Your product or service is something you already know. It’s something you’ve done to solve a problem for yourself. So sit down and work out everything that you’ve done or created to solve your own problem, and through this process, you’ll define your product clearly. What I thought was just common sense was actually my IP.
30:05 What has inspired you the most in your journey and where are you most inspired?
Personal relationships. I’m so inspired by my father. He always took the time to help me learn. He’s the first person I ring if I have a problem or something to celebrate. My kids inspire me, too. I also just love business. I love talking about business and hearing about other people’s stories and journeys.
31:03 Which book has inspired you and changed your thinking the most?
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. It’s taught me to embrace life, be present, be kind, and live each day like I just “cheated death” and have been given a second chance to do things better.
32:46 If there’s one last bit of Executive Juice you can share for people who want to get to the top of their property game, what would it be?
Understand what your values are. Think really, really carefully about what’s most important to you. Ask yourself, “Where do I want to be spending my time every single day?” And then you need to curate your life so that you’re living your values every single day. I have three values at the moment that I live by: 1) My kids; 2) My business; 3) My health. Everything I do, everyday, revolves around one of those three things. That makes it really easy for me to say “no” to everything else because the rest of it is just white noise. If your job—your 9-to-5—is not aligned with those values, then it’s time to make some changes.
- Time Stylers
- Kate’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
- Me First: The Guilt-free Guide to Prioritising You by Katie Christie
- At every stage and every age of your child’s life, you’re doing it as a parent for the first time. You’re constantly second-guessing yourself and it’s the most challenging job on Earth. This is why time management is key.
- What I’ve learned over the course of my journey is just how absolutely critical it is to have a network of strong, supportive accountability buddies around you that you can talk to about business, products, and problems.