9: Interview with Katie Stirling (expeditionflag.com)

June 9, 2020
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Today Ete sits down with Heber local, Katie Stirling. Katie is genuine, down to earth, and highly relatable and yet extraordinary in her ability to just do what she wants to do in a way that most of us would like to, but don't. She's got boundless creativity and ideas that don't stop, and just as importantly, the heart, spirit, and courage to realize them into being.

Katie is a devoted mother of 4 with a master's in comparative literature, a skilled self-taught professional photographer, a creative with a love of dance and music and the arts, an outdoor adventurer, and an entrepreneur.

Her business ventures include an online balance bike store, bootscootbikes.com, a photography business, http://www.katiestirlingphotography.com/, and she is now selling very cool personalized adventure and family flags at expeditionflag.com

Katie's approach to entrepreneurship is especially inspiring because she insists that the way to do what she does, to make your ideas a reality, is to just start. As she says, "You don't have to know everything from the beginning." Do things one step at a time. Learn what you have to learn, figure it out as you go, learn from mistakes, and just and make it happen. She believes that getting started and moving in the right direction opens connections to the people and lessons and opportunities you need to do the thing you want to do, that thing you believe in.

That formula for success doesn't require extraordinary ability, it is one that we can all follow, if we're willing. And that is exciting.

Listeners of The Company Next Door can get a 15% discount off of flags at expeditionflag.com using the code, COMPANYNEXTDOOR

You can also email email Katie at hi@expeditionflag.com

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- Enzo Whipple

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