Lisa Messenger // Interview + Giveaway

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I'm having a total fan girl moment on the blog today as I get to sit down and chat with  #girlboss Lisa Messenger.  Author and Founder of the Collective Hub, Lisa's career has deeply inspired my own path and when I heard she was launching a brand new event, Kick.Start.Smart, in Sydney targeted toward businesses owners I knew I just had to hear the story first hand. I'm sharing some juicy behind the scenes tidbits from our conversation below and make sure you check out our Instagram feed as Lisa and I are giving away a Double pass to one lucky ready to her event on 8 April.  Enjoy x Jac

Tell us a little bit about Kick.Start.Smart and where the idea came from?
It was really a Collective team idea, all of my fabulous team came up with different ideas for how we could take my big dream to the next level. Collective Hub magazine is all about empowering people to start living their best live and follow their passions, so this is exactly what this event will enable them to do.  

What is your creative business manifesto?
Dream big, dream often and never stop believing in yourself! 

What fellow #girlboss inspires you at the moment?
I’m such a big fan of Oprah, I went to see her speak in Sydney recently and was blown away by some of the incredible gritty stories she had to share with us. She continues to inspire me in different ways all the time.

My biggest biz moment/milestone was....
When I was able to get a massive deal over the line for the Collective Hub’s launch, I knew that it wasn’t going to solve everything but at that moment it really solidified that anything is possible!

My dream collaboration would be?
Nike - it would be really cool to do some sort of experiential collaboration

Best piece of advice to all the budding entrepreneurs out there...
Just go out there and do it! Surround yourself with those you build you up and push ahead with an unwavering self-belief even when the world says otherwise.

Behind the scenes of running The Collective Hub looks like...
A blur of people coming and going, music pumping, a cake (or two), meetings, laughs, more meetings, deliveries, a cavoodle that wants a pat, a low mutter of people on phone calls, last minute runs out to showrooms and events - a hectic yet beautiful orchestra of “getting sh*t done” ha!

My tip for handling fear, envy or comparison is...
I say embrace the fear, envy and comparison and use it to your advantage! Let it sink in and use it to motivate and inspire you. I also practice daily gratitude, where I take a few minutes in the evening and morning to recognize the amazing people, events and achievements of the day and I find that keeps me level headed.

This year I'm most excited about...
So many things coming up this year! You’ll have to wait and see ;) Watch this space come September!

GIVEAWAY // Lisa and I are proud to be giving away a Double pass to their new Sydney-based biz event, Kick.Start.Smart taking place on 8 April to one lucky Blog Society tribe member. To win, simply visit us on Instagram and tell us what #girlboss inspires you the most. Entries close at midnight February 26. 

Kick Start Smart + Blog Society