Host of CreativeMornings/Brisbane.no idea is original. Kiwi living in Brisbane.
sneakers, 90's hip hop, being in love.
Working smarter not harder.
Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly.
My grandmother, she always tells me what I need to hear even if it sucks. She's badass at Tai Chi too. Close runners up are my mum Annie and my best friend and partner in crime and life, Mitch.
Vegan strength. Being highly anti-social.
Luxury dog walker. Anti-hoarding expert.
New Zealand national anthem. My mum's mobile number.
The attitude of gratitude. And the New Zealand national anthem.
Jacinta’s CreativeMornings activity
The period of growth is the most difficult time - Harder than starting the business and getting it off of the ground. It's a time when the backyard pioneers shine and the copycats fade away.
It's important to have a filter to understand what's relevant advice and what's not so relevant.
You can't please everybody and you shouldn't try.
The brand was very much me. The core values of the business, the story, the guiding principles — They're all very personal and all based on my own story and values.
That perfect moment just doesn't exist and never comes. Just jump in!
Have goals and aspirations that are uniquely yours.
Choose a path that is only yours and choose it with confidence.
We all have the power to be backyard pioneers (the unsung pioneers, the little guys) in the context of small business.
Having a small business can be a really isolating experience so having a support system is important.
Your pay reflects your self-worth.
Working for free devalues the idea that creative work is work.
If you do work unpaid, be selective about it.
Clients get what they pay for but creatives get what we sign up for.
I'm doing my best to haul ass one thing instead of half ass a bunch of things
In a creative business, there's often this tricky period where you're going from hobby business to business business.
Women are not my competition but my cheerleaders as I am to them.
Building those creative networks with genuine excitement for others' achievement does nothing but help you and is the only way forward.
Every women's success is your success too.
It's this internalized misogyny that tells us that there is this finite amount of success and that someone else's accomplishment is ultimately your demise. Which is bullshit.