As an entrepreneur, best-selling author, mother, and activist, Kate Northrup supports ambitious, motivated and successful women to light up the world without burning themselves out in the process. Committed to empowering women entrepreneurs to create their most successful businesses while navigating motherhood, Kate is the founder and CEO of Origin Collective, a monthly membership site where women all over the world gather to achieve more while doing less. Her first book, Money: A Love Story, has been published in 5 languages. Kate’s work has been featured by The Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, Women’s Health, Glamour, and The Huffington Post and she’s spoken to audiences of thousands with Hay House, Wanderlust, USANA Health Sciences, and more. Kate lives with her husband and business partner, Mike, and their daughter Penelope in Maine. Find out more and receive your free copy of Have More By Doing Less: 3 Simple Steps To Create Space For What Matters Most at katenorthrup.com
Growing up on the coast of Maine, Kate always possessed the ways of a natural entrepreneur.
“My very first business was at the age of 7 with my sister. We would sell jewelry and bouquets of fresh wildflowers.”
Fast forward some years and at the age of 18, Kate was making more income than the average teenager. After graduating from Brown University in 2001, her income for such a young age was enough to prevent her from going into the “after-college-crisis” of looking for a full-time job. But that quickly changed after she moved to NYC and rapidly got herself into more than $20K worth of debt.
“I had this idea that if I acted as if I already had the income that I wanted, that somehow I magically just would. I guess I missed the part that I actually had to do something about it.”
After indulging in some self-help/self-love books (listed below), Kate came to the realization that changing her mindset around her financial situation could potentially and positively get her out of this pickle.
“Perhaps if I approached my financial life with the perspective of taking care of myself in a loving way instead of a place of hard-core discipline, guilt and shame that maybe I could make some lasting changes.”
From that moment forward, she added “taking care of finances” to the list of other things that equal “taking care of thyself.”
“Keeping up with my bookkeeping was just as important as keeping up with my pedicures.”
It’s hard to pinpoint the one thing that hit home the most when talking to someone as creative and incredible as Kate, but her advice about growing no matter what stage of life or business you’re in now is something we can all learn from.
“Look at your life and your business as more of a cycle than a line. It’s like the moon that’s forever rotating or the seasons…There will always be spring after the winter.”
Finding work that you are passionate about and love is huge! It’s important to continually and consciously surround yourself with the people who see the most and the best in you. Where you spend your time the most will eventually become part of your outcome.
Kate’s life and business wisdom is like the perfect package that I get to gift you all today!
“You become a clearer channel of what needs to come through you when you take care of your vessel.”
In This Episode You Will Learn:
- Relationship building
- FREE Sustainable Success Workshop
- Money: A Love Story, by Kate Northrup
- Have More by Doing Less: 3 Simple Steps to Create Space for What Matters Most, by Kate Northrup
- Getting to I Do, by Patricia Allen
- Overcoming Underearning, by Barbara Stanny
Make a life, not just a living at katenorthrup.com