EPISODE #28: LEARNING TO MANAGE (AND FEEL COMFORTABLE) WITH RISKS WITH KATI MORGAN FROM MAST FURNITURE

Kati and Rory Morgan from Mast Furniture

Pursue what you love and you’ll never look back. That’s what Kati and Rory from Mast Furniture did over seven years ago and they’ve since established and created one of the most sought after furniture design brands in the world. And today on the Your Creative Start Podcast I have the pleasure of speaking with Kati about how they have learned to manage (and feel comfortable) with risks. We get really honest in this episode because there’s nothing more risky than owning your own business.

Today we talk about self-motivation, quitting your job to pursue your passion, having a plan in place, growing a business online, growth strategies for online businesses, managing financial risks, upfront costs and investing in the business, taking creative risks, putting your designs out into the world and that vulnerability feeling that comes with working for yourself.  Kati also drops so many wisdom bombs and actionable tips that my hand was actually aching from feverishly writing them down.  So, strap in guys, you do not want to miss this episode.

 

"We didn't jump in 100%, it happened gradually and because it did start out as a hobby we weren't out getting investors or writing business plans."

"We didn't have all of our eggs in the one business."

 

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"I always joke that it's like gambling; a few bad things happen and then  you have a big win, and you're back in it." 

"You can't be on all the time; burn out is very real.

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED

  1. Self-motivation
  2. Quitting your job to pursue your passion
  3. Having a plan in place
  4. Growing a business online
  5. Growth strategies for online businesses
  6. Managing financial risks
  7. Upfront costs
  8. Investing in your business
  9. Taking creative risks 
  10. Putting your designs out into the world
  11. Vulnerability 

 

"Ease into it because once you take the leap you can always obviously go back, but it's better to creep into it." 

"With advertising we don't do a single bit - not even a hashtag. Our industry is relationship based and we focus on doing work in the real world."

 

RESOURCES

  1. QLD Government Mentoring for Growth Program
  2. Nathan Tribble Photographer

 

FIND MAST FURNITURE

  1. Mast Furniture www.mastfurniture.com.au
  2. Instagram www.instagram.com/mastfurniture

 

FIND YOUR CREATIVE START

  1. Your Creative Start www.yourcreativestart.com
  2. Instagram www.instagram.com/yourcreativestart
  3. Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/yourcreativestart
  4. Pinterest www.pinterest.com/yourcreativestart
  5. Soundcloud www.soundcloud.com/yourcreativestart

 

Jaharn Giles