EPISODE #8: BEING A FULL TIME CREATIVE AND A MUM WITH JULIA ASHWOOD FROM THE VISTA

I am so excited about this weeks podcast episode! This week I’m talking to one of the most genuine, beautiful and fun loving people I know, Julia Ashwood from The Vista. An online destination for the modern traveller, Julia carefully curates places and people, as well as style and beauty to inspire her readers to let their hearts run free and find their inner explorer. Living in a beautiful old farmhouse in Northern NSW with her husband and daughter, Julia also creates unique Wanderlust Guides and authentically shares her adventures, family life and inspirations on The Vista. We talk about changing careers, mentors and managers, getting money ready, putting yourself into your brand, travelling with kids and lots, lots more. 

 

"i wanted to collect enough money when we fell pregnant that i would be able to take the vista on full time and be a stay at home mum"

"if anyone you know who has ever worked or lived in Byron, you know you have to be very intuitive"

 

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"i actually feel like i am much more efficient now i am a mother"

"it's definitely an added benefit having a really substantial database, and that's the one thing i've always pushed"

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED

  1. Launching The Vista
  2. Changing careers
  3. Mentors vs. Managers 
  4. Getting money ready
  5. Baby motivation  
  6. Moving from Sydney to Byron
  7. Putting yourself into your brand
  8. Working with your husband
  9. Blend being a working mum and a creative
  10. Meditation
  11. Travelling with kids 
  12. The Vista Wanderlust Guides
  13. The Vista Experience
  14. Surrounding yourself with the right team
  15. Brand partnerships and PR exposure
  16. Commission vs. Monthly Retainer
  17. Importance of collecting a database

 

"it's so important when dealing with brands to be able to have control; how it's seen on your platform, how it comes through and to always make it a positive, believable and authentic experience for your audience"

"i think you should really trust your gut and not look past that"

 

RESOURCES

  1. Zimmermann
  2. One Teaspoon
  3. Dead East Bar Co.
  4. Carmen Hamilton
  5. The Vista Wanderlust Guides
  6. Survey Monkey
  7. The Vista Experience
  8. LinkedIn
  9. Kelly Muller
  10. Kat Moses
  11. The Vista x Anthropologie
  12. The Vista x Seed Heritage
  13. The Very Hungry Caterpillar 
  14. Ted Talks
  15. ABC Radio
  16. The Barefoot Investor
  17. Jasson Salisbury: Vedic Meditation
  18. Leah Fraser: Artist
  19. Mia Taninaka: Founder of Taninaka San

 

FIND JULIA ASHWOOD

  1. The Vista 
  2. The Vista Instagram www.instagram.com/the_vista
  3. The BVista Facebook www.facebook.com/The-Vista
  4. The Vista Email hello@followthevista.com 

 

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
  6. Jaharn Giles www.instagram.com/jaharngiles
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