Jan 21, 2021
in this Episode:
- If you have a set vision or plan in your head, you tend not to
pay as much attention to external factors.
Karen didn’t have a plan when starting her blog or her podcast, and
her philosophy was “start it, try it, and then decide”. This meant
she could be more adaptive to the environment.
- “If 2020 has taught us anything, I think it has absolutely
convinced even perhaps some of the non-believers that the ability
to pivot is absolutely key to success.”
- “With respect to your entrepreneurial toolkit, I believe that
written communication is really important.”
- People portray themselves as successful but never really show
There’s the image of the iceberg: at the tip of the iceberg is the
success we see on social media, and under the water is where we
find the long hours, sleepless nights, stress, and setbacks.
- “If you’re not resilient or you don’t think positive, then
entrepreneurship is going to be tougher than it already is for
- “Do not wait; the time will never be just right. Start where
you stand, work with whatever tools you may have at your command,
and better tools will be found as you go along.” – George
Our guest is Karen Swyszcz, Co-Founder of Kaibigan Connection,
Founder and blogger at Makin the Bacon, host of The Bacon Bits ‘n’
Bytes Podcast, and author of the best-selling Women’s Health book,
Fitness to Freedom.
She works part-time as a continuing and professional studies
instructor, teaching blogging and social media strategy courses at
Sheridan College. She is also the co-author of Lighting The North,
a book on diversity and feminism in Canada, which is also a 2020
Non-Fiction Finalist for the Canadian Book Club Awards.
Karen holds a BSc in Biochemistry from
the University of Waterloo.
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