533 Julie Ciardi: Ignite Your Side Hustle

How to Leap from Corporate to Startup

Everyone has a hobby, a passion or a talent for something that you simply love to do. The type of thing where time disappears … and ‘work’ feels effortless.

I’ve seen that flow state firsthand with my 17-year-old singer-songwriter daughter Sydney Witt, whose first single ‘intrusive’ debuted yesterday.

I share the song on this episode because Sydney’s story is all about doubling down on your true purpose and passion no matter what those “intrusive thoughts” tell you about your value.

Because maybe that passion of yours got lost somewhere along the life of “should’s” and all the busy work

So how to reignite it?

Julie Ciardi is a former Fortune 500 marketing VP turned multi-passionate entrepreneur. Founder of Ignite University and host of IGNITE Your Side Hustle podcast, Julie believes that there has never been a better time for women to create an additional income stream aligned to her passions and purpose on this planet.

We talk about what it takes to leap from corporate to startup, plus specific tips for how to discover and double-down on your unique purpose and prosper.

  • Four business basics many business owners forget (and are not taught): new leads, nurturing leads, sales, and customer service
  • Why successful sales requires a “service” mindset
  • How and why to make the leap from a high paid corporate job to entrepreneurship
  • How to grow a side hustle while you are employed in a job
  • How to ignore the naysayers around you – even if they are your family
  • How to leverage your emotional intelligence
  • Don’t think it has to be perfect to start – your B- is someone else’s A+
  • Why we all need coaches, mentors and masterminds
  • And much more!

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More about Julie Ciardi at julieciardi.com

Julie Ciardi

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Julie Ciardi is a former Fortune 500 marketing VP turned multi-passionate entrepreneur. Founder of Ignite University and host of IGNITE Your Side Hustle podcast, Julie believes that there has never been a better time for women to create an additional income stream that is aligned to her passions and purpose on this planet.

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