Jamie Teasdale is not an architect. Instead, her career falls more into the marketing space. But like many of the architects featured on this podcast, there were signs early on that showed Jamie what kind of career path she would take.
Jamie remembers being fascinated with commercials when she was a child. She looked forward to the Superbowl, not for the game itself, but for the new commercials that would air during the game. She would find herself explaining the elements of the commercials she watched and why they worked to anyone who would listen.
She also started helping with her parents’ business early on. She even built a website for her father because she recognized that he needed an online presence. It was Jamie’s sister-in-law that encouraged Jamie to join Facebook when it was still relatively new, and she recognized the potential of it.
Jamie recalls that it was April 14th – a tax day – when the idea for her company occurred to her. In today’s episode, Jamie discusses what it was like to build her own business and become an entrepreneur. She explains how her business helps other small businesses grow and what it’s all about.
What You’ll Hear on This Episode
- What inspired Jamie to go into marketing
- What happened as Jamie went through school
- How Jamie got on Facebook
- How Jamie started her own business
- What Jamie’s business is all about
- Jamie’s advice for aspiring architects
- What Jamie knows now that she didn’t know then
- The book that changed everything for Jamie
- Jamie’s favorite resource, product, or gadget
- Jamie’s best timesaving trick
- Where listeners can find Jamie online
Top 3 Takeaways from This Episode
- Don’t give up
- Discipline is important when you have your own business
- Don’t think that you have to accept every potential client or project
Jamie’s Advice for Aspiring Architects
“One thing that I have had to learn in owning my own business is that discipline and not giving up is paramount.”
“One of the things that I thought at the beginning was that I really needed to take all of the work that came my way. That in order to grow the business, to be successful, I had to work with whoever came through my door, I had to take whatever project I was presented with. And today, I know that’s not the case.” –Jamie on what she knows today that she didn’t know back then
“The second one, I would say, is The E-Myth.” –Jamie on the book that changed everything
“When I found the app Trello, it changed everything for me, and I have not deviated from using Trello ever since.” –Jamie on her favorite resource or gadget
“I tend to batch my time.” –Jamie on her best timesaving trick
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