Ep 3: Why I Gave Up My Mercedes Benz Lifestyle
“What’s more important to you now? Driving a Benz now to look a certain way or pursue the thing you love most at all costs?” -- Stefanie Jewett
Starting your own business is difficult by design; that’s why it’s not meant for everyone. But this notion that starting your own business is difficult doesn’t deter our guest this week, Stefanie Jewett, Founder of Activvely, a social app that helps individuals find workout partners.
She went from collecting a comfortable salary at CNN, driving around town in a fancy Benz - to leaving her job to follow her passion and build her tech startup from the ground up. No Investors. No Partners. All #Grit and #WomanPower.
Hear her candid story of bootstrapping her tech startup and what it takes mentally, and socially, to make it.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
What is sacrificed to start a business
How to be exposed and vulnerable when starting a business
How to be true to yourself and confident in who you are
The importance of community building
To lean into your strengths
Own a business is difficult by design
What made you decide to leave corporate? Did you just stop and then start your business, or did you gradually grow into it?
What did you have to give up start your own business?
What were some of the worst criticisms that you told yourself when you started out?
What do you do that you want to do more of if you had the time?
Have you always been this confident about yourself?
Do you think that we focus too much on our weaknesses?
What made you decide to not have a partner when starting your business?
To learn more about Stefanie Jewett, visit
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/activvely
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Activvley
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/activvely
- Download the Activvely App: https://www.activvely.com
- Website: https://linktr.ee/startupsisters.usa
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/_startupsisters
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/startupsisters.usa
Music by Muciscal_Chef
- Track title: “Motivational Happy”