Have a pen handy, because this week’s guest will be bringing you one of the most quotable episodes you have ever listened to, and I know that you’ll want to come back to the insights she shares again and again! Today, we have the one and only Jasmine star on the show, who is a photographer, entrepreneurial educator, and business strategist from Newport Beach, California. Jasmine has a SUPER cool story that we’ll get into a little bit during the interview, but essentially, she is a master at making BIG moves to pursue big dreams, including dropping out of law school to pursue photography when hadn’t even learned how to use a camera yet. Risky? Maybe, but her life and empire is nothing short of an inspiration and proof that with hard work, and the right mindset, absolutely anything is possible. In under three years, she has built an internationally renowned business and graced the pages of Forbes, Entrepreneur, and INC magazine. Jasmine empowers entrepreneurs to build a brand, market it on social media, and create a life they love. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or just looking for encouragement to make your own big dreams a reality, I know you’re going to LOVE this episode! 

Review of the week – @achrup: Favorite podcast (5 stars) “I absolutely love Marie’s podcast. See is so authentic and original. She brings on experts that add to her knowledge and help me make my decisions and think about my health and fitness in different ways. Her podcasts are my Sunday/rest day entertainment while I go for a walk. It helps me to clear my heads fro the past week and look forward to the week ahead.” (2:01)

Eye strain? Fry-eye? Learn how Marie protects her eyes from Blue-Light (4:01)

Who is Jasmine Star + how did she get ‘here’ (6:55)

“In order to live big wild dreams, you have to do big wild things” (10:05)

Gold Plated Grit (10:27)

Fear (11:08)

Born with it vs choosing the un-secure path (12:23)

“I wanted to be a photographer, but I didn’t have a camera” (14:15)

What if? (14:30)

Seeing failures as lessons (16:35)

“Make the decision and fix it, make the decision and fix it– until you are where you want to be” (17:01)

“Clarity comes by way of action” (17:40)

Growing + developing as a person to support the growing + developing of your biz (19:38)

“I only have my truth; and my truth is that my entire life I live in more fear of NOT believing in what I’ve been called to do. The fear is greater to live a life that is half-filled instead of trying my best and learning lessons and failing along the way to live a life that has the potential to be fully filled” (19:35)

“You just get up again and again, knowing that the hope of getting better and the hope of doing what you want to do is greater than the safety and comfort of doing something that doesn’t give you life (20:21)

The sprint vs the marathon (26:40)

Storytelling + content creation (27:21)

Boundaries (27:50)

Being grounded (30:40)

How do you want to go out? (31:29)

“The short answer really boils down to really understanding early on that a brand is an experience” (32:30)

“I can win on experience, you can win on experience” (33:30)

“The more you talk about the thing that makes you the same as everyone else, the less appealing you are; what you can compete on that nobody else has? Your head, your brain, your eyes, your hands, your spirit.. all of those things are non-compete, so play to your strengths not the things that make you the same as everyone else.” (33:50)

“There’s riches are in the niches of the people that care about you” (35:27)

“The minute you become vanilla you become forgettable” (36:25)

The difference between posting on a personal account vs personal brand (37:30)

Jasmine’s brand + personal elements (40:01)

Gathering the courage to make the leap to brand identity (40:57)

Jasmine’s biggest challenge about being a CEO (43:50)

Jasmine’s favorite thing about being a CEO (44:44)

“I am the captain of my ship and the owner of my destiny” (45:46)

What Jasmine is currently grinding for + grateful for (46:13)