What was your dream job when you were younger? As you got older did you realistically see yourself doing it anymore? Was your predicament one that nurtured your dream, or was it a far fetched goal?
As today's guest, Bridgette Mayer Johnson, dealt with a unsteady and rough childhood, coupled with a lack of financial backing, having a career in the arts didn't seem like a career path that would lead to a fruitful future. But she believed in her love for beautiful paintings and environments, and in 2001 she started Bridgette Mayer Galleries; which is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In addition to that, she has recently opened up an art consulting firm outside of Los Angeles, California. In her 16 year entrepreneurial career, she has been able to expand her expertise in numerous art related fields, that allow her to express passion in whatever form she chooses.
Listen in as we hear Bridgette Mayer's path to success!
In this episode you will...
Know how to see the potential in yourself to be an entrepreneur Differentiate between an employee and entrepreneur mindset Know your business's place in your market Figure out how to tailor your business to fit what you want to do in your industry Understand the challenges your business will face as you enter into your market Learn the benefits of creating strong relationships with your network and community Find out when and how to create multiple facets to your business Learn how to grow from your struggle INSIGHTS
"I had been operating as an owner/entrepreneur in every single job experience that I've had...it was just a defining moment that I realized that I knew a lot about the gallery industry. I knew a lot about the operations of running a business and it was my time to start stepping in that direction." -Bridgette Mayer
"So many exciting things have happened for me professionally; things I could never predict. Part of it was stepping on the path to doing what I was truly being called to do." -Bridgette Mayer
"No, I don't want to be an employee; I'm operating as an owner. And if I am an owner, essentially I can try anything within marketing and promoting artists, and I can really take on operating a top notch gallery business" -Bridgette Mayer
"To go through college and succeed in that, and then to jump into the art world with zero money, and build a multi million dollar business is not a typical story in my industry. So I wanted to put it out there to share with entrepreneurs, and women; with artists, with creative people, to inspire them and give them an example that you can have a challenging life, and you can have a dream to do something and turn it into something and be very successful at it.
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