Today I'm pleased to have the lovely Canadian creative powerhouse, Janick Gravel here for our Do What You Love series! Janick is the designer behind Nea, creating jewelry and her iconic wall wear full time and making a living at it too! Let's get a little glimpse into what her daily life is like and see how she manages her busy etsy shop.
What do you do for a living?
How long have you been self-employed? What made you decide to take the leap?
Do you work from home or have a studio/office elsewhere?
I work from my apartment in Montreal. Half in the office room for everything computer related, and half in the living room for making items. I dream of having everything in the same space, but it's not in the plans for a while. Maybe someday I'll have a home with a room dedicated to it all!
Do you have a partner or assistant, or are you going it solo?
How do you organize your days? At what part of the day are you most productive?
How do you keep procrastination and distraction in check, and stay motivated to get things done?
How many hours do you put in per day? Do you work on the weekends?
What do you think is the most difficult part about being your own boss?
And the best part?
How do you reward yourself for a job well done and keep yourself from getting too burnt out?
What is one nugget of wisdom you can pass on to someone who is desperately seeking to get out of the 9-5 grind and follow in your footsteps?
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