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AN INTERVIEW WITH KAYLENE LANGFORD

2 . 03 . 2018

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If you’re a start up business and you have not yet discovered the new ‘StartUp Creative’ Magazine, then you need to get your hands on a copy ASAP!  This is a stunning new project by a super talented soul called Kaylene Langford.  Not only is this lady passion fuelled and focused on creating an amazing community for new start up businesses- but also becoming the bridge between the education needed to StartUp, build and nurture a flourishing business and the small/new businesses that are deeply require these services and support.  We are loving the work this lady has been pumping out the doors since launching in 2014, which is why today we wanted to get Kaylene in our hot seat to hear -how this all began and what’s in store for StartUp entrepreneurs in 2015.

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Kaylene what’s the best part of my job is…

Waking up everyday and being able to set my own agenda. In particular I love the spontaneous moments that pop up mid week in the middle of the day that I get to share with my beautiful fiancé and family

I chose to enter this field of work because…

I have always worked in social work and the not for profit sector. It is an industry that is constantly defending the work they are doing to the funding bodies. They are overworked and under paid and have a high rate of burn out. When I was 24 I scored what I thought was my dream job working in a peak body for social services. I was commuting 4 hours to and from work, leaving home at 6.30am and getting home at7.00pm. It wasn’t long before I was waking up with chronic headaches. I took myself off to the doctor who rushed me straight to get a brain scan.

After spending 48 hours contemplating what I would do if they found something, I decided something had to change. When the scan came back clear I took myself off to a naturopath, yoga class and downloaded a meditation playlist and spent time refocusing my goals and lifestyle dreams. I pulled a book from my partners book shelf that I had always been attracted to. I started reading “Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill” on my 4 hour daily commute. My life changed instantly. I completed an exercise from the book that said to name what you wanted to earn and what you would be willing to do to earn that money – from there came the business model for StartUp Creative.

The greatest challenge in my career has been…

Adapting and letting go of control. When I started my business I had an idea of what I thought it would be. Since then it has taken so many different shapes and sizes and there has been a number of times I’ve had to go back to the drawing board and redirect my energy. Often I get stuck in my ego and stubbornness and keep beating my head up against a brick wall only to be reminded that its probably not meant to be.

As a kid I was talented at individual sports. I knew how to set the pace for myself and get the result I wanted. I’m still learning how to best articulate my vision for StartUp Creative and manage a team of amazing people around me to help me critic the business and open doors for growth opportunities.

I’m also learning the skill of taking care of the details, my head is often in the big dream cloud that I get myself into trouble when I move too quick for my own good.

 

The funniest misconceptions about my industry/company/brand are….

Unless you have a degree and in your late 30’s – you’re not ready to start your own business – LOL

The most influential person in my career has been…

A friend of mine told me that I was great at getting things done after he saw me approach American Apparel for a photoshoot sponsorship and get $1000’s of free clothes in the space of a few days. A week later he employed me to help build his photography profile while I was commuting on the train.

I wouldn’t have the mindset I do without the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. It was written in 1937 and still every time I pick it up it sparks a little fire in me to preserve in creating the lifestyle I want.

If I could give one piece of advice to my 18-year-old self, it would be…

Spend time listening to yourself. Trust that you have the ability to connect deeply with yourself and the unique individual you are. Go to that place often and back yourself fearlessly – if you don’t no one else will.

My greatest achievement has been…

My top three achievements

1. Proposing to my beautiful fiancé
2. Being an aunty to my bundles of joy
3. Founding my magazine

 

The greatest personal challenge I have overcome is…

Loss. Over the past 3 years I have endured the horrible effects of homophobia from the people who were closest to me. I have lost friends, community, a job, sacred life moments, my immediate family and at times my sanity as a result of homophobic rejection. I can’t understand how it still exists in this world and I never thought this would happen to me. From this challenge I have learnt the importance of self-love and standing up for how I want to be treated.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/interactive/2013/nov/15/gay-lesbian-around-world

 

I don’t understand why…

So many people settle for lives they don’t want

I try to relax by…

Reading a book on the beach

 

My biggest fear is…

Missing an opportunity

I can’t live without…

My daily half full long black

I really wish I had…

An endless bucket of money to fund young people and their brilliant ideas

The greatest lesson I have learnt is….

The universe is looking after me and putting me where I need to be

If I had one super power, it would be….

A fly

If I could invite four people to a dinner party, they’d be…

Richard Branson – Napoleon Hill – Juliet Allen – My nephew Austin


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ABOUT START UP CREATIVE

 

StartUp Creative is an initiative led by Kaylene Langford – young entrepreneur, coach and mentor. Kaylene is genuinely committed to bringing together young, motivated individuals and connecting them with industry experts, funding opportunities, development programs and mentors. By acting as a conduit between opportunities and outcomes, Kaylene is determined to support a new generation of Australian entrepreneurs and business owners.

StartUp Creative is a unique business incubator, magazine,  professional development and mentoring program tailored specifically for young people. Most 15 to 35 year olds lack the experience and knowledge required to develop their idea into a viable business.

Most importantly, many young would-be business people can’t access business development and incubator programs unless they are enrolled in tertiary programs, often with an affiliated university.

StartUp Creative intends to fill that gap – by offering a series of programs,workshops and coaching sessions to support young people considering starting their own business.

Drawing on founder Kaylene Langford’s extensive professional networks and industry knowledge, StartUp Creative will connect creative, innovative and passionate young people with organisations, opportunities and individuals capable of helping turn business ideas into reality

 

CONTACT

www.startupcreative.com.au

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