The Real Female Entrepreneur

TRFE 167: From TV Reporter to Floral Designer: humble beginnings, gut instincts, and fear with Kalin Sheick

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“When someone tells you your whole life that you’re really good at something, and then you do it, and you are really good at it, and it’s not what you want to do anymore ... it will eat you alive.”

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WHAT'S IN THIS EPISODE?

You hear a lot about the excitement of taking a business full-time. But what about the fears? You know, the leaving-a-steady-job part and telling your family that you’re leaving that job that you were so great at because your floral design business isn’t just a hobby anymore. What about that first year when you’re still working full-time as a TV news reporter and you’re also designing the flowers for 32 weddings and maintaining the 10-acre lavender farm you just moved to and your emotions are through the roof because you’re overwhelmed as hell and you also know you’re going to have to make a decision soon?

Yeah, that.

In this episode, we’re sitting down with Kalin Sheick to talk about all of it. Kalin is a floral designer in Northern Michigan who lives and hosts events at a small lavender farm she runs with her husband. When she's not flowering for weddings, she’s hosting a dinner party, leading a workshop and mentoring women who want to create businesses they love.

In our convo today, we’re hopping in a time machine and going back a bit, though … back before the lavender farm was even a dream and she was just picking flowers out of the garden at her rental house because it was fun and she was still working as a local TV news reporter.

We talk about…

  • That gut knowing/feeling that there’s something more for you

  • The humble beginnings of starting her floral design business

  • Deciding to sell their house and buy a farm

  • The fear of quitting your job to take your hobby full-time

  • Why that fear (see above) is always worse than the actual moment of doing the scary thing

  • The loneliness of working for yourself

  • Setting boundaries when you live where you work and you work where you live

  • How she’s keeping her sanity amidst the holiday crazy

  • How she moves past failure

  • And so much more…!


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WHO IS KALIN SHEICK?

Kalin Sheick is a floral designer in Northern Michigan who lives and hosts events at a small lavender farm she runs with her husband. When she's not flowering for weddings, shes hosting a dinner party, leading a workshop and mentoring women who want to create businesses they love. Off the clock Kalin can be found jumping in the water, opening a bottle of wine and surrounding herself with a female tribe she claims has the power to fix any problem on the planet.


MORE OF KALIN

www.stemsandsprigs.com

Stems and Sprigs on Instagram

www.sweetwaterlavenderfarm.com

Sweetwater Lavender Farm on Instagram