527: Be A Pineapple With Kat Gaskin

Kat Gaskin is a freelance graphic designer turned creative entrepreneur.  Under her personal brand Salty Pineapple she’s shown Be A Pineapple With Kat Gaskinus how to “Be a Pineapple” and recently launched The Content Planner which is the first and only physical planner for your blog and social content, all while beach hopping around the world and building a community of fellow tropical dreamers.

Kat shares what it means to be a pineapple and shares how she was able to quit her job to become her own boss and travel to the beaches of the world.  She also shares her tips that you can use in your own journey to self confidence.  Check out her episode to listen to her story.

Bio

Kat Gaskin is a freelance graphic designer turned creative entrepreneur.

Cultural Background

Kat is of Chinese and Guyanese descent.

Favorite Self Confidence Quote

Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.

Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.

Definition of Self Confidence

Self confidence is knowing exactly who you are, never feeling threatened by other’s success, being vocal about your needs, being unapologetic, taking responsibility for your failures, fearlessly pursuing your own happiness and having complete self-awareness.

Her Life Before the Discovery of Self Confidence

Kat questioned herself a lot when she was in business for herself.  She also experienced negative self talk.

The “AHA” Moment

Kat remembers sitting in front of her computer and calculating how many hours she could freelance for in order to make the same amount of money she was earning at the time — the result? 75% LESS work hours!

That was when she convinced herself to start planning to quit her job and be fully self-employed.

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Her Life After the Discovery of Self Confidence

Kat encourages others to take the leap.  She loves her business even if it means working 24 hours a day.

The One Self Confidence Tip For the Listener

Take your time. Go easy on yourself. Be patient. Prioritize quiet time alone. Be okay with acting “selfish”. Spend less time on social media.

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