Following dozens of requests we received through our newsletter and countless conversations we’ve had during conferences, we’re excited to share part two of our FAQ with keynote speaker, Founder & CEO Therése Gedda.
In addition to the many interviews has done for publications including Veckans Affärer, SvD (Svenska Dagbladet), Shortcut, and others, Therése often receives questions about her journey, how she got started, and what lessons she’s learned along the way. It’s our pleasure to answer some of your questions here.
You can also check out part one of the FAQ here.
We hope you enjoy the read!
1. How do you balance your personal/professional time?
That’s an excellent question. I’ve been an entrepreneur for nearly 15 years and for me it’s a lifestyle. I don’t separate work and play nor “work” and “life” – to me, it’s all life. It’s a lifestyle full of adventure, personal and professional growth, a strong sense of achievement and moments of brilliance. It’s also challenging at times, so letting other passions on top of your startup being part of your lifestyle is important to me.
I love connecting with people and organizing events/dinners, so it’s something I regularly do. I’m also passionate about health and wellbeing. Growing up, I used to train athletic fitness on a professional level, and today I’m a fitness instructor. Power walks, martial arts, and dancing is also something that has been part of my lifestyle as long as I can remember.
2. What’s your greatest fear as a brand owner?
To not stand for anything. Standing for something takes courage and it’s not always easy. If you are not known for standing for something it’s near impossible to attract the rockstars to your team, your dream clients and to build the partnerships you desire. By standing for something, in 30minMBA’s case empowering individuals to reach their full potential and increase workplace engagement, people who believe in what we believe are attracted to our company and brand.
3. Can you explain how your personal mindset influences your life and business?
Your mindset is everything. This is something I talk about a lot. In fact, my signature talk as a keynote speaker is called ‘Brilliance – Thriving with the Entrepreneurial Mindset.’
Our thoughts and expectations influence our actions. There is so much to say about your mindset, but in short, I would say that your mindset is a choice. You choose if you see something as positive or negative. You decide if the glass is half empty, half full or full. I see the glass as full – full of water and air.
Another part of a thriving mindset is to make a habit of turning wisdom into practice and adopting a growth mindset over a fixed mindset. With a growth mindset, you are able to approach any opportunity with passion and determination. Also remember, momentum builds momentum, so if you choose to thrive, you are unstoppable.