TEM176: Managing burnout, not waiting to live your best life and streamlining tasks - A conversation with Elisa Janson Jones
Elisa Janson Jones is an entrepreneur, author, educator and the founder of the International Music Educator Summit.
On Today's Episode of The Entrepreneurial Musician:
- The crazy number of projects she has going in addition to her full-time teaching job
- How she successfully pitched SmartMusic about doing a podcast for them
- The thought process behind getting an MBA and the work that has led to
- The key to improving anything
- The inspiration for her two books (which were both written for very specific business reasons)
- Why writing a grant is just like writing a business plan (and why you have to help the organization you're pitching to fulfill their mission)
- Why Elisa doesn't believe in work/life balance
- The inspiration for the International Music Education Summit and how she decided to price it
- The importance of streamlining processes to save time down the road
- How she used research and testing to build the summit
- The changes that the summit has undergone in just two years
- The ownership everyone feels when they are a part of a community
- Elisa's incredible life story that has included becoming a mother during college and surviving a very difficult marriage and how those experiences helped to change her mindset about business and life
- Living the life you want to live because none of us are promised a tomorrow
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Produced by Drake Domingue
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