I just watched this video today. Take a few moments to watch it. This man is using his resources to address some fundamental problems across the world. He makes it sound so simple. I know it’s not quite this simple but he makes it sound simple. Lots to learn here.
“It is not until the point of surrendering and I open my hands to God and say ‘God, I’ve tried please take this over. I am surrendering it to you.”
Welcome to episode 7 of Planting Mars. In this episode I interview Katie Treptau, an entrepreneur/realtor from Minnesota. I came across Katie’s story in an article published in The Bethel Clarion a Publication of Bethel University. The article is called The Business of Hope. It is the same article where I found Trent Anderson’s story from episode 5.
I really wanted to visit with Katie because of the connection she has made between business and mission. In the interview you will hear her passion for her business Olive Branch Boutique and for the mission projects that she supports through her work.
I really enjoyed this interview. Throughout the conversation we hit on subjects from overcoming fear in order to get started on a project, to overcoming her biggest challenge in life, to the bible verse that keeps her motivated each day. I hope you enjoy this interview.
Selected Links From The Episode:
Connect With Katie:
Facebook: Olive Branch Boutique
On the Web: olivebranchboutique.com
Other Links Mentioned in the Episode:
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7:00 How do you stay organized and on task with such a busy life?
10:00 What was your purpose and goal when starting Olive Branch Boutique?
16:05 At what point did you decide you were going to operate your business with a mission?
22:00 How do you make sure you are always taking action on your dreams?
24:08 Here Katie talks about how her dreams are so small compared to what God has in store.
27:30 What is the biggest challenge you have had to face and overcome?
38:30 What motivates you each day?
43:00 How do you maintain your relationship with the Lord?
46:50 What is one thing that really excites you about your current work?
58:10 What do you do to always make sure your marriage is growing or moving forward?
1:02:30 What are some things that dads should be doing for their daughters?
1:10:30 If you could send a tweet that everyone in the world was guaranteed to read what would it say?
“Don’t believe everything you think.”
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“The more things you measure, the more you can feel like you aren’t measuring up.” – Elijah Elkins
In this episode of Planting Mars I interview entrepreneur Elijah Elkins.
- The way he handles his social media feeds during work days.
- His goal to read the entire ESV Study Bible in a year. (Including the footnotes)
- The key scripture that keeps him motivated.
- The way he sets up his day for success.
- Some great ideas that help him remain productive.
Along with so much more. I hope you enjoy this interview with Elijah Elkins. It was a lot of fun for me.
Selected Links for the Episode:
Connect with Elijah Elkins
Other Links Mentioned in the Show.
[4:30] Elijah’s Background Information
[8:40] Is it a challenge for you to live in the moment? “Yes. We have a severe case of modern life.”
[9:30] What are some ways that you live in the moment? Elijah explains a plan for productivity called time blocking.
[10:20] Turn off your social media during the day to remain productive. “If I don’t need it then I don’t want it coming my way.”
[11:00] A more detailed description of time blocking.
[13:00] How do you always make sure you are taking action on your dreams?
[13:48] Elijah explains how he plans to reach his goal of reading the entire ESV Study bible this year (Including the study notes).
[14:40] Are there any other apps that help you reach your goals?
[16:30] AVODA is endeavoring to put many different productivity applications into one view.
[18:55] What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome?
[21:30] What is a key quote or scripture that motivates you each day? Matthew 24:14
[22:55] “Only Jesus and his gospel will make all things new and remove all of the pain.”
[24:50] Do you have some type of morning routine? “The routine is slightly more fixed than the times.” “Run in the morning to get an early win.”
[27:40] Elijah shares his recipe for his morning cup of tea: Organic English Breakfast Tea with 3 spoonfuls of honey and 2 spoonfuls of cream
[30:30] “The more thing that you measure the more you can feel like you aren’t measuring up.”
[31:30] We discuss goal setting and how we sometimes sabotage our goals.
[32:40] What is really exciting for you and your work right now?
[34:40] Were you scared when you started your first business? What pushed you over that fear?
[41:40] How do you guard your time with your spouse? “Talk to your spouse about what her expectations are for time and activities.”
[44:30] What are some non-negotiables when it comes to your family?
[47:40] What can we learn by thinking about big questions? “Elijah discusses an idea about church planting and business combined in a model to advance the gospel.”
[50:40] Listen as Elijah discusses a vision for the digital nomad.
[53:20] Rapid fire questions.
[55:00] If you could send out one tweet that everyone would read what would it say?
[56:00] What is the best purchase you have made for $50.00 or less in the last 6 months?
[58:00] Where can listeners find you?