Entrepreneur Katie Treptau – Planting Mars [Ep. 007]

“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.



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Selected Links From The Episode:

Connect With Katie:

Instagram: @katie.treptau      @olivebranch.boutique

Facebook: Olive Branch Boutique

On the Web: olivebranchboutique.com

Other Links Mentioned in the Episode:

Youth With A Mission

Feed My Starving Children

Teen Challenge

Unlock Hope (Use discount code SameShirtYesterday to receive a 20% discount on your entire order.)

Books Mentioned:

Start by Jon Acuff

Trust Edge by David Horsager

Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life by Don Whitney

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

The Shack by William P. Young


Show Notes:

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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