BlogHer’10: Interview with GenY @chipassionistas

BlogHer 2010, @chipassionistas, Jill felska, Jenn Korducki

@Jskow1, @felska, and @jennkorducki at BlogHer '10

At the 2010 BlogHer conference in New York City, I was excited to attend my very first session on “Gen Y Passionistas: Making Your Passion ‘Work’ For You”. Being a GenYer myself, I wanted to hear other impressions about the topic. I researched the two speakers and found it interesting how they began a business without a business degree. At the panel, I got to know how they reached that stage of where they are today.

One year ago, the @chipassionistas: Jill Felska and Jenn Korducki, founded Pursuing Our Passion (POP!) Social Media Inc. Providing branding services and media strategies for clients. They decided to take the risk of starting their own business by establishing a brand through their sweat and drive of wanting to help people. The entrepreneurs learned to trust their gut in the beginning of their journey, remaining optimistic at all times. Their advice for GenYers is to “focus on what leaves you energized at the end of the day.”

I had the opportunity to speak with the @chipassionistas about their process and prospective in creating their own business at such an early stage in their career. Here are a few of their responses on the topic:

Some words of inspiration from Jill that she heard from an old professor of hers: “I like to think of it as ‘Thank God It’s Monday, not TGIF’ because you should be able to enjoy all seven days of the week, not only two.” No matter what kind of career you have, it’s always a great feeling to wake up each morning with energy to go to work!

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