Why Attitude and Will Are All You Need To Be A Successful Interior Designer with Jodie Carter

Interior Design Podcast, Interior Design Career, Interior Design School, Interior Design Business, Interior Design Mentor, Interior Designer, Business of Design, Jodie Carter

Have you ever listened to a podcast and thought, “Hey, I feel the same way, too! I could do that”? That’s how Jodie Carter felt when she first heard Kimberley Seldon on the Business of Design podcast. An amazing designer with a ton of knowledge to share, she has partnered with the Business of Design coaching program to help others start their own interior design businesses.

If you’re like her, who loves learning by doing, think about where you could be in the next 5 or 10 years. What if you could manifest your dreams into reality? It’s definitely possible, and Jodie is living proof of that. She has an amazing approach to her business and believes in abundance and getting what she wants.

So what are you waiting for? Listen to learn more about Jodie’s career journey in interior design and how having a “can-do” attitude gave her an edge over other designers.

Why you’ve got to check out today’s episode
  • Discover how to turn your passion into a successful career in interior design

  • Find out how to start your interior design career backward through learning by doing

  • Learn the 7 ways you can avoid experiencing extreme highs and lows when starting your interior design business

    About the Guest:

    Jodie Carter, a designer from Sydney, Australia, is passionate about interior design and serves her clients by designing their dream homes and guiding them through complex renovations to achieve amazing results. She has 17 years of experience in the field and knows what features are important to her clientele, such as comfort, beauty, sanctuary, home, family, and love. She has perfected her processes and knows she can deliver an enjoyable, satisfying end result on time and on budget.

    Connect with Jodie Carter:
    Website: jodiecarterdesign.com.au/
    IG: @jodiecarterdesignjcd

      Check out these episode highlights

      7:54 – Jodie’s unusual route getting into interior design and how she worked her way into it backward

      11:04 – How she started her career in interior design

      12:50 – Why she’s confident to move into color consulting and how it led her to interior design

      16:31 – How to have a “can-do” attitude even when you’re only a newbie

      • Figure it out as you go along
      • Be determined to become an Interior Designer who will say yes to every project, regardless of how you feel on the inside
      • Do thorough research on how to do it through magazines, online, and through your network
      • Know how much others charge for their services
      • Never repeat something that didn’t come off as great
      • Look back to see how far you’ve come

      21.01 – 7 ways you can avoid experiencing extreme highs and lows when starting your interior design business

      1. Listen to the Business of Design podcast and join if you can because it’s a game-changer.
      2. Have a backup plan.
      3. It’s a bloody hard job BUT do it.
        Imagine if Jodie stopped and thought about all the things that could happen or would happen; she would never have begun. So if it’s something you’re passionate about and interested in, go for it!
      4. Can’t make it to university? There are online courses and diplomas in interior design.
      5. Start with the basics.
        Jodie began with color. If you’d like to start your own business and are not interested in working for a company, start with decorating instead of the actual design. If you start at a basic level, the jobs grow with each one, so you learn more. There’s nothing like hands-on experience to teach you.
      6. Never say, “No, I don’t have any idea how to do that.” Instead, say, “Let me get back to you. I’ll check that out.” Then go and do your research.
        Each client or project has different needs, and it’s impossible to know everything about everything. So whether you’re seeing an interior designer or one starting, there’s always going to be a time when you’re like, “Let me get back to you because I haven’t run into that scenario before.” There’s no harm in that. People understand you can only know some things about everything.
      7. Join Facebook groups.
        People are now more willing than ever to share information, so take advantage of that and ask away. 
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