43D Presents Basic —
Last week, along with the team at 43 Derby Street, we hosted our very first event in the flexible space – Basic – a monthly talk series that encourages open and honest discussion about business.
We had Maryanne Moodie as our guest, who was wonderfully open and generous with her life/work story. We found the chat really insightful and thought we’d share a few take-aways from the night:
- On being asked about growing her business and a very healthy social following, Maryanne reinforced the importance of building community, stepping out from behind the screen and just asking for what you want. We love the simplicity of ‘just ask’ and have been giving it a go ourselves since.
- When questioned about balancing family and a successful business, Maryanne offered up some great advice on being selective in what you choose to pursue. We think this message is so important, it’s okay to do less. It’s okay to prioritise yourself and your family, we don’t have to do everything in a hurry.
- Questions on creativity, originality and having your work copied got a really interesting conversation going. Maryanne had some beautifully simple tips for starting the creative process that stemmed from her days as an art teacher. Having had her work copied multiple times, Maryanne was a strong advocate for moving forward. She had some great thoughts around working on bettering yourself rather than focussing on someone trying to imitate you.
The evening really went to show how much we can learn from each other, we had a diverse range of industries represented in the audience and everyone said they found real value in the discussion.
Basic is held on the last Thursday of every month. The next speaker is very special to us, we recommend coming along! Tickets and further information are available at www.43derbystreet.com/upcoming.
Our word for 2018 —
We’re not into resolutions, our wonderful business mentor suggested a great concept that we love though. A theme word, something that captures the feeling you want to experience in the year ahead.
Our word for 2018 is calm.
2017 was a very exciting and rewarding year for JAC&. We were joined by Sara, did some beautiful work for clients, refined our process and offering, launched 43 Derby Street and collaborated with some very talented peers and suppliers.
We’ve achieved a lot behind the scenes over the past few years and while we will continue to refine and improve our offering, this year we’re looking forward to slowing down and giving more to our clients.
Last year we put some thought into our purpose and uncovered our greatest satisfaction comes from helping build businesses that improve the lives of people who run them.
We love helping people launch and grow businesses in a calm and considered way. We want to help people get more from the branding process, realise their potential and create a business they enjoy working in and on.
We’re looking forward to leading by example and helping our clients approach their branding and marketing in a thoughtful and collected way. Through our relationships with our clients, we hope to help them build a better relationship with their working life.
JAC& x Yuko —
This year, in lieu of gifts, we are spending our Christmas gifting budget on those who really need it.
We believe the work First Call Fund do is incredibly valuable and are pleased to support them in helping introduce disadvantaged children to the arts.
Wishing you and yours a very happy festive season.
Interview: Half & Twice —
Jac recently chatted with Half & Twice about JAC&, 43 Derby Street, milestones, Dolly Parton and a few other fun things too!
You can read the interview here: www.halfandtwice.com/blog/interview-with-jac