228: Jane Barrett: A Lady Who Is Growing Her Business Day By Day

TJane-Barrettodays guest is a lady working in the northern town of Harrogate in the UK, who is the founder of “The Career Farm”, where she inspires people across the globe to not look for a career, but instead grow one.

You see career farm, growing…yep it all makes sense.

She doesn’t believe that people are proactive enough in the way they go about earning a living,  with the standard response to most people being the “Well it’s a job isn’t it” kind of response.

She feels that we should be planning our development in the same way as a farmer plans what crops they will sow for maximum yield.

We should be sowing the seeds that will help us reap bountiful rewards later on in our careers.

She started her career as a Chartered Surveyor before re-training as a career coach, but in 1999 found her entrepreneurial spirit when she founded her  first company, focusing on the supply of careers services and information products to Business Schools across the UK and Europe.

But in June 2012 as her business grew more successful, her belief that there was more to offer the world, and of course more to come from herself led her to selling her stake in the company and creating the “Career Farm.”

And it looks like she was right to do so, as with her well received book “If not now, when? How to take charge of your career”, her top ranked podcast “Mission Driven Entrepreneurs” , and  myriad of other things helping people to feel fulfilled in their careers, she is certainly busier than ever.

But when did she realise that people needed to grow their careers, and being true to herself was she always growing her own?

And where does she see the biggest challenegs facing the working population nowadays?

Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Jane Barrett


Show Highlights

During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as:

How she perceives a big dot in her timeline to be the reading of “What colours are your parachutes” and from that point knew that her life would never be the same again.

How nowadays there is almost no stupid ideas as long as you take action and find your market place. This was evidenced by the fact that her dog used to be taken for walks in a London taxi called “Bow Wow Meow!!”

How we should try to find our top skills and develop them for maximum effect to enjoy our lives and earn more than we have ever done previously.

Why it is so important to not only find what you are good at but also try to find what you love too. When the two come together then magic is made.

And lastly…..

Why she loves doing her latest venture the “Mission Driven Entrepreneurs” podcast, as the ability to have conversations with these people is self-development at its best.


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