ManiFeasting An Intentional Life feat. Kim Rickards (022)

In this episode, I speak to Kim Rickards, Co-Founder of ManiFeast, about her company, the importance of living an intentional life, especially as she currently transitions from a 9-5 to full-time entrepreneurship.

In this episode, I speak to Kim Rickards, Co-Founder of ManiFeast (see bio below), about her company, the importance of living an intentional life, especially as she currently transitions from a 9-5 to full-time entrepreneurship.  We discuss:

  • Introduction
  • How are you connected to Jamaica?
  • Tell me about transitioning from 9-5 to full-time entrepreneurship?
  • How Kim and I met
  • Are you open to meeting new people or ‘No New Friends’?
  • How does meeting people with intention tie into the ManiFeast brand?
  • Explain how ManiFeast works?
  • How do you network? What is your networking mindset?
  • What makes you keep in contact after the initial meeting?
  • How do you ensure networking doesn’t feel janky or inauthentic?
  • How do you think your Jamaican upbringing has contributed to the person that you are now given that you were born and raised in the USA?
  • Were you always intentional?
  • What future do you see for ManiFeast?
  • What has the feedback been to ManiFeast?
  • Tell me some steps that people can take to become more intentional?
  • Do use timelines in your intentionality?
  • What are some of your greatest fears?
  • Would you have the journey of your life any other way?
  • Are there any books that have inspired you on the journey?
  • When is the next ManiFeast? (http://manifeasttoday.com)
  • Final words

A Little Something About Kim Rickards 

Kim Rickards is the Creator & Co-Founder of ManiFeast, a global resource platform for professionals of colour that curates experiences and provides best practices and tips to empower intentional relationship building, job readiness, and entrepreneurship.

During her career journey, Kim has worn many hats within the Advertising, Entertainment, Finance, Non-Profit and Tech industries including Global Events Marketing Associate and Executive Assistant at companies such as Viacom, Make-A-Wish Foundation, American Express, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

ManiFeast is the marriage of Kim’s professional experience to a few of her favourite things;  connecting people and a great conversation.

Follow ManiFeast on:
Instagram: http://instagram.com/_manifeast
Twitter: http://twitter.com/_manifeast
Facebook: http://facebook.com/ManiFeast

You can also learn more about ManiFeast at:
https://www.manifeasttoday.com/
https://linktr.ee/Manifeast


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NOTABLE QUOTES:

In response to the statement, “Sometimes you think you are going to drown if you help someone else.”

“Connecting intentionally makes you realise that you aren’t going to drown, you’re just going to pull someone up.”

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