Tell us about yourself. How did the idea for your business come about?
My name is Kimberly Fisher. You can call me an adventurer. I’m a writer, author, blogger, luxury lifestyle expert, travel guru and Internet Entrepreneur.
I’ve had over 8 years of experience in marketing, communications, brand management and events, among others.
Throw into the mix a past life of beauty pageants, modeling, acting and real estate and you get the kind of person I am.
As a luxury lifestyle & travel expert and certified restless soul, I have traveled the world exploring everything from luxury hotels to off-the-beaten-path adventures in almost every state and 53 different countries.
I love traveling and writing, so I figured why not makes a business out of it and do something I love?
What are your long-term career goals?
I would like to make Jetsetera and LuxeSoul full lifestyle brands. Jetsetera will continue gaining traffic and followers, and providing readers with the most on-trend news of the luxury travel market.
At the moment, I am sourcing an organic yoga clothing line for LuxeSoul, we are doing our first LuxeSoul Wellness Retreat this year and it continues to grown into a bigger and better health and wellness portal. I am also contemplating changing some of the content format to video, and possibly extent to a podcast.
To what do you most attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?
I think being involved in so many different sides of the business gives me a different perspective. Staying positive, keeping an open mind, being focused and just trying things until something fits and resonates with you. Not everyday is going to be easy, but work is easier if it is something that you love. The five key elements for starting and running a business to me: passion, a clear vision, choosing an emerging market, knowing your market and having a great team surrounding you.
Where you see yourself and your business in 3-5 years?
In 3-5 years Jetsetera and LuxeSoul will be thriving and pretty much running themselves. I will always keep busy writing, and will hopefully have both a published travel book and romance novel at that point.
If you could leave our readers with one last piece of business advice, what would it be?
Follow your dreams. Don’t listen to people that tell you it won’t work, or it’s impossible. Do what you love. Life is too short to be miserable or have negative energy around you. There is also no time like the present. Don’t wait until you feel like everything is “perfect” or “the timing is right” to take that dream trip or quit the job that makes you miserable. Find a balance between your work life and your personal life. You never know what tomorrow may bring, so be grateful for every moment. Appreciate those around you that add to your life, and gracefully detach from those that don’t.