Pop Quiz, Monday with Deborah Sawyerr
The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.
I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.
Can you please tell everyone your name?
What is your job role?
Money Literacy Educator
Tell us about your company?
I teach kids, young adults, and adults how to be financially fit and smart.
What do you love most about your job?
I love that I am making an impact in the lives of those that I educate and solving a global problem at the same time.
What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
My teen daughters motivate me to get up every day. They were instrumental in me starting my business and brand.
How do your co-workers inspire you?
Fortunately, I am a lone ranger, so co-workers do not come into the equation right now – although that will change in the future.
How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
I have fun by listening to jazz whilst I’m working. I also do some dancing exercise online to entertain my audience.
What are some of the challenges of your job?
Some of the challenges of my job is working alone for long hours, waiting for things to pick up and getting some customers to take the plunge in being financially literate.
What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
I was involved in educating a customer financial education on a 121 basis. One of the lessons I learnt was to actively listen to what my customers say as it helped to shape additional areas of education that I can provide – which I had never thought about.
What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
I mentored a client who started in my industry. The advice I have was to follow her passion, belief in the process and never deviate from the path she was taking regardless of what the rest of the world says.
Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web: