We had the good fortune of connecting with Lizzy Brodie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lizzy, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
The thought process for me was “How can I make this more legit and more structured? And make an income from it?.” I was just ready to take myself, my brand and expertise to the next level. So, I leaned on my mentors and did a ton of research and started putting it all together!
What should our readers know about your business?
So I have my website, LizzyBrodie.com, that is centered around hip-hip because I grew up on that music and love everything about the culture. I launched that in 2013. I’m incredibly proud of that platform and it’s growth over the years. In 2018 I launched Lizzy Brodie Consulting and that was an amazing night. I had a star studded launch party with all my closest friends, colleagues and business partners- it was so fun! I really love connecting dots and giving people knowledge to grow in their endeavors. Sometimes you get stuck or don’t know how to start something or need all these resources and it can be overwhelming! That’s where I come in. My network and resources are pretty endless and I put in the time and research to cater to what a client needs. It’s very rewarding for me! And it gives me the opportunity to work with my friends as business partners and that’s gold for me! Overcoming challenges is tough, because building a brand or starting a business is not easy. You have to stick to the vision. Plan A might not work, go to plan b or c! Keep the vision but know the journey has variables but always lessons attached. Press your issue. Keep your faith. Write things down, make vision boards, read, exercise, keep your mindset healthy, motivated and inspired. It’s not easy but that’s what I did. I’ve lost motivation and had it come back 10 fold. It’s like that sometimes. As long as you know that and keep pressing, you’ll be good. Biggest lesson I’ve learned is not all money is good money and if you’re not passionate behind it, don’t do it. Biggie said “only make moves when your heart’s in it,” and I live by that. I have it tattooed actually.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Okay so I’m great at this! I have so many out of town friends of friends ask me where to go, what to do, etc. Best friend fly’s in and we’re definitely going to Brunch! I love Sassafras, The Lobby, Four Friends Kitchen. Then we go to the dispensary & we’re going to Wolf Pac Cannabis. Definitely have to cruise around 5 Points and the Rino neighborhood to check out the street art and murals, stop in to see my friends a Be A Good Person grab lunch at Welton St Cafe. If it’s nice out, we’re either driving to hike St Mary’s Glacier OR driving into Boulder to hike around Chautauqua and maybe go check out the Boulder Falls. Dinner at someplace time- Ocean Prime or Simms Steakhouse (for the view). If the clubs were open, depending on the night we would be probably wherever DJ Topshelf is at! That’s my boy! The aquarium, the zoo, Clifford Still museum, MCA- there’s so much to see and do in Colorado, it’s pretty endless. Oh and the concerts?! Red Rocks, The Ogden, Mission Ballroom, Cervantes- all amazing venues. Can’t wait for shows to start back up!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Wow! There’s so many! The first 2 people that come to mind is Reed, the owner of Ink Monstr and Redman. Those 2 have really been supporting me, my hustles and teaching me so much since the very beginning of my entrepreneurial life. To me, they’re both legends and I’m so thankful to have them in my life. I’m not sure I’d be where I’m at today without their support and guidance.