Trista Signe Ainsworth is a self-taught gluten free chef. She runs and owns The Cheery Chef and serves healthy to-go meals locally as well as runs her blog. She is a wife and mom to an awesome 8 year old boy in Beaverton, Oregon.
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- [01:00] – Trista cooks dinners on a new platform called Josephine, which is like Uber, but for your dinner
- [01:13] – She loves working at home creating menus
- [01:35] – She loves her freedom with her family
- [02:31] – One BIG and Unique Value Bomb: “I’m big on customer service… If I get negative feedback or a bad review, I try look at it as an opportunity to take responsibility, see what I can fix, and really be honest about any mistakes”
- [03:41] – Regular flour from the store needs to be replaced by 3 different mixes of flour for gluten-free baked goodies
- [04:19] – What was your goal for The Freedom Journal and how did you crush it? “My first goal was to write and publish my first cookbook, Recipes for a Cheery Life”
- [05:19] – Publishing her book made Trista more confident about putting things out there
- [06:05] – Take the first step, even without seeing the whole staircase
- [07:50] – How do you define Productivity? “It’s finding the correct or the right things daily that move you forward, step by step”
- [09:03] – Trista struggles with balancing tasks with the time she has
- [10:20] – How do you define Discipline? “Sticking to a routine or certain daily goals that are really non-negotiable for you”
- [10:46] – Reading every day is a non-negotiable goal for Trista
- [11:04] – Trista struggles with being a morning person
- [12:30] – How do you define Focus? “It’s being able to choose one area to concentrate on at a time”
- [13:00] – Trista sometimes thinks she needs to be everywhere and she needs to do everything, which is her biggest struggle with focus
- [13:39] – Trista makes daily lists which help her focus on what needs to get done
- [15:03] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “I actually grew up with my parents as entrepreneurs… but for some reason, I thought I had to go to college and get some sort of job.”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Just get it done!”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “Preparing the night before”
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- [18:03] – “Find what makes you truly happy and keep doing that every day”
- [18:14] – Get Trista’s FREE gift for Fire Nation at TheCheeryChef.com/fire Download Trista’s free recipe book!
- [18:26] – Connect with Trista on Instagram and at [email protected]
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