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Kristina Karlsson

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How to Make Your Dream Life a Reality with Kristina Karlsson

Food Matters Podcast

What would you do if you couldn’t fail? It’s the question that drives Kristina Karlsson, the dreamer behind Swedish-design stationery company Kikki K, which went from an idea at 3 a.m. to her opening 100 stores across the globe. Kristina is endlessly passionate about helping people like you to create their dream life and today we're going to talk about how she got started on the work that she does today, the importance of having a dream, and how you too can turn your dreams into reality. In today’s conversation, together we explore the relationship between values, dreams, and purpose, and how one of Kristina’s greatest visions has helped to give back to schools in Zimbabwe. She balances her self-doubt with big dreams and is on a mission to inspire one million others to do the same. In this week's episode with Kristina Karlsson you’ll discover: Kristina's radical story and her 3 am list. Kristina's top 4 tips for success. Top questions to ask yourself when listing out your dreams. The beauty of giving back and one woman's mission to inspire. How negative self-talk could be holding you back. Using self-care and self-love to serve your dreams. Kristina's morning ritual. How to align your life with your values. This episode is set to inspire you to let go of the limiting beliefs holding you back and start to make your dream life your reality. You have everything you need inside of yourself - now go! Episode resources: Watch Transcendence Documentary Series (website) Learn more about Kristina Karlsson (Instagram) Your Dream Life Starts Here (book) Tererai Trent Organization (website) The Demartini Value Determination Process (website) The Food Matters Guide to Mastering Your Morning (guide) If you enjoyed this podcast, please share it with your friends and family on social media or leave a comment. We'd love to hear from you, and hear about your experience with setting goals and chasing after your dreams.


21 Sep 2021

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Kristina Karlsson - Don't Waste A Good Crisis | Perspectives Podcast

PERSPECTIVES With Remi (Sharon) Pearson

Perspectives Shownotes – Kristina Karlsson  Today, on the #Perspective podcast join me with Kristina Karlsson; the Founder and Creative Director of global Swedish design and stationery business, kikki.KKristina is an inspirational woman with a lovely story. It was a pleasure to hear from her and the journey of moving country, figuring out what matters most to her. Which ultimately led her to creating kikki.k.  We discussed the importance of starting before you are ready. If you have an idea or a dream, you need to go for it and work it out along the way. You'll never have all the answers in the beginning.That led us to the value of being optimistic and confident in making mistakes and learning. Education is so vital in growth, and you must consistently reinvest in yourself to continue to grow. 'Systems lead to expansion'. We explored how the development of good systems reaps the benefits in the long run and allows for businesses to expand.We finished with a discussion of our values and shared advice to others with aspirations; 'Live your dream!' And act, don't wait, because life is short. In the podcast we explore together:5.40 What Matters Most?10:55 Start Before you’re Ready 26.30 Be Optimistic & Confident in Making Mistakes & Learning From Them 29.00 Systemise to Expand 36.00 Value your Education, Reinvest in Yourself43.15 Embrace your Impatience1.00.36 Live Your Dream 1.05.50 Life is Short, Don't Wait LINKS: YourDreamLifeStartsHere.com “Your Dream Life Starts Here” – Kristina Karlssonhttps://play.google.com/store/audiobooks/details?id=AQAAAECMYzAjrM&gl=AU&hl=en-AU&source=productsearch&utm_source=HA&utm_medium=SEM&utm_campaign=PLA&pcampaignid=MKT-EDR-apac-AU-1003227-Med-pla-bk-Evergreen-Jul0121-PLA-Audiobooks_HealthandFitness_General&gclid=CjwKCAjwvuGJBhB1EiwACU1Aidb-KAycyvEl1eOwNwu2QzSQNz4zQu1SqFi-P0axpvGCyODP6fy0iRoCmnkQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds “The Wealthy Gardener” – John Soforichttps://www.fishpond.com.au/Books/Wealthy-Gardener-John-Soforic/9780593189740?utm_source=googleps&utm_medium=ps&utm_campaign=AU&gclid=CjwKCAjwvuGJBhB1EiwACU1AiXa_JRVOod3_G3oCzPixE3XvcgqR8nYC_WKGPglgR5p5MgcLnQ9Z7BoCAXMQAvD_BwE “The Power Of Now” – Ed Carrollhttps://www.audible.com.au/pd/The-Power-of-Now-Audiobook/B00FGF9FXM?source_code=M2MORSH051016002X&ipRedirectOverride=true&gclid=CjwKCAjwvuGJBhB1EiwACU1AiRz-xOVK_cYw7XusmRR04tSoWercMo8F5bFeFeEUfg8DKnr2VK7_XhoCVNoQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Instagram: @KristinaKikkiKhttps://www.instagram.com/kristinakikkik/

1hr 14mins

15 Sep 2021

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Kristina Karlsson (founder of Kikki.K.) joins us for a Cuppa conversation around writing your dream life!


It’s so important to create and follow your dreams because by dreaming, we can all help make the world a better place, starting with us! Kristina Karlsson is the Founder and Creative Director of global Swedish design and stationery business, kikki.K. After growing up on a small farm in country Sweden, at the age of 22 Kristina found herself in a new country, half a world away from family and friends, with little money and no idea what to do with her life. So what was a girl to do? Imagine what her dream life could look like – and then make it happen. Kristina is on a mission to encourage people the world over to create and follow their own dreams. She wants 101 million people to write their own dreams on paper and set about bringing them to life.Like to watch the Cuppa Of Life Cafe Live? Book your virtual seat at www.cuppaoflife.comWant to make a donation to todays episode charity partner? https://cuppa-life-virtual-cafe.raisely.com/


17 Oct 2020

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Kristina Karlsson – Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do

Don't Stop Us Now! Podcast

Our guest this week is Kristina Karlsson, the entrepreneur and founder of global Swedish design and stationery business, kikki.K.  What’s unprecedented about this episode is that just as we were in the process of putting this out to the world, Kristina’s beloved nearly 20 year old business fell in to Administration with the latest news saying they are looking for buyers or investors to keep the business alive. When we recorded our interview with Kristina just a few weeks ago she talked about challenging times in retail but, not surprisingly, she didn’t go into details of the current situation. What we’ve been struck by is how positive and strong Kristina is, even now in her social posts. And that comes through so strongly in this episode where you’ll hear about:  The ups and downs of starting your own retail business and how tough you need to be  Kristina’s passion for having dreams and chasing them (She’s also written a book called ‘Your Dream Life Starts Here’ to inspire others to write down and chase their dreams.)  How she credits becoming a Mother with giving her more balance And the quirky yet ingenious way Kristina learnt to perfect her business English early on!Plus, 3 lucky listeners have the chance to win a copy of Kristina’s book here but hurry, entries close in a few weeks.We’re sending loads of positive energy and good wishes to all involved with kikki.K and hope the business survives. Now without further ado enjoy this conversation with the inspiring and positive Kristina Karlsson. Links of InterestKristina on InstagramKristina on LinkedInYour Dream Life Podcastkikki.K on Instagramkikki.K websitekikki.K Pinterestkikki.K Facebook See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


12 Mar 2020

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Kikki-K founder Kristina Karlsson on creating a leading Australian retail brand | #7

Idea Exchange American Express

In this episode, the story of a young Swedish farm girl who moved to Australia when shewas 22, and with little command of the English language, managed to create a globalstationary business that now has over 100 stores in 5 countries employing up to 1,000people in the busy time … plus an online store selling to 147 countries.Kristina Karlsson is the founder and Creative Director of Kikki-K … a global Swedish designand stationery business she launched in 2001 when she cleverly managed to convince herthen partner (now husband) Paul, to sell his home and max out all his credit cards in orderto bring her dream to life.Well, her power of persuasion worked a treat, as Kikki-K is now a household name on theAustralian stationary scene … a brand, that in Kristina’s own words is ‘empowering andinspiring stationery lovers everywhere to live their best life’.But, as you’re about to find out, the growth of this retail juggernaut hasn’t all been smoothsailing, as Kristina juggled opening up stores in multiple countries, with the pressures offamily life and growing her dream business.I caught up with her at Kikki-K’s inner-Melbourne headquarters.Support the show: https://www.americanexpress.com/au/credit-cards/membership-benefits/idea-exchange/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


2 Mar 2020

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Episode 12: Kristina Karlsson

Vogue Codes

Vogue Australia's deputy editor, Jessica Montague, chats to Kristina Karlsson: the founder and creative director of Swedish design and stationery business, Kikki.K. From a 3am idea that launched her business to now reaching 147 countries worldwide, Kristina discusses how formulating clear goals and dreams has helped her reach her vision today.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


11 Feb 2020

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Kristina Karlsson, Founder of kikki.K, supporting one hundred and one million people to live their dream life

Giant Thinkers Podcast

Giants, this is episode #76! Today’s guest is an enormous inspiration. She’s the Founder and Creative Director of kikki.K, the award winning, global Swedish design and stationery business that offers stylish gifts, seasonal collections, stationery (of course) and functional organising tools – all to inspire and empower people to live their best life. Currently, kikki.K has 102 stores, they are stocked in another 250, and sold online in over 147 countries worldwide.. Needless to say the growth of this brand is staggeringly impressive. What makes it so, is how kikki.K all started. Our guest wrote on a piece of paper – all her dreams at 3am one morning when she couldn’t sleep, she was 22 years old. That was the seed. And in this episode we uncover the entire origin story, which is a testament to the power of staying true to our own dreams. Speaking of, since she emigrated to Australia from Sweden a couple of decades ago, it’s been her ambition to spread the power of dreaming big to the masses. So much so, she has set herself a target to inspire one hundred and one million people to write down three specific dreams, and to go chase after them. Some of the topics we spoke about include: Where she gets her inspiration to create the products that she releases What factors have influenced her level of scale Her self-care practices, including her 5am “holy hour” What she’s learnt from being coached 1:1 by Robin Sharma. So if you’re someone who also has big, bold ambitions but don’t know where to start, or perhaps there’s a voice inside you, nudging you that there’s something lacking, then this episode will be right up your alley. I present to you … the endless dreamer and powerhouse doer … Kristina Karlsson! More on Kristina Karlsson and kikki.K can be found via the links below: Kikki-k.com LinkedIn: Kristina Karlsson kikki.K’s Facebook Page Twitter: @kikkiK Instagram: @kikki.k Instagram: @kristinakikkik Your Dream Life Starts Here Axel Karlsson’s YouTube Subscribe to The Giant Thinkers Podcast on iTunes. Want to know the most productive tool that has helped me accelerate my progress? It’s the Five-Minute Journal; the simplest, most effective thing you can do everyday to be happier. It’s a physical journal that gives you a positive quote, followed by three questions you answer in the morning and two questions to answer in the evening before bed. It basically anchors your mind in a positively focused, intentional and grateful mindset, in less than 5 minutes a day. Grab yours here: GiantThinkers.com/fiveminutejournal

1hr 15mins

30 Dec 2019

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Kristina Karlsson - Dream, Do, Share

Dan Churchill's The Epic Table

Team! On today's episode of the podcast, we have Kristina Karlsson!! Kristina is the Founder and CEO of the legendary stationary Business, Kikki.K. Kikki.K can be found in 147 countries worldwide with 102 flagship stores, and is stocked with 250 + more retailers. Whilst munching on some beet cured salmon, we get to know all about Kristina's upbringing in Sweden, and how she attained her work ethic. We learned about the origin of her brand and, We talk about the significance of asking ourselves those vital questions to help fulfill our dreams! If you want to learn more about Kristina and her brand Kikki.k, you can check out her instagram ( @KristinaKikkik ) or her website ( https://www.kikki-k.com/ )Thanks Legends!!

1hr 4mins

6 Nov 2019

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143. Kristina Karlsson - Your Dream Life Starts Here, Short

The I Love Success Podcast

This week's guest is a true power woman. She is the Founder of global Swedish design and stationery business, kikki.K, which has products now distributed in over 2,000 stores globally and customers in 147 countries. And she has sold over 50,000 copies of her debut book, Your Dream Life Starts Here. After growing up on a small farm in Sweden, at the age of 22 she found herself in a new country, half a world away from family and friends, with little money and no idea what to do with her life. So what was a girl to do? Imagine what her dream life could look like – and then make it happen. With deep personal experience of the power of dreaming and then doing, Kristina Karlsson is on a mission to encourage people all over the world to create and follow their own dreams. Her new dream is to inspire and empower over 101 million people just like you to write their own dreams on paper and set about bringing them to life. Why? Because by dreaming, we can all help make the world a better place. Shownotes: Your Dream Life Starts Here The host is Peter Jumrukovski a Real Estate Agent, World medalist and Author with the mission to help at least 10 million people in 10 years to accomplish their dreams. For more information visit: http://www.ilovesuccess.co Sponsor: Panos Emporio http://www.panos.com Music and production: Tobi Fanoiki Advisor: Malick Jarboh


15 Sep 2019

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Kristina Karlsson: travel to founder of Kikki K

Freedom Hunters

Kristina is the founder of the stationary and lifestyle brand Kikki K, which has stores in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, UK, Singapore and Hong Kong. And it is available online in over 140 countries around the world. Kristina really is living her dream life. But before she started Kikki K, Kristina tried different jobs in hospitality and travel, finding that none of them were the right fit for her. And it was during a sleepless night of not knowing and worrying about what she should do with her life that she wrote a list of exactly what she wanted from her career and lifestyle. What she wrote down didn’t include running a global stationery brand, but it was from that list that Kikki K was born. Kristina talks about how she went from that sleepless night to starting up her business and what the early days were like. We talk about mentoring, the importance of trying out different jobs and what success is for her. For anyone wondering what to do with their life, how to find out what their passion is or how to steer their career in a new direction, Kristina’s advice is going to be hugely inspiring.  Kikki K: https://www.kikki-k.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


1 Sep 2019