An Interview With Penny Bauder

Reduce your carbon footprint: Take public transportation, turn off lights you’re not using and when you leave the room, advocate for clean alternatives to fossil fuels.


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Find ways for virtual learning and in-person learning to co-exist and be personalized. Give students a voice about how they want their lessons delivered. This is critical to reach all students on the level they need, when they need it. Technology allows us to do this and we must take advantage of it.


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Never give up! A key thing we have learnt is that you will almost never get it right on the first attempt, whether product development, your website or your branding, it takes time and evolution and everyone is learning constantly as they go. But that’s the art, don’t give up, as the more time you spend working, adapting, streamlining, and problem solving, the clearer the overall picture becomes and inherently the more successful your business will become.


An Interview With Penny Bauder

The more education and knowledge I acquired helped position me to take on various life challenges from childhood through now. Education has allowed me a vision beyond what I see in front of me. Education helps me in making decisions I need to make. Due to education, I don’t have to rely on information alone; I can analyze and critically think about new information and existing information and synthesize it in a manner that makes sense in my world, my space, my community, my life. The more knowledge I acquire, the better my vision becomes on the information I receive.


An Interview With Penny Bauder

I’d address our student debt crisis through personal finance education. If you graduate with $35,000 in debt, you’ve got to get a job in six months to keep that debt from spiraling out of control. We need to minimize ignorance around personal finance. Finance education should start as early as pre-K. It creates a vicious cycle and lack of personal finance education truly contributes to poverty. We have to do better here.


An Interview With Penny Bauder

I have used my success to make a better place by giving opportunities to those who are typically ignored and refused. Together we get access to various causes and events, and share our knowledge to the world. You can do a lot of good by simply giving someone the opportunity to prove themselves. I don’t think people really understand the importance of acknowledging those typically ignored nor their determination.


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Working won’t feel like working anymore — it will just become a part of who you are.


An Interview With Penny Bauder

No means not right now — When I was younger I used to sell at weekly Farmer’s Market. I was excited when people would come to my booth. After I gave my pitch, sometimes people would not buy anything. It was hard to not make the sale, but sometimes they would come back hours later and pick up a few things.


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Realize where you are in your current reality, and understand what the barriers are that are preventing you from succeeding. Look at the bridges that help you and aid you in moving forward and then look at how you see your future. Remove the blinders from your current reality and understand how you are going to meet your goals and achieve success.


An Interview With Penny Bauder

Social media success ≠ general success. While social media is a necessity for musicians, my goal is not to be social media famous or viral. That doesn’t mean you should neglect social media entirely, but definitely put more focus into honing your craft and making good music.

Penny Bauder

Environmental scientist-turned-entrepreneur, Founder of Green Kid Crafts

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