Super Julie Braun of Super Purposes: How To Successfully Ride The Emotional Highs & Lows Of Being An Entrepreneur

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13 min readMay 10, 2021


Courage. I think you have to be courageous to not take the path that everyone else takes. There is no correct path to becoming an entrepreneur, there is just your way. When I started out I knew I did not want a venture capitalist to take my idea and go that route. Instead, I went bare-bones with my lifestyle, definitely a road less taken. To start up the business I lowered my expenses to between $300 and $400 a month! Top ramen never tasted so good!

Being a founder, entrepreneur, or business owner can have many exciting and thrilling moments. But it is also punctuated with periods of doubt, slump, and anxiety. So how does one successfully and healthily ride the highs and lows of Entrepreneurship? In this series, called “How To Successfully Ride The Emotional Highs & Lows Of Being An Entrepreneur,” we are talking to successful entrepreneurs who can share stories from their experience. I had the pleasure of interviewing Super Julie Braun.

Super Julie Braun (she/her/hers), 40 years young is a socially conscious volunteer and vegetarian with her company Super Purposes™ based in Seattle, Washington. Through her struggles and obstacles, she maintained the mindset of never giving up by creating optimal organizational skills and priding herself on a self-deprecating sense of humor, being socially and emotionally intelligent, and leading with inspiration. She intends to spend the rest of her life helping others grow by attaining the career and salary they deserve!

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive in, our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you tell us a bit about your ‘backstory’ and how you got started?

As a young adult, I quickly rose in corporate jobs leading creative teams for Victoria’s Secret, MTV, Nike, Estee Lauder, and Carter’s Childrenswear. I never fit in. I was ashamed of my learning disability; it…