Episode 54: AJ Copeland – From Quitting Her Job to Commissioning Her First Painting

by | Aug 16, 2020 | Interviews with Leaders | 0 comments

“My career doesn’t have to look a specific way in order for it to be fulfilling for me.”

-AJ Copeland


AJ is a hairstylist turned artist from Oxnard, California who fought crippling back pain to ensure she was showing up for her clients. When she realized enough was enough, she quit her job in the pursuit of happiness.

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@AnArtWitch on Instagram
@Xandretha on Instagram
AnArtWitch.com is the future website where AJ will be selling and commissioning her work and paintings

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00:05:20 Welcome, AJ!
00:10:20 AJ’s Background as a Hairstylist
00:12:50 Putting Clients Before Personal Well-being
00:20:36 Knowing This Path Isn’t Right for Her
00:26:05 Using COVID as a Catalyst
00:30:20 AJ’s Pursuit of Happiness
00:39:07 Scaling Up the Pursuits You Love
00:41:32 Setting Her Own Boundaries & Scaling Her Business
00:43:23 The Mechanics of Artwork
00:53:16 Our Relationship with Time
00:54:34 AJ’s Life-Changing Book
00:59:55 Thanking AJ
01:00:53 Connect with AJ

AJ’s Life-Changing Book
“Anthem” by Ayn Rand

Additional Resources
Hashtag Questions with the B&T Boys
Trey Battle Rapping
AJ Battle Rapping
“The 4-Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss
Fear Setting with Tim Ferriss
Episode #51: Tia Holmes on The Mosaic Life Podcast
“On the Shortness of Life” by Seneca
“1984” by George Orwell
“Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury
“Grapes of Wrath” John Steinbeck
“The Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand

Words of Wisdom
“If your bowl is empty, how can you feed anybody else?” -Buddhist Proverb
“Life is divided into three parts: what was, what is and what shall be. Of these three periods, the present is short, the future is doubtful and the past alone is certain.” -Seneca

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