Money doesn't have to be that much of an obstacle! A conversation with Lucy Johnston.


A favourite saying at some of our sites is “Eat, Sleep, Drill, Repeat!”


Hey friends, welcome back, it’s always such a joy to be in the company of great women! The other day, I came across this quote (if you know me, I’m a sucker for a good quote).  It comes from the slaveborn philosopher Epictetus


No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.


This quote is fairly straightforward, yet carries a lot of weight. The basic message is that great things—projects, business, innovations, works of art, personal goals—take time and effort to produce. Patience is a virtue, and to do great things you must couple it with unrelenting persistence.



Success is not something that happens in an instant, no matter the nature. You may hear tales of overnight successes from time to time, but you’re not getting the whole story. What you’re really seeing is somebody seizing an opportunity thanks to the years of hard work and preparation they’ve put in. You may be seeing their “fig” for the first time, but they spent a lot of time and energy growing it.


In this episode I’m taking with Gold Coast, yes you heard that right, Gold Coast Australia businesswoman of the year Lucy Johnston. Lucy and her husband Craig, founded TCLH (Temp Chef Labour Hire) in 2015 with humble beginnings servicing the local restaurants around the Gold Coast.


TCLH provides specialist remote hospitality staffing solutions throughout Australia. 


Their story is not an overnight success story. Far from it in fact. From threadbare beginnings writing out contracts for prospective clients at their local library, the pair have grown the company to reach far-flung corners of Australia, much to the benefit of the hospitality workers they enlist and the people who get fed delicious meals in remote areas.



My quote for this episode is this:


“A river cuts trough rock, not because of it’s power but because of it’s persistence"


- Jim Watkins

In this episode Lucy and I discuss: 

  • How to take a chance and see what life has planned for you

  • How to view failure as success

  • How to let business be an extension of yourself

  • How to begin with your end goal in mind

Friend, you are in for a treat. I might be biased, however I absolutely loved this conversation with Lucy, from growth opportunities, business tips, vulnerability & all the in-betweens. I'm sure your inspiration tank will be filled to the brim with this episode.

If you loved this Episode, shoot me and Lucy a DM on Instagram with your favourite part of the episode, because we would love to hear from you 

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