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This week on Inspired Edinburgh we have Laura Kate Thompson.

Laura is the Founder of Blondilox. Porridge. No rules.

Blondilox was born out of her personal health journey after battling an eating disorder and burnout. She is stirring up the porridge game with pop up events and her range is now available in well known Edinburgh health stores Hanover Healthfoods and Jan De Vries.

Laura discusses her background in music journalism, her health challenges, the creation of Blondilox as well as her views on success, purpose and the millennial generation.

1.30 – Background and growing up

2.50 – Leaving school and moving away

5.00 – Learnings from Acting school

7.30 – Career path

9.00 – Meeting a mentor and 

11.30 – Getting into music and music journalism

13.00 – Other roles in the music industry, shiny object syndrome

14.50 – Wanting to run her own business

15.30 – Poor ethics in the media and music industries

17.30 – Burnouts and working in offices

18.30 – Working in Holland

20.00 – Managing talent, drive and determination 

22.00 – Relationships and business

23.30 – Making the most of experiences

25.30 – Impatience and burn out

27.30 – Coming back to Edinburgh

28.30 – Obsession with eating and developing an eating disorder 

34.00 – What was Laura’s eating like?

36.30 – Admitting she had a problem

39.00 – Acceptance and path to recovery

43.00 – Blondilox and why porridge

46.30 – Staring the business and building the brand

48.00 – Asking for help

49.30 – Long term vision for the brand

52.30 – Social media strategy 

56.00 – How millennials are perceived 

57.50 – The desire for freedom

59.20 – Number of millennials pursuing entrepreneurship vs traditional employment 

1.02.20 – What is Laura’s purpose?

1.03.20 – What would Laura like her legacy to be?

1.04.20 – The word ‘hustle’

1.05.30 – Laura’s definition of success

1.06.20 – Who or what inspires Laura?

1.08.00 – Not being tied down

1.09.00 – Best piece of advice ever received?

1.11.50 – What would Laura say to her 20 year old self?

1.14.00 – What would Laura change in the world?

You can find Laura at:
https://www.blondilox.com
https://www.instagram.com/iamblondilox
https://www.facebook.com/iamblondilox
https://twitter.com/iamblondilox

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