We had the good fortune of connecting with Lindsey Jones and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Lindsey, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
Let’s talk about risk baby let’s talk about you and me let’s talk about all the things that could be…let’s talk about risk! **in my best signing voice** On a real note though, taking risks has taught me a lot about myself, my relationship to others, what could and couldn’t be in my life/career. As an Aries sun and Capricorn moon, I oscillate between being very practical and logical to an impulsive warrior goddess. My logical side approaches risks by consulting friends/family, weighing the rewards/impacts and just sitting with it and seeing how I feel (often I’ll consult a tarot deck or 2) BUT back in 2016 warrior goddess side took over and I just jumped in headfirst, taking a risk with a friend to start a cannabis-infused event company (High Dining) that was unlike any other. As two earth warriors and plant advocates, we were truly intentional, educational, experiential, all wrapped in a smoke bubble of fun. We set out to create those experiences we wanted to attend. It was all a big risk, we had a small amount of capital, we were in California, a state that was on the precipice of legalization (Prop 64), plus many other hurdles it takes to produce events BUT we took the risks and made beautiful, award-winning events, those are years I will truly remember forever.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve expressed creativity in many forms such as events with High Dining but I mostly do graphic design. I love creating marketing materials that support a brand’s story. Staying creative is not always easy as a single mom you’re pulled in so many different directions. Sometimes you just have to push through and focus on progress over perfection.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I live in Huntington Beach but I often escape to the Mojave desert my family has a little place in Landers. So I’d hope we would have time for a little of both! Start off on the beaches on HB, maybe a hike through the Bolsa Chica wetlands. I like to set a goal/reward for a long walk and make the trek to RiiP Brewery for a cold one or two before the journey back. Then let’s pack up and head to the dezzie! Key’s view is a must, driving or hiking, also can’t complete a trip without a picture with a Joshua Tree!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Oh to name just 1 is asking the impossible! Well, let’s start with my partner in High Dining, Barbie Sommars. I also spent a lot of time listening to other entrepreneurs’ stories on the “How I built this” podcast. Reading the guidance from Aquariusnation.