Rogue #14: Kaitlyn Kirby, Mini Magazine

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Rogue #14: Kaitlyn Kirby

Founder/Editor-in-chief Mini Magazine


While a junior in college, Kaitlyn Kirby was given a typical class assignment that led to the birth of an idea. Mere months later, Kaitlyn was on a flight in the early morning hours to Los Angeles for a cover shoot, and back in her bed in Wisconsin by 10:00pm. That whirlwind trip kicked off the rest of her career as founder and editor-in-chief of Mini Magazine, and with covers featuring Courtney Kardashian, Tia and Tamera Mowry, Haylie Duff, Tiffani Thiessen, Mario Lopez AND MORE - Kaitlyn’s budding idea gave way to a remarkable career of extraordinary measures.

In addition to building an empire with TWO successful magazines, Kaitlyn has become a mother in recent years and works to balance this new role with her convictions to spend the adequate amount of time on her dreams.

In this conversation, two practices come up multiple times that will stick with you after you listen. First, explore your curiosity: this allows for interesting ideas to be born and for newfound problems to be solved. And second, JUST ASK. You never EVER know what will come from just ASKING. Listen for these things as you digest this episode - you might find the courage to send a few of those emails you’ve been too scared to let fly.

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ABOUT The Rogue Ones Podcast:

Humans are hard-wired to survive - to live as easily as possible. To get from point A to point B with as little stress as possible. Or at least - that’s how we think life should be. But some of us decide we don’t want to live that way.

My name is Leslie Eiler Thompson and I am the host and creator of The Rogue Ones podcast, in which I curate conversations with extraordinary folks doing fascinating things - fearlessly living remarkable lives and deciding a straight path from point A to point B is boring. They’re going rogue. 

In his book Outliers, Malcom Gladwell suggests that “Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities.” 

These rogues, all successful in their varied fields, openly share stories of failure, success, insecurity, lucky-breaks…and they are hand-picked for those who listen to the podcast series, desperately wishing to live with a bend toward the remarkable.

It’s my supposition that the most remarkable among us have found ways to bring their circumstances, character traits, and values together to build extraordinary realities. These people fascinate me - and I bet they fascinate you, too. By hearing these stories, we can adopt a rogue lifestyle with a bend toward the remarkable.

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