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How-To Retail: Episode 7 – NODE

23 September 2021

Episode 7:

Turning adversity into opportunity with a growth mindset

Liz Carlson was travelling and adventuring around New Zealand and the globe, as a travel blogger. But this was all put a screeching halt in 2020, due to COVID-19. She then saw the chance to create a beautiful indoor space filled with happiness-inducing nature, and she gave it a go!


In this 18 minute episode, Liz chats about:

  • Being positive and proactive, and the power of play.
  • Building a relationship with the Christchurch community.
  • Creating a space that is “unapologetically millennial”.
  • How she broke into an old and competitive industry.
  • Expanding her business while mitigating growing pains.

I really had to elbow my way into this world. I found I had to just show up at places and put my face in front of people, talk to them, and tell them I wanted to build a place that was focused on selling healthy plants, and caring for the plants.

So I found myself trying to break into this industry that was very old and dated and established. I was just this new upstart that wanted to do things differently.”

Liz Carlson, NODE

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