Nothing Ordinary Jill
Why sell gear? I want people to experience nothing ordinary. It isn’t confined to kitchens & baths & wherever spaces. It’s so much more pervasive, like a mission statement for life. It summons us to be and move and strive.
Be around the light bringers,
The magic makers, the world shifters.
The game shakers
They challenge you, break you open,
Uplift and expand you.
They don’t let you play small with your life.
These heartbeats are your people.
These people are your tribe.
Nothing ordinary lives in these people. They are not models. Just regular people who have this light. They inspire me so I just had to share their stories with you.
The Nothing Ordinary collection is made up of comfort-driven gear to live in. The kind of stuff you can’t wait to get home from work to slip on. Gear you definitely want to spend your weekends in.
Jill is a 45-year old married teacher. She would tell you she has two bonus children and a dog through her marriage to Chuck.
Jill was my original inspiration for the #NothingOrdinary line. She is by every definition an athlete. At one point I had these Karr Bick Logo beach towels as a giveaway. I gave one to Jill, and she started sending me pictures from her races and triathlons of the towel on her bike or sitting with her gear. She would say, “I am representing today!” Seeing how early she got up every morning and how aggressively she chased her goals inspired me. I felt part of it all somehow because my towel was part of it.
Fast forward to this idea we’ve adopted into our Karr Bick culture: every single day we strive for #NothingOrdinary. I realized it extends to all things and all people. Jill was 100% #NothingOrdinary in her pursuit of running a race in all 50 states, in the way she vigorously chases goals, and in the way she loves and takes care of the people around her. I wanted her to be able to wear a reminder on her sleeve that what she does is nothing short of extraordinary. I also wanted to reminders of what it is I strive to be. Never stop trying. Never stop fighting. Never stop challenging yourself. Do not stop trying to shift the world or bring the magic.
Me: “Who has been your most powerful mentor in life?”
Jill: “My Co-Workers. I work with two amazing who are teachers and have three children. Their husbands work nights and I don’t know how they do it. Also, my husband. (but don’t tell him, he has a big head already).”
Below is Jill’s complete interview:
Q. Describe the most recent picture you’ve taken on your iphone?
A. Picture of my students playing a verb game.
Q. What questions do you dislike being asked?
A. Anything about politics!!!
Q. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received from someone?
A. That I have inspired someone to do something they didn’t think they could do.
Q. What do you do for exercise? Describe 1 or 2 things in your exercise training routine that’s the key to your success.
A. Sanity. Staying consistent and pushing myself to do better..
Q. How do you set goals? Do you set Goals? Do you like goals?
A. Depends on what the task is. I ALWAYS have a goal. I LOVE goals. They give me something to aim for.
Q. Who’s been your most powerful mentor in life? Why?
A. My co-workers. I work with two amazing women who are teachers and have three children. Their husbands work nights. I do not know how they do it.
My husband.(don’t tell him, he has a big ego already).
Q. Do you have a favorite saying or motto that drives your daily inspiration?
What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger and don’t put off to tomorrowwhat you can do today.
I do not know how they do it.
Q. What do you love to practice? Why?
Exercising. Makes me feel good.
Q. What do you find funny?
Q. How do you want the world to be different because you lived in it?
A. I want my students to be the best that they can and know that they are capable of doing whatever they choose.
Q. What are you passionate about? Why?
A. Gymnastics. I believe it is one of the most difficult sports. It teaches young children discipline, determination, consistency, respect,body awareness, dedication, and teamwork. All skills they will need in life.
Q. What does #NothingOrdinary mean to you? (not related to Karr Bick because clearly we rock the #NothingOrdinary..hehehehe I like to make funnies)
A. Doing something above and beyond of what is seen as average (expected)
Q. What should Jenny have asked you?
A. To buy me a few drinks.
Q. What is your super power? (Mine is the unfiltered mouth, which is also my kryptonite for example)
Q. If you feel comfortable…..give us some General info like age, marital status , what you do for a living and how many people are in your family
A. I did this on my phone in the dark while my students watched a video (bad teacher) Forgive the typing and spelling errors:
age 45 OUCH
I have two bonus children and a dog.