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Ep. 12 How to Overcome Missed Opportunities and Be a Pineapple with Kat Gaskin

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If you have ever scrolled around on Instagram, you may have come across the “Be a Pineapple” creator Kat Gaskin and her beautiful images of sunsets, beaches and salty pineapples.

Kat is the original creator of the “Be a Pineapple” quote, which became viral on the internet.

“Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.” – Kat Gaskin

On this episode, Kat talks about how one missed opportunity gave her a lesson on how to be a better girl boss.

Kat has now created a budding brand Salty Pineapple and launched the only physical planner for your blog and social media content, The Content Planner.


She works remotely, free to frolic on the beach, lay on the sand and eat those salty pineapples!



Listen Below:

In this Episode
  • How Kat got the courage to leave her corporate job.
  • What two steps Kat took to achieve her goals of creating the Salty Pineapple brand.
  • What two biggest struggles Kat faces as an entrepreneur and creative.
  • Why being an entrepreneur is not glamorous.
  • What hard lessons Kat learned after creating the “Be a Pineapple” quote.
  • What sacrifices Kat made to run her business.
  • How Kat created multiple income streams to lessen the financial risks and to have a variety of different creative projects.
  • How Kat applies skills from past jobs to her new projects.
  • Why the people who are closest to you may not always be your #1 fan.
  • Why you should take time to discover yourself on your own and the importance of traveling solo.
  • A question from our listener Jessica @missjt123 from Instagram
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20 comments on “Ep. 12 How to Overcome Missed Opportunities and Be a Pineapple with Kat Gaskin

  1. Kelly says:

    Loved it!! I’m huge fan of salty pineapple. Keep up the good work

    1. debbie says:

      Thank you so much Kelly! I am definitely a huge fan of hers as well. I hope you enjoy the interview on the podcast!

  2. Dee GoGo says:

    Love your pineapple way of thinking! Im about to embark with my deskjob soon and you encourage me more!
    Great post!

    1. debbie says:

      Thanks! I hope Kat’s story inspires you to do what you love!

  3. Preethika G says:

    Came across this for the first time and quite informative. Thanks!

    1. debbie says:

      Thanks Preethika!

  4. Somnath says:

    I really like this tagline ‘Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.’

    Lovely thoughts and very sweet message to everyone reading this article!!

    1. debbie says:

      Aww thanks so much! Kat Gaskin is so creative and have created such an incredible girlboss empire!

  5. Chelle says:

    Such a smart brand name. And multiple income streams is definitely the way to go!

  6. Marvi says:

    Wow.. Such an inspiring woman! It’s so great to hear success stories like this.. It keeps us motivated and know that eventually, we will get whatever we want as long as we persevere! 🙂

  7. Shannon says:

    Awesome! Let’s all be pineapples! ?

  8. Mayi says:

    I have seen the pineapple tagline a few times and it’s nice hearing from the creator herself. Keep on sharing more messages from inspiring people like Kat.

  9. Jim Jones says:

    I wasn’t familiar with Kat before this – but now I am! 🙂

  10. neha says:

    To be honest, I have heard of salty pineapple for the first time. But if that is the story what you told here, then I am interested to go for it. I really need an inspiration to be able to get out of the 9-5 corporate job and do what I love to do

    1. debbie says:

      Go for it Neha! You can do it, perseverance and hard work will get you there. What would you like to do?

  11. I had never heard of this site before but thanks for introducing it to me. Very inspirational! I’m always trying to improve mine and looking for some tips. Great story!

    1. debbie says:

      Thanks so much Paula, hope you can find it helpful. Let me know if you need anything.

  12. It’s encouraging to hear about people who found success through perseverance and plain old hard work. I can do that!

    1. debbie says:

      You definitely can Carmen! Go for it girl!

  13. Swayam says:

    Debbie, is there any app that lets people post images to their insta accounts from their Windows laptops?
    I am much inspired from Kat.

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