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Overcoming doubt (and the doubters) in our lives is difficult but necessary if we want to succeed.
When those conversations around what it takes to boldly push through difficulties are shrouded in mystery -- we can end up stopping our ambitions before they even start.
But through the power of telling OUR stories, we can find strength in one another and empower people to reconsider their doubts. Because for business owners, success is rarely a straight line.
On this episode of “And She Spoke,” we have a fantastic conversation with a true disruptor in the world of beverages, Kara Goldin, the founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., best known for the award-winning Hint water. She’s also the author of a new book, “Undaunted: Overcoming Doubt and Doubters.”
Starting in the world of tech, Kara made a bold decision as a mother of three (and soon to be four!) to strike out on her own and found a consumer product brand dedicated to health and wellness. How and why she started Hint will surprise you, and we’ll discuss changing minds as a female entrepreneur, how overcoming doubt is possible, and entrepreneurship as social change.
This was very exciting to speak with someone outside the digital space of business, and we gained some incredible insights. Give it a listen, and join in the conversation!
Here’s a peek at what else we discuss:
- Side-hustling (before that was even a thing) with 3 kids and 1 on the way!
- How thinking about her health led her to start her business
- The moment she adopted her entrepreneur mindset
- How she gains strength from her customers and helping her overcome doubt
- The phenomenon of female entrepreneurs as a social change element
- Why social change became an organic part of what she does
- How her leadership style was tested during a pandemic
- And so much more!
This week’s Joy:
The joy this week is Kara’s two labradors! She’s appreciated the care they bring her and all the fun, too.
This week’s Hustle:
People ask all the time how to find a mentor... But Kara believes you can find one through reading and listening to podcasts! For her, mentorship is not necessarily defined by a single person but within what brings you strength and insights every day.
Know Your Numbers
In our business, we're big fans of financial literacy and accountability. Knowing your numbers is an essential aspect of building a successful business and inherent responsibility for any entrepreneur.
What you focus on grows, so pay attention to your money.
We use Bench for our bookkeeping. It's simple, elegant, and saves us so many hours that would otherwise be spent neck-deep in receipts on the other side of a spreadsheet.
Each month our transactions are automatically imported into Bench and we get on-demand financial reports. We even enjoy opening up our profit and loss statement to review each month. When tax time comes around, we are up to date and ready to go. And this is what Financial Empowerment feels like.