487: Kara Goldin | Growing a Huge Business You Actually Care About


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Today’s guest is on par with the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs. I have the pleasure of interviewing Kara Goldin, Founder and CEO of https://www.drinkhint.com/ (Hint Inc). Kara is a disruptor, builder, thought leader, and a successful entrepreneur who has been named one of InStyle’s Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs, Fortune's Most Innovative Women in Food & Drink, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California. She is an active speaker, author of the book titled Undaunted, and host of the podcast The Kara Goldin Show. Let’s jump in and learn from Kara’s story how to grow a huge business you actually care about. Things you will learn in this episode: [00:01 - 08:50] Opening Segment I introduce today’s guest, Kara Goldin Activities and Success Announcements https://guestio.com/ (Guestio.com) Kara gives us some background on her story Kara’s childhood School life Early job experience Always curious and learning [08:51 - 16:55] Cultivating Curiosity Kara talks about her sense of curiosity and how it played into her life Always doing something in sports Curiosity forces creativity Able to look at the company as a whole and approach things differently Breaking traditions Kara talks about cultivating curiosity as a parent The challenges Kara’s story having a start-up with a child Being an example as an entrepreneurial woman Bringing the kids into the conversation Propelling them to do things way harder than you had to [16:56 - 30:17] Growing a Huge Business You Actually Care About Kara talks about setting out after high school Parents caring about graduating from college Got a job first with a magazine Finding a job despite the negativity Kara’s transition over to AOL Learning from watching Steve Jobs Acquired by AOL Running shopping on the site Decided to leave and make a difference Kara shares about building a business following her growing interest in health Lost 24 pounds, and cleared her skin by cutting out diet coke These days, it’s hard to get healthy with odds stacked against consumers Realized there was a hole in the market for healthy drinks Now one of the largest health beverages in the country Kara talks about her book Overcoming doubters and doubts Champions have doubts too, but they get back up and try An honest entrepreneur book [30:18 - 38:17] Closing Segment How relationships have impacted you? No way to build this company without a team Thoughts on mentorship and coaching Invested in by John Legend Who you know or What you know? A bit of both How you get information The RaNdoM RoUnd What profession would you love to try out? An hour with anyone about anything? How do you consume content? Favorite Podcast? Morning routine Go to pump up song Something you’re not very good at? How to connect with you? Links below Final words Tweetable Quotes: “When you’re educating, and being educated, I think that you have a lot of fun doing it.” - Kara Goldin “When I hear there are no jobs out there, I think it’s a great time to actually get a job, raise money, whatever you think you can’t do… Figuring out a way can be challenging at times, but if there’s a will there’s a way.” - Kara Goldin “Who you know ultimately helps you think, and helps you get information.” - Kara Goldin Resources Mentioned: Buy a copy of her book, Undaunted. Overcoming Doubts + Doubters, here: www.drinkhint.com/network You can connect with Kara on https://www.linkedin.com/in/karagoldin/ (LinkedIn), https://twitter.com/karagoldin?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor (Twitter), and https://www.instagram.com/karagoldin/?hl=en (Instagram). Visit...
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