Are we in a Golden Age and don’t know it?? Conversations with Sisters

On last week’s episode (Spotify | Apple), Billy Warden shared his experiences with pro wrestling, dressing in drag, writing for Joan Rivers, and more. He tries to take in ever moment that comes to him because, “You don’t know that you’re in a golden age until it’s gone. So try to appreciate every moment, cause it might be as good as it gets.”

Today, Courtney and Dana wonder if they’re in a Golden Age right now – but maybe they haven’t slowed down enough to appreciate it.


Dana: I think anyone who lives in their truth is brave. Anyone who decides to like live out what they think is right for them, no matter what the world is telling them is brave. Even if I don’t agree with it, I still think it’s brave. 

Courtney: Welcome to hustle and gather a podcast about inspiring the everyday entrepreneur to take the leap. I’m Courtney. 

Dana: and I’m Dana

Courtney: And we are two sisters who have started multiple businesses together. And yes, it is as messy as you think. Because we know that starting a business, isn’t easy. 

Dana: I mean, we’ve done it four times. And on this show, we talk about the ups and downs of the hustle and the reward at the end of the journey. 

Courtney: And we love helping small businesses succeed, whether that is through our venue consulting, speaking, or team training, we love to motivate others to take that big leap. 

Dana: You could just use our misadventures to normalize the crazy that is being an entrepreneur, because every entrepreneur makes mistakes, 

Courtney: but we like to call those unsuccessful attempts around.

Dana: And we know it’s just part of the process. And today we’re talking, just the two of us, about last week’s episode with Billy Warden, a media marketing exec and co-founder of GBW strategies, who serve with some of the world’s most recognized brands, including Facebook, Sierra Nevada, and Uber. If you haven’t heard last week’s episode, we’ll give it a listen and come back to hear our thoughts.

Courtney: All right. Dana let’s get started. 

Dana: All right. 

Courtney: Well that was a blast.

Dana: He had really good energy. 

Courtney: I love his life story.

Dana: Yeah. I just love his mantra in general of like staying curious, that that was great. 

It was fun walking down that memory lane with him, cause I totally remember Joan Rivers. And I always thought she was really, like, I never thought she was mean I was like, she was super harsh. and I didn’t always agree with it, but I agreed with a lot of what she said, but I remember I would live for Behind the Red Carpet and like watch the, who wore it best and who like the worst dressed. Like even, even now I don’t have time to like, I don’t think they, they, maybe they have shows like that.

Courtney: Does Melissa do it now?

Dana: Yeah. but I’ll look at like the, Like the news articles that come out for like Best Dress and Worst Dressed, and I 

Courtney: I do like to watch them. Like what, what are people wearing? 

Dana: Well, I know, but it’s and I guess I never really understood people that went so like avant-garde like, so like far into fashion, because it was I don’t know, cause I’ve always been like a timeless kind of person. Like if I wanted something that was more timeless, 

Courtney: You probably hated everything she said about Gwyneth Paltrow. 

Dana: Yeah, Cause Gwyneth Paltrow was always super timeless.

Courtney: Her and Nichole Kidman 

Dana: And how can you have a bad suit? Yeah, no, Nicole Kidman’s had some misses.

Courtney: But she always looks amazing to me. 

Dana: Now she does. I think people have grown up. It’s like they’ve, they’ve learned just to play it safe a little bit. So the reasons why I do like watching the Met Gala, because You’re supposed to be crazy. 

Courtney: Yeah, they’re crazy. 

Dana: but It’s so cool.

Courtney: So another little like softball question, I think just to kind of get us chatting here. Is, would you ever go to a nudist colony? 

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Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell, and is produced by Earfluence.  Courtney and Dana’s hustles include C&D Events, Hustle and Gather, and The Bradford Wedding Venue.

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