Are you an active participant in life, or just surviving today? Conversations with Sisters

When you think about your life, are you an active participant? Or is your life floating away without you – you’re there, but you’re not taking the oar or rowing in any direction?

And even in your business, are you looking ahead to the future? Or are you just getting through your checklist and surviving today?


Courtney: But I am so proud of the fact that my daughter, especially sees me pursuing what it is that I want to do. What, what it is that I need to do, whether that’s like going to a conference or going on vacation, or like taking time for myself or pursuing something that I love cause I don’t want for her to believe that all of her identity has to be wrapped up in who she happens to be a parent of or who she happens to be married to. 

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’re two sisters who love business. On this show, we talk about the ups and downs with the hustle and the reward at the end of the journey 

Dana: And we know all the challenges that come with starting a business. Between operating our wedding venue, doing speaking and consulting, and starting our luxury wedding planning company, we wake up and hustle every day.

Courtney: And today we’re talking, just the two of us, about last week’s episode with Beth McMillian, founder of Oh so cute designs. If you haven’t heard last week’s episode, go give it a listen and come back to hear our thoughts. 

Dana: All right, Court let’s get started.

Courtney: Let’s get started. I loved that episode with Beth because it was totally full circle. We plan their wedding. 

Dana: Yes. And I was actually good friends with Will. In high school we went to, I suppose, a young life or something, but I don’t know. I’ve always loved Beth. I feel like she has such a great, like, insight in life. Like she’s always been someone that has, like, you can like literally talk to her for hours and hours and hours on end. Because she has so many good tidbits and she’s a deep thinker. 

Courtney: She’s like an out of the box thinker. 

Dana: Yeah, but I feel like when you talk to her, she doesn’t just give you some kind of like anecdotal, like Hallmark bullshit. It’s just like really thoughtful. 

Courtney: She’s doesn’t like placate. 

Dana: Yeah. I always appreciate that. 

Full Episode Transcript

If you haven’t listened to last week’s episode with Oh So Cute Designs‘ Beth McMillian, check it out on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other podcast app.

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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