Hustle + Gather

Hustle + Gather Podcast with Courtney and Dana

The books we would write, and why we don’t give a $h!t about our kids swearing: Conversations with Sisters

Courtney and Dana unpack last week’s episode (Apple Podcasts | Spotify) with Inez Ribustello, author of Life After Windows and owner or Tarboro Brewing Company.  They talk about why it’s ok for their kids to swear, when they can stop caring about other people’s opinions, and what books they would write (and maybe one day…

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Grief, Survivor’s Guilt, and Life after 9/11, with Inez Ribustello

In September 2001, Inez Ribustello was the Beverage Director for Windows on the World, located on the 106th and 107th floors of the World Trade Center North Tower.  When she flew home for her sister’s wedding, she hugged all her friends at work and said she’d see them in a week. But she would never…

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Eff-You Funds, Dreams of the Single Life, and Manifesting Fire: Conversation with Sisters

Courtney and Dana unpack last week’s episode with publicist Melinda Jackson (Apple Podcasts | Spotify) and her unique approach to public relations, brand consulting, and life in general, including: What’s an Eff-You Fund? What would life and entrepreneurship be like sigle and kid-free? What does it mean to manifest fire?   Transcript Dana: And they…

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Boundaries, Mental Health, and Manifestations with Melinda Jackson

When Melinda Jackson graduated from college, it was time to move to Los Angeles to get out of North Carolina and onto a bigger stage. But she knew no one, had no job, and had to pay someone $500 to share a room (where she slept on the floor).  But she hustled, had three jobs…

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Season three of life: all the nuts and cheese! Conversations with Sisters

Courtney and Dana unpack last week’s episode with Jess Ekstrom (Apple Podcasts | Spotify), discussing the different seasons of their business and what it means to them personally and professionally. Plus, why starting your second business is scarier than starting your first, why success is situational, and enjoying the journey rather than the outcome. Transcript…

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Sophomore Syndrome and that Successful Feeling, with Jess Ekstrom

Jess Ekstrom started Headbands of Hope back in college, and the demand was more than she could have ever imagined. With the success of her first business comes expectations for her follow-up chapters.  So how has she responded?  Plus, Jess talks about why everyone should create 100-year goals and why you should celebrate the parts…

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Ridiculous personal goals and unsuccessful attempts: Conversations with Sisters

On last week’s episode, you heard Larry Long Jr talk about a personal goal that would mean he’s made it professionally – golfing in 20 different states. Today, Courtney and Dana talk about what dream personal goals they have, and if they’re ridiculous or achieveable. Plus, which sister is better at faking the funk?  And…

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Making the scary leap to entrepreneurship, with Larry Long Jr

In December 2019, Larry Long Jr was comfortable. He had been successful in corporate sales, and even had a few speaking gigs on the side where he would tell the audience to take a chance and follow their dreams. But when he looked in the mirror, he realized he wasn’t following his own advice.  So…

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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…

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Correcting course while getting crafty with Beth McMillian

Oh So Cute Design‘s Beth McMillian didn’t think she had an artistic voice until she realized that people like art – whatever style it is – because it brings them some kind of joy. Anything that adds goodness or joy or love or beauty or hope to the world – even if it’s just within…

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