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?



Dana: And they look at it like, oh, you’re so successful. You had this amazing event or blah, blah, blah, all these things. And we don’t really even know the behind the scenes of it. We don’t know if they’re sacrificing their mental health to get where they are. And so this just confirming like, oh, I should be always stressed out. I should be like burning the candle at both ends because I’m getting this affirmation from somebody that I don’t really know well, right, tell me I’m doing such a good job.

Courtney: Welcome to hustle and gather a podcast about inspiring the everyday entrepreneur to take the leap I’m Courtney and we’re a 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 Melinda Jackson, owner of Melinda Jackson Public Relations. With over 10 years of experience, Melinda takes an untraditional approach to public relations, branding, and influencer marketing. 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: So many little things. Um, She was all over the place, so I feel like this is going to be a little bit all over the place, but I loved how she was talking about when she started her journey and maybe the right way you should do it is to have what she called her fuck you fund, Like when you’re ready to quit your job, you have this money in place, just so you can go out on your own. 

Dana: Or I don’t even think it was so you got on your own. I think it’s just so that you can 

Courtney: just take a break 

Dana: get away from like a was a toxic situation, because any, any job that puts your body into a fight or flight mode toxic situation. I agree. I mean, Uh, is a fuck you fund just like a savings account?

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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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