Is dreaming out loud the best way to make your ideas happen? Or too risky? Conversations with Sisters

Last week, Julie Novack shared how she talked to anyone who would listen about her vision for PartySlate. For five years, at every cocktail party, she would share her dream, until one day she went for it.

But is thinking out loud over cocktails the best strategy for everyone?  Courtney and Dana aren’t so sure.


Dana Kadwell: I think what I love about Julie is that she takes something where I feel like I struggle with sometimes is she says, like she loves parties. She loves the industry. And it is so hard to say that out loud sometimes. Cuz it feels so superficial when you say it. But her talking about it and understanding, like, not only are you like bringing people together, but even talking about in the corporate world, like you’re creating a culture, you’re creating a mini family and that requires gathering

Courtney Hopper: 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 have started multiple businesses together, and yes, it’s as messy as you think. 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, team training, we love to motivate others to take those big leaps. 

Dana: Or you can just use our misadventures to normalize the crazy that is being an entrepreneur, because every entrepreneur makes mistakes.

Courtney: And we like to call those unsuccessful attempts around here. 

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 Julie Novak the CEO and co-founder of Party Slate, a photo rich website where leading event professionals share their work and build their brand. If you haven’t heard last week’s episode, make sure you go give it a listen.

Courtney: All right. That was fun, it was fun. I always love talking with Julie. She has such great energy. 

Dana: She does have good energy, but she’s like, just like a, it’s like positive energy. It’s not just like, like energizing, like you’re like have an immense amount of energy. You’ve been around with people that are just like always going, but she’s just always happy.

Courtney: I know she’s even like that at like 11:30 at night after networking for multiple days. 

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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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