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.


Dana: When you are constantly looking at what your next thing is, and you’re constantly wishing away time, wishing away this moment in life, seeing it to the next moment in life, you miss so much. You miss so much growth. I think you make more mistakes that way, because you’re not realizing and recognizing where you are. You’re only trying to get to where you feel like you should be or where you want to be. 

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 Jess Ekstrom. If you haven’t heard the 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: it was so good. I just love her like entrepreneurial spirit. I felt like I was in the presence of like-minded person, a multi-preneur 

Dana: Yes. It was really, really great. So many takeaways. 

Courtney: So many, yes. All right, but we’re going to try and keep this one less than 60 minutes. 

Dana: We are, we are. One thing that I really loved was kind of the freedom to understand that what you did in season one of your business doesn’t necessarily serve you in season four and that’s okay and not necessarily look at that as a failure. So what did we do in season one of our business? 

Courtney: Well, we use to consult together with every inquiry. Do you remember that? There was two of us. We went together. It took up so much time. Yeah, and I felt like that was definitely a season one move

Full Episode Transcript

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.

Amplify Your Expertise
About the Author
At Earfluence, we are proud to produce this podcast. We believe in sharing amazing stories, providing knowledge to the world, and celebrating diverse voices. Through podcasting, our clients are amplifying their expertise, expanding their networks, building a content engine, and growing their influence. If you're interested in podcasting, we'd love to hear from you! Schedule your free 15 minute podcast consult today.