Trying to find the unattainable perfect life: Conversations with Sisters

On last week’s episode (Apple Podcasts | Spotify), Ryann Dowdy talked about overcoming an unhealthy relationship with sales and how her best sales events happened when she could show the messiness of her life.

Today, Courtney and Dana unpack that episode and discuss how we’re constantly being sold to whether we realize it or not, and the hamster wheel of striving for the unattainable perfect life.


Courtney: I need to take what I need to take because I needed to become healthy. And that was how I was going to be the better spouse and the better business partner and the better mom and all of those things. Cause I do think that’s a scary place to be in where someone asks you these questions and you’re like, I have no idea.

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 Ryann Dowdy. Ryann is the owner of Social Sellers Academy, where she helps seven and eight figure CEOs generate daily sales on demand without more of their time by building and training high performing sales teams. 

Courtney: All right, let’s get started. Are you ready to roll deep Dana? Cause I feel like that was such a deep conversation. 

Dana: I know. And like we actually saw the schedule for this week and we, she interviewed us on her podcast the day before. after we had that podcast, I was like, oh, this is going to be a good one because she had such good energy.

Courtney: I think we’re going to talk, start with, when am I, like, when do you feel like you’re subliminally being, sold to like a lot that we talked about with Ryann was about sales, which I think was only like a tip of the iceberg.

It was so much more personal stuff, but I think we should talk a little bit about sales. When do you feel like you’re being sold to?

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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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