When your best just isn’t good enough: Conversations with Sisters

On last week’s episode (Apple Podcasts | Spotify), Dr. Endya Perry talked about proving the doubters wrong and giving it your best. But what happens when your best just isn’t good enough?  And as you’re hustling to try to get to the good enough place, what happens when your work function becomes your sole identity?


Dana Kadwell: I can’t do this. Like, I need you to be my sister right now. Like, I need you to not be my business owner and need, just see my sister. I need you to see the pain that I’m in. I understand that this is what happened. I understand my culpability in it. But I need you, I need you to see me as your sister. 

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: We’ve done it four times. And on this show, we talk about the ups and downs, 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 that big leap. 

Dana: Or you could 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 Dr. Endya Perry. 

Courtney: Yeah, let’s get started. 

Dana: There’s so many, so many things that unpack. 

Courtney: Just use the word nuggets, Dana and get it out now. So many nuggets. 

Dana: But I wanted to start out with one of my favorite things she said is If you haven’t worked through your mess, you project that basically on to others. So what are you projecting on others because you haven’t worked through your mess?

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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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