Why accepting criticism sucks, and our personal Board of Directors: Conversations with Sisters

Courtney and Dana unpack last week’s episode (Apple Podcasts | Spotify) with Abbie Nwaocha from For Her Empire. They talk about lying on their resumes (and who would be willing to lie as a reference), why it sucks to hear criticism, and who would be on their personal Board of Directors (Sara Blakely, are you available??).


Dana: No matter if you’re entering into a market where someone’s already done, what you’re trying to do, you still have to decide from the very basic level, like who you are, what’s your business. What’s your brand? And you have to build it and you’re going to get it wrong. And so you’re going to get like halfway there and you’re like, oh, that’s not what, I really want. Let’s like reinvent ourselves, let’s go back to the, wipe it all clean, cause we’ve done that a couple of times where we’ve like, we don’t like this brand that we’re putting out there. Like, let’s try this again. 

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 Abbie, founder of For Her Empire. 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: All right, well that was high energy.

Dana: It was. I loved it. I knew it was going to be good from the minute when she talked about her CV and how she said it was her name, her email, her reference, someone she knew that would lie for her and that boring paragraph about herself.

Courtney: I know. I thought that was so funny. 

Dana: I know it was. So I thought, what would my boring paragraph say?

What would your boring paragraph say?

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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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