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"sara blakely" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"On this valuation. And so the other thing was is that he always seemed kind of crazy with the things that he was talking about. How he was going to run in Israel for office. And how he was going to turn this lifestyle and to work. They seem to live on a different planet. It was always like, what is he talking about when you listen to some of this stuff? And obviously some people believed it. But then it just felt like, okay, the market at some point said the emperor was wearing no clothes. And that's just kind of seems how it all fell apart around that. The other thing is so interesting that he's not down at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. They don't want him there. I'm sure he wasn't invited to come up on the belt. This is like Travis kalanick, when Uber came out. And by the way, this guy makes Travis kalanick look pretty good. In retrospect. That's actually very interesting question. Travis, I wonder how history books will look at Travis because we all use ubers now. And depending on what happens to we work, right? Right. You'll look back and maybe. I don't know. It's just there's so much there. It's so interesting. Drama. It is. Next on squawk pod, the latest in the fight against COVID. Vaccines for kids vaccine boosters and the U.S. Surgeon General. Doctor Vivek Murthy. My general recommendation is for people to get the booster of their eligible, and here's why, because the point of the boosters is to extend and enhance the already good protection that people have been getting from the vaccine. We'll be right back. Get an edge invest like a pro. Access CNBC's live streams around the globe. Unparalleled access to CNBC experts. Actionable investor insight and ideals. Start your free trial today. At CNBC dot com slash pro. Welcome back to squawk pad today with Becky quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin. This morning, the CDC approved booster shots from Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's COVID vaccines. The agency recommended the Moderna booster for elderly people and at risk adults 6 months after they got their second shot, and the CDC endorsed J&J boosters for everyone 18 and older who received the initial shot at least two months ago. Those boosters could all be available as soon as today. Now, the big question we've all been asking, can we mix and match vaccines? The panel didn't specify which vaccine should be used as a booster and instead suggested doctors decide whether to mix and match the company's vaccines on a case by case basis. Also this morning, big news from Pfizer, the company submitted FDA briefing documents detailing results of its clinical trial for kids, as it turns out, Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90% effective in kids age 5 to 11. Becky and Andrew spoke to the U.S. Surgeon General, doctor Vivek Murthy this morning. Here's Becky. Doctor, thank you for being here. Of course, it's good to be with you today. So there's been a lot of confusion around the booster shots. At this point, anybody anybody who's had a J&J vaccine is eligible for a booster shot. People over the age of 65 are eligible for it. And then there are a lot of other qualifications of people who are at heightened risk for that as well. I think the question is, is this they are eligible for this and can get it? Or are you saying they should? Well, that's a great question. So let's just review what the FDA and CDC are recommending. They're saying number one, if you are a Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipient. And if you're someone who got the vaccine two months ago or more, that you are now eligible for a booster shot. Second, they're saying if you got the Moderna Pfizer vaccine and you're more than 6 months out, you are eligible as well if you fall into one of three high risk categories, you over 65, you've got other medical conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure that puts you at higher risk or you live and work in a place where your risk of exposure COVID is greater. You know, in terms of whether you should get that or whether it's just a possibility or my general recommendation is for people to get the booster of their eligible. And here's why, because the point of the boosters is to extend and enhance the already good protection that people have been getting from the vaccine. We know that some vaccines many vaccines that we've looked at over time. Some of them do decrease in their efficacy over over time. It doesn't mean the vaccines don't work well. It just means sometimes they need a boost to keep the protection going. We have heard this week that in the UK, the numbers have increased pretty drastically to the point where it is concerned doctors and hospitals in that country. And they are now asking for some restrictions to be put back in, whether that be wearing face masks or other issues. Do you know why the case count is up there? Is it because the vaccines efficacy is worn off? Is it because there haven't been enough vaccinated people or something else? Well, there could be several factors accounting for the UK's rise in cases. But one of them that I'll point to is the fact that it's getting colder and when the weather gets colder, we know that people go indoors and indoor settings are a better setups for the spread of COVID-19 than outdoor settings. We also know that the virus in general is better transmitted in cold weather, which is why you see so many respiratory viruses spread during the winter months. Look, we had a big search last winter here in the United States. What's different now for us in the U.S. is we have 190 million people who are fully vaccinated. So it means there are about 65 million people who are eligible who are not fully vaccinated. And that's where we've got a lot of work to do because we want as many people as possible to protection that will help keep our numbers down as winter approaches. One group that has not been allowed to be vaccinated at this point are children, anybody under the age of 12, we're anticipating that that approval will come in the next couple of weeks, how confident are you in that approval? And then what concerns do you have on the news? We just heard from Pfizer saying that 90.9 .7% efficacy is there in these clinical trials for kids aged 5 to 11, but they also admit that the trial is not big enough to really determine if there's a detective if there's any potential risks of myocarditis. Well, look, this is a very important landmark that we are approaching, which is a possibility having a vaccine for kids under 12. I say that not just as Surgeon General and as a doctor, but as a dad of two kids who are under 12 who has been eagerly waiting this moment. The FDA is reviewing the data right now. And within the next few weeks, I anticipate we will hear a decision from them. Their advisory committee is meeting later this month, the CDC advisory committee's meeting in the first week of November and soon after that we should have recommendations from them on what to do. Here's also what's important to know about kids, though. The FDA is going to look very carefully at two parameters. One is this vaccine effective in our kids under 12. And number two is it safe. You know, as a parent, I want to know the answer to those two questions before I make a decision on getting my child vaccinated. I think millions of parents do as well. So they will not put forward a recommendation to get vaccinated if they don't feel confident about the safety. Now, finally, to your point about rare side effects, there are a reason that we continue to follow people after getting a vaccine, even after the trials and the authorization is given, because if they're rare side effects, really rare side effects, you may not see them. You know, until millions and millions of people have been vaccinated. Again, the point here is that there's going to be likely strong benefit to the getting vaccinated if the FDA chooses to authorize it because we know there's a lot of COVID around. We know COVID is not benign in children, hundreds of children have died from it. Thousands have been hospitalized. And many have struggled now with long COVID, which are the prolonged symptoms of COVID.
"sara blakely" Discussed on Squawk Pod
"Over 90% effective for children, what's next with the U.S. Surgeon General, doctor Vivek Murthy? The FDA is going to look very carefully at two parameters. One is this vaccine effective in our kids under 12. Number two is it safe. Now as a parent, I want to know the answer to those two questions. And ready set suck it in. Or don't. We're talking to the founder of spanx, Sara blakely. This brand has so much global awareness and it'll be fun to be able to actually really start to deliver and provide products all around the world. Those stories plus snap has snapped its stock at least, and WeWork's first day of trading. It's Friday, October 22nd, 2021. Squawk pod begins right now. Stand Becky by in three, two, one, kill please. Good morning, everybody. Welcome to squawk box here on CNBC. We are live from the NASDAQ market site in Times Square. I'm Becky quick along with Andrew Ross Sorkin, Joe is out today. A lot of things happening. Snap shares, they're plunging. Do you reuse that? No, but our kids too. It is by far for teenagers. The most their most beloved network just because Instagram is for parents and told. Well, Instagram, they'll use once in a while for artsy pictures, but they're way of communicating with their friends is snap. So if they had to give up all but one of the social media snap would be the one that was interesting. Okay. Well, the company, despite all of that, that good news from quick family says that ad sales are being hurt by the privacy changes that Apple rolled out to iOS earlier this year. It's making it harder for companies to sell ads based on information they collect on users interests and locations now. Snap slump also impacting other major social media stocks, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest all down this morning as a result of it. This was, I think, to be expected, though they said they didn't expect it to be this bad. The online advertising players like trade desk magnite and liver ramp are also coming under a bit of pressure. But this is a lot of things that kind of are conspiring at this point. The New York Times had that story about Facebook, was it over the weekend? Right. Looking into it. And their concerns were that teen users weren't using as frequently. It had gone up to three to four hours during the pandemic, and maybe that is not going to not only continue to climb, but that's going to come back down by an hour or so a day because kids have other things that they're doing. And I think that must be impacting all of these social networks to some extent. My question to you, though, is when you get a new app on your phone, and it says allow you to track. No. You say no, I know. So you say no. I think most people probably say no. And so I do think this is probably a much harder business to be in if you are Facebook or a snap or somebody who relies on advertising. I think teenagers tend to not say no as much. Do you think because they like having their first of all, they like tracking where all of them are, and they keep track with each other and just do that and you can't do that if you don't turn it on on the phone. So I think teens are less likely to say those things. But it does show that these changes with the Apple privacy issues are going to be a much bigger impact that the market probably didn't really figure out. It's the weakness that you have for all of these apps is they're not collecting the first party data necessarily themselves. They were relying on Apple to do it and they can also say the other side. Which is I noticed the ads for me on Instagram are not as good as these to me. Oh, they work for me. I mean, you work for you. I bought this dress from an ad on Instagram. So they definitely captured me with some of the things, but I'm not the target audience by a long shot on anything. Oh no, you are. We all are. Well, anybody with money, I suppose is, but not for the ones that they're really caring about with the teens and going through. And the other thing about the millennial. That's hard. That. But what I will say is the other issue is there's not going to be as much advertising right now. The supply chain issues I kept thinking about that. If you are somebody like a Mattel or another company that can't get enough of your product in for Christmas time, how much are you actually going to be paying attention? You don't need to spend on advertising if everything is selling out before you place a single dime on advertising. So I think all of these issues are kind of coming together. Coming together at one time, and this is after the stock has had a really big run up. So all of those factors kind of together. However, we are seeing a tale of two tech giants this morning. While apple's privacy changes are slamming social players, Google slash the fees that subscription based apps are charged for the Play Store that they have. And that's in a number of the stocks that kind of rely on that surging yesterday among them. You've had duolingo, which was up by 13%. Match group, up by 10%, bumble up by 8% and then Roblox up by 6%. It's in my global market news this morning, shares of ever grand, they're on the rise. This is what happened. Overseas trading after the Chinese property developer reportedly made a bond payment battle company reportedly made the roughly $83 million payment today after missing it though last month, that triggering a 30 day grace period, which was set to expire tomorrow. Of course, now the question is, has ever grant going to miss I'm sorry, it would have entered a default if it hadn't, but there are additional payments that are to come. So this story is not over yet. You know, it just said tale of two city with tales of technology. It's the same thing here. If you are a Chinese investor, you're much better off than if you are an overseas investor who's been relying on these things that it's the overseas investors who very likely, China doesn't care about that at this point. They are much more concerned about their own economy. And by the way, you took the risk on this. So it is concerned about the rule of law see what happens and investor beware at this point if you're coming from overseas. I think. I'm with you. Wait. We are watching shares of WeWork this morning. The stock popping more than 13% yesterday as the office sharing firm finally went public through a spac deal caps a long journey for a company that was once valued as high as about $47 billion, but its initial IPO plans imploded as you remember back in 2019, while the company's leaders were at the NYSE for the opening bell where we were, founder Adam Newman was holding his own little party of sorts with dozens of former employees and his cofounder yesterday morning at the bell. Thank you all so much for coming. Miguel and I couldn't be happier than to celebrate this with our original team. We're just so proud today and for this day. And we just want to congratulate the current WeWork team. Everyone congratulate Marcelo and Sandeep for executing on this team's vision. It's an interesting dynamic because here's a guy who did create something that's obviously now of value, $10 billion of value, not 47 billion dollars of value. Clearly made a lot of mistakes along the way. The company could have demonstrably imploded. And so how much credit do you give them or don't give him for what's happened? He clearly caught the right trend, but then made lots of mistakes. Are you recognized? I mean, because his public persona has never been one that seems to take on any sort of remorse for the implosion that took place. Granted, this did wonderfully yesterday. The IPO came out well. But that's because when you're looking at 10 billion, that's the 46 billion that they got. This is the part I always look. I think there were some conflicts of interest which we talked a lot about before in terms of at one point he was buying buildings and renting them to WeWork. There were the issues of plane and governance and how the company was used selling the trademarks back and forth. But then when you say to yourself about the valuation who created the valuation, I don't believe that the valuation was created by Adam Newman. And the valuation was created by bankers and investors and frankly folks like masa son at SoftBank who were willing to do that. Now, the flip side is, all of a sudden, you have this valuation, then you go out and hire new employees and say.
"sara blakely" Discussed on Seeking Wisdom
"Star only rating for this episode. This is one of my favorite ever interviews. I'm so lucky so fortunate to have done this piece. All right so we are here with sara blakely and jesse slur to people. Who have i who have a bigger crush crush on. It started with jesse. Thank you jeff. As jesse you grew up in long island i did. Yeah wearing rosalyn. He said that that's true. Coffee draw actually heard you speak when i can't remember where it was. I heard you married your books. Later on lakeland. Co given to everyone. But the first time. I heard you speak as there's someone like me talk like this. This is amazing. Fired up good. I can't remember the first time it's incredible so you just got through this race. What is was this race that the two of you were at yes. The racist called the last man standing. And it's it's got a really interesting format to it. You have to run a complete a four point two mile loop in under an hour. Okay if you finish in fifteen minutes you earn a tender rest because of the top of the next hour the line you up again for another four point two mile loop and that continues to one person's left So yeah the first time this has been done. Is the formats relatively new. They've done racist like this before. Because you've done like there's not a lot of people that sign up for twelve hundred intense. Impressive ultra runner. And he said a four point two mile loop and he's leaving out how intense the loop was super hilly. Yeah okay super hilly loop on a dirt trail like rocks and debris. It wasn't a super carved out in ten of the hours that he ran on twenty in total darkness with the headlamp google. The races had moderate elevations modern always go. Get the mail back and if you live in maine moderate elevation to the amount. Yes so i try to figure that out. Because i saw four point two and i was like doesn't seem like much more to it didn't seem like for you that much well. I was anticipating coming in based on months of training around fifty two minutes having an eight minute rest but the course was so challenging it. I got it around fifty seven minutes so i think a lot of rest. When did you start this. Whole ultra racing. Why was i was a runner. I ran marathon since my twenties but once we had four before children under ten. That stopped and i will get a four mile three mile whenever here so i recommitted to this about three or four months ago. Yeah and do you do this to sarabi committed with. Yeah do i do races now no neither. I am doing a challenge in switzerland. I'm gonna swim bike and hike through swiss mountains. And doing that with richard branson about thirty five other entrepreneurs and is to raise money for education. So i'm not like my husband. What happened is i had too much tequila. Rich asked me. If i would do it. And i said sure. Now i'm like okay. I leave this friday coming up. I know this friday. And you know i just. I had to read the list of what i need. I need wetsuit to swim. In glacier lake and greasy or you're gonna be tweeting. oh yeah. I'm not going with the whole time. Exactly i was thinking about it. I didn't tell you this car right here. I was like what are what are things i should do for twenty hours and have jesse have to tackle. Yes maybe it should shop for twenty and you have to go with. Maybe we should just like lizzie. Emotional put on instagram. Make him step whole very good. How did you. How did you manage to do all the things that you do like watching your instagram. I think that's the question. Everyone asked that i asked myself and other people last when it show them because they show everyone of your instagram accounts. All the time mystery wagon well for me. I prioritize it. I really only have four main buckets. My family my business. My wellness things that are important to me friends charity. And if somebody doesn't fit into one of those buckets now really seeing no and i limited all the stuff that as much of the stuff that was time suck for me. When i was single. I could watch tv or sporting events that's changed for me so as you get older unit the change your system a little bit and the segue into your calendar very much so they don't make big count. I remember we had a. I don't have a big counter myself but we got a big we had. We started this business like a little less than five years ago. One thing when you have sales teams they would always come to be like. Oh this week's little slow. Four four for. July's on counter mortgage ally evans every year. That memorial day everyone giant calendar. And we're just like all the dates on the counter. Look we have the same holidays every year. All serious creating a system to optimize deli creating a system to optimize. The most out of the time is so important and that calendar helps initial headed does not leave home without out real carried through airport hotel. Rooms cannot stop laughing. It's efficient for me. I didn't bring it on this running race. Because why would. I need my calendar on the running race and on the way there is like When i'm in switzerland next week how today's your way for speeches or whatever. And i'm like i'm though idea form of the calendar fifty one the digital thing becomes out here. I'm not exactly short. Even says sunny the counter. How did you need. I know this story. But it's a funny story. Sarah was accustomed mind at a company. I had called marquee and we were having a customer appreciation and poker tournament in vegas and each each rep was allowed to buy one person in their territory us event and the georgia red sent. The picture of sarah. And i was like no applicants for that. We were married a year later. Did oughta here later. Basically your name later convince you. Oh how will not. He did some funny things. I mean he first of all he was about to run a hundred mile and he called spanks and said to somebody that he got touch with which was my. Pr person at the time he said i just the and learn. I'm gonna run a hundred miles and snakes and literally. This girl came down to my office and if it sarah have a lunatic on the phone. Who's claiming he's got her on a hundred miles about for dinner. Good night if you're listening to this and you need game jesse slur on instagram and asking for advice. Thank thank thank you worked. Whatever you're these great stuff like that is. He's still surprising. Yes i mean. His whole life is a surprise. Mary adventurous to be married. There's never anything. Boring is very exciting. He's a fascinating guy. Because a lot of people who've become topping their game are typically interesting by nature but he's been topping the game in so many different sectors. I mean from like rap to jets to coconut water to ultramarathons. So it's really cool to yes. I did the first one in vermont. But i- timed out. So i didn't get a chance to finish in time so it's still on my bucket list. Waste year on l. Dig air marking told me. I hope it doesn't air. My co-founder told him that we're doing that. We haven't told them what it is yet.
"sara blakely" Discussed on Seeking Wisdom
"Of spanks and was the youngest ever female billionaire and jesse ensler whose husband. Who's an entrepreneur author. Keynote speaker rin amazing boats. If you haven't read living with seal you need to read that book. Living with seal. It's amazing book so in this episode. We talk about jesse's insane appetite for long distance endurance ultras and all the crazy stuff that is does this countering system that is mental. And i've adopted. How sharon jesse matt and all of the amazing stuff on how they make this work as to superhuman people. now don't forget to leave a six star only rating for this episode. This is one of my favorite ever interviews. I'm so lucky so fortunate to have done this piece. All right so we are here with sara blakely and jesse slur to people. Who have i who have a bigger crush crush on. It started with jesse. Thank you jeff. As jesse you grew up in long island i did. Yeah wearing rosalyn. He said that that's true. Coffee draw actually heard you speak when i can't remember where it was. I heard you married your books. Later on lakeland. Co given to everyone. But the first time. I heard you speak as there's someone like me talk like this. This is amazing. Fired up good. I can't remember the first time it's incredible so you just got through this race. What is was this race that the two of you were at yes. The racist called the last man standing. And it's it's got a really interesting format to it. You have to run a complete a four point two mile loop in under an hour. Okay if you finish in fifteen minutes you earn a tender rest because of the top of the next hour the line you up again for another four point two mile loop and that continues to one person's left So yeah the first time this has been done. Is the formats relatively new. They've done racist like this before. Because you've done like there's not a lot of people that sign up for twelve hundred intense. Impressive ultra runner. And he said a four point two mile loop and he's leaving out how intense the loop was super hilly. Yeah okay super hilly loop on a dirt trail like rocks and debris. It wasn't a super carved out in ten of the hours that he ran on twenty in total darkness with the headlamp google. The races had moderate elevations modern always go. Get the mail back and if you live in maine moderate elevation to the amount. Yes so i try to figure that out. Because i saw four point two and i was like doesn't seem like much more to it didn't seem like for you that much well. I was anticipating coming in based on months of training around fifty two minutes having an eight minute rest but the course was so challenging it. I got it around fifty seven minutes so i think a lot of rest. When did you start this. Whole ultra racing. Why was i was a runner. I ran marathon since my twenties but once we had four before children under ten. That stopped and i will get a four mile three mile whenever here so i recommitted to this about three or four months ago. Yeah and do you do this to sarabi committed with. Yeah do i do races now no neither. I am doing a challenge in switzerland. I'm gonna swim bike and hike through swiss mountains. And doing that with richard branson about thirty five other entrepreneurs and is to raise money for education. So i'm not like my husband. What happened is i had too much tequila. Rich asked me. If i would do it. And i said sure. Now i'm like okay. I leave this friday coming up. I know this friday. And you know i just. I had to read the list of what i need. I need wetsuit to swim. In glacier lake and greasy or you're gonna be tweeting. oh yeah. I'm not going with the whole time. Exactly i was thinking about it. I didn't tell you this car right here. I was like what are what are things i should do for twenty hours and have jesse have to tackle. Yes maybe it should shop for twenty and you have to go with. Maybe we should just like lizzie. Emotional put on instagram. Make him step whole very good. How did you. How did you manage to do all the things that you do like watching your instagram. I think that's the question. Everyone asked that i asked myself and other people last when it show them because they show everyone of your instagram accounts. All the time mystery wagon well for me. I prioritize it. I really only have four main buckets. My family my business. My wellness things that are important to me friends charity. And if somebody doesn't fit into one of those buckets now really seeing no and i limited all the stuff that as much of the stuff that was time suck for me. When i was single. I could watch tv or sporting events that's changed for me so as you get older unit the change your system a little bit and the segue into your calendar very much so they don't make big count. I remember we had a. I don't have a big counter myself but we got a big we had. We started this business like a little less than five years ago. One thing when you have sales teams they would always come to be like. Oh this week's little slow. Four four for. July's on counter mortgage ally evans every year. That memorial day everyone giant calendar. And we're just like all the dates on the counter. Look we have the same holidays every year..
"sara blakely" Discussed on Seeking Wisdom
"One of the most exciting interviews that i've ever done. I cannot tell you how nervous. I was for this interview now. This was an interview that happened in two thousand nine thousand nine. Hundred conference hyper growth. And i've been sitting on this one because this one is pure gold. And i've been waiting for the data finally released this now. This is with two of my virtual mentors to people that i've looked up to for a long time. And they just so happen to be married. It's with sara blakely who is the founder and ceo of spanks and was the youngest ever female billionaire and jesse ensler whose husband. Who's an entrepreneur author. Keynote speaker rin amazing boats. If you haven't read living with seal you need to read that book. Living with seal. It's amazing book so in this episode. We talk about jesse's insane appetite for long distance endurance ultras and all the crazy stuff that is does this countering system that is mental. And i've adopted. How sharon jesse matt and all of the amazing stuff on how they make this work as to superhuman people. now don't forget to leave a six star only rating for this episode. This is one of my favorite ever interviews. I'm so lucky so fortunate to have done this piece. All right so we are here with sara blakely and jesse slur to people. Who have i who have a bigger crush crush on. It started with jesse. Thank you jeff. As jesse you grew up in long island i did. Yeah wearing rosalyn. He said that that's true. Coffee draw actually heard you speak when i can't remember where it was. I heard you married your books. Later on lakeland. Co given to everyone. But the first time. I heard you speak as there's someone like me talk like this. This is amazing. Fired up good. I can't remember the first time it's incredible so you just got through this race. What is was this race that the two of you were at yes. The racist called the last man standing. And it's it's got a really interesting format to it. You have to run a complete a four point two mile loop in under an hour. Okay if you finish in fifteen minutes you earn a tender rest because of the top of the next hour the line you up again for another four point two mile loop and that continues to one person's left So yeah the first time this has been done. Is the formats relatively new. They've done racist like this before. Because you've done like there's not a lot of people that sign up for twelve hundred intense. Impressive ultra runner. And he said a four point two mile loop and he's leaving out how intense the loop was super hilly. Yeah okay super hilly loop on a dirt trail like rocks and debris. It wasn't a super carved out in ten of the hours that he ran on twenty in total darkness with the headlamp google. The races had moderate elevations modern always go. Get the mail back and if you live in maine moderate elevation to the amount. Yes so i try to figure that out. Because i saw four point two and i was like doesn't seem like much more to it didn't seem like for you that much well. I was anticipating coming in based on months of training around fifty two minutes having an eight minute rest but the course was so challenging it. I got it around fifty seven minutes so i think a lot of rest. When did you start this. Whole ultra racing. Why was i was a runner. I ran marathon since my twenties but once we had four before children under ten. That stopped and i will get a four mile three mile whenever here so i recommitted to this about three or four months ago. Yeah and do you do this to sarabi committed with. Yeah do i do races now no neither. I am doing a challenge in switzerland. I'm gonna swim bike and hike through swiss mountains. And doing that with richard branson about thirty five other entrepreneurs and is to raise money for education. So i'm not like my husband. What happened is i had too much tequila. Rich asked me. If i would do it. And i said sure. Now i'm like okay. I leave this friday coming up. I know this friday. And you know i just. I had to read the list of what i need. I need wetsuit to swim. In glacier lake and greasy or you're gonna be tweeting. oh yeah. I'm not going with the whole time. Exactly i was thinking about it. I didn't tell you this car right here. I was like what are what are things i should do for twenty hours and have jesse have to tackle. Yes maybe it should shop for twenty and you have to go with. Maybe we should just like lizzie. Emotional put on instagram. Make him step whole very good. How did you. How did you manage to do all the things that you do like watching your instagram. I think that's the question. Everyone asked that i asked myself and other people last when it show them because they show everyone of your instagram accounts. All the time mystery wagon well for me. I prioritize it. I really only have four main buckets. My family my business. My wellness things that are important to me friends charity. And if somebody doesn't fit into one of those buckets now really seeing no and i limited all the stuff that as much of the stuff that was time suck for me. When i was single. I could watch tv or sporting events that's changed for me so as you get older unit the change your system a little bit and the segue into your calendar very much so they don't make big count. I remember we had a. I don't have a big counter myself but we got a big we had. We started this business like a little less than five years ago. One thing when you have sales teams they would always come to be like. Oh this week's little slow. Four four for. July's on counter mortgage ally evans every year. That memorial day everyone giant calendar. And we're just like all the dates on the counter. Look we have the same holidays every year..
"sara blakely" Discussed on Essential Oil Solutions with doTERRA
"Path towards recovery donating to hope helps ensure rescue operations are performed by trauma informed investigators who connect to complete systems of after care and prosecution support and next. I am so excited to introduce to you. Another woman who embodies hope elizabeth smart missy was joined by elizabeth. Smart as elizabeth spoke about her experience as a survivor and how we are not defined by the things that happened to us but rather by our own choices. Think you so much. I feel so welcomed and so loved. It is truly my honor to be with you today. And through all my experiences that i've had enter all the people that i've met over the year and then credible organizations that i've worked with. There's a few things that i've learned that. I truly believe with all my heart. The first one is that there is nothing more resilient than the human spirit. The second truth. That i've learned is that nobody else can take your value away from you. You were born with worth and no one else can take that away from you and the third thing. But i've learned is that it's not what happens to us that defines who we are bad stuff happen to all of us. Every single one of us has a story every single one of us has passed but that doesn't define who we are. Does it affect maybe the choices we make absolutely does it alter our life path absolutely. There's no way i would be here today. Standing on this stage. Had i not been kidnapped all those years ago so does it affect our future absolutely but it does not define us ultimately what defines us are the decisions and choices that we make that is what truly defines us following elizabeth's remarks. Emily right dough tara. Founding executive was joined onstage by sara blakely founder and owner of spanks to have a conversation about her journey and what advice. She has for others as they start out. So spinks was a passion project for you and continues to be after over twenty years maybe share with us how you find passion and purpose every single day well purpose is funny thing remember alter my twenties. Everyone's like what's your per in. Find your purpose. i'm like. I don't know where my purposes i don't really couch. Where is it. And so. I stopped really stressing about that and i focused on. What am i good at. And i think purposes the intersection of three things. They think. it's what are you good at. What brings you joy and how you can best serve the world and when those three things come together you find purpose and if you struggle with that also what's helpful is what makes you cry. Whatever makes you cry cry is. There's something there or what break shahar there's something there that's purpose for you like all right. We were limited on time. So i have to question one is and this is something that that i had to really work through money blocks right. When i hit a certain level of success i really had to work through one feeling worthy to receive that success and also feeling worthy to receive the financial reward that came with that success and i had to work through what i could do with that money to finally overcome that money blocked realize okay without abundance comes right blessings that i can give share with me your your thoughts about money so a lot of people say. Can i get fifteen minutes of your time. I have an idea wanting to achieve success. And i can tell pretty quickly from speaking to them. How their belief system around success and money might be limiting them either consciously or subconsciously and it is truly one of the biggest blocks that we have so getting a healthy relationship with being deserving of success and deserving of money is really important. I believe that money just makes you more of who you already are. So if you're generous and you get a bunch of money become more generous if you are insecure you become more insecure if you were mean you become meaner. It's almost like it holds a magnifying glass up to you. It's not the root of all evil. There's a lot of like negative belief systems attached to money. That really will hold people back so i. That's my belief system. I also think money's really fun to make really fun to spend and really fun to give away and of course you deserve it. Think of the amazing things you can do with money. I mean the people you can help and how you can show up in the world. And so i just feel like that is a really important thing to get clear with your cell phone. It was incredible to hear from two powerful women as they shared their experiences. And the lessons. They've learned along the way. What was your favorite thing. Sara blakely had to share the experience that she talked about with her father asking what she failed at every day. And what happened because of it when she was talking about getting started. How she got the account at neiman. Marcus i think am and people ask her. What what did you do how did you. How did you get in the door. And she said well how do you do it or her response was i called them. She did something different than everyone else. Which set her aside different differentiated her in getting started when she talked about her father and how he would ask her what she failed at that week. I have an eleven year old daughter that i think that that would be really impactful to start using just so that she can see how growth has possible and then to find something good in every situation. After sarah and emily we heard from wellness advocates who have found empowerment through dough. Tara i was lillian. Winger i am here to share so that you can be empowered so that you can empower your community. A life of empowerment. It's rich and overflowing we get to connect and bring community together. Just imagine our communities being empowered through wellness think about how many in lives could be changed and lifted. You know the difference you've experienced in your personal life because someone cared about you. I encourage you to embrace who you are. But be open and teachable. Being teachable is some valuable words of wisdom that i gleaned some from dear friends phyllis and stan when we met in the small.
"sara blakely" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
"But none of this existed yet. I had the idea. She saw gap in the market and started building toward it. So i was doing two things. I was trying to determine if there was a marketplace beyond just my own thought. And what i wanted and at the same time i was iterating the product. Mind you sir. Had no background in fashion is on or close fabrication. But that didn't stop her. I tried to make the prototypes myself. I went to fabric stores and bought elastic and tried to like paper. Clip it to the end. And then i tried to so it. It was through the iteration of the prototype that i really started to love it and love what it could do for my wardrobe. Sarah loved her handmade versions but she quickly saw their limitations. She wanted to take it one step. Further by partnering with a manufacturing plant they could produce at capacity and this is a critical step for anyone developing idea. You have to surround yourself with people who can help remember. The river guides and shamans. That i am is explorer. Called on you have to surround yourself with this kind of network. Sarah didn't know anyone manufacturing but when she reached out to find them they instantly understood her vision. Right not exactly. No one took my call. Sarah couldn't get anyone to see the genius behind her. Simple idea footloose pantyhose. What's the point as an aside. I have a sneaking suspicion that sarah's speaking to mostly male manufacturers if she'd been pitching other women she may have found a willing partner more quickly because they would have understood the problem she was trying to solve. Great ideas get passed over because the people in charge. Just don't understand the issue. But i digress. I cold called. All the manufacturing plants. Every single person thought. This was the craziest idea. They didn't get it. But i ended up getting one manufacturer in north carolina. That called me. After i did my cold calling rounds begging all of these people to try to make my product he said sarah. I've decided to help make your crazy idea. He said the only reason why gave me the chance was my enthusiasm for the idea. He still didn't think it was a good idea. If you're a regular listener of the show you may remember. Episode was stewart butterfield. The founder and ceo slack. Remember what he said about getting people on board with your idea your ability to show your passion to tell the story of how you poured your blood sweat and tears into your product is just as important as the product itself and when you have a great story you'll bring people along andres our amazon explorer has another great example of how you get help in short you ask for it. Yeah at the very beginning. You're begging people to come pack. It's true you're begging people to come. You're asking anyone willing to help. My was the first person that helped me. I had a friend from high school cousins in peru cousins in nicaragua came down actually and helped out as well friends who are willing to donate time at the very beginning so it was really homegrown. I can pay anybody but people wanted that experience. You might not have the best and the brightest you might not be the best funded but is long as you've got a desire to move forward. I think that's where the change happens. That's it that's it as andreessen. Sarah stories both show. You don't need to start with an impressive or high powered network. All you need is passion. Persuasion and grit and sarah story is one of real grit. Remember she didn't have any experience with business or retail or fashion. I was just like okay. This might be my way out of selling fax machines and being able to sell something that actually really want to sell and love that i can provide. People makes total sense. Been one of my theories. About how scale businesses work you build a product that people love and then you scale it and so it's totally makes sense that you said look i cared about scale already coming into it right. That was the thing. And i cared about like. Could this be the ticket to transforming my life and and millions of people's lives. She was teaching herself how to realize every piece of this idea and that included something. I don't think we've mentioned yet. In twenty one.
"sara blakely" Discussed on Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
"In your lap and transform. You know billionaire the next day tada. This almost never happens. Yes sir did have a key moment of inspiration. Inner bedroom getting ready for a party and that matters but you have to look at what happened. Before that moment. Sarah had already oriented herself squarely in the direction of a big idea. She'd been on the hunt for the last ten years. Whatever kind of idea you're staking out you have to be intentional about looking for it. Think about our explorer andres rousseau. He knew his mind was in the amazon and he could make some informed ideas about his launch point as an entrepreneur. You have to put yourself in situations where your great ideas are likely to strike. Sarah has made a science of staking out her own great ideas. You know. i've identified where my best thinking happens in. It's in the car. And i live really close to spank so. I've created what my friends call my fake commute. And i get up an hour early before i'm supposed to go to spanks and i drive around aimlessly in with my commute so that i can have my thoughts come to mammoth. Thought of the name spanks in the car. Serono's that she does her best thinking in the car so she intentionally creates time and space first thing every day to open herself up to new ideas. This may seem like an interesting bit of trivia. But it's more important than it. Seems when i interview guests for the show one question i ask every single person is. What is your favorite place.
ASP's Favorite Things
"This is the advanced selling. Podcast list of tools gear people and things you need to be following things you need to have in the bag so analysts tools that we recommend people that we follow books that we read or listen to anything else. This is going to be a quick rapid. Here's they are not a lot of depth into them but you can go research them on your own but we get asked all the time. So what books do you read. What podcast you listen to what tools you use. Well we're going to tell you that in this episode. That's what we're going to do. So it's gonna be like a list big list and then you can go check them out and hopefully someone's gov a great tool. Thank you for telling me that. So these are in no order than no order. I've got him in order. Yes you want to put them in order now. That'll that'll take agree. So because i've got some. I've got some tools. Some software some gear some gear stuff than calling people. I follow so also kinda start. You bet software app that everybody needs to have on their chrome as an extension as crystal knows c. r. y. s. T. a. l. k. w. ws s. Crystal knows it's a preparation tool for any conversation. You have with someone. It essentially looks at their lincoln profile. Organizes there that information at finds into a disc profile which is a really easy to understand personality profile better than that though. It teaches you how to talk to them. That has a conversation coach. Based on what. I'm going to be talking to the person about and the modality that i'm gonna use to talk to them so basically says i need to email bill to make a good first impression and it gives you a little sound bytes based on bills linked in profile. And it's amazing. Everybody should use crystal nose. Crm s keynote abuse by the way none of these people were affiliated with right right. There's no need advertiser huge talked about talked about four and it's good good My first one is rev dot com read on com. Rav a dictation service Let's imagine you leave a meeting and you want to dictate A follow up email. You will describe your phone. Open up the revs. Aft- dictated now. You can do the same thing with siri but ravitch's really reliable Person on the. There's a human being you're actually dictates. Transcribes it if it's longer form it's probably better like if you wanted to Dictate an article or you think. There's a really good idea for an article you can dictate. Let them do it. And then come back and modify edited. But i think it's a great time saver it's about a buck and a quarter a minute so it's pretty reasonable. Chances are you're not going to have really long things you're going to be doing in there. But dot com is one of my favorite tools. Love it my next one. That i doubt a lot. Same deal no affiliation whatsoever. Huge fan of gong dot com. Many of you have heard of that. Were power users here at our firm and it is such a useful tool for coaching and for self evaluation of Sales conversation and you get data back from gung dot com. That talks about things you should and shouldn't do in the sales process. All based on data and artificial intelligence is fantastic. Gung dot com Recommend any sales leader listening to this to go check them out against affiliation with podcast so de fan big fan Might second one is A twenty dollar tripod. That i cannot all in on We're going to start doing some youtube shorts. I don't know if you're familiar with youtube shorts but They're all vertical. You see them on the shelf underneath your main youtube feed. So if you're on your mobile you'll start to see these. You're kind of wondering what they are. They're called shorts and they're less than a minute and but they have to be vertical. So you can do a short for youtube and also repurpose it on instagram. Or or one of the other verticals sites. But you need. You need a tripod. if you're going to do any kind of stuff like that. I think the days of holding it for certain things but if you're going to produce something that you want hundreds of thousands of people to see i think you need some kind of stable base for your found Tripods are easy amazing. How many how few people have them. Twenty dollar version is not a floor. Length just sits on your desk and it's really makes a real easy to record. I love twenty bucks on amazon twenty bucks amazon bills amazon link kidding okay. Here's i'm gonna go to people follow. I've got three people. One of them's kind of one of them comes as a package deal. I guys get him. David meltzer david meltzer. We've had David on the podcast Was a big time big time. Sports agent Unfortunately lost a an enormous amount of money and that incident actually changed his life the he would say for the better and he is one of the most giving talented Gracious humble smart intelligent coaches. You could follow if you don't follow david meltzer's shame on you. You'll find him anywhere online on instagram. He does free. Coaching sessions every friday every friday. He's doing something and just a really really great Human being everyone who listens to this show should follow david meltzer. Also i've never been on one of his Friday morning calls if you have i have. Yeah they're just they're just outstanding just outstanding he's so giving and he doesn't for free and they're usually maxed out because people love what he says to do. He just great fan. That's good. I've got one to follow here. His name is peter crone. Cro n e. You know peter. I don't yeah. I didn't either until i saw him on Saw him interviewed by aubrey. Marcus who owns on it. He founded the company called on its online and nutrition company but aubrey has a podcast. And it's one of those things you like. I don't ever heard of peter cronin. I'm not gonna listen to that. I'm gonna go with some. i thought. Well what the hell. Maybe i'll learn something and this guy is really good. He's a performance coach. Lives in england. just look up anything he does because he talks about the mindset and the mentalities at a whole different level than you and i are talking about him but i think you'll like him. Peter crown zero. Lots of lots podcast. That's the best thing about doing this drills get to learn all this stuff to see. Yeah i'm making a lot of notes. Bill my hand on my whiteboard over k next to follow for me as a married couple Very very successful married couple in great just human beings. My opinion jesse. It's ler and sara blakely sara blakely founded spanks. Oh yeah one of the most successful self made women in the world and jesse it's ler is also self made is in a He has a a thing called life. Resumes all about experiences. He's an ultra marathoner and those two together are comedic dual like no other. And they're they've got four little kids if you don't follow them on instagram. You need to follow both of them. They're just hilarious. They put out great content. Very inspiring people talk about them being like a billionaire couple. That seems just absolutely normal and down to earth. Because i think they are jesse it's slur. It and sara blakely follow them. Didn't jesse it's ler do some kind of a like a training challenge or something. He did went on. He does a cold plunge challenge. He's gone back. Hof is a guy on wim hof place for a cold you know. He's got to go plug lunch exactly but he does it. Lots of things around performance great. Yeah he just did a fifteen minute fifteen incline fifteen minute challenge put your treadmill at fifteen incline and run for fifteen minutes and see how far you can get. Wow at like last week while it's crazy. Yeah so yeah. I've heard of him. I don't follow him. that's good. that's good let's see Here's a book. That i sound really good especially for sales professionals who are looking to build their brand their personal brand. And the guy's name is chris. Ducker the rise of the new twra. Noor line entrepreneur new partner. It's been out for a couple of years. Might have heard of it. But chris i follow. Chris have been do a little bit of coaching with him. And he's really. His book is really good when it comes to building your personal brand Not like you're not like being a enter an instagram influence or in your in your brand in your business that you're in how do you portray yourself. How do you talk about yourself. It's really good. It's really good and it. It'll stretch you thomas. The book will stretch you. It's called the rise of the poor. Chris tucker. I would recommend that book. The book i'm going to recommend is a great life book but it will transfer into your sales life and one of my favorite books. I listen to this book. Called the book of joy and it's an interview with the dalai lama am bishop desmond. Tutu diamond desmond tutu. And they are both very very joyful people and have had lots of pain in their lives and they're interviewed by a reporter. Who just as a brilliant job. Just pulling out their life stories together intertwining it. And they talk about the difference between happiness and joy and fulfillment and It's a really really good heart opening a book. I found that will absolutely have you show up differently in sales life. The book of joy with desmond tutu the dalai
What's on Your Life Resume
"All right. Let's strip it down. Die right in as alita whether you're a ceo someone in the c. Suite a sales leader or leader in any capacity in a marketplace where everyone from entry level to see is changing jobs and careers faster than every point in history. We better have a great resume. But i you actually focusing on the right things and what does it take to build a resume that is relevant in order to in order to make the impact you one of make. Well stay tuned because you're bound to find out our guest on this episode is jesse iceland. Jesse is one of the most impressive resumes out there. He started the world's first private jet company. Machi jets became the world's largest private jet cod company with a five billion dollar come consummate sales prior to the acquisition by warren buffett's company. He has partnered him and his sold zico. Coconut water to coca cola. Here's the number one bestselling author of living with a seal and his latest book living with the monks. He's run a hundred miles nonstop and he's passion for football is made him one of the owners of the atlanta hawks so he and on top of all that. If there's no pressure enough he's also the data four and he's married to the spank founder. Sara blakely why isn gentlemen put your hands together a welcome to have your make took a while to get this to happen them. Really happy that you're with us. Thank you thank. You think it'll be man appreciate you have miat. It's an absolute pleasure. Now you are a guy who has to say has lived outside of the box is a is a gross understatement on through also speaker endurance athlete. You even a rapa. Most people probably wouldn't even know that because they're probably too young to know that you've done all that and at the same time one of the things you know what i speak about is being an authentic leader and one of the things that i've watched as i've watched over your history over all those years is changing. Hack your change. The way addressed bit. But jesse seems to have stayed the same told to us about the poll and the pressure to be something else. Start marquis jets. You probably felt puerto of suit and tie stain staying authentic. Yeah i think one of the reasons by the successful marquis jet in these other ventures. I've been able to fight through that impulse to to be something out. Not so i've always stayed in my lane by lane get a little bit different a little unconventional unorthodox. But it's my lane. And that's where i'm most comfortable in and I've always been able to keep my own spirit throughout all my different journeys. I've worn a lot of different hats. But i never really conform been you know one of the early lessons. I learned as an entrepreneur is the importance of differentiation in You know bor- boring doesn't really work. Always tried to not just be myself in. Its works for me and I always. I'm always asking myself of how different. How different house might teach different. But it didn't authentic way too so going back in time because you know i read about you being a couch surfer with revolt on a spot. Oh the council along the way while really sort of looking for yourself. is that pre the rap days aura. That after that no stink between the ages of nineteen to twenty two. I slept on. I think eighteen different couches. My friends couches all the way trying to figure out. Exactly what that may looked like for me Trying to land on my feet at a lotta egg on my face early at a lot of egg on my face later on in my life. I've had some big wins but part of the journey is having lost. His two and i was lucky man. When i started out i started out in the music. Business no connections my father on the plumbing supply house and i lived in la. I got signed to a record label. I got dropped from the label. And i moved back to new york with two things on my resume i was a kiddie pool attendant and i was rapper. That was going to get a job on wall street. So i relied on friends to take me in until i kind of found my way so i never forgot that. I've never forgot the opportunity that was afforded to me about people believed in nate. Even when i had nothing was a big part of of what ultimately shaped me a lot of times in my journey even marquee before the five billion sales that you mentioned there are a lot of times where this is gonna work. I can't do this. I'm not qualified No aviation experience. We had no airplanes while we started and But through that young those early days of couch surfing as you like to call it it. The tremendous guilt adjustments medic grit. And that was probably the number. One is saying grits the number one indicator of future success. But for me. That was a big a big thing that never accurately man even now still had shot mentality. That never left me
Creativity as a Mechanism to Win
"Creativity as a mechanism to win. What yes that's what. I'm talking about right now. I have been just in love with my own process lately and it involves a mindset as well as a time management hack and one. I'm talking about is i work on my money making projects as my core focus of my day. That has not changed. But what has changed. Is you know grinding. It out for four years plus on doing own gig. Sometimes i get stuck or frustrated or like burnt out for lack of a better word and rather than going. Okay send a day to quit. Seven o'clock tune out. Watch some netflix six. Instead of doing that. I have implemented something else which is far more satisfying and it is. I have a set of creative projects that i'm doing and allotting time for for myself and if i do it right i can also learn. New skill sets while satisfying the creative side of my soul. So it has professional benefits as well as sole benefits as well as productivity benefits like. It's just a whoop. It's an alignment so let me explain the for myself. It might be different for you but for me. One of One project. I can think of as i wanted to learn some harmonies and lay them down on audio software. Just for fun. Because i love harmonizing and with the pandemic it's hard to get together in person and harmonize with people So i just was like well elite. How my own tracks harmonized with myself. Because it's so enjoyable. And i did that. So he became more familiar with Recording software and how to to do what i needed to do with multiple tracks et cetera. So that was a skill that i'm building and singing is obviously the harmonizing is really enjoyable So that satisfies decreed site. And then i was like well. I want to be able to quickly make any audio files. That i produce into videos so i was like all right. Quick hack and learn that real quick check and then just keep going so. That's one and then another one i have is. Oh then. this is totally frivolous inhale. Larry is and that's why i love it. L. being in my creative project rotation is that i've set up in my library. A mike stand and on it is god a microphone. Obviously and then an audio processor with the gain and everything and i plug it right into my phone. Start taking video and my dream for the for. The project is to have gene. Eat some healthy snacks and do like little. Asmar videos because it's so funny. Like i would love for him to be tic tac famous. And i don't even know dog. Asmar is something people like because it might be actually disgusting. Like i don't care. So i'm not really looking at it as like oh i'm gonna make my career out of making dog. Asmar no it's more just hilarious to me the thought of it as genre but then it also gives me more experience with equipment and working with my dog in creating content from a totally different angle and also video editing and tiktok. It's fun So those are just some examples for me. So it's it's kind of amazing you can just be working on your money making projects and then if you get stuck or you get tired Rather than just being like. I'm done for the day. That's it you just switch gears and you activate the creative part of your brain and if you do it right you can also pick up new skills on the side just for fun teaching yourself a whole manner of things and this is in addition to taking master classes or learning from your favorite business. People like i love. Jay abraham so much and radio and sara blakely and barbara corcoran and mark cuban. Of course i'm very aligned with him on social justice as well as how he approaches his whole entire career so anyway that is super fun. I wanted to talk to you guys about that. L. creativity is a mechanism win. And when no if you're doing that is well. I know a lot of people like engineering types to have multiple interests. They kinda tend to do this naturally so they just go from thing to think to think especially if they're like adhd so yeah. I've just really taken a lot of joy in this approach because it makes me feel like instead of like i'm not enough. I didn't complete you know solving this problem. That i've wanted to solve for three days. You know instead of feeling like that feeling and going. I gotta call it a night and just go watch some amazon prime. You know some movie instead of doing that. It's like i'm to. I'm a shelf this for now. And i'm going to activate a different part of my brain know because some of us are both analytical and creative
"sara blakely" Discussed on Yeah, She's Driven
"Sister or two sisters two sisters. I pray for two sisters. That what you want. I thought he wanted boys. Boy two boys Two Sisters. Jesus bring us two sisters God. I want to okay in Jesus's name. Amen. I guess the almond. So whenever I praise that gas me to pray for him all the time. It's pretty cool guy to come out. Let me just let me just finish. Okay. So anyway, so my whole point in jumping on with you guys was off to just say listen, like I've got business here. I've got you know my spirituality, which I really do just go to scripture now and I I I'm Tom Mix it in my work because of the fact that I just know that I I am not capable without a deeper connection to God because I will quit on my own merits and not quit when I don't feel like it and I will quit when I'm being self-centered on what I want and I know that today my company helps helps millions of people we helped thousands of people on a daily basis and and I just know that you have a vision and I know that there's patterns that are coming up that you either need to allow the patterns to call you. Forward and I'll end on this enthusiasm is great. It's great to feel great about what you want to create but it really is an endurance that things come together and endurance doesn't necessarily feel good. And so just don't make it about your feelings on whether or not you keep stepping forward today because I know that whatever it is that that you are wanting in your life. Sometimes we don't even know why we want it off. There are always going to be people who tell you that you can't get it and they're not bad people. They just are working within their own belief systems and some of the other day who runs a really big company telling me that it doesn't make sense to ever hire a CEO for a company but yet my friend Sara Blakely who I call her friend Loosely meaning that she's just she's a huge inspiration to me and she's been there for me and jumped on the phone with me to help me walk through staying staying committed to my business has been committed to having more children no matter what my age. It's no matter what is going on in my life. And and she one of the things that that she shared with me is when she hired a CEO and when that CEO should have went to president and wage. You know, my point is is that people are giving you advice with what they have and and what they know and what they believe and it's important to really get with the mentor that believes in you and believes in your schools in your aspirations because those were planted in your heart when you were born there anybody else's goals and aspirations and so it really is up to you to Stuart those and to not let anybody take those off track. All right, you guys I'm going to head to my doctor's appointment to go check out the babies and my tummy right and go check out the babies in my tummy. In my brown see playing you want to look on Amazon. That's what you want. I can be great to talk about scripture. I know that it's not everybody's Jam. I think it should be everybody's Jam but it's not everybody's jam and I appreciate you giving me the space to share about it. All right bless you age by. Hey. I hope that you enjoyed this episode of coffee with Shannon. She's driven podcast. So here's the deal. Do you love this episode page? Totally thrill me if I could correspond with you on my Instagram page live over there probably right now streaming live posting live. I'm over there live all the time and podcasts is not live. So please screenshot this episode so that I know that that people like this episode first of foremost and then go post it on Instagram and tag me at shende Sumpter shampoo like a pig At Shannon Sumpter. All right. Talk to you soon..
"sara blakely" Discussed on Pro Business Channel
"Miller from swim kids is the CEO and founder Tristesse spent pretty much most of her career in the health industry. And of Mary. Impressive Education Degrees College of William Mary public of of from emory public health from emory What is two thousand? Nineteen spanks Sarah Obliquely. Foundation resident that sounds impressive to great. Yeah, already so I will I thank you just for the opportunity to to come on and tell you more about this issue that plagues our community so you give given a little bit of my background so I hail from Virginia so I went to the University of Virginia Undergrad where I then went to the College Women Mary got a NBA came here to Atlanta got in masters a masters in public health. And what you just mentioned is I was awarded as one of several women fellows That was awarded a Sara Blakely Residency Program. Where Sara Blakely who's the owner and creator of spanks? hand selected women entrepreneurs that she wanted to personally work with within so into and allow us an opportunity to launch our businesses Tajan Yeah. Thank you. When did you start swim? Kids so swim kids with started in two thousand seventeen We're so excited that with that journey we've built partnerships along the way, and it's actually allowed us to celebrate our very first splash of children, which is where children will will finally get a chance to get in the water. Bar Elementary that's right here in the heart of Atlanta. is title one Public School with the Atlanta Public School, district, they are the recipients of of a gift from our individual donors. Thirty children will receive free swimming lessons and Water Safety Instruction and we will be providing those lessons actually at King Middle School where they have a pool onsite. They're one of King's cluster elementary schools. Now you say swim. Kids started in two thousand seventeen. It did, but the vision for it. Let's say actually started with your own personal incident. That is so true. Thank you for bringing that up so. When I was nineteen I thought that I knew..
"sara blakely" Discussed on FashionTalks
"We have to address dress ourselves every day to some extent depending on who we are and what we do and we need to eat and we need to for to stay alive so we are making choices every day and do. I think that what we're doing is we're giving people better choices. I hear such passion in both view for for more than just what the product is so it must fuel you personally to keep going. You both have staff. You have employees. Do they share your zeal for this? How do you impart something that so intrinsic to your to your brand identity to the people who you work within for? I don't know if I would bring someone onboard. Who doesn't actually care about it? I think I think it's it's start from who you bring your company and how you have them like for instance. Some of the insurance that we had they've approached us because they've been talks events they've heard us and they care so much about it. And you know the hound us through social media like the email us and fall up because they care so much about it and so I think I think it starts with to bring someone who actually cares about the cause and the mission and then to continue keeping them engaged and I think I think it's that's part of the company culture right. Is that a gut check leg or are you. Are you asking them directly intern? How do you feel about women and art? Like how're you within our legislative questions that we are not allowed to ask people in an interview situation like? How do you gauge that? Have you had to have you ever had to say? Oh that one doesn't get it. It's not working out. Thank you. Bye-bye I imagine of the same with you can pretty comes onto gut. I really don't have a I don't have. It's not a black and white or white answer for me. It's it's how they talk how they approach the subject to information that they share about it. Obviously if you want to your part of repaint history or if you come to an interview you kind of Heaven Understanding of hopefully some don't like I've who we are and what we do and so so I think it's part of that when they share when they want to share when they show how much they care but also under obviously. The skill said that they breaking to to the company. So I think it's a check L. What about you got checked is definitely a big part of it. I've different approaches depending on who? It is so if somebody's who's going to work with US and headquarters You the regular questions but you also try to gauge. How much day. Nobody's you are. There's lots of different ways to find out what someone's values are asked them about their families asked them. You have dinner with them. You have coffee with them and you see how they treat people and I'm a very blunt person so I'll give you one example so when we do a lot of pop ups and fashion it can be sometimes that caddy culture. Or if you're blunt person like me you call it a bitchy culture and I have asked you know when I interviewed people for our pop ups. I've said like we don't does not a bitchy place. Everybody is friendly and it's I encourage positive and respectful confrontation. So if you don't like something you tell you colleague but if you're not going to tell them then do not tell anyone else and that's just that's like my style. That's something that I encourage everyone around me to do and it's I like it because you say it. You never have to think about it afterwards. You know once you said it it's gone. Just move on with Your Business and sometimes I don't. Some people are like so shocked at. I set that or sometimes. They're offended but you know. I think that I'm also looking for people that role with the punches. We are an entrepreneurial company. There's like if you're a company of fifty people you have certain common culture if you're one hundred people you have a certain culture the same thing when I'm looking for factories in Italy when I'm looking for factory in Italy and I turn up. I'm not talking about changing the way. Women are perceived to the factory owner. I'm looking at the way. He is treating the women who worked for him. Whether it's a lot of people that we work with our family owned factories and looking at the arches in on the floor. The craftspeople you know how he how they treat me are. They respectful to like a lot of times. I don't mind on speak Italian and they don't speak English so we have like one of my team members. Are they respectful enough to stop pause? Or they're just like blabbing on and they don't care these are like little things and eight like manners is universal. You know I like people who are generous generosity and I'm not talking about giving something something generosity of the soul off the spirit if you don't have then I just cannot be around me because like Euro. You're either going to get it because you're going to you know be around all the people but just lasting the hardest people to hire is your first five people because you know you're you're nobody. Nobody knows you and nobody wants to come in. And not sure if you were going to be around but once you have a few people. If you've chosen the white people then other people are gonNA naturally self select out you. Because they don't want to be around people who are passionate or ambitious and want to do something to life you know they will self select out. It sounds to me that there's an extra layer being on an extra layer. That's not necessarily fair. But there is definitely a hyper awareness and attentiveness that you have in order to to keep the values you want permeating through all elements of your of Your Business Apps. You absolutely. That is my job. I it's it's very important now and if I wanted this company to go somewhere. That is my job like as the founder of the company. You are the biggest cheerleader. Your job is to make sure that like you actually work for everybody. It's the toughest and the shittiest job to have. Because you know if there was a time that you don't actually believe in it you can't tell anyone else but if someone else doesn't believe in you can pick them up and you can you know talk to them but that is your job whether it's like you know whether you're Sara Blakely of spanks and if you look at her she still passionate and I think that those are the kind of people that other people naturally want to be around if not just going to go work for a bank because you do not fail to ban. Yeah exactly offense to finance because you have you do regular pop ups your face to face with your customers a lot of the time. Do you hear feedback a boat more than just..
"sara blakely" Discussed on WGN Radio
"By the founder and owner of Spanx Sara Blakely as soccer talk one time it it's an amazing success stories in it yeah I think credible I mean she is someone who is she started by being a door to door fax machine sales person she saved up her money on the side which came up with this idea of sheep where which saying that she knew that she wanted and but no one ever figured out a way to do this for women and she's didn't know how to so she didn't know anything about the garment industry but she came up with saying that turned out to be a massive business and she's a self made billionaire at this point now I'm one hundred percent of our company and she told it exactly the way she wanted to S. amazing I mean it's a popular in something like sixty five countries and she's been on shark tank she made a cameo in billions and so is she I remember hearing her talk about how she just tried to peddle this and got lucky you with someone at a Neiman Marcus store and then and I just took off after that didn't yeah she offered to find in this weeks in store at the time because one of one of the things she did what she did she just cold call as many people as she could and one of the people she talked to was the hosiery buyer at Neiman Marcus in Dallas she was on board at the time she said this woman look if you give me ten minutes I'll fly to Dallas P. ten minutes and I will show you my product and how you're gonna wanna live life to Dallas shows off the US banks the new markets buyers like when I don't see it and services just follow me into the bathroom and I promise you you're like this because the bathroom tried under pants about bank come back and put on the spanking this all comes out of hand on the bond buyers like I see what you're saying now yeah I'm gonna put in all my stores now you obviously can't do that in the pandemic error when you are you know doing a resume is a lot harder one of the things we can talk about what is what's your advice for entrepreneurs or people who are being forced into an entrepreneurial wife went with layoffs and with jobs being much riskier people trying to find new skills what kind of advice do you have for someone you don't when you're stuck at home and you can't go and make those in person called and she talked a lot about that right and she's been trying to figure out some new opportunities now I know and she also talk to you about how she got through a couple of other tough spots the the recession after nine eleven what was it just the what she told you about all that her basic feeling is that you got to just keep moving forward we never stop you don't take no she says that you are the colors of the ones who take obstacles and turn them into opportunities so you've we've all heard this kind of talk before she's someone who's actually proven it out asking a question because you can't do it in person she mentioned that her her husband is also an entrepreneur as doing its thing re sending meals are maybe Neil kept including a fork and knife to people and saying look this is like why do we can have lunch together but I'm sending you this meal and will you now just jump on a phone call with me and we can eat lunch together over a video video chat so it's just like finding it interesting innovative ways to reach people and not taking no for an answer and one of the things she's done its banks is is that when the pandemic cat she one of the things she does with her people internally is every year your budget goes down to zero no one gets the same budget that they had the year before you have to fight for your budget yeah I'm in the pandemic hit she said art you know worked as a different world everyone's budget now isn't there you got approved me why your why it's worth state investing in you and she added one of the company come up with new product ideas she was like you know during this time the parts of this is when you come up with new ideas and from a secretary to a vice president you wanted every good idea that they had and she's also being very charitable and let's play a clip from the interview this is Daniel Ross talking to Spanx founder Sara Blakely and then we'll talk about exactly what this is all about but here's here's what Sara Blakely had to say I'm gonna be getting a thousand different women five thousand dollars each to help them during this time and I started Spanx with five thousand dollars twenty years ago it was my savings from selling fax machines door to door and it's just you know it was it was a symbolic number for many reasons and then everybody's going to get a lucky red backpack as well because I started space with my red backpack from college and it hangs framed in a glass box on the bank's headquarters because it's just a reminder that start small but think bag and everything you really need is right there already on your back and so the it's called the red backpack signs for that reason and I partnered with global giving to do the vetting and the selection of the recipients so they will be doing all of the screening and the selection.
"sara blakely" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"In Oprah's magazine which has a really big milestone for the business yeah we talked to Sara Blakely three years ago on the show and you know that was the Oprah effect for Spanx what happened to swell after action like people all of a sudden your web traffic it went up so much that we and I say we are still the only point I had to really work on the back into the website because we crashed immediately so there was absolutely an Oprah fact but I would say more than anything it was sort of this stamp of confidence in the business that either gave me more confidence as I went into retailers or give retailers more confidence to try the product and put it on the shelf I made a little sign that said you know I featured in Oprah's magazine and that certainly helps you know opening up retail stores that now I read that for like a year after you start it's well you he went to China to go visit the factory that was making the the bottles for you and then you went to a trade show in Hong Kong and you literally set a table with knock off of your bottles or is is that right that is a true story what was your first reaction like what's going on I almost passed out I should believe that and I was there with my boyfriend at the time who's now my husband and luckily he kept his wits about him and went over and started talking to someone standing by this you know display case what he says Hey what are you doing here he said oh hi tell me about this and that the gentleman that was working the booth was super smiley and happy and he pulled out his business card and gave it to us and said oh hi I'm from swell in his business card also had swell on it of course I had never seen this man before so would you do I can't imagine you had a look above budget to hire lawyers at that time no I mean I had done the you know the initial registration of the patents and design patents and intellectual property but but certainly didn't have a lawyer on staff for really the budget you know unfortunately we did have to hire some attorneys and we really didn't have to try to get to the bottom of it to make sure that this was stopped immediately so as you got to a point where you are you know you kind of grow the company and you got to build it out and you got to get a space and and how did.
Sara Blakely of Spanx: Ideas are Most Vulnerable When They're Brand New
"Today. They of course. Thanks is an international brand and Sarah is a billionaire and you'll discover here is that she's also super open about the strategies. Used to stay stay confident and optimistic. When she was just getting started? I WANNA go back to one thousand nine hundred eight when I experimented when you cut the feet the legs of pantyhose any hose and began to design. What would become eventually spanks pockets? You said something to me that I've I've never forgotten and I'm going to quote here. You said ideas Are At their most vulnerable. When their brand new yes in other words that's when people say oh it's GonNa work socks is stupid? Forget it so great. Why didn't other people do it? You decided not to pretty much not to tell anybody to keep it a secret and it was for that reason because you knew that you would be discouraged. Yes now I shared my idea with people who could help me move it. Forward like a patent attorney the people in the manufacturing plants but I decided. I wasn't going to tell anybody just to say. Hey what do you think of this for awhile. Ideas are the most vulnerable in their infancy and we all have amazing ideas. I'm a believer. That everybody in their lifetime has has at least one million dollar idea maybe even a billion dollar idea but as our inclination as humans to immediately turn to our right or left and say to our friend or coworker husband and wife and say hey I have this idea what do you think and out of love and concern. They'll say well you know if it's such a great idea. Why isn't anybody done on it or things like that and then you end up spending all of your time defending it and explaining it rather than pursuing it? And so I pursued the I dea spanks for one year before I told anybody. I sat my family down. I said guys you ready. All they knew was Sara's working on some crazy idea they they didn't know what it was and I sat down and I said Okay Ready. It's footloose pantyhose right. You can imagine the response and they were like what what. And then I got all the out of total love. If it's such a good idea Sara why does it already exist and honey even if this is a a good idea you're going to spend your five thousand dollars in savings and within six months the big guys could just knock you right out of the water and I think I really believe that had I heard with that in the minute that I had the idea and cut the feet out of my pantyhose. I really think I would not have started spanks. You think if you would've told people or your family and friends or the people who sort of judgment you know could have affected. You would have given up or I just would have been easily. Let that one fly fly right out the window and just been like. Yeah okay. Maybe you're right but I also I had set intention for an idea two years before this and that also helped me so I sold fax machines door to door for seven years and I was always kicked out of buildings. PEOPLE WOULD RIP UP MY BUSINESS CARD in my face all the time and one day I had had such a particularly bad day I pulled off the side of the road and that's when I thought I'm in the wrong movie like call the director or call the producer. Call the writer later. This is not my life and I wrote down what I was good at in my apartment. I'm like what are you good at Erin in my good column was sales and I started asking myself. What is it about sales that I liked? Mike and I realized I really liked selling somebody something that they needed or would improve their live and I wrote down. I'm going to invent something that I can sell to millions of people that that will make them feel good and then I looked up and I said I need the idea and so two years later when I cut the feet out of my pantyhose to go to a party I had never worked in fashion or retail but I cut the feet out and I solved this undergarment issue kind of because they rolled up my legs all night but but I you know I looked smooth. I had no lines and I thought this should exist for women but because I had said that intention and been so clear what the universe two years prior and said please give me the idea. I believe ideas are gifts from the universe and I think they're very precious and I think the minute we get them. We should write them down. Instantly I think carrying the same style notebook with me for twenty years and now mostly used my phone but I keep a log of every thought an idea that I think could potentially be something thing you know. I think about your story a lot because in those early days where you're going door to door selling fax machines getting doors slammed in your face at wonder group that built resiliency. Did you have to be exposed to that kind of rejection. In order to be able to start this company one hundred percent. I believe that cold calling rolling is one of life's greatest trainings. I had to learn how to be quick on my feet. I had to learn how to win somebody over quickly I had to learn to get to the heart the matter in a sales scenario very quickly which is when I learned. What's in it for them and get to the point very quickly and don't sell the product? Sell the problem you're solving. I learned all this through massive mega trial and error and door after door. Slamming in my face and that helped me so much respect because for the first two years I was working on spanks spanks at night and on the weekends while I was still selling fax machines by day and that I got told no for those basically no which I just want to point out if you invent something or if you're an innovator it means you're doing something that's different than how everybody else is doing it. You're going to hear the word now. That's cool if I mean if you say you had told people about this idea people who loved and cared about you maybe some with them would've said Hey. Why don't you go work for Fashion Company for a couple of years and get experience in the industry and learn about it and learn the INS and outs and then you know you? You'll know what to do. You'll have connections and so on breath wonder if you in some ways you had a sort of an intuitive advantage given that you you told me on the show. Oh you didn't know anything about the industry right. I mean that's really logical advice. Get right especially as a parent to a child like go get experience before you go. I do this. So there's a very high likelihood I would have heard that right away and you know one of the things. My life was so bad when I was selling fax machines door to door and I had this conversation one time with my dad and he said honey you live in Atlanta now go get a job at CNN. or go work at coke and this voice inside of me said but then I might be content. And and I thought I need to be miserable right now like I need to stay miserable because if I stay in rock bottom and I'm this unhappy. I'm going to ensure that I am willing to take some sort of a leap that terrifies me but I mean even early on. You didn't ask for permission. I mean didn't ask for permission when you went to Neiman and Marcus I mean your products display in the back of the hosiery section syrup tissue next to the cash register so people would notice them. And you didn't ask for permission and you almost like you were fearless you. Wouldn't you weren't worried about the consequences of doing those kinds of things. Yeah I'm definitely not fearless. I'm courageous -rageous and there's a big difference. I'm afraid of so many things like those days that I moved the stand when no one gave me permission to I was shaking but I believe the differences that courage is doing things despite fear and we build our courage muscle by continuing to just face it and do it but I was terrified. Fight during all of those steps I will say that. I think being an entrepreneur and charting your own course especially if we're going to be doing things different than how everybody else does it which is where real change and innovation for society
"sara blakely" Discussed on KQED Radio
"In your lap and transform the billionaire the next day. this almost never happens as an entrepreneur you have to put yourself in situations where your great ideas are likely to strike Sir has made a science of staking out her own great ideas you know I've identified where my best thinking happens and it's in the car and I live really close to spank so I've created what my friends call my fake commute and I get up an hour early before I'm supposed to go to banks and I drive around aimlessly in Atlanta with my commute so that I can have my thoughts come to me and I thought of the names thanks in the car Serrano's she does your best thinking in the car so she intentionally creates the time and space first thing every day. herself up to new ideas. after the break were other entrepreneurs have their thinking place I'm Reid Hoffman and this is master of scale. support for masters of scale comes from Pacific office automation PO a supports businesses of every size with office printing twenty four seven IT tech support and help with data security Pacific office automation problem solved I'm Reid Hoffman and this is a masters scale Sara Blakely no she does her best thinking in her car I've asked all of my previous guest that question. where is your favorite place to think big. here's.
"sara blakely" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
"We just got back from San Diego and absolute blow out when Marcus Buckingham Simon cynic and art Williams with a surprise appearance. And it was a Pat Lynch Yoni score really high. Chris HOGAN, Ken, Coleman, me Houma. Leaving Henry cloud. Sara Blakely just it was a complete blow out. The thing was one of the best of aunts that I've ever seen in my life. And I was so proud that we own it. It was absolutely incredible. We've been saying this if we didn't build this event, it's the event we would go to if it wasn't our thing. I mean, we're already there. It's great. We bring a lot of leadership team. And we're taking notes on this is incredible. Unbelievable thousand people, and we just launched and we've got two thousand people already registered for next year. This thing's about to sell out. It's it's incredible. How much this event just has no mention in the market now. Because word is out. It's the best event on leadership fifty percent sold out, and we launched to the public today. We are coming to the resort the Gaylord resort in Orlando Florida may seventeenth through the twentieth. Twenty twenty year from now, and if you've not been to that resort that Gaylord resort it is off the chain. Nice very fun. We'll have about four thousand folks from around the world attending we've sold over two thousand tickets already in pre sale. And that includes the people that were there last week. We offered it to them before we took it public. It's available. Now are headliners.
"sara blakely" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"You know, just a second ago we were talking about this issue of paying yourself. And I got a similar question yesterday. Actually from one of my academy members during our coaching session. She said, I'm ready to hire. I think I'm ready to hire. Should I hire? However, have not yet paid myself in business, and so we're kind of talking through this. And I've realized this is a really common pain point for people in business, especially those of you starting out you're waiting in some cases for a permission slip. You're waiting for someone to tell you when's the right time to pay yourself and more often than not you're it's passed. You could have been paying yourself. You know, what I told my academy member yesterday was if you hire someone and you begin to pay them, and you've not yet taken a paycheck home from your own business. Then you have an employee that makes more money than you do in your business. That's not okay gentleman. Chris HOGAN here that is not okay to have a business where your team members making more than you are for all of your hard work building this thing from the ground up. So just encourage you look at your numbers look at your profit margin. Get your demand up get your prices up get your margin of what do you need to do to cut expenses or bring in more revenue or get smart or get scrappy to where you are bringing home a paycheck. It's not just about the dollars. It's about the dignity that comes from earning your own paycheck for the hard work for the blood, sweat, and tears that you are pouring into this business, you deserve to be paid for the work that you're doing. And there's no exception when you are in business, you can make this happen. It's up to you can't wait for someone else to do it for you or give you permission. You're the business owner, do you can do it and you can start today. All right. We've got a call from Jessica calling in from Tulsa. Hey, Jessica, how's it going? I heart you good. How can I help? I had a question for you. Now on a big big fan. I'm reading your book as we speak. But my question to you is how you get business. Started with no extra money to start it. Okay. Let's talk about this. What is your idea? My idea is I'm planning on starting a business called saddens sleep. Grant is a soap and candle business. And what I'm hoping to do is cutting big brand costs in how so hoping to sell my product cheaper than let's say bath and body works Yankee candles, but my only problem is I don't know how to start it. If I don't have the extra money to get that Delhi, sir. I got you. Okay. So I've got a couple of things that I want to give you advice on number one. I want you to think is what is the the most baby version of your idea. Now, I don't know about you just kept a lot of times. I think in these big dreams, I've got this big vision for the future, and I have a store and it can be downtown. And we could do this and this and this the only problem is that big dream is expensive and costly and overwhelming sometimes so instead, I want you to think about how you can start small with almost. So Dave Ramsey's company right now that is a eight hundred team member company started on a card table in his living room. Sara Blakely started spanks by cutting the pant the bottoms off of her pantyhose to look good in white jeans. For example, the web was started went that mom was in a hotel room and our child kept dropping their pacifier and she took a hotel still sewing kit, and so his favorite plush animal to the past fire and the first step was born. So what I want you to think in terms of your business idea? What is the most baby version, maybe it literally is starting with ten or twenty dollars to make your first soap, and you turn that for a profit, and you sell it to family and friends and use that profit to then buy more. So more materials that type of thing the iphone example started with an iphone one and then two and then three now at the iphone ten, and it's got a lot of features and its way fancier, but you have to start with the one point over seven. So that's what I want you to think what's the one point version of your idea that you can start small and grow slow and the other option for you that just wants you to think about and a lot of people don't think this way, but you can actually structure your business in such a way that you take advantage orders. And when you take. Orders in advance payment that money then funds the fulfilment of those orders Melissa hit of Grayson lace. She is a shark tank success stories a previous business boutique conference speaker she did this. She didn't want invest even a dime into her business of her own money. And so she took advance orders advanced payment and with the seven to twelve to fifteen dollars. She received for that order to use that money to go buy the materials to make the boot socks to fulfill that order now, of course, as you grow. And as you get larger you will get more sophisticated than that. But I just don't want you to think of cost is a barrier. There are very few industries where you have to have a ton of money to start and even in those industries, you can get creative and barter and share space and sub-lease and rent and all kinds of things. So don't let money be a barrier. Start small grow slow, and then you will control it and own it every step of the way, which is the best kind of business anyway. All right. We have got a call from Erica in LA era. How's it going? Going. Well, thank you so much for taking my call. Absolutely. How can I help? Well, I'm actually I've been looking at the financial coach master training. Because starting the baby step has been a lifesaver for me. And I really want to share that feeling of relief with other people. So I've been looking at becoming a financial coach. And I'm just wondering how I can justify the expense for that training. And if I should take the leap into doing that. Yeah. That's a great question. I'll tell you what you're asking is really a part value decision. But also a financial decision. So of course, you know, here at the office, we never want anyone to take out debt. So it would be.
"sara blakely" Discussed on Almost 30 Podcast
"It's cater to the female entrepreneur right now entrepeneurship is at an all time high for women, and I'm like, oh, I don't think everybody knows what they're walking. And because I've been at it now for over seventeen years since I was, you know, in college, I'm like, wait a minute. This comes with a lot. And just let me help you get centers. So that you can handle every single thing has been come at you as an acronym for the day because I want you to say with this thing, you say with that you will succeed, but I just want you to have some tools and some foundation in place in order to get that done. So yeah, I'm definitely excited about that is coming out on my birthday. Well, January fourth which was planned it just so happen that that was the first of amiable dates that the mall had after the holidays for me to do this big launch in the mall. So I was just like that's my birthday though. And I was like, you know, what Lakisha said she book that says, you know, what just keep it? We're going to go through it. And we're going to have it on my birthday. We're just gonna have a party. Make it work are activate for. Fearless. Of course. I'm always looking forward to those though that's our conference. Yeah. Are fearless moguls event? We just had one at the spanks headquarters. Sara Blakely office out was amazing guy. I saw. Awesome. It was everything. Trainings. We had business trainings. They are. So coke was a sponsor and the CMO of venture emerging brands. She taught the ladies had set up your company be acquired by coke. So I'm talking very rich high level content. The c o spank spoke as well too on product development of retail distribution. So I'm yeah. Very much next level education billion dollar companies sitting in their top executives to truly educate on how to run business. It was awesome. And after we had a pitch competition and in it. Yes. With a pitch competition. I'm very now that I'm in this whole business investing phase and investing in women of color, because it's just so underserved. As far as funding in VC funds are concerned. And I'm having a great time. Just exploring opportunities of so many opportunities there. So like even today before I got here. I'm like, oh, gosh, we've got to reach out to these people we need to raise some cash rates from guys from again, this fundraising moan because I just see so much that can be funded and just, you know, be great things to put in a universe. I'm like, oh, this is. I'm like, hey, get some more help you guys. Yeah. I'm having a great time. That's I will say a new challenge that took on this year was starting a fund, and I'm just like, whoa. Did I really do this in my really in the right now crazy? So I'm excited about that. I'm very much excited about that. Does the fun to have a name. Yes. It does. Fearless fund. So funny, you said that because one of our advisers is like your changing, it's a fearless fun. That's only I didn't say anything. Just now you have to send its collective women of color fund. But. That to everybody's been trying to lean towards the fearless fun. I just thought that. Fearless. You know? But not caller those cool. It was just so many words. So that the concern? Yeah. Many sought fearless fund was more array than Rodney on our board was and he's done so many rounds of funding and runs a fund himself. So he was just like I'm trying to tell you what works. So hey, I'm fine. The way we got it. Got it. All right. So I'm excited about just investing in business. Journalists you know, so business vesting in businesses new for me and I'm excited about that book in our activation. What about the businesses? So like if there are women of color that are listening where can they get on our for now, even just Email, me and dot com,.