“The more we actually share our stories, the more we help others to do the tough things and the crazy things, as Steve Jobs used to say, the things that are critical for us to see.”
In this episode, we meet the successful Kara Goldin, the founder and CEO of HINT Inc., a San Francisco-based healthy lifestyle company best known for Hint Water and, most recently, Hint Sunscreen. Kara has been an operating entrepreneur, growing her brand into one worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
She has created a purpose-driven business focused on the end consumer. Hint is best known for its award-winning water, the leading unsweetened flavored water. She has received numerous accolades, including being named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, Northern California and one of InStyle’s 2019 Badass 50. Previously, Kara was the Vice President of Shopping Partnerships at America Online. She hosts the podcast The Kara Goldin Show, and her first book, Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts and Doubters, was released in October 2020 and is now a Wall Street Journal and Amazon bestseller.
Have you ever felt like you think too much about the end and become overwhelmed with starting? In this episode, Kara shares her most significant lessons on her path to success and how she overcame doubts and doubters to create a unique product. You will learn:
- The reason why Kara wrote the book Undaunted
- Keys to keep your team’s innovation mindset as a CEO
- Why do CEO’s focus on customers
- What entrepreneurs really do
- How to overcome doubts and fears to take that first step
Notable quotes from Kara:
“That’s when I realized that giving up my diet soda, all these things changed. I lost 24 pounds in 20½weeks, my skin cleared up, my brain fog was gone, all of these things. And I thought, why is this happening?”
“You’ve got to manage your own life in that way to find those things that interest you, whether that’s, taking up quilting or to read new books, make a habit of trying to figure things out for yourself that you’re really, really interested in.”
“You have to be able to believe in what you’re doing. If you’re sort of on the fence or you don’t have that idea yet, you’re not ready.”
“Always stay curious, be passionate, and ask why.”