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The Leadership Podcast

The Leadership Podcast

Why do we do this?

We interview great leaders, review the books they read, and speak with highly influential authors who study them.

How we do this?

#1 We interview great leaders.
#2 We review the books great leaders read and write.
#3 We have fun!

Mar 24, 2021

Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc. and the Author of Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts & Doubters. Her book was written to inspire people to move past their fears and defy the doubters. She has been named one of InStyle’s Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs and EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California. Kara is also the host of the podcast Unstoppable, where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs, and other disruptors across various industries. In this episode, Kara shares how to not let anyone crush your dreams!


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Key Takeaways

[9:50] Kara’s first real job was when she was 14. It was a great learning experience because she was able to learn about margins, shipping costs, and more.

[13:40] Kara has always been entrepreneurial. She would often test out services and prices to figure out what the market wanted and was willing to pay for.

[19:35] As a busy person, Kara is ruthless when it comes to her time management.

[25:40] Kara was forced with a tough decision when it came to her business: To Continue or To Quit.

[27:00] When Kara got some tough feedback about why her product wouldn’t sell, she didn’t go on the offensive, instead, she leaned in and asked questions.

[30:35] Really watch out for people who believe, “This is just the way it is.” Chances are they’re not curious. They are stuck in a cycle.

[35:20] You really aren’t alone in this journey. However, so many Millennials are feeling alone right now.

[38:15] Kara shares her definition of what success looks like.

[41:15] Kara’s dad gave her the best advice: Do not retire. Find something you’re passionate about and go do it.

[47:15] Kara shares an important moment in her life that made her learn she could trust herself and her abilities.

[49:10] When you’re alone with your thoughts, it provides a lot of clarity on what it is you truly want vs. what the people in your life want for you.


Quotable Quotes

  • “Stay curious.”
  • You are always a student looking for answers. 
  • “I have to be alone to really understand what’s next.”


Resources Mentioned