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Welcome to the Mastering Midlife Podcast where we explore life at it’s most stressful and most productive.  We will be featuring conversations with experts in the field of Mental Health, Executive Leadership, Business, Health, Exercise, Nutrition, Sex, and Relationship.  Midlife is a powerful time, and together we will learn to “thrive when the world asks the most of us.”

Aug 30, 2021

Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint Inc., the leading brand of unsweetened flavored water. She is the author of Undaunted: Overcoming Doubt and Doubters, a Wall Street Journal best-selling book about the doubts, fears, and challenges she faced as she built her own company. Before founding Hint, Kara had worked in many companies across various industries, such as Time, CNN, and Aol. The Huffington Post listed Kara as one of six disruptors in business—alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg—while EY named her as Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California. Kara is also the host of The Kara Goldin Show, a podcast where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs, and other disruptors across industries.

Kara joins me today to discuss how trying to be healthy and giving up diet soda led her to create Hint. She explains how to find an idea that can turn into a business and cautions against rushing to become an entrepreneur. She describes how her family shaped the person she is today and discusses why entrepreneurs shouldn’t put all their eggs in one basket. Kara also highlights the importance of looking back at your greatest challenges and underscores the power of stories in creating advocates for your business.

“Doing your best to keep your head held up high allows you to recover and know that you can come back.” - Kara Goldin

Today on Mastering Midlife:

  • How Kara went from working as a company executive to building her own company
  • Why you shouldn’t rush to be an entrepreneur
  • Why stories are powerful and the importance of having a “try and see” attitude
  • Kara’s childhood and how it shaped her attitude towards entrepreneurship
  • Why nothing is ever stable—even in a large company
  • The certainty of risk and why entrepreneurs need to look back at their biggest challenges
  • Losing graciously and how Kara managed her emotions amid business problems
  • What the 2008-09 global financial crisis taught Kara about resilience

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