Overcoming Doubts And Doubters with Hint CEO Kara Goldin

Oct 21, 2020

Do you have a dream that you are not pursuing because of fear and self-doubt? Have you let other people’s opinions drown out your own? What if...you could move forward with certainty towards your dream and ignore the naysayers?

That’s exactly what we’ll discuss in this conversation with Kara Goldin, founder and CEO of Hint, and author of the bestselling book Undaunted. Kara will inspire you to move past your fears and defy the doubters. As Kara says, it doesn’t matter whether you feel confident; it matters what you actually do.

Kara has received numerous accolades as the Founder and CEO of Hint, best known for its award-winning Hint® water, the leading unsweetened flavored water. She was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California, one of InStyle’s 2019 Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, WWD Beauty Inc.’s Feel Good Force and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. Previously, Kara was VP of Shopping and Ecommerce at America Online where she helped lead the growth of its shopping and ecommerce business to over a $1 billion in revenue.

Highlights:

[03:32] Kara’s story
[09:20] Overcoming doubts
[15:10] Following your North Star
[22:08] Where there is a will there is a way
[29:42] Advice on overcoming fears
[33:53] Lessons learned on managing at scale
[37:33] Building your presence and why it matters
[40:15] About “Undaunted” 

Quotes:

“It's not just about having a great product, it's about building a great team.”– Kara Goldin  

“Being undaunted is understanding what your fears are, deciding when it’s important to face up to them, preparing yourself to confront them, and then working through them.” - Kara Goldin 

“You gain more confidence when you don’t try to be the smartest person in the room.” - Kara Goldin  

“Never ever put all of your eggs in one basket. To be successful, you have to have options and alternatives, so that if one door closes, you can open another one quickly.” – Kara Goldin

“If you put belief in self-limiting thoughts, you will not be able to do make progress.” - Kara Goldin  

“Creative ideas can come from anywhere, everyone has a voice and has valuable input.” – Kara Goldin

“Sharing authentically who you are, the things you care about, and the things that you're curious about is leading.” – Kara Goldin

“You are not alone in terms of having fears and having doubts. Take action and be okay with knowing that a lot of people fail.” – Kara Goldin

About Kara Goldin: 

Kara Goldin is the Founder and CEO of Hint, Inc., best known for its award-winning Hint® water, the leading unsweetened flavored water.

She has received numerous accolades, including being named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Northern California, one of InStyle’s 2019 Badass 50, Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, WWD Beauty Inc.’s Feel Good Force and Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs. The Huffington Post listed her as one of six disruptors in business, alongside Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.

Previously, Kara was VP of Shopping and Ecommerce at America Online where she helped lead the growth of its shopping and ecommerce business to over a $1 billion in revenue. 

She is an active speaker and writer and, in 2017, she launched Unstoppable with Kara Goldin, a podcast where she interviews founders, entrepreneurs and disruptors across various industries. Kara’s first book, Undaunted, published by Harper Leadership, will be released in October 2020.

Kara lives in the Bay Area with her family.

Please follow Kara on her website at www.karagoldin.com and on all social channels @KaraGoldin

For more information, images, interviews, please contact [email protected]

Links:

Website: https://karagoldin.com/undaunted 

LinkedIn: karagoldin

Instagram: karagoldin

Facebook: KaraGoldin

Twitter: karagoldin

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