I have a full-blown obsession(s). It’s called How I Built This and Shark Tank. I am not seeking help at the moment and don’t plan on it. How I Built This is an NPR podcast about entrepreneurs, innovators and idealists and the movements they built. Everyone knows what Shark Tank is (right?).
This morning I listened to How I Built This: Honest Tea. Such a cool story (most are great stories). Guy quits his super successful job at age 32 (he also has 3 kids and wife), starts up a tea company that he knows nothing about, invests all the money he has, kid gets sick, motivates him to try extra hard, networks, get’s tea on shelves at Whole Foods, some big bumps in the road, company gets bought and guy is super happy in the end. The host always ask the entrepreneur at the end the show if they would contribute their success to luck and/or hard work. Most innovators say something along the lines of both. The Honest Tea guy said he didn’t believe in luck. He said he worked hard for 10 years to get to the place where he’s at today. I loved that answer.
I am LOVING the Farmer’s Market because everyone is so conversational. My mom said it’s like a happy hour but only in the morning (and there is no alcohol… bummer). People are in great moods, happy that it’s the weekend, willing to stop and chat and even purchase a box of Nibbles or two. If the host of how I Built This interviewed me at the Farmer’s Market this weekend and I’d tell him that I also don’t believe in luck. I’d tell him that all you need is a dream and a fan-club.
For me the dream is to actually be on How I Built This talking about Nibbles and the fan-club is my family (special shout-out to my employee of the year, Grammy Nanc). I’ll be at the Oconomowoc Farmer’s Market on Saturday from 8 – 12pm with Nanc. I’ve sold out the last two weekends so hurry to the market if you want a carton! My variety pack will include: