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54. Brand Feature with Charliemadison Originals

Episode Summary

Dawn sat down with such an inspiring business owner this week. Wendy Hively is a retired Navy spouse, mom of two grown daughters, a full-time scientist, and owner and founder of Charliemadison Originals – an online shop named after her daughters that helps military families tell their unique story through everyday jewelry that honors each season and transition of military life. Dawn and Wendy discuss the mission of Charliemadison Originals and their affiliation with nonprofit military organizations and what it’s like to balance a successful business and a full time job.

Key Takeaways To Tune In For

  • [3:00] Wendy’s background before Charliemadison Originals

  • [5:28] Inspiration behind the business

  • [7:45] Charliemadison Original’s mission to giveback to nonprofit organizations affiliated with the military

  • [10:25] Wendy’s advice to her past self as a new entrepreneur

  • [12:37] Failure is an important part of business

  • [14:50] How Wendy comes up with ideas for her jewelry

  • [16:18] How the Facebook group was created

  • [19:19] Balancing a full time job and running a business 

  • [23:30] The power in knowing when to ask for help

  • [25:12] Success is what you define it as

  • [27:10] Business is a marathon, not a sprint

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