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Our first Failure Friday segment features a tea business with a steeped share of challenges.
Notes from Chris
Episode 1511I believe we can learn as much from failure as we can from success, if not more. It’s with this principle in mind that we’re starting Failure Friday, a collection of short stories all about mistakes, missteps, disasters, and of course, failure. Just like our Throwback Thursday segment, you’ll hear directly from side hustlers who have struggled to get something off the ground. They’ll tell you a short story of something that went very wrong. The stories will vary, but often it starts with an idea, what they thought would happen and what really happened—and of course, what they learned. I applaud their courage! I’ll share some of my failure stories along the way as well. Today’s short story features Sheena Brady from Ottawa, Canada. We told the successful story of their Tease Tea business on Episode #240, Tea Sommelier Turns Leaves Into Million-Dollar Business. But as you’ll hear, she had some struggles along the way! Let’s hear from Sheena about one of those struggles as well as what she learned. Listen to today's episode to learn more...
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Tease Tea: Sip your way over to Sheena's website and discover a new tea blend to help you with your goals.
- Tea Sommelier Turns Leaves Into Million-Dollar Business: A Canadian hospitality employee creates a line of tempting teas that grow to sell $30,000+ a month on Amazon.com.
- Online Tea Store Becomes Matcha-Made in Heaven: After trying Japanse matcha for the first time, a high school student has a tea-riffic idea that earns thousands of dollars each month.
- Trader Joe’s Sign Artist Earns $43,200 Selling Tea-Stained Prints: Discovering the art of tea-stained prints using publicly available (and free!) art, a Trader Joe’s employee begins earning $3,600 a month selling custom prints online.
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