The Making (and Baking) of a Sweet Career (ft. Kelsey Moreira, Star of Shark Tank + Founder, Doughp)
The Making (and Baking) of a Sweet Career (ft. Kelsey Moreira)
How to follow your heart in life and business, and why it’s the best investment you can make
“Think about: what is that worst case scenario? So what? I just kept asking myself, so what? I would be able to get back, make it out, find a new path, do something else. I innately have the ability to generate wealth and provide for myself and my family and I'll find a way to do that no matter what. So what? Why not take this risk and see if I could be incredibly happy doing what I love and accomplish those ‘provide for your family’ kind of goals.”
Kelsey Moreira is the founder and fearless leader of Doughp, a mission-driven edible and bakeable cookie dough business that has led to Kelsey appearing on ABC's Shark Tank and being named to Forbes' 30 under 30. She’s made a career out of a business that not only does well, but does good in the world by working to reduce social stigmas around addiction recovery and mental health.
CORE TOPICS + DETAILS:
[4:52 ] - Start with Your Passion
Let your career follow
Kelsey tried a range of different career paths, but she kept coming back to her lifelong love of baking. So she combined what she loved with what she knew about entrepreneurship, and the rest is sweet, sweet history.
[10:16 ] - Make Your Goals Serve You, Not the Other Way Around
Don’t turn your goals into a torture device
Goalsetting can be a powerful tool in achieving our dreams, but if we’re not careful they can turn into just the newest way we make ourselves feel bad about ourselves. Set goals for your day, week, and year, but be okay with not hitting all of them and knowing that the progress comes from striving, not perfection.
[21:54 ] - Your Most Powerful Product
Embrace the ability to sell yourself
We're not all going to be on Shark Tank. We don't all have an amazing product. Not every Playmaker is in the entrepreneurial space, and in fact many are not. But what we do have the ability to do is to sell ourselves, to sell a dream, to sell the best possible version of ourselves.
[22:56 ] - The Risk of Not Taking Risks
You can stay safe or chase something worth chasing
Whatever your role or function or life may be, take risks or you risk being bored forever. Ask yourself, ‘Why not?’ Why not take the risk and see if you could be incredibly happy doing what you love and accomplish your vision while providing for your family?
[27:03 ] - A Purpose Beyond Profit
How Kelsey made Doughp about more than balance sheets
Doughp was already an impressive company, but it wasn’t until Kelsey allowed her personal experience with mental health and sobriety to influence her customers for the better that she realized its true potential— as a business with purpose. How can you create a business that’s financially viable and ethically viable?
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