On Air with Ella - podcast episode 278
I had no idea what I was getting into, but I did it anyway. - DAINA TROUT
SUCCESS IS MESSY, BUT WAY MORE FUN THAN NOT TRYING
Daina Trout is the co-founder and CMO of one of my all-time favorite brands, Health-Ade Kombucha. Daina and her best friend Vanessa Dew, and husband Justin Trout, started an “entrepreneur club” to brainstorm potential ideas to pursue. They decided on selling a natural hair loss-prevention product before they stumbled into kombucha as their calling. Daina and her co-founders began brewing batches of kombucha in her apartment, selling it at local farmers markets, and eventually grew Health-Ade into one of the fastest-growing brands in its category.
In 2022, the company will sell in more than 65,000 stores, generating over $150 million.
How to start ANYTHING in the face of uncertainty
The unexpected history behind Health-Ade kombucha
How Daina was able to turn 3 friends with an idea into a company valued at over a half billion dollars
We glorify the hustle... but what does that look like in reality?
The best and hardest parts about working with friends and loved ones
How taking one step at a time in the face of uncertainty is more effective than having "the best plan"
Daina's process to breakdown overwhelm and to reset
The criticality of self-care in the face of success and increasing demands
Why what you say NO to is as important as what you say YES to
The importance of delegating tasks that aren't core to WHO YOU WANT TO BE
DAINA RECOMMENDS: her current obsession: EDUCATED, A Memoir by Tara Westover
HEALTH-ADE GUT-FRIENDLY KOMBUCHA, MIXERS, & SODAS
Use code ELLAPOD at check out for 20% off a one-time purchase or your first subscription order. Valid through 12/31.
Health-Ade's award-winning products include the original Health-Ade Kombucha line, recently launched Pop prebiotic soda, Health-Ade Plus, a kombucha line featuring adaptogenic ingredients to fit different mood states, and Health-Ade Cocktail Mixers, a delicious, just-add-spirit, cold-pressed mixer line.
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