157: Shelly Ehler: How A Dream Leads To A Swim With The Sharks
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Shelly Ehler.
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Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots podcast interview is Shelly Ehler, who simply calls herself “A mom with a towel”
She doesn’t consider herself a celebrity, she isn’t a millionaire, but she is someone who had a thought, transferred that thought into action, and created a business that is growing year on year.
A few years back she had an idea for a towel with a difference.
Such a different in fact that she was featured on ABC’s Emmy nominated reality show, Shark Tank, the US equivalent of our UK based version Dragons Den.
You know the programme, when some wannabe inventor or entrepreneur steps up to the plate and tries to convince the sharks or dragons, that their product is gold and worth investment.
Well our guest quite simply shone in the spotlight and ended up having three “Sharks” fighting over her and is the only entrepreneur in the show’s history to ever leave with a check in her hand.
Her towel has now also been featured on The Today Show, The View and Good Morning America.
Her story is one of overcoming huge challenges and obstacles and going for it.
As she says time and time again “Dream it, Believe it, Let it Go.”
So what made this extraordinary mother decide that an idea she had was one worth persevering with?
How did she overcome those huge obstacles, not least the fear of failure?
And what was it about this item that made the sharks go into a feeding frenzy?
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only Shelly Ehler
During the show we discussed with Shelly Ehler, such weighty topics such as:
How when you feel the passion truly then nothing can get in your way!
How you need someone to support you in your ventures, but not love everything that you decide to do!
How the waiting period is the killer of dreams, and is when the doubts will start entering into your life!
How she would write a life of things to focus on and then work tirelessly to achieve each one of them in turn!
There are no shortcuts in life, you have to take the steps. One after one until you get to your destination!
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