This week on the podcast my guest is Meghan Asha, founder of FOUNDERMADE. Meghan and the FOUNDERMADE team are focused on bringing consumer brand companies together with some of the largest retail buyers in the world. Meghan has helped hundreds of startups in the consumer product space elevate their brand. She also has a real passion for connecting the right people together for mutual value. I love what this can do for startups in this space and I loved hearing Meghan’s personal startup story.
In this episode, you’ll find out just how important it is to stay focused on, as Meghan puts it, “your 90-year-old self” so that you can build a life you will be proud of when you’re, well, 90 years old! You will also hear how critical it is to shut down all the negative self-talk if you want any chance of success. And finally, you’ll see how important it is to have grace for yourself on this journey of entrepreneurship.
What is so interesting about Meghan’s startup story is that it took various people in her life to see her passion for connecting people together as a business, before she ever saw it as a business herself. But like all Startup Stories, we need to start at the very beginning to understand the full journey. This is Meghan Asha’s startup story.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- About the Cycle of Entrepreneurship and how it affected Meghan’s decision to become an entrepreneur
- How Meghan learned from her past and made specific changes within her business
- Her journey from having a big job on Wall Street and her decision to leave to be at CES and start her path to entrepreneurship
- How her parents had a big influence on her journey
- The art of staying focused
- The importance of shutting down negative self-talk
- Meghan’s work with advisors, how they shaped her work and the growth of FounderMade
“I had people believing in me long before I believed in myself.” - Meghan Asha, FOUNDERMADE
Resources from this episode:
Connect with Meghan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meghanasha/
FOUNDERMADE website: https://www.foundermade.com/
The Startup Story featuring Emma Rose Cohen: https://www.thestartupstory.co/finalstraw
FOUNDERMADE Events: https://www.foundermade.com/events-1
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