If you found out today that your child has a condition that not only changes her life, but your life forever, could you find a way to propel your family forward? Angie Buchsbaum found herself in this situation six years ago — and used it to fuel a family business.
Despite the fact that they’ve had at least a sale every single day since August 2012 — something most business owners can only dream of — she’s got some bullsh*t around her (lack of a college) education.
“I find myself thinking ‘I wonder if I had gone to college if I would know that? And since I don’t know, how do I compensate?’”
Angie Buchsbaum is the founder of Yippee Daisy, alongside her daughter Meredith. When Meredith was 8 years old, she was diagnosed with extreme light sensitivity (like so sensitive even the indoor house lights caused a reaction.) To keep her from getting bored and depressed, Angie and Meredith started crafting and selling on Etsy. Since then, they’ve transformed into Yippee Daisy, a playful, happy, and joyful brand that lives for parties.
Angie and I know each other as each other as colleagues. During one of our chats, she mentioned that she often feels that she doesn’t know enough because she lacks a college degree. Angie’s taken this BS feeling of inadequacy and used it as fuel to propel herself forward and now she’s sharing how she does it.
In this conversation you’ll learn:
- How Angie and her family keep the peace when working on their business together
- How to go after resources and push yourself through instead of throwing up your hands
- Why acknowledging bullshit can help you burn it down
- How to instill bullshit-burning into your children
Any excuse is a good excuse for a party so pop the bubbly, grab some earbuds and turn this episode up because the BS won’t burn itself.
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