Danielle Tate is the founder and CEO of MissNowMrs.com, a multi-million dollar online name-change company. She is also the author of Elegant Entrepreneur: The Female Founder’s Guide to Starting & Growing Your First Company, which was written to help more women startup and scale up businesses.
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- [01:08] – Danielle is an accidental entrepreneur
- [02:05] – Danielle got the idea of MissNowMrs from having to go back 3x to renew her driver’s license
- [03:08] – Value Bomb Drop: Failure is opportunity in disguise.
- [04:29] – Three things you can do to flip your failure
- [04:32] – Idea for a new company, a pivot for your current company, or a partner you should make
- [04:05] – John shares something he’s a little embarrassed about…
- [06:15] – Step back and freak out for a while
- [06:46] – What is something you’ve changed your mind about in the last 6 months? I used to believe that if you’re willing to do anything, then you will be successful
- [07:29] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Testifying in federal court while I was 8 months pregnant
- [09:33] – Have internal security measures on your website
- [10:58] – You are your only limitation
- [11:18] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: I was looking for a birthday card in Rite-Aid and noticed hooks on the shelves… MissNowMrs gift cards are now in retail stores
- [12:35] – Danielle jumped into social media to find out who her buyer was
- [13:11] – Be open to big paradigm shifts
- [13:41] – What is the one thing you are most FIRED up about today? The Kindle version of Elegant Entrepreneur became the top rated start-up book on Amazon!
- [14:32] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – A 6-figure salary with 0 business education background
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – You are your only limitation
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – Prioritize each single thing each day
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – Meet Edgar
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – The Greatest Salesman in the World – it’s life changing!
- Imagine you woke up tomorrow morning in a brand new world, identical to Earth, but you knew no one. You still have all the experiences and knowledge you currently have – your food and shelter is taken cared of – but all you have is a laptop and $500. What would you do in the next 7 days? – I would walk out my front door and figure out the new world and write down problems I run into…
- [17:59] – Never wish for it more than you work for it
- [18:17] – Connect with Danielle on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
- [18:29] – Get the FREE Grow Fast Chapter of Danielle’s book here
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