In this Episode:
Do you have a “pipe dream?” Do you wonder if you have what it takes to make it a reality? My guest today, Nadine Levin, is the Founder & CEO of Pipe Dream Cupcakes. She was going through a life transition while working in Advertising for over 15 years. In 2012 she decided that she could keep doing what she knew how to do well — as she was the number 1 sales person for years in a row, or she could try to make her “pipe dream” a reality. She chose her dream!
Why Nadine left a successful corporate career to launch a food truck selling cupcakes!
We discuss why she decided on a food truck instead of an actual bakery.
The reasons she loves doing what she does and why she doesn’t regret leaving the world of advertising where she was the number one sales person.
We discuss the roadblocks and challenges and how she figured out where to start and what she would need to make it a reality.
The key questions she asked others in the business to make sure she was ready.
How she launched her business in just 3 months from concept!
Why it was all a leap of faith and what she believes you need to have to be successful.
Nadine’s definition of success.
Yes, she does eat her cupcakes every day and also makes her health a priority by working out every day.
Nadine’s 3 best pieces of advice for launching your Pipe Dream:
1. Do your homework /research – know what you are getting yourself into.
2. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t do. Don’t listen to the naysayers or let other people discourage you.
3. You don’t need to say yes to everyone. Once you have your confidence you will know your worth.
Show Notes & Resources:
This episode is sponsored by my new book, Design a Life You Love, A Woman’s Guide to Living a Happier and More Fulfilled Life. This book includes 52 inspirations, one for every week of the year, each with practical tips to guide you to self-love and success on your own terms. It’s a short book that you can read in about an hour, but includes life lessons that will last a lifetime. It makes a great Christmas gift for a women in your life who could use some inspiration. Available in print and on kindle.
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