episode 69: making a growth mindset your superpower with Carly Stein

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Why she’s amazing:

Carly is the Founder and CEO of Beekeeper’s Naturals, which produces naturally-sourced and obsessively-tested superfoods straight from the hive.

She began her career out of college in finance, all the while, maintaining her unique passion for beekeeping—something that was sparked after experiencing a major health transformation while taking propolis.

This love affair with bee products led her to launch her business in 2015, while still working as a trader at Goldman Sachs. And after a successful first year, she left her career to focus on the company full-time.

Using modern methods and sustainable practices, Carly has produced a product line ranging from 100% raw honey and bee pollen to hi-octane, health booster complexes. And they’re amazing!

In our conversation, she shares:

  • The moment she was introduced to bee products in college, and the impact taking propolis had on her health, and led to her becoming a beekeeper’s apprentice
  • Her double life as a Goldman Saks trader and bee product creator, and what it was like to balance a demanding job while literally making products in her studio apartment
  • The moment she decided to run her business full-time, and what it was like to get major pushback from her family and friends
  • Why embracing a growth mindset and working her butt off was key to growing from a one-woman show to a team of 16
  • The grassroots efforts she’s made every step of the way to the land press, partnerships, and more
  • Why she says it’s important to get comfortable with being uncomfortable AND realize that when you suck at something it’s an opportunity to learn
  • And so much more!


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