My guest this week is Kat Gordon. In her mid 20’s Kat opened Muddy’s Bake Shop thinking it likely wouldn’t make it. Thirteen years later, Muddy’s is one of the top bakeries in the United States. This pandemic has been a massive issue for businesses across the country, and Muddy’s is no different. Muddy’s completely shut its doors for several weeks and has opened one of its locations back, but it is not as bad as it sounds for Kat. This episode may take a different turn than you expect. Download this episode if you want to learn more about:
I had a great time recording this episode with Kat. Happy New Year to you and yours!
4:27 Making people feel special and loved
6:28 After the pandemic
6:57 What happens when water isn’t flowing in?
7:15 Starting to break down
10:28 Should I sell the bakery?
11:50 How to think about making major changes
13:00 How to do visioning
14:25 We all have great advice for ourselves that we don’t take
15:49 Low stakes way of me playing with the future
19:20 The fact that I didn’t want to pick up that vision again
24:13 How the pandemic can jumpstart change
24:00 What’s most important
25:00 When the world shifted I knew what we needed to do
27:00 I wanted people to feel that they were at my house
34:10 Game over if your burned out in first month
39:35 The difference between receiving a compliment and someone telling me how to live my life
41:00 Doing stuff for the sake of others
50:00 Creativity thrives with boundaries
56:45 Take this once in a lifetime opportunity