Ep. 1: SUCCESS Chat With Kendra Scott


Interview with designer and CEO Kendra Scott about the hot jewelry brand she built from $500 and why she’ll never make one particular entrepreneur mistake again. The hosts go back to their college days and share 21 things they wish they knew when they were age 21.

Scott built her business from a spare bedroom into a multimillion-dollar jewelry empire with more than 40 stand-alone Kendra Scott stores. Throughout her journey, Scott keeps family, philanthropy and a memory of her humble beginnings at the center of her world.


  • Listening to your gut during the interview process—how do you hire people who share your values?
  • Do you know your customer? Kendra loves to be in her stores and meeting her customers. How does she avoid burnout?
  • How does Kendra make every day better than the day before? It starts with asking for help.
  • Reader Question from @itsalexbarker: What mental hurdle has she faced that halted her progress?
  • Plus, Josh and Shelby’s 21-year-old woulda, shoulda, coulda’s.

Favorite quote from this episode:

“I’m not afraid to ask for help. I think that entrepreneurs should know that that’s not a sign of weakness—that’s an incredible sign of strength.”

—Kendra Scott

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