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Michelle Weinstein, AKA The Pitch Queen, is the host of Success Unfiltered, which features an array of unique and inspiring guests. She talks to all kinds of innovators and achievers, including multi seven and eight figure entrepreneurs, Shark Tank veterans, authors, performers, and investors.

Her guests share their most intimate stories, no holds barred. It’s the raw and vulnerable stuff that you don’t always hear about, like major rejections, epic failures, and unrelenting setbacks.
They share their most inspiring stories of overcoming adversity, never giving up, and achieving success beyond their wildest imaginations.

She created this podcast to help entrepreneurs realize that they are NOT alone. Everyone who has attempted something epic has had their share of setbacks, failures, and NOs. By sharing unfiltered stories from extraordinary individuals who overcame hardships and ultimately achieved their version of success, her hope is to inspire others to stay in the game and hold out for their own dreams.

Her mission and goal is to inspire rising entrepreneurs to break through barriers, overcome obstacles, and make a bigger impact in the world. It’s her passion to show people how to take action, own their value, and grow their top-line revenue. You CAN build a successful and flourishing business and make a global impact by doing what you love, and Success Unfiltered will inspire you ever step of the way!

Sep 20, 2017

017 | Scott Kucirek Explains the Importance of Striving for a Positive Mindset

On this week’s episode, we have one of the founders of the yummy candy line, OCHO candy, Scott Kucirek. He currently runs the day-to-day operations of the company, overseeing manufacturing, sales, business planning, finance and marketing. I really love this candy! I’m borderline obsessed!

Scott shares with us the many ups and downs he experienced in his life, all while keeping a positive mindset. Scott was in the Navy, but he decided it was time to resign his position and apply to the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Initially, he was not accepted, which threw him for a loop because his entire plan (at the time) had been surrounding going to business school.

Scott would not let that stop him!. He started networking with anyone and everyone who would listen, about how he didn’t get in. This networking led to some pretty amazing things for Scott, and he shares them all in this week’s episode right here!

Scott shares how taking action, focusing on the positive and doubling down on your efforts when you really want something, will make ALL the difference in how successful your business is.

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Here are a few key secrets we talked about in this episode:

  • Michelle introduces Scott Kucirek.
  • Scott shares his story of being in the Navy and choosing to leave to attend business school.
  • Scott tells Michelle how important he believes having a plan B is.
  • Scott’s most devastating NO came when he was trying to introduce new technology into a very archaic system for realtors.
  • There were a lot of ups and downs when launching this new technology, but Scott worked hard to make it work for everyone.
  • You’ve got to push the dark side away, and go after that sliver of hope.
  • When Scott started OCHO Candy Line, he and his partners struggled to start manufacturing the candy bars.
  • Scott did whatever he could to get OCHO up and running.
  • In the beginning it was hard to get everything running successfully, but now OCHO has a state of the art facility.
  • “Just keep showing up with a positive attitude.”
  • Scott believes that you need to follow the plan you set out, set aside some money, change your lifestyle. You will never regret taking a chance on yourself. Even if it doesn't work out.
  • Take action now! Even if you fail you will learn something.
  • Scott believes that it’s not about the money, it’s about the people. They will only take on investors who align with their mission.
  • Never make sacrifices on your key principle for your company.
  • Scott shares what he’d tell his younger self.

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