It's hard to believe it's been nine years since Shark Tank aired my pitch. I can say without a doubt that A LOT has happened since my time in the tank.
I wrote about the initial "after the tank" back in 2011 and then again in 2014. And I speak about it as I travel the country talking about my entreprenuerial journey and lessons I've learned about trusting my own intuition and never giving up. I'm forever grateful for my time in the Tank so I thought I'd give you the nutshell version of "where are they now—Mod Mom Furniture.”
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So, here goes....
I couldn't be happier or more grateful for where I am today. It's definitely not been a straight and narrow road but I wouldn't have it any other way. When I think back to who I was pre-Shark Tank, I feel like I was just beginning to understand that I really did have all I needed inside of me to succeed. There were numerous obstacles and lessons along the way. Lessons that tested who I thought I was and lessons that reinforced that no matter what, I ALWAYS NEEDED TO TRUST MY OWN INTUITION. The advice I give now is to enlist help and advice from people who are smarter than you, but always trust your gut in the end. It truly is your compass.
Thanks for riding the ride with me all of these years. As Karen Carpenter sings in that cheesy song that I'm sometimes known to sing at karaoke, "We've only just begun." After 13 years in business, I truly feel like we're just getting started and the sky is the limit.