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Mallory Dougoud

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And I should listen to you because….

My first job was as a hostess at Lonestar steakhouse. I worked there for about three years before going off to college. In college, I worked at Victoria’s Secret working my way up the ladder in retail to become district manager at Vanity (similar Buckle Stores) at 23 years old. At 26 I started Made By Mal and at 27 Made By Mal: Online Coaching.

Don’t feel a failure – embrace the journey.

It was probably the scariest thing I’ve ever done. Fully relying on myself for my own income and resources. But it’s also been the most rewarding. I’ve never had a business coach, I’m not entrepreneurial mindset. It’s been a lot of trial and error but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Made by Mal is still on the rise thanks to all of you. I threw myself into this business and have been forced to level up. A huge barrier myself was “Fear of Failure”. Going out and promoting myself and my business on social media only for it to come to nothing. Focusing on the what if’s and what could go wrong instead of what if it went right. Life in any capacity is never linear. You live, you take risks, you win, you fail, and you learn. Don’t feel a failure – embrace the journey. Worrying about what people will think, it’s ridiculous. I have more respect for people that are trying than those that are sitting on the sidelines. I have more empathy for those that have tried and failed than people who don’t believe in you. You won’t always have a cheerleader. You won’t always have support. It’s just you and your journey. You got this babe!

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