Failure Is Not Fatal: How She Turned a Shark Tank Flop & Bankruptcy Into A Real Estate Empire

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An entrepreneur’s journey is definitely a rollercoaster, and I think there are few people who understand that more than today’s guest. We are joined on the show by Shelton Wilder, a serial entrepreneur who turned a failed business into founding one of the top luxury real estate teams in the LA area, the Shelton Wilder Group.

From living an affluent life as a young entrepreneur, to rebuilding from bankruptcy, to then pitching her clothing company on Shark Tank, and now killing it in the luxury real estate space, Shelton is a true testament to what you can accomplish when you keep your focus on the road in front of you, instead of looking in the rearview mirror. Keep listening to hear Shelton talk about what it was like to pitch to the sharks, the easy ways you can  leverage video marketing to grow your business, and how to grieve letting go of something you’ve worked hard on to move onto something better.

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Favorite Takeaways From This Episode:

  • Shelton's Shark Tank Experience.
  • "How do you know if it was meant to happen? BECAUSE IT DID!"
  • What it's like coming back from bankruptcy.
  • "Keep going! Don't give up, unless it doesn't fulfill you"
  • How to grieve letting go of something you've worked hard on to move onto something else.
  • You should not feel like you're paying to work.
  • The entrepreneur vs. lone ranger mindset.
  • Tangible things you can do to leverage video marketing. 
  • The common trait among many self-made billionaires.
  • People are your greatest asset.
  • Shelton's take on real estate reality shows. 
  • Is there a difference between selling luxury vs. mid-range?
  • How Shelton closed a deal during labor.


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