From Cracked Heels to Entrepreneurial Success – 199

Most of us are old enough to remember September 11, 2001 and have a sense of that date as a watershed moment. It’s as simple as before and after. Today on the AM/PM Podcast, Tim Jordan welcomes Lori Barzvi, an entrepreneur who on that unforgettable day, suffered the loss of a brother.

The evening before he had uncharacteristically called her out of the blue, spoke honestly at length about his own frustrations with work and ended up giving her advice that would start her on the path she’s followed ever since.

Lori was greatly inspired by her brother, but that didn’t mean that her path would be an easy one. She battled through a series of challenges before a chance comment on Facebook brought her, (and her product) to Amazon. It became much easier from that point forward and now she’s got a best-selling Amazon product and has established a name for herself in e-commerce.

This is an episode you don’t want to miss.

In episode 199 of the AM/PM Podcast, Tim and Lori discuss:

  • 01:15 – An Intro to Lori
  • 03:25 – A 9/11 Phone Call Leads to a Rough Start as an Entrepreneur
  • 06:45 – 9/11 and the 103rd Floor
  • 08:25 – A Year of Running Her Father’s Restaurant Was Enough
  • 11:30 – A Liberating Pivot
  • 14:30 – A “Relief” But Also, No Job
  • 18:00 – Falling in Love with Dance
  • 21:00 – A Two-in-One Product Born Out of a Challenging Shower Experience
  • 25:00 – An Infomercial Company is Interested, But There’s a Catch  
  • 29:00 – The Product is the Easy Part
  • 30:30 – Good Morning America to the Rescue (Temporarily)
  • 33:50 – The “Buzz” Wears Off Quickly
  • 35:30 – Failure Number Nine
  • 39:00 – “Hold On, I Already Have an Amazon Product to Sell” 
  • 43:50 – Her Biggest E-Commerce Lesson
  • 46:30 – “Are You Built for This?”   

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