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How She Got Started: The Barefoot Executive Carrie Wilkerson on Launching Her First Product and Building Her Credibility

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Today on The Rise To The Top: The #1 Non-Boring Business Show: You probably know today’s guest, Carrie Wilkerson, as the massively successful “Barefoot Executive” who has created an empire around helping work at home professionals. Her empire includes Barefoot Executive TV, her book The Barefoot Executive (affiliate), live events, training, and more. She has raving fans and customers that number in the multiple thousands. But, how did she get started on the path to success? In today’s interview, Carrie reveals how she began, came up with her brand idea, built up her audience, put herself on the map, and ultimately sold her first product…so much juicy goodness. Enjoy the ideas, inspiration, and more!

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  1. Mikky says:

    Yeah – you brought back the buckets!


    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Just for you Mikky 🙂

      1. mikky says:

        Aww thanks David 🙂

  2. Sheila Viers says:

    WOW, insaneeeely great interview David and Carrie. Thank you!

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      You’re more than welcome Sheila!

  3. Jason says:

    You’re making me sound like a broken record , buddy, but once again you feature a guest I had just stumbled upon elsewhere and wanted to get to know.

    Thanks for reading my mind, putting on a wicked awesome interview (not from Massachusetts but think a ‘wicked’ here and a ‘wicked’ there can’t hurt), and handing over yet another heap of actionable tips, interesting tidbits, and endless inspiration.

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Jason – Broken record away my friend! Comments like that keep me going!

      Haha, love the Boston twang 🙂

  4. Jeff Hicks says:

    The vision of Carrie sitting on the floor in the loft cradling the phone and a child while she made her first product happen lets me know I gotta quit seeing obstacles and focus on making it happen.

    David the look on your face when Carrie described her early success is priceless. You are bouncing in your chair with excitement. That’s why I listen to you interview. Thank you.  

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Haha, thanks Jeff. That was one of my favorite parts too 🙂 And also proof there is a never a perfect time to get rolling.

  5. Jeremy White says:

    AWESOME interview! Thanks David! I just found out I’m losing an income stream and this has inspired me to work my butt off and hustle more than ever! 

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Awesome Jeremy, go get  it 🙂

  6. I love how Carrie is as real in person as she is on camera. First time visiting your site… good stuff, I’ll be back. 

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Awesome Melodee – Great to have you here!

  7. Monica Lee says:

    Just catching up on interviews! This was great David-I loved it when she said  “People just want to be cared about, they want connection.”

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Great quote pick out! 🙂

  8. david
    at about 46 seconds you took me back to my childhood when you
    said ‘perfect’ and you sound like the computer game street fighter:

    great blog, thanks //

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Excellent pick up my friend that is EXACTLY the reference I was going for. FLAWLESS 🙂

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