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Fave Hits: 6 Quick Questions with Denetrias Charlemagne , Co Founder of AVEC Drinks (part 2)

by Female Startup Club
April 28th 2022
Today we are learning from Dee Charlemagne who is the co-founder of AVEC Drinks.  Made with real fruit juice, low or no sugar, and natural botanicals, Avec’s drinks are the better-tasting — and better... More
Welcome Back. Here are the six quick questions. Mm hmm. So question number one, what's your, why? Why are you doing what you're doing for the generation before me and the generation after me? Maybe sometimes for myself, Please please put that in there. Question Number two is what do you think has been the number one marketing moment that made the business pop? Mm P R P R B one moment. But pr Yeah, I feel like for you, it looks from the outside of perspective and from what you've said, that PR is a huge moment for you ongoing. So cool. Question # three is where do you hang out to get smarter? What are you reading or listening to or subscribing to? That's worth mentioning. I'm a good podcast googler. That makes sense. I'm always like podcasts on email marketing podcast on money troubles podcasts on blank so I can't give you a specific one. But I always kind of look for that. And then yeah, I like reading and hearing other entrepreneurs journeys. So listening to podcasts like yours or how I built this or reading shoe dog.

Like just hearing how other people I've done it. Like more of a personal story I need to read, shoot dogs, Everyone recommends this book. Like so many people have recommended on the show and I'm always like, yeah, I'm going to read that next and then it just like slips my mind and I haven't read it yet. I need to get on that ASAP. Question number four is how do you win the day? What are your AM or PM rituals and habits that keep you feeling happy, successful and motivated. I wake up really early. Like what are we talking like 5 30? Um Yeah it's tough. 5 30 or 6 30. But I feel like when I don't wake up that early, I feel like the day escapes me, right? Like I don't have that moment to be like it's d in her day and like kind of you know, not really have like bubble around a bit like I work out in the morning, like just like I need that hour in the morning. I think before I'm just like okay email and I've started meditating before bed like just doing like a five minute. I've got an Apple watch, like tracked my sleep, my heart rate when I sleep but it really calms things down.

Like knowing the information right? You're not like, oh I feel really stressed because my heartbeat when I sleep is lower. So I started doing just like a five minute wind down thing on calm and that's been really helpful, wow, I didn't know that the Apple watch could check your heartbeat. Maybe that's something really stupid to say, but that sounds really to monitor your sleep. Yeah. So um not to distract from the question but there's like HR V. Which is like heart rate variability. Uh And it measures the beats. I think it's like, you know your heart rate how it varies like over the course of a minute and if it's lower it means you're more stress and like it's basically like an under like a thing that a lot of people don't track. But there's just like sleep watch app that does track it because I have a great partner. He was like, I think something's going on in your sleep, like your heart, your breathing weird like heart rates like not in a scary way. Just like if something happens when you sleep and so I tried his apple watch for like a week and now I like religiously just like look like how much would I sleep? Like sleep is really important even though I don't get a lot of it like the quality of it like basically for four good hours with that combat versus seven.

Like I've been drinking too much or I'm really stressed hours. Like I can see the difference in that. It's like a quantitative measure anyways. It's like a really weird, it makes me feel a little like quantified self, like a little robotic. But I feel like it's helpful data. I think I'm a really terrible sleeper and I have like weird breathing stuff when I sleep as well. And, but of course like I'm like, unless you go and do the full sleep test, you know thing, which just seems like a whole lot of the deal. I'm like, how on earth are you meant to like figure it out? But I'm going to look into this for myself. Thank you. Also like the whoop like that people really like that for sleeping but I haven't just tracks it on its own without the app. It's more accurate. I think it's kind of ugly though. Which improved design choices for people who aren't athletes including myself. Question number five is what would you do if you were given $1000 of no strings attached grant money in the business and it's obviously not a lot of money but to show your most important spend of a dollar.

Mhm Right now I'd give it to sampling to be honest. More sampling. Trying to make more ambassadors out there with the back. I'd give it to that program. Nice and last question, how do you deal with failure? What's your mindset and approach when things don't go to plan? Not well, but I think I just try and like act which is probably like not the best response to there just to be like how can I fix it as quickly as possible and avoid. I have a very bad relationship with conflict to be honest. Like I try like even though I'm like very straightforward, I like hate actual conflicts. So I think I just act really fast. I'm like, okay, what do I need to do to solve it? And sometimes I think the best way to deal with failure is just to like recognize it, Have it be like I failed and here's what I'm gonna do differently next time rather than try and fix it in the moment. So I'm trying to be better at like, okay, it was a failure. Like it's not perfect and I think part of a lot of failure thoughts are tied to money for me. So it's like trying to separate those two things out has been helpful to be like, this is the money fears talking and this is like an actual failure trying to separate those two things, trying to think it through and disconnect those dots.

It's a tough one to do that though. I feel easier said than done 100 said yeah, d this was so cool. Thank you so much for coming on the show and sharing so deeply about avec and what you guys are up to. I, as I said before, I'm just in awe of what you're doing. I really look up to you for what you've been building in such a short amount of time truly. It's really cool to see. Yeah, thank you. Thank you for asking. Good questions. Hopefully helpful. So helpful. Hey, it's Doom here. Thanks for listening to this episode of the female startup club podcast. If you're a fan of the show, I'd recommend checking out female startup club dot com where you can subscribe to our newsletter and learn more about our D. I Y. Course the ads, N. B. A. I also truly appreciate each and every review that comes our way. It might seem like such a small thing, but reviews help other heirs find us. So please do jump on and subscribe, rate and review the show.

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Fave Hits: 6 Quick Questions with Denetrias Charlemagne , Co Founder of AVEC Drinks (part 2)
Fave Hits: 6 Quick Questions with Denetrias Charlemagne , Co Founder of AVEC Drinks (part 2)
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