Uncharted Waters - Barbara Corcoran's Triumph and the Tank That Almost Wasn't

In this episode, I sat with the crazy lady you might know as Barbara Corcoran. In true Barbara fashion, she left nothing sugarcoated and opened up about the struggles that she had to push through to become the success story we know her as today.

Key Takeaways:

I won’t spoil it but man, her breakdown of how she dealt with her husband leaving her for her secretary and how she had to continue working with both of them was something that leaves your jaw dropped. As any Shark Tank fan knows, she was able to leverage her business into a massive exit later on, and you’ll want to take notes on how she negotiated the deal.

Barbara also explained how she transformed her self-confidence levels from constant self doubt to being so assured that she knew she deserved a seat in the Tank (even when the producer told her no). Her mindset of treating confidence as a habit to be taught is something that I’ve definitely been reflecting on since we sat!

Anyone who has ever struggled with self-doubt, needing to prove your worth, or looking for guidance on how to just take the plunge and pursue what you know you want needs to tune in to this all new episode of That Moment with Daymond John, available wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Who is Barbara Corcoran? 

Barbara Corcoran is an undeniably savvy businesswoman and poster child for refusing to take “no” for an answer when you know that you can accomplish what you’re working towards. 

Her younger days did not reflect the success that she experiences today, though. Barbara struggled in school and failed at twenty two jobs in her earlier years. When Barb turned 23, she quit her job as a waitress, borrowed $1,000 from her boyfriend, and started what she thought was a tiny real estate business in NYC. She followed the unconventional lessons that her homemaker mother taught her and was able to hit her stride.

The Corcoran Group, which is now the largest and one of the best-known brands in the brokerage business at a $5 billion value, was a massive success thanks to her hustle and drive to succeed.

Barbara has since gone on to release best seller Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business and hosts top business podcast Business Unusual with Barbara Corcoran.

She’s a motivational speaker, frequent small business and real estate contributor on every major network, and has invested in over 80 businesses as a Shark on Shark Tank, and I’m proud to call her a friend. 

Listen on Spotify, iHeart or Apple Podcasts

🎧 Catch the full episode on Apple Podcasts here: https://dj.daymondjohn.com/barbara

🎧 Catch the full episode on Spotify here: https://dj.daymondjohn.com/bc

🎧 Cath the fill episode on iHeart Radio here: https://dj.daymondjohn.com/barbaracorcoran

 Daymond John
Producers: Beau Dozier & Shanelle Collins; Ted Kingsbery, Chauncey Bell, & Taryn Loftus

For more info on how to transform your life and business to the next level, check out DaymondJohn.com and @thesharkdaymond on all platforms!

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