One Hour With Teri Gault – On Becoming a Household Name

Posted by idawrites on August 14, 2008 in Grocery Game, Interview |

As I mentioned previously, I got to sit down and have a fabulous telephone interview with Teri Gault, the founder and CEO of The Grocery Game. Because she was such a wealth of information, I really can’t dilute the interview down to just a few little quotes. And so… we start….

I did a Google Search for the phrase “The Grocery Game” and it returned 2.85 million search results. Most of those are references to your website. I’ll admit that some of those are from my own blog. How does it feel to know that what started as a way to feed your family on a limited budget is now a household name?

It feels really good. I just realized within the last six months that we’ve reached this level of branding. I am thrilled that I’m fortunate enough to have a business that not only makes me money, but it makes me money by doing good for other people.

When I read the book Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich back in April, I read that women shoot themselves in the foot by believing that they can’t “Do Well” and “Do Good” at the same time. So many of us, especially moms, try so hard to Do Good for others that we don’t realize that we can do well for ourselves at the same time. I believe that Teri’s success with The Grocery Game proves that, we actually CAN do both. We can do Good and do Well at the same time.

As I launch my own coupon organization system and begin taking on household finance coaching clients, it’s such a confidence booster for me to know that other women (and men) are doing it. People are making a living by helping improve the lives of others. Not only can it be done, but more and more of us are doing it every day.

Have you found that doing Good is exclusive of doing Well? Have you found ways to do both? Know someone who is doing both? Want to give a reference to a business of someone trying to earn a living by providing help to others? Leave a comment and share.

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