How Rejection and Failure Laid the Foundation to Build Woodies


Bouncing back from failure, from repeatedly being told "no", is arguably one of the most important lessons an entrepreneur needs to learn.

Luckily, it gets easier every time. And as the risks you take become greater so, too, do the rewards.

In this episode you’ll hear the story of Cory Stout, the founder of Woodies, a company that sells sunglasses and watches made out of real bamboo.

Find out how he went from scalping tickets to running Groupon deals to Kickstarter to Indiegogo to now running his Shopify and Amazon business while traveling the world.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is Rejection Therapy and how it can help you become a better entrepreneur.
  • How to use Alibaba to find manufacturers overseas.
  • What it’s like to think you have a big win but then realize you have to wake up the next day and do it all over again.

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About The Author

Felix Thea is the host of the Shopify Masters podcast, the ecommerce marketing podcast for ambitious entrepreneurs, and founder of where you can get actionable tips to grow your store’s traffic and sales.