HTE 077: Building a Business Around Your Passions

Bridget Hilton on Hack The Entrepreneur Apr 9th 2015


Today’s guest is a social entrepreneur. About 10 years ago, she took some off-the-cuff advice that said, you should build your career around three things you are passionate about. For my guest, these three things are: music, charity, and the environment.

She is presentlyof the founder of LSTN Headphones, a headphone company with a goal of giving the gift hearing to those without. Maybe you are one of the millions of people, to see the commercial on YouTube, where they put headphones into the young girls ears as she can hear for the first time ever -- that's LSTN Headphones.

Every pair of headphones LSTN sells gives the gift of hearing to someone — they have been able to give the gift of sound to over 15,000 in the U.S., Kenya, Peru, and Uganda.

Prior to founding her own company, my guest worked her way up from working at a record store, promoting concerts and eventually landed at Universal Music Group at just 19.

Now, let’s hack…

Bridget Hilton.

In this 32-minute episode Bridget Hilton and Jon discuss:

  • The importance of keeping yourself informed and reading voraciously
  • How travelling can help grow and build your business
  • Bridget discusses the value of self-education
  • Admitting that you are wrong and taking the blame
  • How music changed her life and what she wants to do with it

The Show Notes


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