Welcome to Do It Scared™ podcast! In every episode of this podcast, we’ll talk about how to face your fears, overcome obstacles, and create a life you love! Tess Masters, better known as the The Blender Girl, joins me in this conversation about living fearlessly, putting the right tools in your toolbox, and embracing the worst-case scenario.
Tess is an actress, voiceover artist, and the founder of the wildly popular website The Blender Girl. She’s also the author of several bestselling cookbooks and the global spokesperson for KitchenAid blenders. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know her this year, and I’m excited to share her wisdom and perspective with you through this conversation!
As you’ll hear today, Tess fell madly in love with a man from Springfield, Missouri. She moved from Australia to Missouri, where she got her heart broken. As she explains, though, this experience ended up being a positive because it made her absolutely fearless in a way she had never been before. It was this fearlessness that let her achieve some of the incredible things she has accomplished.
In 2010, Tess started the Blender Girl website. Back then, there wasn’t much information on how to use a blender to do anything other than make a smoothie, so Tess was inspired to show various other uses for a product that she points out is a great leveler of the paying field. She also sees the blender as a metaphor for our lives, in which we blend various aspects to create the life we want.
Tune into this amazing conversation to hear more about all of these subjects. Tess will share her experiences and words of wisdom, explain why she prefers the word “do” to the word “try,” dig into the powerful lesson you can learn from the movie Being There, and explore why it’s so importantly to say yes to life.
[04:44] – Tess shares the story of who she is and how she got to where she is today.
[08:14] – We hear about how Tess got into health and nutrition after being diagnosed with Epstein-Barr as a teenager.
[13:08] – In 2010, Tess started the Blender Girl website. We hear about the process.
[16:35] – Accomplishments always look bigger when you’re watching other people achieve them, Tess points out.
[20:23] – Tess explains the comparison of who we are today, who we want to be tomorrow, and who we were yesterday.
[24:40] – Has Tess always been fearless? If not, how has she fostered that fearlessness in herself?
[27:45] – Tess used to think she was afraid of failure, only to later realize that she was actually afraid of success instead.
[31:22] – Ruth points out that when you grow up with everything going well, there’s a fear of things going wrong because you don’t know what it’s like.
[33:51] – What is one of the hardest lessons that Tess has experienced, and what has she learned from it?
[38:35] – Tess talks about how the lesson she has been talking about learning came full circle years and years later.
[41:31] – We learn about Tess’ decision to take a job as a reader opposite of actors for producers and directors.
[44:37] – A friend of Tess always tells her that if your self-esteem is in place, there’s nothing you can’t do, because life is like three legs of a stool: your personal life, your professional life, and your self-esteem.
[45:34] – What is Tess working on right now that has her really fired up?
[48:51] – What is the best piece of advice that Tess has ever received, and why?
[50:06] – Tess lists some places where listeners can find her and offers some final words of wisdom.