April 2, 2015
I used to sell cookies for a living #tbt
So today is Throwback Thursday so I wanted to throw it waaaayyyy back to when I was 12. Look at Fetus Cassey!
#tbt to when I hand baked and sold cookies & candy for a living. No, for real…true story.
When I was in middle school and high school I used to make chocolate lollipops and addictive buttercream cookie sandwiches that sold like wildfire across campus. It started with me melting down my own Halloween candy and turning them into little balls. As many of you know…I can’t eat chocolate (I’m a super taster so that means things like chocolate, coffee, and arugula are super bitter to me) so I didn’t know what to do with my candy inventory except for create something new and try to give it to my friends! They ended up really liking it, so I did what any business-minded kid would do. I started charging them for it 🙂
Me with super bleached hair. I carried that bag with me to school every single day!
I ended up having 5 student “employees” who sold with me throughout high school as COOPLEX expanded. Things got so busy that my amazing mommy had to step in and help me bake batches and batches of cookies every night to have enough goods for the next day distribution! Haha, oh man.
Things were not always awesome though. I remember someone robbed me once when I was changing in the locker room before tennis practice. Then another time, this girl who was selling for me ended up stealing all the money she made and never paid me for the cookies I gave her to sell. It didn’t happen often, but it happened,. Tough times as a teen! In the end, it taught me how to be a better businesswoman. 🙂
OMG look at that computer! SOOO OLD SCHOOL!
You want to trust everyone you meet, but the truth is, you can’t. So when you do find your tribe of friends who will have your back no matter what, do WHATEVER you can to keep them close to you. In your lifetime, what you will remember most are the experiences you have with other people. So keep those experiences positive and those people positive as well. Just recently after posting about Hot Body Year Round on my personal Facebook, some of my high school friends were like “Cassey! So you knew what you were doing all along didn’t you!? Fatten us up, then sell us a fitness program!? Evil.”
LOL!! I guess I’m brilliant aren’t I!?
You know, I’ve always loved creating and sharing. Whether it’s in the form of sugar or in workouts, I try to spread happiness as best as I can. It’s just really ironic how my business has evolved. People used to say I was going to be the next Mrs. Fields! I actually did an interview with Tom Bilyeu, President of Quest Nutrition talking all about my business insights – sharing quirky stories like these! If you want to see what “Business Cassey” is like, then check this out: