We are all in back to school mode, whether you are a month into school already or starting next week. There are so many mixed emotions about heading back to school. Missing the laziness of summer, eager for structure, disbelief that the kids are a year older, nostalgic about how fast time moves. All of this is rolled together and makes us all excited, tired, and maybe a little confused! We wish your kids a great start to school and hope you enjoy a few extra minutes of peace and quiet once you hustle them out the door.
One of my favorite things about summer is how the whole family dives into summer reading. There just seems to be more time to enjoy a good book. I love walking into a room and seeing my kids reading away! Trips to the library are a common occurrence, and it’s amazing how many times we have gone to the library so far this summer. Everyone is more relaxed (including me!) and we all have a more time to “smell the roses” and get into a good book. Favorites around our house are the Divergent series for older kids, Chris Colfer’s... Read More
We spent part of last week at the annual AOTA conference and had a table in their exhibition hall. What an amazing experience. The OT’s were so excited about how Myself Belts could help their patients. They were thrilled about the variety of people that could benefit- from children heading off to school, to patients with only the use of one hand, to stroke patients, clients with autism, all could benefit from simplifying dressing. The phrase heard over and over again was “It’s so OT!”. Many of the people who we talked with had seen our Shark Tank appearance and... Read More
So much has happened in my life and in the life of Myself Belts over the past few months. I reflected about my lessons learned from my experiences on Shark Tank for a local website and the article was picked up by Entrepreneur.com and Fortune.com. So exciting! Check it out if you have a chance! Talia
We have a new buckle to share with you that we are so excited about! It is a heart shaped buckle that can slide onto any belt and is a great complement to our current square shaped buckle. We hope that the little girls in your house love it as much as we do! It should arrive in a couple weeks and a belt with heart buckle is a perfect Valentine’s Day gift!
Happy New Year Everyone! We are so excited to see what 2015 will bring for Myself Belts. 2014 was a huge year as our New Year’s Resolution was to apply for Shark Tank and look where that led us?!?! Very exciting to see what a resolution and some dreaming and determination can accomplish. We are thrilled with how things are going with Daymond John and what is to come in 2015! We can’t wait to share developments soon! Wishing you an incredible 2015- filled with accomplishing your resolutions and dreams! Talia
Anyone who watched Myself Belts on Shark Tank on Halloween knows what happened. It was intense. Or should I capitalize it and say INTENSE! It truly was rough, and although I know it was a reality television show, I did feel like I had been in a fight and was definitely bruised. It is complicated emotionally though because the story has a happy ending, a Daymond John partnership. Going In The Tank My decision to apply for Shark Tank didn’t have anything to do with money. The “ask” was kind of arbitrary to me because I was there for a... Read More
As the crazy week of our Shark Tank airing approaches, I have been reflecting on how all of this came to be…It truly is something that I never thought would actually happen. Of course I hoped that I would have the opportunity to pitch to the sharks, introduce the world to Myself Belts, and hopefully have a new strategic partner. These were just wishes though, crazy pipe dreams that we all have when we fantasize about exciting wild ideas. Shark Tank Isn’t For Me…Or is it? I started watching Shark Tank a few years ago when a business consultant mentioned that... Read More
There is a lot of nervous energy around our offices preparing for this exciting news! Tune in to see what happens when Talia faces the Sharks on Halloween!
I’ve been reminded in recent weeks, how much fun family game days/nights can be. When as a family, we can all unplug, gather, and spend some quality time enjoying each other’s company- it is such special time. Amidst the hectic days of driving in circles and racing from here to there, times when we get to stop and just “be” are so welcome. I am also realizing how fleeting they are and how we need to make time to have these memories. I have been reflecting on how our games have changed over the years as the kids have gotten older.... Read More