Dear Mr. Wonderful
I never got to thank you. I am not sure if you even remember me. I was standing in front of you back in 2013 pitching my idea for bibbitec bibs and you told me to “take it behind the barn and shoot it!”
Thank you for two things-
FIrst because when I started laughing hysterical you clapped your hands together and reminded me “This is serious!”
What happened next was that my actor sensibilities kicked in and then I began to cry. We call it NEW CHOICE in the acting world.
My pitch became very emotional at that point and I think that is actually why our episode even aired to begin with no to mention the dozens of times since. Thank you!
Second: You were right. I think what I couldn’t get past was that I was mushing a whole bunch of things together. I was trying to be taken seriously as a person and so I wanted the product to be that way when indeed it could have been much more simple. The embroidery and the stitching which is what drove the cost up and the most complicated aspect of the bib was not a necessity. It did not help the kids stay clean and I could have seen the bib as the functional tool it was and kept it all in that arena.
I am going to try and take your advice in my way. Drop the product down to simplicity, cut the cost in my way without cutting the quality that makes the bib WORK and I am going to give it one more go in my own way.
I adore you- I think you are wonderful. I know you play the “mean” guy and I understand why. Resistance is important in drama but under it all I adored you.
Last time I saw you I was walking by you in a bathing suit while you were on a call on the Beach and I didn’t recognize you at all. My friend did- She said- Isn’t that Mr. Wonderful and as I turned and saw you I said…why YES….Yes it is….
Remember when you asked me to step forward alone. Leaving Steve e behind me? Remember you said you would only be dealing with one of us and I was the one you were going to be dealing with? Remember you asked me HOW MUCH? How much more I was going to put in. At the time. At that moment in time I was freaking out.
I felt like perhaps I would get a deal if I mentioned the right thing. If I said EVERYTHING..If in-fact me being on Shark Tank wasn’t my end goal as an angry mother who bought crap products and wanted to prove to parents they were making them on purpose…if that wasn’t my goal..I would have said…Whatever I NEED TO..but the point was.. I was already DONE. I had achieved the goal and getting you involved along with the whole FAMILY wasn’t going to work out.
The reason was I wasn’t in control at all. I had no ability to hold my voice and my desire to work with people was part of my desire to be liked and loved not deserted and well I can go on and on…
But the point is that you have taught me so much. I have watched several of you conversations and read books you Recommend and even your own story of trying three times inspires me..
I am now at this point where I have the patent for a few more years. I have awareness of self and I am not using this product to prove how valuable I am And I am over wanting to NOT be deserted..
I have worked through so many of my issues that I think I can step up again and say..whatever I need to do…without causing me stress. That is what I am willing to give.
I adore you Daymond and will always be grateful to you.
I am not sure if you remember what you said to me and I kind of hope you don’t. It was pretty aggressive and harsh..even if it had a bit of truth in it. It was not what I thought you and I would discuss..and how it would go down.
Basically you told me I was a poor excuse for a woman…in not so many ways and although it never made it past the cutting room floor I have to say it was a really aggressive comment.
I know it was TV and I know you were doing your job but I was, not my insecure child ego, was really thrown by that.
I know you are a tough business woman and I respect all you have done but my approach is different, I am not fierce in the ways you are and well..I wanted to say that as the only woman on the panel that day I thought you would have had my back-
But looking BACK i guess you too were playing your role and in the end you said I could sell it through a network of MOMs which I found interesting seeing that you just insulted my MOMMINESS-
Anyway… I wanted to just saw that is was pretty sever the way you spoke it to me and how you insulted my personage and I knew and know it is only for TV and such but I was really there. I wasn’t acting…that much…;) I was trying to be sincere and in that moment being insulted by a woman hurt the most…because in the end we know where the tendon to the jugular is and we go there.
Men in my life have never gotten to me as much as the women have…and that is something ..
First of all you are the only one that didn’t say anything mean to me except that I wasn’t the one to run the company. I was too emotional maybe..yeah…I was. I couldn’t separate business from my self value and I was way too concerned about trying to keep the concept I had..
It was kind of you to agree with me…tell me that selling directly to customers online for the price I was asking was fine.
Since the back end in the past several years has gotten even more streamlined I am going to go back to doing the company like you said. Considering once we left Shark TAnk, my partners took me to trade shows and convinced me we should hit the stores..I lost interested and let my interest wain and now a few years later – it is JUST me myself and I –
I have no emotion connected to this project..perhaps a diluted sense of passion mixed with purpose mixed with flow…
I am going to try again at this little simple Idea. I am going to play with it…from the position I think you seem to take. WHY NOT. And a smile that seem to brighten up the whole world.
Thank you for that faith you had in my vision. And even though you pointed to me and told me NOT YOU I am happy to say that the person you pointed at has grown up in these past few years and I think….we…YES ME.
I am just adding you into this series because in the end you said you were scared of my husband suing you. I agree he is a tough and will defended his wife at any cost….