Building Her Professional “Castle” On Somebody Else’s Land: Victoria Wieck

Building Her Professional “Castle” On Somebody Else’s Land: Victoria Wieck


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My guest for Episode #75 of the My Favorite Mistake podcast is Victoria Wieck, a world-renowed jewelry designer, entrepreneur, author, and someone who has spent more than two decades on two different cable TV shopping channels.

Victoria's parents immigrated from South Korea when she was very young and, starting with no money, she worked her way up to selling over 10 million pieces of jewelry over her career. Victoria has a BS in Economics from UCLA and an MBA from USC. 

From 1998 until 2017, she was on HSN sharing her unique jewelry designs with millions of viewers with her monthly shows. She took some time off to plan her daughter’s wedding and to write a novel… but she came back to TV, sharing her elegant, affordably priced jewelry on ShopHQ through her weekly shows.

Victoria is hosting a free webinar on June 24th called “How to Make More Money and Work Less.” The registration form can be found at the bottom of her website.

Questions and topics include:

  • Her podcast, “Million Dollar Hobbies
  • Her upcoming book, Living the American Dream
  • Why it was a mistake to give HSN full rights to her social media and online presence
  • The problems with the contract that she signed
  • “Don’t build your castle on somebody else’s land”
  • The film “Our Darkest Hour”
    • “Success is not final; failure is not fatal.” — Winston Churchill
  • Her mission – help create a million millionaires
  • Mistakes entrepreneurs make?
  • Her novel Shattered Sky
  • Find Victoria on Social Media:

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"Don't build your castle on somebody else's land, because you might have to vacate that land at some point, leaving your beautiful castle."
"But the one that I love [about 'The Darkest Hour'] is Churchill says something like 'Success is not final. Failure is not fatal.'"
"I believe almost every hobby you have is worth at least a million dollars."

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. He is also a Senior Advisor and Director of Strategic Marketing with the healthcare advisory firm, Value Capture.