Navigating Change with Sara Hintze

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Sami Bedell-Mulhern 0:00
Welcome to Easy style with Sammy. I’m your host Sammy Fidel Mulhern. Each episode, I invite a friend, family member or colleague or just someone I’ve met on this journey called life to come and share their personal style and approach to business, parenting, life and everything in between. You’ll hear motivational and inspirational stories that will help you refine and build your own personal style. Remember, style is easy when it comes from within. Hey, hey, everybody, welcome to another episode of easy style with Sammy. My guest today is Sarah hints. Sarah, thanks for being here today.

Sara Hintze 0:37
Thank you so much for having me. So we met excited. Yeah,

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 0:41
we met through direct sales. Like I have met so many people on this podcast. And I always say that it is. My absolute favorite thing about direct sales is meeting new people and making new friends. So before we kind of jump into our conversation, why don’t you kind of share a little bit about you because direct sales is not all that you have going on in your life?

Sara Hintze 1:01
No, I think it’s funny though, when you say that though. Direct Sales, the so cliche to say, but the sisterhood or the people you meet really is probably the best thing about it. So I love that part of it. So yeah, so I am from Illinois. I actually live on a farm in Seneca I apologize for my voice at allergy season, right, the sinuses dripping, so I apologize. But I grew up here in Illinois, I did not grow up on a farm. I actually grew up in a town called Frankfort. But I went to school, worked in sports, professional sports. And so I think it’s funny when a lot of my friends see me now on the farm. They’re like, what are you doing? Instead of playing? We’re working for a football team or a baseball team. I’m chasing pigs and cattle. So, but I’ve been married to my husband was 13 years. We have a little boy named Garrett. He’s seven. He’s a big part of our life. And we’ll talk about him later. But yeah, so we have cattle, we have hogs, we have chicken, and we raise them all for your freezer. So bulk purchases of meat. So that’s like my big kid job. Now, we’ll probably dive in into a later why this is my full time gig and color Street and type one diabetes. So that’s kind of who I am in a quick nutshell.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 2:21
Well, and I love this. Yeah, cuz you know, color screen is like, you know, evolving into a beauty brand. It’s all about your manicure looking good. And like not looking good. But like, you know, feeling good, because you, you know, you look the way you want, and you have all the right sources to do it. And so like that kind of combination with down and dirty on the farm. Like it seems like such an interesting combination.

Sara Hintze 2:45
Right? It’s so funny. I’m very vocal about what I do like my VIP space on our farm page. And I’ll like be, you know, in the skid steer, I’ll be covered in manure. And I’ll be like, Look at my matting. It’s so fresh. I did a picture earlier today. And one of the girls commented back on my Snapchat, she’s like, but your nails are on point. And like, yeah, that’s the thing about it. I’m not wasting time at the salon either. You know, that’s the best thing about

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 3:11
it. Well, I just love the whole feeling of like, we as women, as moms as partners as whatever, like we can kind of maneuver into all sorts of different things, because you said you didn’t grow up on a farm. So like, how did that come to be? Because that’s not an easy job. And not everybody has the personality for it. So how did that kind of come to be for you and your family?

Sara Hintze 3:36
Right. I think what we were talking about earlier before we started was pivot, right? I think women are big at pivoting, they have no choice. So my husband was born and raised in this little town of Mazon. It’s not far from where we’re at. He was not a farm kid either. But every summer, he would go to his friends in Iowa. And they lived on a farm and they had cattle. So he just grew this passion for this life. So he is a heavy machine operator in the local 150 union. So that’s his big kid job. And then he started this hobby of raising a few cattle, few hogs that we got together. I remember him telling me he’s like, oh, yeah, in the backyard, because he had we had five acres then he’s like, there’s some cattle and hogs. I’m like, I’m sorry. What? And then he’s like, yeah, and then he’s like, I went to the store. This is the funniest thing. I went to the grocery store. We I was going to make dinner for us. We were just engaged. And I was coming into town visiting them. And so I go to the store and buy everything to make tacos and have salsa and beer. And I buy ground beef. I just that’s what I did just everything to buy it. And he’s like, Oh, do you? I know I have a freezer full of ground beef. He was so upset with me like what are you doing? And that was the last time I ever bought ground beef at a grocery store, you know, 1415 years ago. So that’s how we got involved. How I got involved in it. I kind of, you know, this is what I’m going to do, I’m going to marry you. And that’s what we’re going to do. And so we grew, we had 10 acres, and we started getting bigger. From my job and his job, you just start referring people or people are like, Oh, what do you do? We do. I’d be great. I’d be working my full time job as a manager for federal grant at the community college. And I get a phone call, like, Hey, you got cattle out? I’m like, Hey, guys, I gotta go. Jason, right, or it was calving season and loops, like, Hey, we’re about to have a calf, we would watch on the cameras. And he’s like, could you run home real fast? I was like, Sure, no problem. And then I’d be in my manure boots and back in the office. So. So that’s kind of how it started. He, it was his passion, his dream. And now what has turned into his farm. We just started a website, a storefront online. So it’s been a busy year, that’s transitioned to when Garrett was diagnosed, and all that stuff to what it is today.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 5:59
Yeah, well, and it’s, um, it’s seasonal, too, right? So like, do you find that you have periods where you’re just like, I can’t even think straight or see straight? And then you have periods where like, okay, we can kind of be in just like chill mode, or is it pretty constant.

Sara Hintze 6:13
So it’s different for every farmer if you’re like, a crop farmer. So if you have, you know, your soybeans or corn, you have your planting season, and then you have harvest season. Yeah, they’re busy. And then like, after they’re planning or harvest, they might be mowing and stuff or doing insurance. But for individuals with livestock. It’s every day, every, the entire year. So we have calving season. We were still in it. We have two more cars to cap. I don’t know when they’re gonna catch, but our first calf that hit the ground was on Christmas. So we’ve been going since Christmas. We have hogs. We have we’re doing chickens now. So that doesn’t stop, we’re gonna continue to do that chickens will only do spring to fall because of the winter. You can’t really get them anywhere. And then we have hay season. So hey, season is just beginning. So that’ll go all summer, into the fall ish depends when you know. So it’s cutting, raking, baling, all that fun stuff. So it really, for certain farmers that doesn’t slow down, it might be a little bit. Like right now chores aren’t as bad because most all the calves are feeding from their mom. So I’m not doing any bucket feeding or bucket training feeding. So it just depends. But some sometimes it does slow down, but not all that

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 7:36
slow. It’s all relative, right? In my right. Right. Speaking of your son, you said he’s seven. So is he helping out on the farm now? Like, does he love it? Is this like he’s just out playing in the manure and helping with the animals too? Or is he you know, how does he feel about all

Sara Hintze 7:53
of it. So it’s, it’s actually comical, because some days, he loves it, and he wants to be part of it. And there’s other days, he wants to be like, I don’t want to be part of it. I just wanna ride my four wheeler, or ride my bike, or go play on the playground. I don’t want any part of it. So he is a little bit of both. We’ve always tried to, you know, have him be involved in it and do it. He can drive the Ranger now I hope no one that is like of the law like listening to this and gonna come yell at us. But Luke is big at like him learning how to do these things. Because one he that is involved, and he thinks it’s fun. Like we had a couple calves get out. And he helped us get them back in with the four wheeler. So he loves that. Like he thinks I’m helping out and it’s just fun. So yeah, he, he loves it. But then there’s days he’s like, sounds like a typical kid. Exactly. I wanted I didn’t want to say that. Like he’s just a typical kid. Like, I love it. But can I go watch YouTube? Or can I go watch dude, perfect. Or can I you know, and I get it? Because that’d be the same way. I’d be like, what? I don’t want to do that today. Yeah.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 8:57
And so like, I think, you know, you paint this beautiful picture of your life and your life is a beautiful life and you love it. But it’s not easy. And I think like so many of us, like myself included, I have like 18 different jobs because I just do that to myself. I don’t know why, but I did. And so some of us just kind of have that personality, for like staying busy, right? Like you want to stay busy all the time. But what does that look like? Like your son recently? What has it been almost two years now that your son was diagnosed with diabetes? Yeah, so

Sara Hintze 9:24
it was December 13 2020. They’ll just always remember your date. birthday. Oh, my goodness. 2020 I was gonna say thanks. So I didn’t think so. Yeah, so we’re, we’re two and a half years now into the world of type one. That’s been a whirlwind. So Kimmy, another gal that we met through color street. So she had posted about her son’s anniversary, and all the symptoms and all this stuff. And it was right around when Garrett started showing symptoms. And I kept Googling and looking up and I’m like, I don’t Oh, no, I don’t know. And then I reached out to her. I was like, Hey, we’re side sisters, this is what we do. And she’s like, the best way to find out is just go to your like local, you know, pharmacy and just buy a monitor to check his finger. So I did that. And then all of a sudden, the symptoms went away. I’m like, okay, maybe he was just sick, because a lot of times like viruses can mimic that, right? They say, like, UTIs and other things. So I was like, Okay, maybe everything’s fine. I’m, I’m gonna ignore it. We’ll go on. Well, then they started showing up again in December. And so then I got out the thing, actually, he went to my parents house that weekend. And I was like, Hey, Mom, it was Saturday morning. I’m like, you check them. She’s like, No, I’m not checking him. She was like, I’m checking you up. I’m just so scared. I don’t want to do that to my grandson. I’m like, okay, and charity fed him breakfast. So I was like, Well, don’t do it now, because his numbers won’t be right. So Sunday morning, it was like 530 in the morning, and I were farmers. So we get up really early. So I knew Garrett was up. So I called her and she’s like, he’s not eaten yet. I’m like, perfect. Please check his numbers. Sir. I’m like, you check yours first, and then check his so she checked tears. And she had just eaten yogurt. And hers was like 110. She checked his and his was 213. He had anything to eat. And I was like, I’ll see you at the ER. And then that’s kind of how it all started. Yeah.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 11:21
And that’s, I mean, like, a crazy, just change of all the things and like the monitoring and the kid that age. So like, how does that work within like, also chores and like making sure he gets food and then making you know, like, you guys kind of had to shift

Sara Hintze 11:36
everything. Right. Right. So at first when we left the hospital, and we were blessed, because he was the healthiest kid at Larry’s children, like he walked out of there. And there’s parents that don’t have that opportunity. So we know that it’s just a change in life, it’s, you know, it could be a lot worse. But I’m going to try to show you on my phone. So luckily, with technology, I can just look and I can see what his number is at all times. Of course, technology fails and like, okay, it’s not working or check your finger. But we carry a backpack with us. I let him pick it out. It’s an American backpack, red, white, and blue. He’s such a patriotic boy. And it has juice boxes in it. It has like glucose tablets, it has a glucagon in case something were to happen. It has all the stuff we need, just in case and it goes with us everywhere we go. Like his baseball team. Everyone knows that scares backpack. So we’ll be on the farm and I’ll get a beep I’m like, hey, you need to sit down and have a juice box. Or, Hey, I must have got those carb count roms I need to give you insulin and he’s on a pump. So I just administer it through the insulin. Sometimes, like he’ll rip the pump off because he’s a kid, you know, and it happens. The itch a lot because of the sweat or Yeah. And he’s also got other autoimmune diseases. So that doesn’t help, you know. So I’m like, Alright, we got to stop. We’ll just put on a new one. If it’s under a certain amount of days, I can get it replaced. So the pump lasts for three days is Dexter calm lasts for 10. He’s a good sport about it. He really, really is. I mean, there’s days he’s a kid, and he’s Mike. And we’re gonna have issues but other than that, I can’t he’s a warrior. He’s really good about it. So no, it just goes with us. We’re at baseball or swimming. Everyone knows like, hey, Garrett, are you beeping? Do you need to see your mommy, you know, like, who’s the beeping kid? It’s funny when they’re first, like what’s going on? What what is this? And people ask, like, hey, what’s on your arm and hold, like, show it off. He’s like, Oh, this is my DEXA. And this is my pump. Like he’s super excited about it. When he’s a teenager. Maybe he won’t be but I don’t want him to be embarrassed or feel like he’s different. And it’s a good way to teach him how everybody is different. And that’s what I always try to point out like, Hey, see how you’re different or different to that’s kind of our lesson at the house. But yeah, just go through this where we go.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 14:01
I think that’s so great. Because, you know, well, I mean, the benefit of him being younger and being diagnosed is Yeah, at some point he really won’t know anything different. That’s just you know, his life but I think also what, what opportunity that gives you to teach him that differences are okay, teach his friends that differences are okay. And like for them, they won’t notice the difference. And I’ve noticed a lot more people wearing pumps, especially in the summer, you see and like I’ve seen the Moeraki like people don’t people that I didn’t even know were diabetic. And then you see the pump and you’re like, okay, like, you just kind of know, I think it’s getting more and more common, but I was talking about this with another gal on a recent episode and you know, we were talking about just normalizing ADHD and anxiety disorders and things like that, because that’s what we deal with in our house and just the way that my kids talk about it and are open about it with their friends. It’s like they don’t care. Like I love that his friends are like, are you beeping like me? Like, yeah, not because they’re like, You’re annoying, but because hey, like, somebody might want to check it out. Like, they don’t care. And they just like normalize all of this stuff within each other. It’s like the adults are the problem in not communicating or like, you know, making it seem like it’s not okay, or you should be hiding, like, don’t make sure you keep that covered up so people don’t know what it is.

Sara Hintze 15:21
Right? I think the more you’re aware, and I’m like, You also might save somebody, because they’re gonna ask you questions. And then the parents always ask me, they’re like, Well, how did you know? And how did you and I’m like, so I tell them, and then we’ve had a few in the last, since Garrett’s diagnosis reached out to me and two people became type one, their kids, because we were so vocal about it, and I’m like, I will forever be vocal about it. Because you really will save your child’s life. If you catch it. If you don’t, they can go into DKA. And a lot of bad things can happen. So and the more and the older Garret gets like he wants to hang out with his friends. But I’m like, Well, you can’t go to their house because they don’t know how to do the diabetes. And so that’s why they’re at our house. And then the friends get to learn it. And I mean, we’re trying because they’re the Ag starting to show up in our in him. And I’m like, Okay, we’re removing red dye. So he even knows now he’s like, Mommy, is this got the red dye in it? And the whole look, and I’ll be like, No, it does it or this. It does, like, that’s why I love all the they’re so free and dies. So it’s just things like that, like, I tried to keep him involved in it, because he should know. And it just makes it more fun for us, I guess. And I don’t want them to rebel on it. You know, I’m pretty sure he’s probably going to test positive for celiac, when we go this because his levels keep creeping up higher and higher, which is like the number two die. disease to pop up after type one and children. Okay. Yeah, Mike will just be gluten free. And he looks for the GF labels now. So just trying to teach them and but not punish them. You know, I remember when he was diagnosed, it was his birthday, like, a month later. And we went to his his first time meeting his endocrinologist. She’s like, Oh, so I just saw you had a birthday. How was it? He was like, I was good. You know, he just still like, four or five years old. And it’s like, what do you wish for? And he’s like, I wanted to donate. And they looked at me like, did he have a doughnut? And I was like, No, I didn’t give him a doughnut after like, he can have the doughnut, you just give him insulin. So like, the next day, he got to have a donut. But it’s just not finding that balance. Like, yeah, it’s just like any human right? We shouldn’t eat it. But we do. Because it’s just trying to find that balance. You know,

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 17:34
what I think also, it’s important for us to teach our kids to advocate for themselves. And it seems like that’s what you’re also doing by communicating openly with him and having him be a part of the process that’s only going to allow him to help advocate for himself, when he’s older, and at other people’s homes, or, you know, you know, when he goes to college or whatever, to be able to say what he needs, you know, even in elementary school, you know, I don’t know, I don’t know if he’s going to school, or if he’s homeschool?

Sara Hintze 18:00
No, he goes to school. So he’s in first grade. Yep. So being able to nurses are great.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 18:03
Yeah, advocate for what he needs, like we have. I think that’s one of those skills that we don’t think we need to teach our kids, right, like we kind of take for granted. And so I love that. It seems like that’s something that you’re really doing. And that’s fantastic. Trying so hard. It’s easier said than done. I mean, yeah, we have to tell our kids that all the time because of like, the accommodations they have at their school, and they’ll come home and be like, well, this teacher didn’t let me do that. And we’re like, Well, what did you like? Did you say this? And I was oh, yeah, we forgot. Like, you have to drill it into that, right? That’s right. For them to remember, like, oh, yeah, I can say that. Or I can do that. Or I can go to the nurse’s office and grab a juice if I don’t feel good, even though all the other kids can’t do that.

Sara Hintze 18:51
Right. Like his IEP meeting I have. And that’s for like, his sensory and other things. And then I have a 504 meeting coming up this week. And I have to be honest, I’m blessed with our school, they don’t even have to fight. They just are like, Nope, this is what they have. The nurses are good. There’s an emergency kit in every room that he’ll ever be in. So it’s great.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 19:12
Yeah, that’s amazing. So how do you then because if you’re taking care of animals all the time, you’re taking care of your son or monitoring all the time, like how do you kind of make sure you make time for for Sarah, or for you and your husband to go do stuff? Like how do you kind of with all of that? Do we

Sara Hintze 19:32
do that us women really give ourselves time and I’ve got so I worked full time to until Garrett was diagnosed, and then he was gonna be going to school full time in the public school. So we live out in the country. So we don’t have a before or after daycare program out here. And it’s not like I could find someone that says hey, can I get stay a few hours after school and by the way, he’s Got type one diabetes. It’s, it’s it’s hard. You know, I see my friends who are kids who are 100% healthy, and they are struggled to find before after daycare out here in the country. So we made a decision as a family that I would leave my management job. So that was really hard for me because I’ve had a job since I was 15 years old, sometimes two jobs. I like or like to be busy. I like my own money, you know what I mean? Like to feel like I’m contributing. So it was a huge adjustment, and it’s still I’ll be honest with you, it’s still an adjustment, I was thinking about going back and finding a part time job. And then I stopped and I was like, There’s no way Like, I literally cannot put one more thing on my plate. So what I do is, every day, I chalk off 45 minutes to an hour that I go for a walk, whether it’s the country roads, or I find one of the parks in town and walk their tracks. I just have to, for one for my health and to I deserve it. No reason why I was talking to Luke, I’m like you have your car rides, or your tractor rides, when you’re by yourself. That’s my time to just listen to a book or a podcast, or nothing and just walk in, listen to my own voices in my head. But I try. I mean, that’s the one thing I really tried to carve out every day, 45 minutes to an hour. So I would have to say that’s what I do for myself. And then I the color Street. I think that’s, again, I don’t want to be cliche. But I’ve been almost September, it’ll be five years that I’ve been doing it. And you know, as you know, you go up and down, right, some months are easy, some months are hard, whatever it is when it comes to social media marketing, direct sales, but there’s still something about it that makes me feel good, whether it’s putting on a fresh Mani, or now with the other products we sell, the sisterhood the the live videos we do with each other, just catching up the chats. It that’s part of it makes me feel good. I know that’s silly in the long run, but then you also make a paycheck. So it’s even better.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 22:06
In the long run. I think you know, it’s interesting in the stories we tell ourselves because you stopped yourself when you said, like we try we try to justify everything because you stopped yourself when you said I go for a walk for 45 minutes a day because I deserve it. And then you started to kind of continue to justify that 45 minutes and you stopped yourself. Right? Like it reminds me of like somebody my mentor always told me like, no is a complete sentence. Like you don’t have to say no, and justify your reason for saying no, like, you can just say Nope, this isn’t gonna

Sara Hintze 22:37
I just saw that somewhere to

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 22:38
like, No, I’m not no. Period. Done. Like we’re good. Like, that’s okay. And I think

Sara Hintze 22:44
that’s what I feel like us women always have to have something on it like no, because why do we do that? Why do we do that?

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 22:51
Because we’re people pleasers. And we’re caregivers and we want people to know that even if we’re saying no, it’s not because we’re trying to make you feel bad. But here’s what we need. But with them. We don’t actually say what we need. Because then that yeah, you know, it’s like the whole psychology of it all it it’s a prat I think it’s a practice. I think the self care thing is a practice. And I’m glad that you take that 45 minutes. Every day, I was just talking with my husband. And you know, it’s finally nice out and I was like, I want to start like having my tea in the morning, not at my desk starting email at 530. Like, that’s how I start my day at 530 computers on I’m checking email, and I’m doing work. And I want to ease into the day in the summer now that the kids aren’t going to be home. So I’m like, can you clean off the patio and get all the patio furniture set up? So I can sit outside in the morning and have my tea? And he’s like, sure, but I didn’t say that for a long time because I thought he was going to be like, Well, why wouldn’t you start working right away? Like you need to be working? Because growth phase of my business, right? So like, I just like that’s my justification and like asking for some of those things is like, well, I don’t want him to think that I’m being lazy. So we tell ourselves all of these stupid things. And I think that’s also what’s public street is I think a lot of us will kind of put each other in our places when they’re getting down that rabbit hole too far.

Sara Hintze 24:11
So 100% Yeah, I love it.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 24:14
Well, any other kind of tips or tricks and then we’ll wrap this up same five questions that I asked everybody but any other tools or things that you’ve kind of noticed that you do just to kind of help you get through the days that are where a lot seems like it’s piling on.

Sara Hintze 24:31
Um, I’m a list I if I don’t put my list on the refrigerator and even Garrett will add to it wants to but I have a list and I when I got back from doing chores, I like checked everything off that I’ve done so far. When I don’t do it, I’m scattered Right? Like, what do I have to do today? Even if I’m not at home, I can visualize what I wrote on the list. That makes sense. And then we have a calendar on the refrigerator. Everyone has a color and there’s only three Bus. So I always say to people who have 234 kids, I don’t know how y’all do it, because I only have one and he’s only in one sport at a time. And I’m overwhelmed. And then I hear my friends. And I’m like, Why did you do that to yourself? Why are you putting them in all these things? But um, yeah, so I have to say that has become, if I don’t do that, I don’t see myself being successful for the day. I’ll even write on there. My walk like walk is written on there. Even like, as silly as it is, pick up Garrett, drop off Garrett dinner, like things that you know that you’re going to do no matter what, but it’s still on there. And it makes Garrett so good. Like, oh, put me on. There’s G money. Don’t put Garrett today. I’m like, Okay.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 25:44
I love that. Yeah, we have a Google calendar that is color coded that everybody has their own. Okay, calendar. So the kids will have kids together on when together, we might separate them out now that they’re getting older. But my husband will say to me, what’s going on this week? It’ll be it’s on the Google Calendar. And he’s like, Do I really have to? And it lives there. Because if I yeah, that’s like, I have to see what’s going on. Like on Sunday, I have to see what’s going on for the week so that I can kind of visualize what’s going to happen and where things are. And yeah, nope, I feel you. With you.

Sara Hintze 26:19
Yeah, I’m the same way. I want to know what’s going to what’s coming at me this week. And then if you could throw something at me, I might not be very happy for a few minutes, because I have to readjust. But yeah, Luke’s not a technical person. He doesn’t have an email, like, if he checks our hints, farm email, I’m like, don’t check it. Because I didn’t know. And he’s not a tech kind of guy. So we don’t do that. I just, I’m like look on the refrigerator. But he has a photographic memory. So it’s not fair.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 26:46
That’s not fair until something changes. And then he’s like, still going off the old version.

Sara Hintze 26:51
Right? Yeah, he has a memory. I’m like, Well, what did you take as a kid just drinking milk from the

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 26:57
it’s because he didn’t have babies. I used to be able to do that until I had babies. And then pregnancy brain is a real thing. And I swear it never fully came back. So that’s what I blame it on.

Sara Hintze 27:08
here that I want to go with that one to blame. Blame G money for that one. Okay. Yeah.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 27:14
Here are the last five questions we ask every guest on the podcast. Where do you like to go for information learning or personal development.

Sara Hintze 27:25
Um, luckily, because of color street, I think they and our team, they do a phenomenal job of whether it’s professional and personal development, which is personal development, which is great for us. And then a lot of the professional development I can use for color Street and, and the farm like any of our marketing that we’re doing on the farm. So I have to give them kudos, especially our team like the girls, they do phenomenal at that. And then I think just social media and podcast art in general, people might send you something. And as much as people don’t want to say, tick tock is great. I mean, there’s a lot of good stuff out. I know, there’s a lot of bad stuff, but there’s bad stuff everywhere. But there’s a lot of good stuff on there. Just, you know, motivational stuff, besides, you know, hacks and stuff like that. But so just I think where everybody goes the internet, like your apps, you know,

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 28:19
that’s good stuff. I like that tick tock kind of sparks something and when it is something you really care about, then you can just like go dive deeper somewhere else, but it’s something you may not have thought about otherwise.

Sara Hintze 28:30
Correct? Exactly. You get down that tic tac rabbit hole, you’re in trouble

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 28:36
scrolling on the tractor Would you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?

Sara Hintze 28:43
I’m both there’s days that I’m definitely an extrovert and people will always say that about me. But I think because of COVID Right? When we got locked in and we were doing all these things, you become introvert, like, I don’t really care to go out and be social butterfly. I rather stay at home and will eat a frozen pizza and watch a movie with my boys. So I I tried to balance both and I think the older I’ve gotten, I fill that cup up. And I’m like, okay, that cup is full. My extroverted cup is full. I’m really, really good. Right now. We’re gonna go into this. I’m gonna check out for a little bit.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 29:19
I’m exactly the same way. Yeah. What is something that’s on your goal list for the upcoming year.

Sara Hintze 29:25
So I’ve kind of already accomplished part of it. Our goal was to get a website and we did it and it’s live now. It’s a lot of work man that stuff is but luckily we worked with a really good company and they just use my photos and so that was one of my goals and it’s gonna stay my goal that to grow that to what we want it as a family, whether it’s more followers, more customers, but I just want to be quality about it. I think that’s something that I’ve learned is that And even for color Street and for his farm, when somebody buys something from us value them so much more than I already do. Like, I know I value them, and I appreciate them. I send them thank you stuff. But just to go a little bit more, because that’s a special touches that so many people don’t do. And I love doing that stuff. I love making people feel good. One of my friends says I’m her hype woman. She’s like, I don’t know what I would do without you. You’re like my hype girl. So yeah, we all need one. So

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 30:29
yeah, that’s awesome. What is a piece of advice you’ve gotten from someone that has stuck with you?

Sara Hintze 30:37
I was reading your questions. And I was trying to think of what this was. i And it’s funny, you said that? No, because I don’t know where I saw that at. I don’t know if it was in that training yesterday or something else. But I just saw that same thing. And I think that’s true. But this is something I I don’t know where I picked it up somewhere. But when I was a leader, gone through leadership training, I would tell my staff that worked for me or my 15 interns that work for me. You know, when you’re driving down the road, and you see somebody that only has one headlight, and they don’t know they have one headlight. That’s how you deal with humans. Sometimes they don’t know that they come off a certain way. And that’s something you have to remember, they don’t know their flaws or their strengths. And that’s for you to remember that, like they don’t know they have that headlight out. And that’s something that I always try to think of like when I’m dealing with customers, just people in general at the public, you know, when you’re at the store is that you don’t know what they’re fighting, right? We all say that. You never know what somebody else is fighting. And but they don’t even know they’re fighting it right, sometimes. So, Grace, that’s my headlight analogy. I always say

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 31:47
no, that’s beautiful. And what it really easy way to visualize that and keep that kind of in the back of your head, right? What is it non negotiable in your life?

Sara Hintze 31:58
My family? Yeah. And that’s been it’s been stronger. We tried for five years to have a child and so we were blessed to finally be pregnant and then have Garrett. And then we had a miscarriage after Garrett. It just more important my family. And you could ask any of my old co workers or employees that worked for me and they say family is Sarah’s number one thing. It is I have Ohana all around us. We are big in that’s where my grandma’s from us Hawaii. So Ohana is huge in our life. And it really is because and you don’t have to be blood. But if you don’t have your family, what do you got? So? Yeah, non negotiable. My family.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 32:41
I love that. Well, Sara, if people want to learn more about the hints farm, if they’re in the area, they want to order some bulk meat. How do they

Sara Hintze 32:49
do that? Well, we have a website now. It’s hence farm that calm. So h i n Tze. Farm back calm. So yeah, we’re big now. Find us on Facebook, too.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 33:03
And we will link all of that up in the show notes as well if you want to find those links. But Sarah loved you sharing your story and just your openness. And hopefully we’ve encouraged some people to take care of themselves and to overwhelmed and just be better advocates for themselves.

Sara Hintze 33:23
Right. Right. It was so good to see you. I haven’t seen you since our book club. So it was good to see ya for being good. All right, have a great one.

Sami Bedell-Mulhern 33:33
Big, big thank you to Sarah for joining me today. It was such a pleasure to speak with her. And I’m sure that you enjoyed her insights and wisdom. She’s just so inspiring in her approach to how she’s handled all of the things that have just kind of come at her and finding joy in the things that we can find joy in. So if you want to catch the show notes, grab some ways that you can connect with Sarah or just learn more about the podcast. You can do that app easy style with 21. Get all the information on this podcast and other episodes. If you have a story that you’d love to share, I’d love to hear it. So email me Sammy at easy style with That’s sa M I am a weird one. And I hope that you’ll subscribe wherever you listen to you don’t miss out on a single episode. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen to the stories. Get inspired and live your best life. Remember style is easy when it comes from within and I can’t wait to see you in the next one.

Life throws us curveballs, wins, challenges, opportunities, everything, all the time and all at once. How we deal with those changes is what matters. Sarah had an unexpected Type I Diabetes diagonosis for her son and that changed their lifestyle, her job and how they managed the day to day.

Hear how she makes time for herself, her business, her son and husband. She also shares the struggles and what it has taken to get them to the routine they have today.

In this episode we discuss

  • How Sarah has navigated changes in career.
  • Her son’s Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis and how it’s changed their lifestyle.
  • Helping her son advocate for himself and take charge.
  • The joy direct sales brings and the sense of community.

Want to skip ahead?

[1:01] Who is Sarah Hintze?
[3:36] How they got into ranching.
[9:24] Navigating their son’s Type 1 Diabetes diagnosis.
[19:32] How Sarah finds self for herself.
[27:25] Where does Sarah go for personal development?
[28:43] Is Sarah an introvert or extrovert?
[29:25] One goal for the upcoming year.
[30:37] Piece of advice that has stuck with her
[31:58] What’s a non-negotiable?

Sarah Hintze

Sarah Hintze