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Coming Back from Rock Bottom with Charlynda Scales – Ep. 111

Charlynda Scales coming back from rock bottom Milspouse Matters

Milspouse Matters Episode 111

Talking to Charlynda Scales, founder of Mutt’s Sauce, LLC

I’m so excited to bring you my talk with Charlynda Scales, author of the brand new book, Rock Bottom Has a Trampoline, which has already ranked as a best new release in its category!

Charlynda is not only impressive, but she’s a kind-hearted person who is wise beyond her years. But that wisdom has been hard-won. We discuss the stories behind the book, her journey to becoming an entrepreneur, aligning yourself with others who are like-hearted vs. like-minded, advice for entrepreneurs or anyone starting over, and how to come back when life has brought you to rock bottom. As Charlynda says about the idea of “rock bottom has a trampoline,”

I’ve heard the saying, “rock bottom has a basement.” How freaking depressing is that statement? There’s no faith in that. There’s no light at the end of the tunnel in that quote. If you believe in something bigger than yourself, you’ll never truly be at rock bottom. Rock bottom is not a place you go and stay. Rock bottom is a moment.

She’s a veteran, now a reservist, a former military spouse, and an entrepreneur. Here’s more about Charlynda:

Charlynda Scales is a serial entrepreneur: She serves as founder and CEO of Mutt’s Sauce LLC and OH Taste LLC; Director of the OH Taste Foundation (501c3), and creator of The Empower Collection. She is the author of the business empowerment book, Rock Bottom Has a Trampoline

Rock Bottom Has a Trampoline

Charlynda is a sought-after speaker and mentor for women’s empowerment and small businesses. She is a TEDx speaker. Her talent is cultivating influential people by meeting them where they are in life and business. Her military career spans over 15 years; she’s currently an Air Force Reservist stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.

Charlynda and Mutt’s Sauce have been featured in Yahoo! Finance, NPR, Forbes.com, QVC, Men’s Journal, CBS News, NBCUniversal, Black Enterprise Magazine, and Military.com, among others.


Charlynda was also featured in FUBU Founder and Shark Tank investor Daymond John’s bestselling book, POWERSHIFT.

Charlynda currently sits on the board of Bunker Labs, Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings, Dayton Chamber of Commerce, and Dayton Convention and Visitors Bureau. Charlynda is a Gold Award Winner and has a Lifetime Membership to Girl Scouts of the USA.

Her son, David, is, in her opinion, her finest achievement.

I’m certain you’re going to be so inspired by Charlynda, just as I was.

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