meet-up notes 08-15-16

Boss Babe Date #3 08/15


15 August 2016 / 6:00 PM / Whole Foods Meeting Room


Total #17

Re-Cap of Meeting Agenda


Introduction & Define Purpose for Group 

Attendees introduction 

5-Minute Pep Talk by Kendra Ransom

Business Focus: Recent Lessons on Business by Amanda Lairsey

I am a podcast-lover. I listen to podcasts while I work every day. When Alexis Teichmiller shared her new podcast… I immediately listened. The podcast gave a ton of great advice on running a business plus encouraged listeners to build strong relationships and create balance (totally up my alley!). So…. I decided to share with the group what I learned and how I thought we could apply it to running our own businesses.

We listened to four small sections (8-minutes total) of Alexis Teichmiller’s first Podcast Episode where she interviewed Larz May. Both Alexis and Larz are from Nashville. Here are the main points from each section. I recommend listening to the ENTIRE episode because it has a ton of great advice.

9:18 – 11:05, Embrace Yourself – What did you learn/hear from this? 

  • No one is going to believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself. – @livinlikelarz
  • Own who you are.

15:40 – 17:05, Overcoming Failure – preface with “losing a client” – What did you learn/hear from this?

  • When is a dream no longer worth fighting for? – When you lose yourself.
  • Relationships are what help you grow.
  • Know when to stop. Fail fast. Get back up & run the next race.

21:04 – 22:30, Relationships are important – What did you learn/hear from this?

  • Growing where you’re planted. Focus on relationships around you.
  • If you’re always focused on the future, then you won’t be happy. Focus on now. Bloom where you are.
  • You can’t hide behind your computer all day. That’s not where the magic happens. It happens in building real relationships

29:51 – 32:35, Know when to say “no” – What did you learn/hear from this?

  • When it’s dragging you, end it gracefully
  • Prioritize; Rest. Take care of yourself.
  • Throw your phone into a drawer.
  • Set boundaries.

Open Discussion:

What is something you learned this month about your business? How has it helped you grow?


Embrace yourself. Overcome your failures quickly. Get back up. Build long-lasting relationships. Create balance. Take care of yourself.


We are attending the Business Boutique Conference in Nashville on November 4 & 5. Tickets are $50/person when we buy in a group of 10 or more. Contact Amanda if you wish to attend with the group and get your discounted rate.

Next Meeting is Monday, September 19, 2016 at 6:00 PM at Whole Foods Meeting Room in Cool Springs.

A new survey about the group will be published and sent out in the next few days. We have secured a speaker for both the September and October meetings. Go ahead and mark your calendar because both speakers are awesome! More to come. 🙂

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The August meeting was AWESOME! We talked about how relationships and balance are vital to running a successful business. Join us every month!

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