Nice Bossy Podcast – Episode 1
9.5 years ago I took a big risk in starting Barre Body and it has paid off big-time. In this very first episode, I share the very beginning of the B journey and some insights and tips from taking the start-up leap.
Highlights from this episode:
2:10 – How I overcame my doubts around starting a podcast.
3:26 – Falling pregnant and leaving Sydney
4:04 – Moving to Melbourne and living with my mum
5:30 – Starting a recruitment agency (not a wrong turn, just a detour)
6:00 – Our morning strategy walks and my big idea
6:50 – My purpose now
7:40 – The idea to start Barre Body
8:30 – My complete lack of ballet experience
9:10 – “Fake it ’til you make it.”
9:35 – Motherhood wasn’t as I expected it to be
11:20 – My husband, the magical thinker
12:00 – My dad, my biggest champion
13:05 – What is the worst-case scenario in starting your business?
14:30 – What if nobody comes? My backup plan
14:50 – Our opening strategy: free preview sessions
16:00 – I was really, really nervous
16:30 – Nobody knew what barre was, but they loved it
17:40 – Getting busier and busier and opening our second studio
18.20 – Opening another six studios in two years
18:35 – My really big risks to be the master of my own destiny
19:30 – Launching online classes in 2012 (ahead of the trend!)
20:15 – Our teacher training programs
20:55 – Bende in Byron Bay
21:00 – Not wanting to settle for anything less than a magical life
21:15 – What’s next for me in 2021: my business retreats
22:05 – From these risks, I’ve created an incredible life for myself and my family
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