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Better Brew Podcast

Stephanie Huffman

Calling all business owners, busy bees, and wannabees. If you own a business, want to own a business, or are thinking about one, look no further. Each week the Better Brew Podcast takes you behind the barista bar and shares the recipe for juggling the lattes of life while looking for that perfect life-blend. Host Stephanie Huffman shares what’s been brewing in her brain while tracking down those who truly understand what it’s like to run a business, a home, and a life. Business owners share a unique mindset and we need someone who understands and speaks our language. Join us here where like minds come together to sample out and discuss the brew of the week. We promise to perk you up and even help you let off a little steam. Those with the entrepreneurial spirit will find it a place to prepare their palate before reaching for the bolder brew the rest of us are already drinking. Welcome to the best 20 minutes of your week. Now...Let’s get down to business...
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In this final segment, special guest Jordan Levy talks openly about what it was like to take a product to market, what he feels is a good number to shoot for when considering how much money you need to start a business, and the different types of entrepreneurs. He'll also explain how his new hobby, wood lathing, has taught him a lot and how it can help us understand feedback! To catch Part 1 of this full interview, be sure to listen to Episode 13!
0:00

Intro and guest info

1:20

On taking a product to market

4:40

Different types of entrepreneurs

10:00

His approach to work-life balance

12:41

What his newest hobby has taught him about handling feedback

17:23

Jordan talks about the importance of re-evaluating relationships

19:13

Jordan shares his Better Blend Tip

Quotes:
—You have to lean into feedback.
—Education is about chasing curiosity, entrepreneurship is about monetizing it.
—Being a renaissance man contributes more to your core focus than you might think it would.
—Set the bar higher than you you can reach, and then figure it out.
—Do what you can to contribute as a community.

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Topic Intro

Serial Entrepreneurs come in all age ranges and styles. Their mindset and the way they are wired might have something to do with it.

Guest Info

He sold his first business at the age of 25 and by 28 was running his second—while traveling the United States during Covid. A son of an immigrant this millennial is a hard-working entrepreneur who is more than eager to share what he has learned along the way.

What to expect for this episode

Have you ever met a serial entrepreneur? Know what one is? Want to be one yourself? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're going to love meeting Jordan Levy. With a natural easy approach, Jordan shares what it was like to raise money, right out of college and start a business—which he sold at the age of 25! What he learned from the experience helped him build a better business, by the age of 28. With a love of travel, cooking, and wood lathing, Jordan talks honestly about life on the road, what he did right and what he did wrong in his first business, and what trait he thinks is the best trait an entrepreneur should strive to attain.

Topics Covered:

  • Intro of guest [00:54]
  • Life on the road during the Pandemic [1:23]
  • How it all began [04:20]
  • Thoughts on being the son of an immigrant [05:20]
  • Seeing America one National Park at a time [06:35]
  • On building and selling his first business at the age of 25 [08:26]
  • Jordan shares what he has learned and how to build a business well [12:04]
  • Jordan offers his definition of a serial entrepreneur [13:43]
  • Jordan's Better Blend Tip [15:55]
  • Extro [18:30]

Quotes:

  • "Being a serial entrepreneur is being comfortable with the uncomfortable nature of not having anything built or in front of you."— Jordan
  • "We are in dire need of giving people who don't fit the mold an opportunity." —Jordan

Connect with Jordan: www.capsource.io

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info@stephaniehuffman.org

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This episode on life behind the scenes features a funny personal Thanksgiving family story that includes her astronaut husband, their private plane, and a jello mold!
About our Guest
She was one of the 1st 6 women astronauts accepted by NASA, in the class of ‘35 that included Sally Ride and Judy Resnick. She went to Berkley in the 60s and protested the very war her future Top Gun pilot husband was flying over and fighting. She was one of only 6 women in her class of 100 at Medical School and the only woman in her residency program. Told she could wait in the nurse’s bathroom on a folding chair between surgeries while her male colleagues sat in the Doctor’s lounge, she managed it all with grace and style. She went on to marry fellow astronaut Capt. Robert Hoot Gibson and the two produced the world’s first Astrotot (children born to an astronaut couple). But what people don’t know is that after her days at NASA she became a business owner learning to navigate working and traveling with male colleagues in a business environment. Today in this exclusive interview we ask Dr. Seddon what it was like post-Space Shuttle era working in and running a business, a home, and a life! You can catch Rhea in the National Geographic docu-series Challenger: The Final Flight

In this episode:
Stephanie interviews Astronaut Rhea Seddon in an exclusive that features questions never before asked about Rhea's entrepreneurial life after NASA. This 3 part series covers her life post-astronaut as a business owner, and what it was like juggling a very public career while also being a wife and mom (Part 2). Plus an extra edition (Part 3) where she talks about what it was like to write her memoir.
Show Breakdown
0:00— Intro
02:00— Welcome of Astronaut Rhea Seddon
03:00— Dr. Seddon briefly discusses her time at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
04:25— The story of how she became a founding partner of LifeWings Partners
06:14— Rhea shares what it was like to live and work in a man's world "then"
10:50—What was the best part of being a part of and running a business?
12:45— What it was like dealing with Doctors as business owners while with LifeWings
15:55—The side of Rhea public never sees or knows
16:50— The Thanksgiving, a 4-seater plane, and a jello mold
19:25— Wrap up

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Part 2 of our interview with Robin Davis, co-owner of Homegrown Taproom & Kitchen (Nashville, TN) and owner of Metre. We’ll talk about how entrepreneurs count time in hours not days, how our to-do lists will never be done and how to get comfortable with that truth, the challenges of working with your partner, the importance of a morning routine and how she tragically lost a parent at the age of 20. She’ll share how sometimes you just need to allow yourself to fall apart—if only for a few moments.
About Our Guest
A two-time entrepreneur, Robin Davis has been described as “one of the most gifted, dedicated, and honest people" you can work with. A brave optimist with a passion for continuous growth, Robin runs two businesses. One where she works with clients through proposals and the second where she hangs out with guests at her neighborhood bar and restaurant that she opened with her partner.
Show Breakdown

00:01:40 Robin offers her recipe for running a home while running a business
00:03:35 Robin encourages entrepreneurs to get comfortable with things just not getting done

00:04:15 Stephanie asks Robin how it works running a business with a partner

00:06:35 Robin walks listeners through what her morning routine looks like

00:08:15 Stephanie asks Robin what she does for herself

00:09:53 Robin talks about losing her mother to a tragic accident and how it helped to shape who she is today

00:12:04 Stephanie asks Robin to share one thing she wished people knew about her

00:13:55 Robin offers up her Better Blend Tip

00:15:40 Stephanie and Robin say their goodbyes

00:16:06 Great info by Stephanie and Outro

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About Our Guest:
Restaurants, eateries, and bars took a huge hit overnight when the Pandemic shut them down. Job loss for staff was off the charts and business owners quickly had to learn to pivot or found themselves closing their doors.

A two-time entrepreneur, Robin Davis who’s described as a brave optimist and someone who delivers on her promises.

She talks about aligning yourself with the right people in order to make your plans succeed and how success came quickly only to be hit by the COVID once they hit their stride in year 5.

This episode

Robin shares the story of opening up a pub in her own community building from the ground up and reaching success early on only to slam into the wall of the COVID in year 5. She’ll divulge the secret sauce they dipped into that Spring that helped them not only survive but open back up after only two weeks of being closed down by mandate.

00:01:30 Guest introduction and show topic
00:03:57 Robin shares the story of how the concept for their bar came to be
00:06:17 Robin talks about aligning yourself with the right people to make your dream come true
00:08:10 Robin relays how things just fell into place for their location
00:11:12 Robin explains how they decided on the building they finally chose
00:14:57 Robin talks about pivoting and surviving COVID
00:17:09 Robin recalls a boss she had years ago that helped change her life
00:19:10 Stephanie asks Robin to stick around in order to share a personal tragic story
00:19:10 Outro

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About Our Guest
She was approached by Property Brothers to be a part of a show, but she graciously declined. Why? Because her business we booming and she couldn't fit them in. Lynne Wilkinson is a general contractor and owner of ReArranging Spaces in Nashville. She's been remodeling and building homes for 19 years and knows well that details, organization, problem-solving on-site and, most importantly. how to manage top tradesmen— is the difference between great and good contractors. She is also the owner of Raleigh Liquors and Wines in Memphis, which she says has really come in handy during COVID. a woman-owned business in a male-dominated industry and takes it all in stride...
Show Summary
Get ready for a bit of much-needed laughter and frivolity that our next guest brings. Lynne lives in a man's world and manages to handle it with grace and ease. Stephanie will talk about how Lynne arrived on her doorstep the morning of the 2020 Tornado which hit her home. They'll chat about how to navigate a male-dominated environment when you're completely outnumbered, laugh about an incident at a bar in NYC, and talk about Lynne's parties and her favorite holiday.
Episode Breakdown
00:00:00 Show Intro

00:00:55 Guest Introduction

00:01:36 Stephanie on Lynne putting her home back together after the 2020 Tornado

00:02:25 Lynne explains why she turned down the TV Show the Property Brothers

00:04:05 Lynne talks about the booming Nashville renovation market

00:04:45 Lynne tells the Stephen King-like story of renovating her own historic home

00:07:04 Lynn describes one particular dream job she worked on

00:08:32 Lynne talks about how COVID has affected logistics and deliveries

00:09:56 Lynne muses about her 2nd business that she owns with her brother

00:11:32 Stephanie describes Lynne’s amazing parties & her favorite holiday

00:14:33 Stephanie asks Lynne, a very giving person, if she does anything for herself.

00:15:14 Lynne on why she doesn't cook

00:16:03 Stephanie asks Lynne to share a hilarious story that happened in NYC

00:17:45 Lynne shares her Better Blend Tip

00:20:04 Goodbyes then Stephanie shares some info for listeners

00:20:40 Outro

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Topic Intro
This episode is a continuation of Episode 6 and features a Millennial power couple appears to those around them to truly be living the dream. They talk about how they got there and how they plan to stay!
Guest Info
Dr. Crystal and Paul run a successful health and wellness practice in two states and in their spare time farm organically. Paul will share about waking up paralyzed on a high school football field and Dr. Crystal will share her dramatic story as well. They’ll talk about their Hallmark movie style courtship, raising ducks, chickens and more!
What to expect for this episode
In this episode, Stephanie Huffman invites Dr. Crystal and Paul to share how it is like to run a business with your spouse/partner, and their advice to help you get to where you want.
Topics Covered:
Intro [00:00]
The couple’s business amid Covid-19 [02:11]
How is it like to run a business with your spouse/partner [03:01]
The Couple Balancing Different Avenues of the Lives [06:06]
Dr. Crystal’s Story as Chiropractor [08:17]
The couple as raising ducks, chickens and more [15:06]
Business owner couple as learners [11:22]
Better Blend Tip [15:40]
Extro [17:13]
Quotes:
If God is pushing us to that direction, we’ll go along —Paul
Think of the happiest moment in your life, better if you’re not in pain —Dr. Crystal
If you want to achieve something, you find an expert on that field —Stephanie
We have to dig ourselves out of the holes to get to where we are now —Paul
Connect with STEPHANIE HUFFMAN
www.patreon.com/stephaniehuffman
Connect with CRYSTAL AND PAUL
https://livefreechiroplus.com/dr-crystal
https://livefreechiroplus.com/paul
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This millennial power couple runs a successful health and wellness practice in two states and in their spare time farms organically. Paul will share about waking up paralyzed on a high school football field and Dr. Crystal will share her dramatic story as well. They’ll talk about their Hallmark movie style courtship, raising ducks, chickens and more!
Topic
This episode is about a power couple who’ve been challenged by time and health, and how they overcome!
Topics Covered:
Intro of Guests [01:28]
The couple on compliments [02:40]
The couple’s backstory [04:20]
Paul’s Story [06:50]
Dr. Crystal’s Story as Chiroplactor [08:17]
Couple as raising ducks, chciken [15:06]
Extro [17:13]
Quotes:
I don’t know the answers, I’m just trying what’s current;y working -Paul
We’ve made a commitment that we’re gonna eat dinner at dinner table –Paul
We want to make it a habit of being able to sit down and have a one on one time -Paul
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Connect with CRYSTAL AND PAUL
https://livefreechiroplus.com/dr-crystal
https://livefreechiroplus.com/paul
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TESTIMONIAL
Wow, Paul and Crystal are absolutely amazing people! First of all, their story of how they met could really be from a Hallmark movie. Crystal’s drive to be a chiropractor from the age of 5 is so cool! I can’t wait to hear more next week. — Cindy W.

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Guest Info
Lauralin Innis, is a full-time graduate student working towards a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership who changed her life and followed her heart to move to a foreign country with a little help from The GRID.
In this introductory episode to The GRID , host Stephanie Huffman not only shares how The GRID came to be but interviews Lauralin, the very first person to experience the program. The GRID, a unique Time, Energy, and Resources assessment and management tool, that inspired and focused Lauralin to begin paying off her debts, which led to taking a job in Manhattan followed by her heart’s dream of moving to Kenya. She also shares her thoughts on how success looks different to everybody. The GRID is the perfect tool for the toolbox of any busy business owner!
Topic Intro
This episode introduces the time, energy, and resources mindset tool, The GRID, and how it all began. The GRID helps you take a good look at where you are right now in order to truly understand where it is you really want to be, then helps you develop a plan on how to get there. In this episode we will focus heavily on the first two quadrants in the exercise, G for GAIN awareness and R and for REVIEW the data. You won’t want to miss this life-changing mindset, exercise that will get you pointed in the right direction and moving toward reaching those next goals while taking your life to the next level. To experience the GRID hop on over to Patreon.com and join host Stephanie Huffman. VIP members enjoy your free grade session and worksheets. Or, grab a copy of Stephanie’s book, when you grow up and get single at Amazon,
What to expect for this episode
In this episode, Stephanie Huffman introduces the tool she invented to make one’s time and self easier.

Topics Covered:

Intro [02:07]
Back story of Lauralin and the Grid [04:31]
The G.R.I.D [06:47]
G.R.I.D: Gain [07:02]
G.R.I.D: Review [11:30]
G.R.I.D: Investment [13:30]
G.R.I.D: Develop [16:00]
Self Care of Lauralin [17:25]
Better Blend Tip [19:33]
Extro [20:33]
Quotes:
Give back – Lauralin
You’ve got to commit time to what you care about.– Stephanie
The exercise (The GRID) helps you understand where your time, energy, and resources are really going versus where they should be going —which is your heart's desires and your goals. -Stephanie
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Stephanie's book here!
Read Stephanie's newest blog here!

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www.patreon.com/stephaniehuffman
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