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Art of the Float is a podcast about float tanks and float centers. It's hosted by three float center owners who discuss their experiences and knowledge to help others looking to start their own business.

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Art of the Float is a podcast about float tanks and float centers. It's hosted by three float center owners who discuss their experiences and knowledge to help others looking to start their own business.

    238: Diving into Selling Your Float Center

    238: Diving into Selling Your Float Center

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    Joey and Grace Le Penne from Mountain Float Spa are fresh out of the float center ownership world… they closed on the sale of their center just a couple of weeks ago, so they joined the crew to share how their float love story started, how it grew and evolved, and why letting it go was the best decision for them after 8 years.


    From love at first float to navigating tense moments and the stress it added to their marriage, they share their journey of getting burned out, lessons learned, making the hard decision, working through several potential buyers, and finally finding “the one”. You’ll hear how a broker helped them get momentum and set boundaries around the process, how important it is to have your finances in order and always have an exit strategy - even if you don’t plan to sell - and what it’s like to take time to breathe on the other side of it all.


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    • 59 min
    Altered States of Consciousness

    Altered States of Consciousness

    What happens when you explore the power of “pulling aside the veil”? Dr. Victor Zelek, a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist joins the pod crew to talk about the power of the brain.
    Dr. Zelek shares a little history about how floating was used to treat alcoholism in Russia in the 80s. As a self-described “psychonaut”, his work dives into the depths of exploring altered states of consciousness, with the use of psychedelics, including tools beyond the scope of substances. He describes what a psychedelic state really is, and how we often seek those states, even as children, and how the notion of “lying on the couch” for therapy is in essence, its own form of sensory deprivation.
    We learn a few tips for preparing guests for potential psychedelic experiences of their own, as well as the importance of integration after a session.


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    • 39 min
    Buying or Selling a Business

    Buying or Selling a Business

    If you’re thinking about buying an existing business… or selling yours, there are some key things to think about in order to increase your chances of success. In this episode, Amy Reed, who actually doesn’t own a float center, joins the crew to talk about her acquisition of a well-established yoga studio. Her heart-centered approach is one to which many float center owners can relate. Amy shares the behind-the-scenes decisions she had to make when evaluating taking over, why “staging” is important in any business - not just real estate, and why understanding your business’s unique value proposition is critical. You’ll also hear her two secrets to picking “the one” if you’re going into business with someone else, why it’s so important to have a professional team to guide you along the way, and what three big things you should look for before buying a business. Even if you’re not looking at making such a big move, you’ll also hear some indispensable themes about inclusivity and what your communications and marketing strategies say about your business.


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    • 48 min
    235: The MidAtlantic Float Friends

    235: The MidAtlantic Float Friends

    We all talk about how special the float industry is, and the “Mid-Atlantic Float Association” is living proof. A handful of float centers across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the surrounding area have come together to truly walk the talk. They meet regularly, share supplies, and truly support each other in a way that only floaty people would understand. We invited Jeanne Mills of Ocean Elements and Dawn Goldbacker on to share some stories and talk about why and how they came together. We hope you’ll find it as inspiring as we did!


    LINKS
    https://www.facebook.com/InfinityFloatNJ/videos/2773586406189409


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    • 47 min
    234: Holiday Promo Brainstorm

    234: Holiday Promo Brainstorm

    It’s mid-October. Do you know what your holiday promotions are? NO? Don’t worry… neither does the crew! But don’t worry, you’ll get a smorgasbord of ideas to jump start your own brainstorming process. From member incentives to gift card discounts and gifts to nurture and show appreciation for your most loyal guests - you’ll surely spark some ideas to get a jump start on your holiday planning in this episode. You’ll even hear why one co-host is anxiously awaiting the next big winter storm, and why another refuses to “invade someone’s home” ever again.


    Links
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    • 41 min
    When it Rains...

    When it Rains...

    You know the old saying, “when it rains, it pours into Kim’s center”, right? In tonight’s episode, Kim tells the watery tales of flash floods causing water to pour through the front doors during a new employee’s 3rd shift alone. The old, historic building has presented many water challenges in the past, but like running any float center, it often feels like a game of whack-a-mole. As soon as one issue is fixed, another one pops up, as is the case with the water flooding into the reception area. If you don’t already, it’s a good idea to keep a ton of extra towels and a wet vac in your emergency preparedness kit. You’ll also hear how valuable a cotton swab can be…


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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Drunkbad ,

Industry Leaders on a Mission

Love these folks, Dylan, Gloria, Kim & Drew are so kind and share everything they know about everything running your float center!

ElliottLMT ,

Great Pod!

Excellent weekly podcast for current or future float center owners! Dylan is the man!

BVP663 ,

Fun and engaging podcast

I love the hosts and their perspectives on the floating industry.

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