55 min

How a Stay-at-Home Mom “With No Experience” Built a $255M Business: Blowouts, Divorces, and the Messy Truth The Mel Robbins Podcast

    • Education

Want to know what it really takes to launch, build, and sell a $255 million-dollar business in ten years flat? Do you have a good idea, but you think you “have no business being in business”?

In this new episode, Mel sits down with the founder of Drybar, Alli Webb, and takes you on a riveting tour of how a stay-at-home mom who had ‘no business being in business’ made $255 million in 10 years. You’ll hear the entire messy truth and all the hard-won advice, from the exciting start of her business to the disastrous ending of her second marriage.

Alli is a NYT bestselling author, badass businesswoman, co-founder of the iconic brand Drybar, and two other successful companies. Learn about the immense sacrifices she made in her relationships, the shaky financial situations she navigated, and the specific decisions she made as a businesswoman that accelerated the growth of this iconic brand.


In this conversation, you’ll learn:

Why your childhood dream job is probably the key to success.

How your big idea is right in front of your face.

Starting a business starts with you: your idea, your skill set, your purpose, and your gut instinct.

All amazing business ideas share this ONE thing.

Her parents' business advice for her: find a good man.

How to juggle kids while having a side hustle.

Why starting a business with your spouse is a bad idea.

Why she didn’t call off the wedding (and probably should have).

Why she jumped into her second marriage too soon.

The HARSH dating advice Mel delivers to Alli.

Why she trusted her business instincts but not in her relationships.

How being a hairdresser prepared her to be a CEO.

Why she’s sharing the messy truth now.

The text she sent Mel at her lowest point.

The part of the interview that she “wanted to cut".

Why she names the hairstyles at Drybar after drinks.

Her take on imposter syndrome.

How to face your fear of failure.

How to say ‘f*** it’ and try something new.

How to double your productivity and leverage your time.

What passion is and why it’s so personal.

What she learned from her mistakes.

How a business owner is only as good as her team.

What not to do when creating a blended family.

How she lost herself in her last marriage.

How she handles a “no” in business.


And a big shoutout to Alli. It’s very easy to talk about your wins; Alli is giving you a huge gift by sharing her personal losses too.


You can get Alli’s book ‘The Messy Truth: How I Sold My Business for Millions but Almost Lost Myself’ here: https://a.co/d/cuYHOGv


Follow Alli Webb:
Instagram: instagram.com/alliwebb

Webpage: ALLI WEBB


Watch the episodes on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/45OWCNr

My book! The High 5 Habit  here:  https://a.co/d/g1DQ8Pt


Follow me:
Instagram: https://bit.ly/3QfG8bb

The Mel Robbins Podcast Instagram:  https://bit.ly/49bg4GP

Linkedin:  https://bit.ly/46Mh0QB

TikTok:  https://bit.ly/46Kpw2v


Sign up for my newsletter:  https://bit.ly/46PVnPs

Want more resources? Go to my podcast page at melrobbins.com/podcast.

Disclaimer

Want to know what it really takes to launch, build, and sell a $255 million-dollar business in ten years flat? Do you have a good idea, but you think you “have no business being in business”?

In this new episode, Mel sits down with the founder of Drybar, Alli Webb, and takes you on a riveting tour of how a stay-at-home mom who had ‘no business being in business’ made $255 million in 10 years. You’ll hear the entire messy truth and all the hard-won advice, from the exciting start of her business to the disastrous ending of her second marriage.

Alli is a NYT bestselling author, badass businesswoman, co-founder of the iconic brand Drybar, and two other successful companies. Learn about the immense sacrifices she made in her relationships, the shaky financial situations she navigated, and the specific decisions she made as a businesswoman that accelerated the growth of this iconic brand.


In this conversation, you’ll learn:

Why your childhood dream job is probably the key to success.

How your big idea is right in front of your face.

Starting a business starts with you: your idea, your skill set, your purpose, and your gut instinct.

All amazing business ideas share this ONE thing.

Her parents' business advice for her: find a good man.

How to juggle kids while having a side hustle.

Why starting a business with your spouse is a bad idea.

Why she didn’t call off the wedding (and probably should have).

Why she jumped into her second marriage too soon.

The HARSH dating advice Mel delivers to Alli.

Why she trusted her business instincts but not in her relationships.

How being a hairdresser prepared her to be a CEO.

Why she’s sharing the messy truth now.

The text she sent Mel at her lowest point.

The part of the interview that she “wanted to cut".

Why she names the hairstyles at Drybar after drinks.

Her take on imposter syndrome.

How to face your fear of failure.

How to say ‘f*** it’ and try something new.

How to double your productivity and leverage your time.

What passion is and why it’s so personal.

What she learned from her mistakes.

How a business owner is only as good as her team.

What not to do when creating a blended family.

How she lost herself in her last marriage.

How she handles a “no” in business.


And a big shoutout to Alli. It’s very easy to talk about your wins; Alli is giving you a huge gift by sharing her personal losses too.


You can get Alli’s book ‘The Messy Truth: How I Sold My Business for Millions but Almost Lost Myself’ here: https://a.co/d/cuYHOGv


Follow Alli Webb:
Instagram: instagram.com/alliwebb

Webpage: ALLI WEBB


Watch the episodes on YouTube:  https://bit.ly/45OWCNr

My book! The High 5 Habit  here:  https://a.co/d/g1DQ8Pt


Follow me:
Instagram: https://bit.ly/3QfG8bb

The Mel Robbins Podcast Instagram:  https://bit.ly/49bg4GP

Linkedin:  https://bit.ly/46Mh0QB

TikTok:  https://bit.ly/46Kpw2v


Sign up for my newsletter:  https://bit.ly/46PVnPs

Want more resources? Go to my podcast page at melrobbins.com/podcast.

Disclaimer

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