Quitting Your Business with Ryann Dowdy

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Do you ever get the feeling that maybe you should be happier in your business?

Maybe you “should” be making more money at this point?

Maybe you “should” be reaching your goals faster? 

In this episode, I’m talking with Ryann Dowdy…Ryan has an extensive background in sales.

In fact, she has helped businesses make millions of dollars using her sales techniques in the corporate world and has gone on to build wildly successful businesses in the online space. 

Now, Ryann is narrowing her focus on community, and the value of authenticity. 

If you’ve been feeling stuck or just unhappy in your current business, today’s episode is going to help you reveal if this is an external feeling or a true drive inside of you that’s identifying to you maybe it’s time to pivot. 

Press play on today’s episode!

In today’s episode, we talk about:

  • Pivoting your business regardless of fear.
  • The new way to “do” community. 
  • How to Prioritize community. 

Some of the highlights of this episode include: 

Pivot! Pivot!

Ryann had been working in her corporate sales job for 15 years when she realized she was lacking fulfillment. With a long career in teaching and training sales, she started an online business. 

She shares about her pivoting from a corporate career to an entrepreneur. The pressure of a new baby on the way and not wanting to return to her corporate job really helped motivate her to take the leap!

Fast forward a few years later and having built two wildly successful businesses she now feels the need to make another pivot. 

Realizing in her business that she had essentially recreated her corporate roles, she’s found a new longing; wanting a community to belong to. 

Going from selling a hard product that makes money to selling something soft like a community comes with a batch of all-new fears:



Building a community that nobody wants to be a part of. 

The fear never goes away. 

The fear becomes different. 

You can let fear drive or you can let it come along for the ride. 

“Doing” Community Differently

Ryann shares her reasons for creating a community and what she saw missing when she went looking for a place to belong. 

We talk in-depth about some of the pitfalls of traditional networking communities such as separating people out by job titles or income labels. 

Ryann shares about how when you put people in these buckets you make the mistake of leaving out smart women.

In Ryann’s community, their commonality is the desire to build a life on their own terms, in the season they are in, without judgment. 

She wants to create a place for conversations to happen and to be real about some of these status quo issues around entrepreneurship. 

Support is one of the core traits within this community. Support to be all of yourself. Bring all of yourself. There’s room at this table for everyone. 

Prioritizing Community

If you’re like me you’re probably wondering how on earth you can add one more thing on your plate. 

Ryann has some great points about how we can prioritize community when life feels so full!

  • Put it on your calendar. 
  • Investing in it and put your money where your mouth is. 
  • Give yourself actionable items. 

You make time for the things that are important to you. 

Community is so important for business growth yes but also (perhaps more importantly) for not feeling alone. 

As long as you’re coming from a place of service and connection there is no wrong way to “do” community. 

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