3 Reasons That Are Stopping You From Starting


Today, we discuss the top three reasons why people don’t pursue their business ideas and how we’ve worked through those roadblocks. We share our experiences with imposter syndrome, struggling with deciding where and when to start, and overcoming the fear of failure. Listen in to hear more of our round table talk about how we’ve learned to embrace the discomfort and uncertainty in our entrepreneurial journeys and become stronger leaders because of it. So ask yourself, what’s stopping you from starting?

I think the beauty of failure
is that it’s actually
the greatest teacher


  • Our highlights and lowlights from the past week 
  • Why imposter syndrome is a sign of growth 
  • Reframing failure as a learning opportunity 
  • Surrounding yourself with people who inspire you to follow your dreams 
  • Building confidence with new endeavors



( 1:12 ) Welcome back to Girlfriends & Business.

( 1:45 ) Brit shares her highlights from the past week. 

( 3:45 ) Alli shares her highlights and lowlights from the past week. 

( 7:59 ) Lori shares her highlights and lowlights from the past week. 

( 10:34 ) Lori lists the three reasons why people don’t start a business: Imposter syndrome, not knowing where or when to start, and fear of failing. 

( 10:52 ) Brit talks about how she deals with imposter syndrome. 

( 12:08 ) Brit talks about the importance of surrounding yourself with people who value you for who you are outside of your business. 

( 12:33 ) Brit shares healthy habit advice. 

( 14:09 ) Alli shares about her experience with imposter syndrome. 

(15:00 ) Alli talks about how fear of failing is a normal part of entrepreneurship. 

( 17:56 ) Alli brings up that there’s always going to be challenges and it’s all about learning how to take them in stride. 

( 18:40 ) Lori talks about the resistance she felt when starting Lite Pink. 

( 19:57 ) Lori shares ways that she fights the fear of starting a new business. 

( 21:53 ) Alli discusses how there are two major types of fears when starting a business. 

( 24:40 ) Alli says, “The only thing stopping you is you.”

( 24:36 ) Lori closes out the episode by asking listeners to rate and review the podcast, and tag the hosts on Instagram with what their biggest takeaway is. 

Lori, Alli & Brit

Girlfriends & Business is for ambitious women who want to take their business, career, and life to the next level. Hosts Alli Webb, founder of Drybar, Lori Harder, founder of Lite Pink, and Brittany Driscoll, founder of Squeeze are your new virtual business besties bringing you the conversations, mentorship, and advice they wish they had while building their businesses.

They’re the girlfriends you’ve always wanted and they’re bringing you conversations and real-world insights with other female entrepreneurs, founders, and experts to help you grow and scale your business while balancing your life and relationships. Also available on a weekly basis – a roundtable chat between this powerhouse trio, who all have very unique and distinctive backgrounds ready to share their takeaways from their own experiences and ups and downs.

Get ready to laugh, cry, and be inspired while listening to real, approachable advice and authentic stories that will motivate you along your journey. They’ll be that reassuring voice you need to remind you, you don’t need to be an expert to start your own thing or get that raise! We got you and believe in you!


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