Ready or Not Podcast

Ready or Not Podcast

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A podcast about growing your family and your business. Lauren & Scott Ready share their experience of running a business together while growing their family through adoption. It’s a podcast for business owners, couples, parents and adoptive families all under one roof. You can learn more about their story by visiting Ready Or Not Podcast on Facebook and following them on Instagram. For questions or comments e-mail At feedback@readyornotpodcast.com. Podcast sponsored by: Forever Ready Productions. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ready-or-not-pod/support


S3E12 - #FeelGoodFriday - Positivity
Jul 15 • 39 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott pick up where they left off and update listeners on current COVID life. Hear the story of how #FeelGoodFriday came to be and how you can join in on the fun in your own way. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
S3E11 - Hey Chicago!
Jun 24 • 35 min
We’ve expanded! Our business is now operating in Memphis, TN and Chicago, IL and in this episode Lauren & Scott talk with our Allison Wong and Charlie Grant. The two are in charge of running the Chicago office and just so happen to be graduates of Loras…
S3E10 - What Goals?
Jun 17 • 33 min
What happened to your 2020 goals? In this episode Lauren & Scott revisit their goals and reset them to realistic goals for the second half of the year. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/ready-or-not-pod/message Support this podcast:…
S3E9 - Stand Up And Say Something (#BlackLivesMatter)
Jun 3 • 36 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott sit down with Jason and Lesley Brown Rawlings in Memphis, TN. Jason works as a filmmaker who spotlights poverty and injustice. Lesley has worked in education equity and talent training. Together the four discuss the murder…
Out Of The Studio
May 27 • 1 min
Happy Memorial Day week…Lauren & Scott are in the woods and have a quick message about next week. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —- Send in a voice message:…
S3E8 - Now What?
May 20 • 36 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott answer a series of 8 questions that reflect on their quarantine experience (that’s not over yet). Hear their answers and play along at home. What have you identified that you need to START doing? What have you identified…
S3E7 - A Business Coaching Session
May 14 • 35 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott discuss unsaid expectations, loyalty versus commitment and what it’s like to have a business coach. Listen in as Lauren shares moments from her monthly coaching session with John Salajka, Vistage Chair and owner of Great…
S3E6 - What’s Not Cancelled
May 6 • 27 min
As Lauren & Scott head into week 8 of quarantine (despite some communities re-opening) they discuss what’s not cancelled. Both literally and figuratively. Hear their list of 10 things that have more to do with mindset than anything. Special guests reflect…
S3E5 - Social Distancing Across The Country
Apr 29 • 42 min
In this episode hear from couples in Iowa, Washington and Florida. The one thing they all have in common: dear friends of Lauren & Scott. And they have also been forced home with each other (and in some cases their kids). You’ll hear from a doctor, two…
S3E4 - Working To Get To The Other Side
Apr 22 • 27 min
With all this talk about re-opening the country, Lauren & Scott share 5 ways they are spending the next few weeks in quarantine preparing for “the other side.” From determining and channeling their “zone of genius”, learning a new way or skill, pivoting…
S3E3 - Let’s Try To Keep Our Head Up
Apr 15 • 26 min
Are we still here? This week Lauren & Scott talk about what they’re really feeling during their #SafeAtHome quarantine and how it’s impacting their business, relationship and well being. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
S3E2 - Business During Uncertain Times
Apr 8 • 32 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott dive into what it’s like to run a business, lead and team and focus on mission during a pandemic. Hear 5 ways they are getting through this and feeling hopeful. References in this episode: 1. Finance Podcast -…
S3E1 - Working From Home (with a toddler)
Apr 1 • 29 min
We’re back! Yep, it took a pandemic for us to make time to record again. This time we’re talking about how we’re relearning to work from home, with an toddler co-worker and a company to run. Hear 10 tips and tricks about how we’re getting by on what we…
S2E19: 2020 Goal Setting
Dec 20, 2019 • 36 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott walk you through their goal setting process, review their 2019 goals and share their 2020 vision. Tune in to see where they fell short, what they crushed and how that will shape the next year. —- This episode is sponsored by…
S2E18: Grief at Christmas
Dec 11, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott talk about grief during the holidays. How it sneaks up on you, how they cope and what it feels like to get through it. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app —-…
S2E17: #DecadeChallenge
Dec 4, 2019 • 45 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott compare 2009 to 2019. Since it’s the last month of the decade you’ll hear what has changed over 10 years and just how much of that has impacted how they life live today. Plus, some funny throwback technology references and…
S2E16: Family Differences
Nov 20, 2019 • 39 min
As we head into the holidays, Lauren & Scott discuss family differences that have shaped their perspectives on life, tradition and holidays. Hear how they have also inspired new traditions in their family of three. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
S2E15: 3, 4, 5
Nov 14, 2019 • 26 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott are inspired by “Pod Decks” to discuss three topics: 3 silly mistakes to avoid, 4 things you may not know about them and 5 things they are excited about right now. Tune in to hear some things that might surprise you and…
S2E14: National Adoption Month
Nov 6, 2019 • 34 min
In National Adoption Month Lauren & Scott answer questions about their adoption process. The common questions and the ones people are afraid to ask. Send your questions to feedback@readyornotpodcast.com. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
S2S13: Love Languages
Oct 31, 2019 • 30 min
A wedding gift from Scott’s parents sparked a conversation very early on in their marriage. In this episode Lauren & Scott breakdown “The 5 Love Languages” from Dr. Gary Chapman’s book. Find out what they learned, why it’s important to their marriage and…
S2E12: Why I Quit TV News
Oct 24, 2019 • 28 min
This week Scott is out sick and Lauren takes over the podcast sharing two separate talks she’s given to different crowds in Memphis. The first is about why she quit TV news. The second, a year later, talks about what video storytelling. Listen to hear why…
S2E11: Coat of Arms
Oct 16, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott participate in a coat of arms exercise. They discuss four impact moments in life, four core values, three things money can’t buy and death can’t take away, three strengths and weaknesses, and a vision for the future (one…
S2E10: Balance
Oct 9, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott talk about finding balance in business growth and life. Hear what challenges they face and how they find balance in the most bizarre and helpful ways. Listen, then send them your feedback at feedback@readyornotpodcast.com —-…
S2E9: Q4 - The Last 90 Days
Oct 2, 2019 • 33 min
Have a goal to complete in 2019? Make it fun! No seriously, that’s what Lauren & Scott talk about as they head into the 4th quarter (the last 90 days of the year) they discuss their goals, revisit them and prioritize their time in the last three months of…
S2E8: The Space Between
Sep 25, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott talk about liminal space, or the space between already and not yet. It’s a conversation that was sparked by their attendance of STORY 2019. Hear perspectives from others about times of liminal space and why they are so vital…
S2E7: Working For A Married Couple
Sep 18, 2019 • 52 min
In this episode, Lauren & Scott sit down with their first two employees, Brody and Julie, to talk about working for a married couple (that’s going through an adoption). The unique situation makes for an interesting, sometimes dysfunctional workplace. But…
S2E6: Ready Sister Takeover
Sep 11, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode we sit down with the Ready wives and girlfriends to discuss our path to motherhood and how different it looks on everyone. We discuss the pressures of the world and the stereotypes about a woman’s role in raising a child. —- This episode…
S2E5: Ready Brother Takeover
Sep 4, 2019 • 35 min
One brother just became a father, one is a father to be and the other will have kids someday. So what happens when you get them all together to talk about fatherhood? Listen and find out! —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
S2E4: What Keeps You Up At Night
Aug 27, 2019 • 33 min
What keeps you up at night? In this episode Lauren & Scott share some real and honest answers to that question. Everything from our business, to education for all children, to anxieties of the world. Listen and share your thoughts at…
S2E3: Start-Up Adoption
Aug 21, 2019 • 31 min
Starting a business with your spouse, studying for exams and adopting a baby all at the same time? That’s what Behavioral Science Consulting founders Alicia and Morgan Adair did two years ago. This week on Ready or Not Lauren & Scott talk with them about…
S2E2: Start Up Pregnancy
Aug 14, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott sit down with Truckish founders Aayush Thakur & Deme Yuan to talk about growing their start-up while preparing to welcome a baby into the world. Hear how a somewhat unexpected pregnancy turned into a beautiful blessing that…
S2E1: We’re Back!
Aug 7, 2019 • 32 min
After 8 weeks off for summer vacation, Lauren & Scott are back at it and beginning and all new season of episodes featuring interviews and new topics. But this episode recaps some of the changes that happened over the break, how their business has changed…
S1E20: Out of Control
Jun 12, 2019 • 29 min
On this episode Lauren & Scott talk about how life feels out of control and what they do to try and regain control. Plus, hear why they’re taking the summer off to plan out another batch of episodes of Ready Or Not. —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
S1E19: Starting and Growing Your Business
Jun 5, 2019 • 48 min
On this episode Lauren & Scott take listeners through the beginning of their video production business, Forever Ready Productions. Hear how it went from a hobby to an LLC and now a company with employees, office space and continued growth.BONUS: Book…
S1E18: Lucy J’s Bakery
May 29, 2019 • 48 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott sit down with fellow business owners and adoptive parents, Tracy and Josh Burgess. They talk about their dream to run a bakery together and how that happened at the same time they began to foster their son, Gabe. Life…
S1E17: First Birthday
May 22, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode, Lauren & Scott celebrate Max’s first birthday. First with a recap of what they wish they would have known about parenthood and adoption a year ago. And then Lauren & Scott read letters that they wrote to Max. Grab a tissue, you’ll need it…
S1E16: Routine
May 15, 2019 • 27 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott dive into their routine or should we say, they differences in that topic. Scott thrives under routine, it’s his base. Lauren hates routine but knows it’s important. Hear how they both handle it and how their differences…
S1E15: Goals
May 8, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott dive into the topic of goal setting. Scott’s corporate background drives their desire to set SMART goals but Lauren’s creative side makes them SMARTER. Listen as they explain the importance of setting goals, writing them…
S1E14: Fitness
May 1, 2019 • 42 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott sit down with their friend and personal trainer, Lisa Sanchez Sullivan of Energy Fitness, to talk about work-life balance, fitness and nutrition. Hear how there’s not such thing as one size fits all.Plus find out how your…
S1E13: 7 Years
Apr 24, 2019 • 35 min
Scott barely has his voice but he’s back to discuss Lauren & Scott’s wedding anniversary and in this episode they share 7 things they’ve learned in 7 years. It’s been quite a ride. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a…
S1E12: Joy & Sorrow
Apr 17, 2019 • 48 min
This week Scott lost his voice, so Lauren decides to throw it back to a Theology on Tap talk the two gave in August 2018. It’s a fitting piece that explores the joys and sorrows of their journey.The heartbreaking roller-coaster of a process taught them…
S1E11: Grandparents Part 2
Apr 10, 2019 • 36 min
In this Episode, Lauren & Scott travel to Iowa to talk with Scott’s parents (who also happen to be Max’s grandparents). They’ll chat about becoming grandparents, opening their hearts to adoption and a very special woman who they believe helped play a role…
S1E10: Grandparents Part 1
Apr 3, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott sit down with two of Max’s grandparents, who also happened to be Lauren’s parents.It can be nerve-wracking sometimes to tell family members about your decision to adopt, especially when you think they’ve always hoped for a…
S1E9: Perception
Mar 27, 2019 • 32 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott discuss perception versus reality. How that plays out in success, relationships, family and life. Perception isn’t always reality. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
S1E8: Dreams
Mar 20, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott dive into the ever so curious topic of supporting each other’s dreams. In their case, that mean following Lauren’s TV career, despite it not being the highest paying job.Over the course of their relationship, they found that…
S1E7: Money
Mar 13, 2019 • 35 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott talk all things money. From what finance looked like for them in their early 20’s to what it looks like in their married 30’s. They also touch on business and adoption financing.Scott may not be a paid finance professional…
S1E6: Stretching and Growing
Mar 6, 2019 • 34 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott discuss their new life as parents and how they find themselves stretching and growing at work and at home. They discuss identity, career, perception and a moment that links their past to their future. —- This episode is…
S1E5: Failure
Feb 27, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott dive deep into life’s biggest failures. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Hear about the first time they remember failing in life, career, infertility and adoption. It’s…
S1E4: Core Values
Feb 20, 2019 • 36 min
In this episode, Lauren & Scott talk about core values in business and life. Plus they host special guest, Shelley Skuster to talk about interracial adoptions. She’s an award-winning news reporter who — after years of infertility, two adoptions and two…
S1E3: The Process
Feb 13, 2019 • 39 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott sit down with their social worker, Marlene Siegel. She is the owner of Mid-South Adoptions, Inc. and has years of experience in adoption social work. Her agency is licensed to assist prospective adoptive parents and birth…
S1E2: The Leap
Feb 6, 2019 • 37 min
In this episode Lauren & Scott do a deep dive in their personal adoption journey. They’ve broken it down into 7 “easy” steps for adoptive families. The truth is, this process is complicated and there are a lot of moving parts. But sharing their experience…
S1E1: The Call
Jan 27, 2019 • 30 min
Meet Lauren & Scott Ready. Hear how they met, dated and eventually got married. But they wanted to wait to started their family. The background will help listeners understand how a heartbreak led them to adoption while growing their business together. In…