Episode 135 - Sydney Webb : It's Never Over

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Sydney Webb is the founder of Madeby. After beating colon cancer with the help of adaptogens, she set out to help spread these superfoods in her vegan, gluten-free cookie dough. These ooey-gooey treats come in five flavors including Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Chip, Sea Salt Chocolate Chip & Sunbutter Chocolate Chunk. Available online and in almost 30 locations across Los Angeles, she has been making strides forward since the launch of the company in January of this year.

For Sydney, Madeby is just the beginning. She plans to someday create a place where people can feel at home within themselves, their body, mind & soul.

In this episode Sydney discusses why she’s thankful for being diagnosed with cancer, why we should not allow ourselves to get hung up on the small details, being okay with not knowing everything, having the ability to stay in the game no matter what and a reminder that even when times get tough, it’s never over.

Podcast Outline (Time Markers For Audio Version Only)

  • Taking 2 years to land on the perfect formula for the Madeby cookie dough (5:10)

  • 20 years young Sydney gets diagnosed with Colon Cancer. Had dealt with Crohn's disease when she was in high school (7:50)

  • Sydney decided not to tell any of her family or friends that she had cancer so that she could focus on the mind, body & soul healing experience (13:40)

  • Being introduced to adaptogens at a wellness convention in Los Angeles. There she heard someone speak about being healed from Colon Cancer from adaptogens (15:25)

  • Taking Adaptogens for three months, she was able to get rid of the colon cancer (16:20)

  • Adaptogens are non allergenic / hypoallergenic that creates/helps promote homeostasis in the body (16:40)

  • Born/raised in Redondo Beach, CA. Grew up involved with student council, was VP / President of her school. Valued the community + teachers she was surrounded by (26:35)

  • Started playing soccer when she was 7. Grew into her biggest passion and wanted to become a professional (30:35)

  • Attended El Camino College (Torrance, CA) for 2 years (34:00)

  • At 15 Sydney gets diagnosed with Crohn’s disease (34:10)

  • Transfers to University of Southern California. She was first accepted with a soccer scholarship but it was pulled back due to her Crohn's's Disease (38:00)

  • Being thankful for being diagnosed with cancer (39:40)

  • Lead host of the morning talk show The Morning Brew @ USC. Sydney loved the ability to share her voice with the world (43:05)

  • Being a professional cheerleader and ambassador with the LA Kings Ice Crew team (44:35)

  • Working at Render Media as a Creative Development. Biggest lesson she learned about creating content: what you envision and what you end up with are different but in a good way (51:45)

  • Spending 2 years developing the perfect recipe for Madeby before launching January 2019 (56:20)

  • Each flavor of Madeby will soon have its own benefit Ex: relaxing, endurance etc (59:10)

  • Located in almost 30 locations spread throughout Los Angeles and online (62:25)

  • 5 flavors available today: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Sea Salt Caramel Chocolate Chip, Sea Salt Chocolate Chip & Sunbutter Chocolate Chunk (68:20)

  • Bobbay is now the Chief Executive Taste Tester of Madeby (70:00)

  • Be okay with not knowing everything (71:25)

  • As of now, it’s a one woman team (superwoman) (74:40)

  • 1 advice Sydney would give to herself: Don’t get discouraged if things don’t go perfectly (76:10)

  • The ability to stay in the game (78:25)

  • What Sydney values the most about herself is her heart (79:40)

  • Despite being afraid just hold on (82:30)

  • Sydney’s purpose is to create a place where people can feel at home within themselves, their body, mind & soul (85:20)

  • There is never a better time than now (87:25)

  • Ask Bobbay any 1 question: What are you made by? What is 1 word that describes the quality/value of yourself? (90:10)

  • Where to find Sydney + Madeby on social

  • Best advice for finding a passion/purpose (103:40)

    • Don’t rush it. You can’t search for something that is supposed to find you

    • Don’t let others' opinions affect you

    • Have the strength to do it solo