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Jump Start Your Joy

Jump Start Your Joy is a podcast by Paula Jenkins, a life coach, project manager, joy enthusiast and podcast consultant living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Inspired by the quote “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day (Henri Nouwen),” this lively show looks at the inspiration, intention, and action that lead to joy in the every day. The show is a mix of solocasts and interviews with entrepreneurs, rock stars, authors, actors, life coaches and other game changers. Whether choosing joy seems to be an improbably choice, or the most difficult one they’ve ever made, guests share how it has made a difference in their lives, the world, and other peoples lives. As a multi-passionate, Paula’s leverages a deep appreciation of Star Wars, self help books, religious studies, boy bands and 90s movies to create a show that has spunk, humor, and a lot of aha moments along the way.
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May 28, 2019

Podcasting is a great way to get your voice, mission, or story out there, and it's changed my life completely. In this week's episode I'm sharing 10+ reasons you should start a show of your own if you're a life coach, doctor, or healer.

  1. Increases the know / like / trust factor with people quickly
  2. It’s a flexible way to express your creativity and interests
  3. Podcasting establishes you as an expert, and can provide you with a way to explore skill sets if you are coming back into the workforce after having kids)
  4. It’s a hobby that can grow into more (or doesn’t have to)
  5. It sets you up to network like a champ and make connections in an authentic way
  6. Itss fun, and playful, which makes it easier to do
  7. You can naturally grow your network
  8. Learn new skills in your area of interest by asking your questions from experts
  9. It's a media outlet like no other (you're in the same bucket with huge publishers)
  10. A show gives you something to talk about in your marketing, giving you topics to include in newsletters and social media
  11. It’s still a growing market where women are under-represented

 

May 28, 2019

Podcasting is a great way to get your voice, mission, or story out there, and it's changed my life completely. In this week's episode I'm sharing 10+ reasons you should start a show of your own if you're a life coach, doctor, or healer.

  1. Increases the know / like / trust factor with people quickly
  2. It’s a flexible way to express your creativity and interests
  3. Podcasting establishes you as an expert, and can provide you with a way to explore skill sets if you are coming back into the workforce after having kids)
  4. It’s a hobby that can grow into more (or doesn’t have to)
  5. It sets you up to network like a champ and make connections in an authentic way
  6. Itss fun, and playful, which makes it easier to do
  7. You can naturally grow your network
  8. Learn new skills in your area of interest by asking your questions from experts
  9. It's a media outlet like no other (you're in the same bucket with huge publishers)
  10. A show gives you something to talk about in your marketing, giving you topics to include in newsletters and social media
  11. It’s still a growing market where women are under-represented

 

May 21, 2019

Zoha Abbas is the amazing powerhouse behind the site “Multidoer,” and she works with creative entrepreneurs to help them craft process in their businesses. Here’s what makes Zoha so interesting and special (and why she’s an entrepreneur after my own heart): she is a multipassionate herself, and has artfully meshed the worlds of creativity and organization together to create a unique business and offering.

In this interview, Zoha Abbas and I talk about:

  • Being a Multipassionate and starting a business
  • How Multipassionates can balance work and life
  • The separate aspects of being creative: both in money, and in art
  • How to define your purpose by looking at your Values
  • The Three Anchors that will help you create your own structure and process
  • How people are motivated by different forms of accountability, and how to figure out what kind of accountability is right for you
  • Why you should be using Values as a cornerstone for your business
  • How to set up boundaries
  • How to jumpstart your joy: with boundaries, paying it forward with kindness, and remaining open and curious

Resources
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris on Amazon
The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin on Amazon
Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies Quiz
Zoha Abbas in Episode 92
Sally Hogshead’s Zone of Genius site

May 21, 2019

Zoha Abbas is the amazing powerhouse behind the site “Multidoer,” and she works with creative entrepreneurs to help them craft process in their businesses. Here’s what makes Zoha so interesting and special (and why she’s an entrepreneur after my own heart): she is a multipassionate herself, and has artfully meshed the worlds of creativity and organization together to create a unique business and offering.

In this interview, Zoha Abbas and I talk about:

  • Being a Multipassionate and starting a business
  • How Multipassionates can balance work and life
  • The separate aspects of being creative: both in money, and in art
  • How to define your purpose by looking at your Values
  • The Three Anchors that will help you create your own structure and process
  • How people are motivated by different forms of accountability, and how to figure out what kind of accountability is right for you
  • Why you should be using Values as a cornerstone for your business
  • How to set up boundaries
  • How to jumpstart your joy: with boundaries, paying it forward with kindness, and remaining open and curious

Resources
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris on Amazon
The Four Tendencies by Gretchen Rubin on Amazon
Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies Quiz
Zoha Abbas in Episode 92
Sally Hogshead’s Zone of Genius site

May 14, 2019

Mallory Wisong is a virtual assistant, certified life coach, and I have the great pleasure of both working with her, and, having her join me on this week’s episode. With a background doing admin work in the financial industry, Mal brings with her a unique blend of a knack for process and details, along with intuition, heart, courage, and the ability to hold the highest vision for those she works with. I think you will love getting to know her on this episode, and getting a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes with the show.

In this interview, Mallory Wisong and I talk about:

  • Her earliest sparks of joy: reading books like “Dollhouse in the Attic”
  • Her journey from the financial industry, to life coach training, to becoming a VA
  • Taking responsibility for your life, and how that can be a life changing move
  • Following your curiosity in being an entrepreneur, and remaining open to “what’s next”
  • How to make room for magic in your work and life
  • The art of creating process that works for you in your business
  • Letting Values and Core Desired Feelings be a guide in running a business
  • Why being joyful seems to cause some people to question one’s credibility
  • Working environment, both from an internal / values perspective and an external environment (such as one’s office or workspace)
  • Synchronicity in working, and how leaving space for the unexpected can lead to amazing things
  • That the right people, for your business, are out there, and you just need the “crazy faith” that all will work out

Resources
Mallory Wisong’s blog and website
Mallory Wisong on Instagram
Tiffany Han’s “Crazy Faith” episode on Raise Your Hand Say Yes
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, by Elizabeth Gilbert on Amazon
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron on Amazon
The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul by Danielle LaPorte on Amazon
Courageous Life Coaching Certification Program

May 7, 2019

Skip Prichard is the President and CEO of OCLC, award winning blogger and the author of The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future. As a lifelong student of what makes people successful, he’s interviewed over a thousand leaders, influencers, and notable people to talk to them about their lives. In the process of having so many conversations, Skip noticed that there were some similarities to the things that these successful people were doing, believing, saying, and living.

In this interview, Skip Prichard and I talk about:

  • His childhood, and his early start as an entrepreneur, selling things at school to classmates in grade school
  • Being a CEO of OCLC, a library tech company
  • His creative process in crafting “The Book of Mistakes,” and how he created the format for it
  • The first mistake, from “The Book of Mistakes;” Don’t work on someone else’s dream
  • How to make your current reality or situation better for yourself
  • Filtering the shoulds that come into our lives
  • The impact of kindness on people
  • The choice to “respond or react,” and how his wife’s battle with cancer exemplified a beautiful choice to respond and embody joy
  • Entrepreneurship as a spiritual practice
  • That people buy you before they buy your service, and the importance of knowing yourself well as a business owner
  • Three ways to jump start your joy: daily gratitude, creating margin or space in your days, living your unique purpose

Resources
Skip Prichard’s blog and website
The Book of Mistakes by Skip Prichard on Amazon

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