Jump Start Your Joy

Jump Start Your Joy is a podcast by Paula Jenkins, a transformative life coach, retreat leader, and speaker living in the San Francisco Bay Area. The show focuses on the many ways that people follow their dreams, and look for joy in their every day lives. Paula hand picks guests with inspirational stories; people who have intentionally and mindfully decided to follow a path that brings them joy. We talk about how adversity can bring out one's strengths, how acceptance precedes growth, and how curiosity about one's life and the world around them often leads to finding one's greatest joys. A mix of humor, life coaching, and genuine love of people lead to the quirky and fun style of this podcast.
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Jun 7, 2016

Julie Houghton and Liz Applegate join host Paula Jenkins to talk about connection, collaboration and community in finding support as new entrepreneurs. We also share about our mastermind group, and how it's helped us navigate starting our own businesses.

May 31, 2016

Five Ways to Add Joy to Your Life - host Paula Jenkins shares her top five ways to jump start your joy, and talks about various topics such as wellness and self care, love, gratitude, surrounding yourself with good people and following your heart.

May 19, 2016

Cory Huff of The Abundant Artist joins host Paula Jenkins to talk about how to sell art online, acting, the art of storytelling, being a multi-passionate, the inherent creativity of all people, Dungeons and Dragons, and asking inappropriate questions.

May 18, 2016

Coach Jennifer Lee of Artizen Coaching, and author of the Right Brain Business Plan joins host Paula Jenkins to talk about building a sustainable creative business.

May 17, 2016

Mayi Carles joins host Paula Jenkins to talk about her Life is Messy Planners, about being Multi-Passionate, and about the Multi-Passionate Must-Haves bundle sale. Plus, how to organize your creative mind, and thoughts on being a working mom.

May 10, 2016

Holly Becker of decor8 and Blogging Your Way joins host Paula Jenkins to talk about she started out, how to find your voice in blogging, why the world needs to hear what you have to say, and how to find your blogging niche.

May 3, 2016

Lexi Koch joins host Paula Jenkins to talk aboutbeingvulnerable, along with sharing about her own life journeyfromsocial worker, to farm manager and owner, to life coach.

Apr 26, 2016

It's such a pleasure to have Laura Simms join the show this week! Laura is a career Coach and an expert in meaningful work, and she's the creator of the truly amazing "Your Career Homecoming" program that helps women find work that feels like home. I really love Laura's open and easy going nature, and getting to chat with her felt like talking to a friend. She's relatable, down to earth, and the fact that she has changed careers from one that she was truly passionate about (acting), to one that feels more purposeful and rewarding (career coach), really spoke to me. I have an knack for landing plenty of jobs, and love that she helps clients focus on "the why" (the purpose, legacy, contribution, service, impact they're making) before they ever get to thinking about "the what" (abilities, strengths, things you can do), or "the how" (environment, the work pace, your leadership role, how much you're paid) of what that career looks like.

Apr 19, 2016

Host Paula Jenkins discusses the role of joy and purpose in our lives, and introduces the idea of "The Joy Trajectory" and your very own Inner Joy Advocate.

Apr 12, 2016

Mary MacCarthy of Glorious Hugs joins Paula Jenkins to talk about entrepreneurship, and her mission on creating gift care packages for senior citizens. We also speak about connection, and finding joy in your life.

Apr 5, 2016

Today's Cris Guillebeau joins the show to talk about discovering the work you were born to do, which is the focus of his brand new book, Born For This. Chris is the creator of the World Domination Summit, author of The $100 Start Up, The Art of Non-Conformity, and The Happiness Pursuit. He's traveled to 193 countries using travel hacking. I'm super excited to bring him on to speak about his new book, Born for This, and to talk about how joy has played a part in his journey, plus get his input on how to bring your dream into action AND ways to jump start your joy.

Mar 29, 2016

Today, Jordana Jaffe, a Facebook group strategist, joins me on the podcast and we chat about the magic of using Facebook groups to create a super comfy, magical business. While Jordana mostly works with women entrepreneurs who are introverts or homebodies on how to create their own super engaged Facebook group and successfully participate in other Facebook groups so that they can grow their online community and get clients while staying at home in their cozy pjs, she has a ton of great info and insights for non-introverts (like myself), too. I loved getting to talk to her about her journey, one that after multiple launches in 2013, led to her feeling disconnected from herself, and wanting to find a way that felt more authentically her in her own business. The result is a business that feels energized, and cozy.

Mar 22, 2016

Emilie Wapnick is the Founder, and Creative Director for Puttylike, an online home for "multipotentialites," which are people with many interests and creative pursuits. Her philosophy is that you do not have to do just one thing with your life, and that it is possible to integrate your many interests into your life. Emilie is a writer, speaker, mentor, coach, and she is currently working on a traditionally published book, as well.

Mar 15, 2016

Host Paula Jenkins speaks with Diane Pauley about finding heartfelt, targetted, aligned clients for your small business or entrepreneurship.

Mar 8, 2016

Logan Nickleson is a content marketer at an ad agency by day, and in his "spare" time, he runs Music for Makers, creating and sending out a free piece of music every monday. We chat about his business, how he finds time to do it all, and ad agencies.

Mar 2, 2016

Paula Jenkins, Host of Jump Start Your Joy, reflects on the lessons she's learned in the first six months of podcasting on the topic of Joy. Plus, a giveaway and the March line up of guests is announced.

Feb 23, 2016

Christy Tennery-Spalding joins Jump Start Your Joy as a healer, activist, writer & self-care mentor. Host Paula Jenkins chats with Christy about self care and "sacred focus," and how to find more joy in your life.

Feb 16, 2016

TRex Tuesdays, the hilarious dinosaurs that ice skate, flower bomb, and cheer people up every Tuesday on Facebook, join host Paula Jenkins for an exclusive interview and video. Learn how Trexes eat popcorn and which dinosaurs were the tastiest.

Feb 9, 2016

Author David Ramos joins Paula Jenkins to talk about his upcoming book, Enduring with Job, and other stories of hope and truth in the Old Testament.

Feb 2, 2016

TV Producer Josh Davis joins the podcast to talk about his journey, including working on "What Would You Do?" and "The Rossen Report" on the Today Show. He shares about saying yes to following your dreams.

Jan 26, 2016

Liz Ross, CEO of Periscope joins Jump Start Your Joy to talk about heartfelt leadership. We talk about accountability, transparency, people-first leadership, how to create and lead great teams, and how one shares about their life as successful leader.

Jan 19, 2016

Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block joins Jump Start Your Joy to talk about his new album, Look at Me. He shares about how his mother, Betty, who passed away in 1999 continues to inspire him, and about his work with his foundation, Remember Betty.

Jan 12, 2016

Marla Cilley, also know as the Flylady,  is back for a second episode! In this edition, Marla dives into how to do the Flylady method of zone cleaning your home, and how to work through the days of the week to stay organized. We got to talk about a lot of fun and easy ideas to keep your home and life organized. Plus, Marla shares about the inspiration for her next book near the end of the episode, and I got goosebumps when she told me about her visit to the National Shrine of Saint Therese. It's an inspiring and amazing story, and one that you will NOT want to miss :)

If you have not yet listened to the first episode, you can find it here.

I'm so excited to share this second hour with Marla for today's episode as part of the "Loving your 2016" series. I'm really honored that she shared about her upcoming book, and just blown away by her lovely story around her time in the chapel.

In this episode, we talk about:
- how she breaks out the zones to cleaning your home
- the theme for each day of the week, when using the Flylady method
- how to approach having your mother in law come over (enlist her help in cleaning!)
- how admitting you need help, and welcoming it, and how that changes your view point
- what she keeps in her closet to give as gifts should an event come up
- planning out big family vacations, (calendar party)
- how to create a relaxed environment around timing when family is leaving
- her plans for live events in the spring
- revisiting her trip to San Mateo, CA a few years ago
- her writing process for her new spiritual book, including her visit to the chapel of St Therese
- how Sink Reflections got it's name
- a few thoughts on saints - Marla's website
The National Shrine Museum of St Therese
Marla is the author of "Body Clutter," and "Sink Reflections," both are best sellers, and  I can not recommend them highly enough.
Sink Reflections - Marla's first book (on Amazon)
Body Clutter - Marla's second book (on Amazon)
Eric Dodge, Why Not Today (on Amazon)


How do you find peace in your life?

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Jan 5, 2016

Marla Cilley, founder of, is a true inspiration. I found her site over ten years ago, as I was going through a divorce and knew I needed to find a way to take care of myself and my home.  I had started the search, thinking that I simply needed to find ways to clean and declutter, and to get my life back on track. What I found was Marla's loving wisdom, her "Flying lessons," her support, a lot of humor, a fun community, and a renewed sense of who I was. For this, I'm grateful.

I'm so honored to have Marla as a guest for today's episode as part of the "Loving your 2016" series. It was a true joy to speak with her, and to spend time soaking up her love and joy-filled philosophy. If you are feeling overwhelmed by the state of your home, or you've made organizing your life a priority for this year, I encourage you to listen, and to visit for more resources. She offers all of this for free - and you are in for such a treat.

In this episode, we talk about:
- how Marla arrived at her current zone cleaning process, including the overwhelming amount of cards and lists that she started with, trying to "perfect" an organization process
- shining your sink, what it is, and how that changed Marla's life
- that two resolutions that started everything
- Marla's take on the word perfect (and how she corrects me when I use it!)
- the food addiction, and why foods evoke memories and provide an endorphin rush. (along with why Mac n Cheese was Marla's go to food when she got stressed, and why I run for peanut butter and chocolate).
- an easier way to clean your bathtub
- a great way to keep bathtub toys stored, and Flylady's first viral post on facebook
- making cleaning fun
- why having a wall calendar is important for organization and teaching our children
- why Marla calls "jobs" or chores "blessings"
- why it's important to release things that don't bring you joy
- the power and importance of complimenting other people - Marla's website
Marla is the author of "Body Clutter," and "Sink Reflections," both are best sellers, and  I can not recommend them highly enough.
Sink Reflections - Marla's first book (on Amazon)
Body Clutter - Marla's second book (on Amazon)
Eric Dodge, Why Not Today (on Amazon)
Pam Young and Peggy Jones card file system (Side Tracked Home Executives) on Amazon

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