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Self-Care

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 11: How to Maximize Your Time by Automating Your Life w/ Jessica Turner

Your alarm goes off early on Monday morning and you’re up and at ‘em. Your feet hit the floor, you grab some coffee, and it’s time for the day to begin. What does your daily schedule look like next? Are you rushing to get ready? Running out the door with the kids? Speeding to get to work on time? While also trying to squeeze in time to swing by the grocery store, clean the house, and make dinner before 7pm?

Oh. There’s also a thing called quality time with loved ones and down time for yourself. But who has time to slow down for that, right?!

If this sounds anything like you, Jordan is here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way. Well, Jordan and Jessica that is. On this eye-opening episode, Jordan pulls in author, blogger, and award-winning marketing professional, Jessica Turner, to help lower the chaos and increase the mental clarity. Jessica walks you through tips and tricks on how to maximize your time by:

  • Automating life tasks to more easily manage your home;
  • Reducing the mental load taking up precious real estate in your brain;
  • Identifying what self-care looks like for each person in the family; and
  • Recognizing the ‘nice to dos’ versus the ‘need to dos’ in your life and family.

 

If you want to lose the rat race mentality and remain present during this holiday season, or any season for that matter, Jess and J are here to help. Implement these simple strategies and mindset shifts and get ready for the most intentional and relaxed holiday season yet.

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

How to Maximize Your Time by Automating Your Life w/ Jessica Turner

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Relationships

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 10: Relationship Frustrations? Disciplines to Deal with Different Strengths & Weaknesses

Have you ever experienced high frustration levels with your significant other over something that is quite trivial? Something seemingly small likes the dishes, or arriving somewhere on time, or everyone’s favorite: laundry?  You wonder why your emotions seems out of proportion to the situation at hand.

It just shouldn’t be this difficult, right?!

If you’ve had these thoughts, you’re definitely not the only couple that has been there.

In this special episode, Jordan welcomes in her husband, Matt, as they discuss married life and fruitfully navigating differences in a relationship. Tune in to learn practical and tangible tips on:

  • Balancing contrasting strengths and weaknesses on a daily basis,
  • Fun ways to work toward common goals,
  • Creating boundaries that result in unity; and
  • How to affirm one another in an impactful way.

 

Navigating a relationship with differing strengths can be a difficult task, but if we’re honest, the root cause of most issues boils down to pride. Small things begin to compound and transform into big issues. But once that is identified, it can then be strategized.

And this applies for other relationships, too. Coworkers, friends, families – if you’re able to identify how your strength can support a not so strong area in their life, sister, you’ll begin to see frustration level decrease and teamwork increase.

You got this. With a little patience, a touch of creativity, and a lot of intentionality – you’ll begin to refine your relationships by redefining boundaries.

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

Relationship Frustrations? Disciplines to Deal with Different Strengths & Weaknesses

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Personal, Self-Care

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 9: Overwhelmed or Overcommitted? How to Prioritize with the Power of 3

Have you ever had that moment when you realized you’ve just said yes to yet another thing – when your schedule is ALREADY full?! You’re rushing around to complete your tasks and fulfill promises, but at some point, something has GOT to give. You’re holding one too many things, and it’s only a matter of time before something falls through the cracks…if it hasn’t already.

Been there. Done that. When you’re spinning that many plates, one is bound to drop, and commitments are bound to be broken.

So what next?! How do you prioritize, when everything seems like a priority?

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 (literally). In this episode, listen in as Jordan discusses how to streamline, manage, and prioritize the most important things in your life. You’ll learn the simple, yet extremely effective tip of segmenting your life into thirds and how by doing less, you’ll actually accomplish more.

So ask yourself, what is spilling over in your life because you’re carrying too much?

Sister, you were created to do great things, but not every thingStop compromising, start prioritizing. And begin to feel the joy and peace that comes from a reorganized and impactful lifestyle.

 

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

Overwhelmed or Overcommitted? How to Prioritize with the Power of 3

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Business

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 8: Virtuous Woman & Boss Lady

If someone asked you, ‘Do you consider yourself a ‘Boss Lady?’ – how would you answer?

‘Yes’, because you own a business? Or ‘one day’ when your talents make you feel more confident, vocal, and strategic?

Or perhaps you’d answer ‘no’ because you believe you should be more aligned with the Virtuous, Proverbs 31 Woman (if you’re not certain what this, check out the 31 verses in Proverbs 31).

But what if this woman in Proverbs seems meek, mild, and perhaps unattainable to you. Isn’t she the woman with the perfect husband and matching outfitted children on the front row at church every Sunday?

You have talents and giftings. You’re smart and savvy and desire to make an impact. So, which one of these women should you strive to be to steward your responsibilities well?

Thankfully, you don’t have to choose.

Listen in as Jordan sets straight the lies surrounding these terms and invites you into creative ways to begin walking in your gifting. In this episode, you’ll learn

– Just how strong, resourceful, and financially savvy the Proverbs 31, Virtuous Woman is actually is;

– Why being a Boss Lady doesn’t make you bossy; and

– How to ignite your light to all those around you, no matter your work environment.

Join in as Jordan discusses the truth behind the virtuous, boss lady YOU are called to be – and get ready for those intentional and specific giftings of yours to be activated for the world to experience firsthand.

 

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

Virtuous Woman & Boss Lady

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Personal

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 7: My Mom’s Tips for Fun, Stress Free Hosting & Hospitality

So, you’re hosting friends and family over for a get together. You have a date set. You have the guest list together. And you also have stress and anxiety because you don’t feel confident on how to entertain and execute with grace and ease.

Where do you start when you’re the one hosting for the holidays? How do you time the food and balance cooking and socializing simultaneously? How do you decorate? How do you find a rhythm for the night?!

Got you covered, sister. Jordan brought in back up to give you all these answers and more, The Hostess with the Mostess: Her Mom.

After years of practice, Jordan’s Mom may or may not be known as the legend of all legends when it comes to hosting. She gets it. With a lot of people to interact with and a lot of mouths to feed, it can become very stressful, very quickly. That is, if you don’t have the right tips, tricks, and mindset in place.

In this episode, Jordan’s mom discusses how she went from an overwhelmed and under-planned turkey burner to stress-free, fun, and hospitable hostess. Listen in as she shares her years of wisdom on:

  • How to prepare the correct foods in the correct order;
  • Why a self-serve area is important;
  • How to remain intentional and present with those in the room;
  • Creative ways to avoid awkward lulls and keep it fun for everyone; and
  • Why decorations should be impactful, not just impressive.

 

You’re in for a real treat with this episode. You’ll go from novice hostess to entertaining extraordinaire in no time with these pro tips from the pro herself.

Ditch the stress and overwhelm and get ready to execute your next get together with confidence, intentionality, and a heck of lot of fun.

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

My Mom’s Tips for Fun, Stress Free Hosting & Hospitality

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Relationships

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 6: What To Do When You Worry About Being a Bother

Have you ever stopped yourself from asking a friend for a favor because you didn’t want to be a ‘burden’? Or how about something simple like texting a friend to catch up and grab coffee – do you find you hesitate before hitting ‘send’ because you question if it’ll just be a bother to them?

This is an all too common narrative that, most of the time, is made up in our own minds. We assume we are a burden, don’t ask for the help or send the text, and ultimately, hinder vulnerability in our relationships.

And it stops now.

In this episode, listen to Jordan’s hilarious story of the first time she identified this behavior in herself and why she was told, ‘Don’t be a blessing blocker.’

Listen in for tips on:

  • How to identify the root behind the fear of asking for help;
  • Tangible ways to decipher when to ask for support;
  • How to change the false narrative running in your head; and
  • Why others receive a gift in helping you.

 

If you’ve ever worried about being a burden, sister, this episode is for you. Time to kick off the shoes of insecurity and step into a community of freedom and support.

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

Have a friend that tends to hesitate to ask YOU for help – even when you’d love to offer your support?! Send them this episode and let them know they are loved!

What To Do When You Worry About Being a Bother

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Business

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 5: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever felt the need to fake it until you make it?  Do you find you’re turning down opportunities because you tell yourself that you’re not ‘qualified’? Or maybe you’re a bit fearful to act on that dream of yours because you think you don’t have what it takes?

Welcome to what is known as ‘Imposter Syndrome.’ This is the not so wonderful land full of self doubt and insecurity – where fear takes over and you feel like a fraud for having big dreams or for doing important things.

Spoiler Alert: This limiting narrative is more common than you think – and it will hold you back from making the your unique difference in the world!

Come on the journey as I share the unexpected advice I received from my mom, how I experimented before I had a perfect plan, and how overcoming Imposter Syndrome was a necessary part of the process. If you’ve ever thought, ‘I’m just not experienced enough, old enough, or talented enough’ – this is for you, sister.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why ‘failure’ is not to be feared
  • How to take your own path without feeling the pressure to prove
  • Why sometimes taking a pause is the best route to move forward
  • How to be equipped to respond, not just react

 

Get ready to change your mindset from ‘Am I out of my league?’ to ‘I can’t wait to knock this out of the park.’ Because the door to your destiny may just be on the other side of that untruthful Imposter Syndrome.

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here

Have a friend that always says their success or skill is due to chance or outside factors? Send them this episode and let them know that they are competent and celebrated!

 

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Making an Impact When You Feel Inexperienced or Underqualified

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Nutrition and Fitness, Self-Care, Time Management

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 4: Practical Ways to Stay Active with a Crazy Schedule

Do you ever feel that you just don’t have enough time to work out? Maybe you schedule your workouts each week, but then they just don’t seem to happen? You desire to prioritize physical activity because it’s important to you, but how can you fit it in with all of the other responsibilities on the to do list?

I’ve been there. Good intentions, but not so good follow through.

If you’re desperate to find ways to sneak physical activity into your day, you’re in for a treat of work out tangibles, friend!

Listen in to learn six tips and tricks to strategically steward your body with a busy schedule. You’ll learn:

  • How to weave physical activity into your everyday activities
  • Why taking physical breaks and mental shifts can make you more productive
  • How you can squeeze in a work out anywhere – including on an airplane

 

Whether, you’re a student during finals, mom during soccer season, or employee that’s putting in the travel hours, you’ll find the way that is right for YOU to work those muscles during your busy day.

It IS possible for you to be a good friend, mom, and student all while keeping physical activity a priority. It just may take a bit of creativity!

Listen in here on Spotify!

And for those Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

Know someone with a full schedule that always chats about wanting to work out more? Send this episode to them and share these fun and effective work out tips! You’ll work that bootay and cultivate some funny stories along the way!

Practical Ways to Stay Active With a Crazy Schedule

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Relationships

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 3: How to Be Less Nervous and More Confident on a Date

Have you ever been on an awkward date? Do you feel intimidated or frustrated by the dating scene? Have you felt emotionally invested after date #1, just to realize you two weren’t on the same page?  

You’re not alone, girl.

While you will most likely still have awkward dates (that’s where the best stories are born!), there are practical steps you can take before, during and after. And it may take some practice!

In this episode, I welcome in author, blogger, and speaker, Stephanie May Wilson, as we discuss how to navigate the wild west of dating. You’ll learn:

  • How to take the pressure off
  • How to feel prepared for the date itself 
  • What it means to ‘eat before you arrive

 

Share some laughs as we share awkward, first date stories – and chances are, you’ll find a piece of your story in ours. Tune in and learn helpful ideas you can put into action on your very next date – and find out how awesome things can come from our most awkward moments.

Tune in on Spotify here!

Listen on Stitcher here!

If you desire more, faith-based resources on dating and relationships after you’ve listened to this episode, check out what I have for you below:

BeLoved: 14 Days on Love, Loneliness, and Relationships

How to be Less Nervous and More Confident on a Date

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Relationships

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 2: Five Ways to Know if Your Friendships are Healthy or Toxic

At some point or another, we’ve all been there. You have a lot of great friendships, but sometimes you wonder if these relationships are helping you or hindering you. You’re torn because you want to be a good friend, and yet you also want to pursue a life of healthy friendships.

Confusing, right?

How can you tell if a friendship is healthy or harmful? What happens when you and your friend differ in values? Is there something you can do to be a better friend? If you’ve found these questions coming to mind, this episode has your back. Join me as I walk through five, practical indicators to decipher if a friendship is healthy, what you can do if it’s not, and why you should stop calling someone ‘your best friend.’

We are all called to love others. But there is no ‘one size fits all’ category when it comes to friendships. So if you’ve ever felt uncertain about a friendship, or just not quite sure how to move forward, the indicators in this episode will provide some helpful direction. Bring on the clarity and be the best version of a friend you can be.

Listen in on Spotify here!

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5 Ways to Know if Your Friendships are Healthy or Toxic

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I'm Jordan Lee Dooley. I'm just a simple Indiana girl, writing, speaking, running a small business, and handing out free hugs left and right.