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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. 

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Purpose, Relationships, Self-Care

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 16: How to Declutter Your Home & Heart with Allie Casazza

Do you ever feel like you are simply managing your life more than you are actually living it? With the many moving parts that you desire to maintain well from a household, to work, to relationships, and more- life can begin to feel complicated, chaotic, confusing…and down right cluttered.

That is, before you meet Jordan’s friend, Allie Casazza. Allie is the queen of simplifying through minimalism so you can clear the clutter to make space for a purposeful life. Allie is the host of The Purpose Show, creator of Your Uncluttered Home, and has been featured on the Today Show, Good Morning America, The Huffington Post and even ABC News. Girl knows what she’s talking about.

For those that feel all their time is sucked into cleaning, maintaining, and managing all of the ‘things’ that have accumulated in life – Allie is here to tell you it’s time to do some serious simplifying of your heart, mind, and home.

Listen in as Jordan and Allie discuss the power of minimalism, the clarity that awaits from simplifying your life, and what the root cause is behind this feeling of ‘constant maintenance.’ You’ll learn what Allie purged first after her minimalism epiphany, how the minimalist lifestyle can and should overflow into your relationships, and what it looks like to make space for those creative ideas cycling through your brain.

Girlfriend, if you’ve felt there’s not hope at the end of this cluttered tunnel, this episode has got you covered. It’s time to clear the clutter and create the intentional life you’ve been desiring.

 

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

How to Declutter Your Home & Heart with Allie Casazza

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Purpose

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 15: The Embarrassing Moment I Didn’t Know I Needed

Embarrassment. Failure. Mistakes.

What lengths do you go in effort to avoid all the above? Maybe you turn down business opportunities? Or play small in relationships to remain feeling ‘safe’?

It’s a natural reaction to want to protect your ego – but what is the cost you are paying for that?

Answer? Too high. The cost is too high to continue to protect your pride. Because, sis, your purpose is much too big and impactful to be hindered by your ego.

If you’re ready to shift your perspective from ‘What path would provide the least embarrassment?’ to ‘Where can I most step into my impactful purpose?’ – this episode is for you.

Listen in as Jordan shares her most embarrassing (and so funny) speaking moment – and how it became one her most life shifting experiences. In this episode you’ll learn:

– What embarrassment is actually the end of (hint: it’s not your potential!);
– Why ‘hard’ experiences are not ‘bad’ experiences; and
– What you were created to do – and why it’s NOT to strive for perfection and performance.

Buckle up for one hilarious and relatable story – with some tangible truths that may just change your life.

 

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

The Embarrassing Moment I Didn’t Know I Needed

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Business, Faith

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 14: Nixing Negative Self Talk and Turning a Bad Breakup to a Breakthrough with Marshawn Evans

This isn’t how it’s supposed to go down.

Ever said this to yourself? After a tumultuous time of heart break, rejection, or betrayal, we’ve all found ourselves thinking this at some point or another.

You turn to self-protection mode, feel as if you can’t trust anyone, and start asking the questions, ‘Am I smart?’, ‘Am I worthy?’, ‘Am I good enough?’

And if any know this to be true, it’s author, serial entrepreneur, and TV personality, Marshawn Evans. In this episode, listen in as Marshawn shares with Jordan her transformation story of major heart break to tremendous break through.

Marshawn drops some truth on how you can hear from God in a ‘lightning bolt‘ moment – and how you can choose to either doubt yourself on it, or make a decision in the direction of it. Tune in to learn

  • How to trust again after a hurtful betrayal;
  • Why sometimes your purpose is hiding behind your pain; and
  • How the longer you doubt your significance, the more you settle.

 

Gal, it’s time to upgrade your mindset, lean into faith, and rethink your self talk so you can ditch the doubt and grab your destiny.

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

Nixing Negative Self Talk and Turning a Bad Breakup to a Breakthrough with Marshawn Evans

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Personal

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 13: Navigating the Awkward Post Grad Years &  the Tension of Transition

We’ve all been there. Those weird ‘in between’ life seasons where everything feels transitional and nothing seems solidified.

Remember the old school cartoons where the characters’ feet were running so fast, but they weren’t actually getting anywhere? (Scooby Doo? Flinstones, anyone? Okay, maybe it’s just me.)

Life feels like that though sometimes, doesn’t it? You’re moving a million miles an hour, but not getting closer to your goals. You’re unfulfilled in your first job after graduation. Or you’ve just moved and searching for community – with no success.

This season of life can feel really isolating and disheartening.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

In this episode, Jordan walks through her own transitional, post-grad years while dishing out practical wisdom on making new friends, keeping the old ones, and why it’s totally normal if you don’t love your first job. You’ll learn the difference between ‘sketch pad’ friends and ‘diary’ friends and why it’s important to be patient with yourself during this time.

If you feel your life is on hold until these years are over –  Jordan is here to tell ya that’s simply not true with tangible tips on how to squeeze the gold out of this season.

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

 

 

Navigating the Awkward Post Grad Years & the Tension of Transition

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Nutrition and Fitness, Self-Care

I’ll be honest.

This past Sunday, I looked up 3-day cleanses to do before thanksgiving. Its been over five years since I really struggled with disordered eating but every now and then, especially around the holidays, I begin to overthink it a little. ⁣

I had full plans to eat suuuper clean (like more clean than normal) and workout extra hard every single day this week so I wouldn’t feel ‘guilty’ for what I ate on thanksgiving…and then yesterday morning I overslept and missed my workout and today was so crazy I didn’t remember to eat lunch and then ate whatever I could find by four o’clock. ⁣

Note to self: that is not a healthy way to roll.

Moreover, that mindset is a problem and I’m bringing it up because maybe you tend to do the same from time to time. ⁣

On a holiday dedicated to gratitude, I think far too many of us grumble about the imperfections we believe  our bodies have or how ‘this ruined our diet.’

And grumbling is the enemy of gratitude.

Perhaps we need a serious perspective shift.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about discipline and a healthy lifestyle but when it begins to become something I have to control and manipulate too closely, I have to check myself. ⁣

I invite you to take this as your gut check, too.

Personally, I know that to have a healthy perspective and not slip back into disordered eating, I need to be disciplined at all times, not just around a certain day. However, I don’t need to punish myself for partaking in a holiday, whether that punishment comes before or after the day itself. ⁣

So I’m just passing this on to you if you’ve at all struggled with body image or restrictive eating or binging or all three: Your worth is not in what you weigh and I know they say ‘you are what you eat.’ ⁣

But I’m here to say: No, sister, you’re actually not what you eat.

You are YOU, not the calories you consume.

Please, be thankful that you have a body to care for, as imperfect as you might think it is.

Take care of that one precious life you have, make healthy choices as consistently as you can, but don’t punish yourself for having a piece (or two) of pumpkin pie today, okay?

To Any Woman Feeling ‘Guilty’ for Eating Too Much on Thanksgiving

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Mission

Listen here: She Podcast Episode 12: Un-Figured Out Dreams? How a Small Idea Can Turn into Big Impact that Gives Back

I am almost enough.

Have you ever said this to yourself? Or perhaps it’s a thought that constantly cycles in the back of your mind?

If only you were just a little more talented, or skilled, or smart, or funny…THEN you’d be able to execute on that dream. THEN you’d be successful in your endeavors. THEN your business or mission idea would for sure work.

Sound familiar?

If so, you aren’t alone, friend.

It’s time to rally the troops and stop allowing that limiting narrative to hold you back from making an impact. Even if you aren’t exactly sure what that looks like just yet.

In this episode, Jordan brings on powerhouse CEO/Founder of the Dressember Foundation, an annual campaign to raise awareness and money for anti-human trafficking work. Listen in as they discuss how Blythe’s small idea transformed into a dignity restoring non profit, how she has raised over $5M, and where her idea was surprisingly birthed in the first place.

Gal, if you have a knack for business and heart for missions, this episode is for you.

Blythe brings the fire with knowledge, wisdom, and better yet – hands on experience, around beginning a movement, building a non profit, overcoming self-doubt at any stage of the game, and weaving together your passions with your individual skillset. In this inspiring discussion, you’ll learn:

–         Why bad ideas are indeed not bad, but a good thing;
–         Why you actually are NOT enough (spoiler alert – NO ONE is) and why you should embrace that;
–         Why holding your goals and vision loosely can lead to great growth; and
–         Why it’s important to get creative with your own journey.

Sister, if you want to make a difference, but you’re feeling stuck, unsure, or have unfigured out dreams – you’re in good company.

Release yourself of the fear of others seeing you ‘start small’ and start asking yourself, ‘What can be created at the intersection of my passion and skillset?’  Maybe that crazy idea is the door to your destiny. And will impact the lives of women around the world.

And when your vision just doesn’t seem to make sense, remember Blythe’s wisdom, ‘Maybe your path isn’t linear because it’s bigger than the vision you have for it currently.’

For more information on how to raise awareness and money for anti-human trafficking work domestically and internationally, check out Dressember.org. Can’t wait to see how this tribe gives back this season.

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

Un-Figured Out Dreams? How a Small Idea Can Turn into Big Impact that Gives Back w/ Blythe Hill

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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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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.