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I'm Jordan Lee Dooley. I'm just a simple Indiana girl, writing, speaking, and handing out free hugs left and right. In college, I started a small shop called SoulScripts, just for fun, and now it's a widely recognized brand, houses a full fledged movement (Your Brokenness is Welcome Here), and provides employment opportunities to college women working to fund their education. On top of that, it led to further creative endeavors like speaking, writing books, and creating a variety of resources to help everyday women across the to live their most intentional lives.

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Does your work life support your overall life values and priorities?

Woah, that’s a heavy question. So let’s park here for just a second.

Have you ever thought to ask yourself this question? I feel like sometimes it can be the other way around – that we try to arrange our personal lives around our work lives.

And yes, don’t get me wrong, sister. There are seasons where certain things are inevitable and bills have to paid. And there are seasons of building where our time and priorities may feel a bit off-balanced.

And yet – we do live in a time and generation where there are fewer barriers to entry of starting your own business – that could perhaps lead to a work life that is centered around your personal life values and goals.

To help frame this mindset and put some tangibility behind these statements, I’ve brought on my friends, Cassie and Shay. These two ladies are changing the name of the game of what the ‘real world’ looks like.

They are the creators of Bucketlist Bombshells – their 6-figure business that helps women begin their online business by teaching them the strategy and steps to work remotely.

Cassie and Shay booked a one-way ticket to Mexico, met at a coffee shop, and started an online business with no client list, no experience, and not a ton of direction initially. Pretty fearless, huh?

So if you can relate to the feeling of starting small and could borrow a little inspiration, you’re in for a treat because these ladies are dishing their best advice and experience on how YOU can begin your online business. In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What you need to simply begin (spoiler alert: you’re already qualified),
  • How to use your failures to propel yourself forward, and
  • Insider tips on working effectively as a team.

Sister, even if you’re not looking to start your own business from home, you’ll want to tune in for tangible advice on why you shouldn’t wait to start something until you feel ready and how to respectfully disagree with others at work or life in general.

Cassie and Shay are breaking the mold of what the ‘real world’ looks like and paving the way for the next generation of location, independent women. Won’t you join them?

And if you’d like more from Cassie & Shay, check out their 4-Day Launch Your Online Biz Bootcamp, with a unique code just for you:https://bucketlistbombshells.com/shepodcast.

How to Work from Anywhere & Travel the World

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Social Media

I received a question on Instagram from one of my girls this past week. She asked, “Do you have any advice for a 20-something who wants to start a business?”

There were SO many pieces of advice I wanted to pass on. However, I didn’t want to bombard the poor soul with alllll the hard lessons I’ve learned over the years.

So, I honed in on a few that I felt were most important. I’ve included these below, just in case, you know, you find yourself thinking about starting your own thing 😉

  1. Start Small and Live by the 1-1-1 Rule. Instead of trying to serve everyone, grow every social media platform, and do all the things, start by building and perfecting 1 product, 1 platform (or audience), and one marketing process at a time. This is the #1 thing I’d go back and tell myself when I was first getting started.
  2. Decide if you want to be a Walmart or a Target. I heard this at the Business Boutique conference last fall and I loved the comparison. Here’s what I mean: Walmart is known for their low prices. Target is known for quality and a beautiful shopping experience. In other words, don’t sell yourself short and you don’t need to make your “angle” that you have the lowest or cheapest prices. Don’t be afraid to charge what you’re worth. This doesn’t mean you have to be greedy or that you shouldn’t bless people with discounts now and then but please hear this: you are valuable even if you feel like an imposter. I’ve heard business gurus say something along the line of, “either make it expensive or free, but don’t make it cheap.” Good, right? When you make something cheap, you communicate that you believe it’s cheap. And you need a ton of buyers to make it worth while. When you make something a bit more expensive, you can sell less volume and add more value. It’s not slimy. It’s savvy. Don’t be afraid to charge, sis. (Proverbs 31:18)
  3. Get legal. Even if you have a caused based business, such as a shop that donates a portion of proceeds to a charity or ministry, I’d highly recommend starting as simply as possible. In other words, you don’t have to go through the insane headache of being a non-profit to be generous and even function like a non-profit (at least when it’s just you and you’re just getting started). Instead, I’d recommend filing as an LLC, which essentially limits your liability and protects you from being sued of all your personal belongings if you ever had an issue or were accused of something. It limits your losses to what is in the business but still allows you file taxes as an individual without the corporate hassle / double taxation 🙂
  4. BONUS TIP: TRACK YOUR RECEIPTS AND PUT MONEY AWAY FOR TAXES FROM THE BEGINNING. Seriously. This was a HUGE mistake I made my first year when I started my Etsy store. I hadn’t made a whole lot of money, and I was just so excited about what I was doing, that I didn’t even THINK about financial management or taxes…until Uncle Sam came knocking. I ended up owing a couple thousand dollars (which I did NOT have saved up) and my dad had to cover me until I could pay him back! I may not have owed that had I actually tracked and saved my receipts so I could legally report all the expenses I incurred in that first year of business, too. So, make sure you track your expenses (use an app like Receipt Bank to keep it simple and avoid holding on to stacks of paper receipts).

These are just a handful of tips but I believe they are some of the key things every aspiring or new female entrepreneur needs to know when she’s just getting started.

Cheering for you sister!

3 Things A Girl Needs to Know Before She Starts Her Own Business

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Podcast

 

Have you ever wondered if you could turn a passion project into something that turned a profit?

In one of my first podcast episodes, I chatted about how my entire business journey simply began because I enjoyed the art of hand-lettering and needed a hobby. Yep, that was it. I picked up a paint pen, a mug, and just began drawing. Not extremely well, mind you. But I kept at it nonetheless (check out more on that episode here).

So if you’re sitting on the other side of that screen and feeling a nudge in your stomach full of butterflies and excitement thinking of that passion-charged idea, this episode is for you, friend.

Listen in as I chat it up with best-selling author, Business Boutique host, and all-around sharp, business guru, Christy Wright, as we discuss everything from meeting a need in the marketplace to why your knowledge may be more valuable than you think, sis.

Christy brings to light the biggest missteps she sees in new business owners, what it means to create passive income, and the top money management tip for the everyday gal. So whether you plan to start a business or perhaps that’s not your path, you’ll find some GOLD in Christy’s words.

Personally, my journey started with mugs and paint pen. And let me tell you, it didn’t always make sense. But I continued to walk through doors of opportunity as they opened. I kept doing and moving. I’d try ‘this’ or dabble in ‘that.’ My journey certainly isn’t linear and I’m guessing yours isn’t either, sister.

So if you’re not exactly certain what that dream is of yours quite yet, you’re in good company. You’ll glean some practical advice and perhaps even a mindset shift from this episode.

And for those that do have more of a business direction, whether you have a heart for making a physical product or dream of creating digital content – you’ll have a new, go-to guide on how to start a business after tuning in.

If your passion keeps asking ‘Why not now?’ – this episode is for you, girlfriend.

 

Check out more on Christy here.

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

How to Make A Living Doing What You Love with Christy Wright

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Podcast

What do you want to be when you grow up?”

It’s a question we hear a lot as kids. It helps us begin to dream up and stir up our passions and talents – even at a young age. Perhaps your answer was to be an astronaut, teacher, or doctor. Maybe you wanted to be an author, singer or artist. But when you did actually ‘grow up’ – did your dream and answer to that question come to fruition? Do you even remember what your dream was all those years ago?

For some, this is completely the case and they are absolutely living our their dreams as a child. But for the rest of us, we are still figuring it out over here by putting some fragmented pieces together.

If that’s you – welcome to the club. With a background in Health Care Administration myself, but being an author, speaker, and podcaster, I am probably the President of the ‘Figure It Out As You Go’ Club.

But you see, this is why it’s important that we never stop asking, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ once we reach a certain age. At least, this is what I learned from my wise and unicorn business friend, Alli Worthington. Alli is the author of The Year of Living Happy, Fierce Faith: A Woman’s Guide to Fighting Fear, Wrestling Worry and Overcoming Anxiety and Breaking Busy: Finding Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy, she is the co-founder of the Blissdom Conference, and is a speaker, podcaster, and business coach. Her goal is to help women live the life they were created to live.

As you can tell, Alli knows a thing or two about creating a career for yourself. I have learned so much from Alli in regards to not putting myself, or talents, in a box. We live in a time where we are able to put together those fragmented pieces and passions, throw off the labels placed on us, and create a career where we can truly make an impact – even if we aren’t exactly certain what that looks like quite yet.

Our lives and careers are an on-going, ever progressing, newly surprising journey. If you’re ready to take the pressure out of the figuring out process, identify the triggers that are holding you back from your next steps, and learn how to develop tools to get out of your own way, this episode is for you, sister.

Alli imparts so much wisdom in this episode for those of us still asking what we want to be. She encourages us women to show up, even when you’re terrified, and even before it makes sense. In her wise piece of advice, things usually don’t make sense until you’re able to look back on it. In other words, this is your permission to go for it, right now, even before you know why.

Friend, it may be your mindset, not skill set, that is holding you back. Step into your strengths, show up when it’s scary, identify triggers that are keeping you small, and get out of you own way. You are capable. You are wise. You are loved.

If you haven’t done so today, ask yourself, ‘What do I want to be when I grow up?

 

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

How to Push Past Fear & Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone with Alli Worthington

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Podcast

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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Business

 

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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Business

 

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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Self-Care

 

Have you ever felt excluded or misunderstood? Do you find yourself hesitant to be vulnerable with others for fear of being judged or unwelcome? Do you desire authentic community and intentional conversation?

If so, you’re in the right place, friend.

We all desire to be known, understood, and loved – it’s what we were created for! But that can become messy when insecurity and comparison creep into the picture. Sound familiar?

In this episode, I chat through how the small business I started in college opened a doorway of intentional conversation with my sorority sisters. Dreams were exchanged and vulnerability shared, but when I began to blog about these conversations, I realized the insecurity among women was relatable to a much larger audience than I anticipated.

This led to the creation of my inclusive tagline, Your Brokenness is Welcome Here, and the response was incredible. Women from all walks of life found a piece of healing from the safety of these words, and hence – a space for women to come and belong was created.

In my very first podcast, I want to welcome you as you are, not as you think you ought to be. You’ll receive tangible tips and practical takeaways to navigate some of the most important areas of your life. Join the community and tackle the journey of life with a few laughs, embarrassing moments, and vulnerability along the way.

This is just the start of becoming the SHE you were always made to be.

Listen to the very first episode on Spotify here!

And on Stitcher here!

Your Brokenness is Welcome Here

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I'm Jordan Lee Dooley. I'm just a simple Indiana girl, writing, speaking, and handing out free hugs left and right. In college, I started a blog called SoulScripts, just for fun, and to speak life and truth into any peers that might have stumbled upon it. I never imagined it'd end up reaching hundreds of thousands, turn into books, speaking, and more. But hey, it's true: when you just say yes to God right where you are, He does more than you could ever ask or imagine. Let's help you find your yes and start walk in your gifting, too. Sound good?