Have you gone through something devastating? Are you walking through grief? Searching for your purpose and passion in the midst of pain?
In this episode, I bring on author, baker, TV personality, and friend, Emily Hutchinson, to share her powerful story of heartbreak and healing after the loss of a child.
In addition to an all around encouraging conversation, Emily dishes out some great baking tips for what she calls, “healing in the kitchen.” Not to be punny, but you’re in for a treat 😉 I mean look at these cookies –
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I get questions all the time about organizing and managing life – especially with a busy schedule. Although in the last year, I’ve really made a valiant effort to simplify and streamline my time and home, I’ll be honest and say I’m no expert at this whole thing (though I have come a long way!). So, that’s why I brought in my friend, Desirae — a wife, mom, and host of the Minimalish Podcast — to help us out.
But here’s what I realized as we chatted: Neither of us just woke up one day and organized or simplified our lives on the spot. It’s taken time and baby steps day by day, and that’s why I love Desirae’s grace-based approach to minimalism, it focuses on “making room for what matters,” and accepting that we can’t say yes to everything just to live for other people’s values.
LET IT GO
Let’s be real. Everyone gets overwhelmed, myself included. With so much happening in my life at home and in my business, it can be difficult to find balance sometimes. Desirae takes time to really discover what we over commit to because our external environment is typically the start of our internal reaction.
So I had to know what clicked for Desirae when she decided to change her lifestyle to a more minimalistic way of living — because everyone has that “defining moment,” if you will — and she not only shared that moment in her life, but also explained that being more intentional helps with the way that she reacts to those around her, especially to her daughter.
Desirae asks herself, “How can I be love to her?”
And tries to live her daily life through this value.
THE FOUR KEY QUESTIONS
Desirae shared the KEY questions that transition to a more minimal lifestyle because I just kept wondering, what’s next?! How do I know if I need all of those cluttered kitchen utensils, and which parts of my external environment are the real issues?
But the most important part is knowing what season of ACTUAL life I’m experiencing right now, because being Minimal-ish looks different for everyone, and at different times.
She unpacks the four simple yet powerful questions for me (and now, for you!) in this episode.
Alright, so are you ready to join us on this journey to live a Minimal-ish life and answer the key questions for yourself? Want to know what Desirae really means by “make room for what matters” and how you can implement that in your life?
If you’re ready to learn how to set healthy boundaries then hit ‘play’ or go to your favorite podcast app and click episode #75 to listen in!
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In honor of mental health week, in this episode, I chat with blogger, shop owner, and lovely human being, Hannah Morrison. We cover how to navigate transitions in life and business, people pleasing, and overcoming mental health challenges.
Are you worried that a new season of life — like marriage or kids — will hurt your career?
Are you facing battles with mental health and feeling alone in a hard transition?
We gotchu covered, girl. If you’ve ever felt the pressure to live up to an image of perfection, struggled with others’ opinions, or battled mental illness… pull up a chair and tune in for wisdom and encouragement.
Follow Hannah on IG here: @thecakebyhannah
In this episode I am helping you figure out WHAT.TO.DO. A common theme amongst us all, am I right?
Are you always coming up with ideas and not sure which one to actually implement?
Do you tend to dabble in a million things only to end up feeling more directionless than before?
Have you been dreaming of something more but not entirely sure what that *something more* actually is?
Trying to figure out what you want to do next with your life or in your business?
If you respond yesss to any of the above, well my pretty friend, then this episode is for you!
I break down my own non-linear, multi-passionate journey AND bring on two women to share their stories — how each one found direction on their God-given dream and what they’re doing to make it happen.
This is for the woman who feels like she chose the wrong career path, or for the woman who’s considering making a change in her business.
If you know you want to do something different – whether that’s changing industries completely or taking your brand in a new direction – it can tough to know WHEN it’s time to make that leap.
In this episode, I share my best advice on knowing when is the time to make that leap! It’s all presented in a simple checklist format to make it easy for you to run through the list and make the right move with confidence.
Tune in to see if you’re at the place where it’s time to make a change – or if it may be wise to stick with what you’re doing a little longer.
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Do you ever feel like you love too many things and can’t decide on what to do?
Are you multi-passionate?
Are you having a hard time choosing between 2+ options or passions?
These are some of my most asked questions, so I decided it was about time to answer them! In this episode, I give a 5 step framework to help you confidently make a the choice that’s best for you!
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In this episode, I’m chatting it up with Ruth Chou Simons to help answer the following questions:
Are you struggling to find balance between work, family, and faith?
Are you looking for some wisdom on blending godliness and business?
If you answered yes to either question, then this is the podcast for you! Ruth serves up heaps of wisdom for owning your season, marketing your expertise without shame, and stewarding both dream chasing and family building with everyday faithfulness.
I can’t wait for you to tune in and join us!
Do you struggle with finding the line between maintenance and vanity when it comes to your appearance and health?
Prefer not to confront conflict and shy away from hard conversations with friends?
A little tired of the participation trophy culture we live in?
Yeah? Me too.
And let me tell ya… you’re gonna want to put your big girl panties on for today’s podcast episode, girlfriend.
I brought on my friend, Bianca Olthoff, author is Play With Fire and How to Have Your Life Not Suck (just released yesterday!), and MAN!! She is challenging us in all the best ways.
My fave quote from the episode is, “If you are not dead, God is not done.”
If you are not dead, God is not done.Bianca Olthoff
If you need a gentle but solid kick in the pants to help you get up, own the life God gave ya, and do the hard things, this is the Adulting 101 lesson they SHOULD be teaching in schools now days.
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A few weeks ago, a friend texted me and asked if Matt and I had decided to join the group on an upcoming trip.
It was something we had been wanting to do but were still undecided on due to how busy and full of travel life has been for us this year!
Although this wasn’t a life-changing, career shifting decision by any means, her message still overwhelmed me because it reminded me of yet ANOTHER decision that needed to be made.
The last year or so of my life has been so full of making big decisions within my career and with my life, so the thought of adding another to the mix stressed me out than it would have on my own.
I responded back to her, “We haven’t decided. You?”
“Same here,” she said.
I breathed a sigh of relief and responded, “There are always so many decisions to be made…all the time! 😅”
“I knowww! I feel like I can’t keep up,” she said.
It was nice to know we were on the same page, and I told her I’d circle back once I got some other more pressing decisions made.
Needless to say, my life has been so full of big decisions.
For example, did you see the recent announcement I made? After meeting so many of you on book tour, I’ve finally decided to take action on what’s been on my heart to do since 2017 — SoulScripts is shifting into something completely new! Hearing your stories and requests and questions really affirmed that it’s time to make the move on what I’ve spent the last year praying and discerning.
Don’t worry, something new and so incredible is coming in its place this fall… and you won’t want to miss out on it!
You can hear more about that on this podcast episode.
Anyway, because my life is so full of big decisions, I’ve learned a lot in the process. So, in addition to sharing the exciting first part of a two part announcement (second half coming soon, stay tuned!), I’m sharing my 10 Best Tips for Confidently Making Big Decisions on the podcast.
It’s so important to be completely confident in your decisions because if you’re not confident in what you decide no one will be. Plus, without standing confidently in your decision, it’ll be more difficult to follow through on what you said you would do or what you know you need to do.
Why? Because the second you face any kind of resistance or negative feedback, you’re more likely to fold on that decision — or put off making it!
It’s so critical to have a guide for running our decisions through so we can take action with confidence and clarity.
In this episode, you’ll learn lessons when it comes to decision making such as:
And so much more!
Get ready to kick overthinking to the curb and become the confident, decision making queen you want to be!
Did you just move to a new city for that job opportunity you’ve been waiting years for but find that you’re struggling in the whole *making friends* department…
Creating like-minded community with a busy schedule in a new place or new season of life is HARD.
When Matt and I moved around multiple times our first year of marriage for his football career (Indiana to Arizona then back to Indiana), finding friends who shared our values and related to our season of life was like finding a needle in a haystack…
Or, maybe you’re a small business owner or work from home and tend to feel a little isolated, like you’re on an island and your friends don’t quite understand “what you do.”
Networking with others in your industry and connecting with people who GET YOU can be equally as hard.
Trust me, it’s been a struggle of mine, too. A lot of my work is very public yet the behind the scenes, internal business workings of a an online personal brand is tough for most people to understand and wrap their heads around.
One time my own Grandma even asked me, “Jord, do you work?”
Anyway, my point is, I get it, girl. Finding friendships that understand you and relate to you in the season you’re in are often easier said than done.
So, that’s why in this episode, I’m unpacking several of the lessons I’ve learned when it comes to effectively making friends and cultivating meaningful relationships without seeming desperate (even if you tooottallly are).
Specifically, I’m sharing a perspective you NEED to adopt ASAP as well as teaching you the following three key steps you can implement right away to start building new relationships effortlessly (instead of awkwardly):
I dive into each one of these steps in more detail in the episode! Tune in here!
This isn’t easy, especially from a comfort zone. Go out on a limb, I dare ya. Amazing things can happen!
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