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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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I’d still consider myself a newlywed (by the way – what’s the appropriate time when you stop considering yourself one? Just a side note- asking for a friend), but it was just a few years ago that I was newly married – as in, just a few days into the marriage thing.

I was coming off of the best day with my best friend. I was also in a season where I began to get serious about growing my business and things were movin and shakin. My writing was flourishing and I really felt I was stepping into alignment with my giftings.


But sister, if you were to ask me today what I remember most about that season, it would be that my cystic acne was out of control, my eye lashes were falling out from the fake ones I tried to use to distract from my skin, and the make up I was using was entirely too heavy to cover up my ‘blemishes.’


Yep. THAT’S what I remember.


Needless to say, my confidence was at an all time low. Despite all of the goodness that season held.


What a shame that the feelings of insecurity interrupt and distort our perspective of reality. I wish I could go back in time and tell that insecure girl, ‘J – this will be one of your best and most growing seasons. You won’t get this time back, and the things you are worrying about – don’t matter.

Stay present. Be intentional. And take the focus off of yourself.’


And you know who would agree with me on this?


My friend, influencer, and fashion brand founder, Dani Austin. I’m tired of comparison and lack of confidence stealing our memories, our joy, and our ability to grow. So I decided to bring Dani in on this one because she is the definition of a sassy overcomer and comparison kicker.


In this episode we chat about:

  • Where jealousy comes from and what to do with those feelings;
  • What to do when you begin to feel your confidence dropping;
  • How to not lose yourself in the midst of a busy schedule and competing priorities; and
  • What it looks like to set and communicate boundaries with loved ones.

Sis, if you feel overwhelmed, lacking confidence, drowning in comparison, and unsure how to gain control over your time – this episode is sure to bring you some clarity. So pull up a seat and let’s tackle this together.

How to Boost Your Confidence & Kick Comparison with Dani Austin

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Staying motivated is hard. I mean, think about it. There are A LOT of things to stay motivated to. Working out. Studying for exams. A promotion at work. A relationship milestone. Learning an instrument. The list goes on.

So with all these things swirling, it can be a tall order to remain focused to ensure our actions align with our priorities. And on top of all this, it’s easier than ever for our time to be distracted by things that aren’t exactly helping us remain committed to those goals (ahem, endless hours on Instagram). I feel you.

Sister, if you’ve ever had a goal just ready and waiting to be achieved, but you cant seem to muster up enough ‘motivation’ to follow through on it, I’ve got you covered in this ‘Ask J’ series kick off episode.

In this episode, I had a gal write in and asked ‘how do you remain motivated?’ Such a good question, friend, because it definitely takes some awareness and discipline. Tune in to learn my 7 best tips on the art of follow through that I put into practice every day- even when my ‘feelings of motivation’ tell me otherwise.

Sister, it’s time to align your priorities and behaviors to make those dreams become a reality. Do that work out. Run that marathon. Grab that promotion. Finish that Bible study. Ace that test.

With a few action oriented pieces of advice – paired with some vital mindset shifts- you’ll soon be amazing yourself with your productivity and ability to remain committed to your goals – intentionally, realistically, & simply.

Now go out there and kick those unmotivated feelings in the pants. Got it? 😉

 

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

7 Tips to Stay Motivated & Follow Through When You Don’t Feel Like It

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If you’ve followed me for awhile now, you know that I’m pretty much a ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of gal. From sharing my unglamorous struggle with cystic acne (see episode here) to honestly chatting about frustrations in my marriage (spoiler alert: you’re not the only one- see episode here), you could say I’m an open book (with, of course, the exceptions of a few pieces of life that I love to keep sacred).

But there’s one, very special person in my life that you haven’t heard from before. A behind the scenes, gets the best and not so great parts of me, that is my first line of defense kind of person. You may be thinking ‘J! We’ve already heard from your husband, Matt!’ And you’re right – that’s because I’m talking about my powerhouse manager, Kacie.

She’s strong, she’s witty- and she knows pretty much everything about me. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to work with me, this episode is your behind the scenes sneak peek you’ve been waiting for.

I loved recording this little, bonus episode with Kacie because you’ll hear just how much fun our team has together. And also because I share with you some embarrassing stories – like why I made my mom go wedding dress shopping *after* I had already purchased one.

As I chat with Kacie in this episode, I also talk through some of my work tendencies and how I handle failure. You’ll hear the unusual way I gained this self awareness at a young age – and I challenge you to do the same if you’re over there like, ‘Jordan I don’t know how to navigate obstacles! I just try to avoid them!’

Sister, I feel ya. But taking the time to know yourself to this level will serve you SO well in the long run. 

After you listen in, head on over to the Together Network to let me know if you identified any parts of your story in mine – I want to hear if we share a hidden talent or deal with set backs in a similar manner!

Oh, one more thing. Make sure you listen all the way to the end of this episode. You can thank me later. 

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

Behind the Scenes on Work Life, Hidden Talents, and How I Handle Failure and Big Decisions

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Home inspectors, lenders, & real estate agents– oh my!

First time home buying can be a pretty intimidating thought from mortgages and budgeting to packing and furnishing. And don’t get me started on the paper work.

I remember feeling overwhelmed at simply the thought of buying my first home with my husband, Matt.

Where do I start? Who do I talk to? Am I even ready for this?

The questions swirled, but thankfully, I was provided with a great team that made the process a whole heck of a lot easier. And, yes, I am definitely including our parents in this ‘great team.’ Looking back, they provided us with some invaluable advice.

And so, sister, I’d like to pass along these priceless tidbits to you as well. If you’re in in the hunt for a home, or even simply thinking about starting the process, give this episode a listen. You’ll learn a few tips and tricks on how to budget, where to begin with mortgages and premiums, what rooms to unpack first, and why you need to stop apologizing to your first visitors!

Did I mention I bring my hubby in on this episode, too? The story just wouldn’t be complete without his perspective and wisdom as well. I think you’ll be surprised by just how invested he was into this journey! Small secret I’ll share with ya: Matt LOVES Fixer Upper. He’s such a sucker for Chip and Joanna, so he was pumped to find a home. And I love him for it.

Okay, home-buying, sister. Ready to feel empowered for your house buying journey? Give this a listen and start the hunt!

 

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

Lessons We Learned From Buying Our First Home

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We kicked off 2019 with a hike around the mountain. ⁣⁣About halfway through a steep spot, my buns started to burn and Matt’s toes hurt in his shoes but we kept going. ⁣⁣
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Then, I got to thinking: you know how we say faith can move mountains? But then how frustrating it is when you believe and hope and pray and trust and you still don’t see that mountain in your life move? I know how that feels. It’s something I’ve often wrestled with. I’m believing…why won’t the mountain move? are my prayers going to voicemail or something? ⁣⁣
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Well, you know what I realized as I hiked this mountain today? The mountain seemed to move. Of course, it didn’t physically move. But before I started hiking, at the start of the trailhead, the mountain was this massive thing in front of me. Then, when we got around to the other side, step by step, rock by rock, it eventually was behind me. ⁣⁣

And I thought, “Hmmph. Isn’t that something? The mountain moved from before me to behind me because I MOVED. Because one small step after another added up.”⁣
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Maybe that’s a way that faith can move mountains after all — because faith moves us. ⁣⁣
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Sis, I don’t know what mountain you need to climb in 2019. It might be the the break up you just need to get over…the anxiety you want to overcome…the grudge you’ve been holding…the weight you’ve been trying to gain or lose…or something else. ⁣⁣
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It might seem big and immovable but guess what? You are movable — let your faith move your feet this year. You really don’t climb a mountain in a day. It takes one little step at a time. ⁣⁣
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You might not be able to move it but with a little faith and a whole lot of grit, you can move through it—even when it burns and you want to quit.

How to Tackle Your Biggest Mountains in 2019

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We all have insecurities that we would like to cover up. They may present as self-doubt around a relationship, our ability at work, or perhaps it’s a more visible insecurity…like those little, red bumps on your face you’re supposed to only get during your awkward middle school years. And sometimes those bumps aren’t so little and even more unfortunately, sometimes they happen to also show up during adult years.

As if transitional seasons aren’t tough enough.

In this episode, listen in as Jordan transparently shares her struggle with cystic acne, a few tips that have helped keep it manageable, and how her external look affected her internal insecurities. You’ll learn specifics from the type of make up Jordan uses to dietary changes she’s made along the way as well as confidence-boosting life lessons she’s learned from those pestering red dots on her face.

Sister, sometimes the cause to both our health and insecurity obstacles is the same: a systemic issue that needs to be treated at the root, not with symptom treating band-aids. Whether you have aesthetic worries, or internal doubts, this episode is sure to bring some clarity to stop feeling exposed by our insecurities but confident in our journey of health.

 

Give this episode a listen on Spotify here!

And for you Android users, listen on Stitcher here!

My Journey with Cystic Acne

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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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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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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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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?