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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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Purpose

Purpose

There have been seasons when I look around – and I see friends and family just killin it in their careers and making big leaps forward in life. And while I’m so excited for them and cheering them on, it does make me step back and feel as if I’m over here walking in circles without direction.

Can you relate?

That feeling of being lost, not sure what to do next – can make you feel like you’ve made all the wrong decisions. Or even worse – keep you from making any decision at all.

Sister, I so see you in that. But to this I say:

Steward what is directly in front of you.

You don’t have to remain feeling as if you’re swirling because the truth is, we all feel a little that way most days. But it’s the steps you take – despite that feeling – is what will propel you forward and out of that feeling.

The first step after stewarding what is in front you, is to ask yourself,

‘What did I like to do before my brain was conditioned into what ‘success’ looked like?’  

Don’t write off your own gifts, passions, and abilities. Because they were uniquely crafted, created, and given just to you.

Listen in to today’s episode for my other three tips on how lose the feeling that you are shooting in the dark and step forward with intention.

It’s time to blast through your excuses and confusion, and begin to walk in clarity to your next chapter.

What To Do When You’re Lacking Direction

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Purpose

Ever feel that you are merely attempting to look confident, rather than actually being confident?

It can be easy to lose yourself in the process of the image you are trying to portray- rather than actually being the person you want to be.

Sister, it’s time to kick the insecurities by facing them head on – and this is the episode to help you do just that. Listen in to grab a sneak peek of Chapter 3 from my book, Own Your Everyday. Together, we’ll lessen the distractions from the life you were made for.

I hope you find yourself laughing from quirky stories while also transforming from the mindset shifts you’re about to experience.

It’s time to break ground to break the barriers and step into a lifestyle of owning the responsibility of your insecurity, making a plan on how to respond, and digging into the dirt rather than covering it up.

Because sister, you were made for more than just covering up insecurities.

It’s time to step into the women you were made to be.

Want to read the full book? Find it here!

Overcoming Insecurities

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Purpose

*Sensitive Content*

Sister, let me start out by saying that today’s episode is a story of a gal who embodied stepping into your purpose, before you have everything figured out. She saw a need in her local community and began impacting the lives of those around her through a prison ministry. It wasn’t a hidden purpose she needed to find – she simply began where she was, with what she had, and just…started.

We could all learn a lesson or two on how she – Carlee – impacted the lives of others. Carlee was part of our community and would proudly wear the Your Brokenness Is Welcome Here sweatshirts. Tragically, Carlee passed last November in a car accident. But not before she began leaving her impactful legacy.

On today’s episode, I had the honor of chatting with Patti, Carlee’s mother, about Carlee’s legacy, what the Your Brokenness is Welcome Here movement meant to her, and how she has picked up with the prison ministry where Carlee left off. Patti is so strong and such a steadfast spirit and has witnessed the prison ministry grow exponentially over the last few months.

I was so touched when Carlee’s family reached out, and they have been such a blessing to me. Their story truly puts life’s priorities into perspective and continues to ground me.

Sister, I’m here for you to pursue your big dreams and aspirations – but I don’t want you to miss the lives you can impact in the here and now. Your purpose isn’t something that is lost, nor is it something you need to wait to stumble upon. You can serve, help, and impact others through the simple, non-fancy actions in your everyday life.

Carlee’s story has so touched my heart and I know it will for yours, too.

How to Leave a Legacy by Owning Your Everyday – A Powerful Story

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Purpose

Sometimes we receive really, exceptional feedback that helps propel us along further to our dreams.

And sometimes we receive really, damaging and destructive feedback that can stop us in our tracks.

Either way: keep going. Keep going after your goals.

Easier said than done, I know.

Words hold power, certainly, but you get to decide just how much.

You see, the negative comment can turn into more fuel. More passion. More drive. To attain your end goal. To achieve your next breakthrough.

Will this be a process? Absolutely. Will it be worth it? Absolutely.

And no one knows this quite as well as my new friend, Kamilah Marshall. I could go on and on about all the things this girl has accomplished from singing on Broadway to releasing her own album to performing as a back up vocalist for Taylor Swift (fan girling over here) – but she didn’t get there without her fair share of emotional work and mindset shifting.

Kamilah always loved to sing, but when she was told at the young age of 11 that she just ‘wasn’t good enough’ – those words had a lasting effect on her. For YEARS I might add. It was the tape that replayed in her mind. The limiting belief painted into her thoughts.

But she was able to take that feeling of insecurity and turn it into a deeper drive toward her goals. And so can you. Her biggest piece of advice on this?

The next milestone won’t make you confident. Find your confidence before you receive outside affirmation.

And I couldn’t agree with her more. Let your internal drive outweigh the fear of stepping into something new.

So, the next time someone gives you a less than ideal piece of ‘advice’ – filter it, sister. Because your gifts are much too valuable to be squelched by one false comment.

How to Stay Determined When You Don’t Feel Good Enough with Kamilah Marshall

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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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Purpose

Are you feeling contentment in your relationships and passions?

Or complacent in your work and dreams?

While they are wildly different in nature, they can feel weirdly similar at times. So it’s a hard line to find, my friend.

In a culture that promotes hustle and celebrates busy-ness, it’s difficult to find REST – especially when you’re mutli-passionate and naturally a go-getter.

So I’m here to tell you – I STRUGGLE WITH IT, TOO, SISTER.

I’m an Enneagram 3. If that doesn’t mean anything to ya, you’re not alone because it didn’t use too much to me either. The Enneagram is sort of like a personality assessment, but it focuses more on your motivations and fears behind your behavior so you can identify your thought patterns that eventually lead to behavior patterns. There are nine different numbers, so you should for sure check it out if you haven’t yet to see what number you are.

Anywho, I’m an Enneagram 3 which is called The Achiever. Sounds pretty good on the outside, right? Well what this can mean is that I can go-go-go, and can pretty much sustain that lifestyle more than most…until I can’t. And then let’s just call on the unhealthy behavior to take a front row seat in life.

So even if you’re not an Enneagram 3, I’m wondering if you can relate to this routine of hustle and image maintenance – while simultaneously wrestling with self doubt.

I wanted to share about this in this episode to let you know you aren’t alone if you feel like you ‘should’ be doing more, or ‘you’re missing out’ on something because you aren’t constantly ‘achieving’ something.

Because the truth is: you’re not. Let’s slow down together, sister.

In this episode, you’ll hear about:

–         What can be created when you just give yourself time to be ‘bored’,

–         Why it’s necessary to actually acknowledge and celebrate your wins, and

–         How to help a friend who may have hustle habits.

And just to make sure I didn’t leave out any blindspots on my own quirks, I brought my husband on this episode to help me out. Because who doesn’t love giving their spouse a free pass to expose some of your unhealthy tendencies?!

Sister, I hope this encourages you to find the joy in the small things and take this as your permission to slow down. Because who knows what you’ll create when you do.

If you’d like more insight on how to find more space in your day, check out my episode with Jessica Turner.

And be sure to pre-order my book for all the goodness on showing up for the big and small things in life. PLUS all the pre-order freebies that come along with it. FREE COACHING, ANYONE?!

Finding Balance as a Multi-Passionate, Ambitious Woman

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Purpose

 

Does the fear of wasting time keep you from fully investing into a new project or idea?

                              Do you feel that your path is so NOT linear that your life story will never make sense?

 

When you’re multi-passionate or risk averse, it can feel really scary to begin something and not know the outcome.

And don’t get me started on the lies that fear wrap up as truths in our hearts.

So, sister, if you can relate, this episode is for you.

I brought on a gal who knows a thing or two about walking through different seasons and gaining different skillsets – all while staring down the face of fear. Meet Jessica Honegger. She is an award-winning social entrepreneur, the founder and co-CEO of the fashion impact brand, Noonday Collection, and author of the book Imperfect Courage.

What I love about this episode is that while Jessica has that long list of accomplishments tied to her hard work, she breaks down the fear she felt with each decision and why she decided to stop covering up her beginnings and instead embrace them to share with others.

Before founding Noonday, Jessica experienced a diverse journey from real estate to working in a jewelry storeSound familiar at all to your story? 

She shares how the picture was never clear when in the middle of each season, but acknowledges how absolutely nothing was wasted as she turned each of these skillsets into a company with a huge impact.

 

And nothing is wasted in your life either, sister.

 

So if you’re over there like, ‘My skillsets don’t overlap! What do I do with this concoction of experience?!’ – we have your back.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

– The importance of deciding NOW that your WHY is worth the RISK,
– Why courage isn’t actually about fearlessness,
– How the tapestry of your life is being beautifully woven together, you just can’t see it yet; and
– The Sisterhood Effect mindset you need to adapt ASAP.

And if you need a little more motivation today to push through your season of beginning, check out the episode on how I got started into all of this here.

Or if you struggle with a little something called Imposter Syndrome when starting out, got your back on that as well here.

Did you also hear about my BOOK that’s coming out?! For the deepest dive into overcoming fear and stepping into what you were made to do, make sure you pre-order my book HERE. Pre-order bonuses to be revealed SO SOON.

How to Stop Fear from Stopping You with Jessica Honegger

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Self-Care

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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Self-Care

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

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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MORE ABOUT ME

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Home

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Leadership

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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?