The Goal Digger Podcast - Marketing, Social Media, Creative Entrepreneurship, Small Business Strategy and Branding

By Jenna Kutcher

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How do I build my dream job? How do I make money online? Am I ready to leave my 9 to 5? How can I create passive income? How can I grow my Instagram following? And the biggest question of all, can I *really* turn my passion into profits? Welcome to the Goal Digger Podcast where we will answer ALL of these questions and so much more! Week after week, host Jenna Kutcher brings you the the productivity tips, social media strategies, business hacks,, and inspirational stories that can help YOU design your dream career. Jenna shares tangible tips and hacks that she used to become a self-made millionaire in photography, online courses, Instagram sponsorships, and navigating the world of being a #girlboss social media influencer. Along with sharing her best kept secrets, she interviews the best in the industry (Amy Porterfield, Jamie Ivey, Melyssa Griffin, Lori Harder, Cathy Heller and so much more) who will share their secrets to ensure you are seen, heard, (and hired!) With millions of downloads and counting, the Goal Digger Movement is growing every day and now it’s YOUR TURN to hear from the experts, get inspired, and tackle your biggest goals along the way. What do you say? Are you in? Because we believe that work doesn’t have to feel like work. For daily business tips, inspiration, (and free resources!): INSTAGRAM: @goaldiggerpodcast FACEBOOK: “Goal Digger Podcast Insiders” SHOWNOTES: www.goaldiggerpodcast.com

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161: This One is Dedicated to the Haters - Handling Criticism 101
27:16

If you’re pleasing everyone you’re probably pleasing no one - including yourself.

Here’s the thing, you are not going to be able to please everyone. These people that take the time to write you a mean message? They aren’t your people. Focus on the ones that are and the fact that everyone is not going to love you or your message is ok. It’s more than ok.

The more I do this, the more eyes I have on me, my life, my body, my business. Putting yourself out there open YOU up for criticism but I have to remind myself that when you’re doing the big, hard word, people will notice and sometimes it won’t be the RIGHT people but when you can sincerely learn to focus on the good, to keep your heart open, and to protect your energy to be poured into the right things, you’ll become more convicted in your message and you’ll be more prepared to fight for what you really believe in.

“You’re fat.”

“Unhealthy”

“Enough with the underwear pics… you’re a smart girl, you have more things to say, unfollowing.”

“Do you know that your eyebrows are way darker than your hair? You should change that.”

“How did YOU land such a good looking guy?”

“10 emails in 3 days? Go F** yourself. Way to f’in annoy potential clients. F’in idiot.”

“You’re way too aggressive, I’m out.”

You might think it’s all rainbows and butterflies over here in Jenna Kutcher land, and it’s true - we have the most supportive, loving and just all around amazing tribe. But. I’ve found where there is a success, ugly things can creep in and try to attack too. I love to say “More followers, more problems” and a lot of times, we’re fighting battles behind our screens that people never see. I want to dedicate this episode to the haters today and share how I handle criticism.

To prove I’m not invincible, I thought I’d read you some emails that have landed in my inbox. These were hard to find because my team does a good job protecting me from them, but here are a few we could dig up: (I’m thankful that we had to actually dig to find these because it’s a testament to the great people we have supporting us!!)

This episode is dedicated to getting you through the harsh feedback, trolling, and haters. This is for business women, for you, for me. Let's do this.

FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/goaldiggerpodcast/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/goaldiggerpodcast/

SHOWNOTES: http://jennakutcherblog.com/haters 

Jun 13, 2018
160: The BIG Secret To Making a Profit AND A Difference
46:28

SURPRISE! Did you know that you can make a profit AND an impact with your business?

The two are not mutually exclusive and today we are talking to the beautiful and brilliant Jess Ekstrom, the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company she started as a junior in college in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. The company has been featured on the TODAY Show, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Good Morning America and People Magazine.

These headbands have been worn and supported by celebrities such as Lauren Conrad, Lea Michele, and so many more! But most importantly, they've donated over 200,000 headbands to every children's hospital in the United States and 15 countries. Jess was named the Women's Health Magazine Ultimate Game Changer in 2017 and also received 'Entrepreneur of the Year' award from Atlantic BT. AND A Huffington Post article named her a "limit breaking female founder".

In this episode, you'll find out that you shouldn't have to choose between making a living and making a difference. She's passionate about helping others find those collision points and live a more purposeful life. Goal Diggers, without further adieu, Jess Ekstrom!

FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/goaldiggerpodcast/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/goaldiggerpodcast/

SHOWNOTES: http://jennakutcherblog.com/jess

 

Jun 11, 2018
159: Keeping Up With The Kutchers
48:22

Ask Jenna Anything with a major twist…. I present to you “Ask Jenna (and Drew!) ANYTHING”. Yup, that’ right. My husband, Drew, and I are about to dig into your questions revolving everything from marriage to personal all the way to business. (I fielded your questions from both the Goal Digger Insiders FB group and the Goal Digger Instagram... if you’re not hanging out there, you’re totally missing out!)

We are fully covering ALL the nitty gritty details of your questions…

If you’re wondering how we balance business and play, what our relationship story is, what it’s REALLY like to marry a #girlboss (and how Drew truly feels about how much I share online), or how our most embarrassing habits! , then this episode is for you.

Let's jump in!

BLOG: http://jennakutcherblog.com/drew 

FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/goaldiggerpodcast/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/goaldiggerpodcast/ 

Jun 06, 2018
158: Calling All Introverts: How You Can Build a Personable Brand
44:22

CALLING ALL INTROVERTS. I get it, social media can seem like it is reserved for the extroverted, the larger than life, the charismatic. But, friends, you belong- ad you can THRIVE, even if you are more quiet and composed than the others.

There are few people who serve their audience as well as this woman, and I can’t wait for her to teach you about what it TRULY means to wholeheartedly serve your followers (even when you are more shy than not).

Morgan Harper Nichols is an artist and designer, who specializes in making work for people and their stories. Her song, “Storyteller” has garnered over 1 million Spotify plays and her self-published book of poetry by the same title is a #1 Amazon Bestseller in Inspirational Poetry. Morgan lives in Los Angeles, and has made her life’s work about creating for the stories of others, through music, words, art, and design.

She started writing for certain people that came to her mind, however, she would rarely share any of it. When a blog post that she wrote for a group of young women she knew was pinned on Pinterest more than 200k times, she began to explore the many ways that a message could spread beyond what she thought could possible, and she has been creating for others full time ever since. Morgan now works as a writer, designer, and travels as a speaker and performer.

Safe to say, this woman does it all, and with such grace and heart-- I can’t wait for her to teach you about fully utilizing social media to expand your brand, stay in your comfort zone, and turn your followers into FANS.

You have so much to learn from this woman, and I can’t wait for you to hear what she has to say. Goal Diggers, welcome Morgan Harper Nichols!

SHOWNOTES: http://jennakutcherblog.com/morgan

FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://www.facebook.com/groups/goaldiggerpodcast/

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/goaldiggerpodcast/

 

Jun 04, 2018
157: What's a Visual Brand and Why Do You Need One?
33:25

Let Me Give It To Ya Straight:

  • Did you know 30% of our brains are taken up by neurons devoted to visual processing as compared to 8% devoted to touch and only 3% devoted to hearing.
  • People have the ability to process visual information 60,000x faster than text information!

  • 63% of social media is made up of images AND photos on Facebook get 53% more likes than the average post.

  • You have 8 seconds to make an impression and get someone’s attention before they click to something else. That’s shorter than the attention span of a goldfish.

Alright, did I get your attention? Long story short: visuals matter. And today I’m going to walk you through ways that you can share stories through the images, fonts, colors, and styles you are sharing online. I get it, we all know that stories matter but maybe we’re struggling with how to share stories through the images we’re trying to make all "Instagram worthy."

This episode is to show you that visuals of your brand go FAR beyond being aesthetically pleasing or "pretty"- they can truly make you brand and personality memorable, professional, ... and most importantly, move your bottom line.

Ready to post with purpose? Thought so!

May 30, 2018
156: From Bootstrapped to Booming Business
45:48

Looking to start a business and have no idea where to start?!

Goal Diggers, today we are chatting to the brains behind an Instagram account that we have ALL probably followed and swooned over at one point or another. Stacy Stahl is the founder and brains behind HowHeAsked.com – the digital destination for all things marriage proposal. With hundreds of thousands of love-obsessed readers and more than a half a million Instagram followers, How He Asked provides a platform for couples to share their engagement stories. As if growing a mega-successful blog and brand isn’t awesome enough, Stacy is a FORCE. The way she talks is captivating and tangible, and today she is walking you through 1) How to start (and monetize!) a blog 2) Where to invest money in your business and 3) How to priotize your next step and day-to-day activities. Today, Stacy is going to tell us the details of growing a huge Instagram following, what it was like starting a business at a young age, and knowing when to move on with your career! This Episode is full of SO MUCH goodness, and I can’t wait for you all to hear from the wonderful Stacy!

(Like, seriously. Grab a notebook and a pen- you're going to need it!)

BLOG: http://jennakutcherblog.com/stacy

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/goaldiggerpodcast/

FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/goaldiggerpodcast/

 

May 28, 2018
155: How I Doubled My Instagram Growth in One Month
31:32

This title says it all— in ONE month I doubled my Instagram growth. And today I am going to tell you the HOW. The methods will surprise you, the outcomes will shock you, and you’ll find out how you can implement this strategy starting TODAY. You ready, goal diggers? It’s time to share my secrets and I’m holding nothing back!

SHOWNOTES: http://jennakutcherblog.com/instagram-growth

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/goaldiggerpodcast/

 

May 23, 2018
154: How To Ditch Self-Doubt And Live Your Best Life With Melissa Ambrosini
51:29

It’s the most important relationship of all, yet it’s the one that most of us don’t even think about, let alone spend time and effort on improving it...Know what it is? Yep, you guessed it—our relationship with ourselves. Strengthening your sense of love and respect for yourself is the key to experiencing true fulfillment and living your best life.

Some people think that learning to love yourself is as simple as taking some bubble baths and getting an occasional mani-pedi. But as Our guest, Melissa Ambrosini, will show you today, it goes SO much deeper than that—

Melissa Ambrosini is the bestselling author of Mastering Your Mean Girl and Open Wide, host of the number one podcast The Melissa Ambrosini Show, a speaker and self-love teacher. Melissa teaches women how to unlock their full potential, master their inner Mean Girl, smash through limiting beliefs, and ditch the self-doubt so that they can start living the life of their dreams. Named a 'self-help guru' by Elle Magazine her mission is to inspire women to create a heart-centred life one that’s wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy and bursting with love.

I firmly believe that you need to trust yourself wholeheartedly while chasing your dreams. If you can’t “bet on yourself”, how can you expect others to? However, it is NOT always easy to feel confident, capable, whole…. But Goal Diggers, YOU. ARE. ENOUGH. And today, we’re going to teach you how to harness confidence and live your best life!

http://jennakutcherblog.com/melissa

https://www.instagram.com/goaldiggerpodcast/

 

May 21, 2018
153: The Best Hire You Can Make This Year
33:58

If I had a dollar for every time I got the question “Where do I find a Caitlyn or Kate or Danielle”, I’d be permanently retired on a beach in Hawaii. Having just taken 6 weeks off while these ladies ran my business for me, I can wholeheartedly say that investing in my team was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and is at the top of my list in terms of priorities again for this year.

After reading all the questions you guys asked in last week's episode "Ask Jenna Anything About Hiring A Team" I thought I would make a tangible, step-by-step guide in what to look for, how to hire, and the logistics of growing a team.

So, today I want to share to those of you thinking about adding to your team this year, how to identify what role would fit your business best, pick the best person and then what you can do to prepare to hand things over for a smooth transition. And before you think this might not be for you and leave me in this episode, let me challenge you to say that even starting small will make a huge impact and I believe anyone in business can benefit from what I’m going to share today.

May 16, 2018
152: Motherhood + Entrepreneurship: The Balancing Act
41:07

Hey Goal Diggers, today we are diving into a topic that I have never talked about on Goal Digger before…. Balancing both your motherhood and entrepreneurial roles. It’s no secret that these two roles can get chaotic, but there IS a way to do both, and I couldn’t think of anyone better to talk with than Johnna Holmgren of Fox Meets Bear!

 Johnna seems to have the magic secret to balancing ALL THE THINGS.

She is a mother, creative, and author of the cookbook titled, 'Tales from a Forager’s Kitchen’. 
She lives in the woods of Minnesota with her husband and her three girls where they spend as much time as they can outdoors hiking and foraging, cooking and baking, homeschooling and peaceful parenting. (And cleaning up way too many messes from their two dogs, two cats, and a small flock of ducks and chicks!)

It’s safe to say this woman capitalized and evolved both of these roles and intertwined both her motherly side and business side into a really beautiful partnership., and I am so excited to talk to her about how to transition with your career when you have children.

What an episode, what a topic, what a woman. Johnna reminds us that is okay to be fully human-- striving in our careers and also pausing (and melting!) around our children. If I've learned anything in this episode it's that each of our journeys look different, but we just have to tune in to our instincts and do our best, every day.

May 14, 2018
151: Ask Jenna Anything About Hiring A Team
41:43

Hey Goal Diggers! Another “Ask Jenna Anything” Episode! I fielded your questions from both the Goal Digger Insiders FB group and the Goal Digger Instagram (if you’re not hanging out there, you’re totally missing out!)

I was absolutely floored by the amount of responses I got from you guys, and I decided to group them by category! I am still letting you call the shots and am fully covering ALL the nitty gritty details.

Many of you know my story-- a burnt out photographer, blogger, businesswoman juggling (and struggling) with all the balls in the air. BUT finally, I reached a breaking point, took a leap, and outsourced one job… then two.. Then hired a full-time member… and another… It’s been a whirlwind, but the BEST decision I’ve ever made, and today we are covering all the behind the scenes magic of how you can hire your own dream team! Let’s get started!

TUNE IN TO HEAR THE JUICY ANSWERS TO ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS!

(Is your name mentioned on air?!)

Okay, first things first… so many of you asked! So here is a quick RUN DOWN OF TEAM JK What does your current team like? What are their roles? Are they full-time part time? Is YOUR team in person or all online? Caitlyn, Kate, Danielle, Kerry, Steph, Ashlyn, Rebecca, Alex (?)

Morgan K: Jenna! I need help with the struggle of taking my personal brand to hiring. I own a fitness studio, named as me and had so much growth this year. I wonder how to prepare clients I engage with face to face each day that someone else will soon be in front of them too!

Marie W: What I’m currently needing help with is HOW do you go about hiring your first employee? Where do you look? What do you look for? I really need someone to help manage my day to day tasks but I’m terrified of hiring someone who isn’t a good fit

Meagan J: How do you divide responsibilities during a project? And about communication, I know you communicate via slack, but being that your team members are mostly contractors and set their own schedules, are your communications ever lost in translation when someone isn't logged in?

Another from Megan J (above): How do you set expectations when taking on a new team member?

Megan J (again! Love it!): Do you find it difficult to work remotely with your team at times?

Alyssa C: How do you budget for hourly workers? Are they paid a "set" number of hours per week? I loved your episode on hiring your team, but want to hear more about the hourly worker piece, especially with everyone working remotely.

Rebecca T: What is the best way to hire/create a great brand ambassador?

Molly G: How do you, Jenna Kutcher yourself, make time to reach out and offer guidance to everyone, given the huge volume of photographers and fans you have? How do you keep it personal and meaningful? What keeps you from delegating most of this to your support team?

Melissa (Instagram) Have y'all set up a Trello board or anything like that to communicate deadline, ideas, etc?

Blue salad (on Instagram) : How do you handle management of your company with employees and keeping your brand consistent?

Aida G: Hey Jenna, I would love to know how you handle all the projects that you have going on without being overwhelmed (I know you have people working for you - but, you also need to keep track of what they are doing - right?). I just want to learn how I can juggle different projects in the most efficient way. Thanks for all your amazing content:

Corinna-marie (Instagram) Hi Jenna!! My question is is in regards to your amazing team. How did you find them and what is your advice for someone who wants to be on a team like yours! Where can you find those opportunities and how can you best position yourself as a candidate to become a boss babe's employee?

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And, as always, if you have questions for me, I am CONSTANTLY checking our Goal Digger Podcast Insiders FB group and Goal Digger Instagram account to make sure I am answering YOUR questions. I want to see your name in those groups!

May 09, 2018
150: Chatting With a Lawyer: How To Legally Protect Yourself
50:25

Goal Diggers, this episode has the potential to completely change your business… Seriously. Our guest today,Christina Scalera, is the legal attorney and founder behind The Contract Shop, a contract template store for creative entrepreneurs, wedding professionals, and coaches... Christina is a creative as well and soon realized that she could blend her two interests (creativity and law) into a business that brought the benefit of her legal training to help her fellow creatives.

It became clear that my fellow creatives needed legal help-- there wasn’t anything or anyone out there to help them. On the one hand, other legal sites provided contract templates that were too generic and disconnected from the pulse of the creative industry. On the other, hiring an attorney is a difficult process-- you don’t know who is good and who isn’t, and even if you found the cheapest attorney out there, hiring someone to draft your business contracts is an expensive endeavour.

And today we are lucky enough to hear everything you need to know about using contracts in your business …. In this episode, Christina will flip the script on what you think you know about contracts and show you how they're a relationship-building and money-making tool.

May 07, 2018
149: How to Create Less Content with More Impact
24:48

CONTENT CREATION, CONTENT CREATION, CONTENT CREATION! Those 2 words can send chills up a creative entrepreneurs spine. Form blog posts, social media captions, email opt-ins, facebook posts, you name it-- you've got to create it!

BUT If you’ve been around here for awhile, you’ve probably heard me say this - but it’s worth repeating: there is literally no one stalking your business, refreshing your newsfeed or seeing everything you put out into the world the first time. Ok, maybe your mom reads every word - but that’s probably it. Between social media algorithms, busy lives and just an overload of information - I can guarantee most of your audience is missing your great information. Did you know that only 6% of your audience is even seeing what you’re sharing!

Further, we’re hopefully growing our followings and so new audiences are joining your tribe every day - have they seen the great content that you put out and worked hard on? NO.

Let’s not reinvent the wheel and instead, get more mileage out of what already exists rather than feeling the pressure to create something new all of the time. When it comes to content creation, overwhelm probably isn’t too far behind! So today I’m going to walk you through the lifecycle of my content in the hopes that it inspires you (and saves you a boat load of time in the creation process.)

May 02, 2018
148: How She Raised over 2 Million Dollars In Sponsorships...
48:17

It’s awkward, it’s confusing, and it’s often discouraging. What am I talking about? GETTING SPONSORSHIPS. Yup, we’re going there. What do you do when you need funding for an event or business venture? Who do you call? What do you even say? Well, For serial entrepreneur Brandice Daniel, “no” is not the end of the negotiations, it’s only the beginning...

Today, as CEO of Harlem’s Fashion Row and co-founder of the Great Girlfriends podcast, Brandice brings that same passion and determination to her businesses as she strives each day to connect people to their own passions and purpose. Brandice has secured over $2 million dollars for events. She has been featured in NY Times, Forbes, Washington Post, Teen Vogue, NY Cut and more.

Harlem Fashion Row has partnered with Verizon, Prudential, Pandora Jewelry, Target, Smartwater, Covergirl, Nissan, Macy’s, and more, and today, Brandice is going to teach us how we can secure sponsorships of our own!

Apr 30, 2018
147: The Secret To Navigating Marriage as a Bread-Winning Wife
26:35

Alright, Goal Diggers, let’s talk about something that usually is pretty hush-hush in the #girlboss world…. navigating marriage as a powerful business woman. One of the things that makes me laugh (and frankly makes me a little angry) is when I tell people what I do and they immediately follow up their question with a “What does your husband do?” It’s easy to feel like people treat my job like it’s a hobby and that’s partially my fault because I struggle at sharing the scale of my business but when it comes down to relationship roles, I want to share a few of things we’ve learned as my business has grown from non-existent to a 7-figure empire in the span of our marriage.

It can be difficult to be a woman that is striving for more in her career:

  • Goes against traditional gender roles
  • People question your priorities
  • It’s easy to feel like a workaholic compared to peers

Marriage as a #girlboss can look a little different than the storybook we’ve been told, but that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with it! I love the quote, “Be the CEO your parents hoped you would marry!” Ummm, can we get an amen?

In fact, there is so much that can be RIGHT about it… fulfilling relationships, successful careers, comfortable incomes, driven mindsets. But it DOES require a little work, and today I am going to tell you how to make the most of your marriage as a strong, independent, MARRIED woman!

Apr 25, 2018
146: Writing a Book 101 With Rachel Hollis
51:35

Giddy up, Goal Diggers, because today we are digging into Writing a Book 101 with the incredible author and girl boss, Rachel Hollis! Rachel is the host of Dais podcast, and she was such a joy to interview. This rockstart woman is a best-selling author, tv personality, public speaker, CEO, and mother of four. As if that wasn’t enough, Rachel was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the "Top 30 Entrepreneurs under 30” and she is deeply passionate about women in business.

In addition to an online reach in the millions, Rachel has written several books from cookbooks and fiction series all the way to her most recent “Girl, Wash Your Face”. and has one of the most impressive book launch processes I’ve ever seen, and today she is peeling back the curtain and letting us see how the magic happens! If you have ever asked "how to write a book, "how to self publish a book" or "how to get a book published" Rachel walks through each option with tangible advice. From creativity to finances, we are talking about it ALL! If writing has always been on your bucket list, but you don't even know where to start, you are in the right place!

Apr 23, 2018
145: 5 Lessons I Learned from Leading a Mastermind
28:54

Have you wondered "Should I join a mastermind?" "Should I lead a mastermind", or the most common, "What is a mastermind?!"

...You're in the right place.

This year started with a bang as I hosted my first retreat with the Jenna Kutcher Mastermind group. 25 incredible women from all over the country (and Canada) gathered together in Waco, Texas where we spent 3 days diving into their lives, digging into their businesses, and helping them establish the dreams and set the goals they will achieve over the next year.

Throughout the year we will meet up in person 3 times at different locations where we will come together, troubleshoot things in our businesses, learn new techniques and strategies, and commune as a whole. Hosting a mastermind is probably the BEST thing I’ve ever done as an entrepreneur and I am so thankful that I get to lead these women through their best year yet. I’ve talked about why I don’t offer one-on-one coaching in an episode on the show and so today I want to break down the 5 big lessons I learned from leading a mastermind and share a little about our experience.

If you want to gain knowledge in fostering community, building your business, creating meaningful connections, and taking your business to the next level, you're in the right place!

Apr 18, 2018
144: The Secret To Growing a Niche Business
47:10

I was introduced to the amazing Lindsey in my Photo Lab course, and have watched Lindsey's photography business FLOURISH in the past few years.

She gives us her top tips for relocating as a small business owner, targeting your dream client, how to get paid for your passion, starting a small business, marketing yourself in a way that gets your hired, and why investing in education is a must-do.

Today she is going to tell us how she developed her niche of photographing adventurous couples in Hawaii, why she decided to invest in her future, and what she has learned being the girl boss behind an ever-growing photography business!

THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU IF....

If you and your small business could be relocating soon, you NEED to listen to Lindsey's tactics at ensuring you don't just survive, but THRIVE.

You are taking any work that comes your way and not targeting your dream clients. Tune in to hear how Lindsey created sustainable work from a niche-specific business.

If you want to ensure your dream client sees you, hears you, (and hires you!)

If you are debating if investing in education is worth it....

Like I mentioned above, The Photo Lab is what originally introduced Lindsey and me. That's right-- she went from a follower, to a student, to my personal photographer all the way to a podcast guest! In the episode, I tell you about my first thoughts on Lindsey, and how I just knew she would run with the course. I loved chatting with Lindsey about the course in such a genuine, authentic way.

Lindsey bought it right when she was going full-time, and invested in herself fully. She had a vision for where she wanted to go, but didn't know how to get there, and decided to "bet on herself" by signing up for a course. I loved how Lindsey said a course is a "fast track ticket" because it gives you all the information up front that would've taken years to learn.

She couldn't have said it better, "When you spend the money on education and yourself-- you will get that money back. Without a doubt, if you put the work in, you will get your investment back-- and then some."

Lindsey is SUCH a bright light- as a photographer, business owner, student, and just as a WOMAN. I can't wait for you to meet this ray of sunshine, Goal Diggers!

Apr 16, 2018
143: Ask Jenna Anything About Photography
31:13

Ahhhh, sweet, sweet photography. There is simply nothing better than getting behind the lens each and every day. ...

But it’s not always straight-forward. There are many tips and tricks that get engagement, turn followers into clients, and using photography to not only get likes but to drive your bottom line.

Which is why I am SO excited about today’s episode where I am digging into the real life, behind the scenes those instagram photos. This is another session of Ask Jenna Anything dedicated SOLELY to one topic: photography! Today I am answering YOUR most raw, real-life questions about photography. Ready to attract your dream clients, fill your calendar, and get your best photos yet?! Let's do it!

Tune in to hear me answer these questions below!

Christine D: Can I photographer make 6 figures by NOT selling educational classes and such?

Shannon R: How do you convince clients to hire your associate photogs instead of you?

Kari G: I would love to hear more about your Photography...what resources did you use when you were first learning, what tips or recommendations do you have for new photographers?

Elizabeth M: I would love to hear more background on the educational/courses side of your business... What was your first ever course? How did the launch go? Did you build up an audience via your photography business to launch to initially? :) Really just ANY advice about transitioning a business from client work to also offering education on your industry!

Starr M: I want to know more about coping with competition and copycatting. I live in a small town and notice that everyone in the creative industry copies. I live in a community of 1200 and find alot of copycatting going on with other photographers in the industry. If I put out a wood box for my clients, then so does everyone else. If I add an item to my pricelist, so do they. If I change all my wedding packages to 8 hours so do they. I have been just looking the other way, supporting them and being nice and focusing on the next thing for myself...should I keep doing this, or what?

Meredith G: know we talk a bunch about your business but i would love to get back to the genesis of it all, how photography makes you feel how you've changed as a photographer.

Ashley R: -Information about second photographers(how much to pay them, what to expect of them)?

Ashely R: -When should photographers raise their prices?

Brooke J: How did you book 25 weddings in one year? What does serving your bride and groom look like? I'm so interested in hearing more about your photography business growth. I'm currently at a place where I built up my photography business doing all kinds of shoots since 2014 but I have been working full time as a teacher. I'm feeling led to leave my job so I resigned and am now returning to photography full time but focusing on families and weddings. I would love to grow my clients and get my name out there for more weddings.

Shannon K: What freebies can different groups offer? By different groups I mean wedding planners, cake artists, florists, non wedding photography - just an idea or suggestion I get so hung up on what to give as a freebie.

Sandy S: How to book destination weddings/elopements

Mancy C: Do you suggest Styled shoots for photographers to build portfolios?! Any and all details on styled shoots appreciated!

Kari G: I would love to hear more about your Photography...what resources did you use when you were first learning, what tips or recommendations do you have for new photographers? THANK YOU for being you and sharing so much with us!!! You inspire me to keep pushing forward every day!!

Cassie Pannier I'm a wedding calligrapher/stationer, second shooter in training, and starting a wedding creative VA business... I just love the wedding industry in general, I guess. My question is geared more towards the VA side of things, but have you ever "cold-emailed" dream clients in hopes that they would book you? And as I'm sure you receive cold emails all the time... What are some examples of what has worked for you as the recipient of these emails?

goodvibesricci Will you ever have a course on how to be an amazing photographer like you! Like for beginners, your tips on how to be a productive photographer following the bride and groom around without getting in the way but also being there enough to get those intimate shots.. I know you have a course with brit + co, which I am buying Asap but something like photography on location 101 from your prospective would be amazing.

anjie_roseI would love to know what camera you started taking pictures with at first and what lens? Also how did you learn about different lenses and how to take good pictures? Cause girl yo pictures are good!

jneb225How’d you get your first paying photography gig

britneycampbell.bizI'd love some photo tips for a camera shy person. Like how you use the props, what else could work?

And, as always, if you have questions for me, I am CONSTANTLY checking our Goal Digger Podcast Insiders FB group and Goal Digger Instagram account to make sure I am answering YOUR questions. You guys are the fire behind this podcast, and I want to hear from y-o-u!

Apr 11, 2018
142: The Vulnerable Side of Being "Successful"
51:25

Actress, singer, songwriter and entrepreneur Caitlin Crosby knows a thing or two about inspiring others. Growing up in Hollywood and in a family that lived and breathed the entertainment industry, Caitlin has been immered in “success” since early on in her life.

But she felt called to more-- helping others embrace their so-called imperfections, changing our perspective to see flaws as beautiful. Caitlin started giving and selling keys with inspiring messages like FEARLESS, BELIEVE or INSPIRE as jewelry. Her company, The Giving Keys have been sold at Nordstrom, Ron Robinson, Starbucks and over 1,400 other retail stores around the world. ...

But what happens when you “make it”? What is the hidden side of success that creates vulnerability?

Have you ever gotten everything you’ve ever wanted… and still felt a little stuck? I am so thankful for the openness of this incredible woman, and I can’t wait for you to hear her *real*, raw story.

Apr 09, 2018
141: How I Booked 25 Weddings With ZERO Experience
30:30

All my photography Goal Diggers always ask me “how did you book 25 weddings your first year and match your salary so you could make the leap?” I get asked about this SO much and it’s a part of my story that I sometimes breeze over because I’m often on a webinar or speaking at an event and don’t have the time to really dive into it. So today, I thought I’d spill the beans once and for all!

So here are some of the strategies I used to book clients while having no experience and the secret to how the heck you find people who will pay you to do what you love and help you get the courage and the ability to make the giant leap into full-time entrepreneurship.

In this episode you'll hear:

How I set myself up for success with my side hustle

The importance of branding and social media marketing

The strategy behind booking clients

Marketing yourself in an authetnic, unforgettable way

Pricing for profit

I think sometimes people are looking for a magic quick fix easy answer for how to turn your side hustle into a full-time gig. But the truth is - you have to hustle. No idea was too small, every effort was worth pursuing and you have to work hard. That said, along with the hard work there are some fool-proof strategies that I shared in this episode to ensure you are seen, heard, and HIRED.

Apr 04, 2018
140: Why Meditation Is a Must-Do For Success
45:14

I know, I know-- you've heard it before, but Goal Diggers, meditation could be the secret to unlocking your potential. No matter where you are on your meditation journey-- whether you consider it "woo woo" or are already incorporating it, this session with Leah Weiss, PhD. is for you. Leah is an expert on meditation and mindfulness and today she is sharing all the meditation tips with you.

On this podcast episode I start the conversation about why meditation and mindfulness are essential for living your best life.

By the end of the episode you’ll know:

What mindfulness truly is

Where and how to incorporate meditation into your routine (for just 1 minute a day!)

How mindfulness impacts your career path, employees, and work ethic

Why mindfulness is crucial for success

Plus, I’m lifting the curtain to show you my personal journey with meditation, mindfulness, and yoga. This is where Leah will teach you how to slow down, be present, and life your best life.

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GUEST BIO:

Leah Weiss, PhD. is a Stanford Business School professor, corporate consultant (LinkedIn, Google, The Omidyar Group), author (HarperCollins), and public speaker (TEDx, Intuit, Google, LinkedIn, Kaiser Permanente, YPO). Leah is an expert in corporate mindfulness, compassion, and purpose.

Leah also writes (as a columnist) for Psychology Today, the Huffington Post, and the Harvard Business Review. She is regularly called upon to voice her opinion on the topic of mindfulness in the workplace by journalists from a variety of business publications.

Her upcoming book, How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind (March 2018) focuses on how anyone can find purpose in any line of work.

Apr 02, 2018
139: Behind The Scenes of Our Big Move
23:44

Well, Goal Diggers, let’s just say it wasn’t exactly on our vision board, but God had a plan, and everything has fallen into place so perfectly. The big life change is…. we’re moving to Minnesota! Duluth, Minnesota to be exact. That’s right, Drew and I will be moving 6 hours away from our current home and community, and we couldn’t be more excited. But many people are asking:

Why are we moving away from Fort Atkinson?

What prompted the big move?

What does our new house look like?

When are we moving?

What does this mean for business?

And ultimately, why we decided to move away from friends, our gym, our home?

The truth is, there is a lot of behind the scenes of our lives that you don’t always see in social media, and today I am walking you through a more personal story of why we are moving across states somewhat abruptly… I wanted to share a little bit about how this big move transpired and how God’s hand was in every little piece of it and also what our plan is going to be moving forward! This is a HUGE life change for us, Goal Diggers, and I am so excited to let you in on the secrets behind it!

Any advice on moving far distances?! Our last move was only 10 miles, and now this one is across states! If you have any tips, head over to @goaldiggerpodcast on instagram and give me your best moving hacks! Because WE NEED THEM.

Mar 28, 2018
138: From Desperation To Dream Job...
50:10

Jessica Honegger is an award-winning social entrepreneur with a passion for catalyzing others to step outside their comfort zones and live a life of purpose.

Jessica is the founder and co-CEO of Noonday Collection, a fast-growing company dedicated to designing and selling an inspired collection of jewelry and accessories made by Aartisans across the globe. Noonday Collection partners with Artisan Businesses in 11 countries and holds a passion for building a flourishing world that helps to develop them through fair trade. Noonday Collection was featured in Inc. magazine’s 2015 list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America at number 45. Inc. also listed Noonday Collection as the third-fastest-growing American business owned by a woman.

But Jessica's path wasn't always clear... there was never an MBA or capital investment. Instead, there was a real estate stint, a master's degree in education, travels, and mostly, a lot of dreams and grit. This path wasn't straight forward, but it was full of passion, strategy, and a beautiful social entrepreneurship mission. If you're wondering about product development, importing, dignified sourcing, and distribution models, you're in the right place.

Jessica has the most incredible story filled with genuine heart, innovative thinking, brilliant strategy, that has resulted in *the* most successful sustainable fair trade jewelry business in the WORLD. And today you get to hear her story full of twists and turns! Let’s dive on in!

Mar 26, 2018
What No One Tells You About Going Viral
25:48

THE REALITY OF GOING VIRAL: The true story of how we (accidentally) created viral content, grew our following, and got national press... Simply by being who we are.

In case you missed it, our marriage has been on the national (and international!) stage as a post of us in swimsuits went viral. We've gained followers, saw a boost of an engagement, and grew our business all within one whirlwind week.

Sound like a great gig? It was.... and wasn't. In this episode, I tell you everything you need to know about going viral. The wins, the losses (may or may not have gotten emotional reading the "mean comments" on air...), and the final outcome. Was it worth it? It was. Did it have downsides? You bet. And I'm about to fill you in on ALL of it.

If you're on the quest to create viral content, this episode is for you!

Mar 23, 2018
137: How To Balance Being Multi-Passionate
27:22

When people ask me what I do, I always pause and ask myself: “Do they realllly want to know or are they just asking to be kind.” I’m a: wedding photographer, a podcaster, and online marketing educator, I am a public speaker, I have an island rental unit on Maui, I’m a marketing consultant, I sell watercolor prints, I have an online digital template shop, I do brand collaborations on social media… should I continue?

The truth is, if that list hasn’t made it clear: I am passionate about more than one thing and I’ve been lucky enough to pursue each passion while also driving profits into my business because of how I’ve managed those passions.

Where do you start when you have a bunch of good ideas and you want to do them all? Let’s address this because starting is usually the hardest thing... In this episode, I will teach you how to pivot, chase multiple passions, AND create profit.

One of the BEST things about being multi-passionate and having a multifaceted business means that if one branch of my business isn’t performing well or I need a break from it, my business won’t fail. I am not tied to just one piece of my business but have many angles contributing, taking the pressure off of focusing on ONE thing.

In this episode you'll find how you can balance being a multi-passionate human being. Remember those things you’re passionate about, curious about, those aren’t by chance. Those might be your calling.

Mar 21, 2018
136: What You Never Knew About Yoga
49:41

Kathryn Budig is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher and author known for her unparralleled expertise and yoga knowledge.

With over a decade of experience in her field, Budig is one of the greats of the yoga world. In this episode we discuss the hidden side of yoga-- especially in regards to the social media world. Kathryn pulls back the veil on how social media can cheapen the true practice of yoga, and how yoga is so much more than "pretty poses". If you're wondering how to gain more followers, this episode may have you think again. Kathryn reminds us all to slow down, meditate (her tips for mediation and hacks for breathing are perfect!)

Kathryn is one of the most invested, genuine, and authentic people in the world, and today she is telling us allllllll about the ebbs and flows of her career path and how YOU can transition with your work. If you are feeling complacent or trapped in a box in your career, you need to listen to this! You CAN dream big dreams and evolve-- you are not “one thing”-- you are limitless. Let’s dig in, shall we?

Mar 19, 2018
135: 5 Ways to Foster a Team Culture
31:51

A year and a half ago I had NO team. It was just me, trying to run every aspect of my business. For SO long I had my grip so tight on control: wanting to control every thing from my email inbox to my social media strategy from photography, finances, and the list goes on… while I was making it happen, it wasn’t easy and in reality I was stunting my own growth simply because I was too proud to let someone in.

Then I learned how to hire a team. But this is where the real lesson started: how do you bring that team together and promote teamwork, creative thinking, and problem solving?

And I figured it out.

Goal Diggers, we are talking about how YOU can hire a team and grow your business in the process. We are covering everything from:

-The questions to ask your team to ensure you're on the same page

-How to delegate in a way that empowers

-How to pass along ownership (and watch your business grow in the process!)

-The secret to growth and getting feedback in a comfortable way

-Ensuring that your team prioritizes their work well

So whether you have ONE VA or you’re thinking about adding to a growing team, I want to talk about ways you can create a team culture and what that can look like as your business grows. One of the best gifts is being able to run a business that not just affords my life but supports other women and their families plus I have a TEAM of women helping me live out my mission while they are chasing their dreams in tandem. You want in on the secrets? Join in!

PSST: You don't want to miss the freebie in this episode

Mar 14, 2018
134: How to Create and Cultivate Your Best Idea
45:32

So let's say you have a side hustle and you're wanting to turn it into a full-time gig? How exactly do you do you grow your business to that point? Where do you invest your money? How many hours do you work? What does that transition truly look like? How do you make sure your finances, branding, team, taxes, and, heck, YOURSELF, are ready to make the leap? Let's just say there are a lot of questions that small business owners are asking. So today we decided to chat with Jaclyn Johnson of Create and Cultivate-- a brilliant business woman who turned her side hustle into a mega successful (crazy impactful) full-time gig. And her business is all about, well, exactly the questions we just mentioned.... giving small business owners a place to ask their "dumb questions" and teaching entrepreneurs how to collaborate and share their secrets. In this episode we hear Jaclyn's entrepreneurship journey from crazy highs (being a social media strategy prodigy) to crazy low lows (losing her job when the economy crashed), all the way to splitting up with her business partner, starting fresh, and building the company of her dreams. Her story is wildly inspiring and if that isn't enough to motivate you, I don't know what is. This story will remind you that *no one* has it all figured out, and life is a whole lot easier, more fulfilling, and joyful when we Create and Cultivate. Together. Goal Diggers, welcome, Jaclyn Johnson!

Mar 12, 2018
Bonus 015: 5 Ways to Write a Better Bio Page
09:04

Did you know that your “about me” page is one of the most clicked on pages on your website? Yup, people want to know about you and it makes total sense, in order to understand and appreciate what you do, people need to connect to you!

Today I want to walk you through 5 ways you can write a compelling bio section so that the next time someone asks you what you do, you have a succinct, awesome answer on the tip of your tongue.

Because nothing is worse than someone asking, “Well, what do you do?” and you sitting there looking like a deer in headlights and say, “Umm, it’s kind of confusing.” So from answering that question to rocking your bio page, here are 5 things you should include:

1.) Create your headline.

2.) Include something unique about you.

3.) Have a photo of you front and center.

4.) Share a story.

ANNNND THE MOST IMPORANT ONE...

5.) You'll just have to tune in to hear all of this goodness!

If you're ready to create meaningful connection, grow your business, and have clients coming back for more, it all starts with your bio page, and today I'm going to teach you how to rock it!

Mar 09, 2018
133: Ask Jenna Anything about Branding
38:46

Hey Goal Diggers! “Ask Jenna Anything” Episodes are BACK, and better than ever. I fielded your questions from both the Goal Digger Insiders FB group and the Goal Digger instagram (if you’re not hanging out there, you’re totally missing out!)

I was absolutely floored by the amount of responses I got from you guys, and decided to approach this round of “Ask Jenna Anything” with a twist-- instead of the usual smorgasbord of questions, I have grouped them by category! I am still letting you call the shots and am fully covering ALL the nitty gritty details, but in a more focused, topic-specific way! I am super excited about this shift and can’t wait to hear what you think!

You all know I am a branding freak, which is why I’m so stinking excited about this episode!

I truly believe branding yourself and your business well is the single most impactful thing you can do for growth, but I know it can be confusing and frustrating at times. Which is exactly why I am so excited to dig through your “Ask Jenna Anything” branding-related questions and go through a crash course in Jenna Kutcher branding 101! Let’s do it!

TO HEAR MY ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS BELOW, TUNE IN!

Margaret S: How to market yourself without feeling like you’re being pushy/bragging/ too aggressive?

Rachel W: How do you create so many unique domains for your different downloads and other offerings?

Sydney jade creative (Instagram): would love to know how to share my story/ create engaging content that attracts my tribe. How can I write killer copy like you do to share your story, Jenna?!

Lazel farm (Instagram): Would love to learn more about storytelling for your website, connecting with clients, and being your true self. I can’t seem to make the connection to being more authentic online. How do you make the jump from being stiff to more authentic online

Alexis R: How do you feel about stock photos for blog posts? Are they valuable or cheesy?

Mary B: My question: I have a blog, coaching program, an small online Shopify store...and am researching starting a podcast. They are all "mine" under my husband and my name. Question, all three are not branded the same....is it too confusing and not "niche" enough?

Emily D: you talk about marketing to your ideal client. But what about when your business is new needs to grow/build clientele? Should we start with marketing broadly and then narrow down marketing when the business is more established?

Melissa M: I would love to learn more about branding and search engine optimization! It’s like a foreign language... what’s the most important steps? Is there someone you know who rocks with this? Would love to hear more on this!

Serena P: I'm just unsure of how to start and how to find my voice. I don't really know what my "jenna 5" would be, how do I find that?

Carolyn M: I am currently running two separate social media accounts. One for business, one personal. I don’t think I want to merge the accounts, but I’m struggling with how much personal to share on my business account to make me personable yet protect privacy. How do you decide how much of “you” to share while still maintaining a healthy level of privacy?

Mar 07, 2018
132: How She Did It: Running a Chart-Topping Podcast With Cathy Heller
59:46

Awwww, podcasting. What a world. I had to face it, it was time to dig into the journey of starting a podcast, building a brand, climbing the charts, and growing your business in tandem. The truth is, there is A LOT to say about the world of podcasting, and I couldn't think of anyone better to interview than the host of "Don't Keep Your Day Job", Cathy Heller. I recently guested on Cathy's show and was struck by her passion and growth of her podcast! (Fun fact: we were BOTH recently featured by iTunes on the top 10 shows to listen to in 2018!)

Cathy is a inspiration-- and she is also a brilliant business woman and podcaster. I knew she would be open about the nitty gritty process of starting a podcast, and she did not disappoint.

Tune into to hear:

-How to know if you should start a podcast

-Why naming a podcast feels like naming a child. (But, actually!)

-How to get big name guests on your show

-Making an impact with every episode

-How to poll your audience and give them what they want

-Why our first episodes embarrass us AND make us proud

-The mystery of the podcast algorithm

-And allllll the behind the scenes logistics of starting a podcast

I hate to say the cliche of "and so much more", but TRULY, this episode is packed with inspiration, motivation, and advice for every career. Cathy is just so refreshing that her positivity seeped far beyond the world of podcasting! If you are looking for a kick in the pants to live out your potential, you're in the right place!

Mar 05, 2018
Bonus 014: 5 Ways To Outsource Your Life
09:22

Trust me when I tell ya, I didn’t always do things like this. I was that one-woman show who believed she could do it and I lived like that for a few years… I was white knuckling my business and thus white knuckling my life and until I started to loosen my grip on control, I couldn’t see my way out.

BUT (there is always a but...) Once I started outsourcing, I couldn’t stop.

Five ways you can outsource your life and claim back your time! I’d love to remind you guys that time is a non-renewable resource but money? It’s renewable. If you want to have a full life you have to make sure you’re spending each day filling it with the things that light you up and inspire you. Of course, you can do a lot of these things on your own but that doesn’t mean you have to.

Here are 5 ways we are outsourcing our lives this year and let me tell you, it’s been worth every single penny.

Mar 02, 2018
131: 5 Big Lies That Are Holding You Back
34:18

Let's be real, our mindset sets the tone for our entire workday, productivity levels, and ultimately, what we achieve. Everything begins and ends with our thoughts and beliefs. Which is exactly why I felt the need to address some common mental blocks for business, entrepreneurship, and heck, just your life in general. If you are looking to grow your business, leverage your social media strategy, and take your life to the next level, you're in the right place.

Today, I am digging into the 5 big lies that are holding YOU back from living your true potential-- in entrepreneurship, in starting a business, harnessing social media, seeking balance, etc. . From outsourcing to social media, all the way from our productivity tactics and commitments, I am shedding some light on how YOU can be a source of inspiration, motivation, and accomplishment. I am telling you what exactly is holding you back from living your dreams. This may just be our most powerful episode yet...

Feb 28, 2018
130: What No One Tells You About Content Curation
57:47

Have you ever wondered how someone makes their Instagram feed cohesive? Or how a blog post can be so visually beautiful? Today, we are teaching YOU how to build a brand, leverage social media strategy, and carve a name for yourself. Today's guest, Beth Kirby is one of the most creative women I know. In this episode, Beth told us her incredible story of discovering she had bipolar disorder, and how the messy times of her life brought her to here-- where she is an amazingly talented photographer, cook, teacher, and the lady-boss-behind-the-curtain at Local Milk, the award-winning food, travel, and lifestyle blog.

When she's not in the kitchen she spends her time teaching other creative entrepreneurs how to tell visual stories, harness the power of social media, and turn their passions into a living. Her passion is helping people eat well, live well, and work well, and to do it all with mindfulness, ambition, and joy.

I have always DREAMED of having Beth on Goal Digger. She is an absolute game changer in the social media world-- her images, content, and messages are truly so rare and she cranks out beautiful, meaningful content and images daily! Her content creation and image curation are truly breathtaking- which is why I couldn’t resist inviting her on to pick her brilliant brain for ALL things photography, styling, and curating a meaningful visual. This episode is so important to anyone on Instagram, with a blog, working in styling or branding-- basically, this episode for EVERYONE. Without further adou, Beth Kirby!

Feb 26, 2018
Bonus 013: 5 Ways To Be More Social in Social Media
08:06

With recent changes in the newsfeed, it’s important to pivot, be resilient and adaptable and figure out a game plan for rocking social well. Recently Facebook announced that the algorithm would be changing again. The algorithm will de-prioritize content shared by media and businesses in favor of that produced by friends and family. What does this mean? We have to be social on social media and today let’s rock through 5 ways to put the social back in social media! From Facebook groups to going "LIVE" all the way to creating true relationships, we are covering it all!

If you're ready to put the social back into social media and to really boost that engagement not just for yourself but the people you love to follow!

It's time to put some intention behind how you’re showing up online to make the biggest impact and to really implement true strategy into the hours you’re spending on your apps each day!

Feb 23, 2018
129: Ask Jenna Anything... About Social Media
36:53

Ahhhh, sweet, sweet social media. There is simply nothing better than FREE advertising and outreach, and social media strategy allows you to do that each and every day.

...But it’s not always straight-forward. There are many tips and tricks that get engagement, turn followers into clients, and using social media to not only get likes but to drive your bottom line.

Which is why I am SO excited about today’s episode where I am digging into the real life, behind the scenes of those little apps. This is another session of Ask Jenna Anything dedicated SOLELY to one topic: social media! Today I am answering YOUR most raw, real-life questions about social media. Ready to get social? Let's do it!

Tune in to hear me answer these questions below!

Jess W: I'd like to know your posting social media workflow with multiple projects facing close deadlines. I'm drowning!

Stephanie M: what do you do to prep yourself for doing live videos? I hate being on video, but I know FB live and Instagram stories are a great way to connect with your followers.

Amanda P: Also, I'd love to hear more about your travels. That topic has kid of lost its light in your message, but I'd be interested in what/how you pack, and what you do and see!

Kate S (Instagram): I have such a hard time sharing who I actually *am* instead of pictures of my work? I know I need to, but I struggle... Advice on this?

Lauren L: I could listen to you talk about content creation all day long! I know you already have some episodes that cover this, but it doesn't sound to the rest of us repetitive to keep hearing about it

Fuel Goodness (Instagram): would love to know how you’ve grown your social media accounts

Fuel Goodness also asked: would love to know how you leverage your social media to get (paid) sponsorships?

Danielle asks: What do you think is your secret superpower that made people resonate with you? Oh goodness, I mean, naps are my true superpower but I think the ability to show that I'm not perfect in a way that encourages other people to "come as they are" into life, online, and definitely on Instagram. It's about revealing the "imperfections" without making it feel heavy or messy for others but instead it being a gentle reminder that they aren't alone.

Rachael says: I know you say your main focus is on growing your email list, can you explain why it’s still important to grow your social media following and why you still believe in the power of things like Instagram in your biz?

Lauren Nicole: Yesterday, I was listening to your podcast about growing a community on social media but I keep coming back to the same question. It all sounds great if I were selling a service, but I am *trying* to grow a brand/company and am not selling a service but a product? How do you put yourself in your business, make it feel personal, but not have it look "an artist that makes things".

Courtney K (Instagram): what are your thoughts on sponsored content? how do you navigate it? Episode 103

Courtney K Also Asked: how do you maintain authenticity while following sponsored post rules and not being like #sponsored 24/7?

And, as always, if you have questions for me, I am CONSTANTLY checking our Goal Digger Podcast Insiders FB group and Goal Digger Instagram account to make sure I am answering YOUR questions. You guys are the fire behind this podcast, and I want to hear from y-o-u!

Feb 21, 2018
128: What You Should Really Know About Youtube with Angela Lanter
50:18

You may know Angela Lanter from her amazing blog and brand, Hello Gorgeous. This irreplaceable company is filled with fashion, beauty & lifestyle tips, while helping women feel and look her best inside and out.

And that's not where the magic stops, Angela has been making huge waves in the Youtube world. It doesn't take long to see that her Youtube channel is INSANELY good, which is exactly why I asked her to come on the show! In this episode, this Youtube expert provides real life tips and tricks in the most authentic, helplful way.Youtube is an area that I personally have not experimented with so I wanted to bring in someone that I consider to be an EXPERT. If you have been wondering about youtube, going "live" on Instagram or Facebook, or just business-focused video in general, this episode could not be more perfect for you. In today's new release, we discuss everything from video content creation, sponsorships, time commitment, behind the scenes secrets, and truly so much more. With 175,000 subscribers and growing by the minute, welcome the beautiful, brilliant, blogger and youtube star, Angela Lanter!

Feb 19, 2018
Bonus 012: 5 Ways to Boost Productivity Working from Home
08:40

Let’s call it like it is: working from home sounds WAY more glamorous than it really is... and if we are being completely honest, there are some challenges that come along with the "work from home" lifestyle.

I remember the first week I worked from home. I’m pretty sure I didn’t get out of bed, had Grey’s Anatomy on 24/7 and even brought breakfast into bed and ate on a little tray…. Yeah, that didn’t last long because I realized in order to be successful, I actually had to WORK from home. In fact, if you work from home often, you know how hard it can be to peel away from the life stuff happening in the house and dig into powerful, meaningful work. If you're looking for productivity hacks, motivation tips, and tactics that'll help you improve your life in general, look no more! Let’s talk about how you can be more productive working where you live and living where you work. You ready?

Feb 16, 2018
127: 10 Things I’m Afraid To Tell You…
42:06

Wow, hitting “publish” on these episodes always make me feel a little nervous (...and so stinkin’ vulnerable). But I think the internet needs more real, more raw, and I’m going to do my best to fill that void.

TODAY’S NEW EPISODE: “10 Things I’m Afraid To Tell You…”

From our fertility journey, my finances, (um, my hygiene habits), one of the hardest parts of our marriage, andddd…. One last one that I’m actually kind of afraid to type in a caption.

I feel like it’s time again to reach out and talk about some of the behind the scenes things that are happening in my life that I haven’t really put out into the world: for fear, because of insecurity, or just because they were too close to my heart so share on such a public forum… until now.

Feb 14, 2018
126: This 23 Year Old Is Chasing Her Dreams...
50:23

Marie Wold is a force to be reckoned with. At the young age of 23, she has created a loyal following, graduated college, and has crafted an irreplaceable brand in the saturated fitness market. She has brains, heart, and is one of the most business savvy ladies I know.

On this episode we chat everything from:
-Sticking out in a saturated industry,
-The vulnerability involved in living a public life,
-Creating a business with purpose,
-How to pivot in your work -Social media marketing tactics,
-And setting ambitious goals.

Safe to say, we covered it ALL. This woman is about to rock your world. Tune in to find out how Marie is writing her own rulebook, harnessing what makes her unique, and building a LONG-LASTING social media empire. You can't miss this one, Goal Diggers!

Feb 12, 2018
Bonus 011: The 5 Apps I Can’t Live Without
08:25

It’s time for a Friday 5 and today I’m sharing the 5 apps that I can’t live without - I know, I know, sounds dramatic but maybe you’re curious on what my go-tos are when it comes to my trusty iPhone and maybe some of the tools I’m using each day could help simplify your life! Let’s break it on down on what apps I can’t live without...

From social media strategy to workforce productivity all the way to meditation, these apps are absolutely crucial to my day to day life.

Alright folks, another short little show with big impact! Time to rock your phone with intention, ya ready?

PSST: Did I miss any great apps? Head over to @goaldiggerpodcast and let me know what I need to download next!

Feb 09, 2018
125: 5 Lessons I’ve Learned from Joanna Gaines
29:04

When I wrote down goals for this podcast before I had recorded a single episode, she was at the top of my list for hopes on who to interview. It’s no secret that Joanna Gaines is my spirit animal, after watching her for years, she’s become a woman of inspiration in my life.

You might know her as the queen of shiplap, the wife of Chip, the mom of four littles, and the mastermind behind Magnolia. Beyond just being an HGTV goddess, I’ve watched and learned so much from Joanna Gaines and since my biggest goal when starting this whole show was to have her come on the podcast, I figured I’d record an episode about what she’s taught me over the years just from watching her navigate the growth their business has seen.

We are covering all the Joanna Gaines basics: being so authentically yourself, navigating living a “public” life with grace, chasing your faith, becoming a branding guru, and .... (any guesses on that 5th one?!)

Beyond the shiplap and perfectly styled kitchens, I’ve been watching a woman who is changing lives through her ability to create connections while still maintaining what’s most important to her and through listening to the calls she is getting as her empire continues to grow and expand. I think we should all tag Joanna on Instagram and get her attention, because I’d love to hear her own take on her journey and what it’s looked like as they’ve navigated each season in the public eye!

What do you say, Goal Diggers? Cheers to THE lady, Joanna Gaines!

Feb 07, 2018
124: Real Talk: Race, Inclusion, and Diversity
46:54

Wow. This episode, y’all.

Talk about vulnerability and hard conversations...

Recently, it was pointed out to me that I have lacked diversity in my guests on Goal Digger, and I was so taken aback... because it was true. And I hadn’t even realized...

This moment struck me— was my privilege so strong that I had grown blind to my mission for TRUE community? Made up of all colors, sizes, backgrounds? Before this epiphany, I had already asked my amazing friend, Lauren Taylor, to join us on the show... and I just knew that we had to have an honest conversation on this topic. Lauren is bold, authentic, and allowed for a fully human, incredibly candid conversation on race, inclusion, and diversity in the creative industry.

Lauren shared her honest heart (and her incredible brains!) with us in this episode while sharing personal experiences with racial profiling, lack of diversity... and how she keeps making her mark in the world— on her own terms.

I don’t know how to summarize this episode except that we WENT THERE— true stories of race, diversity, and inclusion.

The biggest takeaway? We can all do better. We NEED to do better.

Feb 05, 2018
Bonus 010: 5 Secrets To Managing Stress Better
10:43

Over the last 6 months, I’ve gotten serious about learning how to manage my stress better and in that, I’ve taken away a lot of tips that have kept me more mindful and allowed me to handle stress in new ways without it reeking havoc in my life or taking me prisoner to outside circumstances I can’t control.

So there you have it, 5 ways I’ve been focusing on managing stress better! It’s funny, after we did our testing for fertility and I found out my cortisol levels were off the charts, I started to see stress in a new way. In fact, I wasn’t feeling stressed at the time. I felt clear, in control of my business, and excited about what’s next but when I started to realize that maybe I had just gotten used to operating under high stress, I started to see that each day I have an energy bank and I can choose where my energy is going. I want it to go to positive, impactful, intentional facets of my life and stress isn’t serving me (or anyone else.)

I started to let go of more things, be more forward in conversations, set better boundaries, and pay attention to the stressors on my life and how they are impacting me, my work, and my life.

One of the most common misconceptions about stress is that we need to figure out how to reduce is but stress usually relates to things outside of our control so instead of trying to reduce it, it’s more important to learn how to manage it! That's exactly why I am sharing my FIVE biggest stress management tactics on today's bonus episode-- So when life happens, you’re equipped. You ready to dive in?

Feb 02, 2018
123: The Secret Behind My Most Liked Instagram Posts EVER
29:28

As entrepreneurs, we often try and turn our social media feed into one big marketing pitch: proving that we are experts, sharing our products and services daily, signing our own praises and sharing testimonials, but let me tell you something: every single human being out there is struggling and sometimes when we can share that struggle, it can make more of an impact in this world than any marketing pitch ever could.

So many people ask me how I grew my social media following-- like I have a secret and the truth is: I don’t really believe that secrets exist. I grew my following because I became a master at creating connection online… the kind of connection that leads people to talk about me like I’m their best friend and the same kind of connection that leaves people telling their friends about me. That, my friends, is the secret to growth: serve the people that are showing up for you SO well that they come back and they bring friends.

It’s no surprise that I’m a big fan of social media analytics. I LOVE numbers, in fact, in episode 15 I shared that I was afraid to tell you how obsessive I can get with numbers. For me, in a creative world where very few things are concrete and measurable, numbers give me relief and so when I started to dig into my Instagram analytics, I wasn’t entirely shocked at the results, in fact, I smiled because 90% of my top performing posts had nothing to do with marketing or anything that I was selling, they had to do with something I’m passionate about and something I’m struggling with: body confidence.

Now, hear me out before you think I’m about to tell you to show up online in your underpants (because I’ll be honest, I know you probably won’t do that… although I have to tell ya, it’s not as scary as you might think.) Sometimes the things we are most insecure about, most scared to share… those are the things that will form the deepest connections.

Jan 31, 2018
122: What You Should Really Know About Sharing Your Faith With Jamie Ivey
47:43

Goal Diggers, I am teaming up with a fellow lady boss podcaster, the incredible Jamie Ivey of the Happy Hour Podcast! Jamie has always inspired me with her ability to be so vividly authentic and so relaxed in sharing her faith, no matter what platform she is on. She truly emits her faith (and her humanness!) in every interaction. When she talks blatantly about it, it never seems preachy or intense-- it just seems very real, very inviting. I love her voice, and I think we all have something to learn about sharing our true selves: whether it is our faith, our struggles, our ambitions-- whatever it is, Jamie is about to show you how to emit your true self on this wild little online world we live in.

Also, Jamie is a past radio show host (yes, really!) so it's safe to say that she is a phenomenal interviewer and provided for one of the most well-spoken interviews we've had. We covered everything from:

-Content creation

-How to start a podcast

-How to write a book -

Bringing personality to your brand and social media -Her adoption journey

-Her faith mission

It's safe to say we covered ALL of the bases with this phenomenal woman, and I cannot wait to hear what you take away from today! If there is a specific tidbit that helped you, let us know at @goaldiggerpodcast on Instagram. We can't wait to hear from you!

Jan 29, 2018
Bonus 09: 5 Mindset Shifts To Take You To the Next Level
08:23

Today I want to talk about something that can absolutely transform your life. Any guesses at what it is? Here are a few hints … it is free… powerful… and invisible? That’s right, folks, your MINDSET can absolutely change the course of your work, relationships, and life in general!

Alright, guys, bare with me. MINDSET MATTERS. You can consider it woo-woo or faith or whatever you want, but I truly believe in the power of manifesting your goals, cultivating a grateful life, and genuinely believing in yourself and your path.

That’s why on today’s new episode I give you 5 mindset shifts that you can embrace starting TODAY. And the best part? This episode is a short and sweet 10 minutes, so if you’re looking for a quick listen (with a BIG impact!), you’re in the right place!

Jan 26, 2018
121: The Personal Questions You’ve Been Dying To Ask Me….
48:38

WOWZA. This episode release is making me feel more vulnerable than just about any release yet....

Ever since my sister started managing Goal Digger, she has been trying to convince me that listeners *genuinely* want to hear about my LIFE-- not just business topics. Say, what?! My little life in small-town Wisconsin is considered interesting?!

But, sometimes little sisters can convince you of crazy stuff, and we put together our first episode dedicated solely to answering listener’s most-asked personal questions about my life! (Still crazy to me!)

Tune into this episode if you want an authentic look into my everyday life and most monumental moments. Everything from my faith story to my favorite netflix shows all the way to “the one thing I wish I could tell my future child”....

This one is real, it is raw, .... (and you just may hear your question and name mentioned on air!)

Jan 24, 2018
120: Who Else Is Seeking Balance?
53:11

Goal Diggers, you are meeting one of the biggest players on team Jenna Kutcher, Danielle Prahl.

Danielle is the epitome of a Goal Digger: a self-made tech brainiac, a momma, and one of the smartest, kindest, most encouraging women I know. She works behind the scenes for me in SO many ways: growing my email list, creating opt-ins and funnels, and dreaming big dreams right alongside me.

I had Danielle on the show to talk about her unique journey and her uplifting, but “no excuses” attitude. Danielle is one of the hardest working, most innovative thinking women I know, and her wisdom is going to rock. your. world.

Danielle has transitioned from a workaholic woman to one of the most balanced, wise, even-keeled people I know. In this episode she will help you find the peace and stillness within the chaos of life and help you create the life you’ve dreamed of!

You can’t miss this one, Goal Diggers. Meet, Danielle Prahl!

Jan 22, 2018
Bonus 08: 5 Ways To Add Personality To Your Brand
09:24

We’re learning more each day about the power of human connection. People are far more likely to trust a business that has a personality behind it. While businesses may have been able to get away with only sharing their products in the past, I think consumers are getting better at spotting and blocking promotions, paid ads, and sales pitches. It simply isn’t enough to only share your work anymore!

One of the biggest things I’ve seen this year is a shift toward more authenticity and vulnerability online and through that, more depth of the connections we’re making with our clients, customers, and followers. If you really want to take people from simply followers to true fans, it’s time to focus on creating a brand that shares more than what you have to sell.

On the episode I share my Jenna Kutcher 5 method where I take five categories of my personal brand and just rotate through them (including a business thing or two!), but where I strive to create connection points beyond what I am selling. Created a well-rounded brand will give people a reason to follow you even if they aren't currently on the market for what you're selling!

Ready to share your heart *and* grow your biz?! Let's dive on in!

Jan 19, 2018
119: Behind The Scenes of My 332K Launch
37:19

I talk a lot about launching and why I love teaching online courses but this episode is going to get super technical and break down the behind the scenes of our fall launch of The Photo Lab! Now, this wasn’t our biggest launch ever monetarily BUT it was by far the smoothest launch we have ever led and for me, that’s the biggest win. I have cracked the code to a smooth, successful launch and I'm ready to share it with you!

Trust me, I have lived through bad launches-- the kind where it sort of feels like you are in fight or flight for a week straight? Yup, I've been there. But with minor tweaks along the way, our team has designed a fool-proof way to slow down, systemize our process, *and* still move the bottom line.

Are you ready to up your launch game or are just looking where to start? Here is my step-by-step formula to a happy, relaxed, (and profitable!) launch! Let's do this!

Jan 17, 2018
118: What Nastia Liukin Learned After Her Gold Medal
49:53

Nastia Liukin’s crowning achievement was at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, but winning five medals was only the beginning for this golden girl.

After returning home, she graced the pages of countless magazines and appeared on various TV shows, while even being chosen as one of 2009’s most influential people by MSN Lifestyle, and graduating from NYU. She remains an ambassador for the sport, and continue to uplift women in sports everywhere.

But her path wasn’t always clear after the Olympic Games. Nastia gives us an incredibly open, vulnerable look into her unique path and what it feels like to “believe your best work is behind you”. Whether you are a sports fan or not, this episode is incredibly relatable: from family dynamics and movin' into a new city, all the way to shifting careers and setting big goals, Nastia is undoubtedly going to inspire you to dream big dreams, set even bigger goals, and work your tail off every day to live your best life.

You can’t miss this one, Goal Digger. (PSSST: I have a feeling her story is going to leave you speechless....)

Jan 15, 2018
Bonus 07: 5 Ways To Serve Your Email List
10:24

So maybe you’ve started an email list, or you’re thinking about bit but you’re wondering: what in the heck will I send out to people and how can I handle that extra work? Maybe you’ve figured out a (non-spammy) way to ask people to join your email list and you’re watching people subscribe and it excites you - but you're also a little scared that you’re now committed to actually sending them emails and you’re not sure where to start or how to hit “send” with confidence.... sound familiar?

Today, I am telling you my biggest secrets, tips, and tricks as to how I grew my email list by over 100,000 (!!!) in 2017 alone. If you currently have 0 subscribers or 10,000- this episode is for YOU.

BONUS: Listen to this episode to find out how you can claim your spot in my 100% free email list building webinar! Spots are limited!

Jan 12, 2018
117: The #1 Thing Your Business Needs Right Now
27:14

3 reasons you need a list EVEN if you’re a << Insert ANY Business Here >>

Here we go with round 2 of a mini list building series I’m doing on the podcast this week. It’s the first time I’ve taken two full episodes back to back to talk about one topic. Why? Because it’s just *that* important. We got so many questions from you guys on email marketing when we polled my audience about your questions, fears and where you’re getting stuck - so tune in to episode 116 if you haven’t already - it’s a good one!

A common question I want to tackle that we got was “why do I need a list if I’m a … photographer, florist, graphic designer, product shop …) and I want to get across to you today that whether you’re a service, product or education based business, list building and serving that list through email needs to be your NUMBER ONE PRIORITY in the new year. It’s definitely mine, in fact - one of my goals is to grow my email list larger than my social media accounts combined (yes, really).

So let’s jump in and talk about why an email list is the ONE thing you're missing (it won't take me long to convince you, I promise.)

PSSST: Bonus! The shownotes on this episode are unreal helpful! Head over to jennakutcherblog.com/email/ if you're READY to make 2018 your year!

Jan 10, 2018
116: Ask Jenna Anything... About Email Lists
38:26

SURPRISE! “Ask Jenna Anything” Episodes are BACK and better than ever. I fielded your questions from both the Goal Digger Insiders FB group and the Goal Digger Instagram (This seems like a good time to tell you, if you’re not hanging out there, you’re totally missing out!)

And I decided to tackle this round of questions from listeners with a twist. Instead of the usual smorgasbord of topics, I have grouped them by category! I am fully covering ALL the nitty gritty details but in a more focused, topic-specific way-- and the name of the today's game is EMAIL LISTS.

That's right, your biggest questions about email lists, answered on air. Everything from starting at ground zero all the way to creating opt-ins you dream client can't resist.

Email marketing is such a big, scary topic... but it truly doesn't have to be! If you’re wondering how to get people to sign up for your list, what the heck to say to them or if the fears of tech or staying consistent or not sounding too pushy are things keeping you from implementing an email marketing strategy for your business, then this episode is for YOU.

Jan 08, 2018
Bonus 06: 5 Things to Do For Your Business in 2018
07:56

It's a new year, you're going gangbusters on setting goals and dreaming up what the next 365 days can hold for you and your biggest dreams.... with that, you're probably feeling a little overwhelmed, a little lost, and you're wondering how you're going to tackle all these goals (and still have a life!) I hear ya, I got ya, today I am sharing the 5 biggest, best things you can do for your business in 2018!

From huge game changers like building your email list all the way to minor tweaks like "saying NO more", we are covering it ALL.

And ensuring that 2018 is YOUR year. You in?

Jan 05, 2018
115: The Best Kept Secret for Setting Goals You'll Actually Achieve
26:47

You would think with a name like “goal digger” I would be a giant fan of goal setting but the truth is, in the past, it hasn’t always worked for me. It’s that time of year again - the goal setting central time of year when everyone creates resolutions and announces them to the world in hopes that maybe it will actually stick.

Now I don’t know about you - but a lot of times I totally flop and fail on these goals and I usually start writing in a planner and by February 2nd, I don’t even know where that planner is and I haven’t written in it for two weeks. I’ve tried and tried to crack the code on how to approach New Year goal setting and I FINALLY figured out a few hacks that helped me not just achieve my goals but crush them.

...and today I'm letting YOU in. Let's make 2018 OUR year, eh?!

Jan 03, 2018
114: How She Did It: Use Client Feedback To Transform Your Biz
40:01

"Done is better than perfect" is a phrase you've probably heard me say a million times on this podcast, but it's only because I believe in its message so darn much! But, I get it, it is straight up HARD to put yourself out there-- flaws and all- but guys, there will never be a perfect moment! Start today, adjust as needed, and grow!

Which is exactly why I couldn't resist asking the adaptability queen, Bethany McDaniel, onto the show. Bethany owns the most incredible, all-natural skincare brand Primally Pure, and has adjusted her sails constantly along the way. In this episode, Bethany tells us how she made the "jump" into pursuing her hobby as a business and how she blew full steam ahead despite the imperfect beginning stages.

Not only is her story crazy inspiring, but she also gives her top tips as to how YOU can engage your audience, receive feedback, and GROW your business. We'll cover everything from how to receive your feedback (both good and bad!) all the way to tweaking your product (and BONUS, you'll hear this expert's TOP tips for glowing, radiant skin!) Not only is this super episode relatable-- but is SO important for moving your business forward! As we approach 2018, it's time to live out our mantra: DONE IS BETTER THAN PERFECT. Let's make stuff happen, Goal Diggers.

Jan 01, 2018
Bonus 05: 5 Ways To Make More Money
08:36

Another bonus Friday 5 episode comin' at ya... and it's our last one! That's right... Our 1 year & 2 million download celebration of bonus episodes is coming to a close... But lucky for you, this final one may just be our best one yet.

Let me guess, the holidays drained your savings and you're looking for ways to earn a few extra dollars. I HEAR YOU. Which is exactly why I made this week's episode where I am giving you 5 simple ways to make more money (no boring investment talk included)! That's right- it's time to add to a little cushion to the ol' bank account and the new year is the perfect time to set new financial goals!

These are *not* your run-of-the-mill boring tips like "save more" (duh.) These are some different, new (and fun!) ways to add more zeroes to your bank account! We are talking about everything from how your groceries can save you money all the way to making money *while* you shop (yes, really!) What do you say? Let's make 2018 our best (and most profitable!) year yet!

PSSST: Did you love these quick, informative "Friday 5" bonus episodes?! We only committed to doing them in December, but are always open to bringing them back if you loved them! If you're going to miss these short and sweet sessions, let us know! You may just be the voice that brings them back...

Dec 29, 2017
113: The Biggest Lessons I’ve Learned in the Last 365 Days
34:05

At the end of last year I did an episode reviewing those 365 days... It’s wild to look back and to see this show was just starting, and this year I got to really take a step back and stare my triumphs and trials in the face as I created THIS episode to help review what 2017 held for me.

I’m always challenged when I pull together lists like this because while a year can feel impossibly long at times, it totally flies by in a blur. Creating this show helped me slow down, celebrate, relive some of the finest moments, and pause on the things that didn’t quite go so well. (And I also created a totally free, totally impactful 2017 review/2018 goal setting gift for YOU in this episode!)

It’s funny, isn’t it? It’s easy to discount the impact that 365 days can have on a life but when you really slow down, when you really compare, when you really dig deeper, so much can be backed into one single year and today I want to share what worked well, what didn’t work, and where we are headed in the new year. Everything from finances to our incredibly difficult miscarriage all the way to missions trips and body image... 2017 was a whirlwind, and I am so thankful for YOU- the Goal Diggers who have been there every step of the way.

Let's cheers to 2018 together, eh?!

Dec 27, 2017
112: Navigating Being a Girl Boss in a Man's World
46:32

We're talking about something we've never discussed as a topic before... What it truly looks like behind the scenes to be an insanely driven woman in a man's world. Now, it's not all bad by any means, but there is some common inner dialogue that happens with many of us Goal Diggers, and it can be hard to navigate being a lady boss in a man's world.

So today I invited the brilliant stylist Emma Natter as she shares her story of how she transitioned from a future as a stay-at-home-mom to primary breadwinner of her home! The tidbits in this episode are not only super relatable but also wildly motivating!

Emma is absolutely a breath of fresh air and such a versatile woman. Just hearing her story made me so proud of this brilliant, inspiring group of girl bosses we have in this community. We are defying the norms, you guys. Or should I say, you ladies.

Dec 25, 2017
Bonus 04: 5 Things to do Before Picking Up Your Phone
08:34

If you rely on your phone for an alarm clock, something tells me that instead of turning it off when it wakes you up, you go down the rabbit hole of checking all your messages, opening every social media app, and checking out your inbox before your feet even hit the ground. While it's tempting to check in on what happened overnight (ya know, while you're busy doing a thing called: sleeping) implementing these five things into your morning routine can keep you grounded, help you be more productive, and increase your overall wellness.

What would your life look like if you took an extra 10, 20, even 30 minutes to start your day off right? If you make these tweaks and spend a little time reflecting, stretching, moving, and prioritizing, you'll feel more focused, more excited, and more grounded as you enter your workday. These tiny tweaks to your routine can make a GIANT difference in your daily life!

Dec 22, 2017
111: How to Find Your Secret Sauce and Stand Out in a Crowd
32:24

Question for you: What makes YOU different? Chances are you might stammer or need to collect your thoughts before you answer this… Which is EXACTLY why I created today’s episode (and BONUS quiz!) “How To Find Your Secret Sauce and Stick Out From The Masses”! Yes, that’s right-- a quiz AND episode devoted solely to helping you find your niche and OWN it! My best advice is to take the quiz, hone in on your "secret sauce" and then listen to the episode to fully capitalize on it! I cannot wait to give YOU my top tips to ensure that you are felt noticed, heard…. And hired!

IMPORTANT LINK: secretsaucequiz.com

SHOWNOTES: jennakutcherblog.com/

 

Dec 20, 2017
110: 5 Ways To Reset When You're In a Funk
44:56

WOW. This episode is a GAME CHANGER. As we approach 2018 and the season of resolutions, this episode could not come at a more perfect time. In this episode, I chat with "reset" guru, Katie Den Ouden, and we discuss everything from nutrition to business and relationships, and everything in between.

The best part? Not only are we discussing these heavy-hitting topics, we are are giving you tangible tips to TAKE CONTROL of them. We need to stop being complacent in our diets our lifestyles and our ambitions, and we need to start taking control of our circumstances! Join us as we discuss how to take a step back and "reset" everything from your diet to your business plan. If you're looking to lose weight, build last relationships, change your career, or grow your business (...or ALL of the above!), you cannot miss this episode! 2018, We are comin' for ya!

Dec 18, 2017
Bonus 03: Five Ways To Market Yourself (FOR FREE!)
07:40

5 Proven Ways to Market Yourself for FREE: That's right. 5 surefire ways to get your brand, your voice, and your product seen! The very best part? Every single thing I'm telling you is FREE. From advertising to social media, all the way to growing your email list.... We are digging into it ALL in under 10 minutes! (Yes, really!) I am not only going to teach you *which* tools to leverage, but HOW to use them to their highest ability! These free business resources will revolutionize the way you get the word out on your business, your brand, and your voice. Ya ready?

Dec 15, 2017
109: The One Writing Exercise That Can Change Your Biz
31:36

Raise your hand if you feel boring? Well, good. That means you’re normal and not an egocentric, self-infatuated human. Tell me, have you ever scrolled through Instagram and wondered: how are these people SO interesting and here I am just punching that time clock or working on the couch every day? Yeah, me too, but here’s the deal: YOU ARE INTERESTING!

Today I am going to guide you through an exercise that an absolutely transform your brand, your business, heck even the confidence in yourself. It’s something that I have done and continue to do in my business as my brand evolves but it’s something I challenge every entrepreneur to do, this exercise will help you on those days you feel like you have nothing to say, nothing interesting to share, nothing to add to the world.... Simply put, this ONE writing exercise will revolutionize your business!

Dec 13, 2017
108: Radically Change Your Business With This One Simple Method
46:26

Ever wonder the secret to a profitable, thriving business? What about raising successful kids? To fully living our your potential? Or finally losing that last 10 pounds? Chances are, you are searching for answers in one (or more!) of these areas, and today, we are addressing it one by one.

Here are the facts: You *are* holding yourself back-- in your career, your relationships, your personal development. Join us as we interview Lauren Handel Zander-- creator of The Handel Method and author of "Maybe It's You". Her innovative method is taught at MIT, Standard Graduate School of Business, NYU, and across the globe. And now you get the inside peek!

Tune in, to hear Lauren, the genuine, bold woman who is telling you to cut the crap and get back to your life's purpose.

Dec 11, 2017
Bonus 02: The 5 Podcasts I CANNOT Live Without
07:36

Hey Goal Diggers, we are continuting the celebration of our 2 MILLIONTH download with another edition of Friday 5! This week we are covering the FIVE PODCASTS I absolutely cannot live without! From the top of the charts favorites like "How I Built This" all the way to "Online Marketing Made Easy With Amy Porterfield", "Building a Story Brand With Donald Miller", and "Off the Vine with Kaitlyn Bristowe", I am covering ALL the bases. These shows keep me on my toes week after week, and have been game changers in my business- AND my life. Find out why these shows are the one I invest my (sacred) time to listen to! (Psssst: What do you think that fifth one is? The answer may just surprise you!) From business, marketing, inspiration, and beyond, this list is sure to leave you feeling motivated, refreshed, and ready to dig those goals! Happy Friday, friends!

Dec 08, 2017
107: The One Thing No One Tells You About Working From Home
29:50

Alright, goal diggers… This is a topic that I have personally wrestled with but have rarely talked about, and I think many of you can relate. WORKING FROM HOME CAN BE STRAIGHT UP HARD. People often glamorize working from home and having your own schedule, but there are some challenges we just don't talk about, aren't there?

It can be lonely and draining and it is easy to go literally days without seeing anyone besides your roommate or husband. We’ve all been there . I used to be a self-proclaimed “hermit” until I realized that I genuinely needed outside interaction to be my best self. So if you're like me, in today's show I share how I combatted the loneliness that can come when you work for yourself from home with my top 10 tips to navigating loneliness in working from home.

Working from home will be lonely at times, almost without fail! But you can take charge and make small changes in your daily routine that’ll leave you feeling renewed, energized and fulfilled! Let's do this!

Dec 06, 2017
106: Harnessing Your Skills To Craft Your DREAM Job
40:51

Caitlyn Jeffery is my go-to gal and the first lady I ever hired. She is an absolute powerhouse of a woman and true do-it-all-er. A mom, wife, and the Jenna Kutcher brand manager, she used to own her own business as a virtual assistant until she went full time for my team. Since joining my team she has transitioned from email inbox support to podcast supporter all the way to course content and logistic management. Remember when I said she was a do-it-all-er? I MEANT IT!

But even though she can do it all, doesn’t mean she should- which is why she is the perfect person to chat with about using your specific strengths to capitalize on her role.

Stop letting your titles like "manager", "assistant", "executive" define who you are. "It's easy to wrap yourself in your title", but you need to really look at who you are at your core when you take away your title. "Things change, circumstances change, and who you are at your core- is what your focus should be on your life... and your business as well!". This episode is all about using YOUR strengths to craft your dream job! Goal Diggers, It's time to peel back a layer and really look at yourself.

Dec 04, 2017
Bonus 01: 5 Ways to Increase Your Productivity
08:35

Welcome our Friday 5: We're doing something new around here to celebrate our ONE year anniversary of The Goal Digger Podcast! To celebrate I'm dropping 5 favorite things in under 10 minutes every Friday for the month of December (and you're lucky, there are 5 Fridays this December!)

To help us celebrate, take a screenshot of you tuning in and share it on social media so that I can see when you're tuning in! It's such a fun way to share the show and to connect with ME, because nothing makes me happier than knowing you!

Today I am sharing 5 ways to increase your productivity! The truth is, we all need more hours in the day but what would happen if you spent your hours the RIGHT way, doing focused work, and getting more done in the same amount of time?

Steal my 5 hacks that will help you rock each work day and disconnect at the end of the day knowing you got done what you needed to! These are the habits me and my team have adopted in our quest to boost productivity and create more work/life balance!

Love these extra shows? Tell us about it! Hop on over to Instagram and find us @goaldiggerpodcast to let us know what you think!

Dec 01, 2017
105: The Things You’re Dying to Know…
41:14

GUYS, it's one of my favorite episode formats, "Ask Jenna ANYTHING"! Every so often I tune in to answer YOUR biggest questions! From the big topics like what my marriage is like or my ONE "impossible dream that I am a little afraid to say outloud", all the way to the small things (with big impacts) like what my morning routine looks like or what type of diet I follow- YOU GUYS ASK IT ALL! And I'm answering!

While I wish I could dedicate full shows to your questions, a lot of times the responses are brief. This is my best method to answer your questions, give you a behind the scenes look into my life, marriage, home, fashion and of course mac and cheese recipes and connect with you, the listeners. If you have a question you’d love answered, join our Goal Digger Podcast Insiders group on Facebook and once a month you can share your biggest questions and maybe I’ll answer it (and mention you!) on the show!

Nov 29, 2017
104 : EVERYTHING You Need To Know About Finding Your Niche With Lauryn Evarts
38:49

Wow, wow, wow. This episode... this woman. Chances are, you are probably following the incredible Lauryn Evarts, AKA "The Skinny Confidential" on some (or all- let's be real!) forms of social media.

Lauryn is an absolute powerhouse and the epitome of someone who saw a void in the world and did everything she could to fill it. And today she is teaching YOU how you can focus your passions, specialize your business, build a personal brand, and generate profits-- ALL by solidifying your niche and *owning* it.

Lauryn has created an irreplaceable brand and mission on her own terms-- and now it's your turn. Today Lauryn is showing us that YOUR niche is out there waiting-- now, all I have to ask is- are you going to chase after it?

Nov 27, 2017
103: Want to be a Social Media Influencer? Here’s how!
31:46

I get asked A LOT of questions. About the Instagram algorithm, course launches, Facebook groups... but this question is different.

"How Did You Become a Social Media Influencer?"

And I'm letting you IN. On how I got started, how I got to this point, what a "social media influencer" actually is... and how YOU just may be a perfect fit.

I want to give you the nitty gritty insight on how to rock the work as an influencer regardless of if you have 5,000 or 100k followers.

Interested in sponsored posts, profits, followers, and natural outreach? Thought so! Let's have some fun!

Nov 22, 2017
102: Getting Published 101: How to get featured and gain exposure for FREE
42:44

Find out why getting published is "...one of the most impactful avenues that entrepreneurs aren't utilizing...." Well, folks. Today, I am introducing you to the first person on the officially unofficial Jenna Kutcher's "Smartest Person I Know" list ;) Meet, Meghan Brown, owner of "2 Bright Lights" and an incredible resource for creatives and event professionals wondering “How do I get my work published?!”

Meghan's mission is connecting creatives with publishers, and teaching them how to get the word out on their work. She is a creator herself, a musician, with a brilliant branding, business, and event planning background.

SIMPLY PUT: she knows the creative world inside out and knows all the nitty, gritty details about getting creatives published-- and is ready to share them with YOU.

TUNE IN TO HEAR:

-Real life examples of the power of getting published (Hello, free advertising!)

-If Meghan, a publishing expert, could only describe the publishing world in one word, what would it be? (It’s not what you’re expecting!)

-How to submit your work to your dream publications -What publicists are looking for when they go through submissions

-Why "no" often means "not yet"

-How one publication can give you exposure for months (and years!) to come

-ONE THING you can work on towards getting published NOW

-And SO much more.

If you're ready for a crash course in Getting Published 101, you're in the right place. Find out why this is THE one thing your work is missing...

“Don't wait. Don't wait until you have that event of your career. The time is now. The opportunity is here. And you need to move publishing further up your to-do list”

Nov 20, 2017
101: The Lessons I've Learned from 100 Podcast Episodes
31:44

100 podcast episodes (and nearly 2 MILLION DOWNLOADS later!), it’s absolutely surreal to be recording episode 101! What a year, what a journey on Team Jenna Kutcher in producing this podcast content and sharing it with YOU, the listeners. When I started this show, I wasn’t sure where it would go, what it would lead to, and how it would impact not just my business but YOU, the true goal diggers doing the hard work. As we approach 2 million downloads on this show, I thought it would be fun to share the 5 big lessons I’ve learned in creating the Goal Digger Podcast and share some of the things I’ve loved and loathed when navigating growing this show to be one of the top female-led business podcasts out there! Tune in to hear my biggest podcast strategies, tips and lessons on content creation, authentic work, Are ya ready? Let’s dive on in!

Nov 15, 2017
100: She Shared Her Story and Now The World Knows Her Name
53:08

Join host Jenna Kutcher as she interviews the Lebanese-Canadian author, poet, speaker and educator, Najwa Zebian. Interviewing this inspiring, relatable woman left us inspired to embrace our own unique journey on finding one's voice and pursuing business.

The purpose of this interview is to inspire us, encourage us to practice self-care, and to motivate us to find fulfillment in our work as we set and chase new goals. You may recognize Najwa's two self-published books, Mind Platter and The Nectar of Pain. She is an absolute breath of fresh air in the writing community and beyond.

After a personal experience of being silenced, she has made the decision to string her words in a way that resonates with every soul at a deep level. Her mission is to give a voice to anyone who feels silenced. Within less than two years of publishing her first book, she now inspires hundreds of thousands daily to dive into the depths of feeling in a courageously daring, yet beautifully liberating way.

Ready to feel inspired, motivated, and self-assured? You're in the right spot!

Nov 13, 2017
099: The Simplest, Most Overlooked Methods To Creating Better Content
32:39

I get it. Your days are full of writers block, busy to-do lists, and you haven’t updated your blog in months. I see you, and I get it. Because I’ve been there. But I’m not anymore.

What if I told you that content creation didn’t have to be time-consuming or draining? What if I told you there are a few secrets to getting out of a rut and back to the art of it all? Are you ready to save time and make money all while extending your brand? Then you are in the right spot!

Today I am digging into The Jenna Kutcher Team’s go-to content creation tactics that will relieve stress, extend your brand, and, you guessed it, generate profits!

When you can be strategic and intentional with your content, the world opens up to you! Interested? Thought so!

Nov 08, 2017
098: Everything You Need To Know About Changing Careers
43:16

You asked, and I’m answering: the story of hiring my family. That’s right, I recently hired my little sister, Kate Eskuri, full-time onto Team Jenna Kutcher, as The Goal Digger Podcast manager and producer. So what does a podcast manager do and why did she choose Kate? We are giving you ALL the details. From her transition from nursing to business all the way to my transition from sister to boss…

While this episode is my personal journey, it can be applied to anyone who is feeling stuck, uncertain, or like they might not be in the right place when it comes to a career.

Tune in to hear thoughts and inspiration if:

1) You’re working in job that you don’t like.

2) You are wanting to make your side gig your full time job

3) You’re thinking about working with family and don’t exactly know how to navigate it.

4) You are someone who needs a kick in the pants to follow their instincts and live boldly

5) You are a multi-passionate person and don’t know where to focus your time and energy

Sound familiar? Thought so! Let’s do this!

Nov 06, 2017
097: Steal My Best Tips for Facebook Groups That Turn Followers into a Community
32:42

Join host Jenna Kutcher as she discusses how Facebook groups can revolutionize your business! Are you ready to create community, leverage your career, and form a resourceful, invested following? Thought so! Tune in to hear how you can turn a distant follower into a true fan. This episode is a game changer..

Nov 01, 2017
096: How YOU Can Eat Your Way To Business Success (Psssst: It’s not about Calories)"
51:18

Join host Jenna Kutcher as she pairs up with Sarah Adler, author of Simply Real Health cookbook. Tune in to hear us dig into holistic nutrition choices, quality ingredients, and how to fuel your work by making positive eating choices. Hear how how your food choices can impact your energy, mood, physical health, .... and your business? You heard that right! Tune in to hear how you can feel better, lose weight, and take charge of your eating choices TODAY! (Pssttt and the information has nothing to do with calories!)

Oct 30, 2017
095: The "After" of Miscarriage: 5 BIG Changes to Move Forward
36:03

Today’s show is a little bit different than our normal episodes, but a lot of you have been asking and following up on our fertility journey. So I wanted to share 5 major lifestyles shifts that I’ve made, and I’ve changed A LOT of things. Whether you are walking through fertility struggles or someone you know is, the purpose of this show is to provide hope, insight and encouragement to know that you are not alone.

Oct 25, 2017
094: Sharing The Hard Stuff: How To Do It and Why It Matters
50:34

Today I get to introduce you to a very good friend of mine, Jacqui Saldana of Baby Boy Bakery. I came across Jacqui in one of the hardest and darkest times of her life when she lost her sweet son, Ryan. Today we're talking all about navigating grief, fostering a community and what it looks like to run a giant platform online. I can tell you from hanging out with Jacqui in person that she is nothing short of remarkable and her story today is sure to inspire you. I promise that you are going to be walking around in wonder of how incredible and precious life truly is!

Oct 23, 2017
093: 5 Things to Do So You Can Actually Take Time Off
30:39

As you're listening to this, guess what? I'm chilling on the beach in Hawaii and I am so excited to share today how it is that I prepare for time away from my business. Being an entrepreneur for the last 6 years, I can be honest in saying that I haven't rested very much but I knew this was the year that things had to change. I want to share the 5 strategies that I use to prepare for time away and it is time that you know how you can plan so that you can take yourself out of your business (and trust that it won't crumble)!

Oct 18, 2017
092: Steal Amy Porterfield's Best Live Video Hacks
47:05

Today I am hanging out with a woman that has inspired in so many ways over the years. Her name is Amy Porterfield, and you might have heard of her from her incredible podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy! Amy is the woman that got me onto podcasting (I started listening to her years ago) and I still look to her for inspiration.

Now I am just so thankful that I can call her a friend! In this episode Amy and I are talking all about live streaming Facebook Live and how it can impact your business, how to create a strategy around it and how we manager our Facebook groups for our students. This episode is filled with so much tangible information and I cannot wait to see how you put it to work in your business!

Oct 16, 2017
091: Passive Income: 101. How YOU Can Make Money While You Rest
31:25

Today I’m talking all about the path to passive income! We hear this term thrown around in the entrepreneurial world all the time, but what does it actually look like? As entrepreneurs, how can we be pursuing it in our endeavours and what does it look like in my own personal experience? In this episode I’m walking you through the different ways that you can create passive income funnels in your business and at least start think what the future looks like you as you pursue passive!

Oct 11, 2017
090: How Your Limited Mindset is Limiting Your Life
42:53

Today I am hanging out with my incredible friend, Lori Harder (you just "might" have seen her on the cover a few fitness magazine)! She is sharing how different mindsets can really affect the way you are impacting the world: from the way that you are raised, to the values that have been instilled in you, to the dreams and goals that you are setting for yourself. Lori is opening up about her life to us so that we can see how long it took for her to truly "make it." This woman is one heck of an inspirational human being and I am so grateful that you get to hang out with her today!

Oct 09, 2017
089: 5 Reasons My Business Didn't Fail
37:21

Today I am sharing with you the 5 reasons why I believe my photography business didn’t fail! Unfortunately, the statistics are staggering on how many entrepreneurs and their dreams will be crushed by the 5-year mark, so here’s how I was able to find success in a really saturated industry. Whether you’re a photographer or not, this episode will give you the real pillars of entrepreneurial success!

Oct 04, 2017
088: Social Media: How Much of What We See is True?
49:40

Today my guest is Jenni Radosevich, from the amazing blog I Spy DIY! Jenni has had a pilot show on HGTV, she’s written a book and she’s had a product line – doing it all from Milwaukee, Wisconsin! We are going to talk about the smoke and mirrors game that is social media, because what things look like to the outside world can be completely different than what is really going on behind the scenes. If anything, you’re going to feel a little more normal and a little less alone after listening to this interview!

Oct 02, 2017
087: 7 Things You NEED To Be Doing During Your Off Season
34:00

Today I’m really excited to share with you what you need to do when business is slow! Notice that I didn’t say “if” – I said “when”! Because at some point in your career or dream chasing, things are going to feel a little slow and instead of sitting around and refreshing your inbox hoping that a new sale has landed at your feet, I want to put you into action. In this episode I’ll be sharing 7 things you need to be doing during this slow seasons so that you can get BUSY!

Sep 27, 2017
086: The Crazy Impacts of Social Media
44:27

On today’s show I’m hanging out with the incredible Erin Treloar, the founder of Raw Beauty Talks, which is an amazing organization that’s bringing awareness to our media use. You’ve probably seen me post a few #Realstagrams or Raw Beauty Talk posts, where they are unfiltered and just simply me! Erin has been such an inspiration to me, and you are going to love our conversation about the impact of media and how to turn it around to do good. Watch for what she says towards the end of the interview - it totally boggled my mind!

Sep 25, 2017
085: How to Write Killer Blog Posts
27:46

Today I am sharing my 3 biggest tips on how to write killer blog posts. A lot of people are telling me that blogging is dead, but I know that is not true! We just really have to adapt and be resilient in the way that we are creating and sharing our content, and how we are actually inviting people to take part in it!

Sep 20, 2017
084: Behind The Scenes of a Course Launch
42:45

Today I am hanging out with the incredible Australian, Kate McKibbin. She is behind the Secret Bloggers’ Business and we are taking you behind the scenes into our recent launches. We reveal what it looks like to launch an online course, how to know when you’re ready to teach and we give some of the tips, tricks and strategies that we have learned along the way!

Sep 18, 2017
083: We've Launched an Online Shop (Here's Why!)
30:16

Surprise…we launched a shop today! ShopJennaKutcher.com is live, and it feels like Christmas here! This is something we have been working on behind the scenes, and today I’m going to tell you all about the ins and outs of creating an online shop – what’s in it, who we created it for and the hilarious story about how it came to be!

Sep 13, 2017
082: The Secret to Finding Your Brand Voice
44:42

Today I am hanging out with the incredible Jordan Dooley of SoulScripts. I’ll be talking with her about how to find and craft your own brand voice. Jordan shares what it looks like to stay inspired and how to keep a pulse on what your audience needs. This girl’s energy is through the roof – I can't wait for you to hear this one!

Sep 11, 2017
081: Workflows, Client Experience, Inspiration, Oh My
41:49

Today I am answering your biggest questions that you wrote in with. I absolutely LOVE hearing from you, the listeners, and I get to do that inside of our private Facebook community! You’re wanting to join, am I right? Head over to GoalDiggerPodcast.com and there is a spot for you to click on so you can join the community where I am hanging out every single day. Go ahead and grab your opportunity to have your question answered on the show!

Sep 06, 2017
080: The BEST Ways to Avoid the Inbox Time Suck
45:25

Today I’m introducing you to my Hogwarts-loving friend, Abby Grace of Abby Grace Photography. She is going to walk you through how to create true systems within your email inbox, because let me guess - your inbox is a major time suck! Today’s episode is filled with so many nuggets of wisdom all about how you can get back to doing what you love!

Sep 04, 2017
079: 10 Things to Do If You Want to Have a Podcast
31:51

Today I am talking all about being a podcaster and sharing 10 things to do if you are thinking of starting your own show. Hopefully this episode will give you a little behind-the-scenes look at The Goal Digger Podcast! If you want to access today’s show notes (and grab a freebie which will give you an even deeper look into the world of podcasting) head to JennaKutcherBlog.com/79!

Aug 30, 2017
078: How to Share the Hard Stuff and Inspire
46:27

Today I am hanging out with the inspiring Amber Lilyestrom. Amber has been through a lot in her life and she has learned the way that you can craft your story into your message and turn it into something super meaningful that will change the lives of others. I am so thrilled that I get to introduce you to somebody so truly incredible like Amber – her story will bring you to tears.

Aug 28, 2017
077: Why Pinterest Needs to Be Priority
28:43

Today I am sharing why Pinterest needs to be a priority in your business and marketing plan. I’m going to share how I went from ZERO to 10X’ing my web traffic using only Pinterest – in one year flat! I’m also giving you the opportunity to learn how you can do the same thing in a free masterclass that I’m offering. All you have to do is go to www.TeachMeToPin.com and jump in if today’s episode is leaving you curious or wanting to learn more about how Pinterest can totally transform your business!

Aug 23, 2017
076: Tackling Anxiety and Prioritizing YOU in Your Business
44:05

Today I am hanging out with my favorite NYC gal, Kat Harris from The Refined Woman! We are going to talk about navigating those hard seasons, working through burnout and what our personal health looks like as entrepreneurs. As well, we also discuss how to create a true community and the way to approach collaborations. If anyone can talk about all this good stuff in one episode, it’s Kat!

Aug 21, 2017
075: Ask Jenna Anything
43:12

Today I'm doing something fun and introducing an "Ask Jenna Anything" series on the podcast! This way, once a month I can answer listeners' questions on an episode and connect with you a little bit more intentionally. I'm so excited to do this, so stay tuned in the upcoming months as I take a poll and answer your biggest questions on air.

Aug 16, 2017
074: How to Stay Creative and Tackle Your Next Project
38:05

Today I am interviewing the incredible author Emily Freeman, and we are talking all about life: feeling purpose, giving ourselves permission, staying creative and how to tackle your next project with ease so that you know that you are creating your best work. There are so many quotables in this episode, you're probably going to want to grab a pen!

Aug 14, 2017
073: 5 Ways to Supercharge Your Email List Growth
33:53

Today I’m going to walk you through 5 different ways that you can supercharge your email list growth and to help get you starting to think BIG when it comes to your email marketing strategy. I’m going to share some of the ways I have been able to grow my own list to over 75,000 people, and increasing every single day. Want more good stuff? Along with today’s episode, I want to personally invite into my training called What to Say, When to Say It: The Creative’s How-to Guide to Email Lists. All you have to do is visit www.GrowAnEmailList.com to sign up, and I’ll see you there!

Aug 09, 2017
072: Navigating The Tough Seasons of an Entrepreneur
49:01

Today I’m joined by amazing friend of mine, Rhiannon Bosse, and we’re just going to have a real conversation about some of the tough seasons of being an entrepreneur. We’ll look at how to tackle these times, how sometimes it can feel so isolating and what it looks like as you navigate through those challenging seasons. No matter where you are in your business, you’ll likely stumble upon struggles, so today it’s all about true life and what we’ll face as we chase our dreams.

Aug 07, 2017
071: Why I Don't Offer One-on-One Coaching
26:15

Today I am answering the question of why I do not offer 1-on-1 coaching and what I’m working towards instead. I’m so excited to kind of reveal this new passion project and also just explain the different types of mentorships that you can seek as an entrepreneur. I also explain how I was able to uplevel my business through mentorship and how this looked for my journey. You can access the show notes at www.JennaKutcherBlog.com/71 !

 

Aug 02, 2017
070: Chasing Slow and Keeping it Real
42:01

Today I am spending time with the incredible Erin Loechner. Erin is an author who’s had her own HGTV.com show, and this girl has been blogging for the last 13 years! She is an absolute inspiration when it comes to living authentically and defining what “chasing slow” can look like (and it might not be what you’re thinking)…

Jul 31, 2017
069: How to Graciously Say No
25:58

Today I am sharing something that I feel like a lot of us struggle with, because at the core of our beings we are people pleasures. I want to talk about how you can graciously say “No” (without feeling guilt), and what that’s looked like in my journey as an entrepreneur, in my business and personal life.

Jul 26, 2017
068: Coaching Session: How to Outsource the Right Things
57:37

Today we’re bringing back the coaching sessions on The Goal Digger Podcast! In this episode, I’m hanging out with the incredible and sweet Carrie Moe of Type A Society and we’re going to talk through some of the growing pains that they’re currently experiencing as a super successful business. We’re going to look at how she can automate more, how to hire and expand her team the right way and how to really understand running a bi-coastal business in the best way possible.

Jul 24, 2017
067: 5 Things To Do Before You Leave Your 9-5
34:24

Today I am sharing the 5 steps that I took before leaving my 9 to 5 job and I’m walking you through all of the different things I did before making that leap into full-time entrepreneurship!

Jul 19, 2017
066: What Failing on Shark Tank Taught This Entrepreneur
48:03

Today I’m hanging out with Liz Bohannon, the founder of Sseko Designs, who I was first introduced to by a “little” show called, Shark Tank! I am a giant fan of the show, and now I like to call Liz a really, really quick best friend. I’m so excited to share her brilliance and vision for changing the world for the better!

Jul 17, 2017
065: Why Instagram Pods Might Be Hurting Your Business
27:44

Today I’m talking all about Instagram Pods – what they are and why I don’t necessarily think they are the perfect solution for your algorithm woes. I’m just breaking down some of the things that I’ve been working on in my Instagram strategy and passing the information on to you!

Jul 12, 2017
064: What is a Mastermind and Why You Should Join One
46:00

I am so, so excited to introduce you to the amazing Amanda Bucci! I met Amanda this year in our mastermind and today we’re going to talk all about what a mastermind is, how to join one, why we picked the one that we did and how it’s really propelled our businesses forward. If you’re wondering how you can uplevel your business while learning from amazing educators, joining a mastermind might be the right option for you. In this episode, I want to share all about our experiences and what it’s been like so that you can decipher if it’s the perfect fit for you.

Jul 10, 2017
063: Hiring, Finding, and Growing Your Dream Team
39:28

Today I'm breaking down who is on my team, what they do, how I pay them, how I found them and how you can build your own dream team! Guys, I'm showing you how I went from having zero team members to a full girl squad in one year (and the amazing difference it has made in my business)!

Jul 05, 2017
062: From Dream to 600k+ Followers - The Evolution of The Everygirl
36:28

Today I’m hanging out with Danielle Moss of The Everygirl. We’ve already heard from her partner-in-crime Alaina, but this time we are going to share Danielle’s story of how she became part of something so big and inspiring!

Jul 03, 2017
061: What Miscarriage is Really Like
47:37

Today I’m sharing some of the struggles we have recently been walking through with our second miscarriage. I’m just really opening up our story in the hope that it will help other women feel less alone and to really just remove the veil and taboo that follows the world, “miscarriage.”

Jun 28, 2017
060: How to Be An Intrapreneur and Make a Difference
44:44

Today I’m hanging out with Kayla from Healing Waters, an organization that I am crazy-passionate about and I’m so excited to share her journey in the non-profit sector. Healing Waters International is a not-for-profit mission helping many countries get clean drinking water for communities that do not have that essential life source, and in the process changes the lives of everyone they work with.

Jun 26, 2017
059: Why You Need a Brand Not a Business
31:41

Today I’m going to talk about why you need to actually build a brand and not just a business. I’m so excited to deep dive in and share something that I’ve been studying a lot lately and have put into practice in my own business so that has worked extraordinarily well!

Jun 21, 2017
058: How to Make Facebook Ads WORK For You
43:04

Today I’m introducing you to a very special woman who serves my team, Kerry Swetmon. Kerry runs my Facebook ads every single month and helps me with my overall strategy. I am so excited to talk about the world of Facebook ads in this episode because it’s been an integral part of growing my business, and Kerry is an absolute expert with them! I’m even sharing how much money I’ve spent on Facebook marketing over the last five months and although the number might totally shock you, I can tell you that it’s been absolutely worth it!

Jun 19, 2017
057: Understanding Who and What an Ideal Client Is
30:57

Today I’m going to break down who your ideal client is, what an ideal client is and how you can transform your messaging to make sure that you are actually reaching the people that you are dying to work with. It is time to ensure that every person who signs on the dotted line is the right fit for you so that you can stay fired up, passionate about the work that you’re doing and to keep making the biggest impact possible!

Jun 14, 2017
056: How Knowing Your Numbers Will Transform Your Business
47:51

Today I’m introducing you to the incredible Shanna Skidmore. Shanna is an expert when it comes to helping other entrepreneurs tackle their finances and know their numbers. By doing this, even the biggest goals seem achievable through defining what is “enough.” I’m excited for this one because I think it’s something people shy away from. As a numbers addict, I am one person who can tell you that knowing your numbers will provide both clarity and confidence, while allowing you to say “Yes” to the right opportunities, and “No” to the things that might not be the perfect fit!

Jun 12, 2017
055: Knowing Where to Invest in Your Business
32:32

Today I’m going to share how to know where to invest in your business, because as entrepreneurs and dreamers we’re being pulled in millions of different directions! We’re told that we need all of these specific things in order to find success, so knowing what to do can be so confusing. That’s why I’m going to walk you through five different places where I think you’ll get the most bang for your buck and I want to share my own story about how I bootstrapped my way through starting my business - while working a full-time corporate job.

Jun 07, 2017
054: Using Pinterest to 10x Your Website Traffic
41:31

Today I’m interviewing the incredible Melyssa Griffin, who is an absolute genius when it comes to Pinterest! She’s going to be sharing tips and tricks for using Pinterest to boost traffic to your website and to help you be seen by your ideal clients. We use the techniques she talks about in my business, and it has taken us from ZERO referrals from Pinterest to it being the #1 way people are landing on our webpage. As always, we have a freebie waiting for you at www.GoalDiggerPodcast.com to help you navigate the waters of Pinterest! 

 

Jun 05, 2017
053: The Best Ways to Market Yourself for FREE
27:26

Today I’m sharing the best places to market yourself for free, and trust me, as a bargain hunter myself there’s nothing better than seeing value for zero dollars! I’m going to lead you through four different ways to do this and give you the tips, tricks and strategies on how to better use the free tools that are available to your business.

May 31, 2017
052: Should You Work With Family in Business?
50:22

Today we get to do something we’ve never done on the podcast – talk to two guests (who just happen to be sisters)! Meet Laura Hooper of Laura Hooper Calligraphy and her sister, and partner-in-crime, Alyssa Law. I’m so excited to talk with them about establishing their different roles in the business, what it’s like to work with family and how they’ve evolved from just starting with calligraphy all the way to offering international workshops and even writing a book!

May 29, 2017
051: 5 BIG Secrets to Boosting Your Instagram Engagement
31:13

Today I’m going to share 5 ways to boost your engagement on Instagram and I’m going to teach you how to manage the changes that continue to be implemented every day with the app that we so dearly love. I cannot wait to lead you through this mini-training and to encourage you to really focus on your level of engagement so that you can beat the algorithm - once and for all.

May 24, 2017
050: Automating Your Business
36:57

Today I’m talking to Laura Roeder, the founder of Meet Edgar social media automation software. We’re going to talk all about growing a team, starting a new idea and why automation might be the next step for giving you more freedom as an entrepreneur!

May 22, 2017
049: Creating Community through Social Media
36:32

Today I’m going to share how to create true community and connection through social media and the way that you’re sharing your life online. I’m really excited to have this conversation start with you and end with ways that you can actually grow your community!

May 17, 2017
048: Creating a Business with Impact
39:31

Today I am interviewing Ashley LeMieux of The Shine Project and we’re going to talk all about how to create a business with a big impact. If you have a heart for mission or are trying to use your business to better the lives of others, this episode is going to blow your mind!

May 15, 2017
047: What to Do When You've Been Copied
27:37

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 047. Today I want us to have a conversation that needs to be had, and it’s something that’s likely going to happen to you as you pursue your biggest, your best and most creative work. What do you do when someone else copies you? I want to work through the steps you can take, the options that you have and the ways to learn how to let it go, put your head down and focus on creating your own very best work.

May 10, 2017
046: Being Too Legit (and Legal) to Quit
39:56

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 046. Today I am talking about being too legit to quit with Rachel Brenke, The LawTog. We’re going to talk all about the legal aspects of owning a business and why it shouldn’t be the scariest thing on your to-do list.

May 08, 2017
045: How to Leave a Legacy
30:29

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 045. Today’s episode is in honor of my sweet, incredible, spunky Grandma Pat. I want to talk all about how we can choose to leave and write our own legacies, day-in and day-out. I have been so reminded and touched by the power of a legacy and so today it is time to dive into your “Why” and talk about the tough stuff.

May 03, 2017
044: From Bachelorette to Mom (and everything in between)
34:05

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 044: You might know her from a TV Show called The Bachelorette, but I know her as a dear friend in my life. Today I’m hanging out with Desiree Hartsock, who met her incredible husband Chris on the show and they now have a sweet baby together. We’re going to talk all about navigating being on TV, how to know when you’re being called to do something that might feel uncomfortable and what it is like being a new momma while running your own empire!

May 01, 2017
043: Navigating Relationships as an Entrepreneur
26:26

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 043. Today I’m talking all about how to navigate relationships as an entrepreneur. I think it’s something a lot of us struggle with, but very few of us actually talk about! Whether we’re talking about our spouse, friends, family or even our community or competition, it is so important that we shed a light on such a serious matter (and have some fun while we do it)!

Apr 26, 2017
042: Creating Unforgettable Client Experiences
48:12

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 042: Today I am talking with my friend Bonnie Bahktiari, and we’re discussing how to create an unforgettable client experience. I’m also going to be sharing why this doesn’t necessarily need to cost you money! This is an episode that you’re not going to want to miss….

Apr 24, 2017
041: Approaching Collaborations with Emily Knotts of Crisp Interiors
42:48

You’re listening The Goal Digger Podcast Episode 041. Today I’m hanging out with Emily Knots of Crisp Interiors and we’re going to talk all about the collaboration process and how we teamed up for The Kutcher Condo! You can see their handy work at www.TheKutcherCondo.com - we would absolutely love to have you stay with us!

Apr 19, 2017
040: Understanding Your Why
43:54

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 040. Today I am so honored to be interviewing one of my sweet friends, Katie O. Selvidge, who is the founder of Cottage Hill Magazine. Katie is going to lead us through some of my all-time favorite life-changing exercises that really get us back to the heart of our Why, and ask the tough questions we so often avoid. I truly hope that you take the time to go through these exercises that we do today to really discover what it is that you’re working towards and where you’re headed with your dreams.

Apr 17, 2017
039: 6 Secrets to Less Work, More Life
27:21

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 039. Today I'm going to be sharing the 6 secrets to less work and more life. I truly believe it isn't about working harder, it's about working smarter and I want you to be able to step away from your screen and step back into your life. 

Apr 12, 2017
038: Pushing Boundaries in Media #noretouching
43:11

You’re listening to the Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 038. Today I am so excited to be speaking with Stephanie from Aerie. Aerie is one of my all-time favorite companies and one of the things that I love so much about them is that they don’t re-touch any of their models! In this episode we get to talk about pushing the boundaries in media, how to go against the flow and what the day-to-day looks like as one of the social media managers for Aerie.

Apr 10, 2017
037: 10 Tips for Launching Your Next Big Idea
36:24

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 037. Today I’m super excited to be sharing 10 of the biggest tips that I’ve learned in launching. Whether you’re thinking about launching a new website, brand, product, service, course or offering, whatever that looks like for you, I’m going to dissect it all. Taking these steps will help you ensure your next launch is a giant success!

Apr 05, 2017
036: Purposefully Slowing Down with Katelyn James
46:58

You're listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 036. Today I'm inviting my sweet friend Katelyn James, an incredible photographer, educator and now a mother, onto the podcast. We talk all about purposely slowing down and recognizing the need for different seasons in our lives and in our businesses, and how this relates to marriage, parenting and entrepreneurship.

Apr 03, 2017
035: 5 Ways to Heighten Personal Wellness
34:31

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 035. Today I’m really excited to walk you through some of the best tips I have for establishing a self-care routine, making it a priority in your life and business and making sure that your cup is always full – so that you are able to pour into others in the most brilliant of ways!

Mar 29, 2017
034: Hiring Associate Team Members and When You're Ready
49:42

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 034. Today I am chatting with Nancy Ray and we are talking all about how to hire and choose the right associate team members when you’re ready to expand your team. I’m so excited to deep dive into her photography business and to talk about how mine has evolved over the last 6 years. We are going to get down to the nitty gritty and the fears that come along when you consider whether you should expand or not.

Mar 27, 2017
033: 6 Lessons I Learned Growing a 6 Figure Photography Business
40:39

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 033. Today I’m going to uncover the 6 big lessons I learned growing a 6-figure photography business over the last 6 years. Now I also wanted to let you know that coming up very soon we are going to have 5 FREE trainings (with Q&As at the end) on how I doubled my photography income is less than two years, all while working less! You can register today at www.PhotoWebinar.com - this is our chance to hang out live, and we won’t do this again until Fall so join me Tuesday April 4th through Thursday April 6th. Spots are going to fill up really fast, so jump on it today!

Mar 22, 2017
032: Coaching Session with Caitlin Elliott
43:42

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 032. Today I’m really excited to introduce an alumni of two of my online courses, Caitlin Elliott. We’re going to talk about all of the things that she’s doing: from her full-time job, to pursuing her creative endeavors. We’re also going to walk through a brilliant idea that I have for her on how she can combine all of her favorite things into a sustainable business model. If you want to apply to be coached live on the podcast, go to www.bit.ly/gdpcoaching

 

 

 

Mar 20, 2017
031: How to Write Your Elevator Pitch
34:46

You're listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 031. Today, I am super excited to talk to you about how to create and own your very own elevator pitch. What we're going to cover is how to explain who you are and what you do in a very short amount of time, so that the next time somebody asks you, "What do you do for a living?", you have the perfect response. 

Mar 15, 2017
030: What a Month of Rest in Hawaii Was Like
37:30

You're listening the The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 030. Today, Drew and I are back in Wisconsin and we're sharing all about our one month in Hawaii; the lessons it taught us, the adventures that went on and how it feels to be back in the office! 

Mar 13, 2017
029: 10 Ways to Create Content Calendar
41:37

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 029. Today I’m sharing the secrets behind my content creation process and I’m talking about how you can create a content creation schedule that you can actually stick to. We all know it’s all about the content, so let’s get you started on some routines that will have you creating content you love, in no time!

Mar 08, 2017
028: Following Your Intiution with Jess Lively
46:22

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 028. Today, my mind is totally blown while I interview Jess Lively of The Lively Show. Join us as we talk all about her adventures, her current nomad lifestyle and how she learned to truly get in tune with her intuition and listen to her gut. Trust me guys, this episode absolutely changed my life and I think it might do the same for yours!

Mar 06, 2017
027: 5 Common Mistakes You're Making On Your Website
36:45

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 027. Today I’m diving in and sharing 5 common mistakes that y’all are making on your websites (and of course I talk about how to fix them)! It’s time to make your website shine so that those dream clients know that you are the perfect fit from the moment they land on your home page.

Mar 01, 2017
026: Changing Directions in Your Career with Shay Cochrane
50:12

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 026. Today I am hanging out with Shay Cochrane, owner of The SC Stockshop. We’re talking through her career changes, what her days look like now and how she pushed past the fear of taking a leap of faith that led her to her dream job, a job of creating beautiful stock images for entrepreneurs in any industry.

Feb 27, 2017
025: How to Set Expectations with Clients
38:06

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 025. Today I am sharing how to set clear expectations with your clients, from the very first time they hear your name through final delivery of your products or services. If you’ve ever had an unhappy client, chances are you failed at setting expectations. So what do you say? Let’s change that…

Feb 22, 2017
024: Why Persistence Pays Off with Alyssa Thiel
44:47

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 024. Today I am interviewing Alyssa Thiel of Parris Chic Boutique. We get to talk all about the slow climb from Etsy seller to full-time empire and Alyssa opens up about how her persistence paid off in making the biggest things happen and what to do when someone tells you “No.”

Feb 20, 2017
023: How to Price for BIG Profits
39:08

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 023. Today I’m sharing how to price for profits. Running a business is all fun and games until you realize that your bank account might not be reflecting the hard work and time you are investing into making your dreams a reality. As a girl who wants to raise up profitable businesses, this episode is a must. I want you to be going to the bank and cashing checks that make you proud

Feb 15, 2017
022: The Key to Writing Compelling Copy with Nikki Elledge Brown
55:36

You’re listening to The Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 022. Today I get to interview the incredible Nikki Elledge Brown. Nikki is an educator, a copywriter, a fellow podcaster and a true inspiration. I am so excited to be talking all about writing compelling copy with the girl who knows it best!

Feb 13, 2017
021: Why I'm Scared to Have a Baby
35:01

You’re listening to the Goal Digger podcast, Episode 021. Today I’m opening up about my story of starting my business, my first baby and the fears that are on my heart as we consider growing our family. I’m talking about our journey thus far, what’s next and how my heart really feels about adding another family member.

Feb 08, 2017
020: Coaching Session with Robyn Downs
57:52

You’re listening to the Goal Digger Podcast Episode 020. Today I am coaching Portland-based food blogger Robyn Downs as we talk all about her business, where she’s headed and how to punch fear in the face! To enter to be coached on the Goal Digger Podcast, just go to www.bit.ly/GDPcoaching for info on how to apply or head to today’s show notes at www.GoalDiggerPodcast.com.

Feb 06, 2017
019: Solo Show Hawaii With Drew
40:56

You’re listening to the Goal Digger Podcast Episode 019. Today my sweet husband Drew and I are talking about the big transitions happening in our lives, from him leaving his job to start his own business, The Kutcher Method, and our decision to go to Hawaii for an entire month! Join me in welcoming our first male guest: the one and only, Drew.

Feb 01, 2017
018: Finding a Job You LOVE with Alaina Kaczmarski of The Everygirl
50:17

You’re listening to the Goal Digger podcast Episode 018. Today I am hanging out with Alaina Kaczmarski, co –founder of The Everygirl, we will be exploring how to find your dream job (even when it feels like it might not exist) and how sometimes closed doors are truly new opportunities. We will share how to celebrate successes and growth, why it matters to pursue your passion, and ways we think the blog world has changed.

Jan 30, 2017
017: How to Genuinely Celebrate Another's Success with Kate Shelerud
51:32

You’re listening to the Goal Digger Podcast Episode 017. I am excited to introduce you to today’s guest, my very own baby sister, Kate Shelerud. Today we are going to talk about learning how to use your giftings, how to find true community, and how to celebrate other’s successes without questioning your own. Today’s interview is extra special because I get to share my best friend with you but our conversation is one of my favorite episodes to date- because we get down to what real relationships look like, which can be messy.

Jan 25, 2017
016: Marketing to a Niche Market with Torrance Hart
39:58

You’re listening to the Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 016: Today I am chatting with Torrance Hart founder of Teak and Twine, a custom, boutique gifting company. We are going to talk about how she broke into a niche, custom market, how she garnered a big following in a short amount of time, and what it’s like to be a military spouse.

There you have it! Aren’t you inspired to get better at gifting? I know I am! We put together a freebie available at goaldiggerpodcast.com in the shownotes with our top 5 tips for great Instagram photos (something Torrance rocks at!) So head to the website and grab your free download and all of the other ones we have available from past episodes.

Jan 23, 2017
015: Solo Show: 10 Things I Am Afraid to Tell You
39:27

You’re listening to the Goal Digger Podcast, Episode 015. Today I’m doing something I’ve never done before and what better way to do it than to share it with you? Today I’m sharing 10 things that I’m afraid (or absolutely terrified!) to tell you. These aren’t just trivial things, these are REAL things that I’ve never put out there online. But these are the things that are going to fill in the gaps that can naturally come between us as humans, as listeners, as friends and Internet strangers. If you make it through this entire episode, I wish I could give you a hug because you my friend are probably my kind of person! If not, that’s ok too. Whatever it is, this episode is for me, served to you…

Jan 18, 2017
014: Staying Creative and Reinventing Yourself with Hayley Paige
52:56

You’re listening to the goal digger podcast episode 014: Today I am interviewing the incredible wedding dress designer and total girl boss, Hayley Paige. Hayley openly shares about her journey as a designer who you’ve likely seen on a little show called Say Yes to the Dress. She shares how she stays inspired, what she loves most about her brides, and the experience that she has added along with her one of kind garments.

Jan 16, 2017
013: Coaching Session on Starting a New Business with Kate Quin
01:02:25

Tune is as Jenna kicks off the first podcast episode with a 1:1 coaching session with new business owner, Kate Quin and the challenges she's faced the first few months in business. Once a month, Jenna will coach an entrepreneur for an episode, and guess what? It could be YOU. Apply here: bit.ly/gdpcoaching

Jan 11, 2017
012: The Power of Email Marketing
39:34

You’re listening to the goal digger podcast episode 012: Today I am sharing the power and the number one way I drive profits in my business: Email marketing. I’m sharing why it MUST be a part of your 2017 strategy, how you can harness the power of it, and what you need to do to start growing your list with the RIGHT people.

Jan 09, 2017
011: Handling Grief Publicly with Emily Meyers
59:21

You’re listening to the goal digger podcast episode 011: Today, Emily Meyer of The Freckled Fox, will share her story of grief, motherhood, and sharing her life – the good, bad, and ugly on the internet. We tackle the taboo subject that so many of us deal with and hopefully shine a light on a dark thing in life.

Jan 04, 2017
010: Goal Setting for People Who Hate Goal Setting with Lara Casey
48:05

You’re listening to the goal digger podcast episode 010: Today I am hanging out with one incredibly inspiring lady, Lara Casey! Lara will be leading us through goal setting for people who hate goal setting and she will share her best tips in how to set goals that you’ll tackle in the new year. There you have it! Wasn’t that such an encouraging conversation? I just love Lara! Don’t forget to grab your free download of her ebook all about grace giving goal setting – trust me, you need this for your new year strategy, you can find that and many other free downloads in the shownotes for this episode at: goaldiggerpodcast.com! See you next week, friends!

Jan 02, 2017
009: What Worked, What Didn't Work and What's Next!
41:55

Join host, Jenna Kutcher, for an episode all about 2016! Today I will be taking a trip through 2016 and walking through the things that worked, the things that didn’t work, and how I was able to have my most profitable, exciting year in business – all while working smarter, not harder… Oh, and I’ll be sharing my three big goals for 2017. Here we go!

 

To access show notes, freebies, and more information, head to: http://jennakutcherblog.com/goal-digger-episode-009-worked-didnt-work-whats-next-jenna-kutcher/

Dec 28, 2016
008: Mastering Productivity as an Entrepreneur with Kristy Dickerson
41:11

Today, the founder of STARTplanner, Kristy Dickerson will share all of her favorite tips and tricks on how to master efficiency and create solutions for voids in the industry – all while experimenting along the way.

To access show notes, free downloads, and more information about today's guest, visit our website: http://jennakutcherblog.com/goal-digger-episode-008-mastering-productivity-entrepreneur-kristy-dickerson/

Dec 21, 2016
007: How to Hire the Right Virtual Assistant with Caitlyn Jeffrey
43:45

Today Caitlyn Jeffrey (my right-hand girl!) will be talking all about the process of joining my team, being a virtual assistant and how she created this role for herself 7 years ago, but why she made the decision to sell her business and join me full-time.

To access show notes, free downloads, and more information about today's guest, visit our website: http://jennakutcherblog.com/goal-digger-episode-007-hire-right-virtual-assistant-caitlyn-jeffery/

Dec 14, 2016
006: How to Pack a Punch with Words with Ashlyn Carter
41:48

In this episode, Ashlyn Carter of Ashlyn Writes will be talking all about copy and why you need it, where you need it and what a copywriter does. She’ll explain the power of words and where you need to place your focus as an entrepreneur!

To access show notes, free downloads, and more information about today's guest, visit our website: http://jennakutcherblog.com/goal-digger-episode-006-pack-punch-words-ashlyn-carter/

Dec 07, 2016
005: Approachable MLM Marketing Strategy with Casey Wiegand
33:35

On today’s show, blogger, mother of four and team leader Casey Wiegand will teach you how to approach MLM marketing with confidence. She’ll talk about how she was able to grow and manage a team of thousands, and shares how she used her blog and following while being honest and creating a platform that serves others.

To get the show notes, free downloads, and more information on today's guest, visit our website: http://jennakutcherblog.com/goal-digger-episode-005-approachable-mlm-marketing-with-casey-wiegand/

Nov 30, 2016
004: Starting a Movement and Fostering Community with Natalie Franke
46:37

Tune in as Natalie Franke, co-founder of the Rising Tide Society shares how she started the community over competition movement and grew the attention of tens of thousands in a few short months. Natalie redefines what real community looks like, shares the shortcomings of navigating new territory, and shares the #1 biggest thing that her movement has done in the life of one of its members. Community over competition isn't just a hashtag, it's a movement with a heart that embraces real community.

Show Notes: http://jennakutcherblog.com/goal-digger-episode-004-starting-movement-fostering-community-natalie-franke/

Nov 18, 2016
003: Redefining Success in Life and Business with Mary Marantz
44:12

Listen as Mary Marantz of Justin & Mary helps redefine what success should look like not just in your business but your life with host Jenna Kutcher. Mary will talk about the psychology of how creative people trick themselves in to defining success with unrealistic standards, how to ingest social media in a healthier way, and what kind of goals you can set and achieve (and celebrate) as you work through your career. Cheers to having lives that feel as good on the inside as they look on Instagram!

Show notes: http://jennakutcherblog.com/goal-digger-episode-003-redefining-success-life-business-mary-marantz/

Nov 18, 2016
002: Creating an Unforgettable Brand with Jen Olmstead
44:07

Creating an unforgettable experience with design mastermind Jennifer Olmstead of Tonic Site Shop and host Jenna Kutcher. Jen has designed for some of the top photographers in the industry and has created memorable, unique brands for each person. Jen will share how she gets to the heart of her clients brand before she starts designing, she will share how to start the process of creating (or redesigning) a brand, the #1 thing you need to stop doing when changing up your website, and what questions you must ask yourself before you even pick out fonts and colors.

Show notes: http://jennakutcherblog.com/goal-digger-episode-002-creating-unforgettable-brand-jen-olmstead/

Nov 18, 2016
001: Authentic Social Media Marketing with Jenna Kutcher
41:31

Join host Jenna Kutcher as she walks you through the vision of the Goal Digger Podcast and teaches her favorite subject: authentic social media marketing. Learn the three lies people believe about social media (and the truths that might surprise you!), the #1 post you need to add to your feed today, what every single caption should include and how to get people to connect to your product or service through strategic social media strategy.

Show notes: http://jennakutcherblog.com/goal-digger-episode-001-keeping-real-social-media/

Nov 18, 2016