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Jumpstart your joy by being open to seeing what people are asking for and saying yes with Paula Jenkins

It takes wisdom to listen to what people are asking you for and say yes - even if it’s not what you might have expected. This is especially true in business, when we sometimes create something that we think will attract one kind of client and ends up attracting someone totally different. While it’s not what we expect, sometimes this development can lead us to even better places than we might have imagined.

Our guest today, Paula Jenkins, had exactly this experience. Paula is a multi-passionate entrepreneur who has worked in project management, run retreats, become a certified life coach, and now runs a podcast production and life coaching business. She loves working with heart-centered disruptors in the healing and wellness spaces, and she is also a podcaster herself, with her show Jumpstart Your Joy reaching five years on the air. 

Paula is such a fun and kind person as well as a serious and accomplished businesswoman. We kicked off our conversation with some background on her many professional experiences and how she eventually pivoted into life coaching and podcasting. Paula also shares some of the unique challenges she’s faced in her business, like learning to say yes only to clients she really wants to work with and how to manage billing for the varied and high-touch services she provides. 

We then dig into her experiences as a podcaster and Paula shares some of the personal background that led to her starting her show. We chat about the importance of making a commitment to your show, however long it is, and showing up for it consistently. Paula shares what that commitment did for her business, and how it brought her clients in some unexpected ways. And she shares some tips for keeping your show fresh, both for you and for your listeners. 

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • How Paula has combined her many different types of business experience into her most recent business, a podcast production and coaching company.
  • Why she started her podcast and why joy is such an important emotion in her life and work. 
  • How Paula has dealt with having a lot of incoming clients and billing clients with varied needs.
  • Why it’s important to say “yes” to opportunities that may be totally new to you, and figure out how to achieve them as you go. 
  • How many episodes you should commit to in your podcast and what your consistent effort will teach you. 
  • What Paula has seen her podcast do for her business and how it led to clients in ways she didn’t expect.

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Hey there. I know what it's like to try and fail over and over again. I've been through all the mindset ups and downs, feeling like a failure and wondering why it's so hard to attract amazing clients consistently.

I finally realized, more recently that I'd like to admit, I was still hiding. I was afraid to put my work into the world in case no one wanted it. What I really wanted was for someone to say, "hey you, your stuff is great, come share it with my audience".  Finally I realized that that would never happen, not until I started first.

Putting out my content and message into the world had to begin with me. I  committed to showing up consistently and building my own meaningful relationships. The result? Much more clarity about how to gain visibility and grow my brand. And, of course, THIS PODCAST which I'm thrilled to host!


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