With all of the moving parts involved in building your practice, the question of how to find joy in your business is maybe not that high on your list of priorities. But in the busyness of building a coaching business, it's possible to kick up a sandstorm of negative emotions that can leave you feeling overwhelmed, confused and let's face it, a bit dusty. I've talked about how it can bring up our feminine conditioning, the imposter complex and feel very, very messy at times.

So, without resorting to the mystic arts or trying to conceal these not so pleasant feelings, we are delving into the emotion of joy to find the answers.

This week I’m joined by my dear friend, Paula Jenkins from jumpstartyourjoy.com, as we deepen the conversation about this thing we call joy. You will discover all about exploring joy and how it can unlock your creativity, enabling you - and your business - to be seen online, in a way that doesn’t make you want to vomit on your shoes and leave you absolutely exhausted. You will learn how joy shows up for Paula, allowing her to be seen in her own life and brightly shining her light. Also, how joy has affected a well known 90's heartthrob (I can't contain my excitement for this part).

You will learn how joy shows up for Paula, allowing her to be seen in her own life and brightly shining her light. Also, how joy has effected a well known 90's heartthrob (I can't contain my excitement for this part). and how you can start to find joy in your business.

"You have to let down your guard, let down your inner critic... It takes a lot of courage to be just all of you, and be totally joyful.’’   Paula Jenkins

From discovering that a healthy dollop of joy in your life can be the perfect antidote to all the negativity, shame, and guilt that arises when building your coaching business. And joy can be the secret ingredient to unlocking your authenticity, energy, and passion in your, and your clients’ lives too.

From discovering that a healthy dollop of joy in your life can be the perfect antidote to all the negativity, shame, and guilt that arises when building your coaching business. And joy can be the secret ingredient to unlocking your authenticity, energy, and passion in your, and your clients’ lives too.

This podcast is packed with all the inspiration you'll need to feel joy deeply, honestly and authentically, inside and out.

‘’Joy is a choice and you must keep choosing it’’  Paula Jenkins

I’ve always thought joy was a lovely sounding word as well as, a wonderful emotion to feel. So, what if you could feel more joy AND build your business at the same time?

What we discuss in this episode on how to find joy in your business

  • Being visible online. Why having a coaching business and finding your way with your marketing is a major hurdle. The tension between having a coaching business that you’re really passionate about and being seen authentically.
  • How finding joy in your business isn't complicated (but that doesn't always mean it's easy either).
  • Paula uncovers the origins to her podcast, what lights her up and her insatiable. connection with joy... Including her love of speaking, the key to active listening and being in the moment.
  • How laughter can be the perfect tool to help your clients connect to their joy.
  • Paula tells all about her favorite ‘Start Your Joy’ podcast guests (this may include a 90’s heartthrob!).
  • Why joy is a choice and you must keep choosing it.
  • Using joy as a tonic to eradicate negativity and deal with the current political climate.
  • How it’s possible to find joy when others are facing hardship, and why that’s ok.

‘’Life can be dark and it can be scary, but there is also, always, joy to be found.’’  Jo Casey

About Paula

Paula Jenkins is a life and career coach and podcast host focused on transforming lives. From working one on one with coaching clients, to writing, and hosting a weekly podcast, she is dedicated to bringing more joy into the world. Her purpose and her work all dance with the transformative nature of joy; even when we are faced with hard times and difficult questions. She is motivated by the words of Henri Nouwen: “Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.”

Paula's website: http://jumpstartyourjoy.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/jumpstartyourjoy/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jumpstartyourjoy

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jumpstartjoy

Paula’s podcast course 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Welcoming Spirit Blog - Paula Jenkins

Danny Wood

Jump Start Your Joy with Danny Wood - Episode 20

Twitter https://twitter.com/Dannywood

Danny Wood Foundation

New Kids On The Block Website

Alison Arngrim  

Jump Start Your Joy  with Alison Arngrim -Episode 15:

President of: http://www.protect.org/

Book - Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated

Podsave America Another podcast that saves my sanity on the regular

Elizabeth Gilbert Tattoo

A Brief For The Defense by Jack Gilbert:

 

We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world. To make injustice the only measure of our attention is to praise the Devil.

 

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