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Join irreverent and [slightly] dramatic host, Amy E. Smith as she teaches you how to speak up for yourself without being a total dick... or being completely riddled with guilt. #yesplease As a life coach and speaker, Amy brings her sass and humor to this lively, weekly podcast designed to give you a no-b**t guide to navigating challenging topics. Accompanied by Mr. Smith, her husband and soulmate of twenty-three years, Amy brazenly battles challenging topics such as: letting go of people pleasing, conquering fear, getting your needs met from your partner, and creating effective communication, to name just a few. This podcast is for you if you desire a shoot-from-the-hip, no-b**t approach to implementable life and love advice. It is especially designed for those with potty-mouths, insatiable humor, and a desire to create the most badass life possible. http://thejoyjunkie.com

Join irreverent and [slightly] dramatic host, Amy E. Smith as she teaches you how to speak up for yourself without being a total dick... or being completely riddled with guilt. #yesplease As a life coach and speaker, Amy brings her sass and humor to this lively, weekly podcast designed to give you a no-b**t guide to navigating challenging topics. Accompanied by Mr. Smith, her husband and soulmate of twenty-three years, Amy brazenly battles challenging topics such as: letting go of people pleasing, conquering fear, getting your needs met from your partner, and creating effective communication, to name just a few. This podcast is for you if you desire a shoot-from-the-hip, no-b**t approach to implementable life and love advice. It is especially designed for those with potty-mouths, insatiable humor, and a desire to create the most badass life possible. http://thejoyjunkie.com

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Orange County, CA

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Join irreverent and [slightly] dramatic host, Amy E. Smith as she teaches you how to speak up for yourself without being a total dick... or being completely riddled with guilt. #yesplease As a life coach and speaker, Amy brings her sass and humor to this lively, weekly podcast designed to give you a no-b**t guide to navigating challenging topics. Accompanied by Mr. Smith, her husband and soulmate of twenty-three years, Amy brazenly battles challenging topics such as: letting go of people pleasing, conquering fear, getting your needs met from your partner, and creating effective communication, to name just a few. This podcast is for you if you desire a shoot-from-the-hip, no-b**t approach to implementable life and love advice. It is especially designed for those with potty-mouths, insatiable humor, and a desire to create the most badass life possible. http://thejoyjunkie.com

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English


Episodes

[COACHING SESSION] Working with Ify on Perfectionism EP#392

5/10/2021
FREE WORKSHOP ~> What if you could listen in to a coaching session where someone is being coached on their relationship to perfectionism? You’d be all over it, right? Well, you’re in luck, my friend. In this coaching episode, I work with a lovely and highly accomplished woman, Ify, on her struggle of constantly putting things off until they can be “perfect” and how that has been seriously arresting some big goals and dreams. When I asked how perfectionism was showing up in her life, here...

Duration:01:04:46

[TOOL] Using Human Design to Address Perfectionism with Kelsey Abbott EP#391

5/3/2021
FREE WORKSHOP ~> In this week’s show, I am thrilled to bring you a “tool” episode where I share a lesser-known modality that can aid you in working with perfectionist tendencies. Um, yes, please! I hadn’t heard about Human Design until I was a guest on Kelsey’s Abbott’s podcast and I was like, “You mean, like, the way humans are designed?” I didn’t realize that it was actually a very specific process or tool to discover more about who you are, what your strengths are, and the obstacles you...

Duration:01:01:20

[DIAL AN EXPERT] Jenna Teague + Ashley Looker on Perfectionism EP#390

4/26/2021
NEW WORKSHOP ~> How awesome would it be to hear two women who literally started a business called “Eff Perfect” sound off on what it takes to flip the bird to “Perfection”? Pretty amazing, amiright? Well, you are in luck, my friend. In this week’s show, I am thrilled to dial-up an expert, well, two actually, on the subject of the constant pull to be perfect. Ashley Looker and Jenna Teague (of Eff Perfect fame) join me to discuss the many ways perfectionism shows up in our lives (hint:...

Duration:00:55:41

[AMY SAYS] Combatting the Need to Be Perfect EP#389

4/19/2021
FREE WORKSHOP ~> I used to flippantly refer to myself as a Perfectionist and oftentimes I would elude to it being somewhat of a badge of honor. As I got older and my anxiety increased, I realized that being a chronic perfectionist was actually STEALING my joy instead of making my job easier. But, how does one just stop being a perfectionist? Perhaps you find yourself in the same boat; Vacillating between being SOLD on the idea that everything has to be just perfect and the conflicting...

Duration:00:49:41

The Things I’ve Learned from 8 Years of Podcasting: Saying Goodbye to Mr. Smith EP#388

4/12/2021
FREE WORKSHOP ~> Well, it’s the end of an era, my friends. Eight years ago, I had the notion of starting a humble life and love podcast and wanted to have a sidekick of sorts to bounce things off of during the show. Considering Mr. Smith was the only other person in the household, he graciously obliged. Now, here we are, millions of downloads and thousands of subscribers later, bidding him the fondest of farewells. Mr. Smith has been the “voice of the people” and one of the most integral...

Duration:00:47:24

[TOOL] Hypnosis Session to Heal the Imposter Complex EP#387

4/5/2021
FREE WORKSHOP ~> So, you consciously “know” that you should be proud of all your accomplishments and acknowledge that you are, in fact, deserving of that promotion/accolade/compliment but why don’t you actually believe it? I’ll tell you why. Logic, reason, and rationale is housed in the conscious part of the mind which is estimated to be roughly 10% of the mind power. Your beliefs and habits, however, are located in the subconscious mind which is the other whoppin’ 90%. That means that...

Duration:00:48:55

[AMY SAYS] 5 Ways to Stop Feeling Like a Fraud EP#386

3/29/2021
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> You land your perfect job. And then your inner voice tells you that you are horribly unqualified and everyone is going to find you out. You enter a super healthy relationship with an awesome partner. And then your inner voice tells you how damaged you are, why you aren’t good enough, and why it’s all going to come crashing down in a blazing inferno. You finally finish that graduate degree. And then your inner voice tells you how you were the slowest in the class,...

Duration:00:33:01

[DIAL AN EXPERT] Tanya Geisler on Imposter Complex EP#385

3/21/2021
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> Tell me if this sounds familiar. You land a promotion you’ve been working toward for ages and instantly a barrage of commentary from your inner critic pipes in, “Just wait until they find out you have no idea what you are doing. You know it’s just a matter of time before they find you out.” Or maybe you are about to have your art featured in a high-profile exhibit, or you landed a lead role in a play you auditioned for, or your band is going to headline a major event...

Duration:00:50:08

[COACHING SESSION] Working with Rachel on Imposter Complex EP#384

3/15/2021
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> What if you could listen in to a coaching session where someone is being coached on feeling like an imposter? You’d be all over it, right? Well, you’re in luck, my friend. In this inaugural coaching episode, I work with a lovely and highly accomplished woman, Rachel, on her struggle of feeling “not enough” and how that manifests into an imposter complex in her workplace. When I asked how imposter complex was showing up in her life, here is what she shared with me: I’m...

Duration:00:56:56

The Impact Of Our Parents: Healing The Mother/Father Wound Ep#383

3/8/2021
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> Regardless if your parents were amazing or downright awful, it is highly likely that there are certain things you experienced as a child that have greatly impacted your current reality. And, not necessarily in a positive way. Although we don’t realize it at the time, we take in every bit of information from our parents, form beliefs off of that information, and develop a complex system of coping mechanisms. So, maybe your mom always picked her body apart in front of...

Duration:00:50:19

Dos and Don’ts of Sharing Personal Growth with Others EP#382

3/1/2021
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> Tell me if this sounds familiar. You’re mom/bestie/sister/co-worker starts complaining about something you totally used to struggle with and your first thought is, “OMG! I know the solution! Let me just tell her what she should do…” Don’t get me wrong. You’re not trying to be a boss-pants and all condescending, you just genuinely know of something that may help. After all, it helped you, so surely they want to hear about it! So why would your sage advice *not* be...

Duration:00:46:22

Community Favorite: 5 Ways to Gain More Peace [TJJS:277]

2/22/2021
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> Hey everyone, Darlene here, Amy’s behind the scenes podcast ninja. There isn’t a new show this week because the Smiths are busy cooking up a bunch of new and exciting things for the podcast. If you are missing out on your weekly dose of Amy and Mr. Smith, they are airing Community Favorite Episode #277: 5 Ways to Gain More Peace. As you listen to this episode, you will hear about Amy’s free workshop where she shares 5 strategies to help banish self-doubt and...

Duration:00:46:43

Competing + Comparing: How To Combat Toxic Competition [TJJS:EP381]

2/15/2021
NEW WORKSHOP ~> Tell me if this sounds familiar: You interview for a job that has a ton of other candidates and you constantly ruminate on all the other applicants and wonder how you compare. Or, maybe you grew up in a family with so much competition that you felt you couldn’t ever measure up if you didn’t have fourteen degrees like your older sister. Or be the star athlete like your brother. Or maybe you find yourself in constant competition with your besties to see who can be the...

Duration:00:51:37

7 Ways to Stay Positive Around Negative People [TJJS:EP380]

2/8/2021
NEW WORKSHOP ~> You walk into work, totally optimistic about your day, and you give your co-worker a casual ‘How-ya-doin’-today?’ She responds with her usual quip about how she’s ‘alright-I-guess’ but immediately launches into complaining about her neighbor/workload/recent ailment. Or maybe it’s every time you give your sister a ring on the phone. You ask how she’s doing. She starts off with all the problems… all the things that are shitty… or all the reason’s she’s a total victim. And...

Duration:01:00:33

Confidence Hangover: Feeling Guilty After Speaking Up For Yourself [TJJS:EP379]

2/1/2021
NEW WORKSHOP ~> If you’re like many of my clients and students, you have likely found yourself super inspired to start speaking up for yourself… even to those tough peeps (hi, mom) who make it extremely challenging. You muster all your new-found courage and go broach the challenging topic at hand with the challenging person at hand, and BOOM! “Said person” doesn’t get what you’re trying to share, totally doesn’t respect any boundaries you propose, and hurls so much guilt and hurt your way,...

Duration:00:47:42

Dealing with the Constant Need for Approval [TJJS:EP378]

1/25/2021
NEW WORKSHOP ~> Ever find yourself obsessing about what others may be thinking? Or re-run conversations in your head, second-guessing everything you said? Have a difficult time saying ‘No’ because… um, what if they don’t like me!? Ever feel like if someone is disappointed in you, you are damn-near destroyed and ruined? Or do you ever experience extreme guilt when you take time for yourself or set up a boundary? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those Qs, it’s likely that you are struggling...

Duration:00:54:47

Toxic Positivity: The Detriment Of Negligent Optimism [TJJS:EP377]

1/18/2021
FREE WORKSHOP ~> Just think positive. Put on a happy face. Look on the brightside. Think happy thoughts. Don’t cry over spilled milk. Good vibes only. Sound familiar? There is no shortage of platitudes and idioms that send the message that the only acceptable emotion to feel is happiness. The underlying implication is that emotions of sadness, worry, shame, embarrassment, etc. are simply not permissible. And, for god sake, don’t let me actually see you experience one of those...

Duration:00:44:25

Knowing When to Break the Rules [TJJS:EP376]

1/10/2021
FREE WORKSHOP ~> Hands up if you’re a chronic rule follower! (Same, girl. Same) How ‘bout rule breaker? (Ooooo, you rebel, you!) It’s likely that wherever you fall on the rule-breaking spectrum, constantly breaking or never breaking rules doesn’t always serve you. For example, Mr. Smith used to looooove to break the rules of the road. Drive in the carpool lane. Park in the red zone. You name it. But, he paid for it dearly. Financially and maritally. He has a natural inclination to break...

Duration:00:50:40

7 Ways to Create a Fresh Start [TJJS:375]

1/4/2021
NEW FREE WORKSHOP ~> If you’re like most, this past year has wreaked an abundance of havoc on your mental, physical, and emotional faculties. If it wasn’t the collective trauma of constant fear of a looming and evasive virus, painful isolation, or loss of personal freedom, it was the loss of a job, finances, a loved one, or possibly the end of an important relationship. In short, 2020 can eat a bag of dicks, amiright!? So, where does that leave us now? The genesis of a new year often gives...

Duration:00:48:55

7 Reasons Goals Fail + How to Make Sure Yours Don’t [TJJS:EP374]

12/28/2020
At the start of every year, it’s likely you get pumped up and excited to make some serious change. You decide on a handful of things that you are GOING to conquer this year, god-damn-it! But what actually makes those goals a reality? Throughout my decade-plus in this work, I have found that noble intentions have very little to do with bringing goals to fruition. Good ol’ fashioned gumption and desire are not enough to make your dreams come true. [sad trombone] In fact, a recent Inc.com...

Duration:00:40:36