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Episode No. 36 There’s Still TIme

Y'all I'm tired! (What's new? Lol!). I've been traveling a ton for work and it's starting to catch up with the kid. I've been sick off and on for the past few weeks. My creativity is on empty and I feel overwhelmed to the max. So for the past week, I've been very tempted to press pause on doing all the things and just putting them off until January. Yep, I was going to take another break from the blog + podcast so I could just catch my breath. That is until I realized that there's still...


Episode No. 35 What’s A Life Coach + Why It Might Be Time To Hire One With Brea Williams

Have you ever wondered what the heck a life coach is and what they do? Yeah me too! That's why I invited my good friend Brea Williams on to The Sunday Jumpstart Podcast. In today's episode, Brea is going to break down the difference between a therapist and a life coach. She's going to shed some light on the tell-tale signs that you may need a little coaching in your life. And she's going to give you some tips on how to get crystal clear on the vision you have for your life. So if you've ever...


Episode No. 34 How To Get Unstuck + Finally Make That Tough Decision

You’ve prayed the prayers. Did the research. Consulted everybody and ya momma. You’ve asked for signs, read your horoscope and highlighted scriptures. And now the time has finally come for you to make that big decision. Do you or don’t you? Making huge decisions can be tough. I don't know about you but sometimes when I’m faced with a big decision I get so overwhelmed with all the possibilities (good or bad) that I completely freeze up. I don’t make a decision at all. And you know what...


Episode No. 33 The Magic In Putting Yourself Out There

[Tweet "Courage starts with showing up + letting ourselves be seen." - @brenebrown"] Sending that email. Asking for the promotion. Pitching. Stepping up and taking on more responsibility can all feel super scary, right? I mean who wants to shoot their shot + risk being rejected afterward? I sure as hell don't. But one lesson I've learned throughout my creative entrepreneurial journey is that sometimes putting yourself out there is all the difference between dreaming, wishing + making ish...


Episode No. 32 Content Creation + Everything In Between With Amber Burns (Side Hustling, Pitching + Social Media)

"If you don't have anything that you own, that you control 100% of the time, then you leave your brand to the whim of these major social media platforms that do not care about you or your cute pictures." - Amber Burns on why it's important to have your own website + not relying solely on social media. Content creation may look all flat lays and strolls on the beach, but take it from me it ain't easy! You have to wear all the hats and wear them well. From being your own social media manager,...


Episode No. 31 How To Crush One Major Goal In The Next 12 Weeks

[Tweet "The future depends on what you do today. "] We are now exactly 12 weeks away from the end of 2018! Now I'm no psychic but I can guess what you're probably thinking right now. "12 weeks Jessica? But I didn't get out of debt. I didn't write my book. I didn't work out consistently. I didn't get that new job...". Listen I get it. Trust me, you're not the only one who didn't complete all the things that you set out to do way at the top of January. Here's the thing though, everyday is an...


Episode No. 30 Making Joy A Priority

[Tweet "In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived + enjoyed."] It's Sunday, so you know what that means, right? It's time for us #GoalGetters to grab our planners and plot out how we're going to conquer this week-- Beyonce style. Time to schedule those meetings, study sessions, and upcoming events that can help us get closer to our goals. Can I take a peek at your planner right quick? Hmmm... just what I thought.🧐 It seems to me that you have everything all sorted out...


Episode No. 29 Asking For Help With Alisha Nicole

"I believe God pushed me to do this crowd funding campaign because i'm so used to being in control. This forced me to ask for help." -Alisha Nicole You can bootstrap, hustle and make ish happen on your own for a while but eventually there comes a point in every dream chase where you have to reach out and ask for help. I know-- that word help made your skin crawl right? Trust me I get it! You've made it this far on your own, didn't you? You figured it out, worked hard and stuck by that dream...


Episode No. 28 How To Stop Chasing Perfection In Your Life + Work

"Perfect ain't coming. It's a myth. So we have to learn how to step up, show up + shoot our shots in the midst of imperfection" [Tweet "Perfect ain't coming. It's a myth. So we have to learn how to step up, show up + shoot our shots in the midst of imperfection"] Hey, you. Yes, you waiting over there for the perfect moment. I have a bit of a newsflash for you. Your need for perfection is paralyzing you. I know, it's hard to hear. I get it. Trust me I do. You want your work to be it's...


Episode No. 27 Hustle + Faith With Marlena Banks

[Tweet ""I never would've seen my purpose if I had not taken that first step." @marlenabanks"] Goal chasing ain't exactly for the faint at heart. You have to have some major grit, determination and a whole lot of faith to believe in those seemingly impossible God-sized goals. Don't believe me? Just ask today's guest Marlena Banks. She knows all about crazy hustle and big faith. She left her corporate job at an advertising agency to follow the nudges God placed on her heart to create. That...


Episode No. 26 Getting Comfortable Saying No.

[Tweet "You can say "No" and still be a good person. "] One of the main reasons that a lot of us #Goalgetters are exhausted, overwhelmed and completely burned out is because we have a hard time saying no. We want to be the best boss, momma, wife, student on this entire planet so we say yes to almost every request that comes our way. We don't like to disappoint or hurt anybody's feelings. So when folks ask questions like--can I borrow $200? It's a Yes. Can you plan my wedding for me? Yep! No...


Episode No. 25 Getting Things Done Using The 1-3-5 Rule

I love me a good to-do list. It seriously helps me stay focused and organized as I get my dream work on and popping. But lately, me and my to-do list haven't been getting along. It's become a major gift and curse. Why? Well because it’s NEVER ENDING. The very second I cross a task off of my list another 60 pop up leaving me feeling overwhelmed and super defeated. That is until I discovered the 1-3-5 Rule. The idea is pretty simple, instead of trying to get 100 things done in a day, (which is...


Episode No. 24 How To Deal With Anxiety, Overwhelm + Your Inner Critc

Last month I took a break from my blog and biz because I was completely burned out. I took some time off to breathe, reconnect with my why and get my ish together. Taking that time off was the best decision I could've ever made but now that I am back in the game I’ve been struggling with some major anxiety. I don’t know what it is but I just haven’t been feeling like my bold, brave self. Lately when I sit down to start a project or do some dream work a sense of overwhelm and anxiety washes...


Episode No. 23 Relationships + Dream Work: How To Find Balance Between The Two

Pssst. I have a little secret I want to share with you. Your fave isn't it going to say it because it's ugly + not at all that Instagram-- #RelationshipGoals-- worthy. But I will because you know, we're cool like that 😎. So here goes. The very second you decide to take the leap, to chase after your dreams, to finally reach that goal of yours-- it is going to take a toll on your friendships + relationships. Yep. I said it because I KNOW it. The minute you decide to go to the gym instead of...


Episode No. 22 How To Bounce Back From Burnout

“If you need a break take one. Yes, even you--you blogger, biz owner, content creator, hustla, grinder, girl boss. Trust me that empire you’re building will still be there when you get back. Your rest + peace of mind is key to making all that you’re working on sustainable." As you probably have noticed The Sunday Jumpstart Podcast + NoRealJewelry was recently on a month-long hiatus. That's right I didn't create any new content during the entire month of July. Why? Well because your girl was...


Episode No. 21 The Big Ask: How L’Oreal Thompson Payton Increased Her Salary By $30,000

Available on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher + Google Play [Tweet "We've been told that purpose is more important than the paycheck. I think we can have both. @ltinthecity"] Wouldn't it be nice to leave that job of yours that isn't all that dreamy and snag an incredibly better one? One that made you feel fulfilled and like you were finally living out your God-given purpose. How would you feel if you got a $30,000 increase in your annual income to do that purpose-driven gig? That'd be nice...


Episode No. 20 You’re Allowed To Change Direction (In Your Goals, Life + Career)

Available on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher + Google Play [Tweet "You're allowed to dream new dreams." -Jessica Lauren"] Ever since I was a little girl I wanted to be an actress. So I did what most aspiring young artists do-- I uprooted my life and moved away from my family and friends to pursue my acting career. I invested tens of thousands of dollars on headshots, classes, the whole nine. I went to audition after audition and heard hundreds of “Nos” until 2015. In 2015 my luck finally...


Episode No. 19 Shoot Your Shot: Where To Find Opportunities + How To Go After Them

Available on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher + Google Play "Sometimes the big "Yes" comes after the 50th "No". That's why you can't ever let a "no" stop you. You gotta keep going!" [Tweet ""Sometimes the big "Yes" comes after the 50th "No". That's why you can't ever let a "no" stop you. You gotta keep going!"] Last week in Episode No. 18-- we talked about "Committing To 100 No's". A lot of us tend to give up on our goals + dreams because we hear the word "no". We go to that one audition, apply...


Episode No. 18 Committing To 100 No’s

Available on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher + Google Play One of the reasons we never achieve our goals is because we let one little word stand in our way; the word "no". We get one of those bad babies and we run back into our comfort zones. I get it, rejection sucks big time. Trust me I know. I heard the word no for nine years straight before I booked my first professional acting gig. Instead of running away from that two letter word, I ran towards it. I committed myself to receiving 100...


Episode No. 17 Fell Off? How To Get Back On Track With Your Goals

Available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music + Soundcloud This post contains affiliate links. Which means if you decide to purchase an item that is linked I will receive a portion of the sales to help fund #NRJ! Thanks for the support 😘 Remember those goals that you set in January? How are you doing? If you're accomplishing your set goals, good for you boo! Keep it going! But if you're like most people who have gotten away from accomplishing their goals, don't worry. By this time of the...