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

Jenna Kutcher hosts the live-workshop style business podcast for creative girl bosses, so you can train from the experts how to dig in, do the work, and tackle your biggest goals along the way. Jenna interviews industry leaders on topics including: social media strategy, launching your next big idea, online marketing made easy, where to invest in your business, and how to grow your dreams into a profitable, sustainable, authentic business. The Goal Digger Podcast includes inspired conversations with: Katelyn James, Natalie Franke of The Rising Tide Society, Melyssa Griffin, Jess Lively, Nikki Elledge Brown, Lara Casey, Desiree Hartsock and more...
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Dec 13, 2017

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 11, 2017

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 8, 2017

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 6, 2017

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 4, 2017

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 1, 2017

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!

Nov 29, 2017

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 27, 2017

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 22, 2017

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 20, 2017

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 15, 2017

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 13, 2017

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 8, 2017

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 6, 2017

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 1, 2017

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..

Oct 30, 2017

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 25, 2017

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 23, 2017

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 18, 2017

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 16, 2017

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 11, 2017

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 9, 2017

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 4, 2017

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 2, 2017

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!

Sep 27, 2017

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!

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