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Episode 26: Six Months of Podcasting with Paula Jenkins

Today marks the six month mark of Jump Start Your Joy, AND it also marks my jump into being a full time entrepreneur as a life coach and podcaster. To celebrate all of the amazingness that is going on this week, today’s show pays a bit of tribute to the things I’ve learned along the way. The topic of Joy has been fascinating, and I love speaking with each guest about how they have chosen to follow joy. It’s a true honor and privilege to get to do this each week.

6 Months of Podcasting with Paula Jenkins of Jump Start Your Joy

Today I talk about:
– my original vision for the show, and how it all started with a list of interviewee names
– how Improv has played a part in my journey
– what I believe to be true about Joy and your ability to access it in your life
– behind the scenes of the TRex Tuesdays episode
– my thoughts as a brand new entrepreneur
– how the hero’s journey plays into this podcast
– March guests are revealed!


And, now, for the giveaway. To celebrate, I’m giving away one copy of each of the following books, each to a separate person.
The Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
The Declaration of You by Michelle Ward and Jessica Swift
To be considered for a chance to win one of the three books, enter the contest by signing up below:

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For an extra entry, and to get your free copy of “What Lights you Up: (Re)Discovering your Joy”), sign up for the Joy Chronicles:

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  • Rosie J Williams
    March 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I loved how you talked about the things we loved doing as a child still ring true as adults. Congrats on the success of your business and I hope it continues to grow as you cheer people along the pathway to their dreams!

    • Paula
      March 3, 2016 at 7:55 am

      Thank you Rosie – it was a treat getting to catch up with you!

  • Diana
    March 2, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Go Jenks! Congrats on the 6 months!

    • Paula
      March 3, 2016 at 7:55 am

      Yay! Thank you Diana 🙂

  • Diana
    March 2, 2016 at 11:27 pm

    Love this podcast. Another congrats for going full-time with your joy. “Joy is a choice!”

  • Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    March 3, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Sounds like your podcast is going strong and building up more and more momentum every week! Good luck going forward 🙂

  • Aurora M. Suarez
    March 3, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Congratulations on six months, Paula! So awesome and so proud of you!

    • Paula
      March 4, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Thank you Aurora – sending you lots of love! I’m excited for your life coaching journey, too 🙂 Your site is beautiful – #TribeCLCC #biglove

  • colette @ restyle it wright
    March 3, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    ohhh I love podcasts! I hadn’t heard of this until now so I will definitely have to check it out! Congrats on your success!

    • Paula
      March 4, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Hi Colette, thank you – I’d love to hear what you think once you’ve listened in 🙂

  • Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    March 3, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Congrats on the 6 months of coaching and starting your business. Podcasts are very valuable and those books look like great resources!

  • Kait
    March 3, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    I have just started getting into podcasts and I’ve found some really great ones I love. That’s amazing that you’ve found so much success in doing what you love. I’ll have to add yours to my list to check out 🙂

    • Paula
      March 4, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Hi Kait, I hope you enjoy the show – and thank you for stopping by 🙂

  • Fatima
    March 3, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    Wow. What a long journey you’ve had with this series. Some people give up after a short period of time.

    I have to agree with you on the importance of Improv. With it, you can just keep the flow going. Sometimes you can plan ahead, but it’s always so much more natural when you do so.

    • Paula
      March 4, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      Hi Fatima, thank you!! I love Improv, and I’m grateful for the experience 🙂

  • Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt
    March 3, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Sounds like a great podcast! Great job following your passions!

  • Ana De- Jesus
    March 3, 2016 at 11:22 pm

    Congratulations on six months of podcasting you have done incredibly well and I am very happy for you. Here is to a prosperous future!

  • michele
    March 4, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Woo Hoo! That’s fantastic~ Joy IS a choice! Isn’t it amazing when we LOVE what we do and make a career out of it!! Congratulations!!

    • Paula
      March 4, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      It is amazing and I feel totally blessed to get to have this opportunity 🙂 Thank you, Michele!

  • Amber NElson
    March 4, 2016 at 2:49 am

    Podcasting must take a lot of work! I do not know if I could do it!

  • Debra
    March 4, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Love this so much! Congratulations on six months! Here is to 6 months more!

  • jill conyers
    March 4, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I really need to try podcasting. Just to see. Do you have any tips for just starting out?

    • Paula
      March 4, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      Jill – I’ve gotten a ton of questions around this 🙂 and I think I will create a “How To”? 🙂

  • Nikka Shae
    March 4, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Congrats on your 6 month mark! Podcasting is hard work so pat yourself on the back!!!

  • Megan McCoig
    March 4, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    I love podcasts – this one was really fab and made me smile. Congrats on the big 6 month mark!!

  • Blythe A.
    March 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Congrats on your six months of podcasting. I’m a huge fan of The Power of Intention. It was a great read I really need to give it a second pass.

  • Ashleigh
    March 4, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    Congratulations! 6 months is a lot of time to spend doing something and I’m to hear you still enjoy it.

  • Heather
    March 4, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Congratulations! What a great accomplishment. Being a life coach is such a wonderful thing! It is one career I would love to eventually have!

    • Paula
      March 5, 2016 at 5:33 am

      Hi Heather – thank you! Let me know if you have any questions. I got certified through a really great program called Courageous Living Coach Certification.

  • Toughcookiemommy
    March 5, 2016 at 3:30 am

    These podcasts sound like they are full of wonderful and positive information. Joy is something that we all strive for but don’t always know how to attain.

  • Kimberly
    March 5, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Just listened to it, I love it! Great podcast!

    • Paula
      March 7, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Thank you Kimberly!

  • HilLesha
    March 6, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    Congrats! I will have to give this podcast a listen sometime soon. 🙂

  • Claire
    March 7, 2016 at 5:40 am

    What a great accomplishment! I look forward to listening to many more podcasts!

    • Paula
      March 7, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Thank you Claire 🙂 and thank you for listening!