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Goal Digger Episode 015: Things I am Afraid to Tell You with Jenna Kutcher

January 17, 2017

10things.001-1 Goal Digger Episode 015: Things I am Afraid to Tell You with Jenna Kutcher


You know those things in your life that add unnecessary space? The things that make you feel like people might like the “you” that they think you are – but if they knew the truth, they might not feel the same way? Yeah. Those are the things that are shared on today’s episode, the ten things I am afraid to tell you, my audience. This is something I’ve never done before and sharing the things I’m terrified to say and I’ve never put out there online. But these things will fill in the gaps that come in between us and today I’m telling you the truth and things I believe, struggle with and obsess over that you will  never have heard if you’ve followed me online.


“I am a workaholic by choice, and sometimes I love it more than I love other things” (1:34)

“Mean comments really affect me or hurt me more than I would ever let on” (3:21)

“I don’t know if I can handle being let down again” (6:52)

“I think I became so much more aware and empathetic to different scenarios that could be going on in people lives behind Instagram” (7:38)

“Money has always had this place in my life of control”(11:18)

“Numbers are an addiction to me” (12:07)

“Numbers to me bring comfort” (13:28)

“I love to see the imperfections in other people as beauty, but I struggle to do that with myself” (15:31)

“I’m a business woman first and an artist second” (23:22)

“Being creative is actually something I have to work towards” (24:26)

“Creative to me means shutting the outside world off so I can let my thoughts rise up over everything else that I have been ingesting.=” (24:41)

“Saying ‘No’ doesn’t have to be a negative thing.” (27:59)

“My goal this year is to find my tribe and serve them well, day in and day out, but also to serve myself well” (35:43)


Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living10things.001-1 Goal Digger Episode 015: Things I am Afraid to Tell You with Jenna Kutcher

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  1. Nicole Fogarty

    January 18th, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I love you and love your heart to be real & open about who you are! I could relate to many things you shared. Keep being you & shining your bright light for Christ!

  2. Kelsey

    January 18th, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I love that you shared all of this. I think it is becoming much more critical to be able to show our authentical selves, in life and in our work! And of course I stayed until the end, girl! You are amazing!

  3. Jessica R.

    February 22nd, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    I am commenting on your podcast and I am only the 3rd confession in. You are a brave soul and your confessions are empowering. I loved photography at a young age, got married in 12′ at the age of 22, and let my confession of “Never thinking I am good enough” take over my passion and love for photography. My husband always thought I just wasn’t “in it” anymore and it was always because of that little monster in my closet telling me this everyday that I didn’t pursue my dreams. Fast forward 5 years, my husband & I have lost our family farm. That’s hard to admit out loud. We went from thinking we knew our permanent plan and this is what God wanted for us. We also had a child before this all happened. Through all of this we have entrusted to stop worrying and know God has a plan for us, nothing in life is guaranteed or permanent and if we aren’t on the right path God will change things up so that you are. I will tell you this Jenna it wasn’t until I had my son and went through this and initial mother hood – that I truly began to believe in myself. I had a bride continuously ask me to do her wedding this past October and I thought she was crazy, the thought there are a 100 photographers better than me. She believed in me more than I was willing to admit. It wasn’t until then I confessed this to My husband he then told me, “I never knew you thought this of yourself, you are a good photographer and you can do anything. I believe in you. Do what makes you happy.” My son is now 1 and this past year has been one full of tears, sorrow, up and downs, but most importantly revelation. My husband and I have learned so much and have been transitioned into a stronger couple because of this. Don’t let the fear of a child keep your from being a mom, I was scared of this myself seeing so many others out there “not have their $hit together.” But let’s be honest, does anyone ever really? If anything, the joy and love my son has brought to us has only instilled something more powerful inside of me than ever before. The power to believe in myself and knowing my own inner strength. And it has been the most rewarding experience. His smile and grace let’s me know that I won’t ever fail, and if I do it’s because there is a success right around the corner. You can have it all, it may not be picture perfect or that image you had in your head. I am now on the road to go full-time, while working full-time and being a mom and wife. I burn the midnight oil knowing that I may be tired but this is what truly makes me happy. I sat next to someone yesterday in fact and she was on the phone talking about self-revelation and doing what makes you happy in life.



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