Goal Digger Podcast is celebrating our 200TH episode! If we had a cake, that’d be a lot of candles. We couldn’t think of a better way to CELEBRATE this milestone than sharing our 10 most downloaded, most listened to, and most impactful episodes to grace the Goal Digger platform!
These episodes were our biggest game changers and we couldn’t resist recapping them in hopes that you’ll relive the magic! These episodes are in no particular order, but individually and collectively, were hands down the TOP 10 episodes and I want to make sure you didn’t miss them. Seriously guys, you can’t miss ’em! Let this be your encouragement to go back into the archives and hit PLAY.
That’s right. This title says it all— in ONE month I doubled my Instagram growth. And in Episode 155 I told you HOW. The methods will surprise you, the outcomes will shock you, and you’ll find out how you can implement this strategy starting TODAY. Simply put, in this episode I shared my instagram secret and held NOTHING back. If you want the full story, check out Episode 155.
Goal Diggers, we all know social media is one of THE best ways to get the word out there about your business… but sometimes it can get tricky. In this episode I focused on one specific facet of social media that rarely gets taught but can make a GIANT impact on how you’re engaging with your audience — How to ROCK your Instagram stories! If you are not utilizing IG stories yet, it’s FINALLY time to get on board. And if you are, it’s time to make sure you are using it to its full potential because it is one of the most unique, impactful ways to move your business forward, engage with your fans in an authentic way, and expand your connection with your followers. In this episode, we get specific on the strategy around IG stories and the many ways to utilize this feature — from swipe ups, photos, graphics, text overlay, live video, featured stories and MORE! You can use it for your personal or your business page, but regardless, there are certain tips to making sure your message is properly received! If you are looking to up your insta’ game, you CANNOT MISS Episode 181.
FOR THE HATERS & HANDLING CRITICISM
“Enough with the underwear pics… you’re a smart girl, you have more things to say, unfollowing.”
“Do you know that your eyebrows are way darker than your hair? You should change that.”
“How did YOU land such a good looking guy?”
“10 emails in 3 days? Go F** yourself. Way to f’in annoy potential clients. F’in idiot.”
“You’re way too aggressive, I’m out.”
You might think it’s all rainbows and butterflies over here in Jenna Kutcher land, and it’s true – we have the most supportive, loving and just all around amazing tribe. But I’ve found where there is a success, ugly things can creep in and try to attack, too. I love to say “More followers, more problems” and a lot of times, we’re fighting battles behind our screens that people never see. Episode 161 is dedicated to the haters and I share how I handle criticism. To prove I’m not invincible, I thought I’d read you some emails that have landed in my inbox… this episode was tough, but it is SO important. I want to help you handle the inevitable backlash of going after your dreams. Tune into this episode to hear my 5 tips to ensuring that you handle criticism in the smoothest, most productive way possible. Can I just say it — BYEEE HATERS!
In Pursuit of Profits
So you own your own business which means you’re the boss, and as the boss, you get to determine how much money you make. Awesome, right? Considering how often I get asked this question, it seems to be more stressful than awesome for most business owners.
If you ask the average entrepreneur what they make, they’ll likely tell you their profits for the year. “I made six figures last year” often means the BUSINESS made six figures. But what did you, the business owner pay yourself? And how do you come up with that number? And what should your business goals be to align with your personal salary goals? In this episode I walk you through A to Z of how to pay yourself in this crazy entrepreneurial journey. I cannot emphasize enough how important this episode is. To get a complete walk through over my own money journey and how to pay YOURSELF, tune into Episode 160.
Whew — These episodes are always scary to publish, but I think it’s so crucial to reach out and talk about some of the behind the scenes things that are happening in my life that I haven’t really put out into the world for fear, because of insecurity, or just because they were too close to my heart to share on such a public forum… until now. From our fertility journey, the real truth behind our finances, um, also, my hygiene habits, one of the hardest parts of our marriage, anddd… this last one that feels too scary to type. To hear them all tune into Episode 127.
This episode was the first of it’s kind! My sweet husband, Drew, came on and we answered YOUR biggest questions. That’s right — both of us, answering listener questions! This was SO fun and definitely unearthed some interesting topics. We fully covered ALL the nitty-gritty details of your questions. If you’re wondering how we balance business and play, what our first kiss was really like, what our relationship story is, or what it’s REALLY like to marry a #girlboss, then Episode 159 is for you!
With a past career on Wall Street as a Vice President of Communications and Change Management, Emily Sexton is going to teach us her signature topic: How to Influence Others. Whether you are an entrepreneur, college student, or single mom, there is value in knowing how to communicate well, own your story, and connect with others in a powerful way. This episode is crucial for learning how to harness your inner voice and learn from this one in a million woman. You’ll just have to tune in to fully experience Emily’s magic. In Episode 168 you will hear Emily’s 6 concrete tips to winning others over, in personal AND business settings. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with this quote: “When we think of influence, think about the legacy you want to leave in this world… Don’t play small. Use your impact for good.”
Jessamyn Stanley is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, award-winning Instagram personality, and body-positive advocate. She has been profiled by a wide range of media, including Good Morning America, TIME, New York, Glamour, Shape, People, Essence, and many others. I personally have LOVED following Jessamyn for so long — the way that she speaks boldly and authentically, and always seems to be taking care of herself is so inspiring to me. In Episode 172, she teaches us all about not fitting the “mold” in your career, prioritizing self-care, and how to live life on our own terms!
Giddy up, for this next episode, Goal Diggers, because in Episode 146 we dug into how to write a book with the incredible author and girl boss, Rachel Hollis!
This rockstar woman is a best-selling author, TV personality, public speaker, CEO, and mother of four. As if that wasn’t enough, Rachel was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 and she is deeply passionate about women in business.
Rachel has written several books from cookbooks and fiction series all the way to her most recent “Girl, Wash Your Face” and has one of the most impressive book launch processes I’ve ever seen. In Episode 146 she is peeling back the curtain and letting us see how the magic happens! If you have ever wondered how to write a book , how to self-publish a book, or how to get a book published, Rachel walks through each option with tangible advice. From creativity to finances, we are talking about it ALL! If writing has always been on your bucket list, but you don’t even know where to start, Episode 146 is for Y-O-U!
People ask me who I admire more than anyone in the world… and one time I got her on the show! My ultimate superwoman, my momma! My mom truly does it all: a mother of three who has worked her whole life and taught me what it truly means to be a STRONG woman. In Episode 186, I wanted my mom to come in to discuss #allthethings like only a mother could do. I love love love this episode. Hearing what it was like being a working momma, tangible tips on how she balanced motherhood AND her career, what she *really* thinks of my career (ahem, bra and underwear pictures…), the biggest ways I’ve changed since starting my business, and just ALL the mom goodness! I asked her YOUR biggest questions and she delivered. Safe to say, I will treasure Episode 186 forever.
There you have it, the top 10 episodes you cannot miss! Are you new to the Goal Digger Podcast? Welcome to the party! These episodes are thee perfect episodes to get ya acclimated to how we do things around here. Individually and collectively, these episodes are going to rock. your. world.
One more thing: I think in this world we often let milestones and celebrations pass by without really pausing to pat ourselves on the back and truly enjoy the moment. But today, I am choosing to show up. To reflect. To celebrate. TWO HUNDRED episodes. And I’d love to invite you to join in.
If Goal Digger has touched you, impacted your business, or refreshed your spirits at ANY point please consider sharing our show to join in the celebration! Whether you share it on Facebook, text a friend, or put it on your Instagram story, life truly is the more, the merrier and there is room for everyone at the Goal Digger table.
If you think the world needs a little more confetti and celebrations (and A LOT more of women building one another up!) let’s share this show far and wide and spread some Goal Diggin’ magic! Cheers!