Reclaiming Radical Self-Love with Jada Pinkett Smith

Jenna Kutcher 

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October 23, 2023


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Jada Pinkett Smith was living what many would view as a fairy-tale of Hollywood success. But appearances can be deceiving…

Today on the Goal Digger Podcast we talk about what itv took to find and heal herself from the depths of depression as an ambitious mom and wife in the media spotlight.

Her brand new memoir, Worthy, chronicles her life without a filter.

In a media driven landscape that crafts narratives for our celebrities, she shares herself in an intimate conversation with readers in Worthy. She even answers questions about her difficult childhood, her marriage, her parenting style, her career choices, and the intense scrutiny that followed “the slap.”

In our conversation, Jada talks about the difference between the hero’s journey and the heroine, she shows why adhering to the status quo has never been the plan and why labels and stories crafted by others strip women of their authenticity, and we talk about the topic of self worth.

By the end of this conversation, you’ll have a better understanding of who Jada is, and you’ll have learned how to embrace your most lovable qualities, discover who you really are, and claim the title worthy for yourself. 

Finding the Power of Unstoppable Love

Jada began by sharing how her journey towards writing a book started with a conversation with her friend, Jay Shetty. Initially resistant to the idea, she eventually realized that her story held immense value.

She recognized her own transformation from feeling unlovable and unworthy to finding self-love and empowerment.

This realization became the driving force behind her book.

The Heroine’s Journey

I loved when Jada introduced the concept of the heroine’s journey, emphasizing that it is not limited to gender but rather an exploration of the inner world.

She explains that the heroine’s journey involves delving into the realm of love, connection, and the unseen aspects of ourselves.

She also highlights the importance of balancing the masculine and feminine energies within us and embracing the power of the divine feminine.

The Writing Process

In our conversation, Jada shared that while the concept of her book poured out of her effortlessly, the actual writing process was challenging.

In order to do her memoir justice, she had to confront generational trauma and delve into painful memories from her past. 

Jada acknowledged that writing the book was a journey of self-discovery and healing, as she realized there was still work to be done in certain areas of her life.

Navigating Criticism and Self-Belief

As a successful woman in the public eye, Jada has faced her fair share of criticism and judgment. She emphasizes the importance of knowing and valuing oneself, regardless of what others may say.

Jada shares that she had to overcome self-judgment and cultivate a strong sense of self-worth.

She encourages us to recognize that what others think of us is NOT our business and that our own self-belief is paramount!

Embracing the Journey of Self-Acceptance

Jada discusses the significance of embracing one’s humanness and being okay with not always being okay.

She emphasizes the importance of self-acceptance and learning to love oneself unconditionally. Jada shares that her journey towards self-acceptance involved sitting with herself in meditation, honing her mind, and redirecting negative self-talk.

I don’t know about you, but this conversation really encouraged me to explore practices that help me cultivate self-acceptance and self-love!

The Evolution of Self

Reflecting on the permanence of a book, Jada acknowledges that growth and change are inevitable. She expressed her willingness to embrace her own evolution and encouraged others to do the same.

Jada emphasizes that looking back at our past work and cringing is a natural part of the growth process. She urges us to embrace change and not be afraid of evolving into our true selves.

Jada’s book, Worthy, offers a profound exploration of her personal journey and serves as a guide for others seeking to find their own power and worth. Get your copy here!

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A small town Minnesota photographer, podcaster, educator and puppy rescuer, my happiest days are spent behind my computer screen sharing my secrets with the world. I'm glad you're here.

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