On today’s episode of Happy Black Woman, Rosetta chats with another amazing member of the HBW tribe, Wilma Jones. Wilma is on a mission to help people and organizations become happier and more successful in life. Her mission began with her first brand, Living Happier After, which spawned a book (Living Happier After) about life after divorce. Today, she helps individuals and organizations through workshops, speaking engagements, and individual coaching. Wilma’s passion for helping others is clear, and the transparency with which she shares her own story is truly inspiring.
Why you need to prioritize happiness.
As Wilma shares her story with Rosetta, it’s clear that she’s overcome a lot to find her happily ever after. She explains how struggles with career and her personal life inspired her to find positivity and pave the way to happiness. Wilma believes the key is to prioritize your own happiness above all else. She gives 2 tips that can make a huge difference in your daily life and, more importantly, how you approach obstacles in life. Wilma also shares her belief that you experience the most in life when you’re stretched.
The role of gratitude in your daily routine.
Wilma shares her daily routine and how important gratitude is when it comes to making a big mindset shift and, therefore, a huge life change. She offers some action steps that can help other women begin to make small changes in their daily life in order to make a big impact. Wilma’s big tip: have a gratitude journal. She explains how she uses it to record 3 things she’s grateful for each day and how that truly trains your brain to start looking for the good in life. Wilma goes on to offer some valuable advice on how to live happier at work, including the role exercise can play in dealing with those difficult conversations or meetings.
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
Rosetta and Wilma chat about the value of being mindful throughout the day and keeping your mindset in check. Putting positivity out into the universe, says Wilma, is the best way to begin living happily ever after. Wilma gives us a glimpse into her daily routine and how she maintains focus on what truly matters, even with a busy schedule. She also gives insight into exercise, specifically yoga, and how it has helped bring a sense of calm into her life.
How making small changes can have a huge impact.
As Rosetta and Wilma close out their chat, Wilma shares her go-to book for inspiration, The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. She also delves into her #1 tip for women who are ready to pursue their dreams and start a business. Wilma’s perspective is refreshing and her ability to help others is inspiring. Her final tip for Happy Black Woman listeners? Don’t be afraid to fail – fail hard, fail often, and fail early.
Outline of this great episode
- [0:35] Rosetta’s introduction of her guest, Wilma Jones.
- [1:35] Wilma’s mission and the work that she does.
- [2:48] How Wilma decided to make this a business.
- [5:01] Why it’s so important to prioritize your happiness.
- [7:43] Some action steps that other women can implement in order to live happier in their lives.
- [11:14] Tips to help you live happier at work.
- [16:05] Wilma’s routine and how she stays productive and focused.
- [22:19] What makes Wilma a Happy Black Woman
- [25:06] A book that has inspired Wilma on her journey.
- [29:10] Wilma’s #1 tip for women who are thinking about starting a business.
- [32:31] How to connect with Wilma.
Resources & Links mentioned in this episode
BOOK: “The Success Principles”
Wilma’s Book: “Living Happier After”
Wilma J’s website: www.WilmaJ.com – get your free eBook “5 Tools to Start the Day”
Wilma Jones on Facebook
Wilma Jones on Twitter
Email Wilma Jones: Wilma <at> WilmaJ <dot> com
About Wilma Jones
As an expert speaker and workshop leader at WilmaJ, LLC, Wilma Jones helps organizations develop an enlightened workforce that is able to use the proven results of positivity to increase productivity and improve teamwork.
Wilma is an author, award-winning blogger and frequent guest expert on national radio. She understands how to use the tools and strategies of the Science of Happiness to inform, persuade and motivate people to make small changes in their lives that lead to big results.
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