Jessica Journey is another stellar member of the Happy Black Woman Mastermind who deserves to be in the spotlight, and Rosetta puts her in the spotlight on this episode. Jessica specializes in helping high-achieving women accelerate their success in career and business, with a particular focus on developing public speakers. Her structured focus enables her clients to get energized by adopting her “do something now” attitude. By pushing women to take action she empowers them to take the next step in the right direction. You’re going to love this conversation with Jessica.
Most of the time success comes down to a decision to do what you are good at.
We all know the pressure that comes from trying to fulfill other people’s expectations of our lives. It could be a spouse, a boss, or Society in general that we feel has certain plans for us, but we all know how hard it is to break out of the mold and believe that we have something unique to offer the world. Jessica Journey says that most of the time success comes down to a decision we have to make to do what we are truly good at. It is the one thing that brings us joy and provides great benefit to other people. When we can be bold enough to take that step, all kinds of opportunities open up. You can hear more sage advice like this from Jessica on this episode of Happy Black Woman.
You can still make money and have an impact even while you’re making mistakes.
Too many of us are scared to put our products or services out there for others to see because we don’t feel they are good enough. But when Jessica Journey started her own on entrepreneurial endeavors she realized very early on that she couldn’t wait for everything to be perfected. She had to begin with what she had and modify it as she went along. The thing she discovered was that you can still make money and have an impact even while you’re making mistakes. Jessica’s story is inspirational, so don’t miss it.
To launch a speaking career, start out by focusing on a few clear, key topics.
Most people who try to begin a speaking career believe that they can speak on many different topics. While that is probably true it’s not the best way to go about getting your start. You need to develop some signature topics that you speak on with power – and work hard at developing talks that demonstrate why you are the person to address that topic. You will become known for those topics and can branch out from there. That’s just one piece of advice Jessica Journey has for any of you who want to begin a speaking career. Find out more from her on this episode.
The only thing stopping you from being the answer to someone’s prayer is you.
It is hard for some of us to believe but there is somebody who is praying to receive exactly what you have to offer. In other words, you can be the answer to someone’s prayer. The only thing that is stopping you, is you. You have to get out of your own way and believe that you have valuable things to offer people in need. You have to take that step of faith to believe that you can have an impact that matters. Jessica Journey helps women find their core strengths and move ahead with confidence. In short, she helps them get out of their own way. Find out more about Jessica and the programs she offers on this episode.
Outline of this great episode
- [0:29] Rosetta’s introduction to this episode’s guest: Jessica Journey.
- [1:53] Jessica’s journey to becoming a coach and consultants to speakers.
- [9:09] Tips for women who want to do public speaking.
- [17:13] An exercise to help you determine who to ask for speaking gigs.
- [19:00] How Jessica stays focused and productive.
- [25:45] The #1 piece of advice Jessica gives to women starting out.
Resources & Links mentioned in this episode
- Website – www.jessicajourney.com
- Get your free gift from Jessica: www.jessicajourney.com/topic
- BOOK: The Alchemist
About JESSICA JOURNEY
Jessica Journey is living each day authentically and abundantly…and invites you to join her! As a business coach, Jessica provides direct solutions to high-achieving women entrepreneurs, especially speakers, coaches, and consultants. Her clients love her structured support, advanced strategies, and sincere encouragement. In addition, Jessica serves as a keynote speaker and workshop facilitator for business conferences and women’s retreats. Connect with Jessica by visiting her website.