868. Making Peace With Unmet Expectations With Jordan Lee Dooley

Jordan Lee Dooley is back to catch up on everything that’s been going on since she was last on the show for Episode 436! Jordan is a national bestselling author, speaker, founder and CEO of the Own It Academy, and host of the top-rated SHE podcast. She just came out with her latest book, Embrace Your Almost: Find Clarity and Contentment in the In-Betweens, Not-Quites, and Unknowns, which is perfect for the season of business that I’m in right now. It’s meant for the person who's like, geez, I've done everything right, and things still seem to be going wrong. Sound familiar? Because I know I can definitely relate. 

We discuss how to make peace with setbacks and unmet expectations, the role that adversity plays in our ability to gain clarity, and how to cultivate a life that you really like. Jordan shares some projects that have been healing and opening her mind to life outside of her business, and she offers suggestions for how other overachievers can find hobbies that they love. We touch on why it’s so important to lean into taking care of your well-being and get out of your bubble. Jordan has so much wisdom from what life is like when you’re in limbo, so listen in to hear more of her story.


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About Jordan:

Jordan Lee Dooley is a National Bestselling Author, Speaker, Founder/CEO of the Own It Academy, and Host of SHE, a top rated podcast for women. Her trajectory started with a small Etsy shop she started in college, and now her mission is to help women live their purpose and create a livelihood doing what they love so they can leave a legacy. She also sits on the Board of Advisors for Liberty University’s School of Business, and has been featured on Forbes, Inc Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine's 30 Under 30 List, and more. Jordan is an Indiana native, an advocate of working in your slippers, and happily married to her college sweetheart, Matt.


Discussion Questions & Episode Highlights

( 1:06 ) Welcome back to Earn Your Happy. Jordan Lee Dooley joins Lori on the show today. 

( 3:38 ) Jordan joins the conversation. 

( 5:11 ) Lori asks Jordan, “Why don't you tell me a little bit about the journey to this particular book?

( 10:15 ) Lori asks Jordan, “When do you know to either pivot or how do you take the signs? What does that look like?”

( 16:34 ) Jordan details how adversity creates clarity. 

( 20:03 ) Lori shouts out one of today’s sponsors, Jenni Kayne. 

( 23:10 ) Lori asks Jordan, “Tell me all of the things about how we can better handle the waiting season.”

( 28:37 ) Lori talks about another sponsor, Little Passports. 

( 31:57 ) Jordan breaks down the difference between complacency and contentment. 

( 33:46 ) Lori asks Jordan, “What are some things that we can do or some practices that you did?”

( 40:06 ) Jordan highlights how she took time to care for her health and well-being. 

( 42:03 ) Lori asks Jordan, “How do we reassess or really get behind the ‘why'? What did you do?”

( 46:23 ) Lori asks Jordan, “Tell me about some things we didn't touch on that are in your book and who the perfect person is for this book.”

( 48:39 ) Jordan’s book is available everywhere books are sold. 

( 49:16 ) Lori encourages listeners to tag @jordanleedooley and let her know what their biggest takeaway was, and share her book.