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The Front Seat Life Podcast hosted by Jessica Butts, a retired psychotherapist turned Author, Motivational Speaker, and Business Coach focuses on strategies, tips, and mindset tools to help you “be unapologetically who you are” in your life, love, and business! Jessica will cover topics that have helped her changed her life, leave her marriage, start over, build new and fulfilling relationships, and start and grow a successful business.

To find out more about Jessica visit https://jessicabutts.com/.
Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation.

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The Front Seat Life Podcast hosted by Jessica Butts, a retired psychotherapist turned Author, Motivational Speaker, and Business Coach focuses on strategies, tips, and mindset tools to help you “be unapologetically who you are” in your life, love, and business! Jessica will cover topics that have helped her changed her life, leave her marriage, start over, build new and fulfilling relationships, and start and grow a successful business.

To find out more about Jessica visit https://jessicabutts.com/.
Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation.

    58: My Biggest Takeaway from Kate Northrup’s Mastermind

    58: My Biggest Takeaway from Kate Northrup’s Mastermind

    All right Front Seat Lifers. I am coming to you hoarse, a little bit exhausted and FULL OF LOVE and excitement. I am in Laguna Beach, and just this morning, I finished my MASTERMIND with Kate Northrup. She is my coach for 2020 and I want to share with you my big takeaways from the three days with my mastermind.

    This Mastermind was with Kate and ten inspiring, INCREDIBLE women. I was very humbled to be in the presence of these women, and Kate brought in a guest speaker. The one, the only, Amy Porterfield. It was kind of an “over-the-top” moment. I mean, we were all shitting our pants a little bit.

    Anyway, I came away from this experience with a bunch of GOLDEN NUGGETS and loved being with these awesomely powerful women. You gotta listen to this episode to hear some of the GEMS, even if my voice is a bit rough. But one thing I realized was that we have the same systems and similar goals. We’re building the list, and we’re doing the webinars, we’re launching, we’re doing courses, we have groups, we’re coaching, we have podcasts.

    It’s the similar stuff, but we need to do it our OWN WAY. We need to do it our way, BASED on our personality TYPE. We all must understand our differences, own them, and then BE UNAPOLOGETIC about it.

    So, there’s no right or wrong way. It’s just we must know OUR WAY.

    When we can step into that and own it for the first time in our lives, it’s such an unbelievable GAME CHANGER because again, if Kate’s trying to be like Amy or Amy’s trying to be like Kate or I’m trying to be like them or any of it, it doesn’t come off authentic. We leave ourselves, and we muffle who we really are, and the world needs who we really are.

    There’s more to this episode, listen in. And I am definitely coming away from this super stoked to do more with personality type and help you all be unapologetically who you are, I’m going on a rampage!

    Stay tuned. There’s some BAD-ASS STUFF coming. In the next couple of weeks, I’m going to start throwing in some “TYPE TIPS” into each of the episodes so you can get a quick little nugget of juiciness around all the other juiciness.

    Have a wonderful, wonderful week!

    For more about Jessica and her upcoming events, visit https://jessicabutts.com

    Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation.

    The FREE Front Seat Squad: https://jessicabutts.com/squad/

    The Front Seat Life FREEBIE from this episode: https://jessicabutts.com/me/

    Kate Northrup: https://katenorthrup.com/

    Amy Porterfield: https://www.amyporterfield.com/

    Not sure what your Myers Briggs personality type is? Take a free personality assessment at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-personality-assessment/

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    57: What To Do When You Can’t Figure Out Your Type – 5 Steps

    57: What To Do When You Can’t Figure Out Your Type – 5 Steps

    I get asked this question EVERY TIME I talk about personality type. 100% of the time, this comes up because it’s very, very common.

    The question is, “What do I do if I can’t figure out MY personality TYPE?”

    So, that’s what today’s episode is about, if you’re HAVING TROUBLE figuring out your personality type, what do you do to figure it out?

    And I have five main tips for you today. First, let me back up… It’s totally NORMAL. It’s hundred percent completely normal not to know fully what your type is, 75% of the population has trouble figuring out one of the letters of the four dichotomies.

    They can’t decide if they’re an INFP or an ENFP or an ESTJ or an ESFJ. There are LOTS OF VARIATIONS. And again, it’s a very, very normal thing. So, today’s episode is to help you and give you the main things that you need to do.

    Number one, ask yourself, WHEN did you take the assessment? I can’t regulate when people are taking the assessment, but if you are trying to get the most accurate read on you as a human being, don’t take it when you’re at a job that you hate, or when you are at work during a terrible day. I guarantee 100% it’s not going to come out accurately because you’re in that environment.

    It’s not an accurate assessment of you as your best self. What you’re going to get is a reading of YOUR BACKSEAT. Let me say that again. You’re going to get a reading that’s more in alignment with your backseat, which is the exact opposite of who you normally are.

    The number one tip is you must take the assessment when you’re MOST YOURSELF. That might be the first thing in the morning. It might be after a bath, or it might be after you play with your kids or while you’re on vacation.

    And do a SELF-ASSESSMENT. You want to get the most accurate reading, and the self-assessment is the most accurate because you can take your time and you can choose when you’re going to take it. You can head to my site for more info on taking a self-assessment or do a quick search on Google or YouTube, but this will help a lot.

    Next, if you are getting results showing consistency except for one letter, one dichotomy, READ THE DESCRIPTIONS for those types. You will likely have an “A-Ha! Moment” and you will know which one you are. Again, you can go to my site for more details.

    All right. Those are my top three tips, shorthand-style. There are more, and I encourage you to please listen in to this episode to get the rest, especially if you are still having trouble.

    Love you guys. Thank you so much for listening. Also, go into the Squad and introduce yourself. I want to know your type. I want to know if this helped you. Once a month, I’m doing some awesome, awesome, happy hour Q&A. We’re having some drinks. I’m answering all your questions. We’re connecting. It’s quite lovely. It’s 90 minutes of just awesomeness, so I can’t wait to see you — bye guys.

    For more about Jessica and her upcoming events, visit https://jessicabutts.com

    Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation.

    The FREE Front Seat Squad: https://jessicabutts.com/squad/

    The Front Seat Life Event: https://jessicabutts.com/events/

    Not sure what your Myers Briggs personality type is? Take a free personality assessment at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-personality-assessment/

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    56: Energy Management

    56: Energy Management

    Hello! It’s just me today, and I want to go through what I’m currently doing in my life to do some ENERGY MANAGEMENT and what other people are doing.

    I’ve talked about this before, and I’m reading a great book on the subject, The Patriarchy Stress Disorder, but we as women are PREDISPOSED to be apologetic, to be codependent, to minimize ourselves, to oppress ourselves, and TO GIVE to others. It’s just part of who we are.

    If you’ve been listening to the podcast long enough, you know that when we are giving too much, when we’re too accommodating, we can stop managing our energy and become the “baby in the backseat.” Which is about 20% of the time. And that’s a lot of the time.

    So, what do we do? So, where in our lives, do we need to PROTECT our energy? And how do we do it?

    Number one, we need to BE ACCEPTING of people for who they are. How much time and energy do you waste on trying to change somebody or being irritated that that person who is not like you? We want people to accept us for who we are, but then who are we to judge them for who they are?

    All right, number two, FORGIVE people. Just forgive people. Do you know the amount of energy that it takes not to forgive someone? It is so not worth it. Judgment takes up space. Acceptance does not. Resentment takes up space. Forgiveness does not. And if someone apologizes to you, like take their apology.

    Okay, number three. LET THAT SHIT GO. Let that shit go. Anytime you’re holding on to stuff, it’s a waste of energy. And so sometimes you may need to make a conscious decision, “What can I let go?”

    Number four is DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY, which is from The Four Agreements. Most of the time, it has nothing to do with you. Everybody’s dealing with their own shit and someone’s reaction to you likely has nothing to do with you.

    Alright, those are the heavy lifters when it comes to energy management, but let’s get real. How many of you are on Facebook or Instagram way, way, way, way, way, way more than you need to be? Hands all over the country, all over the world for that matter, are going up right now because we are almost all guilty of this, and it is an energy management KILLER.

    When we get on social media, and let’s be honest, what’s the first thing we do? We COMPARE ourselves to other people. “Oh my God, that person’s hair looks amazing. Or, wow, her butt is so on-point. Oh, her marriage is perfect. Oh my God, her business is killing it. Oh, she is traveling all over.”

    “Oh, she must be a millionaire. Oh, she must not have any problems. Oh, look how clean her house is. Oh, LOOK AT ALL THE THINGS… I am a f*****g loser…”

    One of the biggest energy management tools is to TURN YOUR DAMN PHONE OFF. I need to turn it off because otherwise, I’m that person. I’m always clicking it, touching it, looking at it, all the things. So, I turn my phone off for multiple hours a day.

    How many of you have NOTIFICATIONS for every godforsaken app on your phone? Hands again, all over the country and the world going up… Turn that shit off because you’re reactive and when that ping goes off, we break whatever concentration we are in to go to our phone.

    And it takes like 20 minutes for us to get back to whatever task that we were doing, no matter the task. Try it for a month, a week, a day. Turn that off and BE PROACTIVE about when you’re going into your apps. PROTECT YOUR ENERGY.

    And that then that leads us to set some BOUNDARIES. I’m not gonna lie, I have gotten away from this a little bit lately. I have a problem with boundaries. I over-give and this just teaches others by responding to them that this is acceptable, and it’s not.

    Okay, next on the list… CODEPENDENCY. When are you jumping on the other side of the net, and where are you letting other people jump on your side of the net? It’s such a humongous topi

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    55: Soul Meets Strategy – Jenna Faye Madden

    55: Soul Meets Strategy – Jenna Faye Madden

    Front Seat Lifers, I am excited to bring you another sassy, INSPIRING, courageous woman, Ms. Jenna Faye. In less than two years, she and her partner Spencer scaled their business, Soul Meets Strategy™ into the multi-6 figure realm – and they did it all while traveling the world while being in a relationship together.

    She is one of my Soul Sisters, I swear, and we agree on so much, which comes through during our conversation. I mean, we both worked in Human Resources before we had our “epiphanies” and got out of the drudgery that was not us.

    “The light bulb kind of went off… wow, I can do and be something different.”

    This is a longish episode, but well worth it, and you gotta give it a listen. We talk about both of our rough rides along the entrepreneurial journey. There are bumps, and people BASH YOU and you go down. And when we are transforming, “It rocks other people’s world because it also shines a light on them that they are not changing, and MISERY LIKES COMPANY.”

    Evolving, TRANSFORMING, changing, it makes other people very uncomfortable. But don’t let that stop you.

    “When you first start, you don’t really have any evidence. You have to start somewhere with that action piece where you grow the muscle a little bit more, and then a little bit more.”

    Jenna tells us about the importance of ROI. It’s two things, the ROI, like Return On Investment, but also the RIPPLE OF IMPACT. And so many people aren’t making that kind of ROI that they’re capable of, or some people are way too much into the strategy which causes a disconnect in their vision.

    “The idea of Soul Meets Strategy was to bring those two things together, that embodiment, the connection, and the actual tangible strategy that it takes to MOVE THE NEEDLE FORWARD.”

    We go deep into the actual steps of Jenna’s philosophy, so similar to mine, because once you can connect and feel clear on your path, things will fall into place. And DON’T OVERTHINK IT either. So many people are like wronging themselves and thinking, “Is this the thing?”

    The “thing” is what EXCITES you now! And how can you deeply connect to that? The three steps that Jenna thinks are the most important: alignment, strategy, profitability. Everything can fall into those buckets and we dissect each during this episode.

    Jenna reveals that one of her mottos is “SIMPLIFY TO AMPLIFY.” I’m sure you probably agree, as I do, that most people are doing way too much shit within their business. They’re trying too many tactics, and then it leads to doing a lot of things, but none of them that well.

    Okay, there’s so much more to the awesome and amazing conversation we had, you must check it out, maybe a couple of times! Thanks again for listening, and thanks to Jenna for joining me and for being brilliant.

    For more about Jessica and her upcoming events, visit https://jessicabutts.com

    The FREE Front Seat Squad: https://jessicabutts.com/squad/

    Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation.

    For Jenna Faye Madden and Soul Meets Strategy: https://www.facebook.com/groups/scaleyoursoulmission/

    To follow Jenna on Instagram, go to @soulmeetsstrategy

    Book: Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz – https://www.amazon.com/dp/073521414X/

    Book: Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1936661837/

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    54: How Do You Decide What to Fight For? – Sara Dean

    54: How Do You Decide What to Fight For? – Sara Dean

    I have my amazing, thoughtful, kick-ass, brilliant friend Sara Dean with me today. Sarah is the creator and mind behind Shameless Mom Academy. We have an INCREDIBLE CONVERSATION about what it’s like to stand up for being a woman in this world. How to have an opinion and a voice without sounding “bitchy.”

    Both of us are PASSIONATE about our messages, and it can get easy these days to get sucked into disagreements or even HOSTILE conversations, online and off, that can lead us down a rabbit-hole.

    We delve into examples that happen to us, and likely to you too every day. Scrolling through social media and getting caught up in a HEATED “DEBATE” over divisive topics is all too common, it’s a slippery slope. Sara and I talk about how to find a middle ground. Too often, if we stand up for our beliefs, we are labeled as “Bitches,” and if we sit back and are accommodating, we’re not doing ourselves or our beliefs justice.

    It’s often about asking yourself, “How can I insert myself into a conversation in a way that is powerful and meaningful. That doesn’t make everyone defensive, but that puts some clear boundaries in place?”

    Sara gives us some wonderful insight and tips on how we can effectively navigate these tricky situations. Because we’ve all been there, where we feel we cannot help ourselves in those kinds of conversations. You want to say something, but also, you don’t want to say it in a way where you’re going to be immediately dismissed because it’s a FLY-OFF-THE-HANDLE-BITCHY-BOSSY comment.

    Sara says, “I’m just conscientious around how I respond. But stay in ALIGNMENT with my CORE VALUES. When I’m going to insert myself into something on social media, I enter the conversation with curiosity and compassion.”

    And we also talk about how these strategies can be useful in other areas of our lives, with our partners, our children, our parents, and friends or colleagues. More and more, we seem to be running into difficult and divisive conversations.

    Sara and I also get into a deep conversation about how important this is when LEADERSHIP is considered. You’ve got to be able to say something and that sense of hesitancy to step up and say something will diminish your role as a leader. And ALL WOMEN ARE LEADERS in different capacities, but many of us don’t identify as such.

    Apologizing or minimizing or saying, “I’m sorry,” when there’s nothing to be sorry about is habitual with many women. If you’re not setting boundaries, not LEANING IN to difficult conversations, or saying things that might not be popular, even in your own home, you’re shrinking.

    People, this is just the tip of the iceberg, there is A TON packed into this episode, and I hope you get some fantastic value out of it. Again, thank you for listening and keeping the conversation going. I appreciate it.

    For more about Jessica and her upcoming events, visit https://jessicabutts.com

    The FREE Front Seat Squad: https://jessicabutts.com/squad/

    Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation.

    For Sara Dean and The Shameless Mom Academy: https://shamelessmom.com/

    To follow Sara on Instagram, go to @shamelessmomacademy

    Book: Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1544505779/

    Not sure what your Myers Briggs personality type is? Take a free personality assessment at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-personality-assessment/

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    • 55 min
    53: Top Game-Changing Tools from Badass Boss Babe, Susan Hyatt

    53: Top Game-Changing Tools from Badass Boss Babe, Susan Hyatt

    All right, Front Seat Lifers, you are in for a TREAT. This is technically the second episode of the new year, but I couldn’t think of a better person to start the new year with than Susan Hyatt. She is currently my coach, helping me take my business to the next level.

    If there’s anybody SASSIER than me, it’s probably Susan Hyatt. And that’s saying a lot because I’m pretty damn sassy myself.

    Susan KEEPS IT REAL. She’s a hustler. She works hard. She has a beautiful message for her business clients and also her BARE clients. She is a true, true inspiration. A real BOSS BABE. She is absolutely the real deal. And I’m honored and delighted to have her with you today.

    This episode is JAM PACKED with GOLDEN NUGGETS, so listen in. We cover Susan’s incredible story and how she ended up on her amazing path to kick some serious ass. And that’s just while we are getting warmed up… The trauma, the learning, the growth…

    We talk about BODY IMAGE ISSUES and the super important work Susan is doing to help address this with young women and girls, and how programs help untold numbers move with LOVE and eat with ATTENTION instead of DEPRIVATION.

    Her approach has seen an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response because “I think women are TIRED OF IT. They’re tired of the whole body shaming that goes on. They’re tired of dieting and counting points and everything.”

    We also spend some time talking about how important it is to have a longterm vision. It’s what draws you forward when the going gets tough because it will get tough. It’s a real bitch sometimes. And it’s better to focus on the 90-day goals that you have set, than to “squirrel” and chase something new.

    “It’s a long game, long game… At the end of this career, when I look back at my legacy, I want to be able to say the BARE or BOLD curriculum is known internationally for schools, hospitals, healthcare systems… That’s going to take some work.”

    The going gets tough at different levels of your business for different reasons. And if you aren’t anchored in a strong enough “why,” then it becomes so easy to say, “I’m out, like I’m just going to go get a job, or I’m just gonna like go do something different because this isn’t worth it to me.”

    Okay, there’s so much more to this episode, but if listen in, you will hear me admit one of my mindset issues… which has definitely been playing small and thinking people don’t want to talk to me and they don’t want to play with me.

    Working with Susan has helped me to overcome this and just ask. Ask for money, ask to be on the stage, ask to be on the podcast… ask. (Do it professionally, don’t send those annoying-ass messages like, “This is why I think I’d be great on your podcast.”)

    Wrapping up here, I want to mention Susan is working on a documentary, so watch for that, because I’m sure it will kick some SERIOUS BUTT, just like she does. And I know ‘em when I see ‘em.

    Again, as always, thank you for being here. Thank you for having me.

    For more about Jessica and her upcoming events, visit https://jessicabutts.com

    The FREE Front Seat Squad: https://jessicabutts.com/squad/

    Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation.

    For Susan Hyatt: https://shyatt.com/

    To follow Susan on Instagram, go to @susanhyatt.

    Not sure what your Myers Briggs personality type is? Take a free personality assessment at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-personality-assessment/

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