18 episodes

Hey, I’m Jess Dennis. I help ambitious moms who desire a meaningful income go from feeling unsatisfied and unsupported to being prepared and equipped to leverage the right traditional business model for their skillset.

I believe every mom deserves to feel worthy and be allowed to make the money she wants.

Using my Balanced Entrepreneur Approach, I help women determine their vision and take action on their dreams as they move into their purpose.

Balanced Entrepreneur Jessica Dennis

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

Hey, I’m Jess Dennis. I help ambitious moms who desire a meaningful income go from feeling unsatisfied and unsupported to being prepared and equipped to leverage the right traditional business model for their skillset.

I believe every mom deserves to feel worthy and be allowed to make the money she wants.

Using my Balanced Entrepreneur Approach, I help women determine their vision and take action on their dreams as they move into their purpose.

    017: The unexpected difficulty of finding joy as we age

    017: The unexpected difficulty of finding joy as we age

    It's been a HAAAT minute! But I'm back! In this episode I am updating you on my schedule, my life, what it's like to live in the in between and happiness. I'm finding that happiness is shifting for me. In my 20s, I found a lot of happiness imagining my future self...my potential accomplishments and the life I would create for myself. Now that I'm in my late 30s, I'm finding that I've accomplished what I set out to do and I've done it. Listen, I know life isn't over in your 40s and beyond but it's different! We did the wedding, we bought the houses, had the careers and birthed the babies. And sure, all of those things were great, but what do you do when you find yourself at the other side of all those dreams? I'm finding that my source of happiness and joy has shifted and that's what I'm talking about in this episode. I hope you'll join me for the conversation. 

    Like all episodes, I want to know what you think! DM me on Instagram @balanced_entrepreneur to share your thoughts with me directly. I might even feature you on my next episode! 


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    • 33 min
    016: Wrestling with Anxiety, Fear and Identity Crisis Post-Pandemic

    016: Wrestling with Anxiety, Fear and Identity Crisis Post-Pandemic

    For the past year, life has looked nothing like normal for many of us. COVID shut the world down in early 2020 and forced many women and parents out of the workplace and into their homes to homeschool children and create a place of safety in a world full of uncertainty. We've been living in this "new normal" for a while and now, as the world begins to open back up, many of us are experiencing different fears and anxieties while wrestling with shifts in identity. In this weeks podcast episode, I share my own experience with those concerns and what life looks like for me and my family as we navigate back to "normal". We talk about the difference between fear and anxiety and how to bring back habits that serve our future selves. Enjoy!


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    • 28 min
    015: Navigating the season of stillness that comes after quitting

    015: Navigating the season of stillness that comes after quitting

    What happens when you quit? In episode 13 I talked about why I'm a quitter and why you should be one too. I share why it's sometimes necessary to cut something off before transitioning to something else. That cutting off might come in the form of quitting a job, selling a business, ending a relationship, a divorce or any number of ends to something important. What happens after you walk away and quit? This podcast episode is all about that time. I'm in it now so it's easy for me to speak to it. I sold a business at the beginning of 2020 that I had built over the past eight years. The business was a big part of my identity and who I was, selling it left a massive hole in my perception of personal worth, value and social community. Everything in me wanted to find that next thing as quickly as possible so that I didn't have to sit in that pain, but I had to. There is so much purpose in our pain, but that doesn't change the fact that going through it absolutely blows. If...scratch that, WHEN you find yourself on the other side of quitting this is the podcast for that season. What does it look like to be okay in the stillness and boredom? What does it look like to learn from the pain rather than ignore it? I hope you enjoy this episode all about that next phase. 


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    • 35 min
    014: If kids are so resilient, why do so many adults have childhood trauma?

    014: If kids are so resilient, why do so many adults have childhood trauma?

    Today’s episode is all about COVID-19. I’m recording this podcast while battling through COVID myself, interviewing my girls about their experience as kids through quarantine and then having a lively conversation with my friend and guest Lindsey Chevalier.

    While conversation with the girls I ask them to share their thoughts on this quote, “‘Kids are resilient’ is one of the most B.S. lines to come out of the pandemic. If kids are so resilient, why do we have a generation of adults still talking about childhood trauma? Kids are vulnerable. Their mental health is just the easiest to ignore.”

    In the second part of this episode I have a deep conversation with my friend Lindsey about her experiences during COVID for her and her family and why she’s fired up about the way we’ve treated kids. We dive into gender and racial issues happening in our country right now and share our vulnerable real thoughts surrounding these controversial topics.

    Find Lindsey on IG: @lindseychevalier


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    013: When to Quit and When to Stick in Your Career

    013: When to Quit and When to Stick in Your Career

    "Just don't quit." This is the anthem in the direct sales industry and I'm sure others. The idea is that if you just stick it out, you'll eventually be successful. That quitting is the only surefire path to failure. But I'm here to tell you that's crap. In fact, knowing when to quit is as necessary as identifying opportunities. So why then do so many of us feel fearful about quitting? That's exactly what we're identifying in this podcast episode as I lay out some of the most important career moves that involved quitting in order to pivot directions. Whether you call it quitting, pivoting, folding, or switching paths, knowing when your season is up will be one of your greatest strengths. In this episode, I identify four symptoms I experience every time I know it's time to make a move and the biggest things that hold me back from taking the next step. 


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    • 34 min
    012: New Business Announcement

    012: New Business Announcement

    Finally I get to tell you what I'm working on!!! For weeks I've been sharing snippets of my new business adventure and today is the day I finally get to share allll the details! 
    Drum roll please...
    My business partner Casee Hawkins and I have signed on with a brand new franchise called Face Foundrié out of Minnesota! Face Foundrié (https://www.facefoundrie.com/) is an open-concept facial bar that takes facial services out of the spa environment to create an approachable, focused method to skincare services. Since working together in Rodan + Fields, Casee and I have fallen in love with skincare and we're excited to take this new leap in our entrepreneurial journeys. We've signed on for the entire state of Wisconsin and will begin rolling out locations throughout the state starting fall 2021. Our first location will be in Appleton, WI and we want to know from YOU where we should head next! We have our sights set on Milwaukee, Green Bay and more. 
    Thank you for supporting us in this journey, this is just the beginning!

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    • 45 min

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Insightful & Authentic

I discovered Jessica’s Balanced Entrepreneur book at my local library & appreciated her authentic personality. She truly aims to serve her community through a variety of topics. Definitely worth checking out!