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Let’s STOP sugarcoating the Entrepreneurial Experience! Millennial Success Stories is a podcast dedicated to sharing the REAL, RAW, and HONEST stories of young entrepreneurs who are building businesses and lives that reflect their own versions of success. Always remember, success has no age requirement!

Hosted by Marketing Strategist & Success Coach, Jackie Kossoff.

Cover photo by Iris Megiris

Millennial Success Stories Jackie Kossoff

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Let’s STOP sugarcoating the Entrepreneurial Experience! Millennial Success Stories is a podcast dedicated to sharing the REAL, RAW, and HONEST stories of young entrepreneurs who are building businesses and lives that reflect their own versions of success. Always remember, success has no age requirement!

Hosted by Marketing Strategist & Success Coach, Jackie Kossoff.

Cover photo by Iris Megiris

    Let's Wrap Up Season Two!

    Let's Wrap Up Season Two!

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful second season of Millennial Success Stories! In this episode, I reflect on everything that's been going on this season, including what was happening behind-the-scenes. 

    Millennial Success Stories will be back for Season Three in 2021!

    SHOWNOTES


    (1:13) Jackie Intro 
    (3:16) THANK YOU to all our guests!
    (4:16) How Season 2 was originally planned
    (5:05) Pivoting this season for COVID-19
    (8:05) Racial justice, inclusive communities, and elevating Black voices
    (8:29) “Creating inclusive spaces and inclusive communities is something that is incredibly important to me”
    (12:55) What to expect in Season 3
    (14:50) “I feel like focusing more on joy is what each of us should be doing”
    (15:20) We already have some guests in line for season 3! ☺
    (17:35) Jackie closing comments

    Links Mentioned

    Schedule a Success Breakthrough Call with Jackie: https://calendly.com/jackiekossoff/success-call

    Jackie's Website: https://jackiekossoff.com/

    Jackie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackiekossoff_la/

    • 19 min
    Success Through Mindfulness with Shannan Slevin

    Success Through Mindfulness with Shannan Slevin

    We're still in the middle of a pandemic and prioritizing our health and wellness is more important than ever. Shannan Slevin, Founder of WellFests, joins me in this episode to help us discover how practicing mindfulness leads us toward greater personal well-being and professional success.

    Shannan provides some amazing and actionable tips for us to get started on our own mindfulness journeys. (Hint: It's the small changes that lead to big leaps over time.)

    [Shannan is offering our community 30-days FREE of her Well-Being Sync-Ups! Use Code "MillennialSuccess" at checkout. Sign-up here: https://tinyurl.com/wellbeing-syncups] 

    SHOWNOTES


    (1:17) Jackie Intro
    (5:04) Shannan intro
    (14:40) “Stress isn’t going anywhere, it is a natural part of life and a natural part of the human experience”
    (20:40) Shannan’s top tools for dealing with stressful situations
    (21:12) How to practice mindfulness
    (28:35) More helpful tools
    (38:10) Ergonomics help
    (42:40) Final wellness tips
    (43:03) “Prioritize your own self care amongst the busyness of a hectic calendar day”
    (47:07) Shannan’s personal definition of success
    (49:00) Shannan’s biggest successes so far
    (54:10) Shannan’s next level of success

    Links Mentioned

    Shannan's Website: https://www.wellfests.com/

    Shannan's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WellFests

    Shannon's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wellfests/


    Schedule a Success Breakthrough Call with Jackie: https://calendly.com/jackiekossoff/success-call

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Let's Talk About Hiring!

    Let's Talk About Hiring!

    Hiring new team members should NOT feel intimidating or scary. Hiring should be a simple process that helps you find a new member of your team who aligns with your goals and values. 

    In this episode, I share the step-by-step process that has enabled me to build my team with women who've grown with my business. They've helped me accomplish my goals and continue supporting me every day as I pursue my own version of success.

    SHOWNOTES


    (1:14) Jackie Intro
    (3:29) What your hiring process should look like
    (6:00) Make a detailed job description
    (12:21) “I know that she [VA] is going to be there and grow with me”
    (13:41) Setting up your VA interview
    (17:00) Asking for references
    (18:32) The onboarding process
    (21:15) Working with/hiring your friends
    (23:40) Closing comments


    Links Mentioned:

    Schedule a Success Breakthrough Call with Jackie: https://calendly.com/jackiekossoff/success-call

    Jackie's Website: https://jackiekossoff.com/

    Jackie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackiekossoff_la/

    • 25 min
    Mindset & Digital Communities with Jenny Lachs

    Mindset & Digital Communities with Jenny Lachs

    Jenny Lachs, Founder of Digital Nomad Girls, joins me on this episode to share her experience building one of the premier digital communities for women who work online and travel. 

    From her Facebook Group (30,000 and counting!) to her Inner Circle membership program (Disclaimer: I'm a founding member), Jenny's insights are gold for anyone looking to build an online community, create an impactful brand, or become a digital nomad—once the pandemic is over, of course. 

    SHOWNOTES


    (1:27) Jackie Intro
    (4:15) Please Leave a Review ☺
    (5:17) Jenny Intro
    (10:58) About Digital Nomad Girls
    (16:03) Jenny’s personal definition of success
    (18:55) Jenny’s successes thus far
    (22:00) Advice for women who want to build a business
    (22:22) “Once you scratch the surface and get to know these people you realize that we're all the same and we all struggle with the same stuff”
    (22:26) “Mindset is always something that holds us back”
    (22:52) “Stop caring what people think of you”
    (26:30) How Jenny’s paid membership came about, what her original vision was and what it is now
    (38:25) How membership services work
    (45:09) Jenny’s next level of success
    (49:07) Lessons learned from traveling
    (53:32) “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey”
    (57:05) “The only way out is through”

    Links Mentioned 

    Digital Nomad Girls Community (Facebook Group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/DigitalNomadGirls
    Jenny's Website (DNG): https://digitalnomadgirls.com/
    Jenny's Instagram (DNG): https://www.instagram.com/digitalnomadgirls/
    Jenny's YouTube (DNG): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVAGyBlGHrmPG57t51p-s9Q
    Jenny's Facebook (DNG): https://www.facebook.com/DigitalNomadGirls/

    Schedule a Success Breakthrough Call with Jackie: https://calendly.com/jackiekossoff/success-call

    • 59 min
    Recognizing Your Natural Gifts with Nicole Matthiesen

    Recognizing Your Natural Gifts with Nicole Matthiesen

    Self-care has become even more important for us as we continue to live amidst a global pandemic. In this episode, Nicole Matthiesen shares with us her own personal journey of radical self-care and healing, which led her to transition from a highly stressful corporate career into a Wellness Coach & Ayurvedic Health Counselor helping other women on their own path toward healing.

    Nicole also provides insight into how each of us can recognize our own personal gifts and cultivate the art of sharing them with the world.

    SHOWNOTES


    (1:18) Jackie Intro
    (3:28) Nicole Intro
    (4:38) Worlds oldest healing system
    (12:43) The calling to transition to a new career
    (15:38) “Yoga philosophy is very tied into this idea of not attaching yourself to the outcome”
    (17:27) Nicole’s personal definition of success
    (20:32) “There’s so many people who don’t really know themselves”
    (21:26) Nicole’s next level of success
    (24:28) Nicole’s advice
    (27:00) How to recognize your natural gifts

    Links Mentioned
    Nicole's Website: https://nmyogawellness.com

    Schedule a Success Breakthrough Call with Jackie: https://calendly.com/jackiekossoff/success-call

    • 39 min
    Let's Talk About Legal (& Other) Stuff!

    Let's Talk About Legal (& Other) Stuff!

    It's time for another controversial topic: legal, accounting, and insurance realities of running a business. Most entrepreneurs are afraid to share their experiences because they are not experts—and may have made some embarrassing mistakes. However, our businesses cannot grow and prosper without each of these pieces in place. 

    DISCLAIMER: I am by no means an expert on any of these topics. I only share from my own experiences. Any recommendations I make in this episode should NOT be taken as legal, accounting, or insurance advice. The content of this episode is intended to make listeners think about these topics and do more research on their own to figure out what's right for their businesses. 

    SHOWNOTES


    (1:12) Jackie Intro
    (3:25) Should I start my business as a LLC or a Sole Proprietorship?
    (6:40) What kind of business contracts should I have?
    (10:15) Warnings with contracts
    (10:53) “Make sure you are 100% confident in what this contract means and what you are agreeing to.”
    (12:15) Make sure to have privacy policies and terms of service on your website
    (13:10) Should I have an accountant?
    (15:22) Should I get a bookkeeper?
    (16:22) Should I use a CPA/service to have my taxes done?
    (17:40) Should I have business liability insurance?


    Please leave a review on Apple Podcasts ☺

    Schedule a Success Breakthrough Call with Jackie: https://calendly.com/jackiekossoff/success-call

    Jackie's Website: https://jackiekossoff.com/

    Jackie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jackiekossoff_la/

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Sammy Warrayat ,

Sammy Warrayat

Jacke has a vibrant personality that extends through the audio and you can feel her energy and passion when listening to her interview guests or go into some of her experiences as well. Definitely a good listen that is informative and glad I stumbled upon it!

Valkk ,

Jackie was reading my mind!

I love that feeling when I'm listening to a podcast and the person is describing what I've been feeling in words I didn't even have for it yet. That was me listening to Jackie's episode on Alignment Activites... loved it!! The image of holding the latte is perfect because it really feels like you're sitting down and having coffee with her. Keep up the good work!

Healthy Beach Girl ,

Inspiring and Empowering.

I love how Jackie hosts a platform to share the inspiratioanl stories of these women. She is a great interviewer and is able to ask questions in a way that helps the listener to relate.

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