20 episodes

Scale Your Joy is for the “smart with heart” high achiever looking to ditch the corporate grind and sidestep the “hustle hard” startup scene to design a life and business they love.

Scale Your Joy is hosted by Kaneisha Grayson, a Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School grad, author, essayist, avid traveler, and self-made entrepreneur.

Each week, she shares her personal experiences and advice on crafting a life and building a business that not only showcases your formal education and credentials, but authentically represents you, creates positive social impact, and is highly profitable.

If you want inspiring stories and practical strategies that will help you live more authentically, take more risks, be resilient in the face of adversity, make more money, and experience more joy, this show is for you.

Be sure to join Kaneisha every quarter on a two-hour Ask Me Anything call— just for podcast listeners that leave a review. Find out more at ScaleYourJoy.com.

Scale Your Joy Kaneisha Grayson

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    • 5.0 • 54 Ratings

Scale Your Joy is for the “smart with heart” high achiever looking to ditch the corporate grind and sidestep the “hustle hard” startup scene to design a life and business they love.

Scale Your Joy is hosted by Kaneisha Grayson, a Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School grad, author, essayist, avid traveler, and self-made entrepreneur.

Each week, she shares her personal experiences and advice on crafting a life and building a business that not only showcases your formal education and credentials, but authentically represents you, creates positive social impact, and is highly profitable.

If you want inspiring stories and practical strategies that will help you live more authentically, take more risks, be resilient in the face of adversity, make more money, and experience more joy, this show is for you.

Be sure to join Kaneisha every quarter on a two-hour Ask Me Anything call— just for podcast listeners that leave a review. Find out more at ScaleYourJoy.com.

    19. How to Find and Keep a Mentor with Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore

    19. How to Find and Keep a Mentor with Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore

    In this episode, my mentor, Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore and I are sharing what you need to know about the steps you have to take to start looking for a mentor, what to actually look for in a mentor, how to initiate a conversation, and how to make the most of your time.
     
    Kerry Ann explains that one of the best services you can do yourself is to ask, “What do I need and where can I get it?” To hear why it’s so important, listen in.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://kaneisha.com/19

    • 1 hr 10 min
    18: Entrepreneurial Intervention: Asia Small of The Purpose of Prep

    18: Entrepreneurial Intervention: Asia Small of The Purpose of Prep

    Welcome to the debut of a brand new Scale Your Joy segment, the Entrepreneurial Intervention!
     
    Episode 18: Entrepreneurial Intervention - Asia Small of The Purpose of Prep is an interview with an amazing young entrepreneur who has hit the ground running with her college admissions business. We talk about how I got started, the steps Asia has already taken, and my advice for how to scale her business even further.
     
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://kaneisha.com/18

    • 47 min
    17: Balancing Creativity and Business with Aleksej Aarsaether

    17: Balancing Creativity and Business with Aleksej Aarsaether

    In this episode, we’re going backstage with the oh-so-creative Aleksej Aarsaether and talking all about the joys and challenges of balancing creative talents with a career in business. Aleksej is a screenwriter, theater actor and director, an excellent salesperson and trainer, and soon-to-be Oxford MBA graduate.
     
    Just a year ago, Aleksej joined my team at The Art of Applying® as a Breakthrough Coach. Since then, he’s had his own breakthrough and is now an MBA student at Oxford’s Saïd Business School. He plans to use his MBA to bridge his creative and business career aspirations, and will forge a career where he will improve diversity and representation at the decision tables of streaming entertainment.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://kaneisha.com/17

    • 51 min
    16: Black Girls Must Die Exhausted with Jayne Allen

    16: Black Girls Must Die Exhausted with Jayne Allen

    This month, I am thrilled to bring you an interview with the multitalented, fulfilled and purposeful Jayne Allen, author of Black Girls Must Die Exhausted. We’ll explore the ups and downs of the journey that led her to write Black Girls Must Die Exhausted, and meet her deliciously deep and relatable protagonist, Tabitha Walker.
    Get inspired with me as we find out how Jayne went from Harvard Law School to carving her way through the recording industry, outrageously successful self-publishing, building an audience on bookstagram, and a sensational four-book deal with HarperCollins!
     
    For full show notes and more information, go to https://kaneisha.com/16

    • 1 hr
    15: My Answers to 10 Vulnerable Questions

    15: My Answers to 10 Vulnerable Questions

    I’m showing my love this week by sharing details about myself! To show my appreciation for you loyal listeners, I’m answering personal questions so you can really get to know me, Kaneisha Grayson, host of Scale Your Joy, founder of The Art of Applying, woman with hopes and dreams and fears! Tune into Episode 15: My Answers to 10 Vulnerable Questions to hear about my fears, my favorite memory, my family challenges — and the legend of sleepy Pumpkaneisha.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://kaneisha.com/15

    • 30 min
    14: 5 Money Mistakes I Made in My Million-Dollar Business

    14: 5 Money Mistakes I Made in My Million-Dollar Business

    This week I’m talking money, honey! Tune in to learn from some of the imperfect actions I’ve taken with Episode 14: 5 Money Mistakes I Made in My Million-Dollar Business.
     
    When I started my business with just me and my laptop, I was a Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School graduate. What I didn’t yet realize is that it's a whole different beast learning to run, manage, and grow an online lifestyle business than what you learn in business school!
     
    Join me to hear the lessons I learned so you can start scaling your joy with real-world money advice for your business.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://kaneisha.com/14

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

920george ,

Fantastic pod

Kaneisha is extremely thorough and down to earth. She explains her business learnings in a clear and really entertaining way. As a small business owner myself, I love that she uses actual numbers and $$ from her business, making it extremely realistic and understandable. Highly recommend this one!

LoveC25 ,

Binged a few episodes!

I recently found SYJ through Art of Applying and so glad I did. The life lessons, stories and conversations have challenged my beliefs about designing the life that you want and hustle culture. I really appreciate the thoughtful “joy work” assignments and questions at the end of the episode. Looking forward to season 2!

Garcia8133 ,

Must listen!

I highly recommend this podcast. Kaneisha is an excellent communicator and shares wisdom for anyone on the entrepreneur journey.

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