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Are you craving Best Life, minus the Burnout… constantly striving for more, and quite frankly — F’n over it? Want more happiness, peace, and purpose… NOW? Well then LET’S. GO. From Emmy Award Winning TV host Zuri Hall comes ‘Hot Happy Mess’ — your new go-to podcast for mindfully ambitious Millennial women. It’s the same fun, down-to-earth vibes that Zuri’s known for during her candid red carpet interviews + celebrity sit-downs (on MTV, E! News, and now Access Hollywood)... but this show is all about the most important VIP of your life: YOU. And it’s time to own it!This podcast will help you take it all a little less seriously, and find your magic in the middle of life’s messes. No more putting off your living for tomorrow.Self-Care. Relationships. Mental Wellness. New Motherhood. Team No Kids. Career Wins (and Fails). Social Media. Real stories from real, amazing everyday women. We’re covering it all. Our North Star is ‘Happy’ and it’s not an end destination — it’s a state of being, during the entire journey of our lives. Wine (and tequila, and vodka, and whiskey… and pretty much everything else) will be spilled. The occasional f*bomb will be dropped. Laughs (and a few tears) will be shed. Messes will be made… but we’ll find our magic, in the middle of them. Together. New episodes every Monday!Follow @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess on Instagram to keep the good vibes going. 

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    • 5.0 • 388 Ratings

Are you craving Best Life, minus the Burnout… constantly striving for more, and quite frankly — F’n over it? Want more happiness, peace, and purpose… NOW? Well then LET’S. GO. From Emmy Award Winning TV host Zuri Hall comes ‘Hot Happy Mess’ — your new go-to podcast for mindfully ambitious Millennial women. It’s the same fun, down-to-earth vibes that Zuri’s known for during her candid red carpet interviews + celebrity sit-downs (on MTV, E! News, and now Access Hollywood)... but this show is all about the most important VIP of your life: YOU. And it’s time to own it!This podcast will help you take it all a little less seriously, and find your magic in the middle of life’s messes. No more putting off your living for tomorrow.Self-Care. Relationships. Mental Wellness. New Motherhood. Team No Kids. Career Wins (and Fails). Social Media. Real stories from real, amazing everyday women. We’re covering it all. Our North Star is ‘Happy’ and it’s not an end destination — it’s a state of being, during the entire journey of our lives. Wine (and tequila, and vodka, and whiskey… and pretty much everything else) will be spilled. The occasional f*bomb will be dropped. Laughs (and a few tears) will be shed. Messes will be made… but we’ll find our magic, in the middle of them. Together. New episodes every Monday!Follow @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess on Instagram to keep the good vibes going. 

    28: …It’s Time to Fix Your Bad Credit — Come Rip The Band-Aid Off! | Career + Finance Series

    28: …It’s Time to Fix Your Bad Credit — Come Rip The Band-Aid Off! | Career + Finance Series

    We get it, sometimes you want to dig your head in the sand to avoid the awkward (+ slightly painful) conversations about your personal finances. But, it’s time to rip the bandaid off, and fix your credit!!
     
    In today’s episode, Zuri is opening up about how paralyzed and fearful she felt in her early 20s, when it came to paying off her debt and re-building her credit health. From her traumatic experience of having the toughest time trying to finance a new car (despite making 6 figs!) and how it was the wake-up call she needed to change her life and take control of her finances (won’t He do it?!)…
     
    If you’re ready to change your life, stick around, because Zuri is sitting down with America’s Favorite Finacial Educator, Tiffany Aliche aka The Budgetnista -- and we’re DIVING DEEP into the credit of it all! Tiffany is breaking it down and schoolin’ us on how to Get Good With Money! She explains wth a FICO score even is; why credit is so important; the ideal credit score you need to buy a house; how to raise your credit score WITHOUT a credit card (you will LOVE these hacks); and why we need to say HELL NO to cash advances!
     
    Next, in our signature “Real Woman, Real Story” segment -- Z chats with Korbyn Lloyd who shares how she paid off $130,000 of debt in 26 months, just in time for her 30th birthday. Korbyn takes us through the budgeting hacks she learned, and why she picked up a side-hustle (while working a full-time job!).
     
    All that sound good to you? Fantastic. Hit play and tune in, because the keys to financial freedom are within your grasp and the first thing you gotta do is leap into the mess that is your debt and begin the journey to fix your life!
    Share this episode with a friend NOW + let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess

    Head over to hothappymess.com for all the show notes mentioned in this episode and for ALL the deets on how to join our exclusive Facebook group!
     
    Recent episodes: if ya feel like bingeing:
     
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 26: Make Money Moves (How to Boss Up Your Finances)
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 25: Insecures' Yvonne Orji on Why You Should Always Bet on Yourself
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 24: Imposter Syndrome (How to Fight it + OWN Your Opportunities!)
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 23: How I Made It: Zuri Hall's Career Story
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 22: I do NOT (The Divorce Episode)
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 21.5: I Bought a House (Bonus Episode)
    Go back to the beginning --- ICYMI: Listen to Episode 1: How to Be Happy

    Follow @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess on Instagram to keep the good vibes going.
     
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    • 1 hr 53 min
    27: …Screw Finding Your Dream Job, It’s Time for Your Dream LIFE — and Purpose! | Career + Finance Series

    27: …Screw Finding Your Dream Job, It’s Time for Your Dream LIFE — and Purpose! | Career + Finance Series

    Do you feel stuck, unfulfilled in your career, and tired of pretending that everything is greeatttt?! -_- Well, this episode was made just for you! Today, Zuri is chatting with ‘Millennial Therapist’ Tess Brigham, a psychotherapist + certified life coach -- about how we can take back control of our lives and design the life we’ve always dreamed of!
     
    Tess is going to breakdown why millennials are suffering from mid-life crisis; if dream jobs are a myth; is it okay to job hop (and what employers really think!); to answering the never-ending question of ‘when is it time to pivot?’; and finally why we need to say adios to passion and bonjour to purpose.
     
    Next, the Group Chat girls (Cleo, Leah, + Star) are getting vulnerable and sharing their POVs on how (or IF) they've even found their passions; the pressure of living up to parental expectations; and open up about the tools they’ve used to overcome career burnout and why setting boundaries is the key to their mental health!
     
    You’re gonna love how real this convo gets (not to mention the tangent about starting an OnlyFans side hustle... oh, and opening an escort service). HOW did they get there? (but also... tell us more??!)
     
    Share this episode with a friend NOW + let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess

    Head over to hothappymess.com for all the show notes mentioned in this episode and for ALL the deets on how to join our exclusive Facebook group!
     
    Recent episodes: if ya feel like bingeing:
     
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 25: Insecures' Yvonne Orji on Why You Should Always Bet on Yourself
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 24: Imposter Syndrome (How to Fight it + OWN Your Opportunities!)
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 23: How I Made It: Zuri Hall's Career Story
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 20: Should I Get Married? Let’s Talk Engagement!
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 12: The Best Sex Ever Episode (What You’ve Been to Shy to Ask!!)
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 10: Have Commitment Issues? Let’s Talk Attachment Styles!
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 6: Is It Time For You to Pivot?!
    Go back to the beginning --- ICYMI: Listen to Episode 1: How to Be Happy
     

    Follow @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess on Instagram to keep the good vibes going.
     
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    • 1 hr 40 min
    26: …Make MONEY Moves! (How to Boss Up Your Finances + the Secrets to Building Wealth) | Career & Finance Series

    26: …Make MONEY Moves! (How to Boss Up Your Finances + the Secrets to Building Wealth) | Career & Finance Series

    Repeat after us: Personal Finance IS Sexy! Budgeting, getting out of debt, and fixing your credit score should be at the top of your list, if you want to have peace of mind AND build wealth!

    If talking about money makes you nervous (or want to put your head in the sand), fear not -- because this week Zuri is opening up about her personal finance journey.... and keeping it real about the good, bad, and ugly of her journey to building wealth + financial freedom. 

    Then Z is chatting with nationally recognized money expert, Stefanie O’Connell — who not only shares smart practical solutions on how to take control of your money, and make it work for you... Stefanie also shares why we should lead from empathy instead of shame when it comes to personal finance; and how to prioritize your money goals, even when you’re living paycheck to paycheck. 

    Stefanie also answers YOUR questions about credit, how to rebuild your finances after divorce, and whether you should mix money and relationships (especially if one of you is a spender, and the other a saver)! 

    Make sure you stay ‘til the end for this week’s ‘Party Trick’: The app you NEED to download, that is designed to change the way you think about money and to radically change the circumstances of money in your life! Sign us up for that!! 

    Share this episode with a friend NOW + let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess

    Head over to hothappymess.com for all the show notes mentioned in this episode and for ALL the deets on how to join our exclusive Facebook group!

    Recent episodes: if ya feel like bingeing:
     
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 25: Insecures' Yvonne Orji on Why You Should Always Bet on Yourself
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 24: Imposter Syndrome (How to Fight it + OWN Your Opportunities!)
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 23: How I Made It: Zuri Hall's Career Story
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 22: I do NOT (The Divorce Episode)
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 21.5: I Bought a House (Bonus Episode)
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 12: The Best Sex Ever Episode (What You’ve Been to Shy to Ask!!)
    Go back to the beginning --- ICYMI: Listen to Episode 1: How to Be Happy
     
    Follow @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess on Instagram to keep the good vibes going.
     
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    25: ...Insecures' Yvonne Orji on Why You Should Always Bet on Yourself, Filming Steamy Sex Scenes, and her new book: ‘Bamboozled by Jesus!” | An AlphaBabe Spotlight

    25: ...Insecures' Yvonne Orji on Why You Should Always Bet on Yourself, Filming Steamy Sex Scenes, and her new book: ‘Bamboozled by Jesus!” | An AlphaBabe Spotlight

    Babe, are you ready to stop playing small and Get Yours?! Emmy-nominated Actress & Comedian Yvonne Orji - best known as Issa Rae's BFF Molly on the HBO series, Insecure— joins Zuri for today's Alphababe Spotlight and dishes on the secret to unapologetically standing in your truth and why we need to read her new book: Bamboozled By Jesus: How God Tricked Me Into the Life of My Dreams (Ummm, sign us up for that!)
    Buckle up for this rollercoaster of a convo that will literally have you LYFAO! Yvonne shares a hilarious retelling of how she prepared for the steamy sex scenes in Insecure; inspirational gems on why we need to stop people-pleasing & show up for our damn selves!; and then Z + Yvonne, take a wild ride down the world of birth charts, enneagrams, karaoke, and womb healing?! 
    Yvonne gets candid on why she's waiting until marriage to have sex; what's she looking for in her dream guy (take notes!); what her love language is (and why she refuses to be shamed for it!!); and drops the mic on why she won't compromise on her Christian faith! Share this episode with a friend NOW + let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall + @HotHappyMess.

    Head over to hothappymess.com for all the show notes mentioned in this episode and for ALL the deets on how to join our exclusive Facebook group! Follow @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess on Instagram to keep the good vibes going.

    Recent episodes: if ya feel like bingeing:
     
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 23: How I Made It: Zuri Hall's Career Story
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 21.5:I Bought a House (Bonus Episode)
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 15: Meena Harris on Being Too Ambitious, Cooking with her Aunt Kamala Harris, and more!
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 13: Bachelorette Tayshia Adams on Finding Love, Her Dream Wedding with Zac, and Embracing her Biracial Identity!
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 8: Beauty Boss Jackie Aina is a Forvr MOOD | An AlphaBabe Spotligh‪t‬
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 6: Is It Time for You to Pivot?! (ft. Deepica Mutyala) | Happiness + Peac‪e‬
    Go back to the beginning --- ICYMI: Listen to Episode 1: How to Be Happy

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    24: …How to Conquer Imposter Syndrome & OWN Your Opportunities! | Career + Finance Series

    24: …How to Conquer Imposter Syndrome & OWN Your Opportunities! | Career + Finance Series

    Raise your hand, if you’ve ever felt like an imposter at work, felt unworthy in your relationships... or maybe even had some serious doubt in your abilities as a new parent. 
    After the overwhelmingly positive response to Zuri’s insight on Imposter Syndrome during her appearance on The Breakfast Club — we heard you! Today, Zuri has a FULL episode on it — sharing how these feelings can paralyze us and how we need to shed these insecurities so we can fully walk into our opportunities. 
    Then our two amazing experts break down exactly what “Imposter Syndrome” is: licensed therapist Dr. Joy Bradford & certified life coach Amy E. Smith, who shine a light on how imposter syndrome may be connected to our limiting beliefs; when to determine if it’s you that’s the fraud or if it’s your in a toxic work environment; and provide practical tips to silence your inner critic.
    Make sure you stay ‘til the end for this week’s ‘Party Trick’: 3 Exercises to Build Your Confidence... and Help Battle Imposter Syndrome.
    Share this episode with a friend NOW + let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess

    Head over to hothappymess.com for all the show notes mentioned in this episode and for ALL the deets on how to join our exclusive Facebook group!
     
    Recent episodes: if ya feel like bingeing:
     
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 23: …How I Made It: Zuri Hall's Career Story
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 21.5: …I Bought a House (Bonus Episode)
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 10: ...I Have Commitment Issues, Let's Chat, Attachment Styles
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 7: It's 2021! Here’s The KEY to a Happier You!
    Go back to the beginning --- ICYMI: Listen to Episode 1: How to Be Happy
     

    Follow @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess on Instagram to keep the good vibes going.
     
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    • 45 min
    23: ...“How I Made It!” | My Career Story: From Pinching Pennies + Sleeping on Couches, to Becoming An Emmy-Winning TV Host ...Oh Yeah, And A Random Weather Girl Stint. | Career + Finance Series

    23: ...“How I Made It!” | My Career Story: From Pinching Pennies + Sleeping on Couches, to Becoming An Emmy-Winning TV Host ...Oh Yeah, And A Random Weather Girl Stint. | Career + Finance Series

    Get excited, because it’s officially time for our Career + Finance series! Zuri is kicking it off with her career story, starting with her very first TV job … to where she is today and HOW she got there! 

    Z is sharing the highs and lows of grinding it out. From her stint as a weather girl, to sludging through the cold NYC streets during a polar vortex... to landing her dream jobs (before 30!) in sunny L.A. 

    Stay til the end, for our signature #AskZuri segment. Zuri will be answering YOUR questions about imposter syndrome, job-hopping, how to network (without being a stalker!), and if there is ever a time you should prioritize money over your happiness! 

    Share this episode with a friend NOW + let us know your favorite part of the convo: @ZuriHall + @HotHappyMess.

    Head over to hothappymess.com for all the show notes mentioned in this episode and for ALL the deets on how to join our exclusive Facebook group!
     
    Recent episodes: if ya feel like bingeing:
     
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 21.5: So I Bought a House!
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 7: It's 2021! Here’s The KEY to a Happier You!
    ICYMI: Listen to Episode 6: Is It Time To Pivot?
    Go back to the beginning --- ICYMI: Listen to Episode 1: How to Be Happy

    Follow @ZuriHall and @HotHappyMess on Instagram to keep the good vibes going.
     
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    • 1 hr

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388 Ratings

388 Ratings

Smt28 ,

Relatable, honest, funny & authentic!

I love love love this podcast! So much of what Zuri, the group chat ladies, and all the other podcast guests discuss are so relatable or applicable to my life. I’ve learned so much already in just a few episodes about learning to live my best life and not to be so hard on myself. I continue to be inspired. Thanks Zuri!

Do Cbus ,

Birthday Love

Since it’s your birthday, I thought I would post my first review. I started listening to your podcast from the very beginning and it is amazing! The topics are timely and thought provoking. My favorite episode by far was your recent one with Yvonne Orji. Perhaps it’s because I am also Nigerian-American, but your interview with her spoke to me. Especially at the end when Yvonne said, I know what hustle has gotten me I wanna know what rest can get me too. So inspiring and I’m getting her book. Keep up the great job Zuri! Congrats on the house too and hello from Columbus Ohio😉

Teslaradio ,

Great podcast for all listeners!

Great podcast! Zuri manages to balance humor, sincerity, casual chat, and grounded and informed all at once. Highly recommend 💚

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