Episode 174: Jordan Lee Dooley



Jordan Lee Dooley joins me today. She is a multi-passionate women who is speaks, writes, podcasts and creates. And she has a book launching in May called Own Your Everyday: Overcome the Pressure to Prove and Show Up For What You Were Made To DoIn the midst of a culture where everybody feels like they need to work within their purpose and/or push their creativity to be a side hustle, it’s easy to feel like purpose and position become blurred. It is sometimes difficult to find the balance between working for income and working with meaning. We talk about the balance between purpose and position; how to discover what you were made for; things that limit us from stepping towards what we were made to do; who inspires her; and what she’s learned in the early years of marriage. 

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Survival Kit:

  • Trello App

  • Having a home phone

  • Oat Milk specifically Cinnamon Oat Milk Lattes

  • Green Smoothies


  • "We often associate our purpose with our position.” Bring your purpose to your position.

  • "When we are constantly feeling like we are missing out on what we think we should be doing, we are actually missing out on where we are."

  • “The reason we get held back is because we get stuck in our own heads.”

  • “There’s power when sisters rally around each other rather than compete with each other.”

  • “Sometimes what is uncomfortable is the very thing you need to do."

  • “Generally its my mindset not my skill set that’s holding me back."

  • “Perfectionism is asking ‘what will people think’ not ‘how can I be my best self’”. Brené Brown

  • Things that limit us in stepping towards what we were made to do: distractions, disappointments, FOMO, comparison, perfectionism, shame

Discussion Questions:

  • What do you think about when you hear the word purpose?

  • How many of you feel like you are living out your purpose? If so, what is it?

  • What emotions do you feel when you hear people talk about purpose?

  • In your mind, how do purpose and work fit together?

  • What do purpose and position look like in your life?

  • Jordan talked about how her passion slowed evolved over time. What has that looked like for you?

  • What do people tell you that you are good at or what do people come to you for? Do you fee like those things line up with what you were made for?

  • What things tend to limit you from taking steps towards what you were made to do? (distractions, disappointments, FOMO, comparison, perfectionism, shame)

  • What is one thing you can do this week to help you step towards your purpose?

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Connect with Jordan:  Instagram // twitter // Facebook // Website // podcast

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