The Goal Digger Podcast

By Jenna Kutcher


How do I build my dream job? How do I make money online? Am I ready to leave my 9 to 5? How can I create passive income? How can I grow my Instagram following? And the biggest question of all, can I *really* turn my passion into profits? Welcome to the Goal Digger Podcast where we will answer ALL of these questions and so much more! Week after week, host Jenna Kutcher brings you the the productivity tips, social media strategies, business hacks,, and inspirational stories that can help YOU design your dream career. Jenna shares tangible tips and hacks that she used to become a self-made millionaire in photography, online courses, Instagram sponsorships, and navigating the world of being a #girlboss social media influencer. Along with sharing her best kept secrets, she interviews the best in the industry (Amy Porterfield, Jamie Ivey, Melyssa Griffin, Lori Harder, Cathy Heller and so much more) who will share their secrets to ensure you are seen, heard, (and hired!) With millions of downloads and counting, the Goal Digger Movement is growing every day and now it’s YOUR TURN to hear from the experts, get inspired, and tackle your biggest goals along the way. What do you say? Are you in? Because we believe that work doesn’t have to feel like work.


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205: Battle the Screen Addiction with These 5 Tips

The unsettling stats about screen time… The average smartphone uses their phone 2 hours 51 minutes per day. The average user clicks, swipes, and taps 2,617 times PER DAY. 47% of parents are concerned that their child is addicted to screens while, 89% of parents blame themselves. The amount of screen time per day — regardless of what the content is — goes hand in hand with the higher instances of depression. Ever since smartphones came on the scene, they have become a constant presence in BOTH our professional and our personal lives. However, this constant sensory overload and overwhelm of information makes our thoughts scattered, impacts our feelings, and ultimately, shapes our LIVES. As a business woman, I want my work to be focused and intentional. From a personal perspective, I want to be present in my life. I want to really LIVE and not just refresh my feed every few minutes. I understand how difficult it can be to break our phone and screen habits, which is exactly why I wanted to make this episode full of TANGIBLE tips, tricks, and methods that will ensure that you can put the phone down, and keep your eyes up. Good news is you don’t need to look at your screen to listen to today’s episode... Well, maybe for a minute. GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES: 


196: Turning Your Mess into Your Message with Jamie Grace

Have you struggled with belonging? With feeling alone? Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, OCD, and anxiety at the age of 11, Jamie Grace navigated life on her own terms with resilience and dedication, building a platform to help others navigate the most challenging facets of life through her music and words. When Jamie Grace was 14, she created YouTube channels for her music and her platform, “ImAFighter” that captured the attention of record labels and producers. At 19, she was nominated for a Grammy Award, Billboard Award and was recognized at the Dove Awards as New Artist of the Year. At just 26-years old, now independent artist Jamie Grace has four number 1 radio singles, many nominations as a singer-songwriter, and millions of views on her weekly Youtube videos. Jamie Grace encourages millions who struggle with belonging, mental illness, feeling alone, and the most difficult aspects of life to find joy amidst their pain. She is a voice that speaks truth and vulnerably, and creates community in one of the most pure ways I’ve ever seen. Today, Jamie is going to teach us how to speak authentically, share our struggles with others, embrace our own stories, and ultimately, move forward into our best selves. GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES: 


194: Why "No" Isn't a Negative Word with Iskra Lawrence

Goal Diggers, I have been dying to have this guest on the show since the very beginning. She is bold, authentic, beautiful, brilliant, and today she is HERE! Goal Diggers, you probably already know and adore her, but officially MEET Iskra Lawrence! Iskra is a British model and a champion for #EveryBODYisBeautiful, body diversity and self-care. Iskra was told she was both “too big” for straight-size modeling and “not big enough” for plus-size modeling… but she has forged her own way. Now she is committed to reshaping the image of women in the media. As a fellow Aerie #AerieREAL Role Model I have joined forces with Iskra to promote unretouched intimates, loungewear and swim campaigns to speak about body positivism. Iskra also serves as a brand ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association, created the NEDA Inspires Award, and is working to generate awareness and support for individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Safe to say this woman has made a name for herself in an industry where she was told NO… A lot. In this episode, Iskra will teach us how to carve our own path, find confidence during our darkest days, and continue on OUR path -- even when the world tells us no. Goal Diggers, don’t miss Iskra. GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY:  GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES: 


192: Your Story Matters, Here's How to Own It

Lucia Pador is a super woman. You may know her from her work at Utterly Engaged, or more recently, her transition into helping others tell their stories and tell them well. Lucia is in my mastermind this year, and I have been AMAZED at how she can curate, visually story-tell, and manage Utterly Engaged flawlessly, while also working on her newest project which will help entrepreneurs tell their own story and leave a true legacy. Lucia is a daughter of immigrant parents who escaped a Communist war-torn country, moving from one refugee camp to another, to finally planting their roots in Southern California and building a beautiful life and business. After 30+ years of providing for their family through his art, Lucia’s father unexpectedly passed away. It was not until after he left this world did she finally see first hand how much of legacy he left behind. Without social media, she was blown away by the impact his art left behind that had spread across continents and oceans. Remembering what she learned from him, and combining her love for storytelling, social media, design and modern marketing, she is on a mission to help others spread their message, art, and creations through the most impactful and meaningful way. I know a lot of entrepreneurs love what they do, but struggle finding clarity, direction, and the know-how to share their message and stand out. I am lucky to have to have THE expert, Lucia Pador to teach us not only how to market ourselves well but to own our stories (even the messy parts!) GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES: 


191: How I Made $218,000 on Shopify in ONE Year

It’s been a little over a year since I opened my online shop: Shop Jenna Kutcher. It’s been a crazy, beautiful addition to my business and it’s been something I’ve been digging into as we’ve navigated this season of life because having an online digital store has been an incredible addition to my business for a few big reasons. I love having our shop because: 1. I have created resources that have helped me that are now available for everyone to enjoy and use. Why hide all the templates and tools I had built for my business that had attributed to my success? It’s been awesome to say: are you struggling with xyz? I have a resource for this exact thing. 2. It gives me the chance to reach my people with offers that are more accessible for those not ready to take a course or not in a financial place to purchase a full course or system. I love being able to sell well priced products that can help change businesses and give people the tools that they might not be able to purchase elsewhere. 3. It is 90% automated and digital which means we can serve our clients quickly, it’s open and available all the time, and most of it is run through automation which means less work on our part to get people what they need and to deliver a good client experience without having to be attached to every single sale. Have you thought about starting a Shopify shop? Today I am going to walk you through how I've made over $218,000 in just ONE year. GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES:


190: The Secret to Success as a Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur

Katie Sturino is the queen of doing it ALL, and in such a poised, professional way! You may know her as, her signature, the size 12(ish) New Yorker who believes great style can look chic at any size. Her platform to inspire girls like her who are stuck in size purgatory - not quite "plus size", not quite "straight-sized". Not only that, she is also the founder and CEO of Megababe Beauty, a women's comfort line that launched in June of 2017. AND if that wasn’t enough, she is the momma and social media guru behind the two insta-famous pups, Cheese and Muppet. Safe to say, she does it all-- and she does it so well! I wanted Katie to come on for those of us that are running one business, but have an idea for a second… and a third… and you get the idea! I know how many of us are multi-passionate boss babes, and I wanted to hear first-hand from someone that is managing multiple businesses so flawlessly! today Katie is going to teach us how to divide our time among projects, delegate resources, and balance our many passions! Speaking as a fellow multi-passionate girlboss, I think this episode is crazy valuable, and I learned SO much about making the most of all my passion projects! You ready to take your business (or businesses!) to the next level? Let’s dive on in! GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES:


188: Real Talk: How to Stand Up For What You Believe In

I want to talk about it. The messy stuff, the embarrassing, the humiliating, the shameful… I want to talk about it. But it’s not always easy. You see, there are some BIG topics out there: body shaming, discrimination, inequality, war, oppression, shame, guilt…. But they aren’t always easy to address. Insert: today’s guest. Alex LaRosa is a plus size model, blogger, and self love advocate based in Los Angeles… This Cali native is ready to share her message of self acceptance and personal growth. She has two major goals: to help other women become the most powerful version of themselves and to see these women represented in fashion. The launch of Visibly Plus Size is a result of Alex's unwavering belief that all different types of women (no matter their size, age, or the color of their skin) benefit from seeing images that represent them in the media. Aside from her brilliant business and insane modelling skills, what also captured my eye is the way that Alex speaks about topics that matter. She recently caught my eye in an instagram comment section where there was a heated debate, and her responses were 1) respectful, but also informative and persuasive. I was so captivated by how this woman spoke up for what she believed that I knew I had to have her on the show. Goal Diggers, without any further adieu, welcome Alex Larosa! GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES:


185: The 3 Things I Did Right and WRONG as a Photographer

Today I am sharing the 3 things I did right and wrong as a wedding photographer. After 7 years of being a full-time wedding photographer and shooting 130 weddings, I am retiring from weddings to free up more time to do the things I love – which soon will look like rocking a baby, spending weekends at home, and of course, creating content just like this to teach you! I will always be a photographer though and I still plan to shoot. It’s just going to look a little bit different than it has… As I reflect on a career that was filled with incredible couples and days spent documenting love and happiness, I realize that I have learned so much on this journey and today I get to share my biggest wins and the places where I really dropped the ball in the hopes that you can learn from my experiences. Before we dive on it, if you’re a photographer or interesting in becoming one, I am I hosting a free master class between the dates of September 11th and September 13th. There are 5 different time slots you can sign up for, so head over to save your seat for this free training as I’m going to be sharing the 3 biggest marketing hacks that helped me fill my calendar for all of those years! GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES: 


184: 6 Photography Experts Share Their BEST Business Advice

The mission of Goal Digger has always been to bring you THE best experts in the field, but what if I jampacked 6 experts into one episode?! Over the last year I’ve got to spend time with these 6 women who are some of the most successful photographers out there. They’ve been in my mastermind and I’ve gotten to learn a lot from them in that time. Each has agreed to give you a mini tutorial on the one secret that could absolutely transform your business (regardless if you are a photographer or not) from how to attract high-end clients all the way to how to write a blog post in 10 minutes – yes really! For maximum benefit, head over to today’s show notes at in order to meet each of these women and to find links and learn more about how they build their own mega-successful photography businesses. This episode could completely change the way you are running your business, for the better! Before we dive on it, I want to let you know that if you want to learn more from me, just like they have, we have 5 trainings coming up between September 11th and September 13th on 3 simple marketing hacks to fill up your photography calendar. Head over to save your seat for this free training! GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES: 


181: Beat The Algorithm: How To Rock Your Instagram Stories

Goal Diggers, we all know social media is one of THE best ways to get word out there about your business… but sometimes it can get tricky. Today, I wanted to focus on one specific facet of social media that rarely gets taught but can make a GIANT impact on how you’re engaging with your audience: How to ROCK your instagram stories! If you are not utilizing IG stories yet, it’s FINALLY time to get on board. And if you are… it’s time to make sure you are using it to its full potential because it is one of the most unique, impactful ways to move your business forward, engage with your fans in an authentic way, and expand your connection with your followers. Live video is a newer feature in the social media world and with additions like IGTV happening, it’s clear Instagram is sending us a message that if we aren’t using video yet, we better figure out our strategy with it. Essentially, we have a few different options to record ourselves, publish it, and chat with your followers/potential clients. It can be intimidating absolutely, but it is so incredible because it allows you to connect with your audience in real time (and beyond!) and adds an irreplaceable level of humanness and uniqueness to your brand. You essentially get to draw in your potential clients and spread your message in authentic way for free! Let’s dig in and get specific on the strategy around IG stories and many ways to utilize this feature— from swipe ups, photos, graphics, text overlay, live video, featured stories and MORE! You can use it from your personal or you business page, but regardless, there are certain tips to making sure your message gets across and properly received! GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES:   


180: What No One Tells You About Being a Mom and Running a Biz

This is a GAME CHANGER for any ambitious lady out there that wants both career success and a family. Today, we are having a beautiful business boss and mother on the show to tell us about how she balances both the role of “mom” and “CEO”. Audrey Roloff is a fiery redhead from Portland, Oregon. Audrey shares life, faith, and motherhood on her blog She is passionate about motivating women to always believe in the more that is within them, and she spreads this mission through her devotionals and clothing line. She is also the co-founder of, a marriage ministry, with her husband Jeremy. Audrey married Jeremy Roloff co-star of Little People Big World, and their wedding was nationally televised - reaching over 2 million viewers. Since then, they have shared their lives with us on the tv show, along with social media, and through their writings. She recently welcomed a new little babe, Ember, into her story and today she is going to teach us that motherhood and business are NOT mutually exclusive! In this episode, you will learn how to know when the time's “right” for bringing family into the world, the secret to balancing motherhood and CEO titles, how to prepare for a baby on the way, and how YOU can give yourself grace in the juggle of momma and girl boss! If you are a momma, dreaming of becoming a momma, or just ready to hear one heck of a story, you can’t miss this! GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES:


179: A Step by Step Guide To Start Your Own Podcast

PODCASTING FOR DUMMIES. If you're considering starting a podcast, wondering what goes into podcasting, or just curious about our behind-the-scenes of this show, this episode is for you! I want to be open about the nitty gritty process of starting a podcast from A to Z and let you in on how you can start one of your own! I’ll admit, starting a podcast is one of the vaguest things in the world. I spent so many days on google trying to find details on things like “How do I get onto iTunes” or “who makes my intro?” It’s still a relatively new “thing”, so you feel a little lost when starting. How do I pick my topic? Demographic? Show name? How the heck do I get a theme song? How do I record it? Safe to say there are a million and one questions and today we will be covering how we started this “little” show that’s grown into one of the biggest pieces of my business. It’s crazy to think that this started less than two years ago and we have already cracked the top 5 out of ALL business shows and top 50 of ALL podcasts. For reference there are over a billion subscriptions spread across 250,000 unique podcasts in more than 100 languages, and that more than 8 million episodes have been published in the iTunes Store to date. Like, that’s insane. But in order to thrive, you have to start with a foundation, and today I am going to teach you how to do JUST that! GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES:


178: The #1 Way to Be More Inclusive

Wow, wow, wow. This guest. Her mission… Brit Barron is the co-founder of Other Dreamers Culture Consultants and a speaker, writer and diversity and inclusion trainer. Brit spends a lot of time thinking about and talking about how race, gender and sexuality and spirituality interact with our everyday lives and our work. Brit is obsessed with finding new ways to connect people and things that have been told they should not go together. She has a bachelors and masters degrees in psychology and is probably already analyzing me as I type this! Brit has spoken all over the country, she has a TED talk about Beyonce and race in America and she is ready to share her expertise with you! I was introduced to you by the women dynamo Emily Sexton (remember her LIFE CHANGING episode?!). Emily consulted Brit to ensure that her business was casting a wide net and ensuring that every woman felt heard, seen, and valued. And wow, is Brit the perfect person for the job! In this episode you will learn how to easily cultivate a network of connection and support, pioneer change and inclusion in your workplace (...and your life!), find genuine community, tackle the “hard” topics, and how to truly live a life that exemplifies “community over competition.” You in? "At the end of the day, we are BETTER TOGETHER than separate. Governments with more women involved have higher rates of peace. Companies with higher amounts of people with color in leadership, do better economically because they reach more markets... so yes, we are better together. But first, we have to deal with why those people weren't at the table to begin with." Simply put, Brit knows her stuff. She is an expert on inclusion: from her unique personal perspective to statistics all the way to tangible action steps, Brit is reminding us every day that "people matter." Always, and in all ways. This. Woman. Boundary-breaking, unifying, inspiring... every possible positive adjective I could write. She is something so rare and the way that she talks about things that matter is so inspiring to me. Goal Diggers, the magic in this episode could change your life- and I know I always say this, but you cannot miss it. Like really, click "play" now. Okay? Okay :) GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES:


177: The Entrepreneur's Guide To SEO: How-to, Hacks, and Tricks to Get Traffic

SEO. Search Engine Optimization. It makes many of us want to put our head in the sand and pretend it doesn’t exist, am I right? I’m guilty of having done that for years until I realized it’s not as scary as we’ve made it out to be and there are some major benefits that can come from some simple implementation on your end. So today I want to break it down and demystify this topic for all of you - because it’s time to put some strategy behind our search engine results. Search Engine Optimization basically means the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a particular website by ensuring that the site appears high on the list of results returned by a search engine. SEO can be a really complex topic to cover (especially on a podcast!) so my goal today is breaking it down to the basics, tell you where best to invest your time, and prove to you that it’s not so scary so you take action and get started. In my experience, even starting out small with a simple strategy can make a big impact on the traffic that is coming to your website…. Because what good is a website if no one knows it exists? Let me give it to ya straight: this blog post is only the outline of this show. To get the full impact of this show, I recommend reading along with this blog and writing down all the specific details to maximize your SEO journey. If you hit play on this episode, my guess is you already know you need to be doing this - so let’s not ignore it anymore - ok? GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES:


168: How to Gain Big Influence in 5 Easy Steps

Goal Diggers, I am legitimately GIDDY to share this episode with you. Today, i am introducing you to one of the most magnetic women I know. Emily Sexton is a force to be reckoned with and I’ve been able to experience her magic first-hand in my mastermind group this year. With a past career on Wall Street as a Vice President of Communications and Change Management, Emily brings her ‘win them over’ know-how, delightful enthusiasm and every day wit to encourage American consumers to use their purchasing power for good. From Wall Street to the streets with no name, you can now find Emily traveling in developing nations to find gorgeous new goods for her Downtown Raleigh Boutique + online shop, The Flourish Market. She is an overly obsessed dog mom, an unlikely Crossfitter, a contributor to The Huffington Post, and an avid believer that every woman is worthy of influence. Today, Emily is going to teach us her signature topic: How to Influence Others. Goal Diggers, I cannot emphasize how important this episode is. Whether you are an entrepreneur, college student, or single mom, there is value in knowing how to communicate well, own your story, and connect with others in a powerful way. Goal diggers, I CANNOT wait for you to harness your inner voice and learn from this one in a million woman.... GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES: 


165: How to Pay Yourself as an Entrepreneur

YUP, THE TOPIC NO ONE EVER TALKS ABOUT… I’M GOIN’ THERE: How To Pay Yourself as an Entrepreneur So you own your own business which means you’re the boss, and as the boss - you get to determine how much money you make. Awesome, right? Considering how often I get asked this question, it seems to be more stressful than awesome for most business owners. If you ask the average entrepreneur what they make, they’ll likely tell you their profits for the year. “I made six figures last year” often means the BUSINESS made six figures. But what did you, the business owner pay yourself? And how do you come up with that number? And what should your business goals be to align with your personal salary goals? Safe to say there are a lot of things to consider and I wanted to break down how we’ve figured this out (while working through the seasons of crazy and the seasons of slow). When I first started, I realized quickly that I would have seasons where I would make a lot of money and then seasons where it would be nothing and I knew that in order to be smart with my money, I wanted to figure out a way to make sure I felt comfortable in all seasons.... Want to find out how I did it?? Click the link in bio and get ready to learn how to ensure there are always $$$ in that bank account! (These tips and tricks will surprise you!) GOAL DIGGER FB COMMUNITY: GOAL DIGGER INSTAGRAM: GOAL DIGGER SHOWNOTES: 

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213: Let's Get Personal wit...


Can I tell you something? It’s kind of personal. I’m letting my hair down and getting personal with you today. Today’s episode is a full Ask Jenna Anything session, and I’m diving into the deeper topics that YOU asked about, ...