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Welcome to the Joy Found Here podcast, hosted by Stephanie Martinez Rivera. Join us each week while we have real talk with inspiring women about life,balance, grace and permission to step off the ride. Listen in as we he
Latest Episode1/31/2023

Helping Dream Jobs Find Their Matches with Steph Gillies

Ep. 90
Job seekers have much more in common with salespeople and marketers than they think. Because every time they apply for a job, they are selling themselves. In this episode, I'm joined by the fabulous Steph Gillies, Resume Branding Expert, LinkedIn Profile Strategist, and Career Story Coach. She is the Founder and CEO of Avant Resume Designs. After high school, Steph wasn't sure what she wanted to do or be, so she decided to explore a bit. 35 different jobs later, she had only two certainties: she wanted to help people and work for herself. Throughout this episode, Steph talks about the importance of personal branding for job seekers, how to market ourselves when looking for a job, and why she became a professional resume writer. We delve into the dos and don'ts of writing resumes, common mistakes, and tools available to enhance job searches. In addition, Steph shared her thoughts on remote work, how to transition to an industry in which we don't have experience, her predictions for the job market in 2023, and much more. In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Steph's journey of discovering her true calling (2:55)The things you shouldn't write in your resume (8:31)The pros and cons of remote work (15:13)Salary range. Should you include it in your resume? (20:19)How to deal with being laid off from your job (24:32)Why personal branding is essential to job seekers (27:04)Connect with Steph:LinkedInLet's Connect:Website
1/31/2023

Helping Dream Jobs Find Their Matches with Steph Gillies

Ep. 90
Job seekers have much more in common with salespeople and marketers than they think. Because every time they apply for a job, they are selling themselves. In this episode, I'm joined by the fabulous Steph Gillies, Resume Branding Expert, LinkedIn Profile Strategist, and Career Story Coach. She is the Founder and CEO of Avant Resume Designs. After high school, Steph wasn't sure what she wanted to do or be, so she decided to explore a bit. 35 different jobs later, she had only two certainties: she wanted to help people and work for herself. Throughout this episode, Steph talks about the importance of personal branding for job seekers, how to market ourselves when looking for a job, and why she became a professional resume writer. We delve into the dos and don'ts of writing resumes, common mistakes, and tools available to enhance job searches. In addition, Steph shared her thoughts on remote work, how to transition to an industry in which we don't have experience, her predictions for the job market in 2023, and much more. In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Steph's journey of discovering her true calling (2:55)The things you shouldn't write in your resume (8:31)The pros and cons of remote work (15:13)Salary range. Should you include it in your resume? (20:19)How to deal with being laid off from your job (24:32)Why personal branding is essential to job seekers (27:04)Connect with Steph:LinkedInLet's Connect:Website
1/24/2023

Learn To Decode Your Body with Ash Val

Ep. 89
What do you say to yourself when you make a mistake? What is your first reaction when something triggers you? How aware are you of your emotions and your response to them?In this episode, I'm joined by an Emotional Intelligence Educator, the fantastic Ash Val. Growing up with a paraplegic father, Ashley got curious about how the body works, its fragility, and what leverages health. Her curiosity turned into an obsession for learning everything she could about building a healthy lifestyle, and she became a personal trainer. Yet after a decade of exercising, eating healthy, and sleeping well, Ashley realized she overlooked a crucial element of overall health: emotions. Throughout this episode, Ash Val talks about her journey and the experiences that led her to become an Emotional Intelligence expert and educator. We talk about why it is only possible to change the macro once we fix the micro, the importance of taking control of our self-talk, and how to gain awareness of our emotions. Ash also explains why dreaming big is a skill that needs to be learned, how to build a powerful toolbox to deal with emotions, why anger is necessary, how to make healthy boundaries, and more. In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Ash Val and her journey of discovering herself (3:43)The importance of the words we say to ourselves (6:48)Ash Val's discoveries about emotional intelligence (11:23)The four pillars Ash Val lives by (18:51)The ego aspects and the ego functions (21:28)Exercises to strengthen our emotional intelligence (26:56)Connect with Ash Val:YouTubeInstagramLet's Connect:Website
1/3/2023

How To Keep Smiling While Having A Million Things To Do with Jen Potter

Ep. 86
How many things on your to-do list are there by choice, and how many are the ones you just have to do? Finding joy in every one of your actions is a life-changing decision; it makes things easier and multiplies the hours of your day. In this episode, I'm so excited to be joined by Jen Potter, Serial Entrepreneur, President of EPIC Mamas, Speaker, and mother of three. She is also the President of EPIC47 Consulting, the Founder and President of Mamas and Babysitters, and a Mentor and Cohort Alumni at Entrepreneurship for All. Growing up, Jen always felt pleasure in doing everything all the time, juggling several jobs, college, and life itself. She still wears many hats, but after learning to delegate, Jen multiplied her time and ability to be everywhere. Throughout this episode, Jen shares her background story, how she dealt with her severe ADHD, and discovered her superpower of finding joy in everything she does. We talk about the issues of pursuing perfection, the best way of dealing with unsolicited opinions, and the power of focusing on the things we can do instead of the ones we can't. Jen also described her coaching style, her dreams and plans for 2023, and so much more. Tune in to Episode 86 of the Joy Found Here podcast to learn more about Jen's ability to multiply her presence and time. In This Episode, You Will Learn:About Jen's upbringing and how she got where she is today (4:18)The magic of boundaries and time management (7:42)When did Jen discover her superpowers? (11:26)Who decides what we can or can't do? (17:20)The power of delegating (27:23)Connect with Jen:LinkedInInstagramFacebookLet's Connect:Website
12/27/2022

You Are Not Supposed To Fly In A Straight Line with Belle Lockerby

Ep. 85
When was the last time you looked at the things you do and inquired why you do them that way?In this episode, I'm joined by the wonderful Belle Lockerby, Writer, TEDx Speaker, Expert Clifton Strengths Coach, and Mom. Belle is passionate about words and helping people find theirs, the ones that would help them claim their worth and change their world. In her second book, "The words the caterpillar ate," Belle guides women experiencing "puberty's other end" and the changes in their bodies and spirits throughout the perimenopause and menopause years. Throughout this episode, Belle talks about the words we use and the meaning behind them, the need to challenge how we do things and why we do them, and why we find it so hard to let go of certain things. She shares bits of her upbringing, her relationship with her parents, and how she was parentified by them. Plus, we discuss her latest book and her inspiration to write it, the importance of identifying when people talk to us from wounds, not scars, and so much more.  Tune in to Episode 85 of the Joy Found Here podcast to hear more about how to enjoy your transition from chrysalid to butterfly. In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Belle and how she got where she is today (5:56)The mistakes Belle doesn't want to repeat with her daughter (7:55)Why are we so reluctant to change? (11:32)The reasons why letting go is so hard for most of us (16:13)The importance of taking care of our bodies (20:33)Thank the voices that remind you of the things you've never done before (25:40)What can we learn from a caterpillar's transition (27:02)Connect with Belle:WebsiteBooksInstagramFacebookLet's Connect:Website
12/20/2022

Validation Comes From Within with Venus Morris Griffin

Ep. 84
It doesn't matter how hard life hits us; we always have two choices. We either let ourselves be consumed by a victim mentality, or we can fight back and decide we will not give up. In this episode, I'm thrilled to welcome the inspiring Venus Morris Griffin. Venus is a mother of seven, an award-winning real estate agent, an author, and a national motivational speaker. Since 2008, when Venus got her real estate agent license, she has ranked #1 three times in the last five years, closing over 1500 operations and generating over $ 460 million in sales. Throughout this episode, Venus talks about her husband's harrowing double life, which got him sentenced to over 40 years in prison and transformed her into a single mom after 20 years of marriage. Venus shares her thoughts on self-worthiness, abuse, forgiveness, and the power of love. She also talks about her soon-to-be-published book, "Validated," her inspirational memoir that got Warner Bros. Studio interested in making a movie about it. Tune in to Episode 84 of the Joy Found Here podcast to hear about this ordinary woman who went from utter humiliation, broke, and unemployed to a self-made millionaire. In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Venus and where she comes from (2:16)You can do things right, and still, bad things might happen to you (7:31)The moment Venus' life changed forever (10:17)The conversation in the living room (15:10)Who are we to say something about people's experiences? (24:44)How "Validated" was born, and what drove Venus to write it (26:45)Connect with Venus Morris Griffin:InstagramFacebookLet's Connect:Website