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FREE How to Fascinate Test in Joel and Pei Boggess show

Started Jul 22, 2014 0 Replies

Wanted to pass long a fun free assessment to try.Joel and Pei Boggess did a really great interview lately with Sally Hogshead - click…Continue

Tags: Hogshead, Sally, Fascinate, to, How

Creative Live: Free online education / possible revenue stream for those who want to promote video / webinar series

Started Jul 22, 2014 0 Replies

Hey Gang,Came across something kind of interesting for those looking to take their revenue streams into webinars / video type options as well as those who like to learn. It looked interesting and…Continue

Tags: Live, Creative, education, webinar

HARO - Good source for helping to get message out

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Hirst Apr 11, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi Gang,Thought I would post this for those looking to share a message and/or info with people using the media.I have had some great luck through …Continue

Tags: message, media, HARO

Anyone attending Kent Julian's Speak it Forward Bootcamp or are any of you on the fence about attending?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" Mar 11, 2012. 2 Replies

Hi Gang,Anyone else going to Kent Julian's Speak it Forward Bootcamp this May…Continue

Tags: successful, speaker, bootcamp, plunge, the


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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Celeste Coffman's blog post What is counseling really like?
"If it were me and I was losing 30% business, I would be looking at the following: How much money and time is this costing me. How much would I be willing to invest to cut it down to 10% From there, you will have a good focus on how much you are…"
4 hours ago

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Matt Soderstrum's blog post Steps to a Happy Life
"Oh thanks for your note Erin!!! I think that is why people are drawn to you as well - that inner joy is attractive. "

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Kevin Troupe's blog post Surviving the "normal" in special needs parenting...
"Love it! Having that accountability of sharing it with someone is powerful and makes the road not so long.  Hey too if you haven't signed up for Dan's affiliate program, it is super simple to do if you are interested and can find the…"

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" replied to Alex Barker's discussion From scared to start to $10,000/month (and 2 years later)

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Matt Soderstrum's blog post Steps to a Happy Life
"Great post Matt!! I like what Erin mentions below about joy - at my core, I strive to be joyful. As you mention above, happiness is oftentimes is a destination people think they will reach if ONLY they can do ABC versus being joyful on the journey…"

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on James Divine's blog post Learn How To Make Money As A Musician
"James, that is so exciting you are doing this! Sending you best wishes for a great workshop conference! "

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Erin Robison's blog post Energy Wasters: Ready to Go Green??
"Great post Erin - those energy zappers will wear us down to the nub if we allow them! Thanks for posting!"

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Lynne Watts's blog post Are You All Teachered Out?
"Self care is so critical. Thanks for sharing!"

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Joanne Miller's blog post Face Your Fears
"Do what you fear and fear disappears - what a GREAT story to illustrate that Joanne! Sad to think of how many talents are buried to those who don't get this as it is just past the fear that the biggest adventures are found. Way to go on getting…"

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Tom Henricksen's blog post Cleaning up
"GREAT post Tom - clearing the clutter in my work on a regular basis definitely helps to stay focused and on task. With 4 kids, I will have to say it is easy to get behind on all the clutter around the house, however sure does feel good when it is…"

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on John Williams's blog post Help Yourself with Self Confidence and Positive Thinking
"Often people talk down or negatively as they are reflecting what is inside them - you are right in that we have a choice to accept that person is saying as well as allowing how much time we choose to spend with them. Thanks for the great post."

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Kevin Troupe's blog post Surviving the "normal" in special needs parenting...
"Kevin, I imagine your life is not what you pictured it to be when you first started out, however I would imagine too you are soooo much stronger for it. Sending your family love and prayers for continued strength. Way to be a beacon for others who…"

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Terry Hadaway's blog post How many m's are in Entrepreneur?
"Thanks for sharing the link again Terry - think many of us when we heard it at CWE thought oh I gotta sign up for that, but got off track with all the great content. Appreciate you hosting and am looking forward to it!! "

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Paul H. Grau, Jr.'s blog post Stop Leading like an Impostor... 3 Steps to Becoming a “Great” Leader!
"Great tips Paul! Easy to fall into this, especially with the enticement of promotions, etc. "

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Brian Evans's blog post The Culture Shock of Entrepreneurship
"Brian, definitely helps to be surrounded by other entrepreneurs and/or those striving towards entrepreneurship as there is power in being surrounded by others with like minded principles, values and goals.  "

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Jen McDonough "The Iron Jen" commented on Debbie W. Wilson's blog post How to Make Better Decisions with Love
"wonderful post Debbie in reminder us different situations for different people depending on the motivates behind it and that is okay as long as it is done through the eyes of love. "

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How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
Dave Ramsey.
Love getting to be a part of a community where we share, grow, and learn together.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
I am TOTALLY blessed to have transitioned from my full-time j.o.b. in 2014 to living the dream a full-time entrepreneur.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
Continue generate multiple streams of income as it relates to:
~ Speaking
~ Writing
~ Coaching
~ Consultant
~ Community Manager for High Achiever Entrepreneurs
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
1. Continue on with my firefighter training,
2. Strive to be a great mom to our four kids and a awesome wife to my awesome husband of 23 years.
3. Continue to push into my fears daily.
4. Publish a 4th book.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
Helping others find strength, clarity, and focus as my greatest strengths.

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StrengthFinders: Positivity, Futuristic, Achiever, Woo, & Empathy.
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Are you interested in finding a better job, starting a business, growing your current business, writing a book, blogging, podcasting, coaching, speaking, sales & marketing, or something else?
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Any Journey Worth Doing, Takes Effort

Posted on January 26, 2015 at 4:43pm 5 Comments

How many times in life do we get frustrated when we are learning new things? We want to make changes in our career or personal lives, but we think, "Ah, the effort seems too much."

What can we do when we feel like the effort is too overwhelming, yet we want to try something new?

Whenever we get frustrated from learning new things, I encourage you to keep three things in mind:

1. Keep in mind that anything worth doing in life takes effort. If it was easy,…


Meditation baby - it just rocks!

Posted on January 2, 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Hi Gang,

I posted a blog on some SIMPLE and EASY meditation tips...thought I would share them here as well. If you are interested in reading the whole blog, simply click HERE:

1. Still, Quiet, and Comfortable

Find a quiet place. Whether you are sitting or laying down, be sure to be comfortable. Focus on…


Join us this Monday, 12/22/14 for our Surviving the Crazy In-Law Teleseminar

Posted on December 20, 2014 at 11:06am 1 Comment

The holidays are here. For many of us that means….the crazy in-laws are coming.

You know what we mean by crazy…

Crazy In Laws Holidays (9)-2

  • There is the one crazy in-law that drives you crazy. He’s always finding ways to criticize what you do. When he have had a few drinks and sometimes even without a few drinks, he becomes obnoxious and crude.
  • Then there is the other crazy in-law whose conversations tend to veer towards religion and politics and when it…

$110 Million and Losing It All

Posted on December 9, 2014 at 6:00am 3 Comments

The recent story on NBA player Antoine Walker losing $110 million is a perfect example. We think how on earth could he possibly do this? I know our family would have this several years ago as we just knew would not be "that" type of person to blow such a pot of gold away. In fact, we had plans for how we would SPEND our money if a windfall would ever come our way (notice the emphasis on SPEND with NO mention of SAVINGS). Yep, if only that would happen we dreamed.



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At 9:11pm on February 8, 2016, Joel Kessel said…

Jen, yes, likewise!

At 3:46pm on January 28, 2016,
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Jen, Thanks for commenting on my blog.  I think most people who can smell, have something they can remember fondly because of the smell associated.  Bless you!  

At 9:07am on January 13, 2016, Erin Casey said…

Thanks for the shout out! :)

At 5:44pm on October 26, 2015, Erin Shaw said…

Delighted to be connected as well!

At 11:43am on October 17, 2015, Beth Underwood said…

I'm so excited about the upcoming interviews! And the one and only Jill Davis is such a great person to lead things off! Will be sending periscope hearts :-)


At 6:55am on October 1, 2015, Brian Richardson said…

Hi Jen,

I wanted to reach out to you about an opportunity for vets.

I'm putting together a coaching 1-on-1 program for 5 people that are serious about starting their business. Do you know of some vets that could benefit from this type of coaching? There would be an "application" to help ensure their commitment to the process.

I am offering this at a substantially reduced investment to their business...but only to 5 people.

People will qualify if:

- They are struggling with what steps to take in starting a business.

- They are trying to determine if their business idea will work

- Are unsure of how to spend the funds they do have on business resources.

- Would like help in developing a business plan or value proposition

- They are willing to do the leg work and be coached using skype or phone calls.

If you feel this might be of interest to you or someone you know, let me know and I can shoot you the application to send out to them.

I would also be happy to discuss any questions you might have. Thanks, I look forward to the opportunity.

Brian Richardson

At 2:43pm on August 10, 2015, Dawn Best said…

So nice to find a comment on one of my blogs from THE Iron Jen! As always, you rock, lady! :D

At 6:53am on July 29, 2015, Phil Conrad said…

Yep! We were both at Kent's Boot Camp last November. - Phil

At 8:57am on May 27, 2015, Jarrod Johnson said…

Thank you for the kind welcome and encouragement Jen! And congratulations on all your success! As for the baby and weight loss, I am truly blessed beyond measure and have a lot to be thankful for in life. I have joined both the Speak it Forward and Write it Forward Groups, and have interacted with Kent and received the dates for his next Speak It Forward Boot Camp in November. It seems like the premier training program of maximizing one's abilities in professional speaking! 

With that being said, I am currently on Day 10 of the 48 Days process with Dan and have already learned so much about my personality, skills and abilities, and how to discover my passion. Even though I have yet to pinpoint exactly what that is at this stage in the game, I am convinced that this process will empower me to discover God's will for my life along with characteristics of myself I never knew existed, which really excites me! The best times in my life are still yet to come, and I can't wait to enjoy them!

At 5:03pm on April 6, 2015, Erin Casey said…

Woot! Love the new look for the website! 



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