Meet a favorite friend of mine: my bathtub. I feel like she needs a name. 🤦🏼♀️ What should I call her? Here’s a random photo of me sitting on our bathroom floor because I’m actually obsessed with our bathtub and dreaming about pouring a glass of wine, turning on some tunes, and soaking in it after a long day of work. Double tap if you think that sounds like a perfect way to end tonight (or just because you like claw footed tubs too!) 🛀 #thekutchercasa
Exactly seven years ago my life changed. 😳 I was going through old binders the other day and landed on one from 2011. I thumbed through the pages of dreams, vision boards, budgets and spreadsheets. It was the year that I decided to launch my photography business and made a plan to kiss my salary goodbye, the year that I bought a $358 wedding dress from a clearance rack and planned a wedding that served pizza, the year that I had to start paying off my student loans and pinched every single penny... it was THE year. Looking back now, it would have been the year that I could have chosen to play it safe, to stay in my lane and not veer of the course... you know, the one where you get a job and stay there and grind it out. But as I thumbed through the pages, I stumbled upon a print out of my 2 week notice that I turned in on April 23rd of 2012. Exactly seven years ago I said goodbye to my windowless office and “pursued the bigger dreams on my heart” as I said in my letter of resignation. It took me one year of pinching every penny, of investing into myself and my dreams, late nights and learning to be my own publicist, one year meticulously planning and of sacrifice to turn in that letter, pack up my office and really go for it. I wish I could go back and tell 23 year old me how it would all turn out. I’d tell her that she wasn’t crazy and her dreams weren’t too big and that the sacrifice would all be worth it. Just imagine where you could be a year from now... or seven. 🙏🏼
Unscripted, unedited 😳: I hit publish on a podcast episode that y’all are obsessing over. It’s a conversation between me and my business coach and you’re getting the biggest peek behind the scenes of my biz that I’ve ever given ya. I’ve been investing in my own knowledge and growth for years -- funny enough, I usually choose men for mentors because they teach me, stretch me, and help me grow in the areas of business that don’t come as naturally to me. I love being challenged in the way I think! From investing in courses to masterminds to a one-on-one coach, I can tell you that what I’ve invested into growing as a human and a business has been worth every penny. Today on the @goaldiggerpodcast, I’m sharing a recorded call with my business coach and we didn’t edit a single word of it. I’m sharing the three big questions I’m asking about selling, scaling, team and navigating motherhood while running a business. Did I really lose my mojo? How do I get over my fear of selling? How can I stay relatable as I grow? If you’re curious how this new season of life is going for me or what it’s really like to have a business coach, this will give you all you need to know. All you have to do is follow the link in my profile and hit “PLAY.” Because you’re about to get coached along side of me and leave feeling absolutely fired up! Did you tune in yet? I’m DYING to know what you thought about this episode! Tell me below! 👋🏻
Today, I pray that your behind-the-scenes is even more beautiful than the family photo you tried to take using chocolate eggs as a bribe (no judgement) before everyone changed out of their Sunday best and into their sweatpants! May your day be filled with moments of celebration with the ones you hold dear. Happy Easter, fam. He is risen, indeed. 🙏🏼
I’m Jenna and when I smile big I get a little dimple by my eye! Today, there’s an extra sparkle though! If you saw my behind the scenes, they’d look a lot like yours. Laundry loads of black yoga pants that only sometimes make it to yoga, days spent behind my computer trying to beat my last “words per minute” record, coffee that never gets consumed while it’s still hot, a mental to do list that never slows down... ya know, the juggling act of a life that’s filled with chasing dreams. I went to business school, landed my “dream job” that turned into a nightmare, bought a camera on Craigslist, became a wedding photographer, built a successful business that didn’t take over my life and now I take what I’ve learned and what I know and share it with the world every single day. I teach my business strategies and interview incredible CEOS on the @goaldiggerpodcast and today I have a giant BONUS and Goal Digger first. I’m interviewing a man, not just any man, THE @tonyrobbins on the show. To set the scenes, imagine this: I get 2 days to prepare right after coming off of maternity leave! Three months of snuggling the baby and now I have to hit record with Tony on the line? I got this! I interviewed him from a hotel in California with the baby in the other room, he hit record after talking about where my life has taken me and the result can be found via the link in my profile! Did you tune in? Talk about a goooood Friday! Can’t wait to hear what you think! 👋🏻
I sat at a table in Puerto Rico with some of the most brilliant business men on planet earth. Softly in the background was a “whirring” noise from the pump I was holding up to my boob as milk spilled into a bottle, the other hand was busy taking notes. I smiled, because this was my new normal. I pumped my milk at a table with millionaires and didn’t apologize for it. As we circled around and shared what we did and what our “why” was, I got teary. I said, “I am here because I belong at this table. I want to run an empire and I want to be an incredible mom... I want to show other women that they don’t have to choose, they can do both.” It’s that simple. In that moment, I was living that mission... it wasn’t pretty, it sure as hell wasn’t glamorous, but it was real. In a world that wants us to choose: family or career, I want to carve a windy, imperfect path for those of us who want to pursue both. I refused to give up my place at the table because I had to also be a mom in that moment. Thankfully I was with men who don’t shy away from a woman standing in her power. So here’s to this mom + CEO life that is riddled with hard decisions, filled with imbalance, long days of work but so, so full of all the things I love and have worked for. I can do this! The future is female. 🙌🏻
Spring is here which always reminds me of spring cleaning which means I tuned into “Tidying Up” on Netflix and went crazy in our closet. I asked myself “Does this spark joy” what felt like a million times and I’m set on getting back to a capsule wardrobe and having less pieces that are more intentionally chosen. That purge process had me thinking about other ways I could Marie Kondo my world and I took it a step beyond my closet and over to social media and made sure that the posts in my feed, the people I’m following are ones that are sparking joy, inspiring or encouraging me! If social media is making ya feel down or less than or like you’re never enough, maybe it’s time to do a little social media purge! You are in control of what you’re letting into your online world, the weight you give it and how much you’re consuming, so take back control and as you scroll ask yourself, “Is this sparking joy?” Be honest! Tag the 3️⃣ most encouraging or inspiring accounts you follow! I want to fill my feed with the joy sparkers of Instagram!
Jenna, where do you find jeans that actually fit? 👖 I get asked this every time my yoga-pant-loving-self posts denim (and I mean, it's cool, because you trust me to find something that actually competes with yoga pants, right?) Two years ago @nydj reached out to try to convert me to become a jean gal and I didn’t even own a single pair of jeans... why? Because I never found jeans that fit my body and felt good. Now? I wear jeans all the time (like right now, on a Monday) and my closet only has @nydj.... so if you've ever questioned if I'm loyal to the brands I share, yeah, I ONLY wear NYDJ so any denim you see in my feed is them... all of it. I know I've converted a LOT of you who now also swear by them! So scroll my feed and see my jeans in action and you can hit the link in my bio to shop my faves including these Curves 360 slim straight that you can snag at @nordstrom! #jennaxnydj #ad #thekutchercasa
Yesterday I went to a greenhouse and dug my hands into the soil and planted and it felt kind of surreal because it’s winter outside right now with snow covering the ground. How could something grow in this season? How could I believe what I was planting could flourish? How would I know for certain that I’d see the fruits of my labor? But under the protection and warmth of the greenhouse, given time and patience, I knew what I planted would grow. Maybe you’re in a season of waiting, a season that feels cold and snow covered and an impossible environment for growth. Maybe you stopped planting seeds in faith because past harvests haven’t been what you expected. What you see in my life today, is the result of being in losing season after losing season and faithfully planting and praying for a future harvest. While we were in waiting, we didn’t just stay still, we worked hard, we grew and evolved, we spent those waiting seasons believing that they could be just as important as what we were waiting for. Whatever you’re going through, remind yourself today, that it is just a season. Plant prayerfully, wait patiently, and harvest with gratitude. Oh, and don’t hesitate to celebrate when someone you know or love or watch is in a winning season, because you never know what they lost in those losing seasons. I’ll be here celebrating with you. 🌱
She will learn to love or to hate her body from me, I choose to teach her love. It’s easy to point out things that are wrong with our bodies as a means to prevent the hurt if someone else does it for us, but instead of doing that, I’m going to tell you what I see in this photo. I see a woman refusing to play small because of her size, I see a present mother not hiding on the sidelines under layers of clothes, I see a belly that grew the sweet giggly baby, boobs that sag at the weight of the milk created to nourish a child and strong arms that have held that baby since she breathed her first breath. I see a woman who is beautiful, not because of how she looks but because of how she feels... alive, grateful, present, and worthy of memories like this. How are you speaking about yourself? People are paying attention, you’re setting an example of beauty and worthiness and perpetuating the impossible standards we all are trying to break free from. Double tap if presence trumps perfection. 👋🏻 And promise me you’ll start showing up in more photos of your life, k?