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Wickedly Smart Women

Sep 23, 2020

Many entrepreneurs struggle with knowing when to ask for help. We look to The Little Engine That Could and think-we-can through every aspect of our business—all by ourselves. But what if there’s a better way to interpret that storybook’s advice? What if we had the faith to think-we-could find support when we needed it?  

JJ Ramberg is the mission-driven entrepreneur behind Goodshop, an online coupon platform, and Goodpods, a new social network for giving and receiving podcast recommendations from friends and influencers you admire. JJ spent 13 years hosting MSNBC’s Your Business and Been There, Built That, interviewing thousands of entrepreneurs and business leaders on how to grow a company. She is also the bestselling author of It’s Your Business: 183 Essential Tips that Will Transform Your Small Business.

On this episode of Wickedly Smart Women, JJ joins Anjel to explain what inspired her to create Goodpods and how she made the decision to launch the platform during the pandemic. She shares her vision of a more compassionate, empathetic world and offers advice on finding meaning in your work in a variety of ways. Listen in for JJ’s insight on identifying what’s yours to do (and what isn’t) and learn to understand your strengths and ask the right advisors for help when you need it!

What You Will Learn

What called JJ to her work as a mission-driven entrepreneur

Why JJ decided to launch Goodpods during the pandemic

How Goodpods supports JJ’s vision for more a more compassionate, empathetic world

JJ’s take on how we can find meaning in our work in a variety of ways

What inspired JJ to build Goodpods and how the platform works

The question JJ asks to identify what’s hers to do (and what isn’t)

JJ’s advice on surrounding yourself with a team of advisors

JJ’s reframe of The Little Engine That Could for entrepreneurs

How being okay with failure empowers JJ to take risks

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