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Jenn Scalia is the CEO of Million Dollar Mommy, a company founded to help women across the world reach their dreams and financial goals.
This self-professed introvert and single mom went from rock bottom to creating a 7 figure business within 3 years.
Jenn helps entrepreneurs overhaul their biggest fears and empowers them to share their message with the world. Her accomplishments have been recognized in Business Insider, Inc. and Forbes.com
In this podcast episode, we talk about listening to what your heart says in regard to all the advice that’s out there. We also discuss the challenge of finding people to continue to help you grow as well as why Jenn would like to have lunch with Rihanna.Listen to yourself first before you take on what someone else has to say. - Jenn Scalia Click To Tweet
In This Episode of the Start Fierce Business Podcast:
- We discuss Jenn’s greatest challenge – finding people that will continue to help her grow.
- She talks about being yourself and listening to your heart amidst all the noise online.
- She shares why she’d like to have lunch with Rihanna.
- We also discuss our favorite online organizational tools.
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Welcome to the show. Jen.
Hi, how are you? I’m so happy to be here.
I’m happy to have you tell me about yourself outside of your business. Oh, interesting. So I’m a mommy. I am actually a single mommy. I have a son who’s seven years old. So outside of my business, I spend a lot of time with him. I’m lucky enough to be able to go to his school events, school functions. So that’s really the big part of who I am. I also do dabble in some other little high, I play poker a little bit. I also do some photography, I edit photos and things like that. So I have some things outside of my business that I do as well.
Tell me about your business and how you got started with it.
Yeah, so my business is I really work with female entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses online. So I mostly work with coaches, consultants, teachers, therapists, people in the service based industry. And what I really do is I help them with their visibility online. So a lot of people that come to me have fears about being online, have doubts about being online. So I work with them first on the mindset piece of it, and how to overcome some of those fears and doubts. And then I also help them with the actual marketing and authentic ways that they can really just show up online.
Okay, and when did you know that you were an entrepreneur?
Well, I guess it started a lot earlier than I originally talk about in my story. So usually, when I talk about my entrepreneurial journey, I say, started about five years ago. But the reality is, I have always been an entrepreneur, my dad is an entrepreneur, I, every time I would get a new skill or come up with something new. I always wanted to, like, start my own business out of it. A lot of times, it wasn’t very successful. But that was always the intention was that I wanted to start something out of whatever it is, I actually also had a clothing line that I developed with my ex husband. And that was very successful, we became an international clothing line we’re doing, you know, fashion shows, and all kinds of stuff all over the country. So that was really awesome. But this particular business started about four or five years.
And what’s the name of the business
was just my name is Julia, I do have a company name, but I don’t really use that. And it’s actually called million dollar, mommy. Okay.
And what’s your greatest entrepreneurial challenge.
So I have to say that my greatest entrepreneurial challenge now is really just finding people that that will continue to up level me. So my business grew really fast over the last few years. And, you know, the challenges that I had back then were very different than the challenges that I have. Now, the challenges that I have now, like I said, are really just being
able to find groups of people
that are where I’m at, or that are higher than where I’m at, so that I can continue to learn and grow and expand myself and my business what advice you have for someone that’s just getting started in business, definitely, to be yourself, to speak your mind and to do what your heart says, there’s a lot of things online, there’s a lot of, you know, noise out there, there’s a lot of people that are telling us what we should be doing on a day to day basis, we should be doing this, you should be doing that. But really, I believe in this, what I call the feel good philosophy in my business, which means if it doesn’t feel good, don’t do it. If it feels good, do it. So really, just listen to yourself, you know, what do you enjoy doing? What methods of marketing Do you enjoy? Who do you want to be around? Who are the people that you want to serve? How do you want to serve them and really listen to yourself first before you know, just kind of taking on what the quote unquote guru say, because a lot of times, that doesn’t always suit our personalities and our unique businesses.
Yeah, that’s definitely great advice. Because sometimes you take on and you start listening to grew and they or you listen to a lot of people, and you tend to start to try to do a whole bunch of things. But then this person says, do this, this person says, Don’t do that, and you don’t know what to do. Exactly. So aside from not wanting to work for someone else, and aside from your family, what’s your why
I really believe that women are going to take over the world, I feel like, you know, I really want to be play a big role in that I, you know, my,
my purpose in my business is to help women create massive wealth and freedom in their lives through business by actually starting their
that’s the whole, my whole thing with this podcast is
to empower women. Amazing. So if you could have
lunch with one business thought leader, who would it be
you know, initially, my thought is to go with somebody who’s like, in my industry, a coach, you know, somebody, you know, that’s that way, but, you know, I’ve been really loving Brianna lately, I just think that she is like, she’s a superstar, she’s young, she’s a philanthropist. She just has done so much in her short time here. Like, I feel like she’s somebody that I can definitely learn from, we actually have the same birthday, I think he’s a rock star. So, you know, just came out with a makeup life’s just doing so many things on so many different levels. And for me, I like to be challenged by going outside of the box. So instead of just looking for mentors, and people to follow, who are, you know, in my face in the coaching space and things like that, I really look outside to see you know, what other people are doing and how they’re thinking outside the box.
Yeah, that’s interesting. You’re the first person that has mentioned her so
what’s your favorite business book
actually have to the first one is
this is an excellent book for someone who is maybe coming up against some resistance, some doubts, some fears in this book, you really talk about how to break through resistance so that you can really be creative in your business and you know, just do a lot more in your business from a different perspective. So I really love that it’s a short read, I think it’s like 80 pages or something really short. So it’s a really good one to you know, get you out of the rut if you’re feeling like I have too much to do or I don’t want to post or I don’t know what I’m doing or I’m stuck great book The other one is profit first by Mike McCallum. It’s an excellent book for on the financial side of business, I think it’s a lot of thing that a lot of people don’t talk about a lot is like your revenue, your profit, paying taxes, you know, separating your money, like having a business account versus a personal account. So this book really breaks down like how you should handle your money as a business owner. And it’s something that I read, probably in, like, my first to second year of business, and it completely changed the way that I approached
my spending my investing,
you know, I make sure that I pay myself first. It’s just a really awesome both from a financial perspective of running.
Yeah, actually, I have that book on my true read lists, but I might,
I might screwed it up now. Yeah.
What’s your favorite internet resource or app that just makes your life easier?
Lots of them. I use a lot with my team, but right now I’m really loving, shallow, you know, cello, I think, is this something that’s really easy, it’s user friendly. I can create all my life little Catholics my to do lists and things like that. I’m a pretty simple person. Usually everything I do is like on spreadsheets or on Google. The so tell is right up my alley, and it’s also something that I can share with my team so that they can kind of see what I’m doing, where things are in the process and different ideas that I have.
Yeah, I have been using tarlow lately, to organize my podcast like I have,
I used to use Evernote
but I just find that I was a little bit too complicated for what I was trying to achieve. So I actually got real fancy and I started automating things. So I have I’ll put the people that I’m going to interview into HubSpot, and that creates a trial card. Well, yeah. Like once we scheduled the interview I have it create a trial card from it using Zapier.
Yes, I have a creative Travel Card. And then so I put
all of our interview questions in here
and pictures, you send me links and all that. I’ll put it in your card.
And then once interviews done, I move it over to the complete category.
And then I have that create
the episode in air table for me, which have you used it before she actually did start playing around with that’s pretty cool. I actually love it. So the reason why I have it over there is because, you know, I asked you your favorite book and I asked you your favorite resource. So with air table, what I’m doing is compiling a list of all the books everybody’s mentioned in my episodes and all of the resources
so that I have this always up to date
resource that the listeners can
download or not download. Look at.
Yeah, I haven’t published it yet. I mean, I’m sure by the time this episode airs I will have but that’s the reason why I have it in until Zapier. Just kind of like make life easy, but I’m super simple to like air tables, literally like a fancy Excel Yes,
but yeah, there’s so much you can do with that, especially if you’re organizing
a whole bunch of content, like with clients and stuff. I think it’s really nice.
Um, what, where can listeners find you online? what’s your website? Where do you hang out on social media?
So my website is Jen Scalia dot com. And I’m lucky enough to be Jen Scalia everywhere. Apparently there is no other gentleman,
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, everywhere is Jen Scalia. And that’s gin with two n’s. So that’s really awesome. That makes it super, super easy. I also have a Facebook group that has about 13,000 people in it. It’s called badass and brazen entrepreneurs and you can find that it technically a dot com forward slash tribe. Okay. Well Jen, thank you so much for sharing your story with us today.
Cindy Rodriguez is the host of the Start Fierce Business Podcast. When she’s not interviewing awesome entrepreneurs, she’s working on growing her startup, going to Disney World with her daughter, or reading a book.