October 7, 2018

Jessica Butts

Episode 19: Unapologetically You – Understanding Yourself and Your Clients, with Jessica Butts

People can be frustrating. You can even frustrate yourself when you try to do things you’re not good at and it comes back to bite you. Knowing and understanding ourselves better and understanding our clients will only enhance our business, and ease up on our frustration levels!

In our 19th episode of Stand Out: Growing Your Organizing and Productivity Business, host Sarah Karakaian talks with guest Jessica Butts about understanding personality types, strengths, weaknesses, and how to use this information to make your business stronger.

Jessica is all about motivating, educating, and inspiring people to live their life in the front seat, using their innate abilities. Jessica was once living a life that was chosen for her instead of a life she had chosen for herself. She was working in corporate human resources, totally uninspired when a life changing event in her marriage finally got her to take control of her life and go back to graduate school and pursue her dreams of becoming a therapist.

She now teaches corporate workshops, conducts keynote speeches around the country, and is the author of two amazing books: Live Your Life from the Front Seat, and Don’t Do Stuff You Suck At. Want to know more about your personality and what makes you tick? You’re invited to use Jessica’s assessment tool here: https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-personality-assessment/

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

  • How to implement systems, structure, and singular focus into your practice
  • Getting to the point where your side hustle can be your main thing
  • Understanding who you are and then being in relationship with people who are different from you
  • How to get back to the essential person we were before we started believing other people’s stories about us
  • What it means to be in the driver’s seat, to be the co-pilot, and how to shut up your drunk uncle in the back seat
  • How the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can help you understand yourself and your clients better
  • The importance of understanding who your ideal clients are and how to best serve them
  • How to set up a 90 Day Focus sheet

Golden Nuggets

“The foundation to build your life on is based on being unapologetically who you are.” -Jessica Butts Share on X “Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. Don't get into it thinking you're going to have a hobby, because it's not a hobby.” – Jessica Butts Share on X “I love all the fabulous authors out there that say, ‘Just go do what you're awesome at!’ In my experience, most people don't even know what that means.” – Jessica Butts Share on X “The majority of your clients literally do not see the world the same way you do.” – Jessica Butts Share on X “One of the best things I learned from being a therapist was just to be curious. Don't tell people who they are, don't push your agenda on everything. Just be curious.” – Jessica Butts Share on X “If you think about growth mindset, a growth mindset is; I don't know what I know, I don't know what I don't know, but I'm willing to learn and I'm willing to grow into something.” – Jessica Butts Share on X “For myself and my clients, I use a ’90 Day Focus’ sheet. Write down 3 crucial things that need to happen within these 90 days, and focus, focus, focus on that until they are done.” – Jessica Butts Share on X