EPISODE #17 ON THE PODCAST: HOW MAKING FRIENDS WITH FAILURE & REJECTION GOT ME A DREAMY JOB

EPISODE #17 ON THE PODCAST: HOW MAKING FRIENDS WITH FAILURE & REJECTION GOT ME A DREAMY JOB

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill

Today’s episode is a huge celebration and testimony on how making friends with failure and rejection got me a dreamy job. Wohoo!!!! This week I started a juicy job with a super nice company that literally cuts my daily commute by 3.5hrs. And the best part, I can still go on my long alignment morning walks :). 

For those who may be new to the podcast, I got laid off from my

EPISODE #16 ON THE PODCAST: HOW TO BE TRUE TO YOURSELF & LIVE LIKE YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE

EPISODE #16 ON THE PODCAST: HOW TO BE TRUE TO YOURSELF & LIVE LIKE YOU HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway! – Mother Teresa

In today’s episode, I delve deep and show you through my personal stories how to be your true self and live like you’ve got nothing to hide. As you listen, you’ll hear me share my experience last year in Oslo that inspired me to finally stop hiding from my truer, bigger self and decide no matter the situation I find myself in, to live life like I’ve got nothing to hide.

I also get super candid about

EPISODE #15 ON THE PODCAST: FIND YOUR HAPPY

EPISODE #15 ON THE PODCAST: FIND YOUR HAPPY

"There is no path to happiness. Happiness is the path "– Buddha

I recently discovered one of the most amazing books from an superly eclectic store in the Minneapolis airport called Frivolous (wonderfully unnecessary). The book I found is appropriately titled ‘Find Your Happy’, written by M.H. Clark and designed by Sarah Forster. And since discovering this book, I’ve literally read it to myself every single morning, which has been extremely transformative for me. It has become

EPISODE #14 ON THE PODCAST: BECOMING THE CEO OF YOUR LIFE

EPISODE #14 ON THE PODCAST: BECOMING THE CEO OF YOUR LIFE

There is only one person responsible for the quality of your life. That person is YOU!! – Bob Proctor

Today I talk about why it’s so important for us to treat our lives as businesses, and how we can begin to embody our personal power by becoming the Chief Executive Officers of our lives. Thanks to an epiphany I had recently, I realized instead of striving so hard at becoming the boss of something outside of me (such as a company), I always felt

EPISODE #13 ON THE PODCAST: HOW TO CHOOSE FAITH OVER FEAR

EPISODE #13 ON THE PODCAST: HOW TO CHOOSE FAITH OVER FEAR

Faith and fear both demand you believe in something you cannot see. You choose! – Bob Proctor

Today I explore the topic of how to choose faith over fear. To experience the joy in failure, I believe faith is one of the most useful tools we have at our disposable to help us overcome our fears and preserve despite the odds. I love the definition of faith in Hebrews 11:1, which states "faith is the confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see". I also love the common definition of fear which states "fear is the false evidence appearing real".

In this episode, I share why

EPISODE #12 ON THE PODCAST: HOW TO FEEL WORTHY NO MATTER WHAT

EPISODE #12 ON THE PODCAST: HOW TO FEEL WORTHY NO MATTER WHAT

Self-worth comes from one thing-thinking you are worthy – Wayne Dyer

Today I explore the topic of self-worth and how the act of feeling unworthiness tends to prevent us from experiencing the joy in failure.

Once upon a time, we were kids who were so sure of ourselves and so full of self-worth. Until we were conditioned to depend on circumstances and people outside of ourselves to feel whole and worthy. As adults, we continued on our quest for

EPISODE #11 ON THE PODCAST: HOW TO FIND JOY WHEN YOU FEEL LOST

EPISODE #11 ON THE PODCAST: HOW TO FIND JOY WHEN YOU FEEL LOST

Not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves – Henry David Thoreau

In today’s episode, I explore the question on “how to find joy when you feel lost”. Right now, I’m in this space of the 'unknown' after losing my job a couple of months ago. And lately, even though I have become very skilled at

EPISODE #10 ON THE PODCAST: 10 LESSONS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

EPISODE #10 ON THE PODCAST: 10 LESSONS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

he purpose of life is to know yourself and love yourself and trust yourself and be yourself – Yogi Tea quote

In honor of the 10th episode of the podcast, I was incredibly inspired to share 10 lessons that have changed my life. In this conversation, I get super candid about what held me back in the past from being true to my inner being, following

EPISODE #8 ON THE PODCAST: LIFE-CHANGING WAYS TO MANAGE THE MIND & REMAIN CALM IN THE STORM

EPISODE #8 ON THE PODCAST: LIFE-CHANGING WAYS TO MANAGE THE MIND & REMAIN CALM IN THE STORM

The question is not can you handle the situation. The question is can you handle your mind –Will Smith

Right now, I’m so addicted to Will Smith on social media. If you haven’t checked him out already, definitely do so @WillSmith on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

This episode was inspired by his YouTube video titled “Facing My BIGGEST Fear”. In this video, he says towards the end “The question is not can you handle the situation. The question is can you handle your mind? Can you manage the thoughts and emotions that are trying to poison

EPISODE #7 ON THE PODCAST: FREE YOURSELF & LET IT GO

EPISODE #7 ON THE PODCAST: FREE YOURSELF & LET IT GO

I’ve been reading the book ‘Inward’ by Yung Pueblo for the second time now (yes it’s that good). And I was so moved by his quote “Letting go doesn’t mean forgetting. It means we stop carrying the energy from the past into the present”, that I was super inspired to create this episode.

In today’s episode, I explore the idea of letting go and discuss how letting go holds us back from reaching our fullest potential. I delve into why letting go

EPISODE #6 ON THE PODCAST: BREAKING THE MOLD IN LIFE & BUSINESS WITH BISI MACGREGOR

EPISODE #6 ON THE PODCAST: BREAKING THE MOLD IN LIFE & BUSINESS WITH BISI MACGREGOR

Today’s episode is a super powerful one. It’s a transparent interview with my friend and former colleague, Bisi MacGregor. She is a TEDx Speaker, Certified Fearless Life Coach and Certified Fearless Trainer who empowers professional women to break the mold in their lives and business, so they can live out their true essence. Bisi is a truly inspiring human being, who empowers me every day to live my best self.

In this episode, you’ll get to eavesdrop on an intimate conversation between

EPISODE #5 ON THE PODCAST: HOW OUR FAILURES GET US BACK ON TRACK TO PURSUING OUR CHILDHOOD DREAMS

EPISODE #5 ON THE PODCAST: HOW OUR FAILURES GET US BACK ON TRACK TO PURSUING OUR CHILDHOOD DREAMS

The greatest artists like Dylan, Picasso and Newton risked failure. And if we want to be great, we’ve got to risk it too –Steve Jobs

Today’s episode is about a very personal yet inspiring email exchange I had 6 years ago with a very good friend of mine. Her name is Gita Sjahrir, we met back in business school and have been good friends ever since. She is the Co-Founder and Chief Rider of Ride Studio- Indonesia's first boutique indoor cycling studio. She is literally one of those super magnetic people that you simply can't resist being around. Back in 2012 when I was pregnant for my daughter,

EPISODE #4 ON THE PODCAST: HOW TO GET OUT OF A RUT

EPISODE #4 ON THE PODCAST: HOW TO GET OUT OF A RUT

Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways - Sigmund Freud

In today’s episode, I dive deep into questions that I keep on getting asked such as ‘how to get out of a rut', 'how to find the joy when in a rut', 'how to stay joyful when all you want to do is stay angry'.... One thing these questions have in common is the fact that they are about how we navigate our negative emotions. However, we aren’t taught how to deal with or process our emotions. As a result, we tend to

HOW LOSING MY JOB SAVED MY LIFE

HOW LOSING MY JOB SAVED MY LIFE

I was looking through old articles on my previous website, The PinkJoy.com, when I stumbled upon a piece I wrote back in Dec 2015 about how losing my job saved my life. It's such divine timing that I got to read this article again, just as I recently lost my job..yet again. It's so amazing  how much growth I've experienced in the past 3 years, yet how relevant these lessons remain even today. I was inspired to share this 'oldie but a goodie' with you, and hope anyone going through similar situations can find something useful in it. MY DECEMBER 7th, 2015 self writes:

EPISODE #3 ON THE PODCAST: HOW TO ALWAYS FEEL 'GOOD ENOUGH' & STOP SEEKING EXTERNAL ACCEPTANCE

EPISODE #3 ON THE PODCAST: HOW TO ALWAYS FEEL 'GOOD ENOUGH' & STOP SEEKING EXTERNAL ACCEPTANCE

Not one drop of myself worth depends on your acceptance of me – Quincy Jones

In today’s episode, I talk about how to always feel ‘good enough’ without being so dependent on external acceptance/validation. Inspired by Quincy Jones quote “Not one drop of myself worth depends on your acceptance of me”, I discuss my thoughts on why we are constantly seeking external acceptance/validation and how this prevents us from taking risks and 

EPISODE #2 ON THE PODCAST: CHOOSING OUR HAPPY FIRST

EPISODE #2 ON THE PODCAST: CHOOSING OUR HAPPY FIRST

Never give from the depths of your well, but from your overflow – Rumi

Today I delve into the idea of choosing to be happy first. A lot of us are taught as kids that it is selfish to choose our happy first, and I was inspired to explore this belief a bit more. As I consider myself a recovering people pleaser, the idea of choosing to be happy first has been something I’ve wrestled with for a while now. I believe strongly in serving others. However, what I’ve come to realize in my journey is that we can’t give what we don’t have, so we need to fill ourselves up first. I share how when I feel depleted, I’m not the happiest person in the world (I’m rather quite miserable). And I’ve come to believe it serves no one when we give from our empty wells.  I discuss how I’ve discovered that the most selfless thing we can do is

EPISODE #1 ON THE PODCAST: HOW TO FEEL JOY NO MATTER WHAT

EPISODE #1 ON THE PODCAST: HOW TO FEEL JOY NO MATTER WHAT

As Charles Swindoll says, life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Hello and welcome to the very first episode of the Joy in Failure podcast. I’m your host Joy Doyin Ogunneye, former banker turned beauty executive turned joyful creator, whose life’s work is to live a life full of beauty and joy no matter what! I created this ‘joy’ cast to help you navigate life’s failures more easily. My intention is to make failing less taboo and more fun.

In today’s episode, I share my soul story and why I felt so inspired to create this podcast, and share the message of love, beauty and joy with the world. With all of life’s ups and downs, failures and curveballs,