#40: Jessica Rose Williams on Claiming Your Voice, ‘the Numbers’ & Tuning Into What You Really Want

Today’s guest is writer, blogger and fellow introvert, Jessica Rose Williams. I loved this interview, as we got pretty deep about a few topic, including our feelings about “the numbers” on Instagram, and online in general, finding a voice as women who have previously found it hard to speak our opinions, and running a business based on values (including minimalism).

Show Notes

Today’s guest is writer, blogger and fellow introvert, Jessica Rose Williams. I loved this interview, as we got pretty deep about a few topic, including our feelings about “the numbers” on Instagram, and online in general, finding a voice as women who have previously found it hard to speak our opinions, running a business based on values (and how Jessica’s minimalist values come into that), plus dealing with criticism and getting vulnerable in what you share. We recorded this a few months ago, and we talked a little bit about Jessica’s podcast, the Little Chapters, which she hosted with Kayte Ferris. Since recording, they made the mutual decision to end the podcast. I think it’s such an important lesson in staying true to what we really want, and tuning into how we feel about things. And like Jessica said in this interview, writing will always be her first love. I’ve included a link to their final podcast episode in the show notes, because I think it’s avlaubeul lesson on letting things go, even when you love them. For now, though, I know you’ll love this chat with Jessica. 

“When it comes to my blog I have two focuses: content and relationships.” – Jessica Rose Williams

Some of the things we talked about:

  • How she feels about “the numbers” on Instagram and online in general
  • Boundaries, and separating her “brand” self from her full self
  • Making peace with falling behind, especially on DMs and emails
  • How Jessica felt about making the move to podcasting, and how it’s a way women are finding their voice and their space online
  • Continuing to feel vulnerable even after years of blogging and sharing online
  • Dealing with bad reviews and personal criticism online
  • The difficulty (and beauty) of owning your opinions, especially when they differ from someone else’s
  • How Jessica’s minimalist philosophy impacts the way she runs her business, and running a values-based business in general
  • Separating what you really want from what society makes you think you want
  • Jessica’s feelings about goals

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“Maybe you can spend your days doing what makes you happy” – Jessica Rose Williams

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