Overcoming Hardships with Joanna Dodd Massey

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with the Executive+MBA+Doctor of Psychology+Public Speaker+Mentor+TBD, and a founder of Jdmainc.com, Joanna Dodd Massey. Joanna has a passion for the corporate executive in many industries, has received her Ph.D., an MBA, and is currently writing a book. She attributes part of her success to her unique and interesting perception of overcoming hardships in life. 

Let’s jump into Joanna’s story and learn how a powerless like you can be the best version of yourself that you can possibly be.

Things you will learn in this episode:

[00:01 – 08:28] Opening Segment

  • I talked briefly about valuable information that you can take advantage of in this episode
  • I introduce guest Joanna Dodd Massey into the show
  • Joanna talks about her background 

[08:29 – 19:25] Apply your Education into New Opportunities 

  • Joanna shares an inspiring story of how she surpassed the great recession hit in the year 2008
  • Joanna shares a wonderful experience with her journey of getting a Ph.D. and MBA while working at the same time.
  • Joanna talks about her perspective about why she doesn’t see herself as an overqualified or overeducated when it comes to finding a job. 

[19:26 – 31:01] How to Overcome Hardships

  • Joanna talks about how she was able to align her educational background and experiences without having a concrete plan in the first place. 
  • Joanna shares an inspirational insight on “Giving up of control” as a way to overcome hardships. 

[31:02 – 37:28] The FOCUS FIVE Segment

  • What book have you gifted most often? 
  • Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • If you can get an hour of somebody’s time and ask questions, who would that be and why?
  • My deceased father, he died when I was a teenager 
  • What is one thing that you believe that most people would disagree with you on?
  • I believe that success in life is 100% luck and zero talent
  • Morning routine, How do you start your day?
  • Meditate, make my bed, scoop cat litter.
  • What is the best place we can connect with you online?
  • See below for social links
  • Final words from me 

Tweetable Quotes: 

“Life is a perfect unfoldment ” – Joanna Dodd Massey

” Let it go and relax” – Joanna Dodd Massey 

“Powerless to let go of control” – Joanna Dodd Massey 

Resources mentioned in the episode:

You can connect with Joanna on Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook or visit her website https://www.jdmainc.com/

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