Busyness, overwhelm and exhaustion are not business goals - yet so many entrepreneurs work as though those conditions are an inevitable part of success. On the BOSS™ Talk podcast, host La’Vista Jones illuminates her signature BOSS™ framework of Battling Overwhelm with Systems and Self-Care to assist marketplace leaders in building businesses that nourish them instead of ones that deplete them and lead to burnout. This podcast features candid guest interviews, practical strategies and disruptive points of view that will challenge you to do the work you love, without sacrificing yourself to do it.


September 5, 2023 47 mins

“2023 has been about giving up the good for the great. You don't know what's on the other side until you let something go.” ~ Dr. Khalia Braswell


In this captivating installment of BOSS™ Talk, we hand over the reins to Keiona Eady, a proud luminary at the helm of The Authentic Messenger—a powerhouse PR + Marketing enterprise. Formerly the charismatic voice behind the New Geechee podcast, Keiona steps into the role of...

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“Being strong is not like this rigid thing, it's meant to be flexible. You're meant to be flexible to move with what life brings.” ~ Kendra Tillman


In this episode of BOSS™ Talk, I am joined by Kendra Tillman, a passionate mentor and advocate for women experiencing burnout. Kendra possesses an undeniable talent for helping women find their voice and embrace self-care, leading them confidently and authentically. 

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“There's always more things that we can learn or refine, but if there's something burning in your heart to share, you have a unique perspective, and someone needs to hear your particular perspective.” ~ Dr. Nadia Brown


In this episode of BOSS™ Talk, I am joined by Dr. Nadia Brown, a sales strategist and founder of a sales consulting firm The Doyenne Agency. With over 15 years of...

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“I am amazing! I don't have to do it the way everybody says you're supposed to do it. I have unique ideas and thoughts that need to be heard." ~ Tanika J. Lothery


In this episode of BOSS™ Talk, I am joined by my friend and colleague Tanika J Lothery, a dedicated entrepreneur and the driving force behind Virtually Yours TJL, an agency that specializes in offering remote professional assistanc...

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“Sometimes entrepreneurship is ugly, it hurts and it’s frustrating and confusing and you feel like you are in a crowded room screaming and nobody is paying attention." - La’Vista Jones


In this episode of the BOSS™ Talk podcast, host La'Vista Jones opens up about her frustration and disappointment when her business milestone goes unnoticed, highlighting the challenges of running BOSS™ Talk fo...

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“Don't put yourself last because you were designed to be first.” ~ Damaris Carroll


In this episode of BOSS™ Talk, I sat down with Damaris Carroll to explore her personal journey with self-care and discovering how to choose herself first. Damaris is a creator and implementer of effective plans to optimize DEI and Employee Engagement in organizations. Damaris cr...

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“Self-care is not optional. I define self-care as something that is intentional and something that you do just for you. The intentionality piece makes a difference because you’re reminding yourself - I deserve this and I matter.” ~ Debbie Reber


In this episode of BOSS™ Talk, I get to sit down with parenting activist, Debbie Reber who is, also, the founder of T...

“We go through life, checking the boxes and doing all the things we are supposed to do - but never do we actually check in with ourselves and say, is this what I want?” ~ Jennifer Arthurton


In this episode of BOSS™ Talk, I am joined by Jennifer Arthurton, the creator and founder of Old Chicks Know Sh*t, which is a community and podcast that is designed to insp...

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“The words that I chose for the year were “Grow Together” and I want it for our team, for us to grow together as a team, for us to be growing together with our clients. That's where I think we just create this really beautiful environment where people can be themselves, be vulnerable, and also do really excellent work together.” ~ Pamela Slim


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“When I took ownership of my time, it allowed me to free up space for other priorities in my life - that’s when things started to shift.” ~ April Nowlin


Time is the most valuable resource we have and to spend it on tasks that you simply shouldn’t be doing is wasteful. This is where systems come in, they help you free up space and take ownership of your time. A...

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“Being scared means that this is what you should be doing, it's clearly what you want and that fear needs to drive you forward, instead of keeping you standing still.” - Alicia Peterkin


In perfectionism is defined as the need to be or appear to be perfect, or even believe that it's possible to achieve perfection Read more

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“Everybody’s acting like they’ve already figured it all out and really what you have is people who are all making it up one day at a time.” ~ Tamara Kemper


In this episode of BOSS™ Talk, La’Vista is sitting down with Tamara Kemper, Founder and CEO of The Process Mavens, to talk about battling boss shame! Tamara Kemper and her team at The Process Mavens help ra...

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“Because I wanted this so bad, I sacrificed a lot - working myself the way I did probably stalled my success because I wasn’t taking care of myself.” - Nancy Badillo


In this episode of BOSS™ Talk I am sitting down with Nancy Badillo, Etsy Coach, Marketer, and Content Creator. Nancy helps Etsy sellers turn their passion into profits by teaching them the EXACT s...

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“For me, it's about energy management. And if I have just too many things on my plate, too many plates spinning, then I don't always have the creativity to devote to what I'm working on.” ~ Isha Cogborn


In this episode of BOSS™ Talk, we speak with Isha Cogborn, the founder of Startup Life Support, where she helps entrepreneurs overcome the fear, frustration, a...

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“During a time of introspection, I found my voice. And most importantly, I now see myself - all of me.” ~ La’Vista Jones


In this episode of BOSS™ Talk, I take to the mic by myself to kick off Season 3 with a brief yet intimate and vulnerable monologue. During this episode I touch on vision, confidence and the major catal...

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“We can all lose sight of the vision - but we can always find our way back to it.” - Tanika J. Lothery


In this episode of BOSS™ Talk my assistant and right hand, Tanika J. Lothery and I come together and have a frank conversation about this season of BOSS™ Talk Read more

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“You have to avoid burnout. And you have to take care of you. And you can’t feel guilty about that.” - Candice Brown


In this episode of BOSS™ Talk we are talking to Candice Brown who is a self care advocate and has developed her own self care practice involving a cup of tea, a good read and a richly scented candle into a business called Grace + Gratitude Teas....

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“I had to put systems in place so that I was not the single point of failure - systems allow us to scale and for things to continue to move forward without our personal involvement.” - Angela Devlen


In this episode of BOSS™ Talk we are getting to know Angela Devlen - she has a calling to support midlife multi-passionate ...

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“If you don’t have the systems in place, you’re going to lose - and I can’t afford to lose.” - Michelle Anderson


In this episode of BOSS™ Talk, I had the pleasure of speaking with Michelle Anderson, who is not only my girl crush, she is also the mom of 6 and the owner and head stylist of MichelleAndHair in Tempe, AZ.  Hea...

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“You can build something that you absolutely love, or you can build a monster - the majority of entrepreneurs are going to build a monster.” - Shayla Boyd-Gill

This interview is guaranteed to motivate you to build the business of your dreams instead of an overwhelming monster. In this episode of BOSS™ Talk I am speaking with Shayla Boyd-Gill who launched into entrepreneurship via the birthing industr...

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