StoryShout: Destigmatizing Failure

StoryShout: Destigmatizing Failure

StoryShout is a weekly podcast, hosted by Kelsey Jones, that focuses destigmatizing being terrible at something. Each week, we talk with a guest and ask them "What do you suck at?" Answers have ranged from humorous, like interior design, to more serious career topics, like delegation. Whereas some podcasts want to make you better, we want to humanize failure by discussing the "why" but not the "how can I fix it?"

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May 24, 2022 42 sec

We're breaking for summer and ending season 2. Thank you to everyone listening and we'll see you in August!

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Anne Ahola Ward joins Kelsey Jones for a great discussion about when it's good to hide your thoughts and when it's beneficial, especially for family and friends. We also talk about when it IS beneficial to share your thoughts and opinions with the people who need to hear it.

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April 26, 2022 25 min

It's Kelsey Jones' turn in the hot seat as Casey Markee fills in as host for this week's StoryShout episode. Kelsey discusses the struggle to finish projects, especially creative ones (which dovetails nicely with last week's episode with Jon Henshaw!). Casey and Kelsey discuss finishing craft projects, getting sidetracked, and learning when to walk away instead of forcing yourself to finish something.

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Jon Henshaw joins Kelsey Jones this week as we discuss the struggle that comes with being creative: constantly starting new projects and taking side quests to constantly "improve" things, only to our detriment. We talk about when "done is better than perfect," some side projects we're working on, and more!

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March 29, 2022 31 min

Kelsey is joined by her cousin Abbey Elliott as we discuss a big thing most everyone sucks at: LAUNDRY. Yes, the dreaded laundry. We discuss the magic of black leggings, laundry with kids or spouses, and the smell that comes from wet laundry that needs to be dried. Time for a rewash!

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March 15, 2022 38 min

Marsha Shandur has a flip phone and all kinds of social media blockers...yet she still manages to not go to bed at a decent hour. Kelsey and Marsha discuss time for yourself after kids are down, the allure of old Sex and the City and Seinfeld episodes, and how even locking yourself out of social media doesn't help us go to bed earlier.

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March 2, 2022 26 min

Entrepreneur and road trip expert Kimberly Crossland sucks at navigating maps. Kelsey and Kimberly discuss why maps are so hard to navigate (and it gets worse with our anxiety about being wrong) and how we can manage to get lost in a simple RV park. 

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February 16, 2022 35 min

Kelsey is joined by Joe Hall as we discuss saying no, workaholism in tech, and how the pandemic with COVID-19 has affected our ability to say no.

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February 2, 2022 34 min

Kelsey is joined by another Kelcey as we discuss sucking at self care this week. Kelcey and Kelsey discuss parenthood and the struggle that comes with making time for yourself, as well as little things that don't cost anything but can also be called self care (like sitting in your amazing backyard).

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January 19, 2022 26 min

Heather Vickery, an author and success and leadership coach (and fellow podcaster!) joins Kelsey on StoryShout this week to discuss parenting teenagers. Heather and Kelsey discuss their experiences with parenting, especially how learning as you go is really the only way to make sure you are doing the best you can when it comes to parenting teenagers.

Learn more about Heather on her website and via her podcast.

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January 5, 2022 23 min

This week, we're back with a new season and an old friend. :) Kelsey's friend from college, Mary Fox Bouygues of Marlow, joins StoryShout to discuss all things being tidy and keeping the house organized. Kelsey and Mary discuss why they aren't tidy, when tidiness makes sense, and touch on the division of duties when you're cohabiting with a partner or roommate.

Get in touch with Mary on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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November 24, 2021 8 sec

It's almost Thanksgiving, so this is the end of season one! We hope you enjoyed it. We'll be on a break between seasons and pick back up with season two in the new year.

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November 17, 2021 33 min

This week, our guest Mary Davies has a tendency to not live in the moment,  which can affect wellbeing and appreciating life as it currently is. Kelsey and Mary discuss how important the present is, how we have taken the present for granted, and the moments which the present was right where we wanted to be.

To catch up with Mary, connect with her on LinkedIn. 

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November 10, 2021 27 min

Author and business owner Lisa Buyer joins us this week to discuss her experience with totally burning out from always being in survival mode, which lead to a career shift. Lisa's story is something many of us know well: we work 10+ hours a day thinking we're making a better life for ourselves when we're actually grinding our mind and body into the ground. Lisa and Kelsey discuss how Lisa got out of survival mode an...

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November 2, 2021 30 min

Catherine Quiambao joins us this week to discuss the wild world of arts & crafts. We talk about questionable art projects we do with our kids, how my mom suffered through Girl Scout patches, and thoughts on what arts & crafts projects may be a good fit.

Learn more about Catherine's podcast at No Hacks Marketing!

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October 26, 2021 29 min

This week's guest is Robyn Johnson, who tends to go into the worst possible scenario when something doesn't go how she expected. We dive into how that affects her as a business owner and mother, and how our childhoods may have shaped how we try to prepare for situations.

You can follow Robyn at @AMZRobynJohnson on Twitter.

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This week gets meta as Geoffrey Colon of Microsoft and Kelsey Jones discuss failure as a whole in our society. Why is failure frowned upon when it has lead to the world's greatest innovations? We also discussed why the nerds you laughed at in school built the technology you rely on and where our society is going next in terms of innovation and failure.

Geoffrey is on Twitter if you want to talk more.

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October 12, 2021 33 min

This week, Casie Gillette joins Kelsey Jones to discuss the impulsiveness of home DIY and how not everything has to be a huge endeavor.  While Casie wants to jump headfirst into a project, sometimes there's an easier way. It doesn't have to be the "whole enchilada." Listen to Casie and Kelsey discuss home ownership, electric cars, and how sometimes, the easiest thing is right under our nose.

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Dr. Pete Meyers (of Moz fame) is terrible at knowing where he is. In this episode of StoryShout, Pete and Kelsey discuss their failures in giving directions, navigating traffic circles (aka roundabouts), and how their brain goes fuzzy when people throw out the terms "east" and "north." This episode is hilarious, don't miss it!

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September 28, 2021 26 min

International best-selling author Sarah Knight isn't bad at much, which makes sense since she writes anti self-help books about caring less about what people think and managing anxiety. In this episode of StoryShout, Sarah and Kelsey Jones sit down to discuss the art of being able to do "nothing" and how that factors into anxiety, your home life, and feeling like you accomplished something.

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