The Purpose Project Podcast

The Purpose Project is a weekly podcast hosted by Jennifer Lester-Life Coach, Psychotherapist and Dream Catcher. This show will help you UNCOVER the hurts, habits and hang-ups that hold you hostage; RECOVER the you that you were Purposely Created to be; and DISCOVER a path to "Find Your Amazing"! Through inspirational stories, tips, tools and strategies you'll go from Good to GREAT. For show notes, information about guests and the Purpose Project visit
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Nov 29, 2016

“A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it’s own wings.”

To live a life of high achievement, you must fully believe in yourself and your ability.  Learn to eliminate negative self-talk, get out of your comfort zone and count your wins.  If it’s possible for someone it’s possible for you!   Always believe in yourself- Trust your wings.

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Nov 21, 2016

Everything that’s on your plate is because you said, yes!  If you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, learn how to push away from the table.  I share an easy exercise to teach you how to purge things that are not so good for you.  While portion control is important, but so is tracking your harvest to your plate.   Life is like a buffet, you can have anything want but just don’t put more on your plate than you can handle.  I recommend listening to episode #29 “The Power of NO”.  


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Nov 13, 2016

What are the points on your Moral Compass? The basic foundation for a fine-tuned moral compass is integrity, compassion, forgiveness and responsibility.  People with a healthy functioning moral compass are more grounded, focused productive and content with life.  They seem to be less individualistic and contribute to the world as whole.    Your moral compass can only point you in the right directions, it can’t make you go there. 

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Jun 22, 2016

This episode was dedicated to Muhammad Ali.  His use of affirmations and positive self-talk lead him to being the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T).   I share a few ways to use his optimistic way of  thinking to change your life.  


"I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was." Ali

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Jun 2, 2016

In this episode, I discuss a children's book "The Soil is Good" by Tori Johnson-Jones. It explains in the simplest way about the conscious, subconscious and thoughts.  Ask yourself "what are you planting?"

May 18, 2016

May is mental health month. In this episode, I discuss mental illnesses to help spread the word and bring about awareness. Each year, 1 in 5 adults in the United States experiences mental illness. That’s about 43.8 million people. I am encouraging each of you to take an Anonymous, Free and Confidential Mental Health check-up. I also share an awesome tool called “Think Ahead”; this worksheet helps you with triggers, early warning signs and creating a plan. You can get this and the screening link by emailing me directly. Caring for the mind is as important as caring for the body. In fact, one cannot be healthy without the other.

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May 4, 2016

In this episode, we’re talking about Lemonade. It’s not Beyoncé’s Lemonade but you’ll learn a recipe for how to make Lemonade out of the lemons that life gives you. There are three main ingredients: (1) Hunt the Good, (2) Change your language and (3) healthy coping skills that will increase your optimism. By mixing these ingredients, you can make the best out of a bad situation.

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Apr 25, 2016

In this episode, I look at the differences between Motivation and Inspiration. Motivation is the quality of providing incentive or motive, to impel. Inspiration is the stimulation of mind and emotion to a high level of feeling or activity. The clear difference between motivation and inspiration is, motivation is external and inspiration is internal. I made an announcement about my upcoming coaching class that is sure to give you the motivation to get started and the inspiration to keep going.

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Apr 15, 2016

“Bloom Where You Are Planted!” It may not be the perfect climate or ideal situation but it still deserves you’re your best. In this episode, I share parts of my keynote from the conference that I spoke at in middle Georgia. We are all builders each and every day. We hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall... Build wisely, not only for ourselves but for all those we touch. Our life today is the result of our choices we make, our tomorrows will be our result.

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Apr 7, 2016

Learn about the power of "I" statements.  By simply using them, it can shape your future and ultimately change your life. 

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Apr 1, 2016

Spring is in the air and just like seasons, people change. In this episode, I discuss recognizing signs that the season in your life is changing. Each new season will requires a different you. Change is enviable and hard but when you prepare properly it makes it easier. Major life changes are clues that you’re headed towards a new season. Learn to recognize the difference between situations/people who are here for season, reason and lifetime.

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Mar 22, 2016

Sometimes all you need is a PUSH! This episode is about persistence-Persist Until Something Happens. I explore Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich” and review his steps to gaining persistence. If you have read this book, this a great refresher but if you haven’t, it is a must read! Persistence is one of the key factors of success. Using these 4 steps, will help you develop persistence. Knowing your purpose and having will-power are a few characteristics needed for persistence.

This episode is just for you, if you are tired of starting over and in search of steps to lead you to success.

Mar 16, 2016

Episode 3-0!! In this episode, I explore causes of laziness. Are you lazy or just uninspired? Most people are not lazy; they just have not found something that inspires them. Don’t confuse procrastination with being lazy. Laziness is an unwillingness to work or to use energy. There are many factors that can lead to laziness such as hopelessness, fear of success and fear of failure. I share a few tips to help you rid your slothful ways and get energetic. It would be helpful to go back and listen to Episode #02 “Motion Doesn’t Mean Progress.” Learn about the "Rocking Horse Syndrome".

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Mar 11, 2016

“No” is a complete sentence. It does not need justification or an explanation. In this episode, learn the power of “No.” Have you ever said “yes” to something that you absolutely didn’t want to do? If so, you have been Hedging. Hedging is the behavior of saying yes to things that we don’t want to do or have the capacity to do. What’s the real reason behind being afraid to say “No?” I explain why it is so hard for us to give a response that reflects our true intention and capacity. This episode will sums up three tips to make saying no easier.

Dream Catchers, make sure when you say “yes” to others, that you’re not saying “no” to yourself.


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Mar 2, 2016

2016, is a leap year. There are 366 days this year. So, you get an extra day to something Extraordinary. Taking a Leap of Faith is the topic of discussion for this episode.   In order to reach your destination, sometimes a Leap of Faith is the only method of transportation.

Ultimately, if you really want to change your life, you must take a Leap of Faith. This leap begins with the belief that you have the ability to change-a basic belief in yourself. Once you believe in yourself and focus on your own journey, it makes this leap easier. In this episode, you’ll learn how to soar with ease by using your life lessons, past hurts and triumphs.  

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Feb 23, 2016

While February is known as the month of LOVE, it is also BLACK History Month. In this episode, I explore how to make history. I answer this question by summarizing Dr. Dennis P. Kimbro’s best-selling book, “What Makes the Great GREAT.” Dr. Kimbro’s 9 Principles and strategies for extraordinary achievement are made up of interviews and some of the most inspiring stories of the greatest people. These Principles range from having “Self-Confidence” to incorporating an “I Can Do” attitude. Learn what four “Questions to Greatness” to ask yourself that will surely spark something in you. Every GREAT accomplishment was believed to be impossible at one time.

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Feb 8, 2016

Dr. Heavenly Kimes from Bravo’s hit show Married to Medicine joins the Purpose Project Podcast to share her relationship expertise. “Everyone is looking for love and I think I can help”, says Dr. Heavenly which is why she started PIQ, an unique online dating community. Dr. Heavenly is the author of the Business of Love and a relationship expert with over 20 years of experience. On this episode, she shares how to balance a career, have a happy marriage and find the love of your life.

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Feb 4, 2016

In this episode, you will learn how to First Love Yourself-F.L.Y. February is the month of LOVE; what better time to focus on self-love. Love yourself first and everything else will fall in place. Once you begin to love and make peace with the person in the mirror, watch how your reflection changes. I share a few steps to help you fall in love with you! Through the use of positive affirmations and forgiveness, you will learn how to love yourself unconditionally. You can’t expect others to love you if you don’t love yourself. “Learning to love yourself it is the greatest love all”.

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Jan 28, 2016

In this episode, I demonstrate how to create a VISION BOARD that is done with intention. When done correctly, a vision board can help you clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on specific life goals. While vision boards have gained a lot of notoriety over the last several years and seems faddish, they can be powerful.

A vision board is more than just throwing pictures on a board. Did you know that there are two main types of vision boards? Which one works best for you? How to get started? Do they really work? These are all great questions and this episode covers all of them.

With 4 easy steps, you will be able to identify your vision and give it clarity; reinforce your daily affirmations; and keep your attention on your intentions.

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Jan 23, 2016

Life is like a camera focus on what’s important and you’ll capture it perfectly. Learn how to keep the “main thing the main thing” and stay FOCUSED! In this episode, I share a few tips on how to stay focused. By making a To-Do-List, eliminating distractions and adjusting your daily routine can tremendously improve your focus. Staying focused is a skill that’s really simple to explain: you concentrate your mind on a single thing and don’t allow it to be disturbed by anything else.   However, it’s easier said than done but it’s not impossible; it just requires practice and commitment.

F.O.C.U.S- Follow One Course Until Successful.

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Jan 12, 2016

In this episode, I breakdown how to use SMART Goals really work. A SMART Goal is a goal that is (S)pecific, (M)easurable, (A)ttainable, (R)elevant and (T)ime based. In other words, a goal that is very clear and easily understood. Learn why doing this careful planning at the beginning can save you lots of time and disappointment at a later stage.


A goal is a dream with a time-frame to it. Simply deciding by when you want to achieve something can be a good motivator.  It can prevent you from procrastinating because you know that you are working to a deadline. Understand how to be realistic but at the same time not limiting yourself based on what other people believe to be achievable or not.

This episode is just for you, if you want to set goals that are SMARTer and not Harder.

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Jan 5, 2016

No Resolutions; Just Results! How to make goals that you can accomplish. Only 8% of people keep their New Year Results. In this episode, I get down to the nitty-gritty of what you need to do - and when you need to do it by - to create your ideal life.  I break down 6 Concepts in setting goals: 1. Possibility, 2. Vision, 3. Balance, 4. Audacity, 5. Format, 6. Integrity. Learn why a powerful vision gives you the motivation to get out of bed and creates a pictures of the life you want. Formatting is the Key! I introduce SMART goals.  In episode 22, I will discuss SMART Goals in details. Your goals are you own! Do it for yourself! I’m rooting for you!

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Dec 31, 2015

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… Happy New Year! In this episode, I count down my top 5 Purpose Project Podcast moments. I share some of the events from 2015  that really made the difference in my life.  Some of my most memorable moments includes, things I’ve learned from show guest like Dawn Dickson and what I learned from my own mistakes. I also highly recommend doing a “Memory Jar” in the New Year to capture all of the special moments. I give step-by-step instructions on how make a memory jar and its function.  Let’s get ready to start page 1 of our 365 366 page book (it's Leap Year)!

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Dec 16, 2015

Tis that time of the year to GIVE!   Since December is the month of giving gifts, what better feeling than to give to those less fortunate. In this episode of the Purpose Project Podcast, Jasmine Crowe, founder of Black Celebrity Giving shares why giving is good. In 2011, she launched a website- BlackCelebrityGiving.Com which is on the frontier in providing news, videos and photos of celebrity philanthropy, nonprofit organizations and causes that directly correlate with the black community.

In the community Black Celebrity Giving is a grassroots movement with one goal – change the world, starting in our communities. As Chief Visionary, Jasmine’s goal to enrich the lives of others through good news on black celebrity philanthropy, nonprofits, causes, grants and inform people on issues affecting the black community.

She also shares how championing this cause has changed her life.

For more information about Black Celebrity Giving visit www.BlackCelebrityGiving.Com

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Dec 11, 2015

Happy Holidays! In this episodes, I discuss what to do when the holidays are not so merry. That funk that you're in during the holidays, that seems to last all winter long may be a more severe diagnosis called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a clinical depression that occurs during the winter months and It dissipates during the spring and summer months. Learn symptoms and treatment used to beat the “Winter Blues.” I also elaborate on a unique treatment called phototherapy and discuss how light can drive out the darkness in your life.

This episode is just for you, if you’re feeling like “Bah Humbug” and you notice that this time of the year drastically changes your mode.

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