Front Seat Life Podcast

By Jessica Butts

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The Front Seat Life Podcast hosted by Jessica Butts, a retired psychotherapist turned Author, Motivational Speaker, and Business Coach focuses on strategies, tips, and mindset tools to help you “be unapologetically who you are” in your life, love, and business! Jessica will cover topics that have helped her changed her life, leave her marriage, start over, build new and fulfilling relationships, and start and grow a successful business. To find out more about Jessica visit https://jessicabutts.com/. Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation.

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6: Why Judgers and Perceivers Get on Each Other’s Nerves!
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Welcome, Front Seat Lifers! We are on week four of the dichotomies. We have been talking for the last four weeks about introversion, extroversion, sensing, intuition, thinking, feeling, judging and perceiving. And today's episode is one of my all-time favorites that I will probably ever do a because it is about my favorite dichotomy which is judging and perceiving. If you need to go back and understand what judging and perceiving is, just scoot back to episode one and two. But a tiny little recap: it is how we'd like to be organized in this world. And the population differential is about 50/50. But this dichotomy is one of my favorites because there are so much juiciness and richness in it. Today's guest is David Walthew again, he's been on several episodes because he's such a great example of somebody who was in my life and we were complete opposites in this area. In fact, he was an ex-boyfriend of mine. Part of the demise of our relationship is because we were so different in this area. I think you're going to enjoy the stories and you'll learn a lot about yourself through David's stories and through my stories about what it's like to be in a relationship with the exact opposite person. So as strong “J's”, we are very organized, more decisive decision makers and a bunch of control freaks. We like things our own way. We like to be in control of ourselves and other people and everything around us. “P’s” are much more “go with the flow.” They are undaunted by surprise. They're like, “don't worry about it, we'll figure it out.” And we drive each other crazy. “P’s” drive “J's” absolutely crazy because they are people who live five minutes in front of their face. They don't do a lot of planning and they just really go about the world in this beautiful, easy, breezy kind of way. And then there's the “J’s” and we obviously drive “P’s” crazy because we're a bunch of control freaks and we need to know what's the plan, where are we going, what's happening, what's going on in our lives. And when you can see these differences in a friendship like mine and David's, I think you can learn a lot. Thank you so much and enjoy the episode. To find out more about Jessica visit https://jessicabutts.com/. Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation. Not sure what your Myers Briggs personality type is? Take a free personality assessment at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-personality-assessment/. Looking for a tribe of growth-oriented people and want to stay closely connected to Jessica’s coaching? Join the Front Seat Life Community for a small monthly subscription at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-membership-group/. Front Seat Life Podcast https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/front-seat-life-podcast/
Feb 14, 2019
5: What it’s like to be a Thinking Woman or a Feeling Man
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Hello everybody, welcome. This is Jessica Butts, your host of the Front Seat Life Podcast, and today I have interviewed two different people to really highlight the dichotomy of this week's episode, which is Thinking and Feeling. This is one of the most interesting dichotomies because it is very gender biased as well as societally bias. Back in the eighties, John Gray wrote this book called Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus and unknowingly I think he was really talking about this idea that most men are Thinkers and most Women are Feelers. In fact, 66 to 75 percent of men are Thinkers and 66 to 75 percent of women are Feelers. So as a psychotherapist, I've always been so curious about the other 25 percent. These are the marginalized people in our society. The people who end up feeling left out and different and weird and unusual, and “Why doesn't anybody get me?” And those happen to be my two different guests today. First, I talk with Lindsey, a thinking woman, and an INTJ. She explains her perspective on what has been like for her to grow up as a Thinking woman in our society. And then I chat with David, who has been on another episode before, and his experience is especially fascinating, I think. Because he is a Feeling man who, in almost all his intimate relationships, has been with Thinking women and he was also raised by a Thinking woman. And so, it's fantastic getting his perspective on this. I think you're going to learn a lot about your own type. You're going to learn a lot about opposite types, and I hope you become informed and educated in a whole new way. So, enjoy. To find out more about Jessica visit https://jessicabutts.com/. Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation. Not sure what your Myers Briggs personality type is? Take a free personality assessment at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-personality-assessment/. Looking for a tribe of growth-oriented people and want to stay closely connected to Jessica’s coaching? Join the Front Seat Life Community for a small monthly subscription at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-membership-group/. Front Seat Life Podcast https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/front-seat-life-podcast/
Feb 07, 2019
4: Growing Up Intuitive
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Hey there, welcome back! Come and join me as a fly on the wall while my good friend (and former boyfriend) David and I discuss what life is like as an Intuitive. We both realized at some point, it took some time believe me, that being an Intuitive, despite it making us complete weirdos, is our greatest asset. Why? Intuitive people have this amazing power to see patterns of behavior which the other 75% remain oblivious to…. Huh? What? Listen in as we explain… If you remember, 25% of us are Intuitives and the rest are Sensors. The 75% who are Sensors like to have all the details, the plans, the facts, they are very concrete. They tend not to believe in “gut feelings” and seem to focus on why something can’t be, listing out a big pile of reasons. We Intutives often “just know” something and believe it is possible. I call the Sensors “the Police” and David refers to them as “Security Guards” and Intuitives often don’t fit well into this “Muggle World,” which I must point out it the world we live in, created by most of us, that 75%. We have a hard time because Sensors don’t understand us and we just can’t explain it to them, what it is to feel and be an Intuitive. So, listen to this episode as we tell stories and share what it feels like to grow up and live in a culture created by Sensors which does not reward Intuitives. It is an interesting dilemma and I thank you so much for joining us on this exploration! To find out more about Jessica visit https://jessicabutts.com/. Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation. Not sure what your Myers Briggs personality type is? Take a free personality assessment at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-personality-assessment/. Looking for a tribe of growth-oriented people and want to stay closely connected to Jessica’s coaching? Join the Front Seat Life Community for a small monthly subscription at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-membership-group/. Feel like treating yourself to major healing and growth? Want to get a year’s worth of therapy done in 5 days? Join Jessica’s Maui Retreat on March 13-17, 2019. Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/fsl-maui-retreat. Front Seat Life Podcast https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/front-seat-life-podcast/
Jan 31, 2019
3: Understanding Introversion and Extroversion
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In this episode, I, a devoted extrovert, sit down with two wonderful people who are leaning towards the introverted side of things. Stephanie and Jeni have agreed to join me today to share some stories about what it is like to be an introvert in an extroverted world. I believe our conversation brings some interesting insights into the "Introverted" dichotomy, some of the challenges and beautiful elements as well. The perspectives we all are able to share about the two dichotomies is definitely illuminating and fascinating...at least I think so! Listen in and I think you will find something that applies to your own experiences or to those of your co-workers, friends, and family. Again, I can't thank you enough for listening, I so appreciate you taking the time. To find out more about Jessica visit https://jessicabutts.com/. Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation. Not sure what your Myers Briggs personality type is? Take a free personality assessment at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-personality-assessment/. Looking for a tribe of growth-oriented people and want to stay closely connected to Jessica’s coaching? Join the Front Seat Life Community for a small monthly subscription at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-membership-group/. Feel like treating yourself to major healing and growth? Want to get a year’s worth of therapy done in 5 days? Join Jessica’s Maui Retreat on March 13-17, 2019. Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/fsl-maui-retreat. Front Seat Life Podcast https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/front-seat-life-podcast/
Jan 25, 2019
2: Don’t Do Stuff You Suck At
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Hello, I'm so glad you are back, this episode piggybacks onto Episode 1. If you haven’t heard that episode yet, please consider going back and listening, it will help everything in this installment of the show make so much more sense. In this episode, I reveal a framework, an analogy I personally came up with to help explain the Meyers-Briggs personality types and how they show up within ourselves. I needed to find a way to help people really understand and grasp the nuances of each type, and why we want to choose to put most of our energy into our “best self.” Thank you so much for listening and being here, I so appreciate you taking the time. To find out more about Jessica visit https://jessicabutts.com/. Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation. Not sure what your Myers Briggs personality type is? Take a free personality assessment at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-personality-assessment/. Looking for a tribe of growth-oriented people and want to stay closely connected to Jessica’s coaching? Join the Front Seat Life Community for a small monthly subscription at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-membership-group/. Feel like treating yourself to major healing and growth? Want to get a year’s worth of therapy done in 5 days? Join Jessica’s Maui Retreat on March 13-17, 2019. Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/fsl-maui-retreat. Front Seat Life Podcast https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/front-seat-life-podcast/
Jan 17, 2019
1: Live Your Life from the Front Seat - Meyers Briggs Overview
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Welcome back to the Front Seat Life Podcast! Hello, I'm so glad you are here. This is the episode where we start to get into the "meat" of the show and I can't wait to share. You'll find out where that comes from during this episode as I start to unpack my fascination with Meyers-Briggs and what I mean when I say, "Live your life from the front seat!" My Obsession I have been obsessed with the Meyers-Briggs personality type indicator since I was about 20 years old. I was working as an HR director and we had this Meyers-Briggs experience at work and I completely had one of the "Holy Sh*t!" moments. So much in relationships and life became crystal clear. My obsession has led me to do a deep dive into the world of Meyers-Briggs throughout my career and in my personal life. I have tried to distill it all down into a format people can consume easily so they can understand it and get value from it, because that can be huge! I'm Shocked I am completely shocked to see how many people feel Meyers-Briggs is a bunch of "hooey!" When it’s one of the most amazing tools (if not THE most amazing tool) we must help us to understand ourselves and others in our life. I Hope This Helps This episode is meant to educate you on all things Meyers-Briggs in a way that I hope helps you to understand it, and how you can use it. I want this to be so relatable, that you can use your understanding to show up, unapologetically who you are in your life, your love, and your business. But this is not just about us, it's about understanding the people in our lives. More to Come, I Promise Please, please listen to this episode or go to our show notes on the website for more insight into Meyers-Briggs and how it impacts your world. And I promise you I will have many, many episodes going even deeper into each of the four dichotomies with stories and more. I hope this is eye-opening and educational because I want families to have these conversations, to be able to talk about these differences. And instead of being irritated by it, to be able to accept it and love it. My deepest hope is that you can use this to have better relationships with everyone in your life, everyone, including yourself. Let's start an epidemic of understanding ourselves, of being unapologetically who we are in this world! To find out more about Jessica visit https://jessicabutts.com/. Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation. Not sure what your Myers Briggs personality type is? Take a free personality assessment at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-personality-assessment/. Looking for a tribe of growth-oriented people and want to stay closely connected to Jessica’s coaching? Join the Front Seat Life Community for a small monthly subscription at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-membership-group/. Feel like treating yourself to major healing and growth? Want to get a year’s worth of therapy done in 5 days? Join Jessica’s Maui Retreat on March 13-17, 2019. Learn more here: https://tinyurl.com/fsl-maui-retreat. Front Seat Life Podcast https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/front-seat-life-podcast/
Jan 10, 2019
0: What I Have Learned in the Past Five Years
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Welcome to the Front Seat Life Podcast! Hello, I'm Jessica Butts and I am so glad you are here! This is the first episode of my new podcast and I can't wait to share some amazing times with you. During this inaugural episode, I want to explain a little about who I am and what this podcast is all about, how it can help you be unapologetically who you are! I get completely vulnerable and honest while I share what has been going on as I re-invented my life and myself over the past five years. And how I have gotten to the point of this podcast you are listening to right now. Sometimes You Just Have to Leap I'm 45 now and in my late 30's I found myself ridiculously uninspired by my work. My marriage was also falling apart at the time and I felt like I was just wasting my life. I was merely surviving, not thriving...at all. I was jolted awake when my office was offering severance packages for voluntary layoffs...so I volunteered! I didn't even know what I was going to do next, no clue. I somehow ended up at a meeting with people who were doing what I wanted to do, what inspired me. And I realized after that meeting when everything started to fall into line, that you must pay attention to those moments when they happen to you. These are absolutely defining moments, especially when we choose to take them as a sign and act. I left my 20-year relationship, my career, all of it...with no money and no idea where I was headed. But I knew that what I was doing I couldn't keep doing... Something had to change. The 14 Things I Have Been Doing There are 14 things I have been doing to turn my life around, and I am sharing them all on this podcast. Today I am outlining these key principles, but in future episodes I will take a deep dive into them, to give you all the details, all the good stuff. All right, here they are: Codependency. I tell you what this means to me, and what happened when I realized I was codependent. Figure out who I was and what I wanted... Who am I when I am at my best? Take time to be alone. It's critical to take time to slow down, stop being so busy, and be alone. To be in alignment with your personality type and your core values as much as possible. Life is just easier when we do this but know this might require some big changes as it did for me. Get a coach, get a therapist, or get both. Find people to help you. Compartmentalization. A choice to give 100% of your energy to one thing at a time. Be all present and all in. To learn how to know my worth. I have value, what is it? Having a vision and plan for my life, aka Not living five minutes in front of my face. To set goals, long-term planning. Where am I going to be in five years? In one year? In 90 days? How about weekly and every single day? Like-minded people. Beware the "Muggle World." We must hang out with the people who are doing bigger and cooler sh*t than we are to keep us inspired and motivated. Systems, structure, and singular focus. These are the essential components of a successful life and business strategy. Don't listen to the naysayers, they will kill us. Be f-ing determined. When you don't have a trust fund, or a wealthy spouse, or other resources like that, do you know what you are? You are f-ing determined because there's no "Plan B." You must believe that you can do it. You don't have to know how you just must have that determination and believe that you can do it... The "how" will unfold. Those are the 14 things that got me from where I was... lost, broken, stuck, scared... to where I am now. It's not perfection, it's always evolving, but it's what I envisioned five years ago. And now, what I am dreaming of and working my butt off for is where I will be... You can do the same. To find out more about Jessica visit https://jessicabutts.com/. Follow her on Instagram @frontseatlife for daily motivation. Not sure what your Myers Briggs personality type is? Take a free personality assessment at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-personality-assessment/. Looking for a tribe of growth-oriented people and want to stay closely connected to Jessica’s coaching? Join the Front Seat Life Community for a small monthly subscription at https://jessicabutts.com/front-seat-life-membership-group/. Feel like treating yourself to major healing and growth? Want to get a year’s worth of therapy done in 5 days? Join Jessica’s Maui Retreat on March 13-17, 2019. Learn more here: https://tw183-a76c28.pages.infusionsoft.net/. Front Seat Life Podcast https://businessinnovatorsradio.com/front-seat-life-podcast/
Jan 08, 2019