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Straight From The Hip with Courtney Jones

Straight From The Hip with Courtney Jones

By Courtney Jones
Living life and building a business can sometimes get hectic in the digital world and Courtney Jones is helping you hold it together.
She's bringing straight talk, and a lil syde eye, to the mental, emotional, and societal factors that make consistent personal growth and ethical business seem so darn difficult and keep you stuck.

Bringing a saucy blend of humor mixed with seriousness to the table that will really question the way you look at the world around you Courtney Jones is sipping On Life. Relationships. The Future of Work and Remote Working.
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How Do I Promote My Business In 2021?

Straight From The Hip with Courtney Jones

How Do I Promote My Business In 2021?

Straight From The Hip with Courtney Jones

How To Keep The Creative Juices Flowing And Never Run Out of New Ideas Again
Do you have a hard time coming up with new ideas on the fly, or find yourself struggling with a challenge that doesn't seem to have a workable solution?  Today's Episode Is For You!  Whether you're churning out major social marketing content, manage a team, or function as the official project manager for your family during those nothing to dooo days, it’s important to keep an open mind in order to keep up with new technologies and ideas and stay current, rather than missing out on all the new things around us. How can you get ahead of the game and start seeing the opportunities that others miss? Tune in as I share: The "Secret Sauce" that is vital to getting (and keeping) the creative juices flowing  How to come up with more ideas than you know what to do with, in minutes a day Why this 1 tiny shift can change everything about the way you interact with others For more personal growth and mindset resources for entrepreneurs and digital business owners, join the Str8 From the Hip Community Don't forget to leave a review and support the show!
February 23, 2021
How Do I Promote My Business In 2021?
Figuring out how to get your product or service noticed online can be difficult if you're just getting started, or you're bringing your brick and mortar biz into the digital space and want to target your ideal customer.  In this bonus episode, I'm sharing an exciting answer to reducing the learning curve, figuring out exactly who your perfect audience is, and making more sales in less time, no matter what your industry or niche is. It doesn't even matter what your product is.  So grab a cuppa joe, and tune in, I'm keeping it short and sweet this week.  When you're finished, come hang out with me on the site or Join the community on Facebook or Instagram  
January 18, 2021
Listener Love, Virtual Hugs, And Spotify Wrapped 2020
Bonus Episode: Feeling the Listener Love this week and sending back virtual hugs as I flip through the results of Spotify Wrapped 2020 and dig into the details and reminisce about life before the 'rona. .  Don't forget to like and subscribe and join me on for more episodes  Check out the blog for tips, tools, and resources for building a diverse, well rounded online business that doesn't feel like work!
December 5, 2020
Post Election Edition: Are We There Yet?
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I'm feeling fine! 🙋🏽‍♀️🗳️Biden wants us all to get along, I'm wondering if Denver's Ballot Measure 2B is designed to do enough for the almost homeless, and Twitter has a (new) bone to pick with me.🤳🏾  Tune in to this weeks episode. It's short, it's smarmy, but it packs a punch✊🏾and hopefully gives you a little #Food4Thought. For more, join the community at  Find me on Vurbi and find yourself in audio!
November 5, 2020
Nick Cannon Wants His Brand Back, August In The Sheets, And Watering Atlanta's Food Deserts w Guest Keith Muhammad of The Best Fruit Store
Can you imagine having fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to your door during the recent shut-ins? Unfortunately, there are neighborhoods and communities all across the country that can't, and haven't been able to, long before the nations current crisis. According to the USDA, more than 6% of American households have experienced some form of food insecurity over the last 18 months.  Over recent months I've complained about food shortages at my local store, a major inconvenience, in which my grocery worked hard to quickly rectify. Supply chains were disrupted and things were in flux.  In this week's episode, my guest Keith Muhummad, of Atlanta's The Best Fruit Store, and I dive deep on the policies past and present, and the practical, real world solutions he's implementing in his own community, to water the food desert he found himself and neighbors surrounded by.  I also give an update on last weeks episode; Meg wants Torey Lanes to Stop Playin', August Alsina is Entangled in the sheets, and Nick Cannon wants his brand back. I've got all that, and more, on this week's episode. So grab your cuppa joe (or whatever the week is calling for), settle in, and make sure the ear buds are charged up. Welcome to the show.  Don't forget to like, share and subscribe to stay updated on latest episodes! 
July 19, 2020
The Freedom Edition: Back Inside, 4th of July Melting Pots, and How Much Freedom Is Too Much In A Relationship?
Melting Pots, Back Inside, and Will and Jada Get Real. Fresh off my birthday week, I've been doing a lot of reflecting on just how far we've come, and how much further we may have to go, to create real diversity -  whether it's in our day to day interactions, at work or with strangers, how we think about ourselves and others even in our personal and familial relationships, how we talk to our children about race, diversion, and inclusion - in a world of completely unique people.  My favorite couple, Will and Jada, are back in the news and bring up the very real question of; What does commitment in a relationship actually look like, and how easy is it to forgive after a partner's indescretion?  I'm giving some insight from my own previous relationships, good and bad, and you might be surprised at some of my answers to those questions.  Tune into this week's episode as I enjoy some leftover cake, sip some tea on the state of freedom in relationships, and mull over the concepts of acceptance, freedom and, honesty in relationships. . So grab your cuppa joe (or whatever the day calls for), settle in, and enjoy the show.    If you'd like to be notified when a new episode drops, subscribe / review / support the show - It's all appreciated. ++++++++ Connect On Social Media: Website: FaceBook: Instagram: Twitter: LinkedIn: Ready to Work with Me? Music Attribution Get Bad News by Charlene here
July 7, 2020
Surviving CoronaPocalypse: How to Pivot, Adjust, and Adapt to Circumstances Beyond Your Control.
Life has had more ups and downs than usual lately, and most of it not in our control.  On this week's episode I share:  A surprising stat on the state of today's economy Two resources you can use today to help get control of your finances and career path if you've suddenly found your income drying up,  And a few ways people are investing their #SocialDistancing time to stay healthy and get even more social.  Tune in For The Details Now.  Don't forget to like/subscribe/share and join the community at
April 5, 2020
Costco, Viral Social Media, and the Corona Virus
This Episode is all about how things go viral - both online and off. I'd like to be survival shopping, but the shelves are empty so I'm doing this podcast instead. Tune in for tips 4 staying healthy, picking the best viral epidemic movies and end of world supplies, and a little Food4Thought on how things go viral. Dont forget to Like, Subscribe, and Support the Show.
March 7, 2020
Love Is Blind, Reality Bites, And Dating In The 21st Century Is A Lot of Work.
Join Courtney as she sniffles into her coffee cup, feels nostalgic about dating "in the good old days", and rehashes the season finale of the hit reality show Love Is Blind.
February 27, 2020
3 Tips You Can Implement Today to Evolve Your Game Over The Next Year
It's time for new habits, new attitudes, and new outlooks on what's possible for your life, relationships, and business over the next decade.  Join me on today's episode as I share tips for getting serious about your goals, figuring out what your priorities really are, laying the foundations for your ideal life, and having fun with it along the way. For more personal growth and mindset resources for entrepreneurs and digital business owners, join the Str8 From the Hip Community  Don't forget to leave a review and support the show!
January 25, 2020
Riding The Curve: Creating Work-life Balance As A Remote Worker or Hustler In The Gig Economy.
No Commute. Lunch with friends....  Sure, there are plenty of perks that come along with working on your own schedule.  Not to mention the freedom and flexibility of working from home or other comfortable spots.  Yes, There are certainly payoffs,  But there can also be challenges with staying focused, avoiding distractions and being at maximum productivity if you're not prepared. How Can I Focus On A Conference Call While I'm Staring At Piles of Laundry? Join me in this episode as I share some simple, yet extremely effective strategies for staying organized, cultivating a mindset of growth, and using boundaries to create true work-life integration as a remote worker and thriving talent in the gig economy.  Connect With Me On The Web: The Community: LinkedIn: Twitter: IG: Ready To Work with Me?
September 26, 2019
Unconscious Bias, Backlash and the #MeToo Movement
According to a recent survey from Harvard Business Review, the #MeToo Movement has created unexpected backlash for women in the workplace.
August 29, 2019
What Is The Impact You're Willing to Make Socially?
On today's episode: Thin Skinned Senators, Parents Behaving Badly, and Diversity is NOT a bad word. How are YOU handling the March Madness?
March 20, 2019
Doesn't the Modern Labor Market Have Room for Everyone?
Getting jiggy in the gig economy, a tool for scrolling your way through Twitter threads, and everyone wants to know if podcasting has a payoff.
January 27, 2019
How to Live Your Best Life in 2019
How awesome can you allow your life to be in 2019? You deserve to live your best life right now, not sometime in the future. Tune in to this weeks episode as Courtney shares some tips on staying open to the opportunities and possibilities the new year brings. *Don't forget to Like/Subscribe to the Podcast and leave a review.*(5 Star Ratings & Reviews will be read on the show) Connect with Courtney: Twitter LinkedIn Consulting
January 8, 2019
Using Emotional Intelligence To Recognize and Develop Company Values and Goals.
Pulling from the business and tech world's biggest headlines, Courtney reviews the Elon Musk 60minutes interview, and shows some real world examples of emotional intelligence, and gives a 3 Step Framework for aligning your brand with your long term goals and values.
December 18, 2018
Idealism, Creating Positive Customer Experiences, and Takeaways From Facebook's Dilemmas.
Company Culture, Creating Positive Customer Experiences, and Takeaways From The Facebook Fiasco
November 20, 2018
Digging Deep: Going Beyond The Big Idea For Social Insights
For the artist, creative, or micro-entrepreneur, your content is sometimes the first (and only) introduction a potential client has to your brand online. From social media to social consciousness, how do you go beyond the "Big Idea" to giving your audience the Food 4 Thought that makes them trust (and buy INTO) your brand? Tune In to this week's episode as I share a perspective from a surprising place...(Yes..Kanye IS Tweeting again...) and give some insight on making Influencer Marketing an effective part of your branding strategy, no matter how "Micro" your business might be. Links: Facebook: Work With Me: IG: Resources: Social Media Automation: How I curate content, schedule posts, track conversations and measure performance from a single dashboard at a competitive price!
September 24, 2018
Coffee, Spoons, And The Power of Process
Hey Feisty Kittens! Grab your cuppa joe & let's get ready for the show.🎤 Im on a roll today, and Im not talking the fattening kind.🍩 Tune In as I share how, In the midst of a coffee meltdown, I had a glimpse into how it takes 3 very important elements to create a smooth customer experience, and to keep you on track, in your daily growth.
September 4, 2018
Facebook Pays The Cost To Be The Boss & Its Eclipse Season
It's been a while feisty kittens! I've missed the convo and the coffee is brewing. Pull up a seat and grab your cup. Facebook Is paying the cost to be the boss this week, Parents are paying for Fortnite coaching, and if you've been feeling the miscommunications, mishaps and digital chaos that come with the Mercury Retrograde, no worries! I'll be sharing a few perspectives on surviving (and thriving) through tech glitches, derailed plans, and planetary mishaps. Tune In: It's Eclipse Season!
August 2, 2018
Glass Ceilings, Gender Equity, and the Cardi B Controversy
Is Gender Equity possible in Hip Hop? We've all seen the poppin' bottles and scantily clad models in hip hop videos and we know that women aren't always taken as seriously in hip hop lyrics as we'd always like them to be - but with young women like Cardi B, Nikki Minaj, Trina, blazing up the charts & snapping platinum - Is it time for women to see more equality (=Respect) in Hip Hop?
May 6, 2018
Weekly Roundup: What Being an Influencer Really Means, Believing Your Own Hype, and Authenticity In Brand Building.
Bonus Episode: What a week for freethinkers! Kanye West found free thought, a new best friend, AND put his foot in his mouth about slavery. - What happened while we were distracted? Teacher's Are Pissed and While Kanye's talking about #slaverywasachoice his wife has been trying to end it. Tune in. 🎧
May 3, 2018
How To Beat Your Own High Score This Week. Goal Achieving.
Want to meet this Monday with your game face on and beat your OWN high score this week? Tune In To this Weeks Episode: Courtneys talking staying focused, Kevin Gates work ethics, and lifestyle apps, in between she shares a little wisdom, a lotta laughs, and - 3 Tips for getting organized, being productive, and staying motivated when youre a solo entrepreneur, writer/creative, or freelancer setting monthly goals and figuring out what action steps to take next in growing your business. Download And Dont Forget to Subscribe to Be Notified of New Episodes!
April 29, 2018
Questions, CoHosts, and Community. Avoiding Overwhelm When You're Starting A Podcast.
Exploring the newest features on and how they allow you to focus more on your content, less on the technical stuff in creating a podcast and building an audience.
April 29, 2018
Why Intelligent Change? Welcome to the Courtney Chronicles! #technology #worklife #mindset #personalgrowth
Join Courtney Jones each week as she explores life (and growing a business) in the digital world from a slightly skewered perspective. From Cybercurrency to the latest Dating apps (and how theyve changed the way we mate & relate) and everything in between - If its in the news, Courtney's got a view. Grab your curiosity and a cuppa joe, and get ready to see technology (and the rapidly changing world we're living in) in a new, slightly satirical way!
March 17, 2018
Episode 15: Having Fun With Your Work
As a society, we spend a great deal of time working. A listener calls in and inspires, and I talk about passsion as something to be connected with. Whether its podcasting or punching a clock, todays episode is all about having fun with it.
February 28, 2018
The Entrepreneur Bounce Back
Snowy Sunday's and Reflections on The Spiral of Life. #LifeLessons \u2022 You Can't Access The #BounceBack By Letting Others Tell You How To BE. #Focus \u2022 Getting Paid Off Others Pain & How Your Perception Creates Solutions To Problems \u2022 How The Next 5 Minutes Can Change Your Entire Life. #flowstate #lifelessons \u2022 Standing Out In The Marketing Jungle and Healing The Healer. \u2022 You Say Tomatoe, I Say Tomato, Hey Lets Make Some Sauce! #PersonalGrowth \u2022 Why Lables Are Worn On The Inside \u2022 How Wearing The Labels People Give You, Drops Your Personal Value. #mindset \u2022 Courtney ! \u2022 Call-Ins, Collabos, And Side Hustling In The Creative Economy \u2022 Thank you! \u2022 #Positivity Is An Engine That Drives Success. \u2022 Shout Outs And Thank You's To Listeners!\ud83d\ude4c\ud83c\udffe\ud83d\udc83\ud83c\udffd\ud83c\udf89\ud83c\udfa7\ud83d\udcf2 \u2022 Bounce Back Response \u2022 If Your Life Was A Movie, Would You Watch It?\ud83e\udd14 \u2022 Hey Courtney, W
January 21, 2018
When Business Gets Slow, Flow!
Cranberry Bliss and Staying Committed To Your Goals. #MondayMotivation \u2022 Fairytale Dreams For Megan and Harry! \ud83c\udf89\ud83d\udc70\ud83c\udffd\ud83d\udc8d \u2022 We've Come A Long Way Baby: Embracing the Creative Economy \ud83d\udcf2 \u2022 Why Living The Creative Economy Dream Requires Work. \u2022 It's A Vibe; Authenticity and Transparency In The Digital Space \ud83d\ude0e \u2022 Getting Past Imposter Syndrome And Shining A Light On Your Skills #worklife \u2022 How To Turn Your Free Time Into More Customers \u2022 Having Fun With It. Why You Don't Have To Be An Expert To Start A Podcast \u2022 Using Instagram Stories To Connect Your Brand With Influencers #socialmedia \u2022 Increasing Engagement on Facebook And Building Your Business Portfolio \u2022 Staying Creative So That Slow Periods In Your Business Don't Stop Your Flow \u2022 Free Your Mind The Rest Will Follow. 2 Apps That Will Decrease Holiday Stress \u2022 Why Reinforcing And Affirming The Actions You're Already T
November 28, 2017
Enter The Headspace Here🎧
Enter the Headspace.\ud83c\udfa7 Welcome To Intelligent Change with Courtney Jones\ud83c\udfa4 \u2022 Digital (But Slightly Analog) Girl In A Digital World \ud83d\udcdd\ud83d\udc67\ud83c\udffe\ud83d\udcf2\ud83c\udfa7
October 15, 2017
Change Is The Only Constant
Um..It's Complicated \u2022 SydeChic Meltdowns Mean Im Growing, Right? \ud83d\udc67\ud83c\udffe \u2022 Instagram Lushness \ud83d\udef3And A Love and Hip Hop Reunion Goes Terribly Wrong \ud83d\ude33 \u2022 Is @KylieJenner Going To Add "Mommy" To Her List Of ...
September 22, 2017
Remix: Networking 4 Introverts
Remix: Shouldn't Networking & Meeting New People Online Be FUN? \ud83e\udd21 \u2022 Don't forget to Favorite the station! Call Ins and Applause are awesome too\ud83d\udc83\ud83c\udffd \u2022 Enter the Headspace.\ud83c\udfa7 Welcome To Intelligent Chan...
September 19, 2017
Meanies, Hacks & Your Privacy
Why The Recent Hack Isn't Just Equifax's Problem #onlineprivacy #finances \u2022 Rebuilding Customer Trust After Screw Ups and Protecting Personal Privacy Online \u2022 Building Online Presence, And The @Equ...
September 14, 2017
Marketing Is A Lot Like Dating
Restarts, Bloopers & Do Overs \u2022 Exploring The Social Media Jungle of Love (And Networking). \u2022 Not Everyone Is Your Target Market, Ideal Customer, or Twin Flame And Thats Okay \u2022 5 Fave Tips For Emb...
August 28, 2017
Can You Be Erased Digitally?
If A Bunch of Engineer Geeks Wanted to Erase You From The World, Could They? \u2022 Being Erased From The Internet Isn't Easy \u2022 How The EU, Trying to Be Forgotten, Trampled On US Rights To Be Heard \u2022 If...
August 19, 2017
Episode 2: Authenticity
Anchors Newest Feature • Shifting Perspective To Make Change • Closing One Door To Step Into Authenticity • Don't Follow Your Passion, Connect With It • Wanna Know When There's A New Episode?
July 28, 2017
Take Inventory of Your Awesome
FriYay & Taking Stock • Recognizing Your Strengths to Set Achievable Goals • What Stops You From Going The Distance? • Undiscovered and Unrecognized Strengths • Find the Opportunities In The Daily Grind • Setting Goals That Feel Achievable • How to Create An Inventory of Personal Awesomeness ✍🏾🗒 • Personal Growth by Design
July 22, 2017