UG 009 – Pushing for the Joy: How to Overcome a Challenge, Find a Calling and Become a Media Personality, All While Being a Wife and Mom

    Jamie Geller is one of the most sought-after Jewish food personalities worldwide. But her career as a food personality was less than predictable as she started out being unable to cook. After years of hard work, dedication and devotion, she now runs website Joyofkosher.com, a magazine under the same name, and has published three cookbooks, all while juggling her responsibilities as a wife and mother. In this episode of Unlocking Greatness, Jamie shares insights on how to set a vision and stay focused even through adversity. She imparts advice on dealing with criticism, finding the right mentors and partnerships, and feeling the joy in everything you do. She discusses how she has been able to balance her obligations at work and at home and how her family gives her the support and energy to achieve her dreams.


    • Media woman: The bride who knew nothing about the kitchen (3:19)
    • Overcoming nature and nurture (6:06)
    • Pushing to get published (12:06)
    • Left brain, right brain – The author/marketing balance (17:12)
    • Dealing with criticism, having thick skin and the need for family support (18:06)
    • Separating your personal life from your professional life (23:30)
    • Not Super Woman – You can have both, but you can’t have it all (29:40)
    • The need for mentors to help you grow, learn, and learn more (33:45)
    • The essentials of joy (39:11)
    • The simple solution: Love yourself and love what you do (41:58)

    Tal Ben Shahar

    Bestselling author Jamie Geller is one of the most sought after Jewish food and lifestyle personalities worldwide. Known as the Jewish Rachael Ray, Jamie is the founder and chief creative officer of the Kosher Media Network,  publisher of the award winning JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller magazine and JOYofKOSHER.com. She’s been featured on the Today Show, NBC, CBS, Martha Stewart, Forbes, Family Circle, Cosmopolitan, Chicago Tribune and others.

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