Professional Troublemaker
Professional Troublemaker
Luvvie Ajayi Jones
Creating a life that is authentic, bold, and purposeful takes audacity. It takes disruption. That is what it means to be a Professional Troublemaker. Join New York Times bestselling author, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, as she brings perspectives, conversations and deep dives about culture, business and leadership. Her guests are world movers and change agents who have gotten where they are through their tenacity, their truth telling and commitment to making good trouble.
Revel in Your Joy - Little Troublemaker Special Episode 5
Today, Little Troublemaker Makes a Mess is out in the world. In this episode, Luvvie discusses the idea of returning to one's true self, specifically the pure and hopeful version of oneself from childhood. She shares how this children’s book helped her reconnect with her younger self, and how writing the book has helped her inner child heal and learn to give herself grace and self-compassion.
May 2, 2023
12 min
Draw More Trouble (with Joey Spiotto) - Little Troublemaker Special Episode 4
Luvvie is joined by Joey Spiotto, her collaborator for LITTLE TROUBLEMAKER MAKES A MESS. With artworks now being commissioned by some of Hollywood's best, how did this former Little Troublemaker once get into trouble for his illustrations? And how did he get Little Luvvie's fade just right? Find out together with your little ones. LITTLE TROUBLEMAKER MAKES A MESS is available for preorder now, and drops into the world on May 2, 2023.
Apr 25, 2023
40 min
Affirm Yourself (the ABCs of Troublemaking)
In this episode, Luvvie brings you the ABCs of Troublemaking, 26 words that are traits that every world changer should have. These affirmations are hype mantras, so feel free to listen in with your littles! LITTLE TROUBLEMAKER MAKES A MESS is available for preorder now, and drops into the world on May 2, 2023.
Apr 18, 2023
14 min
Slay Forever (with Kylee Brown, a Little Troublemaker)
Luvvie's interviews one of her favorite little troublemakers: 9 year old Kylee Brown. Luvvie and Kylee talk about what adults need to do more (or less of), life lessons and even some of Kylee's favorite things about herself. Kylee then gives the best pep talk anyone needs to hear. Her biggest advice to everyone listening: "Slay forever." Listen in!
Apr 10, 2023
56 min
Do Well (Letter to My Younger Self)
Thinking about Little Luvvie. The 5-year old me who rocked gold chains, red lipstick and ruffles on her birthday and told people exactly what she wanted. The kid whose favorite phrase was “that’s not fair!” The tiny rebel who would get in trouble for her mouth, and was willing to as long as she knew it was what felt right. I wrote her a letter, of all I hope she knows and remembers.
Apr 4, 2023
22 min
Get Your Money (from Rising Troublemaker: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens)
RISING TROUBLEMAKER: A Fear-Fighter Manual for Teens is out in the world! And today on the podcast, Luvvie is sharing a sneak peek of the audiobook version she narrated. Listen to this episode featuring an excerpt from Chapter 8: Get Your Money, and make sure to grab a copy of RISING TROUBLEMAKER at or wherever books are sold!
May 18, 2022
12 min
Go For It (with Zaila Avant-garde)
This week, we’ve got a special RISING TROUBLEMAKER edition of the podcast. Luvvie talks to Zaila Avant-garde - spelling bee champ, basketball phenom, and future astronaut. This conversation will inspire you to go all-in on your goals as you listen to Zaila share how curious and disciplined she is about going after her goals.
May 11, 2022
32 min
Teach Them Young
Teens today deserve to know what we didn’t get a chance to. In this episode (and in her upcoming book RISING TROUBLEMAKER), Luvvie wants to loan teens courage and share the cheat codes and lessons she wishes she learned as a teen, as well as some lessons she is still learning.
Apr 27, 2022
13 min
Trust Your Gut (with Lisa Price)
In this encore episode, Luvvie is talking to Carol’s Daughter founder and president Lisa Price. After building her company from its humble beginnings in her kitchen to a multimillion-dollar beauty empire, Lisa has paved the way and created space for Black women in business. Luvvie and Lisa are talking about what you can learn from ditching a path that’s not right for you, finding your way after the storm, and trusting your instincts.
Apr 13, 2022
1 hr 1 min
Answer Your Fear (with Esther Perel)
In this conversation first shared as part of her book tour for Professional Troublemaker, Luvvie is talking to psychotherapist Esther Perel. Esther is a bestselling author, TED speaker and host of the hit podcasts Where Should We Begin? and How’s Work? In this conversation, Esther and Luvvie talk about how fear shows up and how it speaks to us, how troublemakers answer to fear, success and how it can inspire and potentially intimidate us, and how community makes us stronger.
Mar 30, 2022
1 hr 8 min
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