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Jess Lindgren

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HTL 053: Skills You Need To Be An Executive Assistant (aka Superhero), with Jess Lindgren


#53 -  I have another episode today for the What Am I Going To Do With My Life Series.In case you are new to this show, every once in a while I will have a guest who talks about possible career choices. I like doing these interviews because you never know what just might resonate with someone. A chance comment can potentially be the answer to a question you might have.So here is another one for you. Are you super-organized? Are you dependable? Are you good with the details? Do you get the job done? Well, maybe you might consider being an executive assistant? In this interview, I am speaking with Jess Lindgren, who is the right-hand woman for Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income. Pat is a very big name in the online entrepreneurial world and you may have heard me mention that he has been a huge influence and inspiration in my own online journey. Jess is right there to make sure he keeps on track in his mission of helping others. He could not do it alone. You are not just an assistant. An executive assistant is crucial to the success of any CEO. Lots of good stuff was mentioned in this episode and it can all be found at:howtolife.com/053


4 May 2021

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067: Jess Lindgren on the dos and don'ts of pitching a top 200 business podcast

The Human Connection Podcast

This week on the podcast I have on Executive Assistant and host of the Ask An Assistant podcast Jess Lindgren! Jess has worked in the C-Suite of organizations great and small for 18 years and counting. She focuses on supporting her current CEO in his many endeavors, improving working relationships between EAs and CEOs, and has a very low tolerance for any meeting that should have been an email.  Jess and I got connected because she is currently Pat Flynn’s of Smart Passive Income, Executive Assistant. I was in Pat’s mastermind 2019-2020 and our relationship blossomed from there! In today’s episode, you'll find out: How many pitches she receives every day for the Smart Passive Income podcast (one of the top business podcasts) Her number 1 pet peeve when people cold pitch her Dos and don’ts of pitching her and any other big podcast An example of a cold pitch that stands out to her (in a positive way!) How CEOs can better work with their Executive Assistants How to start delegating your team Full show notes at: http://brittneyllynn.com/humanconnection Links mentioned: Check out Jess’s website Check out Ask An Assistant Follow Jess on Instagram Follow Ask an Assistant on Instagram PR tips for authors Bookshop.org


6 Apr 2021

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How to be a Good Executive Assistant... and Hire One Too with Jess Lindgren

Become a Media Maven

There is so much talk about virtual assistants, or VAs, but many people don’t know what they may really need is an executive assistant. Jessica Lindgren has been working as an executive assistant for 15 years - supporting C-Suite executives and now working very closely with my mentor, Pat Flynn. In this episode, Jessica dives deep into what she does, how to land a job as an executive assistant, and what to look for when it’s time to hire one yourself. So how do you know when you need a high-level powerhouse to be your right or left hand, who is detail-obsessed, acts as a project manager, and is on a whole other caliber of assistant without micromanagement? Jessica Lindgren gets into that too! Some resources mentioned in this episode: JessLindgren.com AskAnAssistant.com Free course: PitchPublicityProfit.com


10 Dec 2019

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58: How to Find the Perfect Executive Assistant (w/ Jess Lindgren, Pat Flynn’s Executive Assistant)

Commit First w/ Sagi Shrieber (Feat. Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Jason Zook, Paul Jarvis, and more)

Hey everybody! Today on the show I brought on Jess Lindgren - who’s Pat Flynn’s Executive Assistant! Jess and I talked about a topic that I’m exploring at this phase of my business and it’s finding the perfect VA or executive Assistant. We talked about the characteristics one should look out for when hiring an executive or virtual assistant, where and how to find one, and we talked about the ways to start no matter the budget.Enjoy this one everybody! Let’s get started!P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast:iTunes | Stitcher | Spotify | and in your favorite podcasting app


21 Sep 2019

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How an Executive Assistant Can Help Your Business Scale to 7 Figures and Beyond with Jess Lindgren from AskAnAssistant.com

Flourish to 7 Figures Podcast: Growing Your Online Business to 7 Figures and Beyond

#16 Jess Lindgren is a self-described “Jane of all trades” who delights in the details as an executive assistant to C-suite executives and business owners. She’s been in the assisting business for over 15 years and has worked with Pat Flynn and Smart Passive Income for the last 5 years. Now, she’s launching her own podcast called Ask An Assistant! Whether you are an executive assistant, you have an assistant, or you desperately need an assistant, this conversation is a must-listen! Here is just a taste of what you’ll learn in this episode: How an executive assistant can help businesses scale to 7-figures (and how to know if you’re ready to hire an EA for your business) The difference between a virtual assistant, project manager, online business manager, and executive assistant How to find the right executive assistant to help support your business growth (rather than someone who just interviews well) Plus, a whole lot more! You can find all of the links and resources that are mentioned in today’s episode at MonicaLouie.com/16!


22 Aug 2019

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#23: Jess Lindgren - Host of the Ask an Assistant Podcast and EA to Pat Flynn from The Smart Passive Income Podcast

The Leader Assistant Podcast

This episode is full of valuable insight from my wonderful guest and new friend, Jess Lindgren. Jess is a long time executive assistant, founder of the Ask an Assistant podcast, and currently works as Executive Assistant to Pat Flynn – best selling author and host of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, which has been one of the top business podcasts in the last several years.We talk about onboarding new team members, leaving a toxic environment, starting your own business, the dehumanizing nature of being an assistant, working with your executive not for them, and mental health in the workplace. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Jess! Show notes at leaderassistant.com/23Sponsored by lola.comSubscribe at podcast.leaderassistant.comJoin the community at slack.leaderassistant.com or facebook.leaderassistant.com


18 Aug 2019

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How, Why, and When to Hire an Executive Assistant – Jess Lindgren

The Agents of Change: SEO, Social Media, and Mobile Marketing for Small Business

Do you frequently find yourself wishing there were more hours in the day to get everything done? Or perhaps wish you had a way to clone yourself so you’d be better able to stay on top of things.


11 Jun 2019

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142: Getting Past Gatekeepers By Applying Psychology and Common Sense to Your Email Pitches with Jess Lindgren

Copy That Pops: Writing Tips and Psychology Hacks for Business

Flying on a plane from Philadelphia to San Diego with Jessica Lindgren aka GalFriday612 (the Executive Assistant to the business superstars like Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income) shares how to get past (and work with) gatekeepers for access to amazing people and opportunities. Spoiler alert: You need to apply psychology, a bit of common sense, and lots of attention to detail! Jess Lindgren reveals all. This is a great quick episode you can't miss! Want to see more? Shownotes for 142: Getting Past Gatekeepers By Applying Psychology and Common Sense to Your Email Pitches with Jess Lindgren


4 Sep 2018

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123: The Psychological Power of Handwritten Snail Mail, Email Inbox Management, and Acute Attention to Detail with Jess Lindgren of GalFriday612

Copy That Pops: Writing Tips and Psychology Hacks for Business

Ready to nerd out about all the fun details of the power of handwritten notes, tips for managing your email inbox, how to pitch influencers, and why the Oxford Comma reigns supreme?! A few exciting highlights include: - Do details matter in writing? In experiences for clients and others close to us - The power of handwriting and snail mail (and the psychology behind it!) - Around 6:10 Jess's cat Thumbs jumps into the screen and interrupts us! 😻😹 - How to start with the "who, what, when, where, and why" for planning events, book launches, or even email send outs, book writing, product development, and more - Do, Defer, Archive - What does this mean?? - Tips on how to manage your inbox (aka your to-do list)! - How to pitch influencers to be on your podcast and events (Jess shares super strong opinions about this as the gatekeeper of big fish!) - What is 'over following up' and what is Jess's advice in the follow-up? - How 'busy' is a crutch and excuse - Does Beyoncé have the same amount of time each day as we do? Jess's answer might surprise you! - Go and watch The I.T. Crowd! [Laura and Jess are both obsessed -- it's HILARIOUS! Get to meet Jen, Moss, and Roy from the show. "Too busy for you!" comes from an episode in Season 1 called 'The Haunting of Bill Crouse.'] - The psychological power of handwritten notes. - The story behind Miss Congeniality and grandma's congratulatory handwritten letter - Jess's #1 tip for interviews or meaning meetings of any kind! [How to get an edge and creative foot in the door with anyone you want to impress or build a relationship with]. - The power of punctuation - Learn expert tips on building relationships with people you hope to impress! - What is Caffeine and Correspondence? - The Art of Correspondence course in NYC -- Jess taught a wonderful course at Teachable's office in downtown New York City and now teaches this class online and in other locations around the world! - Are certificates of recognition only for kids? Answer: no! Hear why. [Gratitude Gram?] - Social proof testimonial and feel good screenshot folder hacks - What is Jess's 'Famous on the Internets' folder? - How the Oxford Comma saves lives (check out Copy That Pops episode 098) - The power of templated emails or canned responses (just make sure that you tailor the message) Take Action Now! TRAINING on Hitting Amazon Best Seller! Free COMMUNITY to Collab with as you Write Your Best Seller! The Best CLASS to Hit Amazon Best Seller! (This is the best way to achieve success)* Guest: Jess Lindgren is executive assistant to high level podcasters and bloggers (there’s one in particular, listeners of this show will most likely recognize!...the incredible Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income) and she delights in the details, whether she's planning your quarterly board meeting, choosing the perfect gift for everyone on your list, or putting the finishing touches on another batch of her famous homemade marshmallows. She and husband Bob just moved from Northeast Minneapolis to San Diego! When they're not relaxing at home with their three cats, you’ll find them exploring museums or indulging in theatre performances wherever they find themselves around the world. A lover of putting pen to paper, Jess gleefully reads and replies to every handwritten letter she receives. Great Quotes: “Start small and start now.” – Jessica Lindgren “I have a recurring checklist that I personally follow.” – Jessica Lindgren “Outsource as much as you can.” – Jessica Lindgren “Hire somebody to do the details up front.” – Jessica Lindgren “Pick one tool and stick with it.” – Jessica Lindgren “Your inbox is absolutely a to-do list; it’s a place where everything filters in.” – Jessica Lindgren “Be short, and sweet. Be professional and to the point.” – Jessica Lindgren “If you get ahead of your content creation, it will free up so much time to do other things.” – Jessica Lindgren “I take issue with the word busy; everybody’s busy.” – Jessica Lindgren “Everybody has to define their own success.” – Jessica Lindgren “If you have just impacted one person, you’ve done your job.” – Jessica Lindgren “Your Gmail is like its own tiny little Google just for you.” – Jessica Lindgren “Don't feel like you need to be impacting millions and millions and millions of people before you make a difference. If you have changed one person's life, it was absolutely worth the effort.” – Jessica Lindgren “There are two schools. People who believe in the Oxford Comma and people who are wrong.” – Jessica Lindgren   Links to Things Mentioned in This Podcast Episode: Gal Friday 612 Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income Dropbox Google Apps for Business G-Suite David Allen Getting Things Done method Gruesome Grammar Episode - Episode 098 Teachable Laura's Media Page for an example a list of what you've done The History of the Oxford Comma according to Business Insider Read More: Shownotes for 123: The Psychological Power of Handwritten Snail Mail, Email Inbox Management, and Acute Attention to Detail with Jess Lindgren of GalFriday612

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18 Apr 2018