Boundaries, Mental Health, and Manifestations with Melinda Jackson

When Melinda Jackson graduated from college, it was time to move to Los Angeles to get out of North Carolina and onto a bigger stage. But she knew no one, had no job, and had to pay someone $500 to share a room (where she slept on the floor).  But she hustled, had three jobs at once, and eventually worked her way up to a full-time position in PR – working with some of the biggest names in entertainment. After hustling for 7 years, it was time to come back home – and start her own firm with a different approach to public relations.

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Melinda: People want to know who’s behind the brand and people want to know, like, they want to be able to connect with you. They want to know that like you’re a mom or that you had cancer that this, that, and the other, like, they want to know that so they can connect to your brand and buy your product or, you know, go to your establishment.

Dana: Welcome everyone to Hustle and Gather, a podcast by inspiring the everyday entrepreneur to take the leap. I’m Dana 

Courtney: and I’m Courtney. 

Dana: And we are two sisters who love business. On this show, we talk about the ups and downs to the hustle and the reward at the end of the journey. 

Courtney: And we know all the challenges that come with starting a business. Between operating our wedding venue, doing speaking and consulting, and starting our luxury wedding planning company, we wake up and hustle every day 

Dana: But we love what we do. And today we’re talking with Melinda Jackson, owner of Melinda Jackson Public Relations. With over 10 years of experience, Melinda takes an untraditional approach to public relations, branding and influencer marketing. Having worked on Grammy and PRSA award-winning campaigns, Melinda has a proven track record of helping clients grow their businesses and careers. Melinda, welcome to Hustle and Gather.

Melinda: Hi guys, thanks for having me. 

Dana: Thanks for coming. Already enjoyed the pre-conversation. I’m loving the level of swearing that feels matches hydrolyze to people 

Courtney: that we had on here didn’t suffer at all. And they said like, gosh, and heck. And 

Dana: so then you have to like temper yourself. Thinking more clearly about what I’m saying.

Well, so thanks for, thanks for sharing. 

Melinda: Open it up ladies. Thanks. We’ll be in a bad-ass bed. 

Courtney: All right. So untraditional approach to public relations. Let’s talk about that journey and how you got started. 

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Hustle and Gather is hosted by Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell, and is produced by Earfluence.  Courtney and Dana’s hustles include C&D Events, Hustle and Gather, and The Bradford Wedding Venue.

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