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Stark Reflections on Writing and Publishing

Mar 26, 2021

Mark interviews Jenn Taylor, Mom of 18 and The Naked Podcaster about raw, open and honest conversations, vulnerability, and more.

Prior to the interview, Mark shares a word from this episode's sponsor.

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In his personal update, Mark shares a number of things:

  • The audiobook release of Fear and Longing in Los Angeles, and the inclusion of Alicia Witt's music
  • The launch of Wide for the Win and multiple events associated with that
  • The release of Pulphouse Fiction Magazine #10 which Mark guest edited

Mark also welcomes new Patron David Perlmutter, thanking him and all patrons for supporting the podcast.

In their conversation Jenn and Mark discuss:

  • What Jenn does, coaching women executives, primarily Moms and what that can do to stress levels, sleep, motivation, exercise, and time
  • The coaching certifications that Jenn has and the fact that people don't ask often enough if a coach has a certification
  • NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programing)
  • Jenn's role as Mom, executive, single mom, etc.
  • The importance of not feeling that you're failing on all fronts when juggling all the balls and how it can happen to the best of us
  • How we take our own struggles and use that to make it faster, harder, smarter for others to do the same things
  • The numerous Jenn Taylor brands
  • When the opportunity to write a book first happened to Jenn and how she treated it like a job, and had tremendous support for her husband to make it happen
  • How, as of April 8th Jenn will have been a Mom for 29 years
  • How having a book was like having a child and the way Jenn was inspired to want others to have the same feeling
  • The way that learning about abuse her children had suffered allowed Jenn to open up regarding stories of struggles toward success
  • How we don't have to accept the labels that people put on us and letting go of those negative labels
  • The origin of the creation of Wonder Woman and how that resonated with Jenn
  • How a joke about wanting to be able to work at home without having to wear pants lead Jenn and her husband to come up with The Naked Podcaster brand
  • Jenn asks her guests to bare it all in an uncomfortable moment emotionally, so she's willing to be uncomfortable and bare it all physically in support of them
  • How everything that Jenn does has to come from a place that is raw and genuine
  • How in Western culture we often see nakedness as something sexual
  • The fact that Jenn has only has two rude comments in the past four years of The Naked Podcaster show
  • The "Stripping with my Daughters" segment of Jenn's show that's about being very raw and is always on a topic that they choose to discuss
  • Why Jenn asks her guests for a bullet-point list in advance of the interview
  • The time Jenn found out during a live chat with her daughter about a planned suicide that was prevented via a circumstantial phone call that happened
  • And more...


After the interview Mark reflects on those who have opened up and been vulnerable in order to reach out and ask him questions about writing and publishing and how hearing Jenn talk about her experiences, reminded him of the great honor this has been.


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Jenn Taylor is Mom Of 18 and The Naked Podcaster and is a Mindset Coach and Motivational Speaker.

She is an NLP Practitioner and has 15+ years in the foster care sector as both a parent and a trainer, has written the blog - Mom’s Running It - for 9 years, and is a published author of a self-help memoir "Hello, My Name Is... Warrior Princess".

She teaches Compounding Joy, bringing fast, easy, actionable exercises to people to increase their joy and gratitude. She is also married to an amazing man in Reno, NV, is a runner, minimalist, and healthy lifestyle enthusiast. Find her at


The introductory, end, and bumper music for this podcast (“Laser Groove”) was composed and produced by Kevin MacLeod of and is Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0