Jessica Rovello | Why Intention, Self-Care and Facing Your F.E.A.R. Creates Stronger Leaders

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Jessica Rovello | Why Intention, Self-Care and Facing Your F.E.A.R. Creates Stronger Leaders

Jessica Rovello

Posted on November 26, 2019

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Jessica Rovello is so much more than just the CEO and co-founder of Arkadium, an agency that creates interactive, visual content for some of the world’s biggest brands. She’s also a wife, mother, meditator, evergreen business advocate, and business leader with a drive to improve herself, her company, and those around her.

Jess, along with her husband Kenny Rosenblatt, founded Arkadium in 2001. Currently, they have offices in New York City and Krasnodar, Russia. 

At just 24, her career took off when she pioneered modern digital viral marketing as the producer for the The Blair Witch Project website. Today, she runs a company that’s developed innovative products including games like the mega-popular Microsoft Solitaire Collection, dynamic editorial tools for journalists, and other interactive digital content.

In this episode of the donothing podcast, discover how Jess balances business leadership with family and self-care, what challenges she faced when Arkadium became seriously affected by a serious international conflict, why she credits meditation with helping her through tough times, and so much more.

You’ll also learn about:

  • The growth of Jess’ company, Arkadium
  • How her and Kenny’s business and personal relationship works
  • How Jess figured out the right amount of sleep for her
  • What positive effects Jess felt after changing her diet
  • How to stay on a diet without missing out on being social
  • Her experience running in the Ragnar Race with her work team
  • How her meditation practice helps her through hard times
  • Which books have been highly influential in Jess’ life
  • Jess’ thoughts on EO and YPO
  • How Jess maintains a healthy work-life balance
  • What Jess’ favorite time management tools are
  • Why Jess loves journaling
  • What F.E.A.R. is
  • How Jess deals with fear
  • The international crisis that almost sunk Arkadium
  • How Arkadium’s Ukraine branch got stuck within an international conflict 
  • Which tough decisions Jess had to make
  • Why they moved their former Ukraine office into Russia
  • How Jess got herself and her company through this difficult time
  • Why clients barely noticed any turmoil at Arkadium
  • How Jess and Kenny perfectly balance each other as partners
  • When Jess realized the importance of self-care
  • How many hours Jess gives herself for guilt-free self-care each week
  • What rules Jess has for her kids and their technology use

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Jess’ Recommended Resources

Sleep Cycle App

Ragnar Race

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Deepak Chopra

BestSelf Co.

Tony Robbins Rapid Planning Method (RPM)

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