the lively show: intuition, failure, & authenticity with whitney english (the day designer)


Today on The Lively Show we are having an in-depth conversation with business consultant and Day Designer founder, Whitney English

She is an open, vulnerable, and inspiring woman who isn’t afraid to share her journey and the lessons she’s learned along the way.

In this episode, we discuss embracing our intuition, understanding authenticity, and moving forward in the face of failure. 

This open and honest conversation is perfect for those interested in becoming more intuitive, overcoming comparison, and dealing with failure (or the fear of it). 








  • Why Whitney invented The Day Designer after closing her seven figure stationery business and the lessons that she’s learned along the way.

  • The biggest lesson Whitney learned from her stationery business — and what she’s now doing differently as a result.

  • The three levels of failure and Whitney’s biggest piece of advice when facing failure in life.

  • How I have come to do my own work and the evolution of my message along the way.

  • A spiritual conversation about the importance of being still. 

  • What Whitney would tell someone just starting out on this journey.




Whitney English business consulting

The Day Designer

Influence Conference

Brené Brown

Oprah’s Stanford speech


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Life With Intention Online

Stationery Academy

The Happiness Trap

Rachel MacDonald’s Lively Show episode






Want more? Check out past Lively Show episodes here.


PS –photo If you didn’t catch them earlier this week, I’ve launched new (temporary) Intention Tattoos! There are six Values-based intentions altogether, and you can read the full story behind the collection here.


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  1. vanachupp

    I completely adore Whitney how opened she is over her past business failings and the lessons she’s learned. The part I liked the most was when she says her attention now has shifted to helping others and not how she can serve her ego. And Jess, I enjoyed learning more about you:) Great podcast!

  2. Ashley

    This was such a great episode and it was really encouraging. I know that I have fear in starting new projects because of failure, but you two were super encouraging and real about the topic.

  3. Georgie Bryant

    I haven’t even finished listening to this one yet but had to write you Jess – your comment about not cutting off from joy 40-50 hours a week in your day job gave me a real jolt, so thank you. I’m off to check out the Day Designer and am saving the rest of my podcast for my Monday morning commute tomorrow!

    1. My pleasure, Georgie! I am glad that part helped you – I hope the rest of the show proved helpful for you as well! : )

  4. Lauren

    Jess, I’ve been loving your podcast since I discovered it a few months ago, and this was my favorite one yet! As a huge Brene Brown fan (totally changed my life), this conversation was real and so authentic. Thanks for these amazing podcasts! PS: have to check out this day planner, but they’re all sold out! Hopefully, I can snag one somewhere online.

    1. That is so great to hear, Lauren! Have you read The Gifts of Imperfection yet by Brene? Love it!

      Hopefully she can restock the calendars soon!

  5. Thank you for sharing your point of view so well, Ash. I appreciate it.

    I’m sorry to hear that the religion part wasn’t your cup of tea, but I am proud to include it since it is a big part of Whitney’s life and therefore was brought up in the episode. I don’t intend for this show to ever be exclusively focused on career or career steps, so things like faith or spirituality may come up from time to time when it applies to a particular guest’s life or point of view.

    If you are looking for a great podcast that is exclusively focused on career/business action steps I’d suggest checking out The Smart Passive Income podcast and Ask Pat podcast. They have tons of actionable business related content and advice you might really love!

  6. jmr224

    Jess & Whitney – thank you. this podcast resonated so deeply with me. i’m encouraged & inspired & grounded, all at once! I was wondering if you knew the post that Whitney was referencing from her blog – I’d love to read it to complement this podcast. truly, you have a gift of bringing out the light in others so that we all may shine!

    1. I can check with Whitney about the post and if/when she sends the link I’ll be sure to share it with you. : )

      Have a great weekend!

  7. Amy McGee

    Jess & Whitney I love the discussion regarding “being still” and how it is not a call to be lazy, but instead using the resources, talents, strengths, passions and experiences that you were given.

    Thanks for the honesty and authenticity.

  8. Harben

    I have to say, I just discovered your podcast this week and it has absolutely transformed my day to day. I struggled through something that felt like an epic failure all last year, and I wish I had found your site earlier. Thanks for normalizing, naming, and sharing the common threads of struggle that we all face. It’s such a joy to hear such vulnerability, openness, intelligence and kindness from you and all of your guests. Thank you!

    1. I’m so glad you found the show and you are enjoying it so much, Harben! I’m glad it is impacting your life in a positive way. : )

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