Scale Your Joy

Kaneisha Grayson

Scale Your Joy is for the “smart with heart” high achiever looking to ditch the corporate grind and sidestep the “hustle hard” startup scene to design a life and business they love.

Scale Your Joy is hosted by Kaneisha Grayson, a Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School grad, author, essayist, avid traveler, and self-made entrepreneur.

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In this episode, my mentor, Dr. Kerry Ann Rockquemore and I are sharing what you need to know about the steps you have to take to start looking for a mentor, what to actually look for in a mentor, how to initiate a conversation, and how to make the most of your time.   Kerry Ann explains that one of the best services you can do yourself is to ask, “What do I need and where can I get it?” To hear why it’s so important, listen in.   Get full show notes and more information here:

Dec 7

1 hr 10 min

Welcome to the debut of a brand new Scale Your Joy segment, the Entrepreneurial Intervention!   Episode 18: Entrepreneurial Intervention - Asia Small of The Purpose of Prep is an interview with an amazing young entrepreneur who has hit the ground running with her college admissions business. We talk about how I got started, the steps Asia has already taken, and my advice for how to scale her business even further.     Get full show notes and more information here:

Nov 9

47 min 35 sec

In this episode, we’re going backstage with the oh-so-creative Aleksej Aarsaether and talking all about the joys and challenges of balancing creative talents with a career in business. Aleksej is a screenwriter, theater actor and director, an excellent salesperson and trainer, and soon-to-be Oxford MBA graduate.   Just a year ago, Aleksej joined my team at The Art of Applying® as a Breakthrough Coach. Since then, he’s had his own breakthrough and is now an MBA student at Oxford’s Saïd Business School. He plans to use his MBA to bridge his creative and business career aspirations, and will forge a career where he will improve diversity and representation at the decision tables of streaming entertainment.   Get full show notes and more information here:

Oct 5

51 min 31 sec

This month, I am thrilled to bring you an interview with the multitalented, fulfilled and purposeful Jayne Allen, author of Black Girls Must Die Exhausted. We’ll explore the ups and downs of the journey that led her to write Black Girls Must Die Exhausted, and meet her deliciously deep and relatable protagonist, Tabitha Walker. Get inspired with me as we find out how Jayne went from Harvard Law School to carving her way through the recording industry, outrageously successful self-publishing, building an audience on bookstagram, and a sensational four-book deal with HarperCollins!   For full show notes and more information, go to

Sep 7

1 hr

I’m showing my love this week by sharing details about myself! To show my appreciation for you loyal listeners, I’m answering personal questions so you can really get to know me, Kaneisha Grayson, host of Scale Your Joy, founder of The Art of Applying, woman with hopes and dreams and fears! Tune into Episode 15: My Answers to 10 Vulnerable Questions to hear about my fears, my favorite memory, my family challenges — and the legend of sleepy Pumpkaneisha.   Get full show notes and more information here:

Aug 17

30 min 42 sec

This week I’m talking money, honey! Tune in to learn from some of the imperfect actions I’ve taken with Episode 14: 5 Money Mistakes I Made in My Million-Dollar Business.   When I started my business with just me and my laptop, I was a Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School graduate. What I didn’t yet realize is that it's a whole different beast learning to run, manage, and grow an online lifestyle business than what you learn in business school!   Join me to hear the lessons I learned so you can start scaling your joy with real-world money advice for your business.   Get full show notes and more information here:

Aug 10

26 min 23 sec

Join me for the premiere of Season 2, Episode 13, as I take you through my home-buying experience of turning buyer’s remorse into decider’s delight! We’ve all experienced buyer’s remorse in one shape or another, so I’m sharing the seven steps I went through to process my feelings, get feedback, and problem-solve my way to feeling better.   And are you ready for Scale Your Joy’s first-ever Tyler cameo? Don’t miss Episode 13: From Buyer's Remorse to Decider's Delight!   Get full show notes and more information here:

Aug 3

23 min 42 sec

Tune in for the final episode of season 1 this week as we talk all things friendship, careers, and the grief and gratitude we’ve experienced through COVID-19. We discuss the importance of being in integrity with your inner wisdom and celebrating who you are. Don’t miss this wonderful episode for the season finale, and I can’t wait to be back with you in a few months for season 2! Get full show notes and more information here:

Apr 27

48 min 33 sec

Join me this week as I’m sharing my Lifestyle Entrepreneur Assessment Profile to help you know if you’re ready to take the leap into full-time entrepreneurship. This is an excellent tool to assess your readiness, and you can listen to this episode multiple times whenever you’re thinking of making the move. Tune in to hear what it takes, and receive a handy checklist to prepare you for your transition. Get full show notes and more information here:

Apr 20

22 min 2 sec

Have you ever felt burned out? I am all too familiar with burnout and how devastating it can be. Tune in this week to find out what burnout is and why it might be happening in your life. Discover the behaviors that will cultivate burnout, and hear my one simple tip to heal from burnout and make sure you never experience it again. Get full show notes and more information here:

Apr 13

33 min 15 sec

It’s important to have a vision for your life and business, and in this episode, I’m showing you how to clarify yours. I’m divulging some juicy content from my personal journal and showing you how to turn your life into the creative masterpiece you deserve. Get ready for an inspiring, insightful episode that will get you out of your head and into your heart! Get full show notes and more information here:

Apr 6

30 min 34 sec

Tune in this week as we discuss the importance of friendship and what it’s like to experience first generational wealth. JJ shares the evolution of his queer identity, why you don’t need to justify your existence by being productive, and some self-care practices to help you live a happy, healthy life. Don’t miss this great episode! Get full show notes and more information here:

Mar 30

1 hr 5 min

In this episode, I’m showing you how to choose yourself in life, love, and business, and how to prioritize your own fulfillment over the idea of living up to other peoples’ expectations. I’m sharing some things you should know when it comes to choosing yourself and showing you how to develop the enthusiasm, confidence, and belief that you are capable of going after your goals. Get full show notes and more information here:

Mar 23

26 min

In this week's conversation, you'll learn some practical tips and strategies to help you hire a virtual assistant, executive assistant, personal assistant, integrator, or online business manager (OBM) for your business.  Get full show notes and more information here:

Mar 16

1 hr 15 min

Choosing a name for a project can be a difficult task. You are the ultimate authority for the right title for your project, of course, but there are measures you can take to make sure that what you choose is perfect. In this episode, I’m sharing Kaneisha's Perfect Title Principles that you can use to make sure you’re choosing the best one for you. Get full show notes and more information here:

Mar 9

36 min 1 sec

Tune in this week and listen to my morning phone call with Lisandra – icepocalypse edition – and hear some things to consider when faced with a lack of power or water due to an event like this. We discuss what it's like to experience this through snovid, and share some tips to help you keep your spirits up during a disaster. Get full show notes and more information here:

Mar 2

1 hr 11 min

Have you ever found yourself feeling fearful about the future or making a deeper commitment to a friendship, romantic relationship, or your business? If so, this episode will be a real gamechanger in helping you reframe your mindset. Get full show notes and more information here:

Mar 2

31 min 46 sec

In this episode, I’m sharing a business operations framework I created that makes starting and growing a coaching or service business feel easy, authentic, and natural. Though lots of people teach about how to use content marketing to grow your business and make more money, I've packed the steps and concepts into an easy-to-follow and easy-to-remember framework for you.  Get full show notes and more information here:

Mar 2

29 min 41 sec

Tune in this week to hear what I’ve learned from starting, growing, and scaling a business and how you can set up your life in a way that scales your joy. I share how I reached a place of tremendous joy in my life and how I can help you do the same! Get full show notes and more information here:

Mar 2

49 min 11 sec

I’m on a mission to help high achievers with heart craft a life and business focused on freedom, joy, and social impact that also showcases the formal education you’ve worked so hard for. If you want inspiring stories and practical strategies that will help you live more authentically, take more risks, be resilient in the face of adversity, make more money, and experience more joy, this show is for you. Find out more at

Feb 23

1 min 4 sec