here’s what would’ve been a game changer early on in my life

Oh my god, I’m dying of laughter in the Fearful to Fit headquarters…

You guys don’t even know the amount of jobs I had before I found my calling.

Whenever I had an event to work, my parents got a kick out of asking, “So, J, what are you doing THIS weekend?

Every month was different for 8 years…

I managed a 3 week promotion with Ghirardhelli. I worked for Warner Brothers as an actress at Comic Con in Seattle. I’ve traveled nationwide as a Tradeshow Model for a software system for eyecare (wtf). I worked as an Assistant to a big time Yoga Agent, traveled with her to San Francisco for a Yoga Journal conference and met the most well known instructors in the country. Then Quest Nutrition hired me to rep their nutrition bars at a different Yoga Journal conference in Marina Del Ray and I happily boarded that plane to the city of sunshine.

Girlfriend, I’ve attended every kind of convention you could imagine…from doctors, optometrists, gamers, gamblers, software to fitness competitions, literally everything, you name it, I’ve done it.

Don’t forget I was in medical sales, killin’ it, until it started killing me.

I loved the money, not the job and I can’t spend more than a day doing something I don’t love.

Sure, there’s things in my biz I could live without, but I love coaching, so I create positive energy around even the things I don’t particularly love.

But, here’s what would’ve been a game changer early on…

A MENTOR.

I had no one.

I had to make my own way and I believe that if I had a mentor 7 years ago when I started out, I could’ve saved thousands of dollars and days scratching my head wondering what to do next.

I have a feeling that if you’re like me, you have a bucket list filled with 100’s of things you want to accomplish and you already feeling like you’re running out of time.

Please promise me this, j…

Don’t spend too much time on your own trying to figure it out.

You’re not supposed too.

Find someone who is doing what you love and hire them immediately.

Maybe you don’t want to be a health coach, but you want to successfully lose 20 pounds without supplements, pills and powders.

Maybe you want to start a biz and aren’t sure what to do first, go find the person that has a successful biz who you’ve seen and thought, “I wish I had as much confidence and passion in my life as her.

There are few things I know with every cell of my body.

We aren’t meant to do it alone.

Life.

Our biz.

Our health challenges.

We’re meant to work with someone to get solutions, results and the life we want!!!

I’m inviting you to the biggest event of the year.

Not only will you be surrounded by women who will bring out the lioness from within, you’ll also be loved on by women who WANT you to be happy and successful in every area of your life.

The last four retreats sold out and we’re filling spots for this one FAST, this is going to be a weekend that will change your life.

It will change the course for your future.

Don’t sit by and watch everybody else have a transformative weekend, want it enough for yourself to go all in. Press the button below.

What it’s like being a successful female biz owner with diagnosed ADD + ADHD

Ladies…

It is no easy task, to stay on task. RIGHT!?

I didn’t know how much harder and yet easier things would get after having a kid.

On one hand, your schedule is not your own. You are a slave to your house during nap time and your previous life of just leaving on a whim, disappears.

On the other hand, you learn how to get 1,200 things done in less than that two hour nap time.

I’m actually writing during his nap time right now and I have a list of like 10 tasks I need to finish for my business, but I thrive under pressure and they don’t need to be done for four days.

Let me share with you the task list of a successful biz owner with no team (yet).

  • Creating PowerPoints for Break Free Mastermind training.
  • Writing a book
  • Finishing a product so my graphic designer can start creating the look
  • paying Costco, Amazon and regular credit card
  • Enrolling early birds into the Activate your Gifts Retreat (the planning process hasn’t even begun yet and we’re less than 3 months away)
  • Sending session notes to private clients
  • Creating a 5 day challenge with free guides and an opt in page
  • Sending welcome letters to retreaters
  • Trying to figure out what I can automate
  • Social media for my second Instagram account “In My Sweats” named after my podcast
  • Recording a new podcast

I told my Fearful to Fit Fam that I’d be taking them on the journey with me. I wanted to show more behind the scenes of the unglam life of owning a biz and really doing 20% coaching and 80% biz.

In the last three years I went from $1,000 – $3,000 per month and now I’m averaging over $14,000 per month.

This is why I’m letting you in on the not so pretty. The 12-14 hour work days and why I wouldn’t want to do anything else, but this.

So, what’s it like owning a biz with two learning disabilities?

I use them to fire me up.

Having ADD and ADHD means I can do A LOT at one time. Like a scatter brained mongoose on the loose. She’s crossing her t’s and dotting her i’s but it’s more of a round about way then the rest of them.

I finish everything I start.

That wasn’t the case a few years ago. It’s a muscle I’ve had to grow and it pays off immensely.

I’m also more committed to plans than I ever have been.

Another muscle.

I’m a deep feeler, like so many of us ADD women.

And when I don’t feel my peppiest, I don’t want to be around people.

If I’m already zapped, I don’t want to be more zapped.

BUT if I constantly go with my feelings, I’d never leave the house!

So, I’m pretty good now…***instantly flashed to my toddler not sleeping and me canceling all my plans.***

Here are the best ways I know how to cope with a very active, excited mind:

Write it down. Whatever it is. Write that shit down. An idea? A grocery item? A bill you have to pay?

Say it out loud. Tell someone your idea and see how they respond. Are they like, “OOOooooooooo” or “oh?”

Walk outside or on the treadmill. THIS IS KEY to moving stuck energy around. I do jumping jacks and jump up and down before I give a master class to hype myself up.

Take deep breaths before doing a Facebook Live. I do this to calm my nerves. Some days I don’t want to be seen, I want to hide in my house under the comfiest blanket ever, but I don’t. Wanting vs. doing = two very different things

Turn the music on. When you feel stuck or stagnant – pump that shit up and start a family dance party or even party of one.

I took meds for ADD for four years and it royally screwed me up. I cut out sugar, gluten and dairy a long time ago and it helped immensely. I drink green juices and smoothies for energy and clearing the foggy head. I love basil and herbs and use them to heighten the taste of food – and they are epstein barr killers (I have it) so I use natural herbs to kill the pathogens.

I stay away from caffeine. It makes me panicky and sweaty.

I drink tons of water.

But these things don’t work for everybody. I developed a blueprint for my diagnosis and help other female biz owners do the same with their diagnosis.

Schedule your breakthrough call, so you can stop guessing your protocol. Talk to an expert. Someone who’s been in your shoes and knows how to get you from point A to point B without 15 detours.

Why I named my podcast, “In My Sweats”

 

Too excited to read and want to go listen? Head to iTunes or go here: https://inmysweats.podbean.com/

 

So, you might be wondering why I named my podcast, “In My Sweats.”

 

I worked with my podcast coach on the title and found myself trying to be someone I wasn’t. My initial idea was to name it FIERCE. But it felt too domineering for my style and WAY TOO in your face.

 

Then I wanted to name it, NO SMALL TALK. But felt like that was weird and sad.

 

For a little while I liked, “I CAN’T FAKE LAUGH,” which is true, but what the hell does that show offer? Nothing. I felt like I could hear a needle drop.

 

They were all trying too hard to be clever and I could see right through my own bullshit. When I looked deep within and cleared away all the crap, I imagined myself in my basement working in my sweats.

 

I like people to feel comfortable.

 

I have 5,000+ pairs of sweats (okay, more like 10), but still…

 

I wanted to interview people who didn’t have to get ready before we talk, because ya, I might be interviewing someone, but really we’re just having a conversation about life.

 

This is my first creative leap for literally THE HELL OF IT. There I said it. This podcast’s only intention was to invite people to feel at home while they listen. Maybe nod your head or exclaim, “ME TOO,” while driving. I wanted to talk to Mama’s who didn’t have the picture perfect birth and took the road less traveled. I wanted to talk to real people who share the good, the bad and the wtf.

 

I really want you to listen and see if you can feel at home with us, so if you wouldn’t mind…hit that subscribe button and if you feel it deserves 5 stars, LAY IT ON ME.

 

Make sure you’re in your sweats while listening: https://inmysweats.podbean.com/