“Though no one can go back and get a fresh start, anyone can start now and create a new ending.”
The site is finally here and I’m so freakin’ excited to start sharing with you!
Before we start chatting, I figured a backstory and vision was in order:
The concept of this site started about a year and a half ago and was originally going to be “Stumble on Success”, aka SoS. I still have the url, for now.
SoS was originally going to be a podcast about setback recovery, overhauling your habits and thoughts, and generally creating a kickass life. All things I’ve come to know intimately over the past few years and feel I could help others.
The drawback was/is, that adding SoS would total the websites I own and maintain to FOUR.
- an anonymous blog
- a DIY blog
- a site about blogging
- adding SoS
Way too much for this chic to handle flying solo!
So I evaluated what I really wanted, what I enjoy doing, and how I can best serve people that follow me.
What I wanted
1. I have a life-long passion for business, especially in the area of startups, sales, entrepreneurship, marketing, etc. Since I have a diverse work history, it was a natural fit. Check!
2. A great work life needs to go hand in hand with our personal lives to find joy and happiness, right? So how do we deal with the crappy parts of life? How does one affect the other? Dealing with the chaos of family members, chores, have-to’s, let downs, and our own mental/physical health had to be included in our conversations.
3. Then putting 1 & 2 together to unleash the most remarkable life we’re capable of!
I guess maybe an official title would be something like a lifestyle entrepreneur.
The anonymous and blogging site’s are on hold, the DIY site is retired, and all my best stuff for an all-around remarkable life will be housed here.
What I enjoy doing
If it seems like I’m talking a lot about me at this point, I am, and you should too if you’re starting a business. If your business idea doesn’t align to who you are, what you enjoy, and what strengths you can share, you’ve lost.
Okay, so next question I asked myself while pondering these 4 websites was, “what do I enjoy doing?”
Easy peasy- tech stuff, writing, learning, sharing experiences, and helping smart, driven people solve problems. Done.
How I can best serve people
I cannot put a number to the amount of people I hear that are dissatisfied with their life at this point. 50-year-olds who feel like something’s missing and they better hurry up to fix it, 35-year-olds are so busy and start to think “is this my forever life?”, and 20-year-olds ill-equipped at taking charge of their happiness and handling the unknown/adversity (expected).
I don’t know if it’s a mom thing, female thing, leader thing, me thing, or if every person has this, but in most cases, what they should do is so painfully clear. So why are we seeing this? 5 reasons, in my opinion:
- No one is being honest and/or aggressive enough to help them.
- They’re stuck and don’t know what steps to take.
- Fear of being uncomfortable and failure.
- They just want to bitch and not really change anything.
- Their crowd, the people they spend the most time with, sucks.
May sound a little harsh, but true. Besides mental or terminal illness, think back to the hardest time in your life. Got it?
Would you have recovered, adapted, and improved faster if a successful person, who had gone through the same thing, pushed you to take action on your first steps to change? Heck yeah, you and I both would have!
Yes, it feels good to have people empathize with you and say, “Dang, that sucks. I can’t believe….” and agree with you. But it doesn’t help you move forward. (If you have that person in your life that balances empathy and ass-kicking truth, keep them close!)
To my core, that is my “why” and how I can help serve people.
Their very BEST life may be just around the corner and I don’t want them to give into comfort and easy when they’re only 5 or 6 steps away from outstanding.
I believe my contribution is helping another human, even in the most minuscule way, use all they’ve got.
What to Expect
Before I completely commit to an editorial calendar, aka a posting schedule, here is what we’re going to start with for the first couple of months:
- jDaily: Daily quips on business, inspiration, change, life, and mindset. Quick, informal, and hopefully, thought-provoking. This will definitely stay.
- Blog posts: Every Tuesday, for sure.
- A YouTube video will be included in most of the Tuesday posts.
- There will be YouTube only videos that don’t make the blog, so make sure to subscribe!
- Live videos on Facebook and Instagram throughout the week. I’ve never gone live before so this ought to be interesting. No growth in comfort, right?
- Podcast: Some of the longer YT videos will be turned into podcasts, but I’d really like to do an intentional podcast. Still haven’t nailed this down yet, time-wise.
- Newsletter: Every Saturday morning, and includes an action step for the week. Definite.
Here’s a daily recap:
Tues: jDaily + blog post, often with a YouTube video
Wed: jDaily + publishing yesterday’s blog post as a podcast
Fri: jDaily, maybe a future unnamed podcast
Sat: jDaily and sending the Insider newsletter
Any day: Live videos sprinkled throughout the week on facebook, instagram, and youtube.
There are some super fun side plans, but I want to flush them out before announcing.
That’s the plan and I’m excited to get started!
If kicking comfort to the curb and unleashing a remarkable business and life sounds good to you, stick around. We are going to stretch our boundaries, get real, and make great things happen!
As always, let me know if you have any questions… hello <at> jennawatley <dot> com and let’s catch up on social!