I had been planning my escape from full-time bureaucratic work for more than eight years. My dream had been to leave full time (meaningless, awful) government work and instead do jobs I loved; fun, meaningful and useful work that was also flexible and part-time. But despite paying off all debt and having money saved, I knew there was a very large chance I wouldn’t pull the trigger, out of fear of trading a known income for an unknown or much lesser one.
As of this writing, I am leaving my job at the end of next week. I already have two part-time jobs (and one starting in September), all of which I LOVE! One professional work for a non-profit I had been volunteering with, the other two being fun flexible meaningful jobs on my ’50’s bucket list’.
I would never have gotten here on my own, certainly not for many years more. I am excited and grateful and stunned and happy all at once!
It was the best money I have ever spent in my life. Mentorship was PERFECT for me, someone who is very fiscally responsible yet RISK averse.
I wanted to design a life where income was passion and passive based and where I could work as a solopreneur in my business doing what I love. I wanted someone to give guidance where I needed it, and to provide accountability.
I’m excited about this new phase of my business. I have made far more progress than I could have on my own, and the next 5 years are far different to what I imagined when we began mentoring.
I run Sportivecyclist.com a site about road bikes. When I read Jillian was going to be opening up a limited number of spots, I jumped at the chance. I’ve had the blog for 5 years but between working full time and three kids, I’ve been struggling to find the time and focus.
I signed on with Jillian to try to build and launch a product and really bring that focus. And really try something new. I’d heard about coaching in the buisness and sporting sense. I was interested to see how it would work in the context of me and my blog.
Over the course of 12 weeks, we came up with an idea (via market research, surveys, and reader feedback), developed a product and launched it. It brought in $1500 and showed that I could get tangible results and income from something I built.
I definitely recommend you sign on with Jillian if you get a chance. Working with a coach who is so attuned to building audiences and focused on getting results to move the process forward.
When you have a limited amount of time, you really need someone to hold your hand to the fire and make sure you are delivering.
I knew I was in a good spot to make a lot of progress on in my personal finances, but even after a few years with a great paying job I still had $60,000 in debt. I knew I didn’t want to stay stuck in debt with no form of traction to get out of the mess I had created. I just needed a better plan, some accountability and encouragement.
After the first 3 months of mentoring, I paid off $18,000 in student loans! I will be debt free by the end of the year! (Brice Update: He paid off $60,000 in debt and is aggressively saving now!)
I’m on an entirely different path now and am really excited to see what the next few years bring. Working with Jillian, I was able to get really clear on where I want to go and what steps I need to take to get there. (Brice Update: We are now working on building Passion Income to transition careers!)
I signed up because I’d really been struggling with work. I wasn’t sure if it was time for a new job, or if I just needed to be doing (or thinking through) things differently at my current job. I’d been trying different strategies both at work and with the rest of my life to create more balance but I still felt very stuck.
Jillian’s exercises helped me clarify my goals, motivations, and challenges, and I think the most helpful part has been talking through the exercises with her. Some things are clearer to an outsider, and I really don’t think I would have gotten to certain breakthroughs if Jillian hadn’t pointed me there. What’s really surprised me is that I decided to work with Jillian specifically to work on my career, but I’ve actually made progress in several other areas of my life too!
Since the beginning of 2017 I’ve been trying to create a side business and have been considering a career change. I found myself getting stressed out and overwhelmed trying to become more productive in my life which was slowing down my forward progress.
I’ve always been into DIY (Do It Yourself) everything. Although DIY is a good strategy, most of the time, if you are trying to make a significant/meaningful change in your life, it can be so beneficial to get outside help.
Jillian is such an encouraging and supportive mentor. She really has a knack for breaking down huge goals into manageable tasks and brainstorming ways to overcome challenges. Her insight and long-term focus have helped me to see that I was suffering from some self-limiting beliefs and that I was operating only in my comfort zone.