Hands down: the best thing I ever did was say "yes" to myself. . .
I stopped agonizing over what people would think.
I stopped letting the fear paralyze me.
I pulled myself up out of the murky waters of depression and I chose to RISE.
I couldn't hear anyone else's heart beating exactly like mine, but I decided that would be my strength: to embrace my truest-self.
I was capable of more. I knew that reaching my highest capacity was directly related to creating in ways that make me feel ALIVE. That happens when I'm teaching others to fully love and express themselves for the brief time they're here on earth. In a nutshell: Life is short and sweet, let's do good work while we're here and love the crap outta ourselves and this wild world we're spinning on.
Entrepreneurship runs in my blood. I watched my Grandpa open multiple businesses, each one entirely different from the next. My mother kept a notebook under her pillow to scribble down her most exciting "someday" dreams whenever sleep resisted her. My father also worked for himself nearly all his life, until the work outlasted his body. They each worked harder than anyone I knew, but what I never saw weaved into any of their lives was freedom.
When it was my time to put one foot in the working world, freedom eluded me there too. Each time I'd head to work the 9-5 making only dollars an hour, I'd say to myself:
"Jen, if you used this same 8 hours in day to create and serve the world from your heart, you'd make exponentially more."
I'm convinced this is true for everyone who feels the stirring. I believe the modern entrepreneur is emerging. The one who combines a powerful mindset with proven strategy to intentionally create a life of freedom. Freedom doesn't come freely: you have to protect it and pave a path for it come. I understand that now and it's at the heart of why I coach.
I am Jennifer Lee - Spiritual Business Coach. I'm ready to guide you in your mission to boldly and creatively serve the world, all the while paving your way to joyful freedom.
One spiritual awakening and healing journey - deep, I realize everything in my life happened for me. It happened to embolden my message. It happened to pull out all the truest parts of me. It happened so that I could deeply love a hurting world. It happened to keep me real, always. My lowest moments don't define me. They shape me, like wild currents shaping a river's bed. They give me strength.
Want a glimpse into my messiest moments?
*I was raised in a loving, charismatic Christian home and spent much of my early years dedicated to my religion. That faith would later buckle under questioning and give way to discovering a faith pure & untouched by man.
* I became pregnant at 17 and my whole world fell out from under me. High school dropout, a paycheck away from poverty, young motherhood, and loneliness - accurately sum up the next few moments of my life.
*Followed by a mentally abusive relationship, one divorce, a heavy dose of depression, and my rock bottom - It was here that I arose to take my first shaky steps into womanhood.
*In my early twenties, I met the man who gave my soul love to heal and wings to fly. I started walking more steadily in my newfound freedom. My creative heart pulled me towards photography. I dropped out of college to open up a full-time photography studio and serve amazing wedding couples near and far. It was my reckoning. It was my way of proving I could make a masterpiece out of my (beautiful) mess.
*During this decade, I unwittingly sacrificed my most precious resource: time, to be what I believed all entrepreneurs must be: busy. In turn, I built something that shackled me instead of freeing me.
*At the height of my wedding business, I realized the shackles. When nearly no one else understood and the odds were stacked against me, I chose to stand in my truth. This successful business I built from the ground up, could not go on. It was then that I gave my dreams permission to evolve and myself permission to RISE. I desired freedom, pursuit of happiness, and to follow a path the river currents of my life had been shaping all along: To embolden female entrepreneurs to create from their heart and build it better. Now here I am, ready to help you build with freedom in your sights, creation from your heart, and joy for the journey.