To me, success is not something that can be measured by external factors, such as how many things we got done in a day or how much money we are making in our business. Success is actually quite simple. It is the FEELING that you have throughout the day based on the actions you take. How aligned you feel and if you feel like you are moving in the direction that you desire to go. My number one way in which I define success is how I feel when my head hits the pillow at the end of the day.
We must emphasis around doing more, being more, making MORE. When we don’t necessarily need “more” at all in order to be or feel successful. We can choose to be successful each and every day, and sometimes that means being messy. – Jenna Faye
Hello Jenna, we are excited to interview you and share your story with our readers. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your work.
My background is quite extensive as it’s been an ongoing evolution on my entrepreneurial journey. I spent a lot of time in my early 20’s doing everything that I “should”. Which for me that was going to university and getting a corporate job in the city. I took business, specifically human resources in school and that is where things really started. I quickly worked my way up the corporate ladder until I was managing the Human Resources and Safety departments for a facility of 300+ people. I got into that line of work because I wanted to help people but quickly realized that I was actually soul-crushing people because a bit component of my job was to fire people.
It was during my time in corporate that I was first introduced to the idea of being an entrepreneur. I started in Network Marketing. This led me to discover the coaching industry in and I’ve been hooked ever since! I left corporate 2.5 years ago and since then I have been growing my coaching business. It started as a more holistic/life focused niche and shifted into leadership and business coaching over the last year and a half. The main reason being that I LOVE supporting other entrepreneurs and I have a deep-rooted belief that business – specifically entrepreneurs have the power to create massive collective shifts. By people spreading their movements and getting it in front of the people who need their services/products, it creates a ripple effect and THAT is how big changes happen for our society. So to get to play a part in the bigger transformation while empowering other business… now we are talking.
What was the biggest business mistake you made and what did you do to learn from it?
I honestly don’t think anything we do in life or business is ever a mistake. However – one thing I consider extremely ineffective that I did early on in my business is trying to be super general when it came to what it was I was offering and to who. At one point I was offering life, spiritual, nutrition, and fitness coaching as well as running my network marketing business. I was attempting to get too many things off the ground at once which led me to run myself into burnout and feeling overwhelmed. It was also confusing for my audience to understand what it was that I specialized in which detracted fro me having an authority presence online.
The best thing I ever did was choose what I was MOST excited to pursue and get that flowing. For me, that was a business strategy and leadership coaching. Not only was I able to finally focus… it allowed me to get clear and confidence in my message and offers. My business sky rocked and now I am able to start diversifying rather than trying to do it the other way around.
What advice would you give to someone asking for advice about becoming an entrepreneur?
I love this question! My biggest piece of advice for someone who is considering diving into the entrepreneurial world is to go for it! There is NEVER going to be a “right” time. Part of being an entrepreneur is taking risks! With that being said I highly recommend that you focus on taking aligned and committed actions in the direction that you desire to go.
It’s going to be messy. That is part of the journey. You can expect that things are going to shift and evolve as you go and that is totally okay. But there is a big difference between taking messy, aligned action versus random action. Get clear on what you want to focus on and start there.
One other big tip is to stay in your own lane! Don’t obsess about what everyone else is doing. You aren’t mean to do it the exact same as them! The world NEEDS (yes needs) exactly what it is that you will be creating – so stop doubting yourself. You already have all the answers within you. Start there and then you can look externally for strategies and support.
That leads me to my final tip. INVEST IN YOURSELF. Find a coach/mentor who has done what you desire to do and has a track record of helping others achieve results and hire them. Don’t think of it as an expense. It’s an investment not only of your money but your time and energy to bring your vision to life in the most effective way.
How can you be reached if someone is interested in your products or services?
I love making new connections and create lots of valuable free content for my community.
Reach out! You can join my community, The Sacred SHE Sisterhood – where soul meets strategy for conscious female entrepreneurs on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/groups/
I am also on Instagram at instagram.com/jennafayehandel
For direct inquiries reach out to me via email – firstname.lastname@example.org and we can connect about what you are looking to create/expand in your business.
Or head on over to my website for all my socials and more information! www.soulmeetsstrategy.com