When my business was broke...
Updated: Jul 13
Tough Love from Jillian - The Newsletter
On vacation in 2016, my husband Jason and I wired $40k from our personal savings to fit-flavors to make payroll...that’s how broke the biz was.
Building a business and personal brand is no joke, it has beat the shit out of me, mentally, physically and spiritually. I’d be a liar if I said I’ve never hated it.
There have been trials, wins, and failures all the same. I tell a lot of the stories about my journey and give you the inside scoop on the lessons I learned in my book Owning the Wait.
Your greatest asset in life is your faith. Your second-greatest asset is your community. One of my greatest wins in both life and business is the amazing team we've built at fit-flavors and the close-knit friendships I've created.
This year, I finally feel like I'm at a point where I can embrace times of rest and return some of my energy towards my number one: God and family.
I know now that when I need to step away I can, with zero worry of what’s happening on the forefront. This didn't happen overnight. It's been a decade of really high highs and even lower lows. At first, I didn't know how to respond to failure. I honestly didn't even know how to navigate my life because I was following the wrong compass (more about that story in my book).
I'm still experiencing high highs, but more importantly, I've learned how to navigate the low lows.
Maybe you’re in the beginning stages of building your business or building a healthier lifestyle and it’s hard to see the light at the end. Know that putting in the work and having the dedication now will be worth it. Simple as that. It might be hard to believe me now, but save this post and reach out to me when you experience this realization yourself.
Focus on staying true to your values and surrounding yourself with people and resources who make you better.
In the future, when you’re taking that much needed vacation with your family and for yourself, you’ll be able to enjoy the blessings that are the result of your hard work and risks.
At least that’s where I am now.
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