When You Realize That Something Has to Change and NOW

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I sometimes think about what people think about when they see me wearing my baby girl and doing an Instagram story.

“Why is she back to work so soon?”

“Why is she working with her baby?”

“Why hasn’t she taken a longer maternity leave?”

I know it’s not my job to wonder what other people think, and that it’s a total waste of energy! I also know that the ways I think others are judging me, are really just the voices of my own self-judgements.

The self-judgment says, “Jillian, you should be farther ahead by now. You should be further along by now.” Can you relate?

Sometimes I forget just how far I HAVE come. Sometimes I forget what life was like five years ago when I wasn’t able to buy a washer/dryer and had to hand wash my son’s cloth diapers in the bathroom sink.

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Before we had visitors to our home, we (my partner and I) would quickly wash the poopy diaper inserts by hand and then hang them to dry. I believe we had a grand total of three cloth diapers to start out, so no matter what, they had to be washed everyday, or we didn’t have any diapers for the next day.

My partner had just started a new job in NJ at a health food store at something like minimum wage. It was going to be temporary until he landed a higher paying blue collar industry kinda crane job — like the one he had in Louisiana before my pregnant self was like, ‘f this place I can’t do it!’

You know, some part of me doesn’t actually want to have to work at all. That part of me wants to be completely provided for, without having to lift a finger. I’m still trying to figure her out.

We soldiered through tough months, but we also got to work changing.

Changing our beliefs. Finding gratitude. Changing our thinking patterns. Opening our minds to new information and new ways of perceiving money (and life, really).

My income at the time? Was dependent on physical labor, and my body was tired from nursing a tiny human and being up all hours of the night.

I felt irresponsible. It hurt. All the times I would get to the grocery check out counter and ride the anxiety roller coaster, fearing that my card would be declined. Feeling the suspense as the little machine would roll the dice for me.

Approved, or declined.

What would we have to put back? The coconut oil?

Getting everything I needed wasn’t my reality. How could I possibly figure out how to get what I wanted? How could I possibly figure out how to live that free feeling life I saw in my mind, and that I saw others living?

Some women have to bring their babies to day care or to a baby sitter so they can go back to work. At that time in my life, with my first, I will own that I chose to scrape by so I could be home with my son.

It was a) be at home with him and scrape by, or b) find someone to ‘watch’ him aka raise him, while I worked.

I chose what I chose.

But I also promised myself that I would find a way. That I would create streams of income not dependent on my real-time efforts. That I would figure it out, and that I would take action every day, for as long as I needed to.

Life now? Eight weeks after my second daughter arrived here on planet earth? Five and a half years from the time I gave birth to my first?

I work from home — sometimes from the yard, or from the kitchen counter. I get to serve incredible women. I’ve built a business around my joy, love, and passion for writing.

I create money via products, programs, and services that excite me. I’ve made hundreds and thousands of dollars online (since the birth of my business — with a small readership/community), and I’m empowered when it comes to creating money with my soul nudges and ideas.

This time around, I was able to hire a postpartum doula to help me transition into life as a mother of two. I was able to REST so much more (I’m still kinda resting as I write this).

Is my life perfect? OMGOSH — no. I have plenty of challenges and lessons and areas in which I’m growing. I’m human. But I’m not sitting around waiting for a windfall anymore. I’m not wondering HOW to get there. I’m also not launching my products and services to crickets like I was in the beginning!

When I said, I would figure it out, I meant it. For me, figuring it out involved investing tens of thousands of dollars into mentorship and education — often when I didn’t actually have the money. But that’s a topic for another day…

The message here today isn’t about that, the message is that developing programs and products that you can sell, that aren’t dependent on your physical energy in real-time, can take you into a new dimension, and offer you a total paradigm shift.

This is what I want for every woman, in whatever way best serves her — that she can rest when she needs and wants to rest, that she can work (using her gifts) in ways that make sense for her as a partner, daughter, and mother.

That she can create, and live within, an environment that supports her cyclical nature.

Big Love,

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P.S. Are you ready to create your own micro-Universe that supports your cyclical nature? Are you ready to have a program to sell that not only transforms lives, but also transforms the way you work + earn?!

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If you haven't been feeling on-point and on fire with your business and career growth and goals at this time, if you feel like you're slacking, or not making enough progress, if you feel like you've dropped the ball (or two), and it doesn't feel good, I'm writing you today to let you know that's all okay, and that it's safe to let yourself off the hook.

You're motivated and driven, I get it. You have a list of your top priorities and you want to feel on top of 'em. I know what it's like because I'm right there with you.

There are times in life when the relationships in your life need extra attention, where you need extra time to process and feel, where the 'work' is largely interpersonal, and it's important to recognize that, even in business and career, it ALL comes back to relationships.

All of it.

I know on some level you know this, but that maybe you just need a reminder. When you're preparing to die (if you have time to reflect) are you going to ask yourself "did I hit my business goals for 2019?" or are you going to ask, "did I love as much as I could? Did I express that Love to the people in my life? Did I transcend the karma I was given to transcend? Did I fulfill my soul contracts?"

Soul contracts.

That's what business and career growth always boil down to anyway, for everyone, whether they realize it or not. If you're here reading this with me, you get that this thing we're called to create is deeper than goals and metrics.

You get that you're contracted to prompt transformation in the lives of others. That there are certain people out there WAITING to be stopped and struck by what you have to say. That your words, experiences, lives, and the art you make of it all is meant to reach others, shift others, show others.

It's as if you shook hands on it before incarnating, you know?

"Hey, on July 17, 2019, I agree to write this blog post, and you agree to read it" and BOOM — I give, you receive, and we're both shifted from that place, from that work.

Contract fulfilled.

It's easy to forget that relationships are what it's all about when you're thinking about what you can do to up your Instagram Stories game, double your email subscribers, write that next salespage, promote that thing, and serve the people inside your offerings!

It's easy to forget that this is true. It's easy to forget in the midst of all your inspired ideas, I know. But today, I'm here to remind you, that tending your relationships is important business, it IS business, and nothing is separate.

If you're feeling behind, you're not.
If you're feeling like a slacker, you're not.
If you're wondering when you'll feel 'on-top' again, decide to feel on-top right now by shifting your perspective, and allowing 'the work' that you've been doing, to be enough.

There is a cosmic order of things, and it's safe to trust and relax into that order now.

Big Love,

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If you want to:

  • identify what needs to come off your plate NOW

  • map (and start to magnetize) your ideal support system with one of my favorite exercises (SO YOU CAN SHIFT INTO TRULY THRIVING)

  • get instant insight on doing work and motherhood on your own terms 

  • take the next-level action steps you’ve been avoiding

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Let me explain...

So, I just announced The Author Circle, a 9 month high-level mentorship experience for badass women who’re building their dream writing career (pm me for details). 

It includes an exclusive Author Circle event in Tulum and it’s going to be so. much. fun. that I can’t even contain myself. 

Visualize hanging with a tight knit circle of women who’re getting featured left and right and writing their BEST content (whether it’s for social, the blog, or a book), for 9 whole months! 

Now, the Author Circle is not $7, ‘cause that’d be unbelievable and even absurd... 

But here’s what IS $7...

I knew in my heart, as I was writing out the Author Circle, that if I was going to run and lead this group of badass women, that I would need to level up NOW. THIS VERY MOMENT. 

Basically, I needed to claim AUTHOR and claim it for real! 

You may not know this about me (or maybe you do), but I’ve been writing books and pushing them to the back of the drawer (aka the book graveyard of my computer) for YEARS. 

It’s not the talent, skill, or devotion that I lack, it’s the accountability. 

Apparently, being accountable to myself is not worth as much as being accountable to YOU! I don't exactly know WHY this is, but it's proven itself true for me again and again. 

So, I decided to set up a fool-proof way for me to not only finish this current book project, but to publish it, for you first, and then for everyone else out there in the world I can get it to.

Before I tell you more, I’ll tell you that this book is for women who’re ready to THRIVE in their closest relationship(s) AND their financial lives. #itsbothand

What’s inside this book? 

Well, the working title is The Vital Mother, and so far there are insights and stories I wish I would have heard/read/known BEFORE a) getting married and b) becoming a mother 

I was truly delusional about:

+ what marriage actually was
+ what motherhood would be
+ what changes motherhood would make to my financial life

And these things affected, well, everything.

I want to help women thrive creatively, and financially, while being the women and mothers they want to be. That's the mission.

So, here’s how it works: 

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Now, I know you care less about the details and more about what this book and offering can do for you, so let me tell you about that part:

I TRULY HAVE NO CLUE ASIDE FROM THE FACT THAT I KNOW IT'LL OPEN YOUR MIND TO NEW INSIGHTS AND REALIZATIONS around relationships, motherhood, creative fulfillment, and money. 

I can’t 100% know where this is going and where this material is going to take you (or me)! Even if I knew, I would be hesitant to tell you, because the writing usually reveals where IT wants to go, and my job is to allow THAT!

I CAN say that this book will help you:

1. take responsibility
2. become aware of things you were not aware of
3. take inspired action
4. create your personal micro Universe of SUPPORT + next-level abundance 
5. and get you going on living your best life ('cause that's what I'm all about all the time) 

More than anything, this offering is a sacred and mysterious exchange...

If you feel excited in your body, and expansion in your heart, and any kinda YES that indicates this writing is going to SERVE YOU and NOURISH YOU and SHIFT YOU (or if you just love me and want to support me), then by all means, click this button right here and get yourself signed right up: https://sowl.co/AvdOt

Sign up here for just $7 and download the Introduction today: https://sowl.co/AvdOt

How it works:

🔹The subscription runs for 12 months (If you stay on for the whole book)
🔹Each month you'll receive an email on the last day of the month that let's you know the next chapter has released (Chapter 1 will release last day in July)
🔹At the end of the 12 month journey you'll receive access to the program we create based on the book's content (this aspect of the offer is ONLY valid if you stay on the full 12 months though — and this program will be priced somewhere between $197-$997 ish).
🔹The chapters will be uploaded into a password protected portal in PDF form, where you can download them. So yes, you'll be reading on your computer or device, unless you print them out (which is my recommendation!)
🔹if you decide this magic is no longer for you, you can totally unsubscribe at ANY time — there’s no obligation to stay with it.

Sign up here and get started with the Introduction today: https://sowl.co/AvdOt

After you sign up, you'll be directed to a confirmation page, and then you'll receive an automatic welcome email with a link to sign into the portal where you can access the Introduction! Woo! 

Have a Q for me? Just wanna cheer me on? Leave me a comment below + I'll be right with You, wooo!

Big Love,

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WANT MORE?

Go From Overwhelmed to On-Point with Your Purpose Work with the Deeply Supported Mother Workbook

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If you want to:

  • identify what needs to come off your plate NOW

  • map (and start to magnetize) your ideal support system with one of my favorite exercises (SO YOU CAN SHIFT INTO TRULY THRIVING)

  • get instant insight on doing work and motherhood on your own terms 

  • take the next-level action steps you’ve been avoiding

Then, this is for you. Download it below for instant access.