I'm totally a secret admirer of Jess Constable. I discovered Jess in 2010 and I was totally in love with her message of “designing a life with intention.” In May 2010 followed her steps to makeunder my life. And I've been following Jess' business transform over the years, while I transformed my own business and life too.
When I interviewed Jess in August 2010, she was thriving her in Jess LC jewelry business while fulfilling her purpose: helping others makeunder their lives. Jess LC grew into jewelry, bags, iPad cases, posters, stationery, totes, scarves, and trays selling to over 100 stores in North America and online sales reaching Paris, Singapore, Japan, and South Africa. And yet, in 2012 Jess closed the Jess LC Shop to be in the business of helping others full time. Let's see what Jess has been up to!
MAIN CRAFT: writer, teacher, and speaker helping people to approach life from an intention-based perspective
LOCATION: from Rochester, MI currently living in Chicago, IL
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I'm always amazed by Jess' BIG heart and all of the business information and personal fulfilment inspiration she provides on various platforms.
Of course, Jess' blog is filled with entrepreneurial and personal life inspiration and tips from Jess herself. She is always so open and personal while giving attainable things to do.
You can get intention in your inbox when you sign up for her newsletter (see the sidebar on her blog). I really like receiving Jess' emails because I never have time to check my feedly blog reader anymore. When I receive Jess' messages in my email they usually the exact thing I need to hear at the moment!
This month Jess launched a new podcast called The Lively Show. It's little 45-minute conversations Jess has with business bloggers talking about topics on personal habits, relationships, and career. It's great to listen to in the background while working.
I was so happy that Jess asked me to review her Business with Intention Workshop At Home. Jess's workshop includes a series of seven videos from eight successful business owners. I love that these videos are included with a workbook. The videos brings the information to life with Jess' casual couch conversations.
Another new project Jess is working on is a new live online class called Life with Intention Online. The 1st session is March 11-18.
"During this week long online class, I will teach you an entirely new way to approach your possessions, personal habits, relationships, and career by using one universally true and refreshingly peaceful intention-based process."
As you see Jess has totally dived into the business of helping others full time!
"Switching to business consulting, from something that was successful and going really well, to the life side of things, has been a bit leap of faith. But I felt called to do it (literally I asked my gut what to do). So lately I've been living in that patient and faithful way as people were sad about my jewelry business services closing to focus on this next chapter.
I had no idea that my life would take the path specifically that it has. But on the other hand, I did know I always wanted to help people live intentionally. So though I never would have imagined "how" it would come to pass, this destination is not all that surprising from a larger perspective.
I don't like to think about goals too much, but I do have dreams! It would be lovely to teach the Life with Intention process to hundreds, if not thousands, of people. I would love to do a TED talk. I'd love to write a book."
Not only has Jess' business life changed, her personal life too.
"Since my last interview I met my husband, dated, and got married! We now have the sweetest Westie, (Ben) Franklin, and live in a lovely apartment. I'm also designing a hotel lobby - something I never would have expected to be doing a few years ago!"
So inspiring. Thanks Jess!
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