Are you ready to bet on yourself and your ideas?
We’re talking about really shaking your world up: dump societal norms, start a blog, eventually ditch your 9-5 job, and become an online entrepreneur.
If you’re ready to start designing your meaningful life, you are in the right place.
Hi, I’m Jenna. I want to welcome you to a thriving community of future business hotshots, creative entrepreneurs, and rock star bloggers who totally get you.
I understand wanting to change your daily commute into time used to grow your business. I have the same determination to be financially and location independent. Forget “someday”, time cards, and useless meetings. Let’s bet on us, today.
Here at Job to Blog, you’ll find ways to:
- Take action on your passion: Tips on how to get started, grow your blog, hone in on your expertise, and monetize your business.
- Expand and explode: Practical solutions for productivity, growing your influence, and personal development.
- Dump the dependence on a biweekly paycheck: Surpass the need for a steady paycheck by killing it online.
- Tools and Resources: Find ways to automate, increase your time and profit, and create systems that work on your terms.
- Use your workforce years as an advantage: Tap into the benefits of your years in the workforce by using your instant network, experience, and solid business practices.
This blog isn’t for most people and it’s not going make you $10 million in 6 weeks.
I am here to be a partner and virtual mentor to the go-getters; for those ready to break free of their “9-5” and launch their passion, ideas, products, or knowledge to the world. No age limits, no restrictions.
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Who Am I?
Great question, and one you should always ask when it comes to listening to business advice. Not everyone has your best interest at heart and even fewer have real-life business success.
I surely don’t know it all and continue to learn every day, but I have done some pretty cool stuff. Here’s the short version:
About Work Life
I started out my adult life by joining the Marine Corps. On a sleep deprived 3rd day of boot camp, I was seriously thinking about making a run (okay, a swim) for it back to normal life. College didn’t sound so bad after all. I remember sitting against the wall behind my rack that night and thinking, “if one other person can make it through this, I sure as hell can too.” That has become my personal motto when facing tough situations.
I stayed and had the time of my life.
I graduated as the Company High Shooter, which means I’m a pretty good shot with a rifle and pistol. I lived in Japan for three years, was meritoriously promoted, played softball in two Far East countries, and deployed to the Philippines, Korea, and Australia, twice.
I came back to the states after my tour was over, and while I cherished my job in the Corps, it didn’t translate to civilian life. So, I started over professionally and lucked into a job at a small mortgage company.
One day, I’m sitting at my entry-level mortgage desk when one of our reps from a major bank came in and I was in awe. She was confident, well-dressed, and dripping with “I’ve got my sh!t together.”
I told my boss, who was also my friend by then, I was going to be her in three years.
And I was… in two years.
I worked my way up to becoming a wholesale Account Executive (B2B sales) and went on to buy and sell mortgage pools as a Vice President in Correspondent Lending.
Those 15 years, from Marine to Executive, were full of performance accolades, industry round-tables, speaking engagements and training seminars. Having bought and sold over 1.4 billion dollars in residential real estate loans, I was living the dream, until…
Queue the 2008 recession. My industry blew up, I got laid off four times from 2006-2009, and the money was gone. Ouch!
Of course I did what a lot of people in my situation were scrambling to do and got under-hired at a stable company with a dependable paycheck.
I am grateful everyday for what I have. You know there’s a “but” coming, right? Have you heard an entrepreneur say, “I’m unemployable”? Yeah, that’s me too in a typical office environment.
Sitting in traffic, to sit in a cubicle or office, to analyze crap that no one is going to use for real change, is not my thing. It doesn’t make my heart sing and I refuse to gut it out until retirement.
I want to make a difference, in people and profit. I crave the freedom and ability to contribute on a massive scale. And I want to use my skills to craft my story.
Sound familiar to you too?
So here I am today, the owner of two blogs and trying desperately not to start a third. I love it that much!
About My Personal Life
My daily life runs on Jesus, Diet Coke, and Evernote, in that order.
We are from Texas and I’m the mom to one of the kindest, most stubborn, beautiful, and amazing people on earth. She’s been to Africa twice, just got her Psychology degree, and got married 3 weeks later to a wonderful and sweet young man. Mama’s proud!
If you’re familiar with Gallup’s StrengthsFinder, my strengths are, in order: Learner, Analytical, Strategic, Command, and Activator. If we ever meet in person (and I hope we do!), that will make total sense because it explains my professional and personal life to a tee, good and bad.
Since you know what I’m about, what I’d like to help you with, and probably too much about me personally, are you ready to be awesome with me? I’d love to have you as my newest friend!
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Are you ready to start the online entrepreneur journey? Let’s go!