Can I just remind you that life is what you make of it…
I’m really excited that so many of you are focused on building your own career and developing your skills. It’s truely setting you up for a rewarding life.
I’ve considered myself a career student my entire life because I never stop learning. It’s intense. When I talk about facing challenges every single day, it’s an understatement.
My life is nothing but a series of challenges. Some are huge and some are small but every one of them keeps me on my toes. It just goes with the territory.
When I’m asked if I would change anything …
My mind always reaches for any ideas of how I can make things better but in the end there’s not much I would change. Thank God for that one because it would be terrible to have regrets.
I think I would really just do more than I’m doing now. Just scale things in a bigger way so I could accomplish larger goals faster and make even more of a difference in people’s lives.
If you’re just meeting me for the first time, I’m Jacqueline Jax. I produce and host a radio show for independent artists (A.V.A Live Radio) that helps artists gain exposure in the right circles from meeting new fans to people in their niche industry.
I am also the creator of the Music Marketing Insider which teaches artists how to build a fan base and community around their music. I’m a creative director for several online magazines, have my own fashion collection and I love to sing.
I’m a big fan of continual education. I think it’s been the key to not only my own success but it also keep me inspired.
Working through major problems keeps your mind innovative.
When I challenge myself to test something out or need to learn something new it starts my day with energy. I typically let those things lead my day and finish my day. Also when I take breaks to work out, I’m always consuming content. So basically I strive for success through knowledge and hard work.
I listen to inspiring talks, audio books and stories about how things are being done, my mind is just really thirsty for more all the time and it’s exciting to learn and then put those things into action.
When I’m able to make it work, that’s really a super high for me. There’s nothing like a good journey to keep you engaged in your life.
Challenges also build confidence and push your mind to become more innovative. I would say in any project or business there are about 25 hurdles you will face as you move along in any week, especially if the tasks are growth related. I know that sounds like a lot but sometimes they’re small and not as noticeable as you just push through them.
But those big challenges, those are the Hurricane Irmas of life. Those huge storms that impact your finances, goals and mental health. They can make you feel so bashed around that giving up may even cross your mind.
My best advice to get through those enormous storms is to stay calm and think it through.
Direction is so important.
You’ve got to really analyze the problem and measure it against the end goal to judge the value of working through it. Also when you have an end goal in mind, that can help you identify a clear path through the problem.
Of coarse when you get past it, you’ve got to celebrate those daily victories and have your eye on the next challenge. It keeps things interesting.
Mentors are really important to have in your life so build relationships with people in your niche and who align well with your projects and business. I guarantee somewhere along the line you will greatly benefit from developing friendships with innovative people. This one thing will improve your life and help you stay focused.
There’s nothing like seeing a newsfeed filled with innovative and encouraging people who strive for greatness and push you to do the same. That’s the main reason I love social media. You can reach out to anyone and just by following them, you’ve got an instant motivator every time you hit social media.
What’s my last piece of advise for you??
Do what you love. After all is said and done you will never find your purpose if you’re not doing something you are passionate about.
Surround yourself people who share that same energy and take on each day with a new sense of purpose and enthusiasm for living a life that matters to you.
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