GoSolo.Subkit.com recently interviewed me on being an entrepreneurial and solo business owner. Here is the interview.
Creating Your Own Path – Jennifer Hillman
Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in coaching but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Jennifer Hillman, Founder of Jennifer Hillman Inc., located in Tucson, AZ, USA.
What’s your business, and who are your customers?
My business, Jennifer Hillman Inc, is an umbrella of businesses supporting my clients’ lives and assisting them in building their dreams. In 2001, I started as Angels Intuition, a spiritual, personal life advisor. The business grew into Inner Strength Coaching of intuitive life coaching due to confused clients handing me the responsibility of their lives. My clients now are open to possibilities and looking for guidance forward. As a life coach, I give that responsibility back and their inner power, confidence, and dreams.
Tell us about yourself.
I got a Graphic Design degree and found my ideal job as a Production Coordinator at a cable station. After four years, I got fired from that job I loved due to the “#MeToo” situation. And for the first time, I stood up for myself and took legal action. Even during the legal case, I was bullied into a settlement by my then-husband and attorney. My case took over two years. I went from depression to meditation leading to spiritual awakening and finding myself again. I took responsibility for my own life, ended my 19-year marriage, and started my intuitive life coaching business and writing. I also started living my bucket lists of dreams I let slip by me. I was traveling road trips solo across the country, meeting interesting people. For marketing, I started a live radio show (or podcast as they are known now) on BBSRadio.com under Abstract Illusion Radio or AIR. I interviewed some fantastic writers and spiritual teachers/ leaders of the time between 2007 and 2010 on BBSRadio and other independent online radio stations from 2010 to 2016. You can still hear the show on BBSRadio archives and my YouTube channel.
I started my business on available advisory phone lines of the time. I worked on several sites and created my website, AngelsIntuition.com. I joined a few local business networking groups to get word-of-mouth advertising going and wrote daily blogs on my site and a few other blogs. I registered for a new online magazine.
What’s your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
For over 20 years in business, I have been blessed to help and assist thousands of clients. I hear a client has achieved their dream, received that great opportunity, found that true love they were looking for, and is grateful for the call with me. And they refer friends to call me, and those friends refer me too.
What’s one of the hardest things about being a business owner?
The hardest thing for me was not getting distracted by the financial aspects of business and focusing on the core mission of my business. Trusting myself with my business and the direction I was focusing on and losing the passion for the business. My business is a living thing for me and needs to grow and diversify to keep it interesting to continue.
What are the top tips you’d give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
Follow the dreams of your heart and do a company you love to do. Trust yourself – you got this.
Research and learn about the business idea with the basics, the legal aspects, the accounting, insurance, your niche market, and if you have employees, respect their opinions and know their rights.
Be open and plan the big picture of possibilities with the business by-products. In other words, please focus on the center of business, yet see the company’s diversity and varieties and have a core mission that unites them all. Do your best not to overthink or overwhelm yourself.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
Be willing to invest in yourself and your business by taking a business class, like Marie Forleo’s B-School. It builds a good foundation for any business. B-School helped me refocus on myself and my business interaction in balance.
I was invited to write my thoughts on life purpose, purpose of life, or the meaning of life on the site, Goodquestion.com.
These are my wisdom on the subject. enjoy. ~jh.
Jennifer Hillman is an American Intuitive Motivational Life Coach, Published Poet/Writer, and Energy Practitioner certified in Master Reiki, NLP, and Hypnosis Therapies. She writes on the spiritual experience as a human and the insights within the current waves of self-expression. She has a radio show/podcast, Abstract Illusions Radio, available on YouTube and BBSRadio. Her site is JenniferHillman.com
Your view on what is Purpose of Life
Life’s Purpose is similar to the Purpose of Life, yet different in specific ways. Life purpose is a calling or an agreement your soul made for you to achieve during this lifetime. The Purpose of Life is the experiences through self-expression, self-love, and choices made.
The Purpose of Life evolves through creativity, self-expression, and experiences. This explanation is what I have come to understand through the ebb and flow of my Life’s experiences. I gained insights through my artistic side and explored the different genres within the expressions. My experiences opened me to that creative/artistic side, mainly writing through poetry. It opened worlds within me to gain a broad understanding of why I was here.
Each has its meditative wonderings of releasing the energies within the imagination. Each experience has value to the impact from and to the individual soul. Through your experiences, you discover more about yourself: your fears, joys, desires, and your calling(s). Yes, you can have more than one calling in a lifetime, especially these accelerated energies.
Through my experiences of self-expression, I found my calling. The calling to aid others with finding what makes their Heart skip a beat gives them extreme joy, focus, and drive to share this passion.
The Purpose of Life is to get curious and experience different situations in discovering your true Heart’s desire and follow your intuition or inner voice through the maze before you. Making choices in what direction to go next can be messy along the way. It is not always nice and tidy along the way, yet acceptance of the responsibility of your choice is part of the game we play. We find our way to the source of our dreams, the Heart.
You know when you resonate with the Heart as your Heart is open and full of joy. Being with the Heart aids you to get out of stagnation, clarity, and be integrity. We are becoming kind, honest, and receptive to sharing the natural state of love. Then you will know or have a strong pulse of what your calling(s) is for you in your lifetime.
“Within a moment of silence, all is known that needs to be known. Within a moment of breath, all of life surrounds you…from the stars, the sun, the trees, and all of humanity. Within a moment of a smile, love embraces the universe and beyond. It only takes a moment of being open to the wisdom, the beauty, and the Grace. “— Jennifer Hillman
“Whisper sweetly, the tenderness of the moment. Let the love teach you the true meaning and passion of this experience we share. With gratitude and reverence for the blessings and miracles I receive and witness, my heart still beats as the little things die to be reborn with a greater joy for life in each moment.” — Jennifer Hillman
I listened to Marianne Williams’ Instagram today. She was talking about the corona-virus and how we (humanity as a whole) will never be the same. We are coming to realize how fragile and robust understanding, and how we must unite to change for the betterment of all.
“With equanimity, you can deal with situations with calm and reason while keeping inner happiness.” Dalai Lama
I have heard the Corona Virus is the great equalizer and a time for equanimity. It is leveling the fields and letting humanity know that the clock has started to get our acts together. Many have seen this coming, yet slow to act. Many have felt they are waiting for something. Guess what? It’s here.
This time is a clearing time of your past and healing wounds. I suggest you take some time to do a lifetime review. Write a letter to your past self and your future self within reflecting through your present person. Look at the lessons learned and be willing to be real honest with yourself and a witness to what you write as well as involved. This exercise will help gain perspectives other than the stories held onto now.
April is the month to gain those new perceptions and tools for your unique birth after the self-awareness. The timing of all this quarantine is a divine intervention with the world’s humanity coming to the beginning of the Aquarian age at the end of 2020. The age of Aquarius is the age of love, equality, abundance, balance, compassion, and on the more practical side, digital commerce. Aquarius is the air sign of waves, like electrical waves. So the internet and digital businesses will increase.
Ideas and insights will also be increasing. Trust yourself. You are not imaging things. Write them down if you can’t act on it right then. It is a great idea to keep a note pad on your phone or paper nearby to write the sparks of inspiration that may come.
Some dates for you to markdown: ~Saturday 4/4 • CREATIVE / REST / RECEIVING ◦ stepº15 Aries Sun, Jupiter conjoins Pluto • Sunday 4/5/ • SPIRITUAL / REST DAY ◦ º16 Aries Sun, Mars º4 Aquarius, Chiron º6 Aries • Monday 4/6 • Commit to Stronghold and Action ◦ º17 Aries Sun • Tuesday 4/7 • FULL MOON IN LIBRA (where are your equilibrium and balance?) ◦ º18 Aries Sun, Mars sq Uranus, Merc sx Pluto, Mars sx Jupiter • Friday 4/10 • Good Friday. New Information Comes ◦ º21 Aries Sun, (Venus in pre-shadow period) • Saturday 4/11 • Unexpected Shift in Direction / Future ◦ º22 Aries Sun, Mercury sextiles Saturn • Sunday 4/12 • EASTER, New Perspective Comes ◦ º23 Aries Sun, Moon conjoins Galactic Center • Monday 4/13 • CREATIVE / REST / RECEIVING DAY ◦ º24 Aries Sun • Tuesday 4/14 • SPIRITUAL / REST DAY ◦ º25 Aries Sun, Mercury conjoins Chiron, Sun Squares Pluto • Wednesday 4/15 • Commit to Action/Changes ◦ º26 Aries Sun, Sun square Jupiter, Mercury conjoins Black Lilith • Thursday 4/16 • New Future in Motion ◦ º27 Aries Sun, Uranus º6 Taurus, Jupiter º26 Capricorn • Saturday 4/18 • Final Test of Strength ◦ º29 Aries Sun, Mercury sextiles Venus and Mars (both) • Sunday 4/19 • Sun enters Taurus º0 Taurus SunWeek4: NEW LINES OF CREDIT • Tuesday 4/21 • Emotionally Tested º2 Taurus Sun, Sun squares Saturn • Wednesday 4/22 • New Moon in Taurus º3 Taurus Sun • Thursday 4/23 • Breakdown / Inner Shifting ◦ º4 Taurus Sun • Saturday 4/25 • CREATIVE / REST / RECEIVING DAY º6 Taurus, Mercury squares Pluto, Pluto Retrogrades • Sunday 4/26 • SPIRITUAL / REST DAY / º7 Taurus, Venus crosses the Sun, Sun conjoins Uranus, Mercury sq Jupiter 5: COMMITTING TO GROWTH • Monday 4/27 • Decide to Leave Old Values Behind stepº8 Taurus Sun • Tuesday 4/28 • New Credit Moves Forward stepº9 Taurus, Mercury squares Saturn
I have been getting signs and messages to get myself together and make some decisions. Take some actions towards those commitments. I must admit I have been slow to respond to my inner guidance at times. Not now. Not for the last year. I have upped my game and made decisions to move forward. I took classes and courses on what I needed to know before going for it all. I have taken steps for the path/purpose of why I am here in the first place. I am working and organizing my experiences and abilities in courses. These courses aim to open the inner powers and allowing the true you to live in happiness and abundance. If you are interested, please let me know. Pre-registration and pre-launch sale will be coming soon.
Time to get out the cleaning clothes and get busy.
Within the last few months, a collective renewal has been happening. Slowing building new foundations, dreams, and realities. This is a deep process with layers and levels to go through to enhance and refine this great life we are creating for ourselves, family, and friends…and the future of humanity. Well, it is Spring cleaning time, isn’t it?
This month started with Mercury still in retrograde, clearing the way for our inner communication to surface and release the blocks in our road. We are in a frequency of deleting and releasing fears of Self; about ourselves, our families in the depths of our perceptions. We can’t hide from the deep in the cleaning of our deepest fears…as Black Lilith joins up with the Healer, Chiron all month long. (oh, boy!) Facing these insecurities and fears as they pop up in your reality will be easier this time around. Chiron connecting with Black Lilith brings the solution to the surface for us to learn and release from these fears.
These fears may be making their last appearance as we completely dealt with it. People can reflect these fears right in your face. Yet, it is you looking in a mirror to see these fears up close and personal. Please remember this when people are irritating you for this reason or that. Look deeper inside yourself and don’t just blame the other. They are that angel in disguise looking out for you in some way, knowingly or not. We are in this together.
As we have cleared out some of the hidden stuff between the inner-space of ourselves, the magic can come forward and bloom. As of March 9, Mercury Retrograde ends on the full moon in Virgo and allows more positive things into our experiences. I think we all are ready for this, don’t you?
Yet, this whole year will have moments of clearing, testing, and re-centering… Just remember in those times, to breathe and say to yourself these words, “I am a powerful, positive individual and anything that happens is for my highest good. I got this easy.” Look for the best way to self-correct and have some fun creating the solution with the situations. The magic is available with the alignment of the planets to support us forward if we take the steps one at a time without over-thinking about it. Most resolutions are common sense and amusing when we think about the creative ways we find.
Trusting yourself and your feelings are the most powerful gift…adding more confidence and ease to your self-direction on the way to miracles and blessings. Feeling in the flow and sharing your brilliance moving forward on the experiences you have a passion to undergo with faith.
Understanding you may have things happen opposite of what you are desire, this is only to build your skills and faith in creating this new life. So again, trust you got this. The more gratitude, faith, and trust in yourself and your creation, the easier it will get pass any fears that come up during this month. Make sure to check in with your intentions you created last Virgo (late August – September) season, last year. Those intentions are being checked and received during this month. Are you good with them or it is time to up the game?
You are planting seeds for the essence of your life during this time for the next 5 years this month, as Saturn moves into Aquarius from Capricorn. The actions you take during this time will move you forward into the future. Removing your self-sabotaging ways and ending lessons from repeating will open the way to magic and positive new life blooming…
I know you got this. Yet, if you have any questions, schedule a session and gain perspective on the fears and lessons you are creating now. Enjoy the process of life and each step with gratitude. Life is coming up with roses. It is time, don’t you think?
Welcome to February and new understanding about our dreams, where we belong in our minds, experience, and the story we are creating now. January was the start-up for cleaning the slate or organizing the mind to deal with past karma, issues and finding your inner voice.
February brings some clarity and some time to make sure that is the change(s). You want to make as mid-month (2/16) the planet of Mercury decides to slide back until the 9th of March. So it is best to regroup, reorganize and realign your thoughts, projects, and recenter your future into the new possibilities that may happen during this time.
Please remember this whole year is a deep process, creating the foundation of new worlds in the near future. Any step forward is wonderful. Even if you need to take a half step back for a deep breath and looking at the bigger picture.
As I wrote in the guest article, “Thoughtfully Moving Forward” for JG Lewis’ blog, “Mythos & Marginalia: life notes between the lines and along the edges”:
“2020 is all about this transformation and progress for the world, nature, individuals, and groups of humanity. What we focus on this year is building our new storyline and a chapter for all of us. Truly, take a little time and focus with your heart in mind and ask yourself a simple question to manifest this new life: What would I love? Answer this in the coming weeks and allow it to unfold by listening to the whispers of your inner voice.”
Your inner voice may be getting your attention on February 6th about a decision the best direction for you to go in the future. Write it down and think about it. Especially with the Mercury retro in the wings and the Full moon in Leo on the 9th.
Full moons are all about releasing and making room for the new. Leo is connected to the heart and sun. So it is a great day to let go of the past issue or future blocks… to some clearing work on yourself and let the unfolding begin.
Take some time to reflect on your dreams and make a plan. See the big picture of it in front of you, your family and friends. Trust you got this and breathe deep in gratitude. Take that one step forward by letting go and getting out of your own way. By learning this, you will make 2020 go much smoother. Blessings to you. If you have any questions, please get in touch.