Category Archives: Inspiration

9 Quotes To Help You Stay In Faith As An Entrepreneur

Thi9 Quotes To Help You Stay In Faith As An Entrepreneur by Jill Celestes week’s marketing strategy is a little different.

No video, no blog post – but something else that I think you need to hear.

I am getting an intuitive hit that you may be struggling with staying in faith. Meaning, your faith in your purpose and business is wavering. You may be wondering if you’re cut out for entrepreneurship. You may even be thinking about throwing in the towel.

If you’re feeling off kilter, it’s normal. It happens to all of us – no matter where you are in your business.

Successful entrepreneurs are the ones who never quit, who pushed through and stayed in faith. That’s what you need to do too.

Like with anything in life (and business), it starts with your mindset. When your mindset is in the crapper, self-doubt creeps in – and that’s when you feel like shit about your business.

When my faith and self-belief are wavering, I like to be inspired, specifically through quotes penned by successful people. That’s why I have collected nine “stay in faith” quotes for this week’s marketing strategy.

My intention is that at least one of these quotes will resonate with you. I bet, though, that each one will help you in different ways.

We need entrepreneurs like you to not give up. To believe in yourself. To stay in faith. To shoulder through the rough patches. Our world is at an important crossroads, and it’s purpose-driven entrepreneurs, like you, who will help steer us in the right direction.

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My Personal Life Is A Hot Mess. Here’s How I Still Run My Business.

I’m going to own this: My personal life is a hot mess.

It never stops. Just as one crisis diminishes, the next one arrives. It’s like I’m standing waist deep in the ocean, waiting for the next wave to knock me off kilter.

Do you know what I mean?

My Personal Life Is a Hot Mess. Here's How I Still Run My Business. By Jill Celeste, www.JillCeleste.com

Personal crises

I now wear my personal crises as a badge of honor. My crises are part of who I am, and I have quite a list:

  • Dad got Alzheimer’s. We put him in a nursing home. He deteriorates in front of our eyes, finally dying in May 2016.
  • Mom got Parkinson’s. She struggled as a care provider for my dad, which caused tremendous depression. She became a victim of elder abuse, where her “care provider” swindled Mom of her life savings and is verbally abusive to her. She showed up on my doorstep in August 2015, begging me to let her stay.
  • Mom lived with us for six months. I’ll say this as kindly as I can: My mother is a trying woman. Living with her was not a picnic. I move her to an assisted living facility so she can get better care. To this day, she tells me I abandoned her.
  • My oldest son was failing high school. He dropped out in August 2016. He takes a year off. Then, he decides to go back to school for his senior year. He has a ton of credits to make up. Getting him through school is a full-time job – one I am grateful for – despite the stress.
  • Emma, my beloved basset hound, was stricken with cancer not once, but twice, in 2016.
  • My family had to move from our rental home, where we lived for years, and could not find a place until 10 days before our move-out date. (I did manifest a lovely home!)
  • My mother fell and broke her hip, requiring a partial hip replacement. She’s not a compliant patient. She’s fallen a dozen times since her surgery.

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Marketing Lessons From My Weight Loss Journey

What does my weight loss journey and marketing your business have in common?

Believe it or not, there are similar lessons with both! 

In this week’s video strategy, I break down the lessons I have learned while I have released 35 pounds (so far) – and how these lessons relate to marketing your business.

It’s all in the journey! Please watch:

Marketing Lessons From My Weight Loss Journey by Jill Celeste

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Visualizing Your Vision

Over the weekend, I worked on my new Vision Board. My last one was about two years old, and much had shifted for me (and many of my visions came true!), so it was time to create a new one.

I love this process because I feel so Divinely guided as I look through magazines, finding images and words that trigger something in me.

Here’s the end result:

Jill Celeste's 2017 Vision Board, www.JillCeleste.com

Here’s what I discovered through this process:

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The Anatomy of Authentic Marketing

Have you ever heard experts suggest you market authentically? Or use your authentic voice? Or perhaps show your Authentic Self?

What the hell does all of this even mean?

The word “authenticity” gets thrown around like some kind of marketing buzz word, which always bothered me because being authentic is not a trend that will flitter away in a few months. Furthermore, we (as marketing experts) need to do a better job explaining the connection between marketing and authenticity. I’ll be honest, though: I wasn’t really sure how to explain the connection between authenticity and marketing – at least not in terms that show the brevity of this connection.

The Anatomy of Authentic Marketing

Then I read a book by Brene’ Brown.

In her book, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You are, Brene’ (yes, we are on a first-name basis) devotes a whole chapter to authenticity. Continue reading