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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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How to Attract Your First Ideal Client

Podcast interview with Peggy NolanA big thank you to my friend, Peggy Nolan, for hosting me on her fantastic podcast, Let Go Move Forward.

During this podcast, Peggy and I discuss my bestselling new book, That First Client, as well as why it is so important for entrepreneurs to figure out who is their ideal client (or reader, or subscriber, or whatever word you want to insert there!). We also discuss the importance of taking imperfect action in all aspects of your life, especially in marketing your business.

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Imperfect Action Marketing

Have you ever heard of the expression, “Done is better than perfect”?

When it comes to marketing their businesses, entrepreneurs are often paralyzed by wanting things “just so,” which results in not taking any action at all.

It’s time to stop wanting to be perfect. It’s time to embrace Imperfect Action Marketing.

What is Imperfect Action Marketing?

Imperfect Action Marketing is when you stop reaching for perfection in your marketing, and, instead, embrace a “done is better than perfect” mindset.

Here’s why Imperfect Action Marketing is important:

  • You’ll get more accomplished.
  • You’ll feel better with faster implementation.
  • Only you know if something is imperfect – not your ideal clients.
  • You’ll more than likely get more clients because you’re marketing, even if it’s imperfectly.

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