- Jim Larsen, The Initiative Podcast
You'll find me in the kitchen, coffee in hand wearing a food stained apron, playing chef and mixing up a meal my family will enjoy together. Get me on the water and I'm at peace, just waiting for that next big fish to catch.
I couldn’t seem to remember what I truly wanted or needed anymore. I regained adequate balance after pushing through some of the rockiest years of my life: mourning the loss of my brother, losing connection in my marriage, and raising young children (all while diving into the world of entrepreneurship). It took monumental work in reflection, prayer, and self-care to get me back, to gain balance.
Over the past decade, in the world of entrepreneurship, I learned one of the most important lessons of all: you have to make yourself a priority or everything falls flat.
"I'm only one chapter in but I can tell you this: the author has me. Inspiring for anyone seeking life guidance and motivation to design their future. I love the emphasis on thriving now, rather than waiting for a future when we “have time”. Author rightly states, from her own bitter loss — which she recounts with vulnerability — that none of us knows if we will have that time. Her definition of entrepreneurship is liberating. I can’t wait to dive into the next chapter and the rest of the book. Well written with an authentic voice. Nicely produced as well. Highly recommended."
E. NELSON, Amazon Customer
"Jess is so much more than the balanced entrepreneur. She is a stand for freedom and the possibility of women everywhere having amazing love, incredible family connection, a profitable business, and a deep faith. The Balanced Entrepreneur is a must read for entrepreneurs who are ready to live the life of their dreams now, Jess shows you how."
KAELA, Amazon Customer
"It allows the reader to reflect on their own life and decide how to embrace the here and now while paving a secure path for the future; giving yourself grace for when things go astray and how to look for the potential messages being sent to you by whatever you believe in...signs that point to the change in plan or new direction as a good thing albeit a challenge. I especially recommend this book to anyone who identifies with the all-consuming "what am I doing with my life" question as you will find insights into discovering the answers that are sitting right in front of you."
KEELY, Amazon Customer
"This book provided SO much insight to the journey of entrepreneurship! I can't say enough about the author's transparency in her journey. The belief and sense of community it has sparked within me has completely transformed my approach to my business. Nobody is alone in this world of entrepreneurship, and if anyone has it figured out you guys, this author does!"
KATHLEEN DONAHO, Amazon Customer
Setting Unclear Boundaries with Others will Always Lead to Imbalance
My Letter to the Reader
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