This is the first “Inspirational Women” series post, and I am so excited to share about one of my fellow BLM Bloggers who gives me that extra nudge to keep going every time I read her post on Facebook, Instagram and on her blog — Jacquemadi.com.
Jacque Amadi . “Jacque of All Trades” . www.jacqueamadi.com
Jacque — A social media marketing professional, DIY queen, and online store boutique wiz. On her blog, she is giving resources and tools to opening an online shop. She has such an amazing spirit with a drive that is truly inspiring. As I watch her grow her brand, she has mastered taking “the leap of faith”. And without even knowing it, she helps those around her see what is possible with faith and consistency.
Here are few gems from our conversation that I will help push you along in your personal journey.
What drives you?
The main thing that drives me is, I don’t want to work in an office again! Everything that I do now is to make sure I never have to do that again, which is why it is easy for me to work all night on something. My main motivation is to be self-sufficient especially for my future.
What is your process for breaking down your goals?
I write down my major goals. You take each of those goals and break them down into smaller steps. Then you break down those [steps] into smaller goals until you have something to do every day, and by the end of the month you’ve done it. Because when you just say, I want to build a course or I want to build this site it will become a hulking mountain of a goal. If you break it down, don’t look at all the things you have to do, just look at the things you have to do that day and that is an easier way to get over the fear of “it’s too much”.
How did you find you own lane?
I take what I see other people excelling at and I try it my own way… If it doesn’t feel natural for who I am as a person I don’t try to force it.
What inspires you?
There are two things — Faith. There is a purpose that I am supposed to be doing. I haven’t pinpointed just yet, but I feel like I am getting closer to it. Number two, honestly, — My anxiety. Because when I worked [in an office] I felt I had to change my personality for this department and that department, and I was sweating at my desk more than I was working. When I get home I can actually work without all of the pressure to change who I am.
What advice would you give someone wanting to follow in your footstep?
Don’t fear failure. A lot of people don’t try because they feel like they will be embarrassed later. The less you care about feeling embarrassed about failing the further you will go. Embrace failure. Honestly, I feel the more you fail the more successful you will be because every wrong way you find you are closer to the one and only right way. I like failure, so my advice it to embrace failure and stop being afraid of it!
For more information about Jacque, make sure you visit her website and check her out on social media:
- Instagram: jacqueamadi
- Twitter: @jacqueamadi