Then life happened. I was a mom raising two very active boys, working full time job and always had a couple of side businesses of my own going to make ends meet. I remember as a kid my entrepreneurial spirit was born as I sold candy from my little wagon to raise money to go on a school trip. (My parents owned a grocery store and donated the goods for me to sell). I learned many a lesson from those early ventures.
As a life-long-learner, it paid off, as my path lead me down a road where I would become a certified career counsellor/life-coach/business consultant helping thousands of individuals with their career paths and businesses with their human resource requirements. Later I would lead a team where we helped over 10,000 individuals start their own home based businesses.
The next pathway led me to embracing a holistic lifestyle, learning natural modalities of Yoga, Reiki, EFT-TFT, Aromatherapy and more as the need arises in order to help others through Life Coaching
The biggest lesson I learned at a very young age was this: no matter how big the pothole I fell in on the path of life, if I wanted to accomplish something it was up to me to do it in order to support my big "WHY" of doing it - and that was to share what I learned to help others and make the world a better place.
And it all hinged on one thing - my own mindset. If I set my mind to it, my true grit would get me through it. I quickly became known as a 'trail blazer go-to-person' in spite of my quirks! "Jan always blazed her own trail!" or "Ask Jan - she knows" friends would say, and if she didn't she'd know where to refer us too! Little did they know it took a lot of praying along the way!
My ingrained belief is simple:
"Follow your dreams while doing no harm to others"