I was not always the woman that you see today: entrepreneur, physically active, positive mindset, excited to take on each day, and following my dreams to be the best version of myself.
In 2009, I left a very lucrative career in Brand Management Marketing. Yes, Corporate America (athleisure wearing me!). I thought I was doing what my education (undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business), my family, and my friends expected of me. Yes, I was on the RIGHT path but that path was not for me. Do not get me wrong, I LOVE business and marketing but I was not living MY dream or MY Truth.
At the age of 35, I was sick both physically and mentally. I was overweight, suffered from stress induced migraine headaches, and dreaded getting out of bed each day. Based on how I was feeling, I took a GIANT risk and walked away from it all only KNOWING; I deserved better.
Little did I know, that would be the BEST decision of my life. Wait, do not leave out downright scary, completely frustrating at times, and presented challenges I had never faced. It was that little voice inside, that kept saying "Keep going, you got this!" that pushed me through those times. I learned what it meant to be truly EMPOWERED and that all I needed was within ME.
It is that same tiny voice that guides me as I do things at 40Plus like bikini body building competitions, half marathons, a year going to Tony Robbins events, and taking my business to new levels. I would have never done these things when I was years younger. As I am skiing the slopes or enjoying a good workout, I am always dreaming of ways to help clients live more passionate, authentic lives that allow them to connect and achieve their dreams.
What am I passionate about today? Sharing with each and every person that I connect with to spread the word to be exactly who you are, to trust yourself, and to be #Unapologetially40Plus. If I can be that little voice in your head that says “Jacqueline would say go for it!”. Mission accomplished!
I guess I should have known at 13 years old, doing my 7th grade science fair project on Age Management and loved putting on make-up and homemade masks on anyone that I could get to sit still long enough, I would become a beauty entrepreneur with a mission of being #Unapologetically 40Plus!