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  • 11
    Feb 2016

    How I (mostly) make it all happen

    Last week I revealed a lot about my personal relationship with money and why I work so hard. This week I want to answer a question I get all the time:

    “Sarah, how do you do it all, and make it look so easy?”

    Short answer: I don’t do it all, and it’s not easy, but there are two things I swear by which are the foundation of my life and business.

    1. BUSINESS CONFIDENCE

    Here’s the deal, being a Mom is really, really hard.  Just last week we had to pull Marshall out of daycare, Annabelle was up all night for a week and Jonathan was down and out with pneumonia.  And I found a homeless man sleeping in my car (ok not a mom issue per se but so NOT what I needed).  It’s unpredictable, amazing, exhausting, and as soon as I feel like I’m in a rhythm, something changes. But that’s the nature of motherhood, and my only option is to embrace it… #lifegoals.

    So when it comes to my work, I don’t want it to feel like motherhood. I can’t energetically or financially afford it to be elusive, unpredictable, stressful or crazy.  I have enough of that in my life. And I bet you do too, whether you’re a mom or not.

    I realized early on that just having big dreams and lots of drive is not enough, because I spun my wheels for three years with the same dreams and chutzpah I have today.  Drama drama drama.  I remember having all of these ideas, but I didn’t have the structure to pour them into to make them a reality.  My dreams were like helium, substantial and airy but hard to hold onto, and often just disappeared into thin air.  I needed a balloon.  

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    The thing that finally made my business catch, my balloon, was learning online marketing from Marie Forleo.  I finally had a container, a system that was spelled out for me, a strategy to bring my ideas and dreams to reality and actually make money sharing them.  

    Marie just released the third video in her free training on how to make 6 or 7 figures online and it’s only available for a few more days.  This video it takes you behind the scenes of her multi-million dollar business (I know, she’s a badass) and she addresses the seven most common questions people have when starting their own business online.  

    2. I GET PAID FOR MY CALLING

    I am the first person to say that your work does not need to be your purpose. Sometimes we have a great job that pays us well, feels easy and fun and allows us to fulfill our purpose or pursue our calling outside of work.  But, that was never going to work for me.  

    The other day a friend asked me if I would still work if Jonathan made enough money to supports us. YES, absolutely.  Here’s why: whenever I see someone on a diet to lose weight, I get really pissed.  When I hear a little girl call herself fat, or my friend says she’s trying to lose weight for her upcoming vacation, I just about lose my mind. Or when a friend of mine talks about how she can’t go after what she wants because her husband will never go for it, I get so wound up I have to take the rest of the day off.  
    The work to help women stop waiting on weight, money or men to get what they want CALLS ME.  

    I wake up thinking about it at night, I get ideas in the shower, I think about my clients all.the.time. and I can clearly see a world where women spend more time tending to their souls than to everyone else’s needs or expectations and it is the most amazing place.   I need (like a heart driven intense craving) to play my role in making that world happen.

    When I am following my calling, and I get paid for it (this allows me to take care of myself and my family and provide incredible experiences for my clients) it feeds me as a woman, and if I am fed, I am good mother AND (most importantly) I feel like a whole woman.  

    So now I want to ask you, how are you going to make it all happen?  What do you need to feel like your work isn’t adding fuel to the fire but is feeding your fire?  Is there something you feel called to do? And can you imagine how freaking incredible it would be to be paid to follow that calling?  To really make a difference?  

    And imagine what it would be like to not just get paid, but to get paid REALLY WELL! To have an income that would support every desire you have.  That is possible for you!!!

    Marie Forleo’s free training is the first step to making that happen for yourself and you can access that here.

    Also, since I love B-School and am so grateful for all it has created in my life, I want to introduce you to Marie Forleo personally.  On Monday, February 15th at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, Nisha Moodley and I are are hosting a LIVE Business Jam Sesh with Marie on the phone.  

    AND we are excited tell you that Nisha and I are going to be putting one woman through B-School. Your tuition will be completely covered PLUS we’re giving that person a free ticket to our annual retreat, Live Free in San Francisco, Live More Method and Artistry of business. To enter to win this amazing gift, sign up for the call and ask Marie a question, please go here: SarahJenks.com/marieqa.

    As part of B-School Love Fest 2016 ;), I have teamed up with Nisha Moodley to bring you the most helpful, supportive, complete and soulful bonus we could think of. We are seriously so proud of what we’ve created for you. For more information about these bonuses, click here.  You can receive these three gifts for free if you sign up for B-School through us when it opens on Wednesday, February 17th.  

    I hope to “see” you on Monday!

    Love,

    Sarah

    P.S. Sometimes when I learn that someone is a multimillionaire I get really intimidated and jealous, thinking that she must have something I don’t have.  But I just need you to know that Marie is regular woman, completely self-made.  AND please know that you have everything it takes to create the abundance and wealth you desire, you just need the education and strategy to make it a reality.  I hope you can experience Marie’s genius first hand on Monday February 15th at 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern for our Business Jam Sesh.  Here’s the link one more time: SarahJenks.com/marieqa

    I’m a proud affiliate of B-School and although I may earn a referral fee based on my recommendation, I only share programs that I have personally experienced first-hand and really believe have the power to help you create the life you deserve.

     

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  • 04
    Feb 2016

    Truth: I always dreamed of marrying rich. Oops.

    I always dreamed of marrying a rich man. I mean, I also wanted to be madly in love, but I just thought it would be nice to have that whole “money thing” handled.

    On June 14th, 2011 I stood alone amongst a huge pile of moving boxes in my new living room that I now shared with my husband of three days after “following him” to San Francisco from New York.

    I left my seventeen in-person clients, friends and family to come to a city where I knew one person. Starting the morning after we arrived, Jonathan started his six-year surgery residency and his grueling schedule of 5am-9pm, 27 days a month.

    So here I was, newly married with no real business, no friends, and a husband who I didn’t see very much who made very little money. Hmmm. This was not what I had in mind.

    Look, I’m not sitting here and saying “I’m married to a doctor, poor me”, but the reality is that SIX YEARS is a longa$$ time to wait on having the life I desired. I put on my big girl pants and went all-in on creating the life and business I wanted because in that moment I knew, no one else was going to do it for me.

    The first step for me in going all-in was educating myself. If I was going to make the kind of money I wanted, and have the kind of impact I wanted to have, I had to learn how to get my message out there in a big way.

    Enter Marie Forleo.

    Marie is hilarious, warm, spiritual, has a great partnership, a wonderful life and is a freaking genius. I knew she was going to be a great teacher for me because I was insanely jealous of her (that is always the best indication). So in February 2012 I took her free marketing training (you can take it yourself here) and then enrolled in B-School and learned everything I could about marketing an online business.

    From B-School I created Live More Weigh Less and 28 people enrolled that first year and now, four years later, I have over a thousand graduates.

    Learning about online business and marketing not only allowed me to do what I care about, but it gave me the skills to build a company that supports my family in the way I desired on my timeline. It doesn’t take a rich husband, a hand out or luck to have the life you want. It takes knowing that YOU can create anything what you want plus hard work, education and A LOT of perseverance.

    Fired up? Marie’s first video in her training goes through the six pillars to creating a six or seven figure online business. You can watch it here.

    Being a proud graduate of B-School and a partner, I have teamed up with my dear friend Nisha Moodley to give you the BEST free gift we could think of when you enroll in B-School through me. Enrollment isn’t open until February 17th but you can get a sneak peek here.

    Next week I’m going to be sharing my secret to surviving (thriving? almost.) in business and motherhood, so make sure to keep an eye on your email.

    Love,

    Sarah

    P.S. In this video Marie talks about the benefits of being a “multi-passionate entrepreneur” and how it set her and her business free. If you ever feel like you can’t be put in a category or find a niche (like me), you have to watch this video: http://marieforleo.ontraport.net/t?orid=2633&opid=203.

    I’m a proud affiliate of B-School and although I may earn a referral fee based on my recommendation.

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    I only share programs that I have personally experienced first-hand and really believe have the power to help you create the life you deserve.

  • 28
    Jan 2016

    My date with SARK (she’s even more amazing than I thought)

    When my friend Amy Ahlers told me she wanted to introduce me to her best friend, I had no idea it was going to be SARK (!!!??). I remember pulling Succulent Wild Woman off of my Mom’s bedside table when I was 13 and relishing in the wisdom.  Come to think of it, it was the first self-help book I ever read, which started a whoooole thing.   

    SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) and I met for lunch in North Beach in 2013 before I was pregnant with Marshall.  At the time, I was having a lot of insecurity about my age and felt embarrassed to be so young.  I was nervous to meet Susan since I respected her so much and had no idea why she would ever want to hang out with me.  

    When she came in, you could almost see the angels, rainbows and unicorns following her.  She really is as magical as she seems.  She smiled at me so brightly and gave me the warmest embrace.  We quickly caught up on the basics, business (great great), babies (nope nope), where we live etc. etc. Then she mentioned her boyfriend…  and something shifted.

    I asked her how she met John and she told me the most romantic, gripping and exciting love story I’ve heard in a long time and the all the magic, manifestation and synchronicities that accompanied the meeting.

    Quickly the edges of time and space fell away and we were just two girls gushing over the men we love and the scandalous and magical ways we met.

     
    I told her the story of how the first time Jonathan came to my childhood home he stopped in my laundry room and asked me, shocked, “where did you get that picture?”

    “My uncle took it of me and my three siblings” I replied.

    “So strange, that looks exactly like a billboard in the Denver Airport, it was one of my favorite things to look for when we went skiing as a child, something about it always made me feel connected to those kids.”

    Completely shocked… I tell him “that was us, it was the same picture. My uncle sold a lot of his photos for advertising.”

    Somewhere deep down he just knew… magic.

    Hours later we were still shrieking, crying and clapping at every detail of each other’s love lives from my strategies to keeping the passion alive after a decade to her “no compromise” relationship rule and how they share a queen sized bunk bed.

    What shocked me the most was that John is Susan’s FIRST LOVE! She is engaged to be married for the first time at 60.

    I learned so much that day, but my biggest takeaways were that there are no rules in love and friendship, especially time, and so much of having an epic life really comes down to magic.

    People ask me about manifestation and intuition all the time and honestly, Susan does it best.  I mean, her life is so different and full of synchronicities, she has 17 best-selling books and when she was finally ready for love, despite all the “odds” being against her, she found her man. She has a great FREE Manifestation Accelerator Course, if you want to to hone this for yourself.  I know that she’s going to be talking about exactly how she manifested love.  It’s juicy.  

    Get SARK’s free Manifestation Accelerator Course here.

    In the comments I would love to know what you’re trying to manifest these days (saying it out loud is a great first step) and if you have a story of love and friendship that breaks all the rules. I would love to hear it.

    In love and magic,

    Sarah

    P.S.  Susan and her fiance John, who is a psychologist, came together to write a heartfelt, helpful, easy to apply guide on Love called Succulent, Wild Love.

    I’ve been curling up with the book nightly and am learning so much.  With two young kids, I know my partnership with Jonathan is more important than ever to the stability of our family (and my sanity).

    If you’ve ever thought that it’s too late to find love, that your time is running out, that you may never find someone

    OR

    If your relationship is flat, untended or could just use some shaking up…

    Wild Succulent Love is your book. You can buy your copy here.  xoxo

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