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1. WHO ARE YOU? TELL US A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOURSELF ...
Jessica Walman, Phoenix, Arizona, Married, 2 kiddos (ages 6 & 8), Facebook ad & sales funnel strategist.
2. WHAT DO YOU DO? TELL US MORE ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS.
I've been running my Facebook ads management business for 2 years, and the majority of people I work with are launching online programs or digital products. I do this full-time.
3. A COUPLE QUICK QUESTIONS FOR FUN ...
+ Favorite morning drink? Starbucks Caramel Macchiato
+ Introvert or Extrovert? Both
+ Currently obsessed with ... a TV show called Shooter
+ Word or theme of the year? Focus on one thing + Scale
+ Favorite indulgence? Starbucks and DQ Blizzards
4. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO CREATE A LIVE MORE, WORK LESS BUSINESS + LIFESTYLE?
To create a business that you don't do work in 24/7 (saying NO to overwhelm and exhaustion). When with the family you can feel 100% confident in putting your phone away so you are completely present. And creating the income you need so you can easily travel with family to places like the beach, Disneyland, etc.
5. WHAT ARE SOME STEPS YOU'VE TAKEN IN YOUR BUSINESS TO INTENTIONALLY MAKE IT MORE ALIGNED WITH THE WAY YOU DESIRE TO LIVE YOUR LIFE?
Hired help for my ads agency (VA, designer, ad manager when needed) and also I'm transitioning into creating online courses so I can leverage my time and help more people.
6. WHAT'S YOUR "WHY" FOR PURSUING A LIVE MORE, WORK LESS BUSINESS?
My why is to prove to myself, my family, and especially my kids, that you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to! No matter your background or circumstances. Plus, I want to create a life for my kids where I am present and able to go to school events, field trips, etc.
7. HOW DO YOU CURRENTLY STRUCTURE YOUR WORKDAY OR WEEK?
I wake up around 6am, get the kids ready for school, drop them off at school by 7:30am, and get back to my desk around 8am after munching on a small breakfast. First I check email, work on urgent matters for 1 hour, and then work on projects due for the next 2 hours. Then I eat lunch while watching Netflix for about 20 minutes, and work on my own stuff (not clients) such as my course creation, webinars, etc. for about 2 hours. I then spend the last hour on random things I need to get done for clients, before I pick the kids up from school. I also take consultation calls during the day when scheduled. Then sometimes I work in the evening after the kids go to bed (after 8pm) if I have urgent projects I'm working on (about once a week.)
8. WHAT TYPES OF HOBBIES, ACTIVITIES, AND OTHER FUN THINGS DO YOU INTENTIONALLY INCLUDE IN YOUR LIFE OUTSIDE OF YOUR BUSINESS?
Going outside - even if for a small walk. The outdoors revitalizes me and my family. I love taking the kids to get active, to places like trampoline parks or roller skating rinks. We love to swim!
9. WHAT DO YOU FIND AS THE BIGGEST STRUGGLE IN YOUR ONGOING QUEST TO BUILD A LIVE MORE, WORK LESS BUSINESS + LIFESTYLE?
Delegating. I find it hard to know exactly what to give away and what to do myself. Sometimes I feel I could just do it faster myself. So in essence, I personally need to plan out my projects better for my business so that I can delegate more in advance to alleviate the stress of delegating. But I've realized, the more I delegate, the more I make, the more freedom I have, and the happier person I am.
Jessica is a Facebook ad and sales funnel strategist. She’s worked with multi-6 figure coaches/consultants/experts and helped launch multi-5 figure programs over and over again utilizing the power of Facebook ads. She’s been featured in Evercoach, Huffington Post, and YFS Magazine.
You can find her online HERE: www.jessicawalman.com
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