Becoming Iconic Magazine Volume 19

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas

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Mother’s Day Edition A behind the scenes interview with our Editor-in-Chief: Jen Szpigiel.

Happy Mother’s Day! Whether you are a mother, you are celebrating your mother or the mother of your best fur baby, this day matters.

I was giggling with a couple of friends about how Mother’s Day can often feel like any other day I noticed over the years that on Father’s Day the dads generally get up to a great breakfast and then take off for the day to golf and have a long lunch with their friends.

Moms, well most of us get up, make breakfast for everyone and continue doing the things we normally do. Yes I love a great homemade card and my yearly gardening gift from my family but I do think there’s something more here to consider for ourselves.

Why are we not going out for long lunches, shopping at our favorite stores with friends or going to the spa on Mother’s Day? Why don’t we get a break from being a mom and caregiver for our day?

The truth is, as much as I crave that, I crave being with my kids more It’s the interesting paradox of motherhood. We want time away and when we get it, we can’t wait to get back to our kids We want space and when we get it, we miss our kids tremendously. I have never been able to figure out how to fully surrender to knowing you will crave both and want both all at the same time. I think dads have a thing or two they could help us with. I love how dads are able to be where they are and enjoy the moment without needing to justify it or feel guilt around it. You don’t see them coming home from a game of golf wearing guilt and shame that they enjoyed themselves. Instead, they walk in the door replenished from their time away, start the BBQ and throw the ball with the kids while sipping a beer. Hmmm I think they are on to something!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Editor’s Note -Jen XO

EDITOR’S NOTE

Why every mom deserves a break this Mothers Day.

JOURNAL PROMPTS

Allow these prompts to support you in noticing what are weeds and what plants need more fertilizing.

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Personal power is the ability to take radical responsibility.

ESSENSE 1: A CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION

The history behind Cinco De Mayo and some delicious drink recipes to celebrate.

TOP MOTHERS DAY GIFTS FOR THAT SPECIAL MOM IN YOUR LIFE

Here are some heartwarming ideas to make this Mother's Day truly special.

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Jen Szpigiel, the founder of Becoming Iconic and Editor-in-Chief of Becoming Iconic Magazine, embodies over two decades of entrepreneurial mentoring, fostering both financial success and personal fulfillment for her clients. With degrees in Marketing and Public Relations, she has spearheaded marketing initiatives for Fortune 500 companies while also serving as a certified Life Coach, enriching her mentorship with a holistic understanding of personal development. Under her leadership, Becoming Iconic Magazine has flourished into a multifaceted platform, complemented by her role as a top podcast host and CEO of a leading marketing and media agency. Jen's mentorship transcends mere financial gains, instilling profound shifts in belief, leadership, and innovation Her bespoke approach blends online mentorship with hands-on agency services, offering a revolutionary path to business growth Whether you ' re a budding entrepreneur or scaling a thriving business, Jen's unparalleled experience and visionary leadership promise transformative results across all facets of life and business

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Marta Hobbs is an international best-selling author, soul-led entrepreneur as well as a mentor and confidante for leaders and entrepreneurs worldwide.

As the creator of SoulCare – a meditation practice to slow down the body, quiet the mind, and reconnect with the soul - Marta teaches busy, successful professionals practical ways to bring balance to their often fast-paced, overscheduled, stress-filled lives.

Drawing on her life experiences of childhood trauma, living under communist oppression, immigration to and assimilation in the United States, successful business venture and entrepreneurial career, motherhood and marriage of 27 years, as well as her healing and spiritual journeys, Marta’s mission is to help others find freedom by finding inner peace, living lives filled with a purpose, cultivating wellness and reconnecting to their hearts. Her best-selling memoir “Unraveling” details her own journey to freedom and soul-led living and is available on Amazon.

Marta lives in Paris with her husband Jim (and their beloved toy-poodle named Daisy) where she holds exclusive luxury retreats for women teaching self-care, soul care and self-love.

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I pray that as I embraced and receive the abundance divinely flowing into my life, this generous supply is brimming over, refreshing and nourishing the lives of those around me.

I express gratitude for the very essence of motherhood, my ability to receive and contain love, then pour it out into the world. Open my eyes and enhance my awareness to the many moments of daily joy that bring pleasure and peace, deep connection to my intuition, and soul enriching community. From these experiences stem fullness and a spirit of generosity

I stand in appreciation for motherhood in its many forms and my fertility to birth new life through creativity, fresh vision, and prosperity. I acknowledge this deeply profound role and embrace the bright and glorious moments along with the sometimes achingly beautiful depths I give honor to all maternal figures and hold space, open to guidance, revealing ways I can continue the cycle of receiving fullness, nurturing, tending, and cultivating new life, blooming all around me.

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What “weeds” are in my life and business that I need to remove?

Planting seeds and reaping a harvest takes work and dedication Tending to your garden is an important part of the process. Allow these prompts to support you in noticing what are weeds and what plants need more fertilizing. P R

2 How can I trust when my garden is weeded and looks more bare that it is for the greater good?

3. What seeds have I planted that need more time and space to grow?

4. How can I fertilize my soil to have more flowers and fruit?

5. What plants are thriving? How can I support their growth?

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A monthly heart-centered article written by the Editor in Chief and Founder of Becoming Iconic, Jen Szpigiel. Jen has a reputation for being profoundly impactful for how she is able to blend vision, transparency and passion while leading and guiding others. Enjoy her personal journal entries through the Jenuine Connection that host perspectives, insights and realizations that are only shared here within the Becoming Iconic Magazine.

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Ihavewitnessedhowwecanmakeourentire life and business a rollercoaster ride of emotion through circumstantial power The dippinginandoutofbeliefforabigbusiness, aconnectedfamilyandsimplehappinessand joy based on what is happening outside of ourselves

Sooftenwegiveourpowerandbeliefoverto circumstancesandotherpeople.Wefeelgood about our business as long as customers are buying Wefeelconfidentinourleadershipas long as our community members are complimenting us. We feel great about our marriage as long as we are not arguing and connected Itgoesonandon

I have noticed how people who are giving their power over to circumstance, behave in oneortwoways Theyeitherfeeldefeatedand doubtfulaboutthemselvesandstarttosecond guess their dreams or they go into a proving energy.Overgivingandoversharingtoprove themselves

Personal poweristhe abilitytotake radical responsibility foritallno matterthe circumstance.

You hold steady during the celebrations as well as the hurdles You don’t waiver in belief when you are being challenged and you seek lessons for yourself through all things that come your way You have an unwavering commitment to becoming the greatest version of yourself and trust that all is working in your favor You no longer look outside of yourself for validation and love You are the one

Personal power is the most valuable asset to leadership and what creates the magnetic energy that people are seeking It isn’t manifesting or faking it until you make it It is a confidence and personal belief system that is seen heard and felt

I want to follow a leader who is committed to the entirety of their journey I desire to be led by someone who will make diamonds out of coal I am inspired by someone who dusts themselves off and stands straighter because of the lessons and experience they have gathered

Personal power isn t the exclusion of circumstance It s the way in which we navigate it Nothing is more attractive than a woman who is in the deep end of her life and business with an unshakable belief in herself It’s legendary and it makes someone one of the greats

-Jen XO

Marta Hobbs is a story-teller, truth seeker, spiritual teacher, soul-led mentor and entrepreneur Drawing on her life experiences of childhood trauma, immigration and assimilation, successful business venture as well as the healing and spiritual journey her mission is to help others find their own freedom.

As the creator and teacher of SoulCare(TM) - a practice to slow down the body, quiet the mind, and reconnect with the soul - Marta guides others toward healing, selfdiscovery and heart-centered living

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Copy Crafting intentional

As an entrepreneur you are pouring into your audience daily through the written words in your social media, photography captions, blog posts, emails, and sales pages. The artistry behind the words you intentionally select to express your vision are as vital to your overall brand image as your choice of photography and design templates As a business owner, notable written copy is a requirement to flourish In this article, we will discuss how this integral element has the power to elevate your brand to iconic levels.

In 2024, the landscape of business is shifting towards deep, meaningful connection and immersive client experiences that fully engage the senses. Clients are desiring a more intimate experience and are choosing to do business with coaches and companies that speak to them in a way that resonates emotionally.

They click “buy now ” when product descriptions are so luxurious they feel transported to another moment in time, a moment where they conceive their ideal future. While many businesses are experimenting with AI generated copy, the current trends support a more human touch. Although AI has many advantages, it is still less than desirable in the realm of copywriting AI generated copy lacks passion, sensitivity, and warmth Writing deeply moving copy involves tapping into emotion and artistic expression.

There is such enduring strength and quiet power in written words. I wake up each morning with a feeling of excitement, questioning, what will I write about today? I have personally experienced complete and total life transformation through daily journaling, calling upon the inspiration blank pages breath into my life.

It is soul satisfying to allow beautiful moments to linger long after they have passed. Every written detail exemplifies what it means to live a life filled with gratitude. As a copywriter, I feel connection with your mission and genuinely care about your success.

Professional copywriting that aligns with your vision consistently produces significant benefits:

Increased engagement from followers and future clients seeking the inspiring communication you share in your social media and marketing.

Mindfulness of SEO key words to enhance your rank and visibility.

Enhanced client experiences and significant improvement in the clarity of your vision.

Added aesthetic appeal to your webpage and blog through the depth of emotion and artistry of your word selection

Hours of time saved through delegating webpages, emails, blog articles, catalog content, and strategically repurposing your copy across social media.

Money saved through streamlined analysis, helping you avoid investing in messages that lack purpose and no longer align with your business goals and future vision.

Confidence that your message is being perceived in the way it is intended

A sense of direction and trajectory with a clear path towards the evolution of your business growth.

To have copy that converts, you must possess an understanding of how your content is viewed by your ideal audience. A copy audit is what I suggest as a first step. A One Hour Immersive Audit provides a quick and comprehensive baseline of how your copy is perceived by your ideal clients. Prior to our one hour virtual meeting, I analyze your website, emails, landing pages and social media captions to process the overall experience of your voice and brand During our meeting,

we discuss a detailed strategy of what areas could use transformation and what order these suggestions should take place for maximum impact and sustained flow. We also discuss your budget and what services will give you the biggest impact within that budget.

Contrary to what many business owners fear, copywriting services will add to your authentic voice. It does not diminish your message or detract from your own unique personality The true essence of your purpose remains, displayed in a way that is enhanced and refined. Copywriting serves as a tool, similarly to branding and marketing, to allow you to present yourself in your most elevated, iconic form.

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The way to invite an opulent lifestyle into your world is through the intentionality of elevating all of your senses. Luxury is found within the details. esSENSE is here to inspire you to create experiences that turn moments into gorgeous memories. Learn about the most iconic places, products, sounds, tastes and sights to immediately raise your standards of excellence within your life and business.

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As May rolls around, many across the globe gear up to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, a vibrant and culturally significant holiday observed predominantly in Mexico and the United States While often associated with festive parades, colorful decorations, and lively music, Cinco De Mayo holds deeper historical significance, commemorating Mexico's victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Let's dive into the essense of this spirited celebration and explore some delicious drink ideas to elevate your Cinco De Mayo fiesta. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco De Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16th. Instead, it marks a pivotal moment in Mexican history when a smaller, poorly equipped Mexican army triumphed over the formidable French forces in the Battle of Puebla Although the victory did not ultimately thwart French occupation, it became a symbol of Mexican resilience, unity, and pride

Today, Cinco De Mayo serves as a celebration of Mexican culture, heritage, and identity, both within Mexico and among Mexican communities around the world From vibrant street festivals and traditional dance performances to mouthwatering culinary delights, the holiday offers a kaleidoscope of experiences that showcase Mexico's rich tapestry of traditions.

Start your fiesta with the quintessential Cinco De Mayo cocktail – the margarita Combine tequila, lime juice, and triple sec in a shaker with ice, then strain into a salt-rimmed glass for a zesty and invigorating libation.

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Put a tropical twist on the traditional michelada by adding fresh mango puree to the mix. Rim a glass with Tajin seasoning, then pour in Mexican lager, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and mango puree for a fruity and spicy concoction that's sure to please.

Pay homage to Mexico's beloved horchata with a creamy and indulgent cocktail Combine rum, horchata, cinnamon syrup, and a splash of vanilla extract in a shaker with ice, then strain into a glass and garnish with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon for a delightful treat.

Fans of flavored Margaritas may find a new favorite drink in this fruity mid-century classic from Trader Vic’s Book of Food and Drink. The refreshing cocktail combines reposado tequila with the black currant liqueur crème de cassis, lime juice, and ginger beer

Created by famed bartender Phil Ward while he was working at New York City’s Death & Co, this cocktail helped kick off the mezcal craze in the U.S. The simple combination of reposado tequila, mezcal, agave nectar, and Angostura bitters is easy to re-create at home.

For a refreshing and citrusy option, opt for the Paloma, Mexico's beloved grapefruit-based cocktail. Mix tequila, grapefruit soda, lime juice, and a pinch of salt in a glass filled with ice, then garnish with a wedge of fresh grapefruit for a tangy and invigorating sip.

Beat the heat with a cooling and vibrant agua fresca infused with juicy watermelon and a hint of spice Blend fresh watermelon chunks with lime juice, agave nectar, and a dash of cayenne pepper, then strain and serve over ice for a refreshing and invigorating beverage.

Cinco De Mayo is more than just a day of revelry; it's a celebration of resilience, unity, and cultural pride. Whether you ' re raising a glass to Mexican history or simply indulging in festive flavors, these drink ideas are sure to add an extra dash of excitement to your Cinco De Mayo fiesta. Cheers to a day filled with joy, camaraderie, and the vibrant spirit of Mexico!

Top Mothers Day Gift Ideas:

As Mother's Day approaches, it's time to honor the incredible women who have shaped our lives with love, wisdom, and boundless strength. Show your appreciation with a thoughtful gift that reflects her unique personality and celebrates her unwavering devotion Here are some heartwarming ideas to makethisMother'sDaytrulyspecial

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Tonic Bloom Floral Subscription

Brighten Mom's day all year round with a subscription to Tonic + Bloom's exquisite floral arrangements. Each month, she'll receive a stunning bouquet of fresh blooms curated by expert florists, bringing a touch of beauty and joy to her home.

Brunch for Mom at Louix Louis

Treat Mom to a sumptuous brunch experience at Louix Louis, where she can indulge in delectable cuisine and elegant surroundings. From classic breakfast favorites to decadent desserts, this brunch outing will be a delightful culinaryjourneyshewon'tsoonforget.

HouseCleaningServicePackage

Take the stress out of Mom's day-to-day life with a house cleaning service package. Treathertoaprofessionalcleaningsessionthatleavesherhomesparklingcleanand meticulouslyorganized,givinghermoretimetorelaxandenjoythethingssheloves.

WhiteOaksSpaDay

Give Mom the gift of relaxation with a blissful spa day at White Oaks Resort & Spa. From soothing massages and rejuvenating facials to tranquil meditation sessions and access to luxurious amenities, she'llenjoyadayofpamperingandself-carethatleavesherfeelingrefreshedandrejuvenated

Dyson Air Wrap

Treat mom to the ultimate hair styling experience with the Dyson Airwrap. This revolutionary tool uses the power of air to effortlessly curl, wave, smooth, and volumize hair without extreme heat damage, ensuring a salon-quality look from the comfort of home. With its versatile attachments and customizable settings, the Dyson Airwrap is the perfect gift for any mom looking to achieve beautiful, healthy hair effortlessly.

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Care Basket

Show Mom how much you care with a thoughtfully curated care basket filled with indulgent treats and pampering essentials. Include luxurious eye gels to refresh tired eyes, her favorite bottle of wine for a relaxing evening, gourmet candies for sweet indulgence, a silky gemstone-infused sleep mask for restful nights, and soothing CBD bath bombs for ultimaterelaxation.

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This Mother's Day, express your love and appreciation for Mom with gifts that cater to her every need and desire. Whether it's a floral subscription to brighten her home, a brunch outing for a memorable dining experience, a spa day for ultimate relaxation, a house cleaning service to alleviate herworkload,oracarebasketfilledwiththoughtfulgoodies, thesegiftsaresuretomakeherfeelcherishedandadored.

Illuminate mom ' s skincare routine with the Red Light Therapy Mask, the perfect Mother's Day gift for radiant, youthful skin. This innovative mask uses red LED light therapy to stimulate collagen production, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and improve skin texture and tone.Treathertoaspa-likeexperienceat home and help her achieve a luminous complexionshe'lllove.

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Indulge your lips in luxurious hydration with Dior's Lip Oil, a musthave addition to your spring beauty routine. Infused with nourishing oils, this luscious formula glides on smoothly, enveloping your lips in a veil of moisture Say goodbye to dry, chapped lips and hello to a soft, supple pout that's ready to take on the day. Whether you ' re rocking a natural look or adding a touch of gloss to your favorite lipstick, Dior's Lip Oil is sure to become your go-to essential for a fresh and radiant springtime glow.

As the vibrant energy of spring fills the air, it's the perfect time to breathe new life into every aspect of our lives, including our makeup routine. Just as we declutter our living spaces, spring cleaning our makeup drawers can rejuvenate our beauty regimen and inspire fresh, radiant looks for the season ahead. Let's explore some essential products to consider adding to your collection for a springtime refresh.

Fenty Cheek Products

Elevate your spring glow with Fenty's range of cheek products, renowned for their inclusive shade range and buttery-smooth formulas. Whether you prefer a subtle flush or a sun-kissed radiance, Fenty offers blushes, bronzers, and highlighters to suit every skin tone and aesthetic. Sweep on a pop of color or a hint of shimmer to awaken your complexion and channel the vibrancy of the season

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Charlotte Tilbury Bronzer

Embrace the sun-kissed glow of spring with Charlotte Tilbury's iconic bronzer, beloved by beauty enthusiasts worldwide for its silky texture and natural finish. Infused with hydrating ingredients and light-reflecting pigments, this bronzer effortlessly enhances your complexion, imparting a warm, luminous radiance that evokes the essence of springtime

Lady Gaga Foundation

Elevate your spring glow with Fenty's range of cheek products, renowned for their inclusive shade range and buttery-smooth formulas. Whether you prefer a subtle flush or a sun-kissed radiance, Fenty offers blushes, bronzers, and highlighters to suit every skin tone and aesthetic Sweep on a pop of color or a hint of shimmer to awaken your complexion and channel the vibrancy of the season.

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Add a touch of luminosity to your spring m cheekbone highlight pencil, perfect for achie within glow. Sweep the pencil along the high including the cheekbones, brow bones, and cu for an instant boost of radiance that cap springtime beauty.

as we bid farewell to the remnants of winter and welcome the vibrant energy of spring, let us not overlook the transformative power of refreshing our makeup routines By decluttering our cosmetic collections and exploring new products suited for the season, we invite a sense of renewal into our lives. Embracing the opportunity to experiment with fresh colors and textures can inspire confidence and creativity as we step into the sunnier days ahead. Let this spring be a time of reinvention and self-discovery, where every brushstroke and application becomes a celebration of the beauty that surrounds us.

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Meet the heart-led visionaries and industry leaders gracing the pages of Becoming Iconic Magazine Each month, we feature a diverse ensemble of extraordinary men and women who share their insights and wisdom, enriching our magazine with transformative ideas and authentic narratives. Their contributions embody the spirit of innovation and empowerment, resonating deeply with our readers and exemplifying the ethos of Becoming Iconic.

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Four Pillars to Support Your Ravishing ReBLOOM

There is unmistakable beauty found in embracing the raw and very real process of renewal. 2023 was a personal year of transformation for me, a time of healing, growing, rediscovering, pivoting, nurturing and slowly blossoming into a new stage of life.

Through my own evolution process, experiencing an inner winter and then a glorious spring, the reBLOOM brand and podcast emerged Four foundational pillars were the essence of my new chapter, as I became acquainted with my authentic voice and began my own process of reblooming. Today, these four pillars that supported me in my own growth are also transforming the lives of the women I coach, allowing them to flourish.

PILLAR ONE: PURPOSE AND SELF DISCOVERY PILLAR TWO: MINDSET AND PERSONAL GROWTH

When two of my three children moved out, I felt like I had lost my identity, my purpose, and myself. All that I had known for the last 24 years had suddenly shifted. I was absolutely devastated. There were times when I would curl up on the couch in my living room with my blanket and coffee, crying all morning. There were nights when I would go to bed, lay under my covers, and cry myself to sleep. I felt so alone, but fought the urge to fill that empty space. Contrary to what seemed like the solution on the surface, I did not want to see anyone or mindlessly fill that void. I simply needed that time to be alone, sit with all of my feelings, and fully process my emotions. I needed to grieve and rediscover who I was in this new life season.

What was important to me?

What were my priorities?

What roles as a woman did I want to fully embrace?

What areas in my life did I want to nurture and grow?

These were such meaningful questions, but at the beginning of the process, I did not have any substantial answers. In fact, it took six months of connecting weekly with my life coach, weekly appointments with my doctor, meaningful conversations with friends, running, and spending time in nature before clarity came.

If you are feeling lost or feeling like you no longer have a purpose, give yourself grace instead of giving up on yourself. I promise clarity will come with time. Reach out and find the support and the guidance you are desiring. Listen to your intuition. Allow yourself to grieve and express your feelings of being lost or hopeless, but do not make this grief your permanent home.

What are your best qualities? What do you love about yourself? What are your personal values?

After establishing the first pillar by allowing space to process my emotions, it was time for some deep reflection. I had to get to know the 45 year old woman that was looking back at me in the mirror At this time in my life, I really did not know who she was. Somewhere along the way in all of my roles as a woman (daughter, mother, wife, sister, granddaughter, auntie, friend, leader, dog mom) I had lost myself My identity was in all of these roles, and when I stepped out of these roles, I was no longer clear on what Tiffany loved. I was not sure what my best qualities were or what my personal values were. I had not taken the time to look within and get to truly know myself I had to anchor my personal beliefs, my aspirations, and my core values. It was time to get to know who I was and evolve into this new season of my life.

What limitations had I put on myself personally, both consciously and even subconsciously? On an even deeper level I needed to ask, why had I put these limitations on myself? This was a time to be true to myself and fully trust myself as I reflected and answered these inner questions. I wrote the answers in my journal, and as I consistently wrote, I witnessed direction, stability, resilience, compassion, self improvement, ambition and harmonious structure develop.

PILLAR THREE: PHYSICAL AND OVERALL WELLBEING

When I began this process in January 2023, my body was yelling at me, and I had to start listening. To rebloom, I could no longer ignore what my body was telling me.

It was screaming. It was stressed.

It was exhausted

It was sad.

It was lonely

It was unsettled.

My body felt toxic.

I remember having a conversation with my husband and sharing with him that I did not feel like myself, and I did not like how I was feeling. I knew that it was time for me to work on myself. No one was coming to save me. I was deeply depressed which meant my body needed replenishment and rest. It was time for me to honour myself

I started to have honest conversations with really special women in my life, the type of women with quiet strength, willing to carry me when I could no longer carry myself. By being vulnerable, authentic, and open during these conversations, I received an aligned recommendation for a doctor. Finding someone that I fully trusted with my overall health and well being was a vital step. My body was full of toxins and I needed to completely detox in order to release the mental, physical and emotional build-up I had been accumulating and holding onto for years. If you want something different, you need to do something different, right?

The first step was to eliminate anything that was not serving my body I have lived with an autoimmune disease for 24 years, and at times, I felt like this autoimmune disease was in control of my life It was time for me to take control, change my food choices immediately, nourish my body, and heal! For six months, I completely removed gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol, dark shade vegetables, and most caffeine. I added MCT Oil, magnesium, vitamin K2, vitamin D3, cranberry, prebiotics, probiotics, and greens. During this time, I fully detoxed my liver, colon, and adrenals. I had weekly body treatments including acupuncture, massage, and anything else I sensed my body needed I met with my doctor weekly and remained 100% disciplined, following his personalized plan that he created for me. It was not easy, but nothing worth working for is easy, and my health was worth working for. Afterall, if you no longer have your health, you no longer have anything.

Today, I am still very disciplined. For the first time in 24 years, I am happy to share with you that I am in control! I no longer suffer with inflammation. I am not a doctor or a naturopath so I do not provide medical advice, but I am passionate about sharing my own personal health journey If you feel like you are no longer in control of your health, I highly encourage you to do your research and find the support and guidance you are desiring. Your health is worth working for, and it is a pivotal part of your reblooming

PILLAR FOUR: CAREER AND LEADERSHIP

Over the past 20 years, I have built a gorgeous global business from my home centered around my children. I was a stay-at-home mom and still had a thriving income It was the perfect business model for me. I could adapt my work schedule around my family’s full schedule. It worked well for 20 years until one day it didn’t Two of my three children moved out and I was no longer needed in the same capacity in my role of being a stay-at-home mom.

It was time for me to pivot and shift my time, energy and focus from parenting to life coaching. Which is my purpose behind launching the reBLOOM brand and podcast I have had the privilege of leading, supporting, and guiding other women entrepreneurs in building global businesses for the past 20 years. When I was going through my personal transformation in 2023, I realized that my purpose and calling was to continue to support women entrepreneurs in business. And, to also support women navigating hard personal life seasons and transformations. We do not have to go through these difficult seasons alone. And, I feel compelled to guide, support and lead women that are willing to stretch out onto the skinny branch to grow, discover, evolve, rebloom and become all of who they are meant to be This is how my reBLOOM brand blossomed into what it is today. I decided to launch the podcast at the end of 2023 - reBLOOM with Tiffany Haugrud. It is a podcast that serves women who want to discover and fully embrace who they are meant to be I felt like I had so much to share as a mom of three, with 20 years of experience building businesses globally, and having navigated a personal transformation. I wholeheartedly believe that our purpose evolves during all of the changing seasons of our life Embracing these changes instead of resisting them is essential for our overall well-being. Sometimes we have to surrender and give ourselves grace as we navigate through challenges, learn valuable lessons, let go of the past, and release what is holding us back It is through this process we discover our purpose, the true essence of who we are, and we can reBLOOM.

On the podcast you will hear from many beautiful women sharing their transformations and personal life experiences. Guests have shared intimate moments where they grieved the loss of a child, made the decision to become sober, finding their soulmate, and many other poignant examples. My beautiful guests are willing to be vulnerable and share their personal reBLOOM stories with the hopes to inspire other women to embrace transformation

Having experienced my own personal ReBloom, I would be honored to walk through this process with you personally and am available to support you with compassion and wisdom through my Certified Life Coaching and/or through my Podcast:

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HANNAH NIEVES STRATEGIC BUSINESS ADVISOR CEO & FOUNDER OF MAISON | HN HAUS
Meet Maison
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There’s something powerful when women can join forces and cocreate, ideate and

define the future trajectory of our industries. We’re ushering a new era of technology, connection, and networking for high-net-worth founders - introducing Maison. An AI powered private network for high net worth women founders looking to redefine success, influence and wealth.

When creating new ventures we must ask ourselves - what’s the intention behind the vision? When I went out to create Maison I wanted a fresh perspective from the archaic old boys social club. I wanted something private, exclusive, innovative and intentional as I knew this platform and software was going to be much bigger than what I’ve seen before.

If you ’ re in this face of reinvention I’m going to share a few things we looked at when developing Maison that will be helpful for you in your journey.

#1:YouNeed toHavea ClearVision

When I first had the download on what Maison was going to be and the problem it solved in the world I was sitting at an event on Necker Island listening to Richard Branson share the Elders and the impact they were making and it left me thinking - if he can do this why can’t I? I knew we had powerful women in our network and I needed a way to cultivate them so we as a collective could create actual change.

Your vision needs to be clear and bigger than just your own needs / desires There’s nothing wrong with having a business sustain and also curate your own lifestyle However, when you ’ re building something bigger than yourself you need a clear vision and mission that your clients and audience can rally behind.

#2:Lead With Innovation

You don’t need to be the first but you do need to innovate In fact you most likely won’t be the first and that’s OK! With the rise of AI and technology we need to view our work and the problems we ’ re

solving through the lens of – how can technology aid or enhance this experience?

We solved two problems when building Maison by building in a visibility tool that will not only personally match them to unique media, podcast and speaking opportunities but it will help craft their pitch for them. As someone who did this for a living I wanted a way to make this knowledge, resources more accessible.

So we did just that.

We built our own platform because I knew the features we would build were just getting started and I knew that it needed a custom approach.

#3:Lead With Authentic Connection vs.Just Volume

I foresee Maison being a platform that spans globally in terms of impact. It’s designed and being built to have the ability to be integrated across the world but with intention and intimacy being at the forefront.

Users and customers desire to be seen and heard and crave true authentic connections – give them that in your product.

#3:Lead With Authentic Connection vs.Just Volume

When designing Maison I wanted to curate the right room, the right experiences, the right technology and the right vetting requirements. The art of curation is one that takes intention but also intuition – knowing your audience.

One of the things we did differently with Maison was have an application form with verification checks and reference checks. But you might be thinking – you might lose people with the extra step.

Yes, you ’ re right we might.

But I knew the right woman would align with the Maison values and would see this curation as a benefit to what she was creating.

MEET MARTAHOBBS

My life completely fell apart shortly after all my dreams came true. It was when I thought I had it all – a loving husband, two beautiful kids, a successful business which I just sold – that I finally faced the question I was always answering from the outside of myself:

“Who was I?”
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At 38 years old I reached the successful and lucrative exit many entrepreneurs only dream of. After starting and running a business together with my husband – a company which generated $2.5 billion in revenue during the 14 years we owned it –we sold CheapCaribbean.com for enough money for me to retire before my 39 th birthday Not only that, but we had also just moved to the place I had dreamed of living since I was 5 – Paris.

I sat on the floor of our new and still unfurnished Parisian townhouse one day, laptop on my knees, impatiently refreshing the computer screen which reflected my bank account’s balance. French internet was so slow back then and the moment seemed to stretch on forever, when finally, it hit. At the same time a text arrived from my husband who was in the Caribbean with the simple words: “It’s here!” I stared at the number of 0’s under my name I did not think I would ever see in my lifetime, frozen in shock “OMG We did it!!!” I texted him back. Within seconds, we were on the phone together, crying. It is an indescribable feeling – pride, celebration, disbelief, relief, joy but also grief. And it all hits at the same time. This was our third baby, afterall, and it was time to let it go.

To mark this occasion, we took a very special family trip to our favorite Caribbean island, bringing our children and my parents to celebrate with us. It turned out even more unforgettable than we expected After 10 days of bliss, white-sand beaches, pink champagne, sunshine, laughter and family meals – it was time to go back to “real life”

But what even was that?

As I washed the dishes after our last dinner in paradise, my heart fluttered. This sometimes happened to me but that night, it didn’t stop. Instead, it intensified, as I started to lose my vision, feel numbness in my toes and fingers and dizziness and terror swooped in. “Are you OK” Jim asked me, and for the first time in my life, I said “No. Help me. Please get my parents.” Before I knew it, I was in a car to the island’s hospital, convinced I was dying As we drive at midnight down the curvy, dark, narrow roads to the island’s main town, I was pleading with the moon not to take me. I was begging of God to let me watch my children grow up I was asking the Universe “Why? Why me? Why now?” and simultaneously praying and throwing a toddler fit of “This isn’t fair! Things just finally got good for me!” After a night’s stay in the emergency room, conversations with the well-tanned doctor in broken French and a long list of blood work and exams, I was released the next morning They didn’t know what the problem was, and everything seemed just fine. That was the worst news ever, because it meant that at any given moment this unexplainable “heart attack” thing could come back For the first time in my life, I took anti-anxiety pills and slept for the next 24 hours. We flew home to Paris two days later, me terrified the whole time that my heart would stop in the middle of the flight over the Atlantic Ocean and my life would be over.

Back in France the journey to discover what happened begun. Doctors, tests, specialists, strange diagnoses, more medication – all along with the daily experience of the Saint Barths episode A few months later I would learn, these were panic attacks, but I still did not understand what they were and why they came.

And why now? Now, when life was supposed to be even more amazing than before; now that I arrived at the point everyone said was the peak and the ultimate Why instead of everlasting happiness did I get this daily dying instead? And so, desperate for answers, I started seeking…

Therapy.

Prayer. Books.

of all sorts – trauma, child development, neuroscience, anatomy, philosophy, psychology, relationships, healing of the mind, body and spirit. I read spiritual texts of all religions searching for answers, knowing the medicines I started taking were just helping me feel stable in life again, but the keys to all of this were much deeper than my outer shell. I looked at how I grew up, how I became who I became, what drove me in life to such massive success and why this way of functioning finally broke me. This was the end of who I had been up until that moment – and an invitation into a sacred birth of something new – someone new. My soul came knocking at last… Up until then - my identity was my work, my job title My identity was being a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend. Everything I had done for others – was who I thought I was. All of it defined me. When life took me out of the game and stripped me of my “roles,” I started to see If I can’t perform any of these “jobs,” then who am I?

Who am I when I am just BEING and not DOING? I had taken on the persona of a warrior early on in my life – a child growing up in communism, an immigrant coming to America not speaking a word of English –

I had to fight hard in life just for my rightful space in it. My body was always in a fighter’s stance and my mind knew that this way – I could get anything I wanted, I could become anyone I desired to be. If I just fought for it and worked my ass of And it proved successful.

It worked so well that I reached my dream job of working at NBC-tv in New York City right after graduating college It worked so well that nobody could tell I was a foreigner. I could figure out anything, problem-solve all the things, manage any crises, and nothing was impossible. And in this energy, with this mentality, my husband and I build our empire – Jim adding his own story to mine beautifully We were unstoppable together.

The thing was, that the way the entrepreneurial journey begun was rooted in fun and play We fell in love with an island, wanting to live on the beach, desiring to spread our passion for the Caribbean to others. We wanted to create a life that felt like a vacation vs needing to get away from our reality And we did It was exciting, joyful, thrilling and challenging. We loved it so much that we lived it and breathed it. We became the company – our essence infused into every aspect of it. And it worked – until it didn’t

Until the thing grew so big and so fast that we simply lost ourselves in it There was no separation - I thought my job defined me. I felt unstoppable, unbreakable, invincible. I was a trailblazer and the only woman on our executive team. Our business was breaking all kinds of records and rules, completely re-inventing the way travel was done– online. Before I knew it, 500 people

reported up to me and we had multiple offices in the USA along with several in the Caribbean and Mexico and even Canada. Our passion project became a large business – and with that came pressures and expectations I was completely unfamiliar with. And I did what I always had done – I figured it out. I pushed through. I toughened up and problem-solved I was a master at this.

What I wasn’t doing, while pouring out into others and the business, was taking care of myself, looking after my own heart. I functioned purely out of fight and flight and in constant stress mode. It was comfortable for me because it was familiar But it wasn’t sustainable. It had to buckle. What came at the time of sale was the burnout I had been successfully pushing off till there was time and space. When life slowed down, when my calendar had some openings in it, when I learned the French way of “joie de vivre,” and found myself in a loving community of women – something felt safe enough to come up from within me. It was the old pain, the terror of my childhood – and the effort of years of stuffing it down.

The panic attack in Saint Barths was just the crack – a small opening in the perfect facade I created and presented to the world outside. Nobody understood when things fell apart and I couldn’t show up for lunches or Sunday service anymore –because my life was so amazing! How could I not be happy? How could I have problems? How could I not be thankful for all I had? It simply wasn’t allowed. But – there it was. And while feeling guilt and shame over how I felt, I had to face it – I had to face myself. Still new in a foreign country, it turned out that I wasn’t just a stranger in America and then in France – I was a stranger to myself internally. I had no clue who I was outside what I did for other people… A decade later, I accompany powerful women doing massive things in the world. I come along their side as a safe space to express the complexities of what it means to be a woman in leadership – the one who needs to show up strong and certain to her team –but needs space to clear everything that gets in the way of that on her own time. I become the companion that I so needed myself back then, reminding women not to repress, not to power through, not to force their way to the next level of leadership – but to soften, look within and love and accept what is present. I remind them of who they are – their soul, their essence – which gets expressed through their work They are not their work You are not your job, you are not your company. That is just an avenue you get to use as a woman to express your actual identity through – the powerful life force that you are – the limitless, boundless, endless you which is so much larger than the roles you chose to play for a while here on this planet

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The sacredness of this work is hard to describe but I do life with the women I mentor, and it is how they reach their truest potential as human beings – it’s why they create the massive things they create. I expand their visions of what is possible by sharing how I reached the levels of success I did. I share not just what worked for our business but to me, the most important part of my wisdom, is what I learned as a leader of a 2.5 billion dollar company - what to do and what NOT to do on your way there. I don’t know anyone else in my world who has reached this level and I believe I had gone there for a reason – to be the lighthouse for others on their way there. I also believe my “breaking point” was absolutely necessary and ahead of its time.

These days there are so many women breaking the glass ceiling and expanding to the levels of wealth unimaginable for us for so long. But the way they are going about it are similar to my story – and I know how that story ends. I foresee a lot of burnout and loss of love and passion for the work many entrepreneurs start Chasing wealth, chasing more, the narrative of “ you can have it all” – can be damaging when we do not take the time to look inwards, when we lose ourselves in the pursuit of our goals because we go at it a little too hard, a bit too forceful – wanting it all – at the same time.

My luxury retreats in Paris are for women who have reached the wealth, career, success levels they always wanted but feel unfulfilled. Those who have it all but also feel this nagging “there is more to life than this.” The “ more ” they are longing for is not external “stuff” but internal depth.

It is their connection to themselves they are seeking and the intent behind my retreats is to reconnect women with their hearts, their bodies, their intuition, their feminine wisdom by stripping away the layers of should’s, must’s, and need to’s and bringing them back to the energy of play, pleasure and joy – doing so in a sacred sisterhood, allowing yourself to be fully seen, held and loved. Through my own journey of healing, selfdiscovery and inner work I have developed a practice which helps others connect to their inner world SoulCare is a mediation I have created after a decade of studying, learning, healing and understanding myself. Offered in several Four Seasons hotels, it is the core pillar of my Paris retreats. The transformation that started in Paris and continues to deepen daily – is what I invite the women into during our three days together. SoulCare, self-care, self-love are our themes – as well as inner and outer beauty Beauty has been a sacred gateway to the abundant nature of who I am. What happens to a woman when she is surrounded by beauty, luxury and elegance and finally understands that everything on the outside only reflects her inner realty?

Can she open enough to receive this, to remember this, to embody this – and begin to savor all of what life has to offer. This experience is my life’s work – the offering of my heart – taking my own pain and transmuting it into something so gorgeous, so luxurious, so loving Of course – because this is who I am. And I want to help you see, feel and believe that this is who you are too. this is your sacred invitation to the journey of coming home.

So, “Meet Me in Paris –

With much love, Marta Hobbs

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Jen has been building businesses and babies for over eighteen years. From sparking her entrepreneurial journey with two under two as a stay-at-home mom to now being a mom of four with seven streams of income, Jen is THE most powerful teacher and mentor to other Mompreneurs.

Below are the questions you asked Jen and her wisdom and guidance to support you to love the experience of blending motherhood with business.

Q: I ALWAYS FEEL GUILTY! I AM WORKING ON MY BUSINESS AND FEEL GUILTY FOR NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO MY CHILDREN AND VISA VERSA. HELP!

I have so much to say about this. Firstly, guilt is your first indication of being in an unnatural state. Guilt comes from fear. What are you fearing? Are you fearing hurting your kids by building this business? Do you fear missing the opportunity to build your business because of the demands of being a mom? I often found my guilt came from a fear of missing something. It stemmed from unnecessary urgency. I believed that I would miss my kids important moments and stages or miss my chance to build a legacy and become irrelevant. It’s just not true. It’s a sneaky narrative to buy into the idea that we are chasing time and only have a small window of opportunity. What if time became your entrusted partner and you start to realize the time you are gaining by building a business from wifi. This is why entrepreneurship is so wonderful for families It allows you to have the best of both worlds!

My other piece of advice is to look at how you may be trying to keep these worlds apart from one another. When I am working at keeping my kids out of my business and my business away from my kids, it’s exhausting. As I write this, I’m laying in bed with my youngest daughter because she’s home sick. She knows I am writing to moms to offer them the life we have created and I am able to be curled up in bed with her. My presence is here, with both. I am a mom and an entrepreneur. Of course my greatest title is mom but I am also committed to being the best of myself by contributing my gifts to the world through my business Stop allowing your worlds to compete It’s never been a competition.

Q: I WANT TO CREATE BALANCE IN MY LIFE. I NEVER FEEL LIKE I HAVE ANY BALANCE AND I’M EXHAUSTED.

Well, balance is a LIE! This is one of my top topics I speak about on podcasts. What are you seeking? Balance would mean that everything and everyone should receive equal parts of you So you would need to track time spent with each of your children, with your friendships, your health, your business, your relationship to ensure that everything and everyone got the same and equal parts of you. It’s the only way to “balance” it all Which if you think about it isn’t fair to anyone in your life or yourself. Imagine you said to your partner, I spent two hours working on my business today so I must spend two hours now with you to make sure I’m balanced. How forced and how insulting to everyone and everything

Instead, what I have realized is what we are actually desiring is harmony. The feeling of peace, presence and a day well lived. Harmony means that you are honoring what needs your attention in that moment and being fully present to it. It’s when I’m trying to do it all, at the same time, that I feel depleted I always focus on the quality of attention and presence to the person or task that I am doing. This has harmonized my life where I no longer feel like everything needs the same amount of attention so that I am simply being in the moment with all that I’ve got

Q: MY HUSBAND AND KIDS MAKE DIGS AT ME. THEY SAY I’M ALWAYS WORKING AND I’M NOT. IT TRIGGERS ME AND I AM STARTING TO FEEL RESENTFUL.

They know our buttons and our hearts don’t they?! They know that nothing agitates our spirit more than the feeling or judgment of not being a “good mom ” . So when little remarks like “ you ’ re always working” come up, I would bet this gets a reaction from you I imagine they get what they want, your attention. Good or bad, they got it

I found this scenario to be a great practice of personal responsibility This happens in my life too It’s usually a guarantee that someone wants my attention with four kids and a husband At that moment I ask myself “is being on my phone right now necessary for the fulfillment of my work responsibilities or do I need to hold myself accountable to shutting it down for now for family responsibilities”? The answer is the answer.

I hold myself responsible for realizing that I have boundaries and practices in place to allow myself to be a mom, wife or CEO without distraction. A clear schedule is imperative and more importantly the discipline to stick to it As an entrepreneur there is always going to be something more we can do. Do you have the discipline to stick to your schedule so that you are not constantly available to your business? This goes back to the fear of feeling like you may miss out on something Your business is there to support you to be present with your family. Allow it to do that for you and put it down and enjoy the flexibility of entrepreneurship.

The flip side is also important to discuss Working and growing a business requires your time and attention. I found sharing what I am doing and what my clients are creating help my kids and family support me especially when they see me on my phone. They know I am supporting families to experience what we have and so they see the value of me working hard on my business

I also have a family dream board and let the kids build a vision for what we can create together as a result of my hard work. I’ll never forget when I told my two oldest kids that if they were able to give me the grace and understanding for the next three months to heavily invest my time into my business growth, that when I reached my goal, I would take them to Disney. I surprised them after those three months on a surprise trip to Disney It was absolutely amazing!!

They encouraged me to work over those three months because there was something in it for them (huge accountability) and I was able to thank them for their support on a memorable trip Involve your family more in what you ’ re doing. In the age of mindless scrolling, tell them what you are doing on your phone and why At the same time, have the responsibility to know when to put it down and look up to be present with your kids

Q: I HAVE A SMALL CHILD AND I DON’T KNOW WHETHER TO JUST ENJOY HIM AS A BABY AND TODDLER OR BUILD MY BUSINESS? HE’S GROWING SO FAST

Who said you had to choose? Who said you couldn’t do both? Why do you have to sacrifice your dreams of building a legacy which is ultimately for your child in order to be a great mom? The truth is there is never a perfect time or age to start building a business Every age requires attention and dedication to our children. I used to think the older they got, the less they would need me. I found the older they got, the more my presence and attention was needed. Teens especially! I am telling you as a mom who has done this with newborns, toddlers, pre teens, teens and now young adults, you will always want to be there for them and the greatest gift we can give our children is our time and love. Allow the business to be the catalyst to that Build a business that enables you to prioritize your life. Scale it to a place where you are able to curate your days and build your life around your business.

Women have been told that the best moms are the ones who are selfless. The ones who give everything up for their children I believe the greatest moms are the ones who are living their most authentic and fulfilling lives. A woman who wakes up on purpose every day and is willing to become the fullest version of themselves is a gorgeous example to her children and the evidence of what’s possible for them Enjoy your son AND thrive as a woman. You don’t have to choose.

Q: HOW DO YOU DO IT? I DON’T THINK I COULD DO WHAT YOU DO JEN!

No one is meant to do what I am doing the way I am doing it I would love for my big audacious life and business to inspire and motivate women to stand up and make every day count. I would hope that witnessing me is a living example of how we have infinite capacity. I so deeply believe in women. I so desperately want to look women in the eye and show them their potential for more. I dream of being a spark to women deciding to go all-in on themselves and stop playing so small.

I have never had a personality to blend in. I am always seeking how to become a better version of myself. It’s my prayer.

It is also important to know that I don’t do this alone I built my business to a place where I have a full time executive team. I have support in my personal life to help with the kids. It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a village to raise a business.

Do I hold and accomplish a lot within my days? Yes! It is the most fulfilling and rewarding feeling in the world to know that I squeeze every last drop out of every day. I am highly intentional about it. You can do the same. It’s just a matter of whether you ’ re willing to see what you ’ ve got and the capacity you have for all you have ever dreamed of and more.

Q: I’M NOT A MOM YET. WHAT IS IT LIKE TO HAVE CHILDREN AND DO WHAT YOU DO IN BECOMING ICONIC?

It’s my heaven on earth. I get to wake up before my family and have sacred time alone with myself and God. I greet my children every morning and get to cook them a hot breakfast and make a delicious lunch for them Every day I kiss them as they get on the bus and off the bus.

I spend my days pouring into the world and my cherished community while putting on a load of laundry or caring for my home, make myself a nourishing lunch and work from wherever I feel most inspired within my home. It can be at my desk, my back yard, my bed or my dining room table. I love that flexibility and change of environment based on my vibe.

I never have to think about childcare, snow days, being late for the kids, days when the kids are home sick from school, rushing dinner because there are sports, missing class trips, bringing their running shoes because they forgot them at home, doctors appointments, volunteering or hugging them when they had a hard day. I have been there to see every moment no matter how big or small

I make dinner every day and go to their events. I get to say yes to whatever activity or experience they would like to try.

I tuck them in every night and still lay with them until they are almost asleep. That’s wealth!! Build it now and prepare for these days. You will thank yourself later and so will your kids!

Q: HOW DO YOU MENTOR PEOPLE TO HOLD IT ALL? I AM DOING IT BUT MOST DAYS IT’S LIKE SURVIVAL.

I recently revealed archetypes that were divinely gifted to me in a B.Lounge program called Legendary Leadership I really believe understanding that we have multiple archetypes is what will liberate Mompreneurs globally We are not just one and it’s the resistance to the variety that creates the spiritual disruption.

We are the Matriach for our families.

We are the Authority for our business.

We are the Goddess for ourselves

We are the Creatory for our expression. We are the Sage for our experience and wisdom

It’s never been about choosing one over the other or denying one for the other We are the fullness of them all. We are all of them all of the time.

It’s simply the way we allow ourselves to flow in and out of each depending upon what our current circumstance requires, that gives the freedom to reveal our capacity

It’s permission to drop into our alter egos that cue our hearts and spirit to what is important to us and others in the moment.

The truth…you can have it all, be it all, hold it all and enjoy it all just not all at the same time

I also would add, as you are leveling up or scaling, it takes a minute for your mind, body and spirit to catch up to your new normal. Often when I feel really overwhelmed, I am having to normalize a new normal or standard. I am actualizing a new version of myself in motherhood, business or relationship. Every new circumstance or shift requires a more expanded version. How do we expand? We have to stretch. The key is not to stretch to a point where like an elastic band you snap or never go back to your original shape

Q: WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOURSELF IF YOU COULD GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE BEGINNING?

What a great question and I often talk about this with my clients and get really emotional because I didn’t know what I didn’t know I forgive myself but I really do wish I would have done some things differently.

Firstly, I would have created a schedule and boundaries. This is the part that makes me cry but there were many times my older two kids would come in the door from school and I would be on the phone and tell them to be quiet as I greeted them. I can vividly remember that. I wish I had put the phone down and greeted them with a hug and presence so they knew how genuinely happy I was to see them Have boundaries and make sure your kids get the best of you and not the rest of you.

I also would tell myself to not worry so much. I have the work ethic and vision, so it is inevitable. I pressured myself so much to be in the doing. It really comes down to trust. I would have trusted myself and my business a lot sooner This urgency leaked into my money mindset, my lack of boundaries and my enjoyment of the process With more trust I am certain that I would have put myself in bigger rooms, with bigger conversations and I wouldn’t have gone into big debt Trust yourself!

Lastly, and this is probably the biggest one, I would have given myself and my kids more of a nomad life. I would have been more focused on seizing the freedoms of entrepreneurship and I would have gone on big adventures. I would have lived in different places with them and enjoyed the work from wifi life more. This is where there is a bit of a timeline because once they hit pre teen years, they don’t want to leave their friends as much and so I would have done that with them as they were young. Italy for three-six months, Bali for a winter, Maui for a year, a road trip from coast to coast, etc. I would have loved to have been more free and soak in the lifestyle that entrepreneurship offers way more than I did with my kids.

This was so fun and I am so available to this conversation. There are very few high achieving mompreneurs to look up to or gain trusted guidance from. I’m grateful and honored to be one for the entrepreneurial space. We’ve got this Mompreneurs. Trust more in yourself, your children, your business and your dreams. It’s all meant for you. It’s time to step into it and see what you ’ re made of!

Jen xo

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FROMSACRIFICETO INSPIRATION:

“The number of times I have had to hold myself and the community accountable for using our children as an excuse is really astounding.”
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I realize it comes from the most genuine place of our wanting to be the best mom we can be and to never hurt or sacrifice our children for our dreams and yet we are very willing to sacrifice ourselves and use them as our exit strategy.

I remember having a massive realization early in my journey that reframed the way I spoke about my children and mompreneurship forever I was meditating and I landed years ahead of where I was presently in my life. I aged myself and my children to a place where they were young adults. We were sitting around a dinner table talking about our lives and the things we wished we had done but never finished. I witnessed myself tell my children that I always wanted to be a successful entrepreneur and build a legacy but never had the opportunity to see that dream through When they asked what stopped me from being an entrepreneur, I looked at them and said “I became a mom and because of loving you, I wanted to be the best mom I could be”. I emerged from that meditation with the look of their faces implanted upon my spirit. They were mortified that they had been the reason I had not fulfilled my purpose and vision They felt guilty and badly that because of being my children, their mom never experienced what she was capable of achieving. This changed my life.

I decided I never wanted to project or make my children the reason why I didn’t fulfill my dreams and aspirations. I made a promise that I would never throw them “under the bus” as the roadblock that prevented me from becoming the fullest version of myself I never wanted to have that conversation with them around a dinner table and this was the catalyst to my determination to be ALL of myself as a way of honoring my children and my life.

I started looking at my children as a constant reminder of why I was doing what I was doing. They became my biggest motivating factor. I knew I had the ability to model tenacity, responsibility, leadership, innovation and self worth for them. I could be a daily example of how to become the fullest version of yourself while embracing joy, presence and pleasure. I desired to provide experiences for our family to travel, create freedoms and an exceptional life full of possibilities more than the what ifs of other choices and options.

They became the fuel for my mission outside of my home and this was one of the greatest rewards and realizations I have ever had. We have been on more trips than I can count. They have watched their mom cry, celebrate, overcome and become all she can be This has been the evidence for them of what is possible and that our circumstances don’t have to determine our lives I have been able to rearrange my schedule when they need me and for my business to merge into our lives so it is a part of us. We talk about clients and their families, we dream bigger dreams and we create together It’s a family business and mission now.

I am so grateful that I never used them as my reason for not doing what I am doing and instead allowed them to be the very reason why I should We as a family have all benefited so deeply from this and I strongly encourage you to do the same. Your children want to see you become all you can be. To be happy, fulfilled and soaking in life’s blessings They won’t want to feel that you gave up any part of yourself for them. This is not a burden we need them to carry or be accountable for. Give them a good show Mama!

-Jen XO

DEEP DIVE

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DEEP DIVE TESTIMONIAL

By now everyone has noticed the dramatic transformation that has taken place within my brand and business since January 2024. I finally took the leap into entrepreneurship in the summer of 2023, but had quickly hit a point where my business momentum stopped. I felt completely overwhelmed and was lacking clarity. After listening to Jen Szpigiel’s podcast for four years, I decided to follow my intuition and invest in a Deep Dive.

Although initially the idea of investing in a business mentor felt intimidating, I will be forever grateful that I took that first step! Seeking out a professional felt like a luxury reserved for other entrepreneurs, but it was actually my missing piece. Through the Becoming Iconic podcast, I felt like I already knew Jen and was confident in her leadership. There was no question I wanted to work with her.

Jen Szpigiel has a genius for discerning professional gifts and mapping a successful business blueprint. She collaborated with me on Zoom and together we made more progress in ten minutes than I could have made in years on my own! She saved months of precious time I would have spent in frustration, making no progress, and operating out of my zone of mediocrity.

A few weeks after the Deep Dive I made another decision to stretch myself and join B Lounge. I knew I wanted to continue to be surrounded by this supportive and exceptional community she has created. Now, after only two months, I have a business I am passionate about and dear friends within B Lounge. I have been truly humbled by Jen’s sincere desire to see me succeed. For her and her team, this is so much more than a business. They are changing lives and I am truly grateful.

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Jen introduces "The Muse". She emphasizes the importance of branding as the foundation of building a successful company, highlighting its role in creating a solid identity that resonates with your audience Jen shares insights from her experience, stressing the need for CEOs to focus on their core strengths and delegate tasks that are not their genius. Through "The Muse," Jen aims to teach listeners the depth and artistry of branding, empowering them to build brands that last and stand apart in the marketplace. She encourages CEOs to take branding seriously, emphasizing its transformative impact on business success. B

Jen welcomes Nic BeeGee, a brand strategist and wealth mentor. This episode offers a candid discussion between two mompreneurs navigating the complexities of entrepreneurship. Nick shares her journey, emphasizing the significance of maintaining authenticity and boundaries in the online space. Together, they explore the evolving landscape of mentorship and leadership, challenging traditional paradigms with their refreshing insights. Tune in for a raw and empowering conversation on building a legacy with integrity and intention.

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Jen welcomes Jessica Klassen, the Business Development Manager at Becoming Iconic. Jessica shares her journey with Becoming Iconic, emphasizing the importance of pivoting in business even amidst success to maintain abundance. She delves into the significance of client experience and the environment of a servant leader. Jess discusses her role within Becoming Iconic and her personal experiences, highlighting the necessity of feeling safe during inquiry calls and making empowered choices for oneself.

Jen discusses the dynamic shifts within the coaching industry, spotlighting its highs and lows over the past year and a half. The conversation is a clarion call to coaches and mentors, urging a return to the industry's foundational values of service and genuine support over fame and fortune. We explore the essence of true mentorship, emphasizing a service-based approach and the importance of purity in one ' s vision and intentions. This discussion serves as both a reflection and a guidepost for those committed to making a lasting impact, advocating for patience and perseverance as the industry undergoes a significant purification process, ensuring that those with genuine intentions emerge stronger and more visible than ever.

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