Jessica was an incredible person. She was kind, full of integrity, and helped people worldwide live a life with intention. She took ordinary circumstances and turned them into something world changing. She created a sense of power, love, and intention that has shaped and reshaped the lives of women across the globe.
Her outgoing, friendly, and collaborative attitude is living through the centers she founded nationwide and online. Women are teaching other women about their experiences.
Jessica started a jewelry business at the age of 15 and grew it until the age of 30 and handed it over to another passionate owner/manager. She helped people along the way blogging, speaking, and writing. She had numerous coaching opportunities and created dozens of centers that helped women one-on-one with “life with intention” courses on a variety of topics including business, home, life, thinking, and more. She also taught classes online and later created a vacation center where people could fly and partake in intensive classes.
She lived in Chicago for many years and eventually moved to California. She married in her late twenties/early thirties. She had a fantastic, supportive, and encouraging marriage. She was a mom of two children and loved having Westies in her life. She was a runner and yoga enthusiast. She adored decorating her homes and was creative, but was not an accomplished cook.
She was a deeply spiritual person and attributed her success to the pursuit of her role on Earth. She began teaching, speaking, and writing full-time in 2014.
She has been abundantly blessed in her life and donated 10% of her profits to causes worldwide. She eventually founded a scholarship program for people to take MML classes for free and helped women in shelters design their lives with intention.
Jessica loved speaking – one-on-one and in large groups – she shared her wisdom from her own experiences and let that speak for itself.
She was a curious, introspective, and goofy woman who never “slowed down.” She had an innate knowledge of her self worth and recognized the same unlimited potential in each person she met.
Wow. Okay, putting that all out there is kind of like standing naked on a platform. But I decided to share the eulogy I wrote while in New York a few weeks ago to do two things: the first is to inspire you to do the same for your own life, and the second is to share what I really am all about. To help you really get to know me. The idea to write the eulogy came from The E Myth Revisited, which I was reading while in NYC. It is also something that The Seven Habits speaks about in Habit 2 as well. And though I did a great deal of thinking about it while reading The Seven Habits, I had never taken the time to actually pen it out.
As you know, I’m all about writing a yearly intention letter, but writing about my whole life? That took some guts and the courage to be proven wrong. Sure, I might not accomplish all of what I just laid out there. It’s sweeping in magnitude, rambles, and doesn’t accurately portray my overall sense of my life (there is way more focus on my career legacy than my personal/family life – which will obviously play a larger role; I just don’t know what it will look like just yet). But the point is that it brought out things within my soul that I didn’t know where there.
While writing the eulogy, I finally figured out when I will be focusing on MML related activities full-time. By the time I’m 30 (four years from now), my goal is to hand over Jess LC to another manager and/or owner. I’ve known that my ultimate legacy is not jewelry, but I’ve never set a date for when my life would begin to be devoted to my purpose full-time. Now I have a target to shoot for, a point to prepare for.
I also realized that there are so many, many ways that I can fulfill my purpose. I can have locations across the country, I can have a vacation center for intensives, I can have classes online. I can teach one-on-one with business coaching, I can speak, and I can write. And though I may not do them all, I have the opportunity to try any one of those avenues. But the best part is that I’m now thinking about them, playing with them in my mind, waiting to see which one is the right “fit” for me.
So now I encourage you to do the same, take some time to actually write about what you want to do, how you want to live, and what you want to be like. You might discover something deeply important and life-changing. I know I did.