Jacqueline Miller is a Mom-Strategist who helps women reconnect with their dreams, guilt-free, while still being great moms, and she’s the author of the bestselling book, It’s Not Me, It’s My Inner Me: 10 Steps to Getting Unstuck and Empowered.
If you’re a mom who is guilty of placing herself last on the list, check out her freebie: Welcome to Your Journey Back To You: 25 Days of Self-Love.
Interview Q & A
1. What is your business/Business Name? What does your business do?
Jacqueline DuJour Enterprises, LLC provides motivational presentations, coaching and strategic planning services to Moms who are stuck, unfulfilled, and who are seeking to be uplifted and empowered beyond their Mom role.
2. Why did you get into this field? What opportunities did you see?
I was once “THAT” Mom. On Super Bowl Sunday 2002, my life changed forever. My husband of 14 years died in his sleep of a massive heart attack, and I became a suddenly single mom of a 5-year old and a 10-year old. My life subsequently became consumed by my children’s needs and a corporate executive career that no longer fulfilled me. I was a Mom lost in the wilderness of life; I had placed my dreams on a back shelf, in fear of them conflicting with my Mom role. I had succumbed to the myth that I could not pursue my dreams and be a great mom. Even sadder, I wasn’t clear on what my passion was because I had become disconnected from Jacqueline, the woman. Realizing that I couldn’t possibly be alone in this predicament, I began identifying ways to aid other women, and discovered a need for my services beyond my wildest dreams.
3. What have been your biggest challenges?
My biggest challenge has been my desire to help everyone. No matter how clear the signs are to me that a woman is barely surviving, rather than living her best life, I can’t force her to make a change, or to take that leap of faith. She has to want it bad enough, and acknowledge that the success and happiness that she is seeking and is worthy of, are unlikely to be found in her comfort zone.
4. What has been your greatest reward?
The “thank you” from women who discover that “ah-ha” moment. Also having my children beam with pride when they observe me following my dreams – finally! My children inspire me to inspire other women with dreams, who want to be the stilettos in a room full of flats.
5. If you could change something, what would it be?
I would have gotten out of my way a long time ago and made myself available to be the Mom Strategist that I am today. I LOVE what I do!
6. If you could give a new entrepreneur advice, what would it be?
Follow your gut – always, align yourself with a mentor or coach who is several steps ahead of you, and network with like-minded people who are motivated by collaboration, and not by competition. Block out the nay-sayers by not sharing your big dreams with small-minded people. Believe in yourself. Lack of confidence in yourself and your business can be a huge dream killer. When you reach the pinnacle of your game, always remember to reach back and help somebody else. Don’t become the expert who conveniently forgets that they too were once a newbie.
7. Social Media. Yay or Nay?
Absolute YAY! Networking opportunities are phenomenal, and it allows you to serve beyond your own backyard.
8. How do you market your products?
9. Is your business a service or a product? If you are a product, how do you handle production?
Service, although I am an author and I develop online courses.
10. What is unique about your business?
While I am not alone in my niche, I am unique in how I relate to my clients and in my message. I have the battle scars of a single mom who fought against all odds to be a successful business woman and a phenomenal mom.
11. Sell me your product/service.
Are you feeling stuck and uncertain about what your purpose in life is, outside of being a Mom? If you answered, “YES!”, there’s good news – You are not alone! The not so good news? There are few unhappier people in the world than a Mom with unfulfilled dreams. When Mom isn’t completely happy and living her best life, the entire household suffers, whether it’s her intent or not. The reality is this – how can you encourage your children to follow their dreams, when you aren’t following yours?
Here’s even more good news – I am passionate about inspiring women like you and there is no better time than today to get started. 1) Let’s identify what it is that you want, 2) What is keeping you stuck, and 3) Discuss an outline of a plan of action to not only get you unstuck, but unstoppable on your journey back to the woman with dreams.
12. How can people get in touch with you? What’s your website/Contact information?
- Website: www.jacquelinedujour.com/contact/
- Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Periscope: @mogulmomdujour
- Private Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/mogulmomsdujour/