In this episode of Chasing the Insights, I talk to entrepreneur and copywriter extraordinaire Jamilah G.
Jamilah talks to us about her incredible journey and confronting the lonely side of entrepreneurship.
Jamilah G is a content and Direct-to-consumer copywriter, helping entrepreneurs build strong connections with their audiences. Her work has appeared on websites around the globe including Indeed.com, Poshmark, and Food & Beverage Magazine.
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After 10 years practicing personal development, Jamilah helps entrepreneurs share their stories of struggle and overcoming so others may hear that story, break out of their destructive patterns, and live the life they are aching to live.
Growing up in Virginia (a southern state in the US), Jamilah couldn’t shake a feeling of discomfort with the routine of wake, eat, school, sleep. She felt there had to be more to life than go to school, work till you’re 70, retire, then maybe have fun with whatever time you had left. This incongruence left her feeling lost and struggling with a lifelong sense of belonging nowhere.
She battled deep depression, thoughts of suicide, sleeping 12 to 20 hours a day, and even crying in the bathroom at work. At the time, she was in college, married to her soul mate, had a family that loved her. She felt she was doing it “the right way”—the way everyone said life was supposed to be done. But no matter what, Jamilah just couldn’t shake that sense that there had to be more to life. So exasperated, she asked out loud, “Why do I have to feel this way?” And the answer came back immediately, “You don’t.”
So she started asking better questions. Questions like “what do I really want?” and “how I can I feel better.” It launched her on a journey of personal development that helped her realize her higher calling and live a life that was more true to who she’d always longed to be. Not long after She left her degree behind, picked back up on a childhood love of writing, and along with her husband, packed up their car and moved across the country to sunny California.
That first revelation helped Jamilah learn that life will give you anything you ask if you’ll just learn to ask the right questions. Now, after 10 years practicing personal development, she helps entrepreneurs share their stories of struggle and overcoming so others may hear that story, break out of their destructive patterns, and live the life they are aching to live.
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