Connect with us

Breaking News

How Jess Glazer went from an elementary school teacher to running a multi-million dollar business as a business coach

Published

on

Jess Glazer is a multi-million dollar entrepreneur and coach whose sole purpose is to help numerous individuals achieve their business goals. So far, Jess has created multiple 6 and 7 figure businesses and helped her clients do the same. However, getting here was not an easy job for her. 

In this exclusive interview with RedX Magazine, Jess Glazer shares how she transitioned from an elementary school teacher to a business coach and quality advice for anyone striving to achieve success in her industry.

1.How did you transition from an elementary school teacher to a business coach?

I love this question because it’s the most bizarre, non-linear, unplanned transition that I could have never dreamt up or imagined without simply surrendering and focusing on where I “was at” rather than where I “was going”. 

During my 8 years working as a teacher, I always had a “side hustle” consisting of personal training, online training (hosting challenges/selling workout programs), blogging, and hosting monthly women’s fitness events even international retreats. Why is this important? Well, when I left teaching, the only plan I had was to “do what I had to do to make ends meet,” and I knew it would be in the industry of health/fitness in a multitude of capacities. 

When I left my job, we moved to NYC, and I focused solely on my personal training and building my online business. My cute “side hustle” very quickly exploded into a 6-figure business, and it sparked the interest of many of my trainer friends. 

They started asking me “how”? How did I build online? How was I making so much money with such a small follower? How could they learn the skills like creating a landing page, building an email list, etc.? One friend quickly multiplied into 2, then 3, and within a month, I was helping 5+ friends once per week at the gym, and I realized I was not only capable of helping more people, but I could also start charging (because my friends were getting amazing results).

After running both online health/fitness and business coaching (while still personal training in person) for 1.5 years, I made the tough decision to leave the health/fitness industry (after 18 years) behind and go “all in” with just business coaching. The moment I let that part of my identity go and focus on my business, we scaled into a multiple 7-figure business and grew to a team of 11. 

Besides investing in myself (courses, masterminds, reading, events, podcast), I’ve never taken any formal business or marketing classes before. This journey was never the plan, but it’s exactly where we’re meant to be. Impact and education are the North Star in which guides all of our decisions.

As our business has scaled, I “retired” my husband, we left NYC and are living the nomadic RV life full-time, and we’re expanding our company; there is another small pivot on the horizon!

2.What’s your business model, and how have you grown your revenue?

Our basic business model is centered around the coaching industry, which means offering different small/large group coaching programs to clients. They’re run just like a semester in school with a start and end date. We also have other niche coaches on staff that teach what I can not (like an accountant, lawyer, technology coach, etc.).

Over the years, I’ve expanded from being a solopreneur running the entire back/front of the business and doing all of the coachings to now an entrepreneur with a team of 11. This has allowed me to stay in my “ZOG – Zone of Genius” and delegate the things I’m not great at. 

By doing this, I’ve opened my space for myself to continue creating/coaching. I credit my revenue growth to my personal growth. The more I expand myself, stretch myself, my network, and my education, the more our revenue grows!

I’m a huge advocate for diversifying your streams of revenue, so at the current moment (stepping into 2021), our business model looks like this:

– Empower: 3-month group coaching for new entrepreneurs (typically 40-50 students/cohort)

– Elevate: 4-month small group mentorship for higher-level entrepreneurs (10-15 student/cohort)

– 1:1 coaching: 6-month container (3-6 clients at a time)

– Affiliate partnerships: I work with several brands/coaches helping sell their programs/products that I know, like, trust, and use for a kickback

– Events & Retreats

– Physical products

– Real estate rentals

– Investing in startups

What are some of the challenges you’ve faced in your business, and how have you gotten over those challenges?

Aside from minor challenges that everyone faces like difficult conversations (letting team members go), technology issues, investments where you don’t see your return, and so on, the biggest challenge has been ME!

Building a business, building a company, putting yourself out there in the media, and stepping up as a leader require a ton of inner work. I’ve had to navigate my ego getting in the way of making decisions, imposter syndrome holding me back, perfectionism becoming an excuse to procrastinate when something is hard, releasing expectations of others, becoming a master of letting go, rewiring my relationship with control so that I can pass off tasks and delegate, getting over fears, judgment, and becoming more strict around my own needs and boundaries. 

Building a business has been the most intense and expansive “course” I have ever taken in the personal development field. All of the challenges, whether an internal/external challenge; they’re just lessons and growth. 

With those lessons and growth, I’ve had to lean into my inner wisdom; I’ve taken my meditation practice from 3-4 days per week for 15 minutes to 6 days per week for 45-60 minutes, I utilize journaling daily, and I’ve invested in spiritual teachers and unbiased outside help to give me a space for processing. 

What are your goals and ambitions for 2021?

When I look at my goals and intentions for 2021, they’re all related in the sense that they start with me, my health, my happiness, and my energy before anything related to business. 

As I previously mentioned, my husband recently left his job to work in my business full-time, and we took our life to the road. That said, our number one focus and goal is building this business AROUND our life, not our life around the business. 

I was personally struggling with the idea and concept around not having a “home” with this new life, which we absolutely do have (it’s just on wheels). That said, my 2021 intention (and bracelet I wear as a daily reminder) says “Anchor”. A reminder that home is within me. I have the power to ground myself wherever I am. My husband and I both are focused on using 2021 as a year to get back to our foundations. The purpose is to ensure we’re taking care of ourselves, working out, playing, having fun, unplugging, dancing, laughing, cooking, getting in nature, etc.

As entrepreneurs, our health and energy are our number one assets, so the business will thrive when they’re taken care of properly. 

In terms of the business: we’re launching 2 new programs/products this year, getting involved with some physical products, investing money into new startups, and going through an entire brand build-out/rebrand. We will be placing an umbrella company on our current offerings to create its own brand identity and prepare it for expansion. 

While we’ve doubled our revenue year over year, this year, we are less concerned with doubling it again and more excited to increase it by only 25%-50% so that we can have more space in our lives to enjoy this new life on the road.

5.  What is your biggest piece of advice for other entrepreneurs?

My biggest advice is so cliche, but it’s too cliche a reason. Just start. There is no such thing as perfect; you’re always going to want to make it better, change it, or do it again. If you wait for it to be perfect, you’re going to miss your chance. Take messy action and fall in love with feedback. Feedback isn’t failure; neither are mistakes; it’s all neutral and simply information you can use to grow and get better.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Breaking News

Creations that will last for ages: Skii Mask Lux XO faces his challenges

Published

on

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, with Atlanta as his second home, Skii Mask Lux XO is no stranger to struggles. Life was never easy for this artist, he found music as a way to express his feelings and tell the story of his hardship in the streets. His musical journey started back when he was 14, where he fell in love with the art of rapping. He used to jam with his friends back in high school and then people would join in, Skii Mask Lux XO shares one of his most vivid memories: 

“It was so much fun because a lot of people started hearing it from my project  window, I was on the 5th floor so you can definitely hear it  and people started to come up and be like “yo I wanna do a track too”. Everybody used to come in there and spit a freestyle.”

He loved the people, he loved the feeling, and most importantly, he loved the art, which led him to pursue a serious career as a rapper

Creations for generations

Skii Mask Lux XO is an artist like no other, he makes music with incredible artistry, writing lyrics that will resonate with generations to come. His skillfulness in delivering bars that give the audience a sensory experience to remember forever.

His latest song talks about a natural high where there is no need for drugs or anything else, except for the music being served by none other than Skii Mask Lux XO. He proudly shares the story behind it:

“The story behind my latest song Wiz Khalifa High is basically a song where you don’t have to be high to feel this type of vibe. But don’t get me wrong it can help as well but. It’s a fun, melodic feeling. It can definitely put you in a zone.”

With works of art like his latest song, you just have to wonder how he does it. Skii Mask Lux XO lets us have a peek at his creative process as he reveals his personal principle when making new material:

“When I hear a beat and if I don’t feel like feeling it in my heart to rap to it, then I won’t rap to it. Now when I do get one of those beats that I can feel, then I can start writing whatever it needs to be . Whether it’s a club vibe, a serious vibe, or a drill vibe”

Whenever he feels burnt out, Skii Mask Lux XO`s solution is to just stop and take a break, even sneak in a couple of Zs, but when things get really bad, he goes to Atlanta and chills with his family for a while to refresh his mind.

Facing challenges

Skii Mask Lux XO considers toxic people as the greatest challenge in his career so far. It is a bummer when people you see as friends are actually not once you turn your back, it can affect you especially when feelings and emotions are an essential part of your craft. He shares his thoughts on this:

“Not everyone is genuine as you may think they are. I had gone through a trial of people that didn’t really have my best interest, or they didn’t believe in themselves and tried to bring me down with them. I made sure I disconnect from them. Because it hinders my creative process.”

He sees this challenge as a hurdle for his career so he solved it by just being himself and proving that he can carry his own weight as an artist, and showing that he does not need anyone else to succeed in making music that moves crowds. Skii Mask Lux XO faced his greatest challenge as a musician head-on, focusing on his passion with an immovable will and incredible skills.

Skii Mask Lux XO has faced a ton of struggle, no obstacle will be too hard for him as he pursues his passion for creating music that will continue to make waves for generations to come. He is a musician, a creator, a writer, a man who has seen the world`s harsh reality and is now living to speak about it one song at a time.

Music inspires both the creator and the audience, try giving it a shot. Know more about Skii Mask Lux XO through his instagram.

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Meet Upcoming Nashville, TN Artist “Trap Qweezy”

Published

on

By

Trap Qweezy is a female upcoming artist based out of Nashville, TN. Her unique sound & will to put herself in front of a crowd will get her very far in the music game. We got to connect with Trap Qweezy & ask her a few questions.

What Caused You To Start Taking Music Serious?

 “I have always loved music since I was a child, but I decided to take music seriously in 2016 after having my first and only daughter.”

If you were to choose 3 major artists to collaborate with who would it be & why?

“It would have to be Chris Brown, Lil Durk and Kevin Gates only because they are 3 of my top 5 artists of all time”

Describe Your Sound

“I believe my sound is a mixture of Trap music and Soul , I make music that you can feel ..”

Where Do You See Yourself In The Next 5 Years

“In the next 5 years I should be collecting Grammys and BET Awards , I will be one of the greatest artists of all time.”

What Are Some Things You Have Coming Up In The Near Future?

 “I recently dropped my first mixtape “TRAP Baby ” on all platforms, I also have a lot of visuals , and performances on the way. Be on the lookout and stream my recent single “Trap Luv” , Also out on all platforms.

If you want to keep up with Trap Qweezy in the near future be sure to check out her music links & follow her Instagram all linked below.

https://linktr.ee/TRAPQWEEZY

https://www.instagram.com/trapqweezy/

Continue Reading

Breaking News

Upcoming Artist “Bran Dolla” Could be the next big thing out of Memphis, TN

Published

on

By

22 year old East Memphis rap artist Brandon Young known as “Bran Dolla” has been making a lot of noise these past few months. His way of versatility & energetic performance style is something that makes him stand out from others. We got to connect with “Bran Dolla” & ask him a few questions.

What made you start doing music?


“Everything I’ve been through growing up , especially growing up in a city like memphis it’s a lot of hardship. I went through a lot growing up. Mother having me at 18 , father walking out my life. Having close friends losing their life before they got to see 20. Music always helped cope with all the pain. Real Red the producer , my cousin , influenced me , we always had long conversations about everything we both were going through growing up & the present. So once he first started making beats , he sent me a mp3 file. I made a lil verse in 3 minutes & started writing then. Once we both saw potential I started booking studio sessions back in 2017. I just now started releasing music a couple months ago.”

Describe your sound


“My sound is authentic , everything in my songs is everything i’ve been through & everything i’ve experienced in my life , whether it’s about struggle , relationships , it’s all authentic you’ll find a way to relate in all my songs I bet you that, I’m the most versatile.”

Who’s another Memphis Artist you look up to & why?

“Another artist from the city I look up to is Kevo Muney the baby goat. Dude’s music is heartfelt and his versatility is crazy. That’s one artist from memphis I believe if we work it’ll go stupid. Last but not least is Producer Real Red not because we related just because I then saw him come from nothing, the sky’s the limit with him, I love dude.”

In 5 years where do you see your brand?

“In 5 Years , I see Brandolla being one of the hardest Memphis artists with a different sound. Hard2Kill “ H2K” is my team brand. In 5 years everybody gone feel us & I say that in the most humblest way”

What can we expect for the future from you?


“In the future they can expect different Ep’s , Ep’s after Ep’s , some of the hardest Visuals. just stay tuned in with Dolla Music”

Be Sure to stay tuned in with Bran Dolla by checking out his music links & follow his instagram all linked below.

https://music.apple.com/ca/artist/brandolla/1546622596

https://www.instagram.com/brandollaa/

Continue Reading

Trending