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

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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.

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DJ Jeff Duran: Creates Amazing Mixes And Is Becoming a Force To Be Reckoned With

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He’s remixed for Future and Wu-Tang Clan, he’s worked with NBA YoungBoy and released countless mixtapes on his multiple youtube channels. Despite being a DJ for over a decade, DJ Jeff Duran is finally becoming known as a force to be reckoned with. An unconventional and always controversial approach to his art has sometimes overshadowed his show-stealing sets and work as both a DJ and producer. His long awaited album ‘If You Can’t Dazzle Em With Brilliance’ is Due for release on June 24, an album in which Duran can be heard flexing his alter egos as a stand up comedian and original musician. 

When did you start DJing – and what or who were your early passions and influences? 

Before you were born. Listen, all that you need to know is I am the greatest DJ of all time. I can go away ten years, come back and I am better than ever. My mother is 80 and looks 40, I am blessed. I had sex with a 20 year old this morning, I am just getting started. I think DJ’s are untalented narcissists who think they are better than the artists they play. I am a fan of hip hop and hard rock and always have been. My Youtube channel just got taken down again, I had over a million subscribers. I’ll start another one soon or maybe not. 

What do you personally consider to be the highlight in your artistic career? 

Before Covid and this Pandemic shit I held a Drake night and had one of the best fuck fests of my life. The OVO owl made an appearance and I felt that I pulled off something special. Every time I work it’s a highlight. When you can express yourself and the people understand that, in another far away place, it’s really fantastic. That’s the best part of doing this. 

What is it about DJing, compared to, say, producing or performing stand up, that makes it interesting for you? 

When I produce, I really try to serve as inspiration for the artist I work with. I never tell them what or how to do anything. NBA YoungBoy doesn’t need some middle aged tweaker telling him how to record or make art. I try to challenge them to embrace the melody, and make music that five years from now they will still want to perform. I may be the greatest living DJ, but i am also the greatest living fan of music. I play more specific artists, mainstream shit I like; LIl Baby,Pooh Shiesty, Durk. It’s a rock and roll attitude, Playboi Carti is like what Marilyn Manson was when I was coming up and it looks like he’s having fun. At least hip hop

is interesting. Did Durk sacrifice King Von for mega stardom? Kodak Black talking shit to someone? I’m enthralled. 

There’s so much music out there,What makes you decide to play a particular record during one of your sets? Is there a criteria for selecting what to play at a gig 

I don’t prepare, just like in the studio and on stage it’s the vibe at the time. I just wait to see the audience, the club and then I get an idea for a playlist. When we do live shows I find the best DJ in the city and have them represent the “DJ Jeff Duran” brand with they’re best set, that way it’s fresh and never routine. 

What’s your opinion on the importance of roots, traditions, respecting originals and sources? 

I can say it, some of those old school traditions and roots have grown tired. Anything before Kanye is hard for me to listen to now unless it’s old heavy metal. Hip Hop is about evolution and what’s next. Old ass Eminem, a multi billionaire still rapping about himself is unlistenable and embarrassing to me. The younger rappers today have way more street cred than Tupac or these so called legends ever did. The top tier is making way more money too, which is inspiring to young people. Rap actually inspires kids now to build investment portfolios and make money. When I was coming up a lot of the top rappers came off as bums and rapped in dead end scenarios that were hard to relate to beyond fantasy. Coming up now is the time with the only blemish on hip hop and its culture is Female rap in my opinion. These entitled only fans/ instagram hookers with the same fat ass Fendi bag talking out their twats is absolute garbage. Some of these girls are getting enormous too, just because you are as big as a horse doesn’t make you a Megan The Stallion. Roots should make someone want to forge ahead with something interesting without having to finesse notalgia. 

In which way are you actively trying to create an experience that is more than just stringing together a few excellent records? 

I like to have some tension and then some time to rest. If it’s going straight from the bass to the top non-stop, it’s too much. Even on artist tapes, those that pay attention I have my own way of presenting a particular artist that involves non hits and mostly unreleased. The unreleased music is my specialty and has brought me the most hate. If I don’t leak something I am an asshole, if I do then I must die according to some. My theme nights for Lil Wayne and Drake are a lot of fun even if it’s been virtual. Those are experiences and hopefully now they have loosened things up we will have a ton more to come. 

What type of comedy do you do ? Do you observe situations and create comedy or can you create comedy just in your head ? 

I have always spoke for the outlaw or outcast when performing stand up. It’s where I can free with no boundaries. My observations are based on absurdity and my experiences living

most of my life on the edge. It’s not for everybody but it’s more personal, seeing if i can come up with an hour of comedy that people can feel in 2022. 

Finally, what art form would you want to be recognized the most for when all is said and done. 

Remember I am a fan first. People have to appreciate how I approach these art forms as a fan and my take on it. If you hear my music you may quickly say it sounds like two cats fucking, I hope to at least earn your respect in my attempt at creating something amazing regardless of the outcome. I want to be recognized as the guy artistically who had the balls to attempt something different, challenge myself and perhaps the audience in the process.

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The Story Behind Uk’s Biggest U18s Event Brand, Shutdown Events

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The Story Behind Uk’s Biggest U18s Event Brand, Shutdown Events 

Most successful stories, projects, mission or vision begins with little ideas. These ideas are the first resources that forerunners usually possess. The success or failure of any project is determined by how effective the ideas are worked upon.

This notion is also peculiar to Chris Sarchet Bell, the brainchild behind the establishment of Shutdown Events. Like other successful entrepreneurs and founders, Chris had to nurture his dream of owning one of the biggest brands in the UK’s entertainment industry.

The Shutdown Events idea came into full form upon its creation in 2014, from the city of Burnley. This brand came as a follow up to the success Chris Bell and his group had achieved with their initial event company, Grenade, which created over 18 events.

The Big Idea:

The plan kicked off when Chris Sarchet decided to take the nightlife experience to the younger market, with the aim of targeting the young audience, gaining their trust and helping them prepare for the adult nightlife party. He and his team ensured that the main goal of this idea, that is educating young adults that they can still experience lots of fun without necessarily consuming intoxicating substances.

“We chose to attempt to handle the more youthful market to have the option to get revenue from a youthful crowd…at the point when they grew up, we would have the option to hand them off to our older age group brand, Grenade”.

The Journey:

Fortunately, the idea has turned out to be successful. In a short period of time, Shutdown Events gained wide acceptance in the Burnley area, as attendees were drawn in from in and out of town. Within six months, the brand had branched into a second area and with a growing reputation, they followed it up with the addition of four towns in just eight months.

At this point, the buzz about Shutdown’s success had already begun, and they turned into the biggest U18s driving brand in the United Kingdom. This reputation has been recognized nationwide as Chris and his team go on tour from one end of the country to the other, creating events and occasions. Also, the events usually host top celebrities and superstars, as it is an opportunity to work together as a unified entertainment industry.

“We probably unite the greatest names in the music and entertainment business…we continue to get demands from an ever-increasing number of customers requesting that we go to a town close to them”.

Achieving the dream:

It is often said that good things don’t come easily. This was also the case for Chris and his team when they were actualizing these ideas. It came with a lot of obstacles and challenges. For instance, it was difficult trying to get the local council to trust that these events will be safe for underage kids to attend. Also, parents and guardians were not willing at first to release their wards at first.

These issues were understandable because of the nature of the events and the time in which they were being organized. As a result, Chris and his team usually ensure that the Shutdown Events were completely safe and harm-free.

When asked what his biggest threat was, Chris replied by saying, “Any issues that happened on the night of the events to stop the events altogether. This is why we run such a tight ship and airport-like security on entry”   

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Meet Ankur Ojha, The Journey of a boy from the City of Ganga-Varanasi to the City of Crowd-Mumbai

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People explore their talents and passion during their school and college days and most of the Artists got popular in their college days and pursue them in future and some got gone with the time as beyond the boundaries and gate of the college or university, no one knows you outside. Its always hard to make your name outside the gate of University. We would like to Introduce one artist named as Ankur Ojha, a Music Composer, Singer and Song-Writer from India who stabilised himself and even got popular after his college university days also. challenges come into the way out but you can’t loose your confidence and thats how he got his space and made his own space and market as well onto the net. He is an Established Musician-Cum-Energy Design Engineer in India.
Parents never supported his talents, but he always pursued it from his college initial days and maintained his parent’s and his dream as well. 
Currently till now he had worked on several albums and also he has released songs like Tod Ke Dil, Bekarari Hai Badi and Sapne Bache on the internet and on all the digital platforms and he got fame throughout this.

Ankur Ojha is one of the Popular rating artist on Instagram and on the social Media platforms where people from Bollywood India and Hollywood International Djs and Independent Artists followed him and supported him for all his stuffs he is doing on the net.
Currently he is working on several bollywood covers mashups and medley projects, he is also working with some good names in the industry and also exploring his music and working on some new singles. The Composition he made and done being always the favourites of the audience, His voice being loved by the public and his live shows got popular during his initial days of music. He is also a signed artist with a Hollywood Independent Artist Social Media Platform called – “@sessionlive”, In India he is being signed and registered with some artist celebrity Influencing Companies like “@Celebyteofficial” & “@TringIndia” & recently signed by “Roposo App” In India for Influencing and posting video on their App.
We wish him All the Best to him for all the future projects.
Follow him on all the social platforms :-
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/ankurojhaofficial
Facebook –https://www.facebook.com/ankurthechamp93
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ankurthechamp25?s=09
OFFICIAL WEBSITE – https://www.ankurojhaofficial.com

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