Prepare to be inspired by Jennifer Longmore’s incredible story of transformation. Her journey took her from picking vegetables for a meager wage of $3 per hour to a point where she survived on just a bag of oranges each week. However, Jennifer’s unwavering determination and a profound shift in her money mindset propelled her towards an extraordinary achievement – running an eight-figure business!
Born out of humble beginnings, Jennifer’s experiences shaped her resilience and work ethic. She immersed herself in the laborious task of picking vegetables, diligently earning every penny. But her ambitions didn’t stop there. As she pursued higher education at university, Jennifer tirelessly juggled four jobs while maintaining a full-time course load. Despite the challenges she faced, she persisted, determined to make her dreams a reality.
After graduation, Jennifer’s professional path led her to become a Forensic Investigator, where she worked alongside traumatized individuals and families during their most difficult times. It was in this emotionally charged environment that Jennifer had a life-altering realization. She understood that while circumstances beyond our control can impact us, our mindset plays a pivotal role in shaping our lives.
In her early to mid-20s, Jennifer dedicated her spare time to studying spirituality, mindset practices, and wealth-building strategies. As she approached her thirties, her entrepreneurial spirit ignited, leading her to leap of faith into the business world. Armed with a deep-rooted belief in scarcity, she initially adopted a frugal approach, limiting herself to a bag of oranges per week and denying any luxuries. However, Jennifer soon discovered the profound distinction between frugality, lack, and conscious spending. This epiphany triggered an immense transformation in her “wealth consciousness” and set the stage for an unprecedented influx of financial abundance.
Today, Jennifer Longmore stands tall as the visionary founder of Soul Journeys, the world’s leading Akashic Records Training School. Additionally, she serves as The Podcast Connector’s CEO while excelling as a Business Success Strategist and Mindset Coach. Her clientele boasts Fortune 500 executives, prominent figures in the spiritual community, and even professional athletes. Jennifer’s accomplishments have garnered widespread recognition, with media outlets such as Global News and WGN9 featuring her and notable publications like the Daily Mail, Thrive Global, and Elite Daily.
Jennifer Longmore’s extraordinary journey serves as a testament to the power of perseverance, mindset transformation, and the unwavering pursuit of one’s dreams. Her story inspires us to challenge our limiting beliefs and embrace the potential for immense personal and financial growth. Jennifer’s transformation from a vegetable picker to a trailblazing business mogul reminds us that with the right mindset and unwavering determination, no goal is too ambitious to achieve.
StarCentral Magazine delves deep into Jennifer’s mindset, exploring the pivotal moments that shaped her success. With candor and authenticity, Jennifer reveals the strategies she implemented to overcome adversity and cultivate a mindset of abundance, propelling her toward building an empire.
When did your entrepreneurial flair first reveal itself?
I didn’t know it at the time, but in hindsight, I can see that it began at age 11 when I started babysitting. I was so busy that I started referring my friends to my clients purely out of being of service. Since I knew how much my clients were struggling to find good care for their children. My friends paid me a cut for me brokering babysitting ‘gigs’ for them, and everyone was happy.
What did your life look like before being an entrepreneur?
I was an overworked, underpaid public servant who was burnt out with no time for fun activities, time with friends, or vacations. In fact, it was more work before and after a vacation to prep to take one, and although I needed it, the stress was not worth my while.
I lived for the weekends, dreaded Monday mornings, and was always in debt just trying to get by.
As an entrepreneur, what is it that motivates and drives you?
I’m motivated by my mission to help as many women as possible, being the fullest expression of their soul’s purpose and being fully resourced to “do their work,” which includes helping them elevate their money mindset.
I wake up every day asking, “How many prayers can my business answer today?” and that has served me well in over two decades of being an entrepreneur.
In one word, describe your life as an entrepreneur and explain why.
Expansive – I get to create my own life very intentionally, along with how much income the business will generate, so that I can enjoy an expansive life filled with incredible, highly curated experiences.
That wasn’t always the case. There was a time when I built my life around my business, but that burnt me out. Once I built my business around the expansive life I desired, everything changed for the better.
What were your top three motivations for starting your business?
To live in alignment with my purpose, to be able to create a living where I wasn’t living hand to mouth, and the calling just wouldn’t leave me alone.
What do you put your success down to?
Investing in myself & my craft, allowing myself to be uncomfortable (and have it be fun), living in the question “how much good can I handle?”, knowing when to hire mentors to accelerate my journey and results, hiring a team so that I could operate in my zone of genius vs. zone of competence, and making relationships a top priority.
What would you say are the key elements for starting and running a successful business?
People say you can’t start without a vision, but the thing is, our vision can only be as grand as our capacity to perceive it. In the beginning, the vision will be very different in a growth phase than in a startup phase. Yes, vision is important but not the only key element to starting.
I would say passion for helping others, choosing a business model that facilitates that, being visible (networking, speaking, consistent social media posts), knowing how to price your offers so that you’re profitable, and being willing to invite in support before you feel you need it.
What are the three biggest challenges you have faced growing the business, and how did you overcome them?
My money story. Any plateaus I experienced in my business resulted from money stories that needed to shift.
Feeling behind. I have yet to meet an entrepreneur that does not suffer from the “I should be further along than I am” syndrome. I’ve had to learn how to focus on the journey vs. the destination.
Being bottlenecked. Whenever I’m bottlenecked, it’s because it’s time for me to delegate more. The bottlenecks always feel constrictive, cost me time and money, and work against my deep desire to be expansive, which I shared earlier. To get out of these, it requires that I release control, delegate what I’m competent at, and only operate from my zone of genius.
Does the loneliness of the entrepreneur really exist?
Yes, and when it’s not managed, we can turn to clients or team members to debrief, which blurs boundaries to ensure those relationships remain healthy.
I can’t stress enough the importance of surrounding ourselves with others with a growth mindset to share ideas, build friendships, and feel supported during those ‘stretchy’ times in business.
As you grew the business, what have been some of the most important leaderships lessons you have learned?
With each level, I’ve learned the importance of increasing my boundaries and standards, requiring more of myself and others, and resting.
I’ve also learned that it’s my job to be an impeccable steward of my business, money, time, and attention. My role as a leader is to hold a high standard of care.
What do you hope to see happen in the near future for small businesses all over the world?
More women can easily get bank loans to support their business without needing to jump through a million hoops to prove that they are worthy of it.