Jennifer Major is a coach, mentor, and speaker at Cultivating You. She helps women get organized, get confident, and develop better time management skills while building the life and business they deserve. When I first met Jennifer I thought she was all about decluttering and making things pretty (which she’s damn good at) but it is SO much more than that. It’s more about getting the structures in place to live a full and joyful and high-quality life. Jennifer is fun and easy to talk to and work with and is the real deal if you’re ready to make some shifts in your life. Check out her website https://www.cultivating-you.com and her great little freebie you can post for some great reminders is here. I’d also like to suggest you join her Facebook group to get an idea of how amazing Jennifer is and the supportive folks in her circle.
First things first – what would your walk-on-stage music be?
When did you start your business, and why did you create it?
I started my business in 2003 because of a downturn in the economy and in anticipation of starting a family. I wanted to have the time to start my business before having a kid, and then wanted the flexibility to be with her and still have work.
Tell us about your business and what makes you unique in your field.
I am a business and life coach focusing on organizing your space and time to create the life, energy, and work you want and need. I’m unique because I combine the psychology of how we live and work, professional organizing, and years of working with women who are tired of feeling stuck and overwhelmed.
What do you feel makes your audience special?
My audience is special because they are amazing businesswomen who feel strongly about living a great life and not making it all about the work. There’s also a sprinkling of “woo” in there too which makes it fun.
If you could magically give all of your community members one thing in this world, what would it be, and why?
Oh gosh… I think it would be the sense of worthiness to have a space that supports you.
Has anything surprised you about starting a website?
There’s always more to do because it’s not a static space.
Did you create your own website or hire it out? Do you use WordPress?
I’ve hired out and created my own, both on WordPress and now on Kajabi.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about starting their own business?
My biggest piece of advice for someone starting their own business is to be gentle on yourself. The first two years are really freaking hard, so ride the wave and know that you will find your way.
If you could go back in time and do something differently, what would you do and why?
I would have created a certification program on my methodology for other organizers.
Do you have an email list? If so, did you start it when you launched?
I do have an email list and it started in early 2020. Before that, my business was referral-based 100% and it wasn’t a priority.
Is this your only job? Did you launch your business while working another job?
This isn’t my only business, but the other one is my “side hustle” with my husband. We are antique dealers.
How do you promote your site?
I have everything pointed to my website so it continues to push traffic there.
Who are your favorite bloggers or podcasts right now? Or what is an influential book that you’ve read lately?
My latest favorite book is The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker. It’s amazing. As far as favorite podcasts… I love Smartless for something entertaining, Wholly Human for a feel good podcast, and The Magic & The Mess: Real-Talk for Entrepreneurs podcast for business. There are so many more and it’s hard to choose!