Business: JLD Relations
What? Jen Rottmann has a simple mission: To make Marketing simple & fun! She hosts the video masterclass where she teaches people how to use the power of video to build a genuine brand and grow your business. She also hosts Fun& Mindful Marketing TV where she shares practical tips, tools and principles that help you marketing your business...in of course a simple & fun way!
How did the idea for your business first come about?
I’ve always worked for myself (I’ve never actually had a proper job 😂) but it has evolved over the years. My focus on teaching people how to use the power of video came from me using video for my own marketing content, and as I enjoyed it so much and also saw a big need for it in the market - I decided to make it my signature program.
When did you have a ‘f*ck-it moment’ and decide you were going to go all-in and start your business?
I have had many of these along the way, as my business has evolved over the years...the last one was 2 years ago after having built a successful sales and marketing company turning over 7 figures with lots of people working for me, shutting that part of my business down and starting completely fresh in digital marketing with no set plan!
What were some major challenges you had when starting your business? And how did you overcome them?
I believe the biggest challenges we face in business is our own mindset! Over the years I’ve had to work tremendously hard at myself from overcoming fears, self doubt, limiting beliefs and strengthening my mindset so that I always see the opportunities, the positive in every situation and have an attitude of gratitude. And Continue to do so!
What has been your biggest “pinch me” moment?
My friends & family are the most important thing in my life, so when I was able to fly back to Europe for a long weekend once to take my grandparents and mum on a little mini vacation and pay for all of it - that was really a special moment.
Starting a business can be gruelling - what keeps you motivated, and keeps you going?
Gratitude! Realising how blessed I am everyday to be able to not only run my own business, but have a mission, live by purpose and the creative freedom to contribute in the best way possible! It fills me up everyday and makes me have a different perspective on any challenges.
How do you create a work-life balance?
I believe this is work in progress and I think it means something very different for different people. I believe the most important thing is to know who you are and what makes you happy and then to design your life around it. We get too caught up in other people’s opinions or the “right” way of doing things.