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From Hobby to Business: How this Guest was Forced to Sink or Swim When Life Threw a Curveball – 210

The e-commerce space that we work in is full of challenges. Recently, the pandemic that we’re steadily learning to adapt to has reminded us that there are always larger forces at play.

Today on the AM/PM Podcast, Tim Jordan welcomes Jessica Zimmerman, a 7-figure wedding expert turned e-commerce educator who has a very powerful story of what it’s like to deal with life’s curveballs. After her husband contracted a mysterious illness, she was forced to do something that she’d never done before; take her business seriously.

Now, she’s learned that with that step, her entrepreneurial journey had only begun. She’s now found what she considers her true calling; helping others grow their businesses while finding a healthy work, life balance. 

In episode 210 of the AM/PM Podcast Tim and Jessica discuss:

  • 02:00 -- Aging Emotionally by a Decade
  • 03:50 -- We’re All Born with a Script
  • 05:30 -- Needing to Feel Like We Matter and are Understood
  • 07:00 -- Dependent Upon a Man, Again  
  • 10:15 -- Making it to the “Magical” 5th Year with a Business
  • 14:00 -- Managing Trust, Relationships and E-Commerce
  • 18:30 -- Turning a Hobby Business into a Real Business  
  • 22:00 -- Making a Business Plan   
  • 24:00 -- Don’t Look Left or Right, and Stop “Following” Competitors   
  • 28:00 -- Balance Does Exist
  • 31:00 -- Tim – “I Took Slack Off My Cellphone and It’s Delightful”
  • 34:00 -- Playing Your Own Game
  • 38:00 -- Pinterest Opens a Big E-Commerce Door  
  • 41:30 -- Tim’s a Long-Time Pinterest Proponent    
  • 45:00 -- How to Connect with Jessica

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