We had the good fortune of connecting with Jarod Anderson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jarod, do you disagree with some advice that is more or less universally accepted?
Yes! That if you go to school, get your education, and get a well-paying job everything else will work out fine and you will be able to live the lifestyle you desire.
This is the advice I was given since I was a child, so I followed it to the letter. I got my college degree and even went back to get a Master’s. The only problem was that high-paying job that I was expecting to earn over $50,000 on only paid me $24,000.
And as if that wasn’t bad enough, I got laid off of that same job after two years. Needless to say I was devastated. I felt like the system failed me. I did exactly what everyone told me to do and it left me broke, busted, and disgusted.
Deep down, there were two things that I realized. First, if it happened to me once, it could happen to me again. Second, if I didn’t chart a different path for myself, I would be at the mercy of my 9-to-5 for the rest of my life. I knew I had to find a better way.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Little did I know that broke, busted, and disgusted feeling I experienced birthed in me a passion to help create a different path for my life that would allow me to be more independent of my job while helping others in the process.
In 2009, I launched Empower Coaching & Consulting, LLC. At first it was designed to help young adults discover their true potential and purpose in life. Today, it has evolved into a coaching company designed to teach employees and working professionals how to live independent of their 9-to-5 by changing their mindset about work, time, and money.
Today, many employees and working professionals are frustrated, unsatisfied, and unfulfilled with their 9-to-5s.. What’s even worse, they settle for less than they desire and deserve and then trick themselves into believing they are okay with it.
The purpose of Empower Coaching & Consulting is to empower these individuals to create a strategy that positions them to live independent of their 9-to-5. This way, if they ever decide that they want to leave, they already have an exit strategy in place.
I don’t encourage my clients to leave their jobs immediately. However, I do encourage them to seek to live financially independent of them so they can have the option and freedom of living their life on their terms.
The primary way I help my target audience achieve this goal is through my Employee’s Mindshift 2 Freedom Coaching Program. It is a six-week program that teaches employees and working professional how to:
- get clarity on what they truly want in life
- get rid their limiting thoughts and beliefs
- recondition the mind for freedom and success
- cultivate the systems, habits, and routines necessary to live independent of a 9-to-5
- learn the manifestation secrets needed to live independent a job and a paycheck
All of this starts with a change in mindset. That’s why it is called the Employee’s Mindshift 2 Freedom Coaching Program.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First we would go hang out at Atlantic Station and walk around catching some of the sights and sounds. Next, we would stroll through downtown Atlanta and go by Centennial Olympic, Park, the Aquarium, the Civil Rights Museum, and the World of Coca-Cola.
And of course. no trip to Atlanta is complete without a visit to the MLK Center.
We would then go to one of my favorite restaurants the Grand Lux Café and top it off with some cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Hands down, I would like to dedicate this shout out to my mentor and coach Dr. Stacia Pierce. When I started coaching with her I had no business, one stream of income, and no vision for my future.
I knew I wanted to see a change in my life and that I was frustrated with things as they were, but I had no clue where to start.
Since coaching with Dr. Stacia, my entire life has transformed. Because I her influence, started my own business, written two books, have established multiple streams of income through trading and coaching, and I am on track to being a six-figure earner this year. None of this would have been possible without her guidance, wisdom, love, compassion, and commitment to my success.
For this I will be eternally grateful!
Thank-you Dr. Stacia.
Instagram: @empoweredwithjarod or @the9to5strategist (business)
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