We had the good fortune of connecting with Jasmine Wise and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jasmine, what principle do you value most?
The principle that matters to me most is, “all things are possible.” I have to take off the limit blinders I put up on any project or personal goal. Then and only then can I begin to go toward it. If I doubt myself or my business, I don’t even try. I must tell myself each day that all things are possible, and I must believe it. This doesn’t negate my fear, I am still fearful many times, but I do know that the goal is attainable. My clients come to me with an idea, but it feels so far away for them. I often say, “If you thought it, we can do it.” I firmly believe the thoughts that pop into our heads are important; we should give them attention. We should believe that all things are possible.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
As a purpose cultivator and educator, I had to carve out my own path. My work takes two distinct but related paths that both lead to purpose. In my first role as a purpose cultivator, I started Prosper Projects, and I help reach their purpose through completing their dreams, ideas, and goals. Everyone has a purpose. Some people need a little help getting there. In my second role as a purpose educator, I assist those who do not know what purpose is or need help finding it. I host “The Purpose Podcast with Dr. Jas” and offer purpose coaching to clients. I learned through carving out my path that it truly is a journey to success. Finding and maintaining success occurs because you have enough faith to take a step and not stand still. My biggest challenge was defining who I was and who I wanted to be in the world around me. I wanted to know right away where my businesses fit, but I soon realized that trial and error on the journey helps you define that. The biggest lesson I learned during my journey is to “try it anyway.” Just because a particular program didn’t work out for someone else doesn’t mean it won’t work out for you. Listen to wisdom but don’t be bogged down by all of the reasons not to do something. Many people are afraid to do something because someone told them it wouldn’t work out. This can cause you a lot of headaches that you can avoid if you try it for yourself. I want people to be encouraged that you don’t have to have it figured out. It’s okay to fall and get back up. That’s what makes me unique, I never rush clients but walk alongside them to discover their passions and purpose. I take their hands and move them toward completion one step and a time. There’s no rush to purpose but once you find it you’ll never regret it.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I love brunch! So if my friends was coming into town for the week we would definitely go to The Atlanta Breakfast Club, Buttermilk Cafe, Highland Bakery, Ms Icey’s Kitchen or Le Petit Marche . I love eating at all of these spots. Ponce City Market is always on the list of places to take people who have never been around Atlanta. I love being outside and Atlanta has a lot of parks to take people to. I usually google a new park and take people to it so we can explore it together. My go-tos are Stone Mountain Park and Piedmont Park. Because I’m originally from Louisiana, I will take people to the New Orleans Daiquiri shop off of Old National. Its a taste of Louisiana in Atlanta and I love it!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?
This question is so hard to answer because there are so many people and experiences contributing to my success. My family, friends, business and mindset books, podcasts have all added value to who I am today. The person I want to shoutout is my friend Amara Oji. Amara Oji and I met seven years ago when I lived in Texas. About three years ago, we began praying and talking weekly about our lives and businesses. There were plenty of days where I wanted to give up all of my dreams, but she reminded me of the vision and that I could get there. I am thankful for her in many ways, but most importanly, she helps me stay balanced.