About Me

A Life of Serial Job Changing

My name is Jackie Smith and I currently live in the North of England in Sheffield. 

Welcome to my website and if you don’t mind spending a few minutes with me, I can give you some idea of who I am, what my experiences have been and how I can help you come up with a business idea if you are searching for one or if you have one already help you refine it.

If you are reading because you are searching for a way out of your current work situation and are seeking a more creative, fulfilling and meaningful way to spend your working day  and earn what you are worth, I warmly & sincerely welcome you here.

Whatever the reason it is important to do something that fits in with who you are and how you want to live your life.

I know absolutely know how it feels to be where you are now.

The search for work happiness has caused me a lot of stress and mental pain over the years, and too many to count arguments with people close to me who thought I was "difficult to please" or "a bit lazy and didn't really want to go to work" and a whole lot more, even worse words of discouragement

Like many work tortured souls I have been searching  my whole adult life for the perfect job but it has never appeared in any newspaper or become available through any recruitment agency.

The sad truth is...

The perfect career will never exist in a building where you have to start and finish at a time appointed by others, are allowed the privilege of 48 hours of not working each week, affectionately called the weekend and you accept the other luxury of 30 days in the year where you can be absent with the manager's permission, romantically named your holidays.

All for the bargain price of a set salary each month!

The happy truth is you can create your own dream work full or part time and I want to show you how to discover a living that will stir your soul and doesn't suck the life out of you.

My Rubbish Corporate Career

I have been going to work from Monday to Friday for over 35 years and in that time I have never had a job I ever progressed in because I could never find one to fit me properly.

Like wearing shoes half a size too small, I always felt just a bit uncomfortable most of the time.

Apart from 10 years continuous service in the RAF, over the last 26 years I have had 23 other admin jobs so, on average a new one each year.

I also had a Saturday job from age 14 for 4 year so if you count that, I have been at work for 40 years now.

No one could ever say I was work shy.

From aged 28, I have moved from role to role in search of my dream one only to find each time there was eventually, usually something I hated about it.

The role itself changed,  sometimes it was the customers, a member of the team, a manager, an owner, the organisational ethics, the hours, most definately the pay, but always something I used as an excuse to move on again, in the vain hope the next one would be better.

Each time I changed jobs, it was with the most sincere intent to stay and do well.

Each time I said to myself this was the one I would try harder at, or stay longer at but it it wasn't to be.

What I didn't realise was the problem wasn't the job, the problem was me.

I just followed what everyone else did because I didn't know any other way.

I didn't realise you could actually design your own job and now I am part way towards that dream

Life is too short to be chained to someone else's vision of what your day should look like

My Rubbish Business Attempts

Just to add context to what I do now, I have actually attempted to start a business online in several areas, travel, food, finance and a couple more and failed and also started an off line business with my husband.

We had started a property management company whilst we lived overseas which also failed.

My Definition Of Failure

My definition of failure then was a bad one and I gave myself a very hard time about it, it knocked my confidence for years and I wasted SO MUCH TIME criticising myself and allowing others to criticise me too thus re-inforcing the perception of failure in my own mind.

My definition now of failure is it is actually a learning experience and without it I wouldn't be able to understand retrospectively why those ventures never worked out.

Nor be able to explain to others how to mitigate potential problems before they start.

I have learned a lot from my mistakes.

Consequently I had to go back to a regular job doing regular things because I was missing the vital pieces of the jigsaw.

I wasn't organising my life and choosing my business idea around the Life First Work Second principal, nor was I choosing a business in line with who I was

I was too busy listening to the follow your passion brigade, an ideal I no longer subscribe to fully.

There are so many, many more more things to consider than just passion for something.

So now I hope...

My Journey Is Your Opportunity

If you are on on that slow boat to job hell and what I have experienced resonates even just a little bit with you, then I can help you  find your dream life and fit your career around it, not the other way around.

I don't want you to experience the same drain on your life  I have endured for YEARS  because of a lack of knowledge or a helping hand from someone who has been where you are now.

It has been a natural thing for me to become a Profiting from Your Passion Advisor, taught directly by Dr Valerie Young  who has helped thousands of people find their life mission since 1995.

Her teaching  has allowed me to help others like you think outside the job box and use my natural talent of seeing the bigger picture to connect dots between what you love to do and come up with creative income streams.

Her Life First - Work Second Formula  has allowed me to understand, there is another way of looking at work and life and how the two can be successfully woven into your own dream life and business.

You too can do work that inspires you and motivates you and makes you want to get out bed in the morning.

If you would like to know more about what I can do for you, head over to my services page.

Download My Mini Workbook

In the mean time if you would like to kickstart your own business idea by yourself I can offer you a downloadable 28 page very usable pdf booklet entitled:

3 Steps To Turn What You Know Into An Income

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To your success!