Hi Friends! I’m Jilleysue. Native Mainer living this South Florida BEACH life.
Who is this chick anyway? And why would you be interested in taking her advice or joining her team or following her on Instagram? I would be asking the same questions too, so let me share a little more about me. The REAL ME! I am a fur mom, blogger, entrepreneur, and social media consultant.
In The Younger Years…..I only cared about cheerleading & sports. I knew deep down I was meant to be a business owner but I struggled significantly with body image, what my purpose was & what I was truly suppose to be doing.
Because of those body image issues I started personal training & focused on what I could do to “live well”, but I struggled to find a positive relationship with food, fitness & my body. I moved to South Florida with a plan that never followed shape, had extremely bad habits & extremely bad relationships. Toxic in everything I was part of.
I have now been in South Florida for 21 years. 15 of those years, I was in a highly toxic, abusive relationship. I was a co-dependent to the highest degree. Depressed, dehydrated, sleep & food deprived. I was either crying or working my butt off trying to hide how bad his issues were.
There are years of my life that are a complete fog to me because of my depression & anxiety.
I struggled watching the person who was once my best friend, turn into someone I didn’t recognize. I feared his death. I feared what was going to happen and I also feared him when he picked up a bottle. Unfortunately in 2017 he passed away at the young age of 47 and many days…….even though there was so much trauma, I wonder if I did enough. I had a ton of guilt and sadness. I struggle with PTSD from sounds and moments and areas that bring back so many memories that I couldn’t fight my way away from.
It was shortly after his death I could see clearly the effects of the last 15 years on my body, mind and spirit. I had started my own business in 2009, & although it helped keep my mind off things, I never felt as though I could never breath. I could never focus or relax My business was never on the right course. I could never think clearly. I ate wrong. Extreme fatigue and weird symptoms. I was the epidemy of unwell. My home, my business and my being was a mess. But, it was then, when the idea of helping other ladies, “create their cozy” was born. The idea of knowing we CAN be content in every area of our lives.
It has taken years of baby steps to learn and educate myself on making completely lifestyle changes & truly embrace the meaning of “cozy” or feeling finally content in home, business and being.
My journey towards alignment started with a LOT of unbalance, unwellness & fear. I was a victim blaming my circumstances on everything happening around me. I had no idea of the connection between my home, my business and my being but once it clicked, I just got it…..and yet I knew it was going to be a lot of work to take responsibility & get to a better place.
I could have never imagined that I would trust again or be able to be in a place where I could focus or breath because I was focused on the pain, the fear instead of what I had learned along the way.
We are thrown adversity to overcome & show others, they can get through it as well. We all have days that are a mess but we have to remember, it can’t rain forever.
Now, most days you’ll find me in yoga pants, in my home office working on my home fragrance business with my tribe of fur babies. (Be sure to check out Instagram for highlights of them) Playing country music, taking a nutrition course, a Feng Shui class or living that BEACH LIFE with my now partner in crime, Rob. He keeps me grounded and organized with all things business and tech and taught me truly taught me to trust again.
My Passion………I figured out that my passion lies in helping ladies create a place of content in home, business & being. A place where they can breath. An organized, FRAGRANT, cozy home, a business they love and most importantly ways to embrace the full meaning of “wellness” in every sense of the word. I am extremely passionate about making the right choices and living a life free of toxins, whether that consists of people, places or things.
Starting my Businesses……I randomly joined my current direct sales company 12 years ago as a hobby, while working my full time job as a Compliance Director, and it quickly became an obsession to the point that I was jumping out of bed excited to build something amazing. When my company closed down suddenly in 2014, I realized I had no desire to go back to the corporate world. I never liked working for someone else’s dreams and it was time I started creating my own.
My influencer career (I mean this truly is what all Instagram & Network Marketers are if done correctly) is where I discovered that I could finally lead and coach and inspire like I loved to do in all aspects of women’s lives. I fell in love with leading others to success. I built a rock star team and global organization, sharing a mindset, products I absolutely LOVE & every day lifestyle hacks to live a more cozy life.
I work with female entrepreneurs, just like you, in finding their influence to develop their own personal brand and create successful online businesses. I equip them with the tools and training needed to build a sustainable and profitable online presence using proven online marketing strategies. In time, creating a lifestyle and brand they truly love.
I hope to become a resource for you to “Create Your Cozy”. I share everything from home decor, wellness, biohacking and business, you name it! All the things in my journey that I hope will help all of you.
I hope to help you step forward in the world, & inspire you to be the best version of you. Whether you are looking to be your own boss, looking for a wellness hack or just stopping by for a quick peek, there is something for everyone. So grab your girley drink of choice & let’s hang out.
We are about to be besties & it’s about to GET REAL sister!
I get a lot of questions, so feel free to read some FAQ’s below!
PERSONAL JAM: Home Decor & Fragrance & Biohacking
MORNING ROUTINE: Salt Water & My Cold Brew Coffee Protein Shake
SECRET TALENT: Humor & Organizing
TAKE MY MONEY: Biohacking Stuff & Amazon Budget Finds
GUILTY PLEASURE: Reading Amazon Reviews, Netflix Docu-series, Scrolling Real Estate sites
FAVORITE PLACE: The Keys, 30A & Maine. OK Italy too!
Q: What city do you live in?
A: South Florida 10 miles just west of Fort Lauderdale Beach, 20 minutes south of Delray
Q: Do you have children?
A: Kids never happened for me. I talk about it in my blog but if you consider animals kids like me, we have 5 fur babies and I am an over protective crazy fur momma!
Q: What type of animals do you have?
A: 4 Doxies, a Yorkie and a Maine Coon Cat
Q: How long have you and Rob been together?
A: About 4 years but we have been best friends for almost 15 years and met at our old office. He handled our tech department and I handled compliance, so we worked together a lot.
Q: How long have you worked from home?
A: My company shut down in 2014. I had been with them for over 14 years as their Compliance Director & Social Media Strategist. Because of this blog, my social media consulting & my fragrance business, I was able to officially call myself a work from home girlboss. It was quite the transition but I wouldn’t change one thing.
Q: Do you both work from home? How does that work?
A: Yes, We both work full time from home. Rob owns his own tech/IT company and I do my thang. We get along very well, have our own offices and it works. Of course everyone needs their own space sometimes. Yes I would love to have the house to myself more often (just to blast them music and sing from the top of my lungs lol) but I wouldn’t trade not having to leave every day for anything. Its an adjustment from corporate america but we make sure to put the phones down, stop working and I gotta say….. we make a great team!
Q: How long have you been blogging?
A: Since 2010 but I truly had no clue what I was doing. I dove in, taught myself, made a bazillion mistakes, spent a ton of money and had no clue what heck I was doing till about 2016….for real. Tip: Keep going! Keep learning! Keep teaching yourself. You will make mistakes but those mistakes are what will create your success.
Q: What is your side hustle/direct sales business?
A: I have a been a Fragrance Consultant since 2009. Check out my story and accomplishments here. I am now at the top of the compensation plan as a Super Star Director and have team members world wide. I joined for something to do during a toxic, highly abusive relationship to keep my head on straight and I quickly saw that it could become my exit strategy. It was the perfect fit because of my love for home decor & fragrance. I’ve been going strong ever since, helping other women run their own businesses and traveling all over the world.
I also have my own Social Media Consulting Business where I give small business owners locally and online insight and guidance on how they can improve their social media presence.
Q: Where did you attend school?
A: I studied business and marketing at the University of Maine.
Q: Where did you get all of your Social Media training?
A: While I had my corporate job, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to train with some of the best of the best in the digital space. Kim Garst, Gary Vaynerchuk and so many more. I was in an apprenticeship for over 5 years as Social was just getting started and used all of what I learned to launch my own businesses. I knew immediately back in 2007 that Social was going to be big and I dove in.
Q: What are your favorite things to do or goals?
A: I love love love the BEACH! From 30A to the Keys, I love every part of FLORIDA and being on the water. We embraced COVID with many many staycations in my home state. I love kicking my feel up on a balcony facing the ocean with breakfast & a mimosa!
I love reading Amazon reviews & strolling the isles of Target or Home goods. I love being outdoors, having family & friends over by the pool/firepit. Visiting Maine (to be with my family), watching football. Planning events. I love to travel and visit new places. I love learning & reading, especially about biohacking, female health issues & nutrition. I love scrolling Instagram stories ALOT…… but most of all, I love to pile our entire fur baby family in bed and watch our list of favorite shows.
Goals? A vacation home somewhere that we can escape to. I look up properties every single day LOL. 30A? The Carribean? The Keys? I’m coming for you!!
So what does all of this have to do with you?
Well I am pretty sure we have something in common! I’m pretty sure that the one thing you want is to #CREATEYOURCOZY in every aspect of your life. To feel content & happy in your home, in your business and biohacking the heck out of your well being. If you are here right now, then you are ready to stop fighting fear and start feeling content and you just might need a new bestie to help you! I’m your girl!