A serial entrepreneur, USA Today bestselling author, altruist, horsewoman & life coach helping others to live their elite life.
Born and raised on the central coast of California, I had a great childhood, even though at the time it felt tumultuous, with parents who divorced and money being tight. I worked odd little jobs, put on plays in my backyard (which I charged admission for), ran a lemonade stand or two, and generally looked for any way to afford my horse.
From an early age I was competitive; showing horses at twelve, I didn’t have money for trainers, so I trained myself, and my own horses. I became a keen observer of life, people, and especially horse trainers. I used what I observed to teach myself. In a way, I guess I’ve always done that and still do.
Back then, I had no inhibitions. I used what little I had, and what little I knew, and started entering horse shows. I had no idea at the time that I really didn’t have a clue, but it didn’t take long for me to catch on, and soon I was beating the big dogs with the big money and high dollar trainers and horses. And it felt so good.
I’ve (almost) always lived an elite life, which had nothing to do with money (because I really didn’t have any when I was younger), and everything to do with my mindset and attitude. The first in my family to go to college and get a degree, I didn’t know it wasn’t something to aspire to, I just knew I wanted it.
Even in college I lived an entrepreneurial life; starting small businesses to make a side hustle while I hustled my butt off waiting tables.
I’m lucky that my mom never said “No!” but instead said, “If you can find a way to afford it, I’m okay with it.” And so started my life of serial entrepreneurship.
In the last 20+ years I’ve started five businesses, most of them for under $500. One cost a bit more, but working with my husband, we turned a low 6-figure business into just shy of a 7-figure business before we sold it. The businesses I built on my own were internet retailer, jewelry design and manufacturing, writing, and mobile coffee trailer. All of these businesses were built to 6-figures a year. And all of them were businesses I knew nothing about when I got started. It all came from the ability to overcome average and focus on my elite life.
My passion is horses, and before a major accident, I lived an elite life there too. I always say I was lucky enough to have great horses, but the reality is, I leaned into the sport of rodeo the same as I did showing horses. I took what I could afford and learned everything I could be to better than most. In all honesty, I never tried to be the best while I was building my businesses, because I needed to focus on making money so I could later focus everything on being the best.
Have I bored you enough yet? LOL I’m going to lay down some truth here…I haven’t always had an “elite life mindset.” And believe me, I felt it when I got off track. I went off the rails for several years. Recently, I decided I could no longer use my accident and head injury as an excuse, I needed my elite life back. And as part of this journey, I began working toward a graduate degree in Sports Medicine. Always loving sports, I got my undergraduate degree in Human Performance (read that as exercise physiology, biomechanics, and kinesiology). Along the way, I’ve met some of the most highly regarded life coaches, sports coaches, athletes, and champions.
Elite Life Mindset is my way of giving back. I’m here to share what I’ve learn from mentors, and from my education. The biggest thing: it’s not just about sports! The Elite Life Mindset applies as much to raising a family, life, and business as it does to sports. Though there may be times I divide courses, articles, podcasts, planners and journals into categories, but all of them can be used for every aspect of your life.
Through online courses, JamieTV, Elite Life Mindset podcast, and planners and journals, I want to help you not only dream big, but live big, and turn your life from average to elite.
WHY ELITE LIFE?
because you deserve it
Everything about Elite Life Mindset is built on a passion for living your best life. You only get this one chance. And the best part is IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!
My commitment to you is to help you become unstoppable, a force to be reckoned with, your own cheerleader, and truly the leader of your path to success.
We offer free content, great printable materials, online training courses, a podcast (coming soon), and the tools to help you move from average to elite.
Build the life you truly love, become the best you can be at your sport. Live your one-of-a-kind elite life that’s perfectly tailored to you.
Sports, life, or business, I want to help you reach your highest potential, and tap into you best self.