Christopher: Welcome Freedom Fast Track, here’s to another episode today. We’ve got a little bit of a different show. This show’s going to be about biohacking. It’s going to be about health, it’s going to be about effectiveness. I’ve got Jane Barlow here who’s the CEO of Barlow Herbal and Jane welcome to the show.
Jane: Thank you Chris. I’m happy to be here.
Christopher: I know, we were just talking off the air and I had to like nearly pause us because of the amount of excitement I have for the word biohacking and for getting the most out of my body. I mean, the listeners can’t see but right now I’m wearing my blue looking glasses and I’m standing with my vibrant five toe shoes. This morning I was meditating and taking all sorts of different hormones and herbs. I am so into this Jane. I think it’s so critical. Here’s my first question on this. What does biohacking actually mean?
Jane: Biohacking means you’re going to do something with your health, with your biology and you’re going to up-level it. You’re going to slip through a wormhole and do something quicker than the normal population is doing things. Bio is basically your health, so your body. Your biology.
Christopher: I think that entrepreneurs need to get any edge they can get. I don’t know about you but I see so many business owners focused on the strategy and the mixed marketing technique but there’s nothing more important than your health and that’s something that you and your family have been focused on for quite a long time. I would love to start off with just a brief run through of your story and of your business before we dive head-first into our … I think it’s going to be an absolutely amazing in a tribute show. If you would do us the favor of letting us know your story that’d be great.
Jane: Okay, yeah. I was born into a family. My dad was a medicinal botanist. That means medicine out of plants and we were raised, I’m second oldest of 14 kids so lots and lots of kids. They’re three adopted but 11 natural kids. It was a big, big crazy family and my dad used to not only have big gardens and we would make everything home made and I grew up in the ’60s and the ’70s so this was way back when people were actually eating a lot of canned food, packaged food. All of the food industry was trying to make it easier for homemakers but my parents, they would have nothing to do with that. What would happen is my dad would have some of his colleagues over for dinner.
There would be like an iridologist and a chiropractor and a acupuncturist and these family dinners would turn into these healing sessions. Where all us little kids would be getting chiropractic adjustments and our eyes read. Iridology is reading the iris of your eye. Yeah, and this was just normal for us. We just grew up that way. My dad started a company when I was about 14 years old and he worked with people from all over the world that were very well known herbalists. He used to lecture at a naturopathic college called Bastir University. That was his kind of stomping ground.
Christopher: It’s a chiropractic naturopath college isn’t it?
Jane: It’s a big, mostly naturopathic college. I don’t know. It might’ve evolved into chiropractic, too, but when he was there it was mostly naturopathic.
Christopher: It’s interesting. I do know that one of my mentors, Richard Bartlet, who does Matrix Energetics, he got his naturopathic doctorate from there. I didn’t know you could be a doctor of naturopathy, how do you say that? I mean, saying that.
Jane: Naturopathic, or naturopathy.
Christopher: Yeah, there you go.
Jane: Yeah, we just had this really unique experience growing up and I kind of felt deprived of all the fast foods and junk foods that my friends were eating, but of course as an adult I realized, “Wow, my parents really gave us a gift.” My dad actually passed away 19 years ago. On Sunday, it’ll be 19 years and I’ve been carrying on his work and his business ever since then. It’s been a huge learning experience for me and sometimes I wish I could sit down with him and say, “Dad you’re not going to believe what I learned that you didn’t know.” I mean, and he was a brilliant man and I say that with a lot of respect, but I have learned so much because my customers are all over the world.
They’re mostly practitioners and we do some things that really change the game for your health. You’re right, as entrepreneurs we need to have an edge and our health has to be at the forefront because if you’re not healthy you cannot bring your best self to the planet that you’re trying to serve.
Christopher: It’s so true and you know what Jane? I think, maybe, 15 years ago it was okay to be a CEO and make a bunch of money and be fat, or be smoking cigarettes, or to eat junk food but I don’t know about you, but if I see someone online and they’re making a bunch of money and they’re overweight or they’re smoking of they’ve got some obvious health problem. I just can’t follow them. I can’t listen to them so I think this is so, so much more important than many people really understand.
Jane: Yeah, I agree completely and I think you really have to practice what you preach. Especially when you’re in my field. I can’t say, “Do this, do that. Use this, try this.” This has to come from a complete place of trust. It’s really pretty interesting, but yes I think you’re right. I would never follow somebody no matter what business they were in. What entrepreneurial or big CEO thing was happening if they were having a very healthy life style because, I don’t know, that just shows no self control. It shows a whole bunch of things.
Christopher: It really does.
Christopher: It does and it’s something that should be their top priority. I mean, health is really wealth and I think for entrepreneurs, the one, there’s the image and how you need to show up and look but the other thing is we want to get the most of our body. I mean, we talk about hustle is such a big phrase at the moment but if you don’t have the energy to actually hustle and to do that you just kind of burn out and adrenal fatigue is massive at the moment.
Jane: Yeah, I agree completely. I think people are making unwise decisions but some of it is they just don’t know. That’s what I really find when someone finds me whether it’s a practitioner or it’s just a regular person, I find that people suffer just because they don’t have access to simple health education. In fact, if you think about this, this is one of my favorite things Chris is every single indigenous people that have ever lived on this planet they always have their own medicine man. You would go to the medicine man and they would make you a poltus, a tincture, a tea. They would make up a brew for you to take care of stomach aches and headaches and wounds.
There was always this person who was the … I think it evolved to you grandma. Sometimes people said, “Oh, grandma’s remedies.” I think there’s a big wave of that coming back because people want to be empowered to take care of their own health without running to the doctor for every little thing.
Christopher: I so agree. It’s almost like what was old got out of fashion and now it seems to be what’s old is new again.
Jane: Oh my goodness, it’s completely true. I’m in my mid 50s and I have to tell you, I don’t worry about anything. I don’t worry about cancer, I don’t worry about any virus or fungus. You know the zika virus, everyone freaks out and I don’t even. It doesn’t even phase me because I know I have the power to take care of it because I have this huge herbal arsenal. It’s really awesome.
Christopher: That is awesome and I really want to dive deep in this and so I think we could go in so many different directions but I really want to focus on the entrepreneur who wants to get the most out of their body. The entrepreneur who’s listening to this right now may go, “Do you know what? I am jamming five energy drinks down my throat or four coffees just to get through the day. I’m not sleeping right. I do want to be more effective. I want to be more fired up,” and I would love you just to share. You can just go and whatever you think that this person needs to know in order to really turn themselves into that. How do they really biohack their biology and become that super fast business owner that’s full of real long lasting energy?
Jane: Yeah, that is a big, big question with a lot of answers. You’re right. I mean, really, we could talk for a long time. My very first place to go with this is people need to start their life, start their day being proactive instead of reactive. When you get up in the morning you shouldn’t just eat whatever’s put in front of you. There needs to be a proactive method to the way you biohack yourself or you take care of yourself and you have to educate yourself. You have to be really mindful of what you eat, what you drink, where it comes from, how much. I mean, all of these things are really … I mean, the food thing. Before I started running my dads business I used to own a health club.
I was in the fitness business. I actually still teach classes at the local gym here where I live. Fitness has always been a big part of my life and I think that what happens is if people just simply react to what’s going on in them instead of being proactive then that’s going to mess everything up. Now, I kind of feel like I have a lot of stuff going on in my head I want to share with you so this is where I’m going to go with this because I feel this is a really huge takeaway that your listeners could get because this is really where my expertise really shines. When I was 14 my dad started this herbal company, these were mostly liquid herbal extracts.
He would take the plants, he would actually extract the plant medicine out, he would go through the curing process, the filtering process. Then, even though we don’t do this anymore, he would use all of his children as a work force. We would bottle, we would label, we did everything by hand for a lot of years. I still do it by hand for myself and my family because it’s such a generational, there’s a legacy, there’s something about making your own plant medicine that’s really powerful. We can’t really do that anymore because of compliance and all of that which is fine. When I was 14 my dad had been studying with a very well known doctor.
His name was Doctor E.T. Krebs, Jr and if you have ever heard of the Krebs cycle, then this is the doctor who discovered and developed the Krebs cycle. Yeah, and his dad Doctor E.T. Krebs, Sr was the contract position for two tribes of Indians during the flu epidemic of 1918. You remember the Spanish flu, there were estimated between 30 and 50 million people died during this great flu epidemic of 1971 – 1918. Well the government assigned a contract position to every group around the United States and there’s a Doctor E.T. Krebs who was assigned this two tribes of Indians who were living near Carson City, Nevada. The Washu Indians and during this epidemic not one person from these two tribes died.
When every other group around the world was effected and what he discovered is that they were using this plant that only grows in the pacific north west of the United States. It’s called Lomtium Disectum. Not a lot of people have heard of it. I even talked to master herbalists and people who are big time naturopaths and herbalists and they’ve never heard of this plant.
Jane: Yeah, because it only grows in one part of the world and it’s never been successfully cultivated so what this doctor did is he took this plant back to his practice in San Francisco and he started using it on his own patients and this his son carried on his work and his son is the one my dad spent 30 years studying and studying this plant. When I was 14 my dad developed an extract of this plant. It’s a very concentrated liquid extract so it might be called a tincture or an extract. It’s not very popular, or it’s not very common to see extracts. People are really used to popping things in capsules or pills or tablets.
It seems like a more convenient way that we like to get our herbs but if you get something that’s in a liquid, it absorbs into your tissues. It acts really fast and what this plant does, this is where the total magic is, this plant is a broad spectrum, what’s known as an antimicrobial. It goes after virus, fungus, yeast, and some types of bad bacteria. Now this is cool. I have two sons who are 34 and 35 years old and neither one of them have ever had a prescription antibiotic. I raised them on this plant. Now I’m not against antibiotics. I think in the right situation an antibiotic can absolutely save your life so I’m not anti antibiotic.
Really, I think that’s a really important thing to make note of but this plant has the ability to clear up … Well, I could tell you some stories that would blow your mind. For example, my husband after 20 years with a herpes virus now tests negative on a PCR test for his type of herpes because of this plant. For it to have the ability to change the game for an entrepreneur who wants to biohack their ability to not have to run to the doctor when they get a cold, or the flu, or they get some infection could take them down and take them out of their business for a while. I mean, this is a powerful thing.
Christopher: Could you … How do we spell the name.
Jane: Okay the name is Lomatium. L-O-M-A-T as in Tom. -I-U-M. L-O-M-A-T-I-U-M. Low-may-chum is how it’s pronounced.
Christopher: We’ll put that in the show notes. Where would they go to get some of this, I mean I’m intrigued to try it.
Jane: Yeah, okay. Well let me tell you. We have it on our website but there is something that’s very, very important for people to know about this plant. It might be why a lot of people have never heard about it and this is the important part. This is the part where everyone, their ears need to perk up right now.
Christopher: My ears are perked.
Jane: About seven to 10% of the people who use this plant, especially if it’s a full root extract. If it’s the whole thing, you don’t isolate anything out of it. If you use the whole plant extract about seven to 10% of the people who use it for the very first time will get a full body one-time detox rash. Okay. I have extreme experience using this and seeing … I’ve seen thousands and thousands of rashes. It’s not a dangerous rash, it’s a one time detox. It happens only once. Your skin is your largest organ so what I have come to believe is that there is some type of low-grade virus, fungus. Mostly viral or fungal load that is hanging on in their tissues.
If someone has a little bit of brain fog, they have a little bit of fatigue. They’re overall healthy but there’s something they just can’t put their finger on and they’ve had chronic issues that they might have to go get antibiotics every once in a while. Those people tend to be a little bit more prone to this rash and it is very uncomfortable and it’s really issue and to be honest, it scares a lot of people away when they learn about it. I would say, it’s not anything to be afraid of. It happens only once and it’s what’s known as a healing crisis.
In the medicinal herbal world, your body is doing a very smart thing and it’s healing you.
Christopher: Yeah, and I’ve done a lot of study on those sort of things and a lot of the things that we think, the symptoms that we think are flu’s and we won’t use the big C word, but other things that show up in the body. Especially in the digestive tract and other things that are. The symptoms are actually the body healing itself. Getting rid of things, trying create acne to try to get some of this excess toxicity out. I totally know what you mean by healing crisis.
Jane: Yeah, yeah. Well, I mean, if you think about when people get a fever your body’s trying to heat up to heal you and when you usually get a fever you usually completely lose your apatite. That’s your body saying, “You know what, I don’t need to be digesting, eliminating, or processing food right now. I need to be healing.” I’m not saying to let a fever get out of control and stick around for a really long time but when your body heats up that is kind of a really classic example of the healing crisis.
Jane: Lomatium comes with the healing crisis in some people. Not everyone. It’s definitely something to be aware of. About eight years ago I developed a formula that was designed to prevent the rash and it has lomatium in it, but it has other herbs that support and detox your liver so that your skin is not going to take all the detox or the potential for the detox but your liver and your other organs are going to be assisting you. It’s been a game changer and a life saver for me personally because I talk to people all over the world and that’s been one of the hardest things for me to deal with as the owner of this company is talking people off the ledge from their lomatium rash.
Christopher: You know what I love so far about this conversation is, it’s very rare that someone brings in something that I have absolutely no understanding of but I’m very excited to try out. Usually I have a little bit of an understanding but this has been awesome. I would love to ask, other than that, what are some other things that the entrepreneurs can really do? I mean, obviously they need to have a huge detox.
Jane: Yeah, yeah. Not everybody gets the detox. You know, I think that prevention is something that people need to put at the forefront. You need to prevent rather than try and cure. Don’t wait until you get something. I think that, that is really pretty powerful and along those lines things like, I don’t know if you want to keep talking herbal or if you want to talk about just some of the other things that I do to stay well?
Christopher: It’s a good question and you know what I really like is you said it before, that it’s all about being proactive in the morning.
Christopher: I subscribe massively to morning rituals and routines and I would love to hear of some things that you think are important for entrepreneurs to be proactive within the morning. Like, what should they be eating? There’s so much science out there from [inaudible 00:23:28] anyway, I’ll let you go on then. Let’s talk a little bit about being proactive in the morning and how to set your day up right.
Jane: Okay, yeah, and I actually have a pretty good routine and so what I do is I wake up naturally. I don’t ever use an alarm clock and I think a good night sleep is really, super important. I think your room needs to be dark, cool, and quiet. If you’re going to be getting a good night sleep so you can actually be proactive in the morning and have a good morning routine, it can’t happen unless you get a good night sleep. I’m lucky that I don’t have to wake up at a certain time and I think most entrepreneurs have that luxury as well. That if they let themselves just sleep.
The first thing, of course, is a good night sleep and then when I get dressed, I get dressed in my workout clothes. I don’t even get dressed in anything else. That’s the first thing I do is I get dressed in my workout clothes. Then, I write in my journal. I don’t eat. I always have a quart jar of water that’s ready for me to drink in the morning. I do, what’s called hyper hydrate and the first … I’ll drink a full quart of water and it’s usually got a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and a dash of cayenne pepper in it. Just wakes up the digestion and metabolism and all that. Then after I’ve gotten dressed in my workout clothes, I drink my water, I will sit and write in a journal.
This is more like a brain dump. This is not something I’m doing super deep reflection on. This is getting everything out in paper that I, not only need to do for the day, but I also have a brain dump of gratitude that goes right into a journal. Then, once I’ve done that, which might take five minutes one day. It might take 20 minutes. I mean, I really don’t put a limit on it or I don’t say, “Oh, I have to sit and write in my journal for and give three or four pages.” If I get 10 pages, that’s great. If I get half a paragraph, and that’s all I’ve got, you know. I think just simply taking and writing it down, you don’t even have to go back and look at it.
I mean, it’s something that just gets the thoughts in your mind. I think as entrepreneurs, our brains are just always going and always on fire. I think that’s really common and to actually put it on paper, it completely changes the way that you can now interact with yourself. Then after I do that, most of the time, to be honest I don’t eat breakfast. I find that the intermittent fasting, it just works for me. I feel lighter, I feel better, I feel more mentally sharp when I don’t eat something until like 10 or 11, or even noon.
I know that’s not common. I think it’s more common for men to not eat in the morning, especially like high level entrepreneurs but it works for me. I find that, that really works. Then when I do eat, it’s always protein and fat. I like to scrambled eggs in coconut oil.
Christopher: This is so great. This is so great, Jane. Like you’re literally describing my morning. I’m not just saying that. Like my morning is, I have coconut oil and scramble eggs at 11 after intermittent fasting and I just think this is so important. I don’t know if people really understand the benefits of this. I mean, I always grew up, people saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” As we were force fed like some sugary carbohydrate that just turned to glucose so fast and we had this spike in the morning and then crash at lunch.
Ever since I started eating fats and proteins and intermittent fasting my day is just, you know I zoom through it, sometimes not eating until even 11 or 12. I would love to hear some insights that you have into these things as well as hear more about what it is that you do in the morning.
Jane: Well, you know, to me it’s about mental clarity. I feel like I have to be, well I want to be and I have to be, and I need to be on my game. I’ve really just evolved to this type or routine in eating. It wasn’t always something and if I could’ve been 20 or 30 years ago because I’ve always. I’m like a normal entrepreneur. I’ve always been an entrepreneur, even when I was very, very young. It’s just something that I, you know, just having my own company and driving my own routine without having to clock in has always been my jam for sure but I think that my whole thing is that if I don’t have mental clarity, I can’t bring my best self. I spend a good chunk of my day educating doctors so when I get a new practitioner that finds me and/or is now becoming a customer, they’ll make an appointment with me. They’ll spend an hour and I’ll educate them.
There’s a big learning curve with products that we do. You’re not going to ever see the stuff that I make on a health food store shelf because the learning curve is too big. I spend a good chunk of my day educating and I can’t be, I can’t have brain fog. I can’t be having a card coma. I really can’t. Besides, I don’t want that. I’ve really kind of evolved out of, I don’t eat bread. I don’t eat pasta. I don’t even really like gluten free bread. I just, carbs load me down even if they’re … I do a lot of veggies. I do, I love a good filet minion. It’s local and grass fed. That’s one of my favorite things.
My big thing is, really just think if you don’t have a routine. I even follow the routine when I travel. Like, I’ll carry my supplements with me. I’m a Nazi about water so it’s whenever we check into somewhere, even if we’re traveling overseas, it’s like we land. I’m like, “Okay, where’s the water?” Where’s the water that I’m going to have because I’m staying hydrated I think is … You always hear and everybody always hears, you know, we’re 70% plus water and yet most people are chronically dehydrated. I think hydrating and staying hydrated is, that to me is a simple biohack, so simple.
Christopher: It’s something not enough of us are doing. I mean, most of us wake up dehydrated and most of us spend the whole day having caffeine and sugars and not drinking enough. That’s massive. That’s absolutely massive. Hey, we’re going to take a short break Jane. I just, I love the amount of in-depth that you’re going in to with this. Even though, I know that you’re thinking in-depth, I haven’t even started the [inaudible 00:30:20]. This is just vital. Let’s take a short break and have a quick listen. Grab yourself a glass of water. Stand up straight and make sure you’re ready for the final section of this after a really short break. We’ll talk to you in a minute.
Jane: Sounds good.
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Jane: Okay, perfect.
Christopher: Freedom Fast Trackers, welcome back. I’m here with Jane Barlow. We’re having so much fun. We’ve kind of found that we’re kindred spirits when it comes to what we’re doing every morning and that makes me feel good because Jane is an absolute expert when it comes to all this stuff. I’m committing right now to doing this detox and taking this amazing herbal supplement from Jane. I’m really excited about that. We’ve been talking a lot about being proactive in the morning, what it is that Jane does. Intermittent fasting, lots of good things. I really would love to ask a little bit about what is the point and why does intermittent fasting work so well to increase focus?
Jane: Well, if you think about when you start eating, if you eat first thing in the morning, your body has actually been fasting all through the night. If you don’t get up and hit the refrigerator in the middle of the night, which I hope you’re not doing but your body has been resting and sleeping and repairing and when you immediately start feeding yourself food. Even in my experience, even if it’s good food, and this is in my experience because I think there are people who maybe can’t get through their morning without some food, but in my experience everybody who tries intermittent fasting.
What happens is you continue in that repair mode, your body doesn’t have to do anything to work and break down food and the literal mental clarity that intermittent fasting gives me is a little hard to describe unless you do it. I think, you find that too Chris?
Jane: Yeah. Besides that, I don’t count the water with the apple cider vinegar and the cayenne and the reason I do apple cider vinegar, if you’ve not tried it or you’ve not heard of it there is a little bit of a taste bud curve where you won’t like it in the beginning. I actually but it in my water all day long so the electrolytes. If you drink just plain water you should really add even a little bit of Himalayan sea salt to it just to give you the electrolytes and it helps your body absorb it, but apple cider vinegar will do amazing things for your digestion. I mean, there’s probiotics in apple cider vinegar.
I mean, there’s all kinds of things and the reason I add cayenne is because it stimulates digestion, it improves metabolism and it’s just an amazing herb that’s good for heart health. Believe it or not, I have this crazy cool little quick story I’m going to tell you about cayenne pepper. When I was 14 my dad took me, and 14 seems to be kind of an age for me, but my dad took me on a driving lesson. We lived in the country, we stopped at a gas station for gas and when we went in to pay there was an older couple in the line in front of us and almost immediately when we got into the gas station the man literally, classically clutched his heart and fell to the floor.
It, of course, I’m this very impressionable 14 year old. Now my dad kept a wad of cash in his right breast pocket and a one ounce bottle of liquid cayenne pepper extract that he made in his front pants pocket on the right. Immediately within seconds my dad had two dropper-fulls of cayenne liquid extract in this mans mouth and he sputtered and stuttered and about 30 seconds later he sat up. The ambulance had been called and it took about 20 minutes to get there but I have personally seen cayenne pepper stop a heart attack in 30 seconds. This is what happens.
It’s a vasodilator, cayenne pepper is a vasodilator. That’s heart. That’s your vein system. Cayenne pepper is, in my opinion, a very protective for the heart. There’s so many people who have heart disease and heart problems and cayenne pepper should be something that’s part of your daily routine. In my opinion. That’s why I put cayenne pepper in my drink in the morning. Sometimes it’s liquid. I do the liquid extract, in fact most of the time, or sometimes I’ll sprinkle it in with the apple cider vinegar but yeah. Cayenne pepper, everyone should be on that train.
Christopher: That’s amazing. That’s one thing I’m not doing. We do have it downstairs, we put it our juices when we juice and things like that. One of our companies is an organic juice delivery company so we use it for that but I haven’t been using it so I’m going to get started on that and putting it in my water sounds interesting.
Jane: Yeah, and you know what just acclimate yourself. I’ve never been a person who’s loved hot spicy foods. I’m just kind of sensitive to them so it’s just like acclimating to apple cider vinegar. You just have to start slow. I put it in a whole gallon and we actually make a liquid extract of 40 thousand heat unit cayenne pepper. It’s really super easy just to take a squirt and squeeze it right into the water and it’s really easy, and really pallatable, and not painful at all.
Christopher: That’s awesome. I could just sit here and quiz you for my own self gain forever but I know we’ve got limited time and I appreciate your time so I’ve got a couple big questions coming up for this visit. If you want to get a more in depth description of what Jane’s talking about and understand what to put in your water and what she does in the morning, intermittent fasting. Head over to her website, she’s created a special video, or a couple videos maybe just specifically for us and for this show. We do get some more things so thank you for doing that Jane and what’s the website, again, that they go to?
Jane: The website is barlowherbal.com. It’s B-A-R-L-O-W-H-E-R-B-A-L .com. Barlowherbal.com. Yeah, I’ve got a special video of my morning routine and all the, not just what I do but exactly why I do it.
Christopher: I love it and I suggest that we all head over there and have look at it. It’ll be in the show notes as well if you didn’t catch that or you’re driving right now. Just head back to our podcast/christophermduncan.com. I want to ask you two questions Jane that I ask every single person that comes on the show. It really helps that the aspiring entrepreneur understand where they can go and what they can do and how entrepreneurs that have got a business working think. The first question is this: if you lost everything right now, all of your contacts, all of your relationships, all of your money, your websites, your business. You had nothing, just you. The only thing that your allowed to have is your knowledge. How would you go about starting your business?
Jane: That’s a really good question, I love that question. The thing I would do is I would quickly find a niche market of people that I could serve and share my wisdom with. I think, what happens to people is they try to get too broad. They try to be someone for everyone and I think that, that’s a big mistake. I have really found that, that’s really been a really cool thing for me because I, you know, there’s not a lot of people who have faith in natural medicine for the level that I do but the people that do and they find me, it’s an incredible relationship. If I had to start all over again, I would find a niche. Let me give you a good example. For me, it would be prepers. Have you ever heard of prepers?
Christopher: Maybe, but I’ll let you tell me.
Jane: Prepers are people, and this sounds maybe a little dramatic, but prepers are people who are preparing for doomsday or preparing for the end of the world. Prepers, they’re getting, they’re making sure they have 100 gallons of water and they have a propane tank with enough gas to heat a tent that’s a special tent if they have no … If I had to start over, I would zone in and find that super small niche market of prepers because I have some things I know they would love. I think you should start with a tiny niche. Don’t try to do everything for everyone and find people to serve. That’s the first thing.
Christopher: I love it and great advice. If you’re out there wanting to start a business, maybe you want to look at a niche market that you can go out there and serve and start with. The second part to my question, Jane, is if you were to go back to your beginning of your entrepreneur journey, whenever that is for you, whenever you got serious and you got to spend two to five minutes just giving advice and sharing about what was to come what advice would you give to the younger version of you?
Jane: I love this question because this is so powerful. I would tell myself, “Don’t be so cautious.” I would make sure things were right because I do have a bit of perfectionist personality. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized, “What the heck? What am I doing?” If I could go back 20 or 30 years and tell my younger self, in my case probably 40 years, I would say, “Don’t be so cautious, don’t be so afraid. Be brave and be bolder and don’t be afraid to ask for things you want and do things that might fail.” I mean, that sounds so like, you know, probably a typical answer to that but I found myself a lot of years being really cautious. Even after I restarted my dads company after he passed away, I was really cautious.
I felt like I was stepping into these big shoes and I realized that I had my own. Not just my own gift but I have my own personality to put into this. Like I said, I think I might’ve said this before we started recording but if I could sit down and have a conversation with my dad right now, I know I could teach him some things and that’s a big bold statement but it would be a beautiful conversation. I would say, not throw caution to the wind, but don’t be so cautious.
Christopher: Gosh, what a great message. Both of them so big. Don’t be so cautious, take action, find that niche market. You’ve heard it today and I think it came at a perfect time. I wasn’t kidding when I said I could stay here and just ask you question after question on these but we have run out of time Jane and I appreciate you so much. I’d love to ask is there any last message you’d like to leave with the listeners who you think coming up that you want to leave with them today?
Jane: I think entrepreneurs have a special place in this world. I believe we’re the game changers and I think we need to be empowered in our physical bodies to take care of ourselves on a different level because we see the world differently than the masses of people so I think we have a special opportunity to really take care of ourselves on the level and I love that most of us our outliers. We stand on the outside and I would just say embrace that and take care of your health on the level that intuitively as human beings, we know our bodies are designed to be well.
Christopher: What a great ending statement. Thank you again for being here. We’ve just covered so much but I do really want to motivate all of you to go and get that video training and really understand your morning. For me, there’s been nothing more important than having a proactive morning routine and I’ve never called it a proactive morning routine to right now but it really has been. It’s something that I do every day. It’s planned, it’s specific, and it wakes me up in the right way so thank you for reminding me on that Jane.
Jane: You’re welcome.
Christopher: Listeners thanks for tuning in today. Please make sure you like, subscribe, and share this episode. Head over to Jane’s website and say hello. In the show notes we’ll have access to where you can go like her facebook page. You can look at all the different platforms, which I’m sure they’re all there. I know I’ve said it, but again thank you for spending some time with us Jane. We really appreciate it.
Jane: It’s been my pleasure Chris, thank you.
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