about bjb

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I started singing opera when I was 4 years old.

At age 17, I lost my opera singing voice to a major illness. The major illness was onset due to unresolved childhood stress.

I was mute for 18 months. The doctor said I would never speak again, let alone sing. I did everything I could for 8 years to try to sing again, but could not.*

After officially losing my opera singing voice at the end of 2004, I felt lost. I had no idea what to do with my life.

So, I decided to learn how to be an “entrepreneur.”

I started by working in other people’s companies by day… and teaching myself the stuff I didn’t understand from that day’s work by night.

Eventually, I ended up managing those companies… and getting even sicker… and burning out.

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After losing my singing voice, I felt lost. I had no idea what to do with my life.

So, I decided to learn how to be an “entrepreneur.”

I started by working in other people’s companies by day… and teaching myself the stuff I didn’t understand from that day’s work by night.

Eventually, I ended up managing those companies… and getting even sicker… and burning out.

I needed a change.

So in 2007 while drunk* at SXSW, I bought a house in Austin, Texas. I moved to be around music + heal my mental, emotional, and physical well being.

That’s the year Tim Ferris’s book “The 4-Hour Workweek” came out and we all started wanting to “work from our laptops on the internet.”

So I started a podcast + went to this “new thing” called “life coaching school” and started learning how to be a coach.

Since 2007, I’ve created + destroyed more shit than I can remember 😊:

  • Stage managed some of my favorite acts in the world like Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, The Flaming Lips, LMFAO, and more than I can remember.
  • Organized SXSW events for some of my favorite authors and humans in the world like Jenny Blake, Josh Kauffman, and Chris Guillebeau.
  • Was the president of a Rotary Club… ?
  • Discovered Instagram 😍 and became a nerdy novice self-photographer.
  • Built a body confidence + health coaching business for entrepreneurial women at BeingBadass.com… with 30K Instagram followers… inspiring success stories… and too much of me being naked on the internet.
  • And I’ve helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and coaches create and sell products and services online.

Since 2007, I’ve created + destroyed more shit than I can remember 😊:

  • Stage managed some of my favorite acts in the world like Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, The Flaming Lips, LMFAO, and more than I can remember.
  • Organized SXSW events for some of my favorite authors and humans in the world like Jenny Blake, Josh Kauffman, and Chris Guillebeau.
  • Was the president of a Rotary Club…?
  • Discovered Instagram 😍 and became a nerdy novice self-photographer.
  • Built a body confidence + health coaching business for entrepreneurial women at BeingBadass.com… with 30K Instagram followers… inspiring success stories… and too much of me being naked on the internet.
  • And I’ve helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and coaches create and sell products and services online.

The truth is: for most of my career I felt inadequate. I constantly compared myself to others + I always had this deep sense of loss and insecurity that stemmed from the incompleteness I felt from losing my voice.

I struggled. Things always felt hard. …And because of that, they were hard. 

Because I believed I wasn’t enough, I was always rushing, hustling, pushing, over investing in trainings, masterminds, and over extending myself to lead or attend social events for fear that I would never succeed unless I did all the things… bought all the things… accomplished all the things.

Sound familiar? It doesn’t have to be that way.

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Today, I left behind a thriving health coaching business with 30K Instagram followers to start again because I no longer felt in alignment with the idea that women wouldn’t feel complete until they had achieved a certain weight.

Today, I don’t chase money. I don’t hustle. I only attend events or invest in myself and my business when I genuinely need or want to.

And I’m succeeding more than I ever have. Mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and financially.

Today, I lead the School of Worthy, where we help entrepreneurs expand their sense of worthiness to raise their rates, feel secure in their work, & realize their higher visions for their lives… without burning out or hustling.

My Beliefs + Values:

1. I believe success occurs through stillness + alignment.

2. I value enoughness in entrepreneurship.

3. I believe that when you feel good, you allow good. When you don’t feel good, you disallow good.

4. I believe you are enough, right now as you are, to allow all that you desire.

Books/Work I Think Everyone Should Read/Do:

*Today, 15 years later, my best friend Tim Francis seems to have unofficially made it his mission to get me singing again. It’s working. First show together will be Dec. 6th, 2019 in good ol’ Austin, Texas.

*I also don’t drink anymore… obviously for good reason.

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