Natalie Jill on Overcoming Adversity, Finding Your Purpose, and Building Your Business – Episode 212

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

You may know Natalie Jill as an ultra successful, inspirational fitness expert who’s in better shape than most women half her age.

What you might not know is that she was once 65 pounds overweight and a million dollars in debt.

If you’ve had setbacks and obstacles that have held you back, fear not. Your past doesn’t define you. Natalie has been there and she can relate. She can also help you rise up and turn your life around.

Natalie hit rock bottom as newly divorced, single mother. During that time she was forced to endure some of the most difficult challenges of her life. She lost a successful corporate career along with her retirement savings, marriage and home.

Natalie decided to use fitness and nutrition as her lifeline. What began as a way of holding herself accountable helped Natalie overcome adversity and find her life’s purpose.

She went on to found Natalie Jill Fitness, and author the national best-seller “7 Day Jumpstart: Unprocess Your Diet with Super Easy Recipes”. She holds a degree in Health and Human Performance and she is a Master Sports Nutritionist and Functional Trainer. She’s been featured on hit TV shows and channels such as The Doctors, The 700 Club and Hallmark Channel – Home and Family. To learn how to use adversity as a stepping-stone to success, listen as we discuss:

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Show Notes:

  • Her struggles with weight gain, depression and celiac disease. [4:12]
  • Why her reflection in a store window motivated Natalie to change. [5:29].
  • How a vision board helped Natalie achieve her incredible transformation. [6:19]
  • How she avoided information overload by simplifying her diet and exercise. [9:36]
  • The hard times and major obstacles she had to overcome to regain her physical, mental and financial health. [12:41]
  • How her strategy for holding herself accountable led to the creation of her business. [14:54]
  • The right way to publish your content, sell your product or launch your business. [15:52]
  • Why the connection is more important than the size of the audience. [17:06]
  • Questions you should ask yourself when creating a service or product. [18:18]
  • Why proactively surrounding yourself with positive people and eliminating negative nay-sayers is so important. [19:21]
  • Ways to bring more positive, uplifting, and encouraging people into your life. [20:41]
  • Natalie’s secrets to a successful business. [23:57]
  • The right way to build your brand on social media. [26:29]
  • How to simplify your business to grow your business. [28:43]
  • Tips for building a business on a shoestring budget.[30:14]
  • Why you should learn all aspects of your business before you hire help. [31:30]
  • How she decides what to focus on now that her business has grown. [33:05]
  • Natalie’s current morning routine and her advice for setting goals. [33:54]
  • Her typical daily nutrition and exercise plan. [36:09]
  • An inside look at Natalie’s typical workday. [39:34]
  • How she bounces back from a bad day and overcomes self-doubt. [40:03]
  • Her thoughts on the future of Natalie Jill Fitness [40:43]
  • How to find your purpose in life. [42:54]


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