Balancing the Grind with Jazze Jervis, Network Marketing & Business Coach

Jazze Jervis is an Australian-based lawyer turned business consultant, who is on a mission to empower women to become financially and spiritually abundant in both business and lifestyle.

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1) To kick things off, could you tell us a little about your career background and current role?

Absolutely! In 2013 I started my career as a corporate lawyer and absolutely LOVED it. I found the work so interesting and it was such a thrilling energy. I then had my daughter in 2016 and at the time, my husband was also a professional athlete.

I knew intuitively soon after that my goal of being named “partner” was going to involve a lot of sacrifice and time away from my family. I am super ambitious and extremely hard working, but I just had this feeling that the corporate life wasn’t for me long term. 

I started looking into other income streams and as a huge fashion lover, I considered opening a brick and mortar fashion store. The overheads were huge and it would mean I’d need to immediately quit my job, rather than being able to build it up as a side hustle. 

Just before my daughter turned 1, she started childcare and this was quite the ordeal! I think for the first month she spent more time at home, sick, than she did in the actual childcare.

I was gifted some essential oils to try and that’s when I saw the earning potential in network marketing. I started my business a few months later and continued to expand my offerings from there. 

Eighteen months into my business, I launched The Calm Society: a non-business monthly membership where I teach women the spiritual and mindset practices that have helped me become a 7-figure earner.

I now work predominantly as a Networking Marketing + Business Coach with highly driven network marketers and female entrepreneurs who are ready to ditch the hustle and lead with impact, value and strategy. 

2) What does a day in the life look like for you? Can you take us through a recent workday?

Love this question! I schedule my work week in alignment with the ruling planets of each day to really capitalise and maximise the energy that day.

For example, Wednesday is ruled by the planet Mercury which is amazing for communication so I have most of my coaching calls on a Wednesday and I like to do my social media networking on a Wednesday too.

Tuesday is ruled by the planet Mars, which is excellent for focus and execution and so this is always my long workday. I don’t schedule many calls on this day because it’s a time to get things done! I’ve recorded an IGTV about how impactful that has been for my business and you can check that out here

I am a manifesting generator in Human Design so I’ve actually found it quite challenging to figure out what works for me when it comes to productivity and organising my days.

For example, I don’t vibe with time blocking and most productivity books will tell you to time block! Instead, I like to create a weekly master to-do list and work on what activity feels good for that day, as well as what works depending on the ruling planet of that day!

Check my productivity hacks here. I’m also currently training for a half iron man, so this has helped me to be so much more productive knowing that I have a lot of hours that I need to be training!

3) Does your current role allow for flexible or remote working? If so, how does that fit into your life and routine?

Being my own boss most definitely has its perks! I work from home which is incredible and I love it but it can also be challenging to really separate work/home/play. Some of my tips include:

  • Having a designated work space, including a desktop computer that is my main computer (rather than carrying around a laptop). This helps me to walk in, have my designated work day, and then be able to shut the door to my office and spend time with my family. 
  • I have a “third space” – i.e. when I leave my office for the day I spend some time doing a quick activity to decompress and leave work behind before heading into “mum life” and family time. E.g. having an infrared sauna, dancing for 5 minutes or to my favourite song, going for a quick walk, having a stretch. 
  • I try to leave housework for outside work hours. I set the washing machine timer to first thing in the morning so I can get a load done and hang out before I start my workday, and I do the same at night time. If I am doing housework all throughout the day then this is really distracting and doesn’t allow me to get into deep work. 
  • As mentioned in the question above, I’m so grateful that I get to choose how my work week is structured! I choose to align my activities with the Ruling Planets because I’ve found it the most effective for my productivity (and also because week to week the activities are very much the same so it helps my husband to know which day is which too! E.g. Tuesday is a long work day = he knows I am not on school pick up). 

4) What does work-life balance mean to you and how do you work to achieve that goal?

We tend to work in “seasons” in our business and in our family. For example, during launches, it’s not really “balance” that I’m going for.

It’s that feeling of preparedness, high energy and magnetism, making sure I am looking after my physical and emotional well being (meals in the fridge and daily cord-cutting). I do this knowing that I have also scheduled in time for restoration, flow and family time. 

One of the things that has really helped me is to have physical goals that I am working on at all times because it gives me a challenge outside of my work and also means that I’ve got to have that balance or I won’t achieve the physical goal.

I’m training for a half iron man right now and this requires 3 hour rides some days which means I need to make sure my work is done, I’ve delegated what I need to, and I’m organised so that I can show up big for both!

5) In the past 12 months, have you started or stopped any routines or habits to change your life?

Yes! Half Ironman training has been incredible for my physical and emotional health, as well as getting all of my creative juices flowing given that I am training so much! Gosh, I really do feel so much better in my business when I am moving my body. 

The second thing I’ve started is “cutting my energetic cords” after every call and also right before bed. This has really helped me to switch from task to task with more focus, have a stronger mindset and to not be bothered by so much.

There’s an opportunity cost for everything and I didn’t realise how much I was being affected by other people’s energy in terms of my creativity and my focus until I started being more intentional about clearing that. 

6) Do you have any favourite books, podcasts or newsletters that you’d like to recommend?

So many! Here’s some faves:

7) Are there any products, gadgets or apps that you can’t live without?

Yes! We are a really low-tox family and mindful of the environment we live in and how that affects our health, emotions and overall focus and productivity. Some of my fave wellness tools are:

  • Zazen water filter
  • Inova air purifier
  • Clearlight sauna

Some of my fave apps that we use in our business are:

  • Slack for communicating with my team
  • Insight Timer for meditation
  • Crystal + Stone for my crystals
  • Essential oils! Cannot live without them and they are the reason I started my own business

8) If you could read an interview about work-life balance by anyone, who would that be?  

Kate Northrup – author of Do Less

9) Do you have any last thoughts on work, life or balance that you’d like to share with our readers?

I think balance has a different meaning for everyone and it’s about really defining what that means. The same way that as a coach, when I am supporting a client to define their message and create their offers, one of the questions I ask them to reflect on is what feels good to you?

How many hours a week do you want to spend at your desk? Would you like to get back to people in your own time or be on a live call? What does your ideal day look like? This is such a powerful place to create from. 

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Hey there! I'm Hao, the Editor-in-Chief at Balance the Grind. We’re on a mission to showcase healthy work-life balance through interesting stories from people all over the world, in different careers and lifestyles.