Hey, you! Welcome to my lil spot on the internet where I’m privileged enough to have the opportunity to empower fellow offbeat creatives to explore their callings while adding joy back into their daily lives.
The name’s Britely, like Rainbow Brite
Jessie Britely is a Tampa Bay artist/entrepreneur/certified master life coach/renaissance woman with a passion to motivate, empower, and educate her fellow offbeat creatives to uncover their true callings and launch what they love with confidence and clarity.
Sounds like a lotta jargon, right? Basically, it's my goal in life to help as many fellow misfits who've found themselves stuck in 9-5 grinds escape those creativity-crippling environments so they can do something they LOVE, something that contributes to the WORLD rather than buys their bosses another BMW. Damn The Man, save the empire!
I was once a downtrodden corporate cog (employee, whatever) who felt stuck in a space where the pay and the benefits were "too good to give up" in order to pursue my passions. I wanted to focus on my side hustles when I got home from that 9-5 grind but with all of the negativity in the office and shitty corporate culture, I just didn't have it in me. Fortunately for me, I got fired (it was NOT fortunate at the time; I accrued considerable debt being unemployed, lost a lot of confidence in myself and belief in the world, and carried some anger for a while there) . After 5 years at that job and JUST SHY of the paid holiday vacation, my boss decided to cut me loose after I questioned his leadership. (Yeah yeah, I know, don't question leaders in the corporate world - lesson learned and if I can help it, I will NEVER work corporate again). That was a little over 2 years ago. Today is a different story.
Now I'm a certified master life coach who uses my degree in psychology and my personal obsessions with self-improvement and entrepreneurship to empower my fellow offbeat creatives to find economical and sanity-saving ways to escape the 9-5 grind so that they can pursue their passions. I help them with mindset, uncovering their true callings, and using the #BrassTacksTactics I've tried and tested to #LaunchWhatYouLove. I've created an online community of these offbeat creatives where we motivate, empower, and SUPPORT each other while we all make strides on our own unique journeys to joy in this crazy world. I invite you to learn more at www.LaunchWhatYouLove.Club.
Shady Pasts make for Brite Futures!
It has taken me a very long time to get to where I am today, and I don’t mean to say I’m done developing as a person, I’ve still got some (ok, a good amount of) room to grow because ya know what? I think that’s part of the big WHY we’re here on Earth.
I’ve been through depressions, a suicide attempt and occasional ideations, a divorce, the 50 stages of grief over loved ones’ deaths (that 5 stages thing? I call BS, it’s more like 50), getting fired, quitting a job with no backup plan, somehow graduating college, gaining weight, losing weight, gaining weight again, binge eating disorder, moving to a town where I knew only two people and trying to make a go of it, believing 110% in something or someone only to find out that I should have been investing that belief in myself. . . and that’s why I’m here. Because I want to help other people like me believe in themselves again - or even for the very first time.
I went to college because I was told I had to. Although I did have fun there (I like learning and had some fun adventures) I wanted to (and still have the aspiration to) go to Cosmetology School after high school. I wanted to get tattoos and piercings and have rainbow-colored hair. But in my environment that was frowned upon. I created fun things that I sold on Etsy and at local craft fairs as a hobby but it was made very clear that the stability of a corporate job with benefits was the only career path that would be met with approval in my environment. Piercings were repulsive, tattoos were a permanent disappointing choice, and weird hair colors were “. . . interesting choices”. Did any of these things mean I wasn’t loved? No. I was loved. My family loves me. But those societal and familial pressures were so ingrained in me, and as someone who grew up wanting to please everyone, I buried who I wanted to be, what I wanted for MYSELF deep down and grew into someone that everyone else wanted me to be.
Now I feel FREE. I feel free to explore the callings that I’m passionate about, free to dye my hair the colors of the rainbow, free to get the tattoo of my dreams, free to paint my house like they do in the Elvira Mistress of the Dark montage, and free to embrace who I am by the minute of the day because sometimes that’s how often I change.
I want this for YOU.
I hope that YOU want this for YOU just as much.