Today we’d like to introduce you to Jacqueline Luna.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Jacqueline. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’m the owner of JM Luna Health, Financial & Insurance Solutions. I am a proud wife and mother of five amazing kids. I was born in El Salvador and raised by a single mother. My mother fled the war in El Salvador to the United States. She left me behind with family to look after me.
At the age of nine, I began the journey to the United States. The journey would forever change my life. It was not an easy journey especially being on my own with 30 other strangers. The experience would forever stay with me. I arrived in this country two months short of my ten birthday. I was happy to be reunited with my mom; however, things wouldn’t be the way I expect them to be. My life took a drastic turn. I call that the ‘dark era’ of my life.
Currently, I am working on a book detailing the ‘dark era’. The book will give an account on this period of my life. I am also co-authoring a book name Inspired to change in which a brief account will be given. I struggle with this period of my life and am working hard to heal.
I was very fortunate to have met a mentor that saw greatness in me and challenged me to be a leader. I met my husband and we formed a family. I was a bank teller at the time and didn’t have big dreams however I knew that I wanted to have a flexible schedule to be with my kids. I was not born to entrepreneurs. My mom always works hard to earn a living. So for me becoming an entrepreneur was a long shot; however, we got introduced to a multi-level company and that is where the journey to entrepreneurship begins. When we attended the meetings, we were asked about our dreams and were told of the possibilities available to us. There I began to work hard for those dreams; however, things didn’t work as we expected. I did learn a lot from that experience.
During the 2008 recession, my husband lost his job and we depleted all our savings. I continued to work on financial services and pursued my dream. I came across an old friend that guided me, to take a leap of faith and work on my own. During that time I was also taking an entrepreneurs class at UCLA Anderson School of Management and that is how J M Luna Solutions was born. It wasn’t easy with all the challenges and self-doubt I had to overcome. But with my family’s support and my mentors, I have been able to grow stronger and have been a successful independent broker for the past eight years and a total of 13 years in financial services.
Now I am fortunate to be able to give support and be a mentor to others as well as volunteer my time and give back to the community that has so greatly supported me. That is a benefit of being a business owner.
Has it been a smooth road?
Far from being a smooth road. The biggest challenge I had to overcome was my own self-doubts and also learning to balance family and business. The perceived believes that I wasn’t good enough and that I need all these credentials. I thought acquiring the necessary credentials were out of my reach. I had to work extra hard to get them; however, I was able to acquire them and I was able to achieve big things. Shortly after I started my own company, I began to have doors open. I was on radio shows, magazines and appeared on CNN Latino as a spoke person. But still, I didn’t think I was worth it. I have come a long way from there. I kept falling forward and kept getting up. Not giving up has been my biggest strength and my family my driving force.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with J M Luna Health Financial & Insurance Solutions – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
At JM Luna Health, Financial, and Insurance Solutions, Our Mission is to educate and lead our working community and families to financial freedom and security. It is our goal to ensure that individuals and business owners know and understand the options available to them and that we are here to help them prioritize and structure their health and financial paths that best suits them and their needs. Working with the largest, most financially dependable carriers in the industry, we provide health and financial strategies personalized to fit the client and/or business. We work to build relationships and customers for life.
Debt is the biggest killer of any family or business. We specialize in finding the leaks to eliminate it; we do a financial analysis and work closely with each individual to meet their financial needs. I am proud to say that we have been able to save families money by choosing the right plan that best fits their needs. Who doesn’t want to save money! It all begins with the proper plan and guidance. I believe that an individual should live for the now and plan for the future.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
The opportunities and the diversity in this city is what makes it great. There is no other city like it. Los Angeles has a little bit of everything. Los Angeles can also be a very challenging place but with all challenges, there are new opportunities.
- Address: 1004 West Covina Pkwy, Suite 214 West Covina, CA 91790
- Website: www.jmluna-solutions.com
- Phone: 6265334197
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: @JMLunaSolutions
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