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Meet Shannon Jackson of Living Your Life Without Limits (LYLWL) in Compton

Today we’d like to introduce you to Shannon Jackson.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
In my almost 30 years of serving as a Registered Nurse, I have built up a reputation for effective caring through gentle leadership and mentoring as reflected throughout my nursing career. Now this approach is further translated through my current work as a life coach, public speaker, entrepreneur, and the proud host of my own motivational podcast, Living Your Life Without Limits (LYLWL), which launched only since last January and is enjoying a popular reach with an actively growing audience.

The inspiration behind the title, Living Your Life Without Limits, first came to me as an ‘aha’ moment of how I wanted, and really needed, to start living my life – by putting more into my days and an untapped potential that deep inside I knew was waiting for me to step into and carve into my own. To be essentially limitless. This is what drives me today as further shared through my podcast. With that, I am further delighted to be enjoying an ever-growing audience. It has been a truly amazing rise to observe in real time. I take this incredible growth, and in such a short period, as personal affirmation that I am on the right track as I continue to inspire my audience to live their fullest lives, more proactively without limits. For they are the true masters navigating their life course, as only they can, to where they want to be.

From the start of my podcast, fast forward to now, I have set my unstoppable course and voice/mission from shared personal emotion to pushing the boundaries of my audience – getting them to do and be more for themselves. This is not only my podcast mission, it is my overall driving purpose and ‘cause-motion’. A crossroads where inspiration and aspiration converge somewhere between each episode, fueling my newest conversational themes and an active pulse with an audience that clearly wants more. After all, I do it all for them.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
To go from my original healthcare background into this new arena of entrepreneurship definitely came with its host of challenges. One of the greatest challenges I faced was at the start-up of my podcast; when dealing with technical issues and other logistics that were all quite new to me. Finding the right video editing team to work with posed more consternation than I could have imagined when trying to launch my podcast. This endeavor, daunting at first, caused me to lose sleep, further creating anxiety and self-doubt about my new chosen course with the podcast. However by staying focused on my core mission at hand and keeping my vision board in front of me daily, next to continued prayer, I was finally able to push past my initial plight by surrounding myself with a good support system that is made up of family, trusted friends and colleagues.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Living Your Life Without Limits (LYLWL) – what should we know?
Considering my healthcare roots as an RN (later recognized as ‘The People’s Nurse’ among peers and the community), and then also working as a certified life coach and motivational speaker… it was that evolution which ultimately led me to launching my podcast, Living Your Life Without Limits (LYLWL). So I basically took my health and wellness life coaching service and translated it into a weekly podcast platform. Now wearing a new hat as host, my mission is to serve people first and foremost – having them rediscover themselves through a series of practical resources and ongoing conversation that can help them to achieve their lifelong goals and overall vision for growth. It all really starts with people reclaiming their voice and staying on course with authentic intention for realizing their dreams.

What I am also most proud of is distinguishing for my audience what sets them apart individually from others. To help them rediscover their sense of self, purpose, and unlimited potential. Going beyond my podcast, with a fairly new extension of my episodes, I recently launched my new LYLWL ‘Street Love’ Community Events – where each month I bring my live podcast to different communities, giving back to the people. For example, just late August I was in the city of Watts for my second ‘Street Love’ event, where I gave away 50 customized Wellness Boxes to the community. These are special ‘care boxes’ which I took great pride in developing and includes items such as… a first aid kit, wellness journal, ink pen, thermometer, blood pressure wristband, candle, matches, and a color-coded blood pressure chart in the form of a refrigerator magnet. It was such a beautiful event that received amazing press support… so much so that when I arrived, it was a real thrill to see a crowd of people already lined up before we had even started. This was truly not only humbling but further validated for me that people are hungry, and showing up, for positive change in their lives.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I am truly blessed to have my family and friends who have been supportive of me from day One of deciding to step out on faith, leaving a full-time executive position to activate my vision for Living Your Life Without Limits last January. I am grateful for their support and love them all dearly. Just to name a few… my daughter Shanell (who donated our start-up money), my husband Larry, my son Cravon, my late mother Patricia Jones-Bryant, my siblings, aunts, cousin, and close friends. Also a special ‘Thank You’ to my core LYLWL Family, who is 100% committed to delivering quality services and programs in support of my continued growth. My core team includes: Lerhonda, Barry, Trina, Surjeet, Tany, Candour Solutions, Larry La La, David, DJ Mike, and Rodney Jon.

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David England, Barry Hackett, Surjeet Singh

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