About Jai Stone
REAL BUSINESS. REAL LIFE.
I'm Jai Stone -- crazy busy business owner by day and unapologetic TV junkie by night. I help women create successful businesses that don't compromise their personal lives.
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I think its important to work, live and love authentically even when your ideas are not popular. The Emotional Nudity Lifestyle helps you design your path to authentic joy.
ABOUT EMOTIONAL NUDITY
I have spent nearly 20 years crafting some of the most recognizable brands in the world. Now I am lending my expertise to woman all over the globe. I want to empower you to live a life by your own design.
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I've been speaking professionally since I was 16 and I'm not planning on slowing down now. If you are looking to mesmerize your audience with my message of transformation or raise the business IQ of your attendees, I'm your call.
HIRE ME TO SPEAK
Let's just say when it comes to blogging, I've got quite the reputation. My posts have landed all over the web and also landed me in hot water. If you like "straight talk", then you've come to the right place.
MY POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Welp, Twitter isn't the only social media channel that I hang out on. You can find me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest sharing my quotes, quips and stories. I've got over 30k followers and counting. Go ahead and connect with me online.
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Jai Stone In A Nutshell (Cliff Notes Version)
I know it’s traditional to give a long, drawn-out bio with lots of chest-thumping credentials, but booo, forget being traditional! For the record, I have one of those resume-driven bios, but I just figured if you are on this site, then you are a lot like me… BUSY!! So instead of giving you’re a snorgasm, I’m going to give you the Friday night sneak peek of myself in a nutshell. I am:
- An authentic Emotional Nudist
- A No-bullshit Small Business Owner (13 yrs)
- A Saucy Speaker (20+ yrs)
- An Award-winning Master Brand Coach (17 yrs)
- An Award-winning Badass Blogger (6 yrs)
- A Certified Personal Brand Strategist (9 yrs)
- A Social Media She-devil & TV Junkie w/ Over 30k Total Social Media Subscribers
Real Women. Real Business. Real Life.
I wish I could say that I took a flying leap into business ownership, but the truth is that I was pushed (really hard)! You see, I was laid off from my cushy corporate job with a Fortune 500 company shortly after my father became a quadriplegic. The demands for my dad’s care were physically and financially overwhelming for me and my sisters; I was forced to forge a new path for my career and for my life.
I needed to earn a considerable amount of loot to help with household expenses, but the demands of my personal life would not allow me to work a traditional job with “normal hours." So I decided to do some short-term consulting work from home until I figured things out. More than a decade later, I’m still at it and enjoying every second of this incredibly bumpy, but even more fulfilling, ride.
Now that I’ve shared my story, it will shed some florescent light on why my small business coaching services are focused on helping other women do what I’ve done. Being a business owner can offer great flexibility and unlimited earning potential without forcing you to give up the things that are most important to you.
But there’s a catch — in order to maximize your results, you’ve got to be willing to work your ass off and be totally honest about your sh*t. That’s how I roll! So if you’re ready to change the game, check out my coaching services or my blogs. Just make sure you put your big girl panties on because I don’t stock pull-ups.
Welp, that’s me in a nutshell. Now if you want to read more about my hoity-toity career, feel free to keep reading.
Not So Hoity Toity Anymore
After suffering from a major burnout, I decided to take a hiatus from marketing to figure out the tangled mess in my head. With no customers blowing up my phone lines, I found time to do other things, and I began to chronicle my personal challenges on a blog.
To my utter surprise and dismay, my quips, quotes and stories quickly attracted an immense and devout social media following. In the beginning, I had no idea what to do with all those folks clambering to read my musings. But I KNEW I had a responsibility to do something AMAZING!! I just HAD to!
I chose to lean in to one of my passions (love & relationships) and launched a website called Black Love Forum (BLF), an initiative dedicated to creating healthy relationships in the Black community. And just 10 months later, I launched a companion print publication (Black Love Mag). Content from the BLF Media outlet has been featured on Essence.com and MadameNoire.com and the site has been listed as one of the Top 10 African American Dating Sites by DatingAdvice.com. But there was still a tugging feeling that was urging me to do more.
That’s when I realized that I had been a bit short-sighted in embracing my passions; I had only embarked on one aspect of my calling. This realization prompted me to dig deeper into my calling.
After months of discord in my spirit, I FINALLY realized that my calling was not only in the realm of romantic love, but included the love of authentic living. I knew I had to create a way of life not just for myself, but for all women who needed to embrace their lives without fear or apologies.
In 2012 I founded Emotional Nudity (ENL), a lifestyle brand for women who want to love and live a life with Authentic Joy. Within six months, the ENL brand made a big splash when my content landed on Huffington Post, and Mommy Noire followed as a result of my personal appearances in Essence Magazine and on BET and HuffPost Live. Currently I’m a regular contributor to Essence.com.
The Accidental Inspiration…
The first time someone referred to me as an INSPIRATION, I thought it was a fluke. But then it happened more and more often. All I can say to that is that I never intended to be an inspiration, I only had plans to live as honestly and openly as possible in order to help others. I always say that I’m an “accidental inspiration." I can never take personal credit for my success because I consider myself an OBEDIENT VESSEL and I believe my current work is my divine calling, and it is my honor to serve.
Emotional Nudist/ Master Brand Coach