Building a successful career: your toolbox


I’m an entrepreneur – what?

I write this with a laugh, in serious disbelief. I can hardly even spell the word…entrepreneur…

And apparently I am one? 

I am astounded to receive invites to business events to help coach people on how to create a successful business….

Me? Huh?

And incredible emails from my community congratulating me on my business success.

What? It must be the wrong email.

Sometimes I find it hard to accept these compliments.

I find it hard to believe this is MY life.

But I have learnt how important it is to be proud of ones self and all that we achieve.

Believe me when I say that the intention of this blog post is not to brag, but to inspire you to pursue your dreams. Being humble plays a large part when it comes to STAYING successful.

I never thought starting my own business was possible. I want to put away any doubts you might have that you cannot have your dream job and earn a good income at the same time.

I will share with you my top points to help live YOUR dream career, but first, a little background.

Just 2 years ago I was lifeless. Depressed, bored and absolutely HAD NO DESIRE. I was far from ambitious. Probably because I felt so low about myself.  When you feel so worthless, you don’t think you can do anything right. Right?

My self-esteem was shot.

To think I am now making a living doing what I LOVE is INSANE for me to comprehend.

I never imagined I would be running my own successful business that inspires me daily. 

There is not an inch of me that takes this for granted, and I say it all with IMMENSE gratitude. Nothing good comes easy, but I’ve learnt that hard work does pay off.

I have had to pour my heart out, be incredibly and painfully honest, put myself out there (scary) and stay true to who I am and what I believe in.

And I have had to work LONG hours. I may not have a 9-5 job but I am constantly working (a challenge sometimes too!).

But I have also had to BELIEVE I am worthy of all of this.

That was the hardest part.

I manifest a lot, as you know.

I state daily affirmations such as:

  • “ Money is abundant”
  • ” I am open to new avenues of income”
  • ” There are no limits in the world”
  • ” I love my bills”
  • ” I love my job”
  • ” I am deserving of all success”

So what are my top tips to find your own successful career?

  • Believe you are worthy of your dreams.
  • Manifest and dream big – see more about how I do this here and here
  • Work hard. It never just falls onto our laps. We’ve got to be willing to put in the hours.
  • Never give up and don’t listen to the word CAN’T. It is all POSSIBLE.
  • Stay healthy – when you’re healthy you have energy to make your dreams come true. I so believe in this.
  • Do what you LOVE. What is your passion? Make it your job. Today, with the technology and options available, you can almost do anything you wish.

Tell me – what has helped you find success in your own life? I would love to hear.




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Hi Jessica, I believe in synchronicity so when I was guided to you .on FB I was intrigued and inspired. I turned 46 last week and my husband bought me your book. I wanted to thank you for sharing your wisdom in such a beautifully presented way. My  copy is now filled with tabs and post it notes with actual notes throughout. I am dairy intolerant since having my gallbladder removed 15+ years ago, I don't eat meat, very minimal gluten and was told 12 months ago my gut was not digesting my food properly so I wasn't receiving sufficient nutrients and taking supplements would be a waste of time.  My weight fluctuates tending to gain rather than lose but now I believe I have a tool to help me bring my body back into balance that I need for my health and longevity of life - so again thank you. The first few steps to creating a stronger path forward for my health has found its foundation in your beautiful book, The Healthy Life.

With kindest regards Samantha

I'm writing this email because I wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and how you really helped me in my health journey. Thank you for sharing all your advices and experiences.

When I started my studies, I was drinking lots of coffee and I was eaten the wrong foods, and feel bad about it, I wasn't at my best. So I had done some research on the net but at first I didn't found advices that are for me, and then I found your blog. It was exactly what I was looking for, good advices and healthy recipes. Now I'm following your advices on rest more, and snacks between meals and prep the meals and take time for myself to reconnect with my body and let go my anxiety, etc, and I have a more balanced life and have a new relationship with food thanks to you.

I bought your book and it's honestly the best book I have ever bought. I suffer from IBS and anxiety. I have paid so much money seeing naturopaths however after reading your book and all of your tips I'm noticing so much of a difference, so simple and easy to follow. And symptoms have dramatically decreased. Also you have helped me to relax. Currently drinking the protein health smoothie! Thankyou your amazing.


Hey Jessica!
I haven’t yet brought ‘The Healthy Life’, but I do have the clean life and your slim down plan! I would like to thank you so much for the knowledge your share and the message you put across about health and wellness. I’m studying Nutritional Medicine in Melbourne and absolutely love the philosophy that you share with your JSHealth community. The work you’ve done to show people that leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t boring, tasteless, difficult or depriving is amazing and hope to share the message myself one day. You’ve inspired me to start my own blog , to share the message and have taught me so many things about my own health! You should be proud of your achievements! Thank you again

- Jacinta

I searched for help and tips through the Internet and found Jessica Sepel. This is seriously not exaggerated, but she was the reason why I have dared myself to eat again, to have snacks in between, to nourish my body. I could slowly improve my negative thoughts about my body image and my stupid anxiety of gaining weight. Besides, The Cleanest Gut was awesome too! A huge thank you! Especially from my mum. Seriously, without you I wouldn’t be where I am now!


Congratulations on your new book! It looks absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been following you on Instagram for a few years and you’ve inspired me to slowly but surely eat healthier without giving myself a hard time when I don’t. It made me so happy (and weirdly proud) to see the Daily Mail article on The Healthy Life. I remember trying out your recipes before you even had your eBook out! I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. Keep up the great work.

– Sophie

Cooking in this way truly brought out the foodie in me and has instilled a huge passion for health and wellness! Life throws you hard and frustrating things sometimes but I truly believe that this is where we learn more about ourselves and what our passions in life are! Thank you for inspiring me on my journey to health and wellness!


I am a yoga teacher in Johannesburg and am thrilled to have bought your book today. I love making healthy, nutritious food for my family, friends and fellow yogis! Thank you for this book and your inspiration (had to share a pic of my book on my recipe stand in the kitchen).

– Helene

I bought your beautiful book during the week and told my bestie to go out and buy it also! I love love love it. It is the book I would give to my younger self if I could (I am 41 years old). Everything is just so sensible and informative and is definitely a book all teenagers should have. This should be a text book for girls becoming teens. I will love going back and re-reading it many many times and can't wait to make more of the recipes. Thank you Jess - you are an incredibly inspiring woman and you should feel so proud

Michelle Curtis

My fiancé bought your book and we have cooked some of your meals. Amazing! I love your outlook on a healthy lifestyle and your hints and tips with preparing tasty meals are fantastic. Thanks for reviving us to live a healthier lifestyle and get our bodies wedding ready.