Interview with Jessie [email protected](itsjessieslife)

Interview with Jessie [email protected](itsjessieslife)

 Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Well, I have always had a passion to help others, I started volunteering in nursing homes at 13, working as an activities assistant from 18-21 then became a director. Most recently I am a Social worker.

When I started Tiktok it was just to see what all the hype was about, it was a TikTok. At the time it was musically, and as someone who plays the piano and sings in his into all of that, I wanted to see what everyone was contributing, musically, however, did not last and I stayed with the app until it became Tik Tok, in late 2018 I started regularly posting on the app and then I stumbled upon a video from JT Laybourne during hat and seek that initially started as a way to raise funds and awareness for autism and a way to spread love and positivity , and being involved in this “movement“ was a really amazing time for me, I got to network with many different types of people across the United States. Got a chance to feel like I was making a difference in encouraging and motivating people.

tiktok kind of took off from there, I ended up on a lot of tick-tock or’s in the same kind of genre is JT, so they all started following me and then, of course, that led to their following noticing me. and during this time, the second just think meet up was about to happen in Kentucky January 2020. A couple months before then my mom had been getting sick and we couldn’t figure out what it was.

I had to stop working and move home to take care of her and then the opportunity arose for me to be able to go to Kentucky and she really encouraged me and didn’t want me to stay behind with her because she knew I was gonna have an amazing time which I did, then upon coming back, she was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of lung cancer and February 19 three weeks or so. After I returned, she passed away. and if it hadn’t been for me, meeting the people that I met on TikTok, and connecting with the same people, I would’ve never made it through those months before during and after strangers, I never met in my life pull together to get funds to help me lay my mother to rest.

I could go on, and on with other ways and situations that have happened to him at my time on TikTok, but there’s most important example, and one of the reasons that, even though there’s issues with the app itself, and with me not being able to see the people that follow these videos and vice versa I still continue to post regularly on the app with the hope that maybe it’ll fix itself or maybe I’ll find someone else and find something in what I’m posting..

Can you share the most interest in exciting happened to you since you started doing this?

The most interesting thing that ever happened to me was also during the just think meet up in Kentucky in January 2020 strangers from all across the United States flew to this event, and you just don’t realize how many people actually watch your videos and enjoy your content /personality or what have you, until you get the opportunity to actually meet them in person, and it was a trip to walk into a room and have people I’ve never met before walk up to me and want me to sign things and take a picture and thank me and give me a hug. It’s a very surreal experience, and it’s strange, but it’s also really cool and awesome..

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?

Best Advice ….take a break, mental health is important and I think it’s very toxic to create content because you feel like you’re forced to stay to a schedule to create content because you feel like that’s what your audience wants

I think the moment you start doing it because that’s what you think other people want from you is the moment you really need to step back.

The other advice would be to try new ideas. Don’t be afraid to try a trend to try a new filter to go outside your comfort zone, jumping to other niches every once in a while. stay ahead of trending, sounds and trends in general. and I think another most important piece of advice I would give is to not respond or acknowledge. Hate comments if it’s possible.

 None of us can succeed without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

if you’re talking specifically on TikTok, I’ve mentioned them so much for JT Laybourne
There’s so many others, but if you’re asking me, who is content, which person encouraged me, or influenced, mean to keep going and posting it would be him.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I think that’s success and how you measure it is different every person and in every situation. and I think, especially as it pertains to me and the motivational/positive content pieces that I post I feel like you never really know what goodness you’re bringing to the world who you’re going to touch who you’re reaching until you see the comments or you see the follow or the message.

Do you have a favourite “written Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

Life is very short, and as cheesy as it may sound live each day, as if it were your last, always make sure you remind the people in your life that you love them.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

The main place I post is Tik Tok my Instagram is links in the bio.

Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article? 

Special thanks to everyone,
I have met during my tiktok journey.