We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandy Janell and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brandy, what role has risk played in your life or career?
There is no reward without great risk. We always hear that saying. I can’t tell you how real it becomes once you decide to be an entrepreneur. An even bigger risk being a full time one. You don’t risk, you don’t eat. You have to show up and take accountability for yourself, your image, your brand and your clients every day just to make sure you are able to keep the lights on. You take risks from having terrible weeks and amazing weeks in revenue. Most people are very quick to throw in the towel after one day of frustration. You have to risk people, places, money, sometimes even comfortability to reap from risks sometimes.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I love my brand. I mean absolutely love my brand. I think I adore it because I offer a lot of value in the services that I provide. We help everyone with credit and finances, from improving their credit score, obtaining funding, getting into a new home, a new car, removing people out of ChexSystems, setting up Airbnbs for clients as an investor, even down to a specialized program where we help people obtain Care Credit by improving their credit score with credit restoration. With my company there is something for everyone. It was not easy to build nor did it happen overnight. I over came challenges by not listening to naysayers and staying the course. It is so easy to get distracted by things and people. One thing I never lose focus of is the end game, what does my retirement life look like? That is enough fuel to keep me focused on any given day.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my best friend was visiting we definitely would have to go back to Dubai, it is such an amazing place to visit. Just one week is not enough. I would definitely have to take them to see the Burj Khalif, Palm Jumeirah, The Mosque, Ferrari World, indoor skiing, there is so much to do and see there. I call it the entrepreneur’s paradise. If you come back from there and you don’t want to get your life all the way together, then you definitely had a failed experience. Dubai is amazing.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I just want to give credit and recognition to every client that took a risk on me over the past four years. I wouldn’t be who I am without them.