We had the good fortune of connecting with Jenny Hendrixx and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jenny, other than deciding to work for yourself, what was the single most important decision you made that contributed to your success?
The biggest decision I made that contributed to my success was just simply making up my own mind and sticking to what I believed. There were people who had strong opinions about what “they” thought I should do but I never allowed that to hinder my dreams. Some people have a tendency to project their fears on others because they’re afraid of failing so they think you should be afraid too. I never listened to those people.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I created my own brand “Jenny Hendrixx Enterprises” in which I create digital content to assist other entrepreneurs and business owners start a business or grow their existing business. I got to where I am professionally by self-studying everything about business. Being self-taught takes a ton of discipline and it’s definitely not for the weak or uninspired. I don’t think going into business by yourself is ever really easy but there are some things I’ve accomplished that have been easier than others and some things have been extremely difficult. I overcame the challenging parts by remembering why I started. During the times I felt like quitting, I simply asked myself if my present situation was better than my past and the answer was yes. That answer always encouraged me to stay the course because going back to where I was was not an option. One major lesson that I’ve learned along the way was that some of the people we pictured being there when we reach success won’t be around and we have to learn to be ok with that. I always say that the more successful I become, the lonelier I seem to become but that shouldn’t be considered a bad thing. Sometimes the disconnect from certain people and things is necessary for us to stay focused. The people who are meant to be around will be there and the right people always naturally gravitate towards you. Another lesson I’ve learned is to always listen to your inner voice because it’s the key to finding your success. I had to learn to drown and the noise and eliminate unnecessary distractions. Once I did that, I continued to grow at a rapid speed. What I want the world to know about my brand and story is that it was built by a one-woman army. Everything I’ve done, I went at alone and everything I’ve learned is self-taught. I did not earn a college degree or receive any specialized education to prepare me for entrepreneurship. I learned everything I know by trial and error. The Jenny Hendrixx brand is the first of its kind and my ultimate goal is and has always been to help create as many business owners as I can. I started my business because I was never able to get comfortable or become content working for someone else. There are people who make great employees and there are people who make excellent bosses, I’ve always strived to be one of the bosses. My brand is about helping those people who feel the same way I do.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend were to visit me in Savannah, the first thing I’d do is take her to Broughton Street where we can shop at some of the local boutiques and have lunch at Savannah Seafood. After that we’d head over to River Street to take a ride on the Georgia Queen and grab some sweets from River Street Sweets. Then we’d have to visit Plant Riverside district to have dinner and drinks at Electric Moon. We’d finish the trip off by going to Forsyth Park which is one of the most beautiful places in the city. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to my mother who passed away September 20, 2020. She was truly a beautiful soul and I feel honored to have been raised by her. I owe my success to her and I was working so hard to try and give her everything she always wanted. It still pains me that she’s not here to receive those things. Although each day is still very hard without her, I continue to push myself because I know she would want me to. Everything about me that is good, is because of her. Her mother was amazing, she was amazing and I aspire to be amazing too.