Today we’d like to introduce you to Raevyn Jones.
Raevyn, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I was 23 and had very miserable in my nine-five. I had followed the whole “go to school and get your degree” formula so I couldn’t understand why I didn’t get the happily ever after. I quickly realized that the nine-five life was not for me and I needed to plan my exit quickly.
On August 23, 2011, I walked out of the nine-five world and never looked back. I had little savings, but a whole lot of faith and that’s what has been keeping me and my businesses going since then.
Within my nearly eight years (and counting) being self-employed, I have successfully launched several businesses, but I take the most pride in working with other entrepreneurs to assist them with becoming and staying self-employed. I love the work I do, and I believe everyone else should too.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
One of my biggest struggles was that I did not come from a family of entrepreneurs and that was not something that was instilled in our home growing up. Both of my parents are college graduates so in our house that was the route that was celebrated.
My parents have always been very supportive, so it was challenging when I told them about my entrepreneurial goals, and they weren’t immediately supportive. Over the years, they have come around to be some of my biggest supporters, but initially, this was a major challenge for me.
We’d love to hear more about your business.
Pink Slip Prep School is the go-to resource for entrepreneurs who are either looking to become self-employed or stay self-employed. We love helping them overcome the fear of leaving their nine-five and implementing a plan to replace their income from their nine-five with income from their business.
I think we are most known for our success stories. I love bragging about our amazing clients and their success because I think entrepreneurship is a major accomplishment that should be celebrated when it’s done right.
I’m most proud of the risks that we take as a company in order to grow, no goal is too big.
I think what sets us apart is that there is a real person with a real story behind the brand. I’m very personable with my clients in a culture where most entrepreneurs would rather be digital and hands-off with their clients.
What were you like growing up?
LOL. Growing up, I was very outspoken (bossy) and into trying new activities. My mother always says that I’ve been telling her what to do since I could talk.
It’s amazing how when I was a young child I had no clue what entrepreneurship was, but I now look back on it and see that the signs were always there.
From a very young age, I was being prepared to be the entrepreneur that I am now. I’m truly grateful that my parents noticed my leadership abilities at a young age and gave me permission to own it.
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