In this illuminating conversation, we sit down with Rebecca Jenkins, the visionary founder of RJEN, to delve into the core of her entrepreneurial journey and the workings of her company. Hailed for her knack of turning an idea into an eight-figure business, Jenkins is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to growth strategies and revenue maximization.
In this interview, she opens up about her professional life, daily habits, and the balance she strives to achieve between her work and personal spheres. It’s a candid glimpse into the world of a self-made business magnate, one that promises insights for both budding entrepreneurs and seasoned business professionals.
Through a series of rapid-fire questions, we get to know Jenkins beyond her business persona, revealing an engaging blend of independence and teamwork, risk-taking, and continuous quest for work-life integration. A must-read for those seeking an inside look into the realm of high-stakes entrepreneurship.
Building an Empire While Keeping Mornings Grumpy-Free
“Let’s talk about mornings, shall we?” Rebecca said, with a twinkle in her eye. The question of being a morning person always tickles her. “Am I grumpy in the mornings? No, I’m not grumpy in the mornings,” she quipped. As the founder of a thriving company, one might expect her to rise at dawn. But here’s the fun twist – Rebecca marches to the beat of her own alarm clock. Weekdays find her bright and early, around 6:37, while the weekends are all about that coveted lie-in. Work hard and rest hard, indeed!
Now, onto the next question. Are you independent, a team player, or a bit of both? Rebecca’s answer was as balanced as a perfectly brewed cup of tea. “A mixture of both, a strong independent streak but love to work with teams,” she shared. The perfect recipe for a leader, wouldn’t you agree? An iron-willed solo player when she needs to be, but always appreciative of the magic that sparks from effective teamwork.
And speaking of balance, her take on work-life balance – or should we say, integration – is something worth pondering. Rebecca revealed, “Yes. And I don’t always [achieve it], so I continue to work out how to get that right. It’s a constant challenge.” She looks at work and life as intertwined parts of her existence, not separate entities that need balancing. As she so eloquently puts it, “Work-life integration is where I’m heading because it feels easier.” A refreshing take in a world obsessed with balance, don’t you think?
To sum up Rebecca’s ethos in her own words, “I absolutely love to share my experience of building an eight-figure business… and helping other businesses to grow as fast as possible without having to sacrifice any margins or give away any equity.” Her journey is not just about amassing wealth, but about inspiring others to build their own empires too.
Breaking Down the Binary Between Work and Life
In a candid moment of the interview, Rebecca Jenkins, founder and director of RJEN, shared her refreshing perspective on balancing work and life. Contrary to popular belief, she views these two aspects as not separate but interconnected, forming what she likes to call work-life integration. “It’s a constant challenge,” Rebecca admits, a challenge she admits to continuously working on. She seems to approach this dilemma with a healthy mixture of acceptance and optimism, understanding the natural fluidity between professional duties and personal responsibilities.
A moment that caught attention was Rebecca’s bold proclamation about her risk-taking attitude. She stated, “I put my house on the line for my business,” encapsulating her business ethos and the extent of her dedication to her vision. This unwavering commitment to her entrepreneurial ventures gives a glimpse into her journey of establishing an eight-figure business and how her brave decisions helped navigate the company towards success.
When asked about her satisfaction level for this year, halfway through, she expressed contentment while acknowledging the yet-to-be-reached ambitious goals. “I’ve learnt that you have to accept where you are, and be happy with progress,” Rebecca shares. This grounded approach to measuring success serves as a crucial reminder of the value of patience and self-compassion in the often high-pressure world of entrepreneurship. She rated her happiness with her progress a 7 on a scale of 10, indicating she is satisfied but still open to growth and improvement.
As we delve deeper into the heart of Rebecca’s experiences and insights, her mantra stands out, “You have to accept where you are, and be happy where you are.” This nugget of wisdom holds a world of significance, not just for the aspiring entrepreneurs but also for anyone navigating the multifaceted journey of life and career.
Heart-Centred Leadership: A Candid Chat with Rebecca
Diving right into the thick of things, we discover Rebecca’s unique perspective on heart-centered leadership. With a profound sense of emotional intelligence and empathy, she argues that a successful leader must value the individuals in their team above all. While this might seem contrary to traditional leadership norms, Rebecca is unapologetic. As she puts it with a chuckle, “I’ve learned that it’s okay to say, I’m a heart centred leader, which I wouldn’t have said 10 years ago.”
Expanding on the theme of challenges, Rebecca shares her wisdom gleaned from interviewing numerous leaders. The most common mistake they all share is procrastinating on tough decisions, especially when it comes to letting go of ill-fitted employees. Here, her advice is crystal clear: take your time recruiting the right people, but when they don’t fit, part ways swiftly and compassionately.
Despite her accomplishments, Rebecca is still battling one of her biggest challenges: honing her message for her target clients. She’s unafraid to admit that she’s not quite there yet, continuing to refine and evolve her approach. To her, this struggle isn’t a setback but rather a testament to the ever-changing and complex nature of the business landscape.
“I will continue to evolve it, I will continue to think and reflect on it. It’s probably, I don’t know, 80%. There just needs some tweaks that needs to be further refined. But I think that’s a great way to approach life.” – Rebecca say in the end.