Turning your passion into your profession, it doesn’t need to matter where a person stands at the starting gate — be it novice, mature, formally educated or loaded up in street smarts, single, single parent, married, divorced, widowed, or if a person is considered, by today’s society, to be conventional or unconventional — opportunity can be carved out of one’s passion to operate, and to prosper in it.
"Dear Reader, You are not alone,” Joy conveys. "When I discovered that spouses, relatives, close friends or confidants don’t always support or understand your vision, I learned how not to let it drive my goals or purpose into a ditch."
JOY, the KEY to Entrepreneurial Happiness: A Millennial's Guide to Starting, Continuing and Reinventing Your Business empowers, informs and encourages women and young girls to get up and do what it is they feel led to do — really, it can nourish the men, too. Joy A. Johnson is an international educator, multi-licensed beauty professional, serial entrepreneur, public speaker, soul mate, mother and an under 35-year-old business woman, who has successfully carved out her purposeful lane to become a Passionpreneur™.
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About the Author
Upon entering college, Johnson needed a little extra cash to carry her through, so she decided to sell Mary Kay. During the years that followed, various setbacks might have caused her to look sideways, but after having discovered her passion, she never looked back.
As her love for the industry grew, what she hadn't realized was the fact that her love for the beauty industry had been in her all along. It was in her blood. Her mother, who passed when Johnson was only 16, was a New York and Los Angeles model in her younger years. Her mother was also an American Airlines flight attendant; she had to look and move catwalk-ready, 24/7. It was in her blood. So Johnson, gazing and little-girl sampling her mother's lotions and potions in their shared bathroom as well as admiring her mother's perfect looks - well, the seed had been planted, deeply, within her.
Fast forward to now, and Johnson is a 33-year-old serial entrepreneur, mother, soulmate, public speaker and now as an author, she's putting what she's experienced and learned into print. Johnson has been featured on ABC news for her philanthropic efforts to offer free monthly services to current cancer fighters. She has also been a Key Manicurist for New York Fashion World (NYFW) shows for designers Tadashi Shoji and Taoray Wang; she's also worked on teams for designers Jill Stuart, Zang Toi, Altuzarra and many others. Johnson has had editorial features in Real Simple Magazine, Ebony, Good Housekeeping and more. Public speaking is not a new art form for Johnson who has spoken, domestically and internationally, engaging and informing small and large crowds as she has lectured to beauty professionals for the last eight years. Hundreds of beauty professionals gather to listen to and glean from her educational seminars. Ongoing, she teaches and manages conferences for clients such as Sally's Beauty Group and Salon Centric as well as for a variety of manufacturers such as Ardell Lashes, Gigi Wax, China Glaze Nail Polish and many others. Her consulting and teaching have taken her to Europe and throughout the United States.
Johnson's intuition and examples of tenacity will unveil the keys to open-door perspectives and push-through attitudes. Her goal with the newly-minted title is to empower, encourage and inspire women and girls especially, to get up and do what it is they feel led to do - the men, too. She wants to water those seeds, and reveal every reader's golden key in life.
Table of Contents
Key 1: The Ones Closest to You Don’t
Always Support You Key 2: See Your Vision
Key 3: The “IT”
Key 4: Reach Beyond Your Comfort Zone
Key 5: Have Faith and Be Reliable
Key 6: What Wakes You Up at Night?
Key 7: Vision-Sharing
Bonus Key: When You Share—Do It Right
Key 8: Goal Posters and Vision Boards
Key 9: Be Consistent Even if Others Around You Are Inconsistent
Bonus Key: Unreliability Is Rarely a Secret Key 10: Seek a Mentor or Confidant
Key 11: Not for the Faint of Heart or Faint Pockets!
Bonus Key: When You Don’t See a Way, Make a Way
Key 12: Understanding Seasonal Clients . . .and Even Friends
Key 13: Multiple Streams: You Gotta Have ’Em
Key 14: Reinvention
Bonus Key: The Assignment Doesn’t Change, but the Path May
Key 15: My “Why”
About the Author