How She Grew TWO 6 Figure Businesses By 23 (with Jenna Irvin): Episode 150

Jenna Irvin is a force of nature.  She opened and grew two businesses to the multi-six figure mark by the age of 23.  Jenna opened the doors to her first studio at just 21, selling it for double the investment after just 10 months. However, Jenna hired a team from scratch, learning the hard way that your intuition has to be the leader if you want to build a team you can trust to support your vision. Jenna has written books, served as a one on one coach and managed a business.  Her superpower is connection. She feels the most alive when she’s in the presence of others who don’t shy away from having a conversation that reveals who they are at the core of their soul. The willingness to communicate without fear of how they will be perceived.

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Takeaways

  • Jenna said she opened her first studio with only $400 left in her bank account. She DOUBLED that multi thousand dollar investment in only 1 year!
  • She shares how you don’t have to always be competitive in business. There is room in the winners circle for everybody, and just because someone else is succeeding, doesn’t mean you can’t!
  • Jenna shares that she went into her first studio pretty blind. When she opened, she knew it was a good market and knew people would receive it well, but it still was a scary investment! She put all her savings into this. Just a reminder that you have to make those scary investments sometimes to move the needle.
  • Getting honest about asking for help–Jenna said that her biggest lesson learned from being an entrepreneur was asking for help. She was hiring from looking at a checklist and not the key things that were important to her. As a business owner it’s sometimes hard to tune in other peoples thoughts. This is so key!
  • “Fear is healthy.” Everyone is!! Jenna said this quote and it is so key with business. Fears are going to come all the time. But just remember that everything you’re afraid of is figure-out-able.
  • Even if you don’t know how to do something, sometimes as an entrepreneur you have to pretend you know how to get it all done and that you’re the expert, even if you’re still learning too!

Highlights

  • (1:35) Jenna’s story.
  • (2:28) What made Jenna decide to be an entrepreneur?
  • (3:51) Why she opened a Pure Barr place as her first investment?
  • (6:39) How she came up with the investment for her first studio?
  • (10:38) Jenna shares her story about the importance of being connected to the finances.
  • (12:45) What made her decide which markets to open her studios?
  • (14:35) How much did her investment cost to open a studio?
  • (15:10) Jenna’s top lessons learned from entrepreneurship.
  • (17:47) Did Jenna take anything away from her basketball skills that ended up helping her in business?
  • (20:16) What’s the biggest piece of advice you would give to a young entrepreneur?
  • (22:11) Other lessons Jenna has learned from entrepreneurship and her upbringing.
  • (23:30) The best book Jenna’s ever read.
  • (24:09) Where to connect with Jenna Irvin.

Quotes

“I tend to approach everything with my heart first.”

“There’s room in the winners circle for everybody.”

“Your wellness is really your business.”

“Trust yourself more than you think you should.”

“Fear is healthy.”

Resources

Connect with Jenna Irvin:

Website: jstandingtall.com

Instagram @jennairvin

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