We had the good fortune of connecting with JEANNINA JIMENEZ and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi JEANNINA, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I always knew since I was a child that I wanted to have my own business. As I grew older I got caught up in the fear of owning a business. I became a mother at the age of 15 and my life took a turn . I worked really hard to get into the University that I had always wanted . I got into the social work program. I felt that I was missing something. I had a void within me. When I was a student in Calstate LA my husband had to go out of the country to have his immigration interview. I had received the news that his process was gonna take longer than expected. In that moment of uncertainty I decided to leave school and start my business. I was forced to face my fear.I started my YouTube channel. At this point I had two beautiful boys and I didn’t know how I was gonna make it work, I took the leap. I felt the urge to communicate , to teach, to inspire. I was force to recognize the power within me.I had an urge of growth and expansion . I wanted to move beyond my own imposed imitations and conditionings. I started to create and my channel grew, through discipline and determination. I saw my channel , my community , my business and myself grow right before of my eyes. I gambled on myself and my passion and it has brought me to where I am today.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am the creator of the YouTube channel JJConstellation. I do tarot readings online. I do pick a cards on topics like personal/ spiritual growth .I also teach tarot and have personal readings. My career has evolved in a way that I would have never predicted. If you would have told me “JJ you will be doing YouTube and you will have a successful business; I would have laughed and said ‘yeah right. What sets me apart from others is that I like to always empower my community and remind them that they have the power to change and create the life that they desire. I like to provide them with a different perspective on their situations. My platform is a safe space where they are able to express themselves without judgement or fear. I like to remind my community that they are not lost and they are not alone. What I am most proud of is the community that we have created; the friendships I have made a long the way. I am excited for the future of my YouTube channel and my business. I am also very excited for those who are part of our community, to see them grow into the best version of themselves. I got to where I am today professionally through hard work and determination. I had a lot of support from my husband and family. My journey definitely has not been an easy one , I had to overcome a lot of self-doubt and fear of communicating my ideas and visions. It was very uncomfortable for me to step into spirituality since it was practiced behind closed doors. I started getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Having my YouTube channel has been challenging because you have many roles. You are the creator , publicist,editor,designer and the actress. It’s hard work but its so worth it and empowering seeing your channel grow. You have no choice but to put yourself in a leadership position. Another one off my main challenges has been to be a full time mother and a content creator and business woman. I had to learn to balance my schedule and my roles. I have learned to be serious and authoritative and ambitious. I have gained a lot of wisdom through my journey. I am so happy of what I have accomplished thus far and who I have become. I am so confident now and I hope that I am able to empower and inspire many.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would definitely taker them to San Diego ! To Venice! . I would also take them to eat to Koi Restaurant in La Cienega . The ambiance and the people there are amazing and the beach is just a short drive away.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I have to give a huge shoutout to my girl Jasmin is an amazing healer that has a very inspiring podcast channel. She has helped me grow and empower me on my journey. She is my mentor and most importantly my friend. Her email is; Souliminati@gmail.com ESOTERICA ESA – IG
Other: Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/user?u=29424572