We had the good fortune of connecting with Bri Jacobs and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bri, how do you think about risk?
Risk brings opportunities. I don’t believe in playing it safe. Ever. Safe is a gateway for limitations and as an entrepreneur, limitations are the ultimate downfall for my business. I look at risks as a way to put myself out there, get more experience, and a door to so many opportunities that would not have been available if I didn’t got outside of my comfort zone. Risks took me from working in a tiring HR career to running a thriving business that is only getting better. Taking risks allowed me to finally work on my own terms and take care of my children without worrying about what a boss has to say. Risk taking helped me regain control of my life because I created my own norms and took chances to create opportunities.
What should our readers know about your business?
Roze Academy is a business launch platform that I created after years of success as a graphic designer while also working in a fast paced HR career. I decided to teach minority women how to plan, launch and maintain businesses that would allow them to work themselves up to quitting their 9-5’s and live life on their terms. Through coaching, ebooks, social media, and masterclasses, I have amassed a following of motivated and empowered women who were once like me and done working in the rat race that is leaving people everywhere burnt-out and missing time with family or enjoying their personal lives. I chose to launch Roze Academy in 2019 when my high risk pregnancy resulted in me giving birth 3 months sooner than scheduled. My daughter was born fighting and watching her effortlessly beat the odds put things into perspective. I was tired of the anxiety and pressures my job put on me. I was over the long commute and the little time I got to spend with my oldest child. I wanted to fully enjoy what I did for a living. I needed meaning. In the 3 months I spent recovering and watching my daughter at her hospital bedside, I decided to take all the pain I was going through and create a platform to help women recognize their place and strength in the world as an entrepreneur. Along the way, the virus has changed the core of many businesses including mine. Luckily, mine was for the better. With jobs being lost left and right and otherwise financially stable people now feeling the burn of the economics change, turning passions into a business proved to be a gateway to success for many – I taught plenty of people in the past year how to monetize their passions and hobbies. Roze Academy is definitely a lifestyle. My motto is filled with Maxine Waters vibes ” reclaiming my time… from my 9-5″.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My bestie is a beach bum at heart and loves being around tons of people. We’d visit Roscoes (it’s only right) once, sight seeing in Beverly Hills or Hollywood, relaxing at Hermosa Beach and having plenty of spa time and live up to every minute of the glam that is Los Angeles. I know she would love the BET Expereince too so a Summer trip would be a must. We both love the diversity here so it’s not uncommon if we chill in Hollywood today and stop at the Slauson Swap Meet the next. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I shout out Tomika Young of Meek University for using her platform to be raw, unfiltered and a messenger of many amazing words to guide entrepreneurs like myself.