We had the good fortune of connecting with Kendra Hall and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kendra, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind my success has been positive thinking. Being abandoned by my parents while I was 13 and pregnant, allowed me to experience a multitude of scenarios I was totally unfamiliar with. I had to rebuild myself; over and over, no matter the magnitude or stress of the situation. While challenging moments are not comfortable, they facilitate personal growth. I have a growth mindset and have always been open to learn. Each time I achieved small successes, it helped to grow my confidence. I learned from my failures. It’s important to always accept who you are, while knowing you can still work on bettering yourself. I believe that beginning each day with a positive outlook, allows us to tap into our inner greatness. I push myself through life’s ebbs and flows, and stay authentic in the process. My attitude is that, I won’t be content being tired and beat down. Fear is an illusion. We have to be courageous through life. Where there is no pain there is also no appreciation of pleasure. No matter how tired you are, it’s imperative you put your game face on and keep going.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m an author, Host of show Survivor’s Jewelz, Writer, Speaker, CEO of Droppin Jewelz, LLC, and Founder of Jewelz Foundation Inc,. 501(c)3 youth empowerment nonprofit. My childhood was fast. I was a mother by the age of 14, with 3 children by 18. I made the choice to not be a victim of my circumstances. Thankfully, I’ve always sought out new ways to develop personally and professionally. I took the time needed to study and apply the acquired knowledge needed to make effective life changes. Those that grow in life are teachable. My personal experiences ultimately led me to become an advocate, who promotes hard work and personal development.
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?
Americana restaurant is amazing.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Brittany Miller of Brittany Miller Brand is phenomenal!