with Jennifer Robbins
At Mission Entrepreneur we are excited to share the secrets of our success. Our mission is to teach and empower you to get ahead in business and in life. Twice a month we interview inspiring entrepreneurs who share their secrets to success.
This week, we continued our interview series with our friend, a fantastic food blogger, author, and business owner from Texas. Jennifer Robins is a military spouse, the founder of Predominantly Paleo and Legit Bread Company, and a best-selling author of 4 cookbooks (with another on the way)!
For years, Jennifer enjoyed excellent health, incredible energy, and stamina…until one day when everything changed. After battling an autoimmune disease, Lyme disease, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Jen turned to food to heal what mainstream medicine couldn’t.
And it worked!
Now, she’s grown businesses, turned her passion into profit, and shares recipes that help others.
The secret to harnessing your gift is to “listen to your gut”. Jennifer reminds us to “provide something useful” and share your authentic self. As a military spouse and mom who has relocated a lot, she learned to build a community by expressing genuine interest in others.
“People want to follow those who live authentically”.
Jennifer does this by sharing her own story. “My 3rd book, The Paleo Kids Cookbook was really fun because I got to involve my children with the process. They helped cook, got to judge all the recipes, and also were featured in the cookbook itself”!
Another secret is that you earn trust by sharing what you have to offer. For example, if Jennifer is promoting a cookbook, she might post a new recipe or cooking techniques. Check out this Tzimmes recipe at her blog, Predominately Paleo…(seriously, doesn’t that look amazing)!
And our favorite tip from Jennifer is that “sometimes the how comes later”. Remember, every business starts with just 1 follower!
Jennifer’s favorite inspiration comes from these quotes:
1). Tell a girl she can’t and discover a girl who will
2). Never apologize for shining too brightly or collapsing into yourself at night. This is how stars are made
3). It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation
4). She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her away she adjusted her sails
Watch the Full Interview:
Secrets of Success with Jen Robins of predominantly paleo!
Posted by Mission Entrepreneur, by Jen Griswold on Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Check out her amazing cookbooks!
- FB – predominantlypaleo and legitbreadcompany
- IG – @predominantly_paleo and @legitbreadcompany
- Twitter – @predominantlypa
Also, you can read more of her advice in Mission Entrepreneur: Lessons from Military Life to Create Success in Business Startups, launching on Oct 3rd. All proceeds from book sales go back to help educate military entrepreneurs (or Milpreneurs).
We are here to help military spouses, like Jennifer, grow new and amazing businesses!
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