THE DIARY OF A FASHIONPRENEUR
JAKE GRACE: ANNOINTED FOR BUSINESS
Jake Grace is a lady you dont want to miss, from her intelligence to her hunger for success, she is one of the few I call the confident women. She is a graduate of Computer Science but decided to move into the fashion business, she is the CEO of Jake collectibles a fashion company that is interested in making you look good. Without any iota of doubt this lady is really anointed for business. In this interview, Grace shares her story and also gave some tips to young entrepreneurs and dream chasers. I had plenty fun and I also learnt a lot from interviewing this amazing lady. I hope this adds value to your life.
Onome: What makes Jake Grace an amazing young lady?
Grace: Everything that makes me an awesome lady is centered on God. I am just one phenomenal person, that is daily working on my weaknesses to become the best God wants me to be.
Grace: I am a person of honesty, I value my credibility, I enjoy my space more…. lol
I treasure friendship, the little I have in my circle knows I can’t trade them for shekels of silvers.
Grace: Jake Grace is a lady who understands the importance of existence.
I am not there, but I am steps closer to what God wants me to be.
I want to look back years from now, FULFILLED.
I don’t want to be part of the people who came full and left same.
I want to leave Empty!
Grace: I am a FashionPreneur, a wardrobe shopper.
I do your shopping stress for you with just little amount
Grace: Sometimes, in 2013. I knew I had to take my self seriously and get more focused.
I just do my thing naturally, and I see it falling in line. I can’t remember precisely but all I know is my addition of clothing and accessories brings out a beautiful style everyone admires
Onome: I concur to that, aunty you can dress o
Onome: You studied computer science so how did fashionpreneur enter?
While everyone was enjoying writing plenty lines of jargons (its fetching them cool money though) but for me, at every back of my books were one calculation or the other, and the number of goods I wanted to order.
Programming is cool, but been a Fashionpreneur is the real cool!
Onome: Looking back right now has there really been a time you felt like quitting?
Grace: Yes, I quitted so many times.
I failed, I lost interest, at a point I squandered my Capital, I abandoned the business, I started and paused, I continued and I am still continuing.
One thing that keeps me going is “When God calls you to do it, he equips you! Each time I envisage the vision and emission of this “project” , I know I can’t give up!
This entrepreneur journey has been an exciting roller coaster
Onome: Yes ma’am
Grace: He is the real G. Take God away, then all left is chaff
Onome: What is the place of friendships and loved ones in business growth?
Grace: Business is Business. I do not trivialize my business for the sake of friendship and every other ships.
My Business has a life on its own while the Friendship, relationship and all other ships has its own life outside my business. Although, their input cannot be overemphasized when properly managed
Onome: So, who are your role models in the field and generally?
Grace: I follow the likes of Folorunsho Alakija, Mo Abudu. I do not yet have a physical rapport with them but their existence speaks volume. I admire them and I love them
Onome: what are the requirements for being a successful entrepreneur?
Grace: The first requirement to becoming a successful entrepreneur is having absolute passion and total belief in what you are trying to achieve. If you do not believe in what you are doing…….you will never be able to persuade anyone else to believe.
“Passion sustains you through the long dark nights”
Onome: Thank you so much for your time
Grace: Its an honour ma’am
“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. ” (Gail Devers).
I know that dreams and visions could scare anyone, there are times I look at my dreams and wonder if I could ever achieve them but like Grace said, God never called you to abandon you, He will definitely see you through. Keep your dreams alive and take them one at a time, dont be scared of starting small.
Your dreams are valid!
Life and Relationship Coach