Keeping your mind focused and choosing to see the positive will allow you to connect the dots to better grow your business.
Rachel Jeanty began her distinguished career in corporate finance, holding positions from Investment Analyst to handling portfolios with assets under management of $17 billion dollar as a Fund Accountant for REITs. Developing an impressive track record for profit enhancements, Rachel launched Revival Management NYC – Talent Management & Brand Development firm leveraging her business acumen to broker, negotiate and procure partnerships with iconic brands such as Nike, Samsung and Seventeen for a dynamic roster of creative talents (fashion stylist, nail artist, make-up artist, style expert and influencers).
Knowing first hand the rigors and demands of career, life and family; Rachel became keenly aware that balance and more pointedly, wellness, was essential to her vitality. Since finding that balance is not always convenient, she founded Reserved + Polished.
Merging her love for wellness and beauty, Rachel’s on-demand, mobile service brings nontoxic and vegan-friendly treatments, designed to promote the balance that you need, whether it’s restorative or invigorating – to you.
Where did the idea for Reserved + Polished come from?
Reserved + Polished was created to simplify the process of accessing personalized and indulgent treatments by bringing them into your home, hotel, or workplace. This means you don’t have to sacrifice wellness and beauty, even if you have a busy life. I want self-care to become an accessible, automatic, integrated part of ones lifestyle.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
I normally schedule my to-do list the night before or on a Sunday evening.
Each day I get up and (try to) meditate for at least 10 minutes then pretty much start the day. I take breaks within my day to incorporate self-care practices (gym, reading, massage) that help me stay focused throughout the days/weeks.
What’s one trend that excites you?
I am a fan of CBD as a natural way to help me relax and unwind. Love how it’s now trending and brands are including it within beauty products.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Meditation or taking time out to unplug from everything. It clears my mind and allows me to be more creative and productive.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Be patient and enjoy the ride!
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Brick-and-mortar retail Is not dead. We’ll be seeing more brands opening store. Just not the way we were use to.
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Constantly focusing on the positive. Appreciate the small wins. Keeping your mind focused and choosing to see the positive will allow you to connect the dots to better grow your business.
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
Not being afraid to pivot from the original business model.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
Having a fallout with a business partner which caused us to close the company but I decided to move forward and start my own firm.
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Don’t have one that I’m willing to share (yet).
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Going out with friends. I think it was a bit more than $100. Self-care doesn’t have to be a solo thing. It’s also about the people you keep in your life, the support and enjoying the company.
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Our scheduling platform Acuity Scheduling. It helps us keep our bookings and follow-ups seamless.
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
The Lean Startup by by Eric Reis. It makes you really get out of your head about the product/service that you think is best or like to what the customers want. The methodology has helped us save some money.
What is your favorite quote?
One of my favorite quotes is: “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” – Unknown
As entrepreneurs we are not whole then our companies will definitely be affected.
- Be Patient
- Be Open To Change
- Appreciate the (small) wins
- Always set some time out to make yourself happy
Carlyn runs the day-to-day publishing operation here at ideamensch and interacts with our awesome customers and entrepreneurs. She is likely editing this with a cat on her lap.