What inspires me most about Epiphany is her realness, her raw/edgy demeanor and the transparency she shows in her brands and personal life. Her first book titled: Hood Girls Do It Better, was one of the realest books I've ever read. I can't wait to see what's in store for Epiphany and her future.
My name is Epiphany Kendell I am 28 and I'm a Sagittarius.... lmao that sounds like the bio of a dating site .... but ummm no, I'm a writer and motivator by heart and an esthetician by trade and God willing a future holistic nutritionist.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST REALIZE YOU WANTED TO BE A WRITER?
I've always known I wanted to be a writer. English, was my most successful subject. I've always kept a journal because my mom made me. She would say you don't have to tell people your business just write it down. Although that never worked because I loved to talk... too much!! But at the same time, I didn't really speak my mind about things so I'd write it down.
WHAT, ACCORDING TO YOU IS A FAVORITE PART OF BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR?
I love the freedom of being creative and doing things that make me feel alive and purposeful. I'm learning to be business and creative at the same time because there are times where I'm way to creative and not thinking of income.
WHAT’S THE BIGGEST LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED, AND WOULD PASS ALONG TO OTHERS JUST GETTING STARTED IN YOUR FIELD?
Write it down every other day, see your goals, say them out loud to yourself, study them, have pictures, cross off at least 1-2 goals a day. Focus on one thing at a time.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR NON-WORK-RELATED ACTIVITIES?
Watching YouTube, reading, planning, cooking, dating.
HOW DID YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR CAREER?
As a writer, I just know what my niche needs so I give it to them. The guidance from someone that's going to say what others are thinking or feeling. As for me being an esthetician, I went to Aveda for my esthetics license.
HOW DO YOU STAY UPDATED ON THE CURRENT TRENDS?
Oh I'm so bad with staying updated with trends. If I happen to log on and see what's up that's how I'll know. I go off of social media so much for long periods of time that when I log back on I'm always so lost.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
To be able to write, design HGDIB (Hood Girls Doing It Better) apparel while I run my spa business and help people eat to live.
WHAT ARE SOME OTHER THINGS YOU HAVE GOING ON?
That's pretty much it HGDIB (Hood Girls Doing It Better), skin and health
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE A BOOK?
As long as I need it to take... it's all about how much effort and energy I put into something. It can go from 3-6 months to 6 months-1yr longer or less.
WHAT IS YOUR WORK SCHEDULE LIKE WHEN YOU'RE WRITING?
I write on the train, before and after work, I write walking down the street and I take notes even on dates lol.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
To have HGDIB (Hood Girls Doing It Better) fully successful and my spa/beauty bar.
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS YOUR INTERESTING WRITING QUIRK?
Hmmmm I never actually paid attention...
ADVICE FOR THE UP-AND-COMING ENTREPRENEURS?
FOCUS ON ONE THING AT A TIME!! I could've been so much further had I did.
FAVORITE ALL TIME AUTHOR?
Karrine Steffans... ONLY because she intrigues me. Also, when she writes, she draws me in.
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