Eva. Jane. Bunkley! What can I say? She is spiritual and realistic. She is creative and a uber successful entrepreneur. She has worked with the most prominent such as Emmy nominated, Judge Hatchett Show, as well as President Jimmy Carter, Usher, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tichina Arnold, Jennifer Holliday, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Charles S. Dutton, Cicely Tyson, Creflo and Taffi Dollar and many others but yet remains very humble. She is a wife, a mother, and a beloved faithful friend.
How did the world come to know Eva Jane Bunkley?
Eva Jane Bunkely, the inventor of The Makeup Bullet, has been self-employed since 1996. During this time she was already a successful make-up artist and was a burgeoning producer. Eva Jane holds dear the saying, “slow and steady wins the race”. She is very strategic in her brand and built her freelance business by purposefully making connections one face at a time. She strategically worked for four years in production because she knew that it would benefit her filmmaking career.
In 2003, Eva Jane Bunkley, wrote, produced, and directed her first documentary, “My Mother Was A Butterfly”, which in 2008 won 1st place in the KingDomWood Film Festival. Which was added to her two yes TWO Emmy Awards for her make-up artistry. What a dynamic woman!
Where does her CONFIDENCE lie?
Eva Jane knew that she was on to something special, but like anything, it took a while to come to fruition because she would pick it up and put it back down. She also talked to someone who she felt would be excited about the product, and was not. She said this made her doubt her invention, but she eventually spoke to someone else and they were just as excited as she was, so she felt that she was on to something. With this, Eva Jane gave sage advice by saying that [paraphrased] "...Sometimes when people are not buying into your business, you may be talking to the wrong people."
What advice does Eva Jane have for entrepeneurs?
"Make sure your idea is marketable. There are a lot of things you can do and some of those things are not necessarily good business ideas. Some things we love to do will never be profitable; therefore, it’s a hobby."
Make-Up, writing, directing, and producing are ways she expresses her creativity, but she also developed her craft and was able to parlay her gifts into profitable businesses.
Eva Jane advises that you keep your day job and begin to work on your business, or idea before making it full time to 'test the market'. She reminds us all too often people see where they want to go, but they compare their journey to other’s journey, when they really need to keep reaching for their goals.
Also, you can’t expect success overnight. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Not everyone is against you like you might feel at times. You have to make sure you are talking to the right people and keep realistic expectations.
How she does she do it ALL?
Eva Jane says she stays spiritually in tune, strives for discipline, remains motivated, and has realistic expectations. Sounds like the perfect plan for success.
Oh yeah, I ‘ve got my Make-Up Bullet and everyone comments on how great my makeup looks! Now get yours at http://themakeupbullet.com/.
Many years go by and the light that we had found early in our careers begins to dim. Not all of us experience this, but some of us suffer through this. We are no longer as passionate about what we once before were so passionate about. We dream of a new career or starting our own business, but the fear of the unknown grips us. The fear is not limited to that annoying voice that seems to always caution us on moving forward; it usually is your family and friends.
You perceive giving up tenure and trying something new will take you so far out from your comfort zone that you cannot fathom leaving your current situation. You have deceived yourself into thinking that you would be safer staying where you are with benefits and a steady paycheck. Or, you will have to take a severe pay cut to begin a new career. But is this really true?
Companies are always looking at ways to trim the fat. They are always trying to figure out how to do more with less. Also, some companies are looking at past work experience that will compliment different professions. Employers are looking for candidates who can be trained with a proven record of progressive soft skills that are invaluable in today’s workforce. Most HR professionals know that layoffs are eminent in today’s workforce, so we prepare ourselves by networking, networking, and oh yes; networking.
Nothing is guaranteed, so go for it. This does not mean you quit your job because of a great idea. No, it means you prepare. You research and make sure the idea is marketable. If you determine that it is, then you do not have to leave your job just yet. You can keep your day job, but make your business a side business. Let this be your new part-time gig.
Before you start applying for a job in a new profession, know your salary requirements. You should begin to save by eliminating unnecessary expenses. This will build a cushion while you transition. Usually, the pay cut is not as severe as first thought, but there will be some time spent learning and growing. Your passion will get you through the day, but be realistic on how low you can actually go regarding your salary. This way, you will have some security while you work on learning or growing your business.
You should also be able to determine whether this is a hobby or an actual business, but give yourself time to see how far you can go in your chosen career or new business. By taking the leap, you can at least say that you tried, and did so with courage. I hope you try and try again until you succeed. Just because it might not pan-out does not mean you should just give up on your dreams.
Just MyMoxie two cents!
Previously, I revealed an outline of a basic structure for progressive discipline in hopes you could use it as a foundation. You could add to the disciplines and rearrange according to the need of your business, however, I do not recommend implementing any less than the following:
If that goes well, then you can just state the date and a very brief description of the subject. For example, June 28th - tardiness. That is enough information. However, if the verbal discussion does not go well, then you have to make sure that you document the date and subject, but also add the reason the employee took exception to what was discussed. To be on the safe side send an email to Human Resources and/or your supervisor to alert others of how the employee received the verbal discussion if within a team environment.